Holland with Agricultural Highlights

Return to Previous Departs: 3/29/2019 Returns: 4/6/2019

9 Days | All Airfare Included

Spring flowers are in bloom as we discover the culture and heritage of this lovely country.


Tour Hosted by Bob Bosold WAXX 104.5 Farm Director

Bob Bosold has been the Farm Director at WAXX 104.5 for 40 years. Bob received the Farm Broadcaster of the Year award in 2002 and was recently inducted into the Wisconsin Broadcasters Hall of Fame. He also makes many appearances at farm related events, where he enjoys visiting with WAXX listeners. Bob spends much of his leisure time with his two sons.

Bob has hosted over 30 farm tours to many fascinating destinations including San Antonio, New Orleans, Alaska, California, Florida, Hawaii and New England. His international tours include Italy, China, Railroading in the Rockies, Austria & Germany, Switzerland, Australia, Ireland, New Zealand and Holland. Bob's enthusiasm, humor, agricultural expertise and farming experiences will add to the enjoyment of your vacation. 

Join Bob and WAXX 104 listeners on this fabulous trip of a lifetime.

Daily Itinerary Items

Day 1 : Fly to Holland
We board our flight to the Netherlands. Excitement builds as we cross the Atlantic Ocean.


Day 2 : Windmills & Dairy Cows
We arrive in Amsterdam and meet our European guide and driver. Step back in time at our first stop at Zaanse Schans, an open-air museum that brings Dutch heritage to life. Traditional buildings and restored windmills demonstrate the villages that once dotted the land. Visit the museum, wander the village, explore the working mills, and watch artisans make cheese, wooden shoes, and other traditional crafts. After lunch we explore Polderzicht, a dairy farm with Holstein cows owned by the Korrel family. Tonight we get to know our fellow traveling companions at a Welcome Dinner. L,D


Day 3 : Grand Amsterdam
After breakfast, visit the Anne Frank House and see where Anne Frank went into hiding and wrote World War II's most famous diary. Next we join our guide for a walking tour of Amsterdam, whose 70 islands are connected by 50 miles of canals and 1000 bridges. We dine on a traditional Dutch lunch. After, enjoy a narrated boat ride and explore the canals, floating past gabled warehouses, arched bridges, and colorful boathouses. B,L


Day 4 : Aalsmeer Floral Auction
Experience the wonder of the world’s largest flower auction in Aalsmeer, where 20 million flowers from suppliers as far away as South America and Africa trade hands every day in a facility as large as 100 football fields. Learn how modernized livestock practices are improving swine hygiene and welfare at the Hy-Care Barn of Schippers in Bladel. Then travel south to the idyllic and lively town of Valkenburg, stopping at the picturesque village of Thorn on the way. Dinner is at Chateau St. Gerlach, a historic monastery converted into a luxurious boutique estate. We stay in Valkenburg this evening. B,L,D


Day 5 : Marvelous Maastricht
Today we visit to the Cemetery of Margraten, home to fallen American armed forces in World War II, and lay flowers on the graves of heroes. Next, we enter the city of Maastricht, the birthplace of the Euro currency. Maastricht lies on the Belgian border and is one of the Netherlands’ oldest cities. We’ll go on a walking tour of the city, seeing the Stokstraat Quarter, Our Beloved Lady Church, the old city walls, and churches on the Vrijthof Square. After lunch, tour a Belgian brewery and taste the local flavors! Travel by rail to the Diepensteyn Stud Farm to learn about its draught horses and explore the nearby castle. We have dinner and overnight in Bruges. B


Day 6 : Beauty in Bruges 
Begin the day with a walking tour of Bruges, a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its decorated houses, guild halls, churches, and canals. Our walking tour of the "Venice of the North" includes the Beguinage housing complex, the Church of Our Lady and its statue of Michelangelo, the romantic and tranquil Lake of Love, and more. There is time to browse lace and chocolate shops and have lunch before we cross back into the Netherlands to the city of Rotterdam, Europe’s largest port. Here we explore an experimental floating farm that resides in Rotterdam's harbor. Tonight we have dinner and overnight in Delft. B,D


Day 7 : Gouda
Depart for the city of Gouda and tour its spectacular cheese market and learn about its centuries-old cheese trade. Go on a walking tour of Gouda and see its major historic sites including the 15th century town hall. Join a stroopwafel-making workshop and tour the Farm Aantjes in Vlist. Dinner and overnight in Delft. B


Day 8 : Keukenhof, The Garden of Europe
The world’s largest spring garden is ours to explore today. At Keukenhof, seven million blooming flowers in 800 varieties are on display across nearly 80 acres, including tulips, daffodils, and hyacinths. This breathtaking tour highlight features several romantic landscapes and thematic gardens in beautiful arrangements. Next we visit the city of Delft, famous for Delftware, the iconic brand of blue and white pottery. We tour De Porceleyne Fles, Delft’s 350 year-old earthenware factory, and learn about the history and techniques surrounding this iconic line of pottery. Later, join your traveling companions for a Holiday Vacations Farewell Dinner at the Kurhaus in Scheveningen, a historic beachside hotel. B,D


Day 9 : Return Home
We return to the United States with wonderful memories of our springtime getaway in Europe. B


B - Breakfast; CB - Continental Breakfast; L - Lunch; D - Dinner;T - Tea

Additional Tour Information

Your Holiday Vacations Experience Includes 
 All airfare,  fuel surcharges, government fees, airport & departure taxes 
• Holiday Vacations Tour Director
• Experienced European Guide
• Motorcoach and professional driver and guide
• Baggage handling at hotels
 $100 travel voucher for a future tour


14 Excellent Meals Featuring
• Authentic Dutch lunch in Amsterdam
• Dinner at Chateau St. Gerlach in Valkenburg
• Farewell Dinner at the Kurhaus of Scheveningen, The Hague


All Accommodations Featuring
• 2 nights in North Amsterdam
• 1 night at the Hotel Voncken, Valkenburg
• 1 night at the Hotel Academie, Bruges
• 3 nights in Deft


Attractions & Highlights
• Zaanse Schans open-air museum
• Amsterdam walking tour and canal boat ride
• The Anne Frank House
• Cemetery of Margraten
• The Palm brewery tour
• Diepensteyn Stud Farm
• Bruges guided walking tour
• Gouda city tour
• Delft pottery factory tour


Agricultural Highlights
• Polderzicht dairy farm
• Aalsmeer Flower Auction
• Hy-Care Barn of Schippers Bladel
• Rotterdam floating dairy farm
• Gouda cheese market
• Farm Aantjes, Vlist
• Keukenhof garden exhibition

Tour Pricing

Category - Occupancy Price (Per Person)
Airports - Double $5499
Airports - Single $6399

Final Payment Date: 1/13/2019

Free Travel Shows! Join us and receive a $100 coupon!

Eau Claire
Wednesday, November 14
Holiday Vacations Conference Center
2727 Henry Ave.
10 am, 2 pm & 7 pm

Marshfield
Thursday, November 15
Holiday Inn Hotel & Conference Center
750 South Central Ave.
10 am & 1 pm

 


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Itinerary ID:60144681 | Tour Code: INHQ0329191
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