Monday 8th – Friday 12th April 2019
Experience Belgium in its springtime bloom on this 5-day trip to Brussels. Combining visits to the Floralia Spring Flower Exhibition and the Royal Greenhouses of Laeken, this botanical trip to Belgium will be an unforgettable experience for members of the Trefoil Guild.
When you’re not soaking up the city’s tranquil, flower-coated oasis, you can explore the top sights of Belgium’s vibrant capital with visits to the iconic Grand Place and the many fascinating galleries and museums.
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*Prices are per paying passenger and based on 2 people sharing a twin room and a minimum of 40 paying passengers.
Travel by coach from a central meeting point in London and arrive in Belgium in time for an evening meal at your hotel.
Spend the day at the Royal Greenhouses of Laeken, admiring the colourful flowers in full bloom. Explore the many greenhouses in the compound (which has an appearance of a glass city!) and stroll through the parks and gardens, admiring a range of stunning species, from geraniums to tropical plants. This visit will surely inspire your love of horticulture!
After your day exploring the collection of weird and wonderful plant species, you will return to the hotel for an evening meal.
Today, you will visit the Floralia spring flower exhibition, set in the park and greenhouses of the castle of Grand Bigard. The park of 14 hectares incorporates a vast range of spring bulb varieties; there are almost 400 varieties of tulips alone! Enjoy a guided tour of the exhibition beginning with a short history of the castle, followed by a guided walk through the most interesting flowers at the Floralia.
Return to the hotel for an evening meal.
Today you will enjoy a day at leisure in Brussels. We recommend visiting Grand Place before seeking out one of the city’s fascinating museums, such as Musees Royaux des Beaux-arts or Musee Magritte Annexe, and if you haven’t already picked up your souvenirs from the trip, now is a great time to do so!
Return to the hotel for your evening meal and an early night ahead of your journey home tomorrow.
Following breakfast at the hotel, you will board the coach and begin your return journey home.
Itinerary subject to change prior to departure.
Situated less than a 20-minute walk from the city centre, the Park Inn Radisson offers modern en suite rooms that are fully equipped with TV, air conditioning and tea/coffee making facilities. With an on-site bar and grill and a garden and terrace, there is plenty of space to relax at the Park Inn.