Holland, Michigan’s Tulip Time Festival

  • Date

    May 7-9, 2020  | Thu / Sat – 3 Days

  • Location

    Saugatuck | Holland

Overview

Since 1929, the small town of Holland, Michigan has celebrated its Dutch heritage and culture and each spring it blossoms with literally millions of tulips. In addition to tulips decorating city parks, public attractions, and six miles of tulip lanes through Holland’s historic district and neighborhoods, the festival features parades, concerts, theatre productions, and traditional Dutch dance performances, attractions, and food. Attend the Tulip Time Festival, a celebration of Dutch heritage and culture. Be entertained with two festival shows: Gladys Knight, and the FiddleFire Show . Visit Windmill Island Gardens and explore its manicured plantings, dikes, canals, and the only authentic operating Dutch windmill in the United States. Tour the city with a local guide, and view the grand finale parade.

Hear what past guests have to say about traveling with Ambassadair

“A relaxing view of Holland Michigan’s cultural history mixed with a lesson in Tulips and throw in a bit of musical fun.”

“Beautiful flowers, excellent accommodations and good programming.”

“Everything is planned and organized which makes the trip very pleasant and enjoyable.”

HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE

  • Explore Windmill Island Gardens
  • Visit Veldheer Tulip Farm
  • Holland city tour
  • See 2 festival shows: the Fiddle Fire Show and Gladys Knight
  • Premium bleacher seating for Muziekparade — the grand finale parade of the festival

PACKAGE INCLUDES

  • Roundtrip motorcoach transportation from Indianapolis
  • Escorted
  • 2 nights accommodations
  • Breakfast daily
  • 2 dinners
  • Sightseeing and admissions per itinerary
  • Hotel baggage handling

Thu, May 7: Depart Indianapolis by motorcoach, stopping in Saugatuck, Michigan. Upon arrival in Holland visit Veldheer Tulip Farm, showcasing more than five million tulips, plus thousands of daffodils, hyacinths, and crocuses in the spring. There is also a wooden shoe factory and a Delftware production facility where you can watch the world-famous Dutch pottery being molded, fired, hand-decorated, and glazed. Check in to the hotel then head for dinner and the FiddleFire Show which includes new arrangements from classical to up-beat fiddle tunes. (Meal: Dinner)

Fri, May 8: Take a tour of the Holland area with a costumed guide and learn the history of this famous town and its Tulip Time Festival. Colorful stops along the way provide many photo opportunities. Explore the Marktplaats (“Marketplace”) with Dutch-inspired wares and entertainment such as wooden shoe carvings and klompen dancing, and spend some free time in the downtown area. Enjoy dinner at a local restaurant before seeing the Legendary Empress of Soul, Gladys Knight. A tireless performer, this seven-time Grammy winning artist has enjoyed #1 hits in Pop, Gospel, R&B and Adult Contemporary. (B,D)

Sat, May 9: Visit Windmill Island Gardens, featuring a 250-year-old working Dutch windmill, De Zwaan (“graceful bird”), which towers over the 36-acre property of manicured gardens, dikes, canals, and more than 150,000 tulips. The gardens are also the home of an antique Dutch carousel and the Posthouse museum, an exact replica of a 14th-century wayside inn. Then take your seat for the Muziekparade (“music parade”), the grand finale of the festival, with local and national marching bands, floats, giant helium balloons, horses, and Dutch klompen dancers. Depart for home after the parade. (B)

Hampton Inn Holland Hotel & Suites, Holland, Michigan.

Recently remodeled, the hotel is conveniently located for festival events. Highlights: in-room coffee/tea maker, microwave and mini-refrigerator • complimentary high-speed Internet access • indoor pool and hot tub • outdoor year-round hot tub • fitness center.

PRICING

  • Complete Package
  • Double P/P – $679
  • Triple P/P – $629
  • Single – $839

* Subject to change due to increase in exchange rate or fuel surcharge

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