Holland, Michigan at Tulip Time

With Frederik Meijer Gardens

  • Date

    May 6-8, 2021  | Thu / Sat – 3 Days

  • Location

    Saugatuck | Holland | Grand Rapids

Overview

The beauty of springtime in Michigan envelopes you on this adventure. 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. Tour the city with a local guide and see the tulips decorating city parks, public attractions, and six miles of tulip lanes through Holland’s historic district and neighborhoods. Immerse yourself in Dutch heritage and culture at the Nelis Dutch Village. Visit Windmill Island Gardens and explore its manicured plantings, dikes, canals, and the only authentic operating Dutch windmill in the United States. Lovers of art and nature will find plenty of enjoyment strolling through the botanical gardens in Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, all the while taking in the delightful fragrances.

HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE

  • Explore Windmill Island Gardens
  • Visit Veldheer Tulip Farm
  • Holland city tour
  • Enjoy Nelis Dutch Village
  • Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture park

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 6: Depart Indianapolis by motorcoach, stopping in Saugatuck, Michigan, a quaint lakeside town rich with character and culture—the perfect place for lunch and some free time. Continue to Holland and 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 before spending your evening at Nelis Dutch Village, where you’ll step back in time to explore and admire Dutch culture and heritage as well as a delicious dinner at their Hungry Dutchman Cafe. (Meal: Dinner)

Fri, May 7: 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 the Dutch Costume Exhibit and Dutch inspired food, arts and crafts. Spend some free time in the downtown area shops as well. 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. Enjoy dinner with a view of the water and the Michigan Maritime Museum’s tall ship; Friends Good Will, docking nearby. Return to the hotel following the meal. (B,D)

Sat, May 8: Depart Holland for nearby Grand Rapids, Michigan for a walk in the park. Not just any park, but the famed, 185-acre campus of the Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park. Enjoy lunch and time on your own to stroll through the indoor and outdoor gardens including 15,000 square feet of tropical flora, carnivorous plants, Victorian era flowers, and seasonal flowers. Meander through quiet walkways and meadows while enjoying the shade garden and relish the tranquility while perusing the 8-acres of the Japanese garden. Meet back up for a narrated tram tour through the exquisite sculpture garden showcasing art from sculptors of the late 19th century to the present. Depart for Indianapolis following the visit. (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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