Holland, Michigan at Tulip Time
With Frederik Meijer Gardens
With Frederik Meijer Gardens
May 12-14, 2022 | Thu / Sat – 3 Days
Saugatuck | Holland | Grand Rapids
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. See The Texas Tenors! Their live performances combine a classical country feel with original songs and familiar covers. Also enjoy the show FiddleFire; formed from members of the Panning family. Their diverse instrumentation includes fiddles, guitar, string bass, mandolin, percussion, and dancing feet! 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.
Thu, May 12: Depart Indianapolis by motorcoach for 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 into your accommodations then spend your evening at Nelis Dutch Village, where you’ll Hungry Dutchman Cafe. Tonight attend a concert by FiddleFire. Fiddlefire shares their exceptional musical talent, humor, and charm to sold-out crowds. This band, formed from members of the Panning family, virtuosically performs a variety of genres with their own folksy twist. (Meal: Dinner)
Fri, May 13: 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 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. Tonight enjoy dinner with your fellow travelers as well as a live performance by The Texas Tenors. These annual favorites at Tulip Time are most known for their appearances on America’s Got Talent and America’s Got Talent: The Champions. Their live performances combine a classical country feel with original songs and familiar covers. (B,D)
Sat, May 14: 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. Take a narrated tram tour through the exquisite sculpture garden showcasing art from sculptors of the late 19th century to the present. 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. 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.
* Subject to change due to increase in exchange rate or fuel surcharge
Ambassadair Trip #8381
Deposit Per Person: $200
Final Payment: 3/2/2022
Cancellation Fee Per Person: Booking-71 Days: $100; 70-0 Days: No Refund
Trip Insurance: Optional Trip Insurance available through Travel Insured International. To purchase, click here. Questions? Call Travel Insured at 866-684-0218.
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