Holland, Michigan at Tulip Time

With Frederik Meijer Gardens

  • Date

    May 10-13, 2023 | Wed / Sat – 4 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. See the celebrated musical act Girl Named Tom, the sibling trio that were the 2021 winners of NBC’s The Voice. Also see multi-platinum country entertainer Sara Evans. 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. Also visit a hidden Michigan gem, the Gilmore Car Museum, dedicated to celebrating the history of America through automobiles.

HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE

  • Tickets to two delightful Tulip Time Festival performances
  • Explore Windmill Island Gardens
  • Visit Veldheer Tulip Farm
  • Take a Holland city tour
  • Enjoy Nelis Dutch Village
  • Explore Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park

PACKAGE INCLUDES

  • Roundtrip motorcoach transportation from Indianapolis
  • Escorted
  • 3 nights accommodations
  • Breakfast daily
  • 3 lunches, 1 dinner
  • Sightseeing and admissions per itinerary
  • Hotel baggage handling

Wed, May 10: Depart Indianapolis by motorcoach for Grand Rapids, Michigan to discover 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. After your visit continue on to Holland and see more beautiful greenery at 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 in the heart of downtown Holland before enjoying a delicious tulip themed dinner at local favorite restaurant. (Meal: Lunch, Dinner)

Thu, May 11: Following breakfast this morning, 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. Back downtown, enjoy free time to explore the Marktplaats (“Marketplace”) with Dutch inspired food, arts and crafts, or poke around in the downtown area shops around the hotel.

Later this afternoon, 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. This evening, you’ll have included tickets to one of the Tulip Time Festival concerts, Girl Named Tom. This sibling trio were champions of NBC’s The Voice in 2021. Their homegrown style combines the classics with pop artists of today. (B)

Fri, May 12: Today visit Nelis Dutch Village, where you’ll step back in time to explore and admire Dutch culture and heritage as well as a delicious lunch at the Hungry Dutchman Cafe. Then explore the Tulip Immersion Garden, a display of over 50,000 tulips created by world renowned Dutch horticulturist Ibo Gülsen that tells the story of how the Tulip Time Festival came to be a part of Holland, Michigan’s heritage. Then attend another Tulip Time Festival performance. See Sara Evans, multi-platinum entertainer and one of the top played female artists on country radio for the past 20 years. Her hits have earned her the prestigious an Academy of Country Music Top Female vocalist accolade as well as numerous American Music Awards, Billboard Music Awards, Country Music Association, CMT and Grammy Awards nominations. (B,L,D)

Sat, May 13: Say goodbye to the beautiful town of Holland and stop for a visit to the Gilmore Car Museum. With over 500 vintage and collector vehicles and motorcycles along with several historic buildings this is the largest auto museum in all of North America! Explore exhibits ranging from tin toy cars to one dedicated to the evolution of America’s sports car: the Corvette. Make sure to refuel at their authentic 1941 diner before departing to Indianapolis. (B,L)

Haworth Hotel & Conference Center. Nestled at the heart of downtown Holland and Hope College’s lively campus, this hotel offers a great location and comfortable rooms for your stay. Highlights: In-room refrigerator • complimentary WiFi Internet access • on-site coffee shop • fitness center.

PRICING

  • Complete Package
  • Double P/P – $1,329
  • Triple P/P – $1,219
  • Single – $1,699

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

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