Explore Chester, Clogs and the Windmills of Holland

Thursday 3rd October - Thursday 10th October 2019

Join us on this wonderful 8-day holiday and enjoy the beautiful windmills in Holland, the traditions of the Dutch countryside with the vibrant city atmosphere in Amsterdam. Immerse yourself in the true Dutch culture with a visit to Zaanse Schans village famous for its cheese and clog-making, take a canal cruise in Amsterdam, learn about the windmills of Holland and explore the markets of Rotterdam.

Your 8-day holiday includes:

  • Return Luxury Coach Transport with Return Ferry from Ireland to the UK
  • Return Overnight Ferry with Cabins from the UK to Holland
  • Professional Driver & Guide who will act as Tour Managers for the group
  • 5 Nights Hotel Accommodation
  • Full Breakfast on 7 mornings
  • Evening meal on 7 Evenings
  • Visit to Barnsdale Gardens
  • Guided Tour at the Wedgewood Pottery Museum
  • Visit to Volendam, Amsterdam, Rotterdam and the Island of Marken
  • Guided City Tour in Amsterdam
  • Amsterdam Canal Cruise
  • Entry to Zaanse Schans Traditional Dutch Village


Day 1
Board your luxury coach and travel by ferry to the UK, with your first overnight stay in the city of Chester.

Day 2
After a leisurely breakfast we depart Chester and travel towards Harwich on the eastern UK coast. Along the way we will be visiting Barnsdale Gardens, which boasts 38 individually designed gardens to wander around. Later in the evening we will board the ferry at Harwich for the overnight crossing to the Netherlands.

Day 3
The ferry will dock in the early morning at the Hook of Holland, from there we make our way to the beautiful town of Volendam, where we will be based for the next three nights. In the afternoon we take the short boat ride from Volendam to the Island of Marken and visit the authentic Wooden Shoe Factory and learn about clog-making.

Day 4
Today we will be visiting Amsterdam. Begin with a tour of this beautiful city centre with our English-speaking guide. In the afternoon we shall enjoy a canal cruise and have the opportunity to see the city by boat.

Day 5
This morning the group will have the chance to visit Volendam at leisure and in the afternoon we will visit Zaanse Schans traditional village. This fishing village is a living and working museum of Dutch life, with traditional clog and cheese making and iconic Dutch windmills.

Day 6
After breakfast we depart Volendam and make our way to Rotterdam. Enjoy some free time in Rotterdam and visit the famous Markthal Indoor Market before boarding our ferry for the overnight sailing back to Harwich.

Day 7
We arrive in to Harwich early and begin the return journey to Chester. On the way we shall stop in Stoke-on-Trent, known for its pottery industry, and enjoy a guided tour at the Wedgewood Pottery Museum. Overnight in Chester.

Day 8
After breakfast we travel to Holyhead for the return ferry to Ireland after a memorable few days.

*€199 Single Supplement


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