About the tour: Floralies Ghent & Floralia

Join us on this wonderful short break to Belgium to enjoy the horticultural treasures of Floralies Ghent. Taking place every four years, this colourful exhibition is a must-see, with over 500,000 types of flowers and plants all under the same roof! We combine your visit with an included excursion to Floralia, the spring flower exhibition in the park and greenhouses at the castle of Groot Bijgaarden, near Brussels.

Tour Includes


  • 3 or 4 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • Convenient local joining points

Departure Dates

Once you have booked your tour either online, or by telephone ( 1300 811 500 ), you have the flexibility of how you pay off the remainder of your balance. You can:

  • Use our balance payment facility online to make and track your card payments. You can pay as much as you want up until your final due date or pay it all, the choice is yours.
  • Send payments via online banking.
  • Send payments via cheque.
  • Call us and make a card payment, either a small amount or as lump sum until your final due date.

Our contact and online banking payment details will be on your confirmation invoice to remind you of your choices.

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Tour Itinerary

Certain excursions are included in the price of your holiday. If you choose not to go on an included excursion, for whatever reason, no refunds will be made.
Yes, you will receive one with your Travel Documents, which are sent 7-10 days before departure.
We believe that our holidays may not be suitable for children under 8 years old however, we will consider individual requests on application. Customers aged 18 and under at the time of travel must be accompanied by an adult, parent or guardian aged over 18 years old.
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For your convenience, you may choose to start this tour in the UK or at the first city in Europe.

See the city of Ghent burst into bloom and a sea of colour.

Taking place every four years, Floralies opens its doors in early May 2020 at Ghent's Citadelpark, drawing inspiration from the great artist Van Eyck. The theme for 2020 is 'My Paradise, a Global Garden'. This flower and plant exhibition showcases some of the finest horticultural treasures. The first exhibition took place in a pub in 1809 where around 50 plants competed for the honour.

Over the years the event has built up a strong reputation for itself as the must-attend exhibition of the horticultural industry in Belgium.

More than 500,000 types of plants and flowers can all be found under one roof, with the indoor gardens spanning over 1.5 hectares. It's no wonder that Ghent is regarded as the 'Flower Capital of Belgium'

  • Included meals: Breakfast
Citadelpark
Citadelpark

Included Highlights

  • Floralies Ghent

This morning, our included excursion takes us to Floralia, the spring flower exhibition in the park and greenhouses at the castle of Groot Bijgaarden. The park, which is approximately 14 hectares in size, incorporates many spring bulb varieties. The castle’s gardeners plant by hand, under direction from The Netherlands, more than one million bulbs. See tulips, lilies, narcissi, daffodils and numerous botanical varieties. A sea of muscari, wild tulips, violets, azaleas and rhododendrons spreads out under the ancient trees.

  • Included meals: Breakfast
Groot-Bijgaarden
Groot-Bijgaarden & Floralia

Included Highlights

  • Groot-Bijgaarden & Floralia

If you are leaving the tour in Europe, you will say farewell to the group after breakfast this morning. If you joined the tour in the UK, today you will return and continue to your original joining point.

  • Included meals: Breakfast

For your convenience, you may choose to start this tour in the UK or at the first city in Europe.

See the city of Ghent burst into bloom and a sea of colour.

Taking place every four years, Floralies opens its doors in early May 2020 at Ghent's Citadelpark, drawing inspiration from the great artist Van Eyck. The theme for 2020 is 'My Paradise, a Global Garden'. This flower and plant exhibition showcases some of the finest horticultural treasures. The first exhibition took place in a pub in 1809 where around 50 plants competed for the honour.

Over the years the event has built up a strong reputation for itself as the must-attend exhibition of the horticultural industry in Belgium.

More than 500,000 types of plants and flowers can all be found under one roof, with the indoor gardens spanning over 1.5 hectares. It's no wonder that Ghent is regarded as the 'Flower Capital of Belgium'.

  • Included meals: Breakfast
Citadelpark
Citadelpark

Included Highlights

  • Floralies Ghent

This morning, we will visit the Botanic Garden in Meise, one of the largest botanical gardens in Europe in the morning of Day Three. This will be followed by an afternoon visit to the Royal Greenhouses of Laeken, open to the public for only three weeks a year.

  • Included meals: Breakfast

Today we enjoy an included excursion to Bruges. With its quaint, historic buildings and network of canals, it is one of the architectural gems of Europe.

  • Included meals: Breakfast
Bruges
Bruges

Included Highlights

  • Bruges

If you are leaving the tour in Europe, you will say farewell to the group after breakfast this morning. If you joined the tour in the UK, today you will return and continue to your original joining point.

  • Included meals: Breakfast

Floralies Ghent & Floralia

Book online OR call our friendly travel advisers on:
1300 811 500

Accommodation

If you prefer, then you can join the tour at the hotel. To do this, we will require a copy of your passport for identification purposes and you must advise us at the time of booking.

No reduction will be given if you should choose to do this.

All hotel rooms benefit from private bathroom facilities.
Some hotels have tea and coffee making facilities. Please check the tour pages for more information or call our Customer Service Department on 1300 811 500.
Most hotels have a lift, please call our Customer Service Department on 1300 811 500 for more information.
Some hotels have ground floor rooms. Please email for information on individual hotels or call our Customer Service Department on 1300 811 500.
Your hotels will supply towels in your room.

We are unable to guarantee that the hotel will be able to meet your dietary requirements. We find that the majority of European countries do not generally cater for vegetarians and that the meal supplied may well be what everyone else is having minus the meat.

We will of course endeavour to arrange for a vegetarian meal at the hotel. We do however suggest that you advise us of your dietary requests at the time of booking and recommend that you speak to the receptionist on arrival with regard to your request.

4-Day Break
You will stay for three nights at a minimum 3-star hotel in Belgium, such the Tower Hotel or Ibis Aalst Centrum in Aalst, Novotel Leuven Centrum in Leuven, or the Hotel Olympia in Bruges.

5-Day Break
You will stay for four nights at the 4-star Hotel Weinebrugge on the outskirts of Bruges. The hotel has a bar, restaurant and a lift.