This exclusive garden journey departs May 7-16, 2018.
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Have you ever dreamed of travelling with host Eric Johnson and the GardenSMART film crew to see the secret gardens of Holland and Belgium?
Enjoy a River Cruise aboard the privately chartered 160-guest Amadeus Silver III. See the canals and waterways of Holland, Belgium and Bruges on a magnificent 10-day journey.
Our glorious cruise will showcase the magnificent art and architecture, spellbinding gardens and enchanting medieval villages. See immense windmills, fields of flowers, and other cultural traditions of the Low Countries as we cruise along intimate canals and rivers throughout Amsterdam and Ghent.
And…see it all with Eric Johnson and a team of GardenSMART and local experts.
Some of the highlights include:
Gardens: Enjoy Holland's spectacular spring flower season amid the world-renowned Keukenhof Gardens where more than 7 million tulips, daffodils and spring flowers are expected to be in bloom across this 79-plus acre park. The formal garden of the Palace Het Loo is known for its dramatic fountains and likened to Versailles. Explore the Utrecht Botanical Gardens featuring more than 6,000 plant species collected over the past 350 years.
See Amsterdam's historic canals, lined with 16th and 17th century gabled row houses, which have long been a designated World Heritage site.
Admire works by Vincent Van Gogh and masterpieces by Peter Paul Ruebens in Antwerp, a city where the 16th century Grote Markt features beautifully preserved guildhalls that once bustled with merchants and tradesman.
Visit the World Heritage site of treasured architecture, virtually untouched since the 15th century and one of the best-preserved medieval cities in Europe. Enjoy this charming town built around a double ring of picturesque canals and connected by arched footbridges.
By Susan Martin for Proven Winners,
Photographs courtesy of Proven Winners
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