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Exclusive for Mail on Sunday readers: Tiptoe through Dutch tulips with TV expert Adam Frost


Exclusive for Mail on Sunday readers: Tiptoe through Dutch tulips with TV expert Adam Frost

Spring is the right season to go to the Netherlands as its seemingly countless flower fields burst into oceans of vibrant reds, oranges, pinks and yellows.

And on this memorable seven-day cruise along the Dutch and Belgian waterways, you’ll get to see the spectacular displays of tulips, daffodils and hyacinths in the corporate of landscape designer and Gardeners’ World presenter Adam Frost.

Guests can stay up for a captivating speak about Adam’s life and profession, he’ll answer your horticultural queries in a special query and answer session and also you’ll receive a signed copy of his latest book.

Waves of color: On The Mail on Sunday’s seven-day river cruise next spring, you may visit a few of Holland’s spectacular flower fields 

Adam may also accompany guests on an unforgettable visit to the stunning Gardens of Appeltern, situated between the Meuse and Waal rivers, where there are greater than inspirational 200 gardens laid out. 

He says: ‘Spring is a magical time of 12 months to go to, when the tulip displays are at their most beautiful, and I can’t wait to explore them alongside Mail on Sunday readers.’

On a visit to the 79-acre Keukenhof Gardens in Lisse, referred to as one in every of the biggest and most beautiful gardens on the earth, you’ll see hundreds of thousands of tulips, daffodils and hyacinths amid pretty lakes, trees and pavilions.

On the tour you'll travel along Amsterdam's beautiful canals and waterways (pictured)

On the tour you may travel along Amsterdam’s beautiful canals and waterways (pictured)


You will be joined by Adam Frost

You will probably be joined by Adam Frost 

Adam Frost has designed gardens worldwide and won seven gold medals on the Chelsea Flower Show. Adam is a presenter on Gardeners’ World, an RHS Ambassador for Education and the writer of three gardening books.

Out of your accommodation in Amsterdam you’ll travel along beautiful canals and waterways, having fun with picturesque views of the blooms and iconic windmills before crossing into Belgium to explore Antwerp where you’ll get the possibility to affix optional tours of Kalmthout Arboretum and Meise Botanic Garden.

Reasons to book

Exclusive events with Adam Frost: Adam will join excursions, talk exclusively about his life as a landscape gardener, answer your gardening questions and sign copies of his recent book.

Keukenhof Gardens visit: First proposed as a park in 1949, the gardens now feature greater than seven million flower bulbs planted yearly across 79 acres, including an incredible 800 varieties of tulip.

A classy river cruise: Sail on Arena River Cruises’ premier four-star ship the MS Arena, which boasts a fitness suite, sun deck, library and lounge bar, in addition to spacious cabins with floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows and balconies so that you don’t miss the ever-changing scenery passing by. The intense and spacious restaurant will develop into a favorite setting as you dine on freshly prepared dishes served by an attentive crew.

Visit Gardens of Appeltern: Be inspired by the gardens on display at Appeltern, an enormous collection of ‘idea gardens’ providing practical and artistic ideas for your personal outdoor spaces. You may also get the possibility to see Meise Botanic Garden in Antwerp, one in every of the world’s most extensive botanic gardens, boasting an infinite glasshouse stuffed with greater than 10,000 plant species.

Stay in Amsterdam: There’s plenty to do on this amazing city: spend time pedalling the canal towpaths, visit the Anne Frank museum or see the world’s largest Van Gogh collection.


  • Six nights’ full-board cruise, including a welcome drink, afternoon tea/coffee and cake, and late-evening snack.
  • Return travel to UK by coach (rail and air options available).
  • Tour to the Gardens of Appeltern with Adam Frost.
  • Exclusive talk and Q&A with Adam Frost.
  • Visit to Keukenhof Gardens.
  • Complimentary copy of Adam Frost’s book (one per booking).
  • Free wi-fi on board. 
  • Services of an Arena cruise manager.


Day 1 Travel to Amsterdam Day 2 Amsterdam Day 3 Kinderdijk to Dordrecht to Antwerp Day 4 Antwerp Day 5 Antwerp to Rotterdam Day 6 Rotterdam to Keukenhof to Amsterdam Day 7 Amsterdam to the UK


The dates: April 4 to 10, 2023. The value: Cruise only £849pp*. Travel by coach via Dover from £975pp*. Travel by air from £1,075pp*. Travel by Eurostar from £1,149pp*.

Call 01858 589 612, quoting TSAF0423MT. To seek out out more, visit mailtravel.co.uk/adamfrost.


*From price is per person, based on two people sharing an ordinary primary deck cabin, subject to availability. Price and itinerary correct at time of print but could also be subject to vary. Single complement applies. Deposit £350. Local charges comparable to tourist tax may apply. Within the case of unexpected circumstances, expert(s) could also be substituted, and any expert-led events could also be subject to vary. Expert(s) is not going to join you to your full trip duration unless otherwise stated. Travel insurance just isn’t included but required for many of our overseas trips, and needs to be taken out at time of booking. This holiday could also be sold through other chosen brands. Images used may not reflect your actual tour experience. Tour is operated by and subject to the booking conditions of Arena Tours Limited. 


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