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Meet near Central Station 30 minutes before your selected departure time to begin your self-guided tour of Holland's colorful Keukenhof Park. After boarding an air-conditioned coach, you will travel through an area just south of Amsterdam, famous for its flower industry and farmers. During springtime the flower fields boast fantastic colors and delicious fragrances. Driving through this region to the world renowned flower park, Keukenhof is a real treat as this park is one of the largest flower parks in the world. Over 30 gardeners work for months to plant more than 7 million flowers, including tulips, hyacinths, and daffodils. Explore the gardens at your own pace and observe the beautiful arrangements of flowers as they are planted to reflect a different theme every year. After 3.5-hours of park time, you will be returned back to your original departure point in Amsterdam.
Day 1. After you are picked up in the morning from your hotel in Ulaanbaatar, you will be driven to Semi Gobi Sand Dunes /280 km/, a semi-desert type beautiful landscape with big sand dunes. Your lunch will be served at a suitable spot on the way. The mountain is home to hundreds of birds, deer and gazelle. You will be able to go hiking around the area or ride a camel for a couple of hours to the small sand dunes nearby called “Elsen Tasarkhai".Later, you will visit a local nomad family where you will have an opportunity to experience their way of life, their culture and traditions. Overnight at nomad family. Day 2. After breakfast with nomad family we drive to National Park Hustai Nuruu /180km/. We will explore the extraordinary spot where the Asian wild horse grazes, having been reintroduced from Holland in a framework of an international project. After lunch in the park, we will visit a local horseman’s family. There, you can experience their way of life, culture and traditions. Evening we will arrive in Ulaanbaatar.
DAY 1: This evening, mingle with other group members at a meet and greet reception hosted by our Tour Manager, a destination specialist.DAY 2: Board an exclusive Chicago Architecture Foundation’s photography river cruise, designed for the photographer, or photographer at heart. This afternoon, choose between a walking tour and learn the basics of Chicago’s sinful history, all the way from the city’s first vice district, to Capone, Prohibition and the mob. Explore the basics of different beer styles and beer’s influence on criminal enterprises, especially during Prohibition. Or choose to glide along the Lakefront on your very own Segway, through the fragrant floral paths and rose gardens of Grant Park to the Museum Campus. Tonight, visit Kingston Mines. Kingston Mines is the largest and oldest continuously operating blues club in Chicago. Its two stages have been graced by the likes of Junior Wells and scores of other musical greats.DAY 3: Travel to Holland, on the shore of Lake Michigan. The Dutch heritage is plain to see in the traditional Dutch architecture and ambiance. Stroll the quaint downtown and enjoy its galleries, shops and eateries. Continue north to the Leelanau Peninsula. Here we visit some of the peninsulas noted wineries. The evening is spent in Traverse City.DAY 4: Board the ferry to Mackinac Island. The entire island is listed as a National Historic Landmark and is well known for its wide variety of architectural styles, including the Victorian Grand Hotel and its ban on all motor vehicles.Day 5: You can explore Mackinac Island your way. Bicycles and horse-drawn carriages are the only modes of transportation here. You can pick up a bicycle and gear, along with trail maps guiding you on various routes throughout the island. Or relax on a guided horse-drawn carriage instead.Day 6: Michigan ranks fifth in the nation in the number of breweries, microbreweries and brewpubs. Late afternoon we make the ferry crossing across Lake Michigan to Wisconsin. Tonight, visit Milwaukee's most unique downtown food destination, the Milwaukee Public Market.Day 7: Visit the Milwaukee Riverwalk and Milwaukee Art Museum. Tour past the elegant mansions along Lake Michigan with numerous photo opportunities at the city’s most unique landmarks. Take in City Hall, the Milwaukee Art Museum, North Point Light-house, Miller Park, the Historic Third Ward and more. This afternoon visit the Harley Davidson Museum. Enjoy a final night dinner together at a Bavarian Bierhaus. Day 8: Arrive in Oak Park, once the home of Frank Lloyd Wright where he designed and built some of his earliest buildings. Tour the Wright home and see the birth-place of Ernest Hemingway before time for lunch in the village.
ROTTERDAM and THE HAGUE, as well as wonderfull sightings of historical DELFT and to top it, the greatest attraction of Holland, MADURODAM. Following a short drive departing from Amsterdam you’ll tour through the city of Rotterdam contemplating in awe it’s amazing skyline, which is world famous for it’s ultra-modern avant-garde architecture. For a better view of the city you can enjoy the cities incredible architecture from the top of the EUROMAST, over 600 foot high! In DELFT, known for it’s charming and friendly city center, with it’s beatifull canals, good restaurants and historic quaint housesyou can visit the 17th century pottery factury. DELFT is the city of the famous blue and white pottery, DELFTS BLUE, earhenware. After a lunch break you’ll be heading to THE HAGUE where the DUTCH capital parliament in the INNER COURT resides. After the THE HAGUE city tour you can stroll at your leasure through the miniature city MADURODAM and have a look in detail at the dutch most famous buildings and sites, as amazingly cute well designed miniatures. During your trip your guide will inform and tell you about the history of the Dutch marvals and original sightings, as you go along enjoying your day. At the end of your tour you will be dropped at a place of your liking in Amsterdam, where your personal guide will provide you with information about evening and night life in Amsterdam, to finish your day with perhaps a lovely dinner or night cap.
You will be picked up in Amsterdam in a luxury Mercedes sedan or minivan with airconditioning, Wifi and leather seats by a professional driver. He will take you to the most beautiful flower garden in Holland. You will see over 7 million bulbs will bloom this spring, with a total of 800 varieties of tulips. A unique, unforgettable experience!Besides the spacious 32 hectares of flowers you can enjoy the spectacular flower shows, surprising inspirational gardens, unique art and wonderful events. Do not miss the Tulip mania exhibition at the Juliana Pavilion.
Keukenhof is also fun for the children. They will have a blast with the treasure hunt, petting farm, maze and the playground.
A great day out for the whole family! Your professional driver speaks English and wears a suit with a tie.