Tulip Time in Holland, MI May 10-12, 2018
Featuring the Beach Boys, Windmill Island Gardens and the Veldheer Tulip Farm & Gardens!
Day 1: Today, you travel north to Holland, MI where the largest display of tulips in the U.S. are in full bloom. There will be a stop for lunch on your own and comfort stops along the way. Upon arrival, you will check in to the hotel to freshen up for the evening. Dinner is included tonight at the Beechwood Inn Restaurant. After dinner, delight in a special evening performance (TBD). Country Inn & Suites (D)
Day 2: Breakfast is included at the hotel. After breakfast, its time for Tulips! Your first stop is at the Veldheer Tulip Farm. Veldheer is Holland’s only tulip farm & perennial garden. In 1950 Vern Veldheer started a hobby farm with 100 red tulips and 300 white tulips, today Veldheer plants over 5.5 million tulips for you to walk through and enjoy. In addition to tulips, you will see 50,000 daffodils, 10,000 hyacinths and 20,000 crocus all providing a continuous parade of color for the garden enthusiast. Next, head to Windmill Island Gardens, where a palette of color awaits you as you wind along the entrance to Holland's treasured island. Tour up into DeZwaan, the only authentic Dutch windmill operating in the United States. From the fourth floor deck you can survey 36 acres of manicured gardens, dikes, and canals. See more than 100,000 tulips in bloom throughout the Gardens, including a mass planting of more than 60,000 blooms. You will have lunch on your own at the Dutch Market Place with free time to explore the shops and head over to the Artisan Market or take in the Quilt Show or any other festival activities that peak your interest. Tonight, enjoy dinner at Alpenrose, then get ready for a night of fun, fun, fun at The Beach Boys concert! Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988 and recipients of The Recording Academy’s Lifetime Achievement GRAMMY Award, The Beach Boys are a beloved American institution. This performance will be led by Mike Love and Bruce Johnston, who along with Jeffrey Foskett, Brian Eichenberger, Tim Bonhomme, John Cowsill and Scott Totten, will play iconic songs like “Good Vibrations,” “Fun, Fun, Fun,” “Help Me, Rhonda” and “Surfin’ U.S.A.” that continur to delight and engage fans. Country Inn & Suites (B,D)
Day 3: Enjoy Breakfast at the hotel before checking out and begin your journey home. You’ll stop for in Grand Rapids, MI at the Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park. The park contains various themed gardens including Dutch, English, Japanese & Tropical to name a few. Enjoy the sunny outdoor settings and meander the paths of this “open-air” museum that’s home to more than 50 sculptures by renowned artists such as Auguste Rodin, Edgar Degas, Roy Lichtenstein, George Segal, Richard Serra, Mark di Suvero and many others. Grab lunch on your own at the Café in the park. After lunch, return home renewed and refreshed! (B,L)
This Tour Includes:
• Tour of Windmill Island Gardens and Veldheer Tulip Farm & Gardens
• The Beach Boys concert
• Taxes & gratuities on included meals, accommodations and attractions
• Baggage Handling
- Music Festivals
- Nature Observance
- Prices are per-person and subject to a 3% Surcharge on all Credit Card payments.