Celebrate Dutch heritage, community and of course, tulips at the Tulip Time Festival in Holland, Michigan.
Each year in early May, more than a half million visitors descend on Holland, Michigan, for its annual Tulip Time Festival. Since 1929, the town has been honoring its Dutch heritage and the Netherlands' most famous export with a yearly floral centerpiece comprised of millions of brightly colored tulips. If you love flowers, food and festivals, this tour is for you. You can join in the tulip time fun, Dutch dancers, national and local entertainment, a parade, a Dutch market and much more!
Veldheer's Tulip Farm
De Klomp Wooden Shoe & Delft Factory
Tulip Time Festival
Guided tour of Holland
Tulip Time Parade
Windmill Island Gardens
Nelis' Dutch Village
Tour of Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens
Wendell August Forge
8 Meals Included
Requires Extended Amounts of Walking
Pennsylvania springtime panorama will provide the sights as we travel westward to our lodging for the evening in West Lake, Ohio.
An early departure will begin the day as we travel into Michigan with arrival in Holland in the afternoon. Upon arrival we will visit Veldheer's Tulip Farm, De Klomp Wooden Shoe and the Delft Factory. With over 6 million tulips, it's a great opportunity to see fields of beautiful flowers at Holland's only Tulip Farm. We will then check-in to our Holland lodging for the next three nights. This evening we will enjoy dinner and a show.
A full day of tulip time festivities is in store for today! A guided tour of Holland will familiarize us with the town and our step-on guide will point out all the town's highlights. After lunch at one of the local churches, we will find our reserved seats for the special themed parade. Thousands of spectators line the streets of downtown to watch amazing floats, marching bands, Dutch Dancers and numerous organizations present their finest in over 2 miles of pure celebration. We will then return to the hotel to freshen up before returning downtown for dinner on your own. This evening we will enjoy musical entertainment.
Today, after breakfast, we will visit Windmill Island Gardens, Holland's icon and America's only authentic, working Dutch windmill, to discover how this beautiful machine produces flour for their community. Multiple tulip fields provide a marvelous backdrop. An Amsterdam street organ, Dutch carousel and more provide fun for all ages. After free time for lunch on your own and a visit to the Dutch Marktplaats, we will visit Nelis' Dutch Village. The park is like a step back into the Netherlands, complete with authentic Dutch architecture, flowering gardens, canals and windmills. The history and culture of the Dutch come to life as associates dressing in authentic costumes and wooden shoes demonstrate Old Dutch traditions. After an included church dinner we will enjoy our last evening of special musical entertainment.
This morning, after breakfast, we will check-out and depart for Akron, Ohio, the center of global rubber empire and corporate home of Goodyear. Upon arrival in Akron, we will tour Stan Hywet Hall and gardens, considered one of the finest examples of Tudor Revival architecture in the country. Built from 1912 - 1915 for Frank A Seiberling, co-founder of Goodyear and founder of the Seiberling Rubber companies, it contains art treasures from around the world. After our tour of this impressive house and gardens, we will check-in to our Akron accommodations.CB
Today we check-out and depart for home. En route we will stop for a visit to Wendell August Forge, America's oldest and largest forge. Founded in 1923, a rich history still sings with every strike of their hammers amid the chorus of crackling forge fires. Crafting treasured heirlooms, decorative metalware, ornaments and home décor is their legacy. With stops for lunch and rest, arrival home is scheduled for early evening.
Our intention is to run each tour as originally planned and published. However, if deemed necessary to do so, Perkiomen Tours reserves the right to make changes to tour components, schedules or itineraries without prior notification.
Tips for Perkiomen motorcoach drivers and tour escorts are not included in the price of this tour. We feel that these gratuities should be extended on an individual basis and dictated by the level of service provided.
Motorcoach seating is assigned at the time of reservation but can not be guaranteed. Although we do our best to keep each traveler in the seat assigned at the time of reservation, there are times that it is necessary to move seat locations. Please be sure to verify your final seat number(s) with your driver at the time of boarding. Daily seat rotation is practiced on most multi-day tours. Seat rotation will be explained by your driver or tour escort.
Perkiomen Tours recommends that you consider purchasing Travel Insurance for your tour. Travel Insurance is purchased directly by you from a third-party of your choice. One option is Travel Safe Insurance. You can purchase insurance directly from Travel Safe through our website. www.perkiomentours.com
To fully participate in this tour may require extended amounts of walking. There may be steps, inclines, uneven surfaces or extended periods of standing. Participants with physical limitation should take this into consideration.
CB=Continental Breakfast, B=Full Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner
Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.
Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.
|Allentown - Motorcoach|| Calvary Temple Church |
3436 Winchester Rd., Allentown, PA 18104
|Easton - Shuttle|| William Penn Hwy Park & Ride, near pole A-10 |
Rt 33, Easton, PA
|Montgomeryville - Shuttle|| Quality Inn |
678 Bethlehem Pike, Montgomeryville, PA 18936
|Pennsburg - Motorcoach|| Perkiomen Tours Office |
875 Main St, Pennsburg, PA 18073
|Reading - Shuttle|| Homewood Suites |
2801 Papermill Rd, Reading, PA 19610
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