Arrive at the campsite in Katwijk (30 miles from the Hook of Holland) and enjoy a welcome three-course evening meal with a drink at the campsite restaurant to get to know your fellow tourers and Club Tour Escorts.
10 nights at Katwijk campsite.
Acquaint yourself with Katwijk, which is walking distance from the campsite. Katwijk is a lovely seaside town with a lighthouse, sand dunes, a boulevard and plenty of beachside cafés and restaurants. Make sure to try some of the local fish!
Coach excursion to the capital city of Amsterdam, with a stop on the way at a clog and cheese maker to learn about these traditional skills and enjoy a cheese tasting. You then have a few hours in Amsterdam to explore at your own pace before meeting up with the group again for a canal dinner cruise with drinks.
A day at leisure. Why not visit nearby Rijnsburg and the coastal resort of Noordwijk or revisit Amsterdam by bus and train to see more of the city?
Day coach excursion to Delft and The Hague. Enjoy a guided tour of Royal Delft Pottery, followed by free time for you to discover the canal-ringed city. Delft's weekly market takes place today, with over 150 stalls to browse for gifts to take home.
A day at leisure. Make the most of the extensive Dutch public transport network and venture to Utrecht, the 'beating heart of the Netherlands'. Visit the Dom church and tower - with a height of 112 metres it is the highest church tower in the Netherlands and the ultimate symbol of the city. There are also many museums, shops and cafés.
Today there is a short coach transfer from the campsite in the morning to watch the local flower parade. It's an event not to miss with floats full of flowers and decorations – don’t forget your cameras! Lunch will be served from a nearby grower's veranda, overlooking the fields.
Coach excursion to Leiden, the Netherlands' oldest university town and birthplace of Rembrandt. Enjoy a canal cruise with free time in the afternoon to explore at your own pace and for lunch.
A day at leisure. Relax onsite or stock up on Dutch cheese in Alkmaar or Gouda.
Day excursion by coach to visit the spectacular Keukenhof gardens with entrance fee included. With over seven million bulbs planted over 80 acres, this is considered to be the best springtime garden in the world - Truly Holland in bloom. In the evening there will be a three-course farewell meal and a drink in the campsite restaurant.
End of tour arrangements. Your Tour Specialist can recommend and book other sites if you decide to extend your stay on the continent or join the Club's rally in Delft.
Approximate tour mileage: One campsite only, no tour mileage.
Driving rating: GREEN. There is no actual tour mileage and The Hook of Holland or Amsterdam (IJmuiden)ports are only approximately 30 miles from the campsite.
Mobility rating: GENTLE. The tour involves some walking, mainly flat terrain, a leisurely/ gentle pace, and involves getting on and off coaches and canal boats.
"Amsterdam was an excellent day out and the meal in the evening finished the day well. The meal on the canal was particularly good and the serving staff great. Keukenhof gardens was brilliant and did not disappoint with the flower displays"
"Right from the first evening meal, organised to meet and greet the other participants, the whole group came together as if we had known each other for years even though there was a mix seasoned participants and first timers like myself. Everyone were made welcome and included."
Geoff and Helen, Manchester
" For any first timer this tour is just excellent in getting you to understand European parks and road ethics etc."
Steve and Ruth Cloete - Hampshire
"The tour escorts were outstanding hosts and went the "extra mile" with everything, ensuring that the whole group bonded throughout the tour, and researched and facilitated a range of options for those wanting to take full advantage of the "lay days" rather than just stay on site. The background organisation of the tour was impressive in its thoroughness. We moved on to a European rally with the Club in Delft afterwards, and sang the praises of the benefits of an escorted tour with many there.
John and Sue Butler, Nottingham
“Add days to the tour to make your crossing better value. You can then explore some of the quieter parts of the Netherlands. We got to drive through the bulb fields and across the dams to take in the culture and history of the Netherlands.”
Janet and David Archer
"This was our first tour with the Motor Caravan Section. It was a most enjoyable trip. The campsite was good and the staff extremely friendly and helpful. I would say to anyone going on this tour to relax and enjoy everything on offer. The other members of the trip were also very friendly."
Hugh and Pat Trainer
"Our first escorted tour with the Club was a wonderful experience. All the members of our group were very friendly, had positive attitudes and were very considerate of other members."
Bob and Margaret Kennedy
"Great way to get used to travelling abroad although driving in Holland was a bit of a challenge, especially on the outward journey. Ferry accommodation and crossings very good. We loved the company and everyone got on well with each other and we got some great tips and made good friends. Very well organised by tour escorts who were really lovely people."
Fiona Walley and Malcolm Beattie
"Brilliant hosts, super super holiday!"
- Tour site fees with electricity and tourist tax
- Services of Club Tour Escorts
- Sightseeing programme, local guides and entry fees as described in the itinerary
- Meals and drinks as detailed in the itinerary
- Map of south Netherlands
- Travel pack with tour daybook, pennon and name badges
What’s not included
- Return ferry crossing from the UK. Please ask for a quote for the best and most convenient route to suit you.
- Personal expenditure, tips, etc
- Road tolls
- Meals and drinks (other than those detailed)
- Personal excursions and entrance fees
- Personal insurance (compulsory) - please ask for a quote
- Vehicle breakdown insurance - please ask for a quote
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- The itinerary may be subject to changes.
- Pets are not allowed on this Escorted Tour.
- This tour is run for the Club’s Motor Caravan Section but is open to everyone and all unit types.