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SPRING BLOOMS With Robin Powell

October 14, 2015 River Cruising No Comments Email Email

image006Viking River Cruises is offering a Tulips & Windmills itinerary on a one-off, unique to Viking cruise escorted by garden writer Robin Powell.Come see the rainbow of colours and visit some of Belgium’s most beautifully preserved medieval cities for the ultimate 11-day spring journey in the Low Countries.

The journey will take guests through the spring gardens in Holland and Belgium and includes curated visits to Geelvinck Canal House Museum, time to explore Amsterdam’s canal-side mansions and gardens and Mien Ruys garden. Explore Hortus Bulborum, the biggest bulb museum in the world as well as the magnificent 17th century Paleis Het Loo. As a once in a lifetime opportunity, Jacques Wirtz, renowned garden architect, will personally guide Viking guests through his own garden in Schoten.

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Robin Powell loves to share stories about plants, gardens and gardeners. She is the garden writer for the Sydney Morning Herald, Editor of the Garden Clinic Magazine, and contributor to numerous magazines including Your Garden, Inside Out and Vogue Living.

She admits that all this doesn’t sound much like real work! When she isn’t travelling or writing, she gardens in Sydney’s inner west, where she lives with her husband and two daughters. Robin’s wide-ranging knowledge and great sense of fun have made her a popular tour leader.

11-day escorted cruisetour with 12 excursions, from $7,199 per person (including return air from Australia and all taxes!)

DATES: 19 – 30 April 2016

To book, call Viking on 1800 131 744

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