Deemed one of “America’s Prettiest Towns” by Forbes Magazine and home to the world-famous Tulip Time, Holland, Michigan is the perfect tour to experience all things Dutch! Trans-Bridge Tours has expertly put together an itinerary that compasses all this area has to offer with a six day tour in May.
Our first stop is Nelis Dutch Village where you will be transported to the Netherlands of 150 years ago. Enjoy craftsmen and women demonstrating their work in Dutch shoemaking, delftware and cheese making. Complete with petting zoo, rides and unique shopping.
Next, see so much more than tulips at Tulip Time! You will receive a guided tour of Holland including a visit to the Dutch Marktplaats. Submerge yourself in Dutch culture with world-reknown dancers, local entertainment and breathtaking sights off the shores of Lake Michigan. Finish the afternoon at Volksparade, known as the “people’s parade” and take in the amazing floats, marching bands and a crowd favorite, the Dutch Dogs!
No trip to Holland would be considered complete without a stop at Veldheer’s Tulip Garden. See astonishing acres of colorful tulips – over five million! While there enjoy DeKlomp Wooden Shoe and Delft Factory with over 800 items. From wooden shoes from doll size to adult size 14 to 400 different pieces of delftware to over 50 kinds of cookies and pastries, your eyes will not believe the beauty and splendor!
A beautiful oasis is the setting for the next stop at Windmill Island Gardens. Featuring an original working Dutch windmill from the Netherlands, circa 1964, the park features canals, antique Dutch carousel, Dutch inn replica and costumed guides.
Our final destination on this tour is Frankenmuth, otherwise known as Michigan’s Little Bavaria. This top travel destination in Michigan wears its German heritage with pride! Get acquainted with Bavarian architecture, shop specialty stores featuring cuckoo clocks and quilts, and eat (they are known for their famous chicken dinners!) Includes a special visit to Bronner’s Christmas Village, the world’s largest Christmas store! Featuring over 50,000 trims and the size of one and a half football fields, it is all things holiday.
Think spring and plan to be part of this exciting feast for the senses! This tour delivers on culture, history, scenery, entertainment and cuisine.