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Holland Michigan Tulips 2022

Experience the Vibrant Dutch Culture at the Country’s Largest Tulip Festival

Book Now Photo Credit: Holland Area Visitors Bureau
May 9 - May 13, 2022
5 days | 4 nights • 10 meals
Starting at $1,427

Feel like you are in the Netherlands without having to travel abroad – right in the heart of America! Named America’s Best Small Town Festival by Reader’s Digest, the Holland Tulip Festival has been held every May in Holland, Michigan since 1929. Experience the culture of the town at the Volksparade, enjoy Klompen dancing, America’s only authentic working Dutch windmill, tasty Dutch food and of course thousands of colorful tulips.

  • Reserved grandstand seating for the Volksparade ‘People’s Parade’
  • Enjoy the Dazzle Tulip Time Showcases with over 25 brilliant acts of talented local singers, show choir and orchestral performances
  • Memorable Saugatuck Dune Ride with local guide
  • See America’s only working Dutch windmill and one of the nation’s most photographed lighthouses, ‘Big Red’
  • Tour of Tulip City and Ottawa Beach with a step-on guide
  • View over 100,000 Tulips in and around Holland
  • Experience authentic Dutch culture at Neli’s Dutch Village
  • See local artist beautiful quilts and tulip paintings on display
  • Free airport shuttle or hotel parking for duration of tour
  • Bag handling (1 per person) at hotels
  • Fees/tips included for attractions/meals
  • Welcome reception, 24-hour emergency call service, free bottled water on motor coach


(We have two departure spots—pick the most convenient for you!) Welcome to Milwaukee, Wisconsin or Grand Rapids, Michigan. This evening you’ll meet your fellow travelers and Discovery Director at our evening welcome reception at your chosen starting city. Tomorrow we will be off to Holland, Michigan for Tulip Fest!

We’ll begin our travels to Holland after a delicious breakfast. If your starting city is Grand Rapids, you will visit the delightful Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park. We’ll take a comfortable tram through the outdoor garden to learn about the amazing flowers, plants and sculptures hidden within this 158-acre garden before heading to Holland to visit Neli’s Dutch Village. For those that started in Milwaukee, we head south through Illinois to enjoy a tasty lunch in Indiana. Next, we journey to charming Saugatuck to hop aboard a comfortable Dune Buggy. We’ll take a ride on the unique sand dunes that line Lake Michigan’s eastern shore. Our guide will discuss the history of the town, how the sand dunes formed over the years and of course provide an exciting (but safe!) ride. Tonight after both groups arrive in Holland, we will unpack our bags for the next few days and partake in a memorable dinner in downtown Holland. B, L, D


After breakfast we visit an authentic Dutch village to see live wooden shoe carvings and have the opportunity to have a pair personalized as an authentic keepsake. We also admire the Dutch dancers and explore the Frisian farmhouse with cheese- and chocolate-making demonstrations. The renown blue-and-white ceramic Delft Pottery, or Delftware, will be demonstrated. These hand-painted creations are crafted by experienced Dutch artists and glazed in a centuries-old process. After lunch, a guide in full Dutch attire will lead us through the vibrant tulip lanes, Holland’s historic district, city parks and award-winning downtown. This afternoon, tour America’s only authentic working Dutch windmill known as ‘De Zwaan’ or ‘The Swan’, which was brought over from the Netherlands in 1964. Here and in the surrounding Windmill Island Gardens, we view over 100,000 tulips and also visit the little Netherlands village display and gift shop. Tonight we see stunning panoramic views of Lake Macatawa while we savor a delectable dinner. B, L, D

Special Evening Show:
We’re sure to be amazed by the Dazzle Tulip Time Showcase, featuring over 25 local acts of talented singers, show choir and orchestral performances.


This morning we welcome a guide onto our motorcoach to tour Ottawa Beach on Lake Michigan. We will also have a chance to see one of the Great Lakes’ most famous lighthouses, affectionately known as ‘Big Red’. Next, we head to the First Bloem Festival Artwork Exhibit and Quilt show. Here we see exquisite handmade bed quilts, wall hangings and art quilts as well as gorgeous tulip paintings by local artists. After lunch, we enjoy the Kinderparade, a fan favorite of the festival. Local school bands and children parade in full costume as they march together through downtown Holland. Floats and music nod to the towns’ Dutch heritage, from agriculture to Dutch Master’s painters. Next, we visit the Holland Bowl Mill to learn how their beautiful wooden bowls are handcrafted. Tonight, enjoy our last night in Holland exploring the unique shops, restaurants, and colorful tulips throughout downtown Holland’s historic district. B, L

Note: The activities for the afternoon of Day 2 through Day 4 in Holland for the Grand Rapids departure will be in a different order so as to not overlap with the Milwaukee departure. Both groups will experience the same activities/events while on tour.


This morning after breakfast tour the only Tulip farm in Holland at the Veldheer Tulip Farm. Walk through 5.5 million tulips and purchase perennials and flowers brought in from around the world. Next, we’ll step back in time as we tour the historic Cappon and Settlers house. Built in 1874 and home of Holland’s first mayor, this historic house is now restored to its appearance in the early 1900s. Lastly, we will enjoy a homestyle lunch in the nearby town of Zeeland before heading back to Grand Rapids with delightful memories of the Dutch heritage and colorful tulips. B, L



After breakfast we say good bye to Holland and head to DeGrandchamps Blueberry Farm in South Haven. Visit with Mike DeGrandeChamp owner of 200 acres of Blueberries, 40 acres of Cranberries and approximately seven acres of container grown nursery stock and greenhouses. See the packing and shipping facility along with their farm market. You’ll even enjoy a delicious, freshly-made blueberry muffin! Next we’ll have a tasty lunch before heading to the expansive Chicago Botanical Garden. We will ride on a comfortable tram through the 385-acre outdoor garden to learn about their colorful variety of plants and flowers. Then, we travel back to Milwaukee with fond memories of the Dutch culture and new found friends. B, L

Quality Accommodations

Night 1:
Hampton Inn and Suites Milwaukee/Franklin (Milwaukee Departure) or Holiday Inn Grand Rapids Airport (Grand Rapids Departure)
Nights 2-4:
Holiday Inn Express Holland (Milwaukee Departure) or DoubleTree Holland (Grand Rapids Departure)

May 9-13, 2022

Price Per Person:
Double $1,427; Single $1,755

Pre-/Post-Tour Hotel: $148/night

Depart/Return: Milwaukee, WI or Grand Rapids, MI

Average Temps

Highs in the low 60's /lows in the low 40's

Time Zone


Arrival Time

Schedule your flight to arrive into Milwaukee by 4:00 p.m.
Schedule your flight to arrive into Grand Rapids by 4:00 p.m.

Departure Time

Schedule your flight to depart Milwaukee anytime after 7:00 p.m.
Schedule your flight to depart Grand Rapids anytime after 4:30 p.m.

Airport Info

Starting hotel offers 24-hour complimentary shuttle service.

Vehicle Parking

Complimentary for duration of tour.

Walking Distance

Moderate to moderately extensive walking is required to fully enjoy this tour. Some walking can be on uneven surfaces.


US Dollar

Hotel Amenities

Refrigerators, microwaves, hair dryers, irons, ironing boards, Coffee makers, swimming pools and exercise rooms throughout tour.

Additional Information

Further information is mailed upon receipt of your reservation. A total of three mailings are sent to assist you in preparing for your tour…Get Ready, Get Set and Go! Our “Get Ready” packet is sent confirming your reservation. Our “Get Set” packet provides further details approximately 90 days prior to departure with important details regarding making your travel arrangements. Finally, our “Go” packet arrives 2-3 weeks before departure containing all your final documents.

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