Why does spring always give us the travel bug? Is it the pleasant temperatures? The budding trees and scent of blossom? Or maybe you’re a clever traveler with a flexible schedule who likes to avoid the crowds and high prices.

Whatever takes you traveling in the blissful spring months, now is exactly the right time to think about your next spring trip! So forget the dreary autumn weather outside for a moment and let yourself be inspired!

Petra’s spring travel trips for 2020

We asked our travel expert Petra about her best tips for next spring:

“There’s a general trend towards greater sustainability, including in travel. But that doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to go without. You don’t always have to travel big distances to discover interesting new destinations.

My recommendation: chose a region to explore in detail, travel slowly and experience a place in depth, instead of rushing around trying to see too much. The Netherlands and north-west Germany have so much to enjoy in a fairly small area. These five tips from our porgram are my favorites for spring.”

1. Tulip fields and sailing adventures – two-in-one!

Our Sail & Bike Tulip Tour is a really unique spring experience. Traveling on a real sailing ship is something very special, you can’t compare it to anything else.

And at the same time, we cycle through the fabulous flower fields, beautiful dunes and historic sea ports of North Holland. Can you imagine a more inspiring spring adventure?

2. Spring awakening on Germany’s Saar and Mosel rivers

What an enchanted land! The cycling paths along the Saar and Moselle rivers are simply fantastic. Not only are they wonderfully flat, they also take you from one picture-perfect vista to the next.

Follow these sister rivers by bike and boat as they meander past idyllic vineyards, fairytale castles and beautifully preserved historic villages. If you want a romantic spring journey then our Saarburg and Koblenz tour is perfect!

3. The hidden side of the Netherlands

The Netherlands is so much more than just Amsterdam! Some of the country’s best-kept secrets are the beautiful cities and cycling routes around the river IJssel and the Hoge Veluwe National Park – they can send Dutch people into raptures!

Hanseatic Dutch cities such as Arnhem, Deventer and Kampen are real beauties rich with history, they certainly don’t need to hide behind the nation’s capital. On the fully guided Hansa Highlights Tour you’ll see a side of the Netherlands that you’ve never experienced before.

4. North Holland from Amsterdam to Texel

From Amsterdam’s colorful canals to the endless beaches of Texel Island, the variety of landscapes in North Holland will surprise and amaze you.

Flower fields, dunes, old seafaring villages and incredible water engineering – this region will surprise you with its diversity. As spring arrives, and the fields burst into color, our Northern Tour of Holland offers a perfect mix of city and countryside.

5. Green Heart of Holland

Best thing about this trip? The combination of fascinating cities and idyllic natural landscapes. Here in Holland everything is so close!

And don’t be surprised if you feel like you’ve stepped into a beautiful old painting. After all, this is the land of Dutch masters like Rembrandt and Vermeer. On the Green Heart of Holland tour we’ll take you to see Amsterdam, Leiden’s historic center, “cheese capital” Gouda and the windmills of Kinderdijk. Welcome to the Golden Age!

Happy travel planning

So if the grey clouds are getting you down, spring into some travel planning and add a trip in your agenda to look forward to!

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