Booking now: Club Tours of London and Holland

A fascinating study/cultural tour of Holland and fabulous three-day Tour of London by foot, boat and coach are now available for booking

 

 The Painted Hall

GREAT Club Events can now be booked for this summer and early autumn, including a wonderful three-day tour of London by foot, boat and coach, and a special combined study/cultural tour of Holland, including the Polders and wonderful Amsterdam. 

The London Tour, using the Club as our base from Wednesday 13 to Friday 15 July 2016, will start with a boat trip down the Thames to Greenwich to visit the Great Painted Hall and the Royal Observatory. After lunch in a traditional London pub we visit Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, followed by a special dinner in the Club. 

The next day, after breakfast, we take a coach to the famous Royal Hospital Chelsea, home of the Chelsea Pensioners, before a short walk to the Chelsea Physic Garden. Lunch will be taken here, in the acclaimed Tangerine Dream Café, before being guided around this unique and special garden, first formed in 1673.

We then take a coach back to the Club for a brief rest, before an early supper and a chance to see a very special performance of Verdi’s Il Trovatore at the Royal Opera House. 

On the final day, after breakfast, we have the chance to take a walking tour in the Inns of Court – a golden opportunity to get a snapshot of London's legal history. Finally, before leaving for home, we take lunch at The Old Bank of England Pub on Fleet Street. Again, quite an experience!

The cost is expected to be around £420.00 per person (excluding accommodation). To give an indication of potential numbers, please contact Events Manager, Mrs Lisbeth Rune, at events@thefarmersclub.com or on 020 7930 3751 to register contact details by April 7th. Once we have final costs we will get back to you, to see whether you wish to proceed. A ballot will be held if the tour is over-subscribed.

Please note: this tour, as the title implies, involves a reasonable degree of walking, so please do consider whether it really is for you.

 

Holland Canal

 

In September The Club is offering a fascinating visit to the Netherlands, from Monday 19 to Thursday 22 September 2016, organised in conjunction with specialist operator Field Farm Tours.

The itinerary, for a group of 35, starts on Monday with a lunchtime British Airways flight from London Heathrow to Amsterdam, transfer to a central hotel and welcome dinner in the hotel, accompanied by a presentation on Agriculture in Holland.

On Tuesday we have an early visit to Holland Flora Co-operative flower auction, Aalsmeer, heart of the international floriculture sector. From there we continue to Nieuw Vennep to visit an 80ha arable farm situated 6m below sea level. Crops include potato, sugar beet, onion, grass seed and sunflower. The farm has its own modern GPS equipment and specialist crop storage. 

Next it is a short transfer to a cheese processing dairy farm, housed in traditional buildings dating from 1740, and winner of the Agricultural Entrepreneur of the Year award in 2009. 

After taking lunch here we travel to Zoeterwoude-Hoek van Holland for a guided tour of Keringhuis, the public water management information centre, to learn about flood risk management and the impressive Maeslamt Storm Surge Barrier, the world’s largest moveable barrier. Dinner that evening will be in an Amsterdam restaurant. 

On Wednesday we visit Middenmeer to see Agriport A7, a modern project designed for large scale greenhouse growing and open field crops on the edge of the inland IJssel Lake. Situated in the Wieringermeer Polder visitors cannot fail to be impressed by the glasshouses - up to 50ha and growing to become 100ha or more. Transfer to Middenmeer-Lelystad is over the Weerribdijk:Enkuizen Lelystad road, with sea on both sides. We will take lunch en-route. 

In the afternoon we return to Amsterdam for a visit to Anne Frank House and the Van Gogh Museum, followed by a restaurant dinner. 

On Thursday we have a canal cruise in Amsterdam followed by free time ahead of a mid-afternoon flight to London. 

Tour Cost is £922.00 per person (sharing a twin/double room), plus £66.30 airport taxes (subject to change). £130.00 single supplement.  

To apply for places please contact Events Manager, Mrs Lisbeth Rune, at events@thefarmersclub.com or on 020 7930 3751 by April 7th. A ballot will be held if the tour is over-subscribed.  

  • Details of The Club’s other summer events can be found in the latest Journal and on-line here. Bookings can be made using the booking form in the Journal, on-line here or contact Events Manager, Mrs Lisbeth Rune, at events@thefarmersclub.com or on 020 7930 3751.