Fleuramour Alden Biesen 2023
Fleuramour Alden Biesen 2023
Fleuramour - or 'a passion for flowers' - is one of Europe's most prestigious floral events.
Joins us at Fleuramour in September 2023
Set in the historic grounds of the National Commandery at Alden Biesen in Bilzen, Belgium this show draws exhibitors and visitors from all over the world.
This year we are delighted that Graham Parker will be joining the tour as an ECT Ambassador. A hugely knowledgeable and long term fan of Fleuramour, Graham will be at Alden Biesen to chat with you about the designs. He is staying at the hotel too so you can continue the floral conversation!
What We Love
A magical world of more than 150,000 flowers set against the backdrop of a 16th century moated castle, Fleuramour is a multi-sensory -and highly contemporary - floral extravaganza.
Mixing with the designers in the VIP area, glass of bubbly in hand
Watching a private floral demonstration from a designer who created one of the installations
Experiences you will treasure
Visiting an extraordinary floral event in person
Seeing spectacular, boundary-pushing floral installations by stars of the Belgian floristry world, each of whom will be linked with a renowned international florist
Sipping a glass of fizz in the VIP bar
Watching a floral demonstration by one of the Fleur Creatif's design team
Travelling with a small group to one of the floral calendar's most inspiring events
What people say
"There are so many reasons for floristry lovers to put Fleuramour on their bucket list - spotting future trends in person and seeing how the latest techniques are being used are just two of them,"
Sarah-Marie Andrews, Academy of Floristry
How much is it?
Fleuramour sees the rooms and gardens of the 16th Century Alden Biesen castle festooned with breathtaking floral creations by some of the world's most talented and innovative floral designers. Our tour gives you the opportunity to see styles, arrangements and installations ranging from the idiosyncratic to the fantastical, each one technically outstanding and meticulously realised.
What's included in your holiday
- 2x nights B&B Holiday Inn Hasselt
- Welcome tea/coffee and cake at the hotel with your Tour Manager
- Coach travel whilst in Belgium
- Entrance to Alden Biesen full-day Saturday & Sunday morning
- Glass of fizz served in Alden Biesen VIP bar
- Floral demonstration by one of the Fleur Creatif design team
- Services of an ECT Tour Manager, meeting at Brussels Airport
Itinerary - what you will do when
Day One - Friday 22nd September
Morning: Depart London Heathrow or Manchester on Brussels Airlines for Brussels
14:30 - meet your tour manager at Brussels Zaventem Airport and transfer by private coach to Holiday Inn Hasselt 4*.
16:00 approx - arrive at the hotel and check in and enjoy a welcome get-together with your tour manager over tea/coffee & cake.
This modern hotel is a 10 minute stroll from the city's central bars and restaurants and sites. The hotel itself boasts a cosy restaurant with a good selection of dishes, a bar to relax in, free WiFi and an indoor pool.
Free evening in Hasselt.
Day Two - Saturday 23rd September
08:00/08:30 - breakfast at the hotel
09:30 - depart hotel by private coach for a full day at Alden Biesen
The Tour Manager will guide you to the VIP area where you will enjoy a glass of bubbly while mixing with the floral designers. The organisers have also arranged a floral demonstration, exclusively for us, by one of the designers creating an installation piece for 2023.
18:00 depart Alden Biesen and return to hotel
Evening at leisure
Day Three - Sunday 24th September
08:30 - breakfast at the hotel and check out
09:30 approx - depart hotel by private coach for Alden Biesen
14:00 approx - depart Alden Biesen for central Brussels with time for a short guided walk around the Grand Palace with your Tour Manager, souvenir shopping and an early supper* (*not included in the tour price) before departing for the airport.
Early evening - arrive at Brussels airport for evening flights back to London Heathrow or Manchester with Brussels
Flights & Transport
Brussels Airlines Flights
Outbound - Friday 22nd September 2023
London Heathrow - 11:05 depart on SN2094, arrive Brussels 13:10 (flight time 1hr 5mins)
Manchester - 11:05 depart on SN2174, arrive Brussels 13:25 (flight time 1hr 20mins)
Inbound - Sunday 24th September 2023
London Heathrow - 21:20 depart Brussels on SN2103, arrive LHR 21:35 (flight time 1hr 5 mins)
Manchester - 21:15 depart Brussels on SN2183, arrive MAN 21:30 (flight time 1hr 20 mins)
1 x carry- on bag weight 8kg.
Dimensions for carry-on baggage: max. 55 x 40 x 23 cm
Dimensions for foldable garment bags: max. 57 x 54 x 15 cm
1 x checked bag weight 23 kg. 158cm (width+height+depth)
Before you book
- Please read our Booking Conditions, Covid-19 Additional Terms and Information and our commitment to your welfare.
This tour requires a minimum of 10 passengers refer to point 7 in our booking conditions
Mobility: this tour is generally suitable for most, if you are concerned or have specific issues please let us know ahead of booking
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