Did you know that it’s possible to combine your love of the outdoors, your appreciation of the unique beauty in a flower or picturesque garden and your love of travelling the world? A Botanica World Discoveries, part of the APT Group, tour will allow you the opportunity to experience and re-discover your passion all over the world!
Experience wonderful botanically themed boutique cruises, gourmet discoveries & small group discoveries, within Australian and International Gardens. There are a wide range of amazing experiences across Europe, the UK, Asia, New Zealand and even at our doorstep here in Australia.
We’ve picked our favourite experience from each region below – just to give you an insight into what you can expect!
Europe – Floralia Flower Show, Tulips and Gardens of Holland and Belgium
Relax on board a luxury river ship, whilst enjoying the spectacular views of Holland and Belgium in the Spring! This tour includes visiting the famous Floralia Flower Festival, held in Brussels against the backdrop of a spectacular castle. The 14 hectare park is home to almost every spring bulb variety and during the weeks when the exhibition takes place flower lovers will have the privilege of witnessing 500 varieties of flowers – including 400 tulip varieties! Travellers will also visit other famous gardens, some exclusive private gardens and a stunning flower market. This 10 day itinerary also includes a visit to a cheese market, a behind the scenes look at a cut flower producer and the opportunity to walk amongst the magnificent tulips in Limmen.
Asia – Cherry Blossoms in Japan
This 12 day itinerary takes you from Osaka to Tokyo, including 10 nights at sea on board the MS Caledonian Sky. Along the way you will have the opportunity to view the incredibly beautiful Cherry Blossoms in bloom, as well as majestic weeping willows, ginseng and peonies in some of Japan’s most significant gardens. You’ll also learn about the history of Japan along the way at many important cultural sites, visit a pearl cultivation centre, a traditional teahouse and get an insight into local art and culture along the way. The beautiful colours of Japan in Spring is a site not to be missed and a memorable experience for all flower and garden lovers!
New Zealand – New Zealand Gardens and Landscapes
Travel from Christchurch to Queenstown and discover the impressive mix of gardens and spectacular sites and scenery that New Zealand has to offer. This 8 day journey brings together the beauty of private gardens, stunning ocean views and majestic alpine scenery. Add to that lunch in a castle set within a magnificent private garden and a cruise on Milford Sound and this is a side of New Zealand you don’t want to miss out on.
Australia – Melbourne Flower Show
If you’re after exploring the beautiful natural wonders and flowers that appear a little closer to home, there are a great range of tours available all over Australia! The Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show is held each year in March and showcases the Australian lifestyle and our great outdoors. This tour will experience the flower show, along with a special pre-visit lecture by an expert as well as visiting other major gardens, nursery’s and Cranbourne Botanic Gardens. We truly have a remarkable environment here in Australia – it’s definitely worth exploring our own backyard as well!
There’s nothing better than combining your interests and passion with travel, it adds a whole new level of enjoyment to your holiday! If you would like to know more about any of these incredible Botanica World Discoveries experiences, or are after a specific tour relating to your interests, please contact us and speak to one of our experienced consultants to find out more.