Holland by bike & ship – Southern route, 8-days

Holland by bike & ship – Southern route, 8-day-tour

A special cycling trip by river boat...

Discover known cities and cycle through the „Green Heart“ of Holland on your cycling tour. Highlights of the tour: Amsterdam with its canals, the cathedral city Utrecht, the harbour city Rotterdam, Delft with its world famous porcelain factory, the cheese city Gouda, the windmills at Kinderdijk, the dunes, the North Sea beach, the open-air museum "Zaanse Schans" and much more.

Some black-out dates already exists. We are happy to inform you in advance about availability.

Included services

  • Accommodation in the booked cabin
  • Full board (breakfast buffet, lunch package or midday snack, afternoon coffee and tea, 3-course dinner meal)
  • Welcome drink
  • Port- , bridges- and lock fees
  • Bed linen and towels
  • Daily cleaning of cabin
  • Travel guide on board 
  • Daily tour meetings
  • Rental bike insurance
  • Best prepared travel documents
  • GPS-data on request
Travel days

1. Day: arrival - Amsterdam

Individual arrival to Amsterdam. Embarkation between 03.00 pm and 05.00 pm.

2. Day: Amsterdam - Zaandam - Utrecht (approx. 31 km)

You travel by ship to Zaandam. Through the recreation area "Twiske" you cycle back to Zaandam. Afterwards boat trip to Utrecht.

3. Day: Utrecht - Gouda (approx. 40 km)

In the morning shipping to Utrecht. Today you cycle to the cheese city Gouda. An optional daily excursion to Keukenhof can also be booked during tulip flowering season (departures 28.03. to 02.05.).

4. Day: Gouda -Delft/Den Haag - Scheveningen - Rotterdamm (approx. 35 - 85 km)

Ship ride to Rotterdam. From here you travel to Delft, Den Haag or to Scheveningen. Return to Rotterdam.

5. Day: Rotterdam - Schoonhoven (approx. 43 km)

Via Kinderdijk (UNESCO World Heritage Site with 19 windmills in a row) you cycle to Schoonhoven.

6. Day: Schoonhoven - Utrecht (approx. 40 km)

Travelling through the lovely Polder country you cycle via Oudewater to Utrecht.

7. Day: Utrecht - Amsterdam (approx. 50 km)

Today you cycle along the small river Vecht. Numerous castles line the way.

8. Day: Amsterdam - departure

Disembarkation by approx. 09.00 am.

Map

The route is almost always flat, on cycle paths along the canals or on side-streets with little traffic. You reside on a typical river boat, which accompanies you daily on the cycling stages.

Total length: approx. 239 - 289 kilometres

level of difficulty: 1

Services

Exclusive services

  • Rental bike (7-gear-unisex-touring bike with back pedal or free wheel) + 1 luggage bag
  • E-bike + 1 luggage bag
  • Guarded parking in Amsterdam:
    from € 145,-- for 8 days (depending on capacity)
    --> pre-reservation required
    --> you will receive a corresponding registration form after definite tour booking

Additional information

  • On the MS SIR WINSTON there are a total of 33 2-bed-cabins (à approx. 7 m²), 11 of these are on the promenade deck and 22 on the main deck. There are also 2 single cabins (à approx. 6 m²) on the main deck. All cabins have TV, shower/toilet, safe (you will be asked to leave a deposit) and a window which can be opened. The cabins on the promenade deck also have air-conditioning.
  • Bring your OWN bike, only limited and only on request.
  • Route- and programme modifications reserved
  • Minimum number of participants : 40 people 
  • For cabins on the promenade deck a surcharge of € 140,-- per person will be charged
    --> please specify this desire with your booking under "Comments"
  • Single cabins only possible on the main deck
  • 2-bed-cabin for single use from € 749,-- (on request)
    --> please specify this desire with your booking under "Comments"
  • Additional nights in Volendam before or after the tour
    per person in a double room € 99,00
    in single room € 144,00
    --> Ask for our information sheet with the included services.

Our additional packages

Day excursion to Keukenhof (departure 28.03. to 02.05.)

Dates: 
30.03., 06.04., 13.04., 20.04., 27.04., 04.05.

Included:
- bus transfer from/to ship
- entrance Keukenhof

--> Pre-registration necessary

  • Minimum number of participants: 20 people
from € 59,-
Prices / Dates
Category main deck

main deck, 2-bed cabin

Category promenade deck

promenade deck, 2-bed cabin

Price per person

Base price
promenade deckmain deck
--- € 499,--
€ 639,-- € 499,--
Supplements
promenade deckmain deck
season 2
04.04.2020 - 10.04.2020
€ 70,--€ 70,--
season 3
11.04.2020 - 17.04.2020
€ 170,--€ 170,--
season 4
18.04.2020 - 01.05.2020
€ 250,--€ 250,--
season 5
02.05.2020 - 04.09.2020
€ 300,--€ 300,--
season 4
05.09.2020 - 11.09.2020
€ 250,--€ 250,--
season 3
12.09.2020 - 25.09.2020
€ 170,--€ 170,--
season 2
26.09.2020 - 02.10.2020
€ 70,--€ 70,--
Bicycle
promenade deckmain deck
Rental bike (7-gear-touring-bike with back pedal) + 1 luggage bag € 75,--€ 75,--
E-bike + 1 luggage bag € 165,--€ 165,--
Rental bike (7-gear-touring-bike with free wheel) + 1 luggage bag € 75,--€ 75,--
Additional services
promenade deckmain deck
Day excursion to Keukenhof (departure 28.03. to 02.05.) ( per person ) € 59,-- € 59,--
Impressions

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