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Amsterdam 5-day Tulips Bike & Barge Tour (LBF)
Amsterdam, Haarlem, tulips, cheeses, the famous Keukenhof gardens, flower auctions and Holland's North Sea beaches. What more could you ask for on this fabulous 5-day Tulips Bike & Barge Tour? A great way to combine boat and bike. Easy bike riding from 22-35 kms per day with one day at 45 kms. All the things which make Holland famous are on this tour. Enjoy a comfortable boat, good food, great company and excellent exercise.
The barge was built in 1929 as a freighter of type 'luxury motor.In 1993 the ship was converted into a passenger ship. She was renovated and rebuilt during winter 2011/2012. It is a great ship to relax after a bike ride.
Capacity: max.19 people Cabins:9 double cabins. All cabins with private bathroom and central heating. Split-level beds. Electricity 220 V
The ship complies with the strict safety regulations laid down by the Dutch Shipping Inspection Authorities. On board you find a cosy dining room, a sun deck to relax after your bike tour. All cabins are provided with hot and cold water, private shower and toilet, 220 voltage and central heating. There is limited storage space in the cabin.We recommend 1 suitcase p.p. You can slide the suitcase under the bed once you have unpacked.
Do not expect a luxury cruise ship. The Bike and Boat Holidays are for people who really enjoy the physical activity of cycling and who value sociability more than wholesale luxury.
Visit the largest garden of Holland "De Keukenhof", but also take a look into Dutch traditions... and visit cities like Amsterdam, Leiden and Haarlem.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Tour guide who bikes along
Guided city tours
Entrance fees for De Keukenhof, the cheese farm and the flower auction
Accommodation on board (5 days/4 nights)
Meals (4x breakfast, 5 x lunch and 4 x dinner*)
Bed sheets and towels (towels can be refreshed daily)
Tour guide and city walking tours
Afternoon coffee and tea
Entrance fees to the Keukenhof gardens, the cheese farm and the flower auction at Aalsmeer
Bicycle rent: 8 gear hybrid bike 65 Euros ; E-bikes are limited available on board and can be rented by day 100 Euros for 5 days; 20 Euros per day
Parking costs and transfers
Drinks on board
Entrance fees to museums
Special diets and vegetarians can be catered for. Please notify us with your booking. An extra fee of € 35 may be asked for diets.
For families with children younger than 12 years old on departure, we offer a three–person cabin with a discount of € 95 for the child
Slow Tours offers a number of other Bike & Barge Tours in Europe
Around 4 p.m. the crew welcomes you aboard in Amsterdam. After making sure everybody has a bicycle well suited the guide of the week likes to accompany you on a tour of Amsterdam.
Amsterdam to Haarlem (cycling distance appr. 23 km)
After breakfast the barge sets sail to Spaarndam. After the locks of Spaarndam, your cycle trip of the day starts. The journey takes you to the North sea beaches. There you have the time to enjoy a beach walk and afterwards you bike to the city of Haarlem.
This old city is famous for its courtyards. Many of these you can visit and by doing this you will get a view of the typical Dutch way of life. But Haarlem is more than that... Its monuments and old houses are a beautiful sight to see.
Haarlem to Leiden (cycling distance appr. 40 km)
Today your bike trip starts in the direction of Lisse, you can visit the most famous garden of Holland, the Keukenhof. There you can enjoy the tulip fields in all forms, shapes and colours. Afterwards you continue your cycle tour to Leiden. In the afternoon you can stop by one of the many tulip fields and enjoy a walk through it. You can play with the tulip leaves that are left behind on the fields and make the most beautiful pictures.
After dinner you can visit the old city with the guide. Leiden is a city that is so beautiful that it received the UNESCO protection title for the complete old city, which contains the oldest university of Holland, but also the birth houses of many of the Dutch masters like Rembrandt, Lucas van Leyden and Jan Steen.
Leiden to Kudelstaart (cycling distance appr. 35 km)
When you say Holland, you say more than tulips, so today we are going the Dutch way. During the bike tour we stop at a cheese farm, where you can learn everything about the process of cheese making and live on the farm. We spend the night at Kudelstaart, a small village near Aalsmeer.
Kudelstaart to Amsterdam (cycling distance appr. 23 km)
Today we have an early start. We start the day with a visit to the tulips auction in Aalsmeer. This auction is the biggest flower auction in the world. Afterwards you come back to the ship as it returns to Amsterdam again and you can enjoy the old West part of Amsterdam from the sun deck. Once the ship is moored the crew says goodbye and wishes you a safe journey home (arrival around noon, 1pm at the latest)
Tours marked with are special prices.
|Start||End||Max. No. Guests||Accommodation||Price p.p.|
|Apr 22 2021||Apr 26 2021||18||Single rooms||899€|
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