Tap to search

loading

Southern Holland 8-day Bike & Barge Tour (SW)

  • 8days
  • Netherlands

Single bed room:
Twin bed room:
Double bed room:
Pay your deposit online
Bike & Barge Tours Europe
Print

Amsterdam to Rotterdam Bike & Boat Tour

Discover the Netherlands in a unique way on an 8-day journey by bike and boat. Well-built cycle paths as well as wide and extensive waterways guarantee an unforgettable holiday. Throughout the day you are cycling on your own through the beautiful landscapes in Rembrandt’s and Van Gogh’s country and in the late afternoon your ship will be at your disposal. And if you don’t like to cycle every day, you can stay on board and enjoy the passing countryside.

The Province of the Southern Netherlands: You are travelling through the green heart of the Netherlands. Hardly any province is more changing and many-faceted than the Southern Netherlands. Big cities as well as untouched nature are so close to each other. The many waterways offer endless opportunities to discover the wonderful landscapes and culture, historical highlights of the province “Zuid-Holland”. Experience such different cities as Gouda and Schoonhoven and of course Rotterdam, also known as the “Manhattan on the river Maas”. Gorgeous lakes like the Reeuwijkse Plassen, not to forget the major porcelain manufacture in Delft with its “Delfter Blue”.

Accommodation:

A cosy river boat with restaurant and bar. Loggia and sun deck with seats and store place for the bicycles. The ship comprises 35 cabins: 22x2-bed-cabins and 2 single cabins on the Main Deck and 11x2-bed-cabins with additionally air condition on the Promenade Deck (2-bed approx. 7 sqm, 1-bed approx. 6 sqm). All cabins are small and practical with two beds standing in a right angle (1 bed cabin with 1 bed) shower/toilet, TV and safe (key-deposit). The windows can be opened on both decks. Limited availability of two-bed cabin for single use. Single cabin (2 x Main Deck) with no extra charge (please check single cabin availability through our office before booking)

Option: day excursion to Keukenhof Gardens (approx. 9:30 – 16:30 hours): 28 Mar -2 May 2020 (59 euro p.p.)

Included in the Southern Holland Bike and Barge Tour:

Seven nights in outside cabins of the MS Sir Winston shower/WC in the booked cabin category
Programme according to routing from/to Amsterdam
Welcome-Drink
Room cleaning every day
Changing of towels and bed cloths if wanted
Full board consisting of 7x breakfast buffet, 6x lunch snack on board (non-cyclists) or lunch package for cycle tours, 6x coffee or tea in the afternoon, 7x 3-course-dinner
Printed instructions and detailed maps for daily individual bike tours (1 per cabin) plus GPS tracks
Daily meeting for the cycle tours
Tour guide

Not included in the tour:

Journey to and from Amsterdam
Parking fees
Shuttles
Bike rental
Entrance fees and excursions
Ferry tickets
Drinks on board
Gratuities
Travel insurances

If you would like to rent a bike or e-bike, please contact our office when booking: [email protected]

Rental bike: € 75.-7-gear rental bike, back bags and rental bike insurance
Rental e-bike: € 165.- E-Bike (advance reservation, limited number) with back bags and rental bike insurance

Promenade deck cabins available from 639 euro p.p.

Slow Tours offers other Bike & Barge tours in Europe

Read More

  • Day 1

    Individual arrival at Amsterdam

    In Amsterdam you check in on board (embarkation is at 3 pm). In the afternoon and in the evening you have the opportunity to get to know the city of Amsterdam.

  • Day 2

    Shipping Amsterdam – Zaandam -Utrecht, Cycle tour from Zaandam and back, approx. 31 km

    You are starting your round trip by bike: crossing polderland you cycle via Westzaan to “De Schoolmeester”, a paper mill which is maintained in full working order. It is the only wind powered paper mill in the world. From here you are cycling to the museum’s village “Zaanse Schans”, an open air museum (entrance fee not included) which was built to show the Dutch historical heritage. You can visit an ancient Dutch village, a cheese manufacture, a shipyard, a Dutch wooden shoe manufacturer, a museum of bakery, the Zaanse watch museum and the unique colour mill, De Kat. Connected with the exhibition terrain is the Zaans museum, which gives an insight into the development of the “Zaanstreeks” as the first industrial area. Products like mustard, cheese, pastries, etc. are produced there and can be bought. You are cycling back to Zaandam through the recreational area of Twiske.Around 5 pm shipping to Utrecht..

  • Day 3

    Amsterdam via Utrecht to Gouda, Cycle tour from Utrecht to Gouda, approx. 40 km

    From Utrecht, cycle leisurely to the city of Gouda, which is famous for its cheese. You may take a detour to Kasteel de Haar, the largest castle of the Netherlands with its beautiful garden or you may take a refreshing swim in the lake Reeuwijkse Plassen. Tip: During the tulip-flowering season (departures 28 Mar-2 May) we offer an optional day excursion to Keukenhof by coach, transfers and entrance fee included (€ 59,- per person, only bookable in advance).

  • Day 4

    Gouda to Rotterdam, Cycle tour from Rotterdam to Delft or from Rotterdam via Den Haag to Scheveningen, approx. 35 - 85 km

    Prior to breakfast, the ship leaves Gouda for Rotterdam. Here you have two options for today’s cycling tour: First one will lead you to Delft (Tip: visit of the porcelain manufacture), second directly to the governmental seat Den Haag and to the North Sea coastal town and health resort Scheveningen and back. Alternatively, you can also go back to Rotterdam by train (rail and bike is not included, approx. € 15,- p. Pers, not in rush hour between 16:30 h and 18.00 h). Tip: you should experience the harbour of Rotterdam on an interesting harbour tour.

  • Day 5

    Rotterdam to Schoonhoven, Cycle tour from Rotterdam to Schoonhoven, approx. 43 km

    You cycle from Rotterdam to Kinderdijk (UNESCO World’s Cultural Heritage with 19 windmills in a row) and further to Schoonhoven, known for its silver-making and its enchanting old-town.

  • Day 6

    Schoonhoven to Utrecht, Cycle tour from Schoonhoven to Utrecht, approx. 40 km

    Today you are cycling through the beautiful landscape of Polderland to Oudewater (witch’s scales) and further on to Utrecht. The Utrecht Dome is one of the most important ones in the Netherlands.

  • Day 7

    Utrecht to Amsterdam, Cycle tour from Utrecht to Amsterdam, approx. 50 km

    Your cycle tour takes you along the small and winding river Vecht through beautiful landscapes. The river Vecht is also known as the “Loire of the Netherlands”. Numerous castles and villas will be seen beside the river.

  • Day 8

    Departure from Amsterdam

    After breakfast checkout until 9:00 am and we are saying goodbye – have a safe journey home.

    If there is low or high water and a route cannot be shipped, the captain reserves the right to change the route in view of your safety (this cannot be accepted as a reason for free withdrawal).

  • Read More

Tours marked with are special prices.

Start End Max. No. Guests Accommodation Price p.p.
Mar 28 2020 Apr 04 2020 68 Single rooms 749€
Double rooms 499€
Apr 04 2020 Apr 11 2020 68 Single rooms 855€
Double rooms 569€
Apr 11 2020 Apr 18 2020 68 Single rooms 1,005€
Double rooms 669€
Apr 18 2020 Apr 18 2020 68 Single rooms 1,125€
Double rooms 749€
Apr 25 2020 May 02 2020 68 Single rooms 1,125€
Double rooms 749€
May 02 2020 May 09 2020 68 Single rooms 1,199€
Double rooms 799€
May 09 2020 May 16 2020 68 Single rooms 1,199€
Double rooms 799€
May 16 2020 May 23 2020 68 Single rooms 1,199€
Double rooms 799€
May 23 2020 May 30 2020 68 Single rooms 1,199€
Double rooms 799€
May 30 2020 Jun 06 2020 68 Single rooms 1,199€
Double rooms 799€
Jun 06 2020 Jun 13 2020 68 Single rooms 1,199€
Double rooms 799€
Jun 13 2020 Jun 20 2020 68 Single rooms 1,199€
Double rooms 799€
Jun 20 2020 Jun 27 2020 68 Single rooms 1,199€
Double rooms 799€
Jun 27 2020 Jul 04 2020 68 Single rooms 1,199€
Double rooms 799€
Jul 04 2020 Jul 11 2020 68 Single rooms 1,199€
Double rooms 799€
Jul 11 2020 Jul 18 2020 68 Single rooms 1,199€
Double rooms 799€
Jul 18 2020 Jul 25 2020 68 Single rooms 1,199€
Double rooms 799€
Jul 25 2020 Aug 01 2020 68 Single rooms 1,199€
Double rooms 799€
Aug 01 2020 Aug 08 2020 68 Single rooms 1,199€
Double rooms 799€
Aug 08 2020 Aug 15 2020 68 Single rooms 1,199€
Double rooms 799€
Aug 15 2020 Aug 22 2020 68 Single rooms 1,199€
Double rooms 799€
Aug 22 2020 Aug 29 2020 68 Single rooms 1,199€
Double rooms 799€
Aug 29 2020 Sep 05 2020 68 Single rooms 1,199€
Double rooms 799€
Sep 05 2020 Sep 12 2020 68 Single rooms 1,125€
Double rooms 749€
Sep 12 2020 Sep 19 2020 68 Single rooms 1,005€
Double rooms 669€
Sep 19 2020 Sep 26 2020 68 Single rooms 1,005€
Double rooms 669€
Sep 26 2020 Oct 03 2020 68 Single rooms 855€
Double rooms 569€
Oct 03 2020 Oct 10 2020 68 Single rooms 749€
Double rooms 499€

Car rental in Netherlands

If you would like to drive yourself before or after your tour, ask us for a quote on any brand new Renault, Peugeot or Citroen vehicle for driving in Europe.

Pick up your vehicle from most capital cities in Europe and return it to your drop off destination. Top insurance cover. Email [email protected] for a competitive quote

Is this what you're looking for? We have other tours like this one.
TapClick here to get in touch with our friendly customer service.
Stay in the loop, find out about our upcoming Slow Tours and be inspired
  Follow us on Facebook

In Bike & Barge Tours Europe, you could also check out these tours

Marken1
Bike & Barge Tours Europe
Grand 15-day Bike & Barge Tour of Holland - North to South
from 1,309€
Add this tour to your wishlist
Your wishlist is where you can save tours for later to view and compare prices
Read more
Maximum participants  80
The maximum capacity that this boat may carry is: 80 people
Cyclists in Bordeaux
Bike & Barge Tours Europe
Bordeaux Castets en Dorthe-Libourne 8-day Bike & Barge Tour (B)
from 1,149€
Add this tour to your wishlist
Your wishlist is where you can save tours for later to view and compare prices
Read more
Maximum participants  80
The maximum capacity that this boat may carry is: 80 people
Strasbourg
Bike & Barge Tours Europe
Strasbourg to Mainz 8-day Bike & Barge Tour (OL)
from 999€
Add this tour to your wishlist
Your wishlist is where you can save tours for later to view and compare prices
Read more
Maximum participants  96
The maximum capacity that this boat may carry is: 96 people
Scroll Down
Send an Enquiry
Enquire
Send an enquiry