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4-Day Tulip Bike and Barge Tours

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 4 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 26 people
Destination(s): Netherlands  
Specialty Categories: Barging   Bicycle Touring  
Season: May - May
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 600 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 709 US Dollar (USD)

You will a visit to the world famous annual flower exhibition the Keukenhof. Visit in April and May to see the daffodils, tulips and hyacinths is a patchwork of colors. Visit the gigantic flower auction in Aalsmeer from where all kinds of flowers are transported all over the world. Tip: this trip is great even for beginning bicyclists. Daily bicycle rides are from 10 to 20 miles. Tours are each Tuesday and Saturday from Amsterdam, April 3 -May 15. Barges are standard arrangement ($619.00pp)or- comfort barges ($709.00 pp) available.

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Cycle trip ± 10 km. After the embarkation in Amsterdam, you'll be sailing to Spaarndam, the picturesque village of Hans Brinker. From here there is a short cycling trip to Haarlem. In the evening you your tour leader takes for a nice city walk through the old centre.

Day 2: Cycle trip ± 15 km. Today you sail to Lisse here you disemabark and cycle to the famous flower garden "Keukenhof" for a visit. Here you see about 6 million tulips, hyacinths, daffodils and other flowers. After your visit, the cycle tour crosses the blossoming bulb fields and ends in Leiden.

Day 3: Cycle trip ± 30 km. In the morning you will make a walkingtour through Leiden, the birthplace of Rembrandt. Later you will cycle through the fine Dutch landscapes in the so-called Green Heart of Holland to Kudelstaart. During this cycle trip you will visit a traditional cheese farm and a miller will tell you about the history and working of his windmill.

Day 4: Cycle trip ± 15 km. You rise early, because you visit the world's biggest flower auction in Aalsmeer. Before leaving the barge you have to clear your cabin. After the visit you get back on board and sail back to Amsterdam.

Note: Tour itinerary is subject to changes.

Tour Includes:
- Stay aboard (4 days/3 nights)
- Full board (breakfast + packed lunch + 3-courses dinner)
- Bicycle with gears and pannier
- Information package
- Tour leader
- Visit Flowerpark Keukenhof
- Visit cheesefarm
- Visit windmill
- Visit Flowerauction Aalsmeer
- Several citywalks
- Compensation bicycle damage.

Tour Excludes:
- Airfare
- Transfers between airport and barge
- Drinks aboard
- Excursions out of program.

2012 Tour Dates for both standard barge and comfort barge:
- Dates: April 3,7,10,14, 17,21,24,28 May 1,2012 on standard barge (two beds bunked or racked in each cabin-bathroom facilities in each cabin).
- Dates: April 3, 7, 10, 14, 17, 21, 246,28 and May 1, 5, 8,12 and 15 on comfort barge available (two twin beds in each cabin-bathroom facilities in each cabin).

Notes;
- Discount on all 4-day Tulip tours booked and PAID IN FULL at time of booking $50 discount per person on Standard barge also $50 discount on Comfort barge - subject to change.
- Tour Price: $619 p.p. in double on standard barge with two bunked/racked beds;
- $709 p.p. in double on comfort class barges with two lower beds.
- One single use cabin allowed on each standard barge tour. Single use add $250 to full tour price or single may share with another same sex passenger.
- No single use cabins available on comfort barge tours. Singles will share if another same sex passenger available.
- Travel Insurance not included but highly recommended.

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Discount on Tulip Tours booked and paid in full at time of booking - available, subject to change.

Price Includes:
- 3 nights accommodations on standard, standard plus or comfort barge with private bathroom in every cabin.
- All meals from dinner first day till breakfast last day
- Coffee and Tea on board
- Visit and entrance fee to the World Famous Flower Garden "Keukenhof"
- Bicycle Ride through the flower fields
- Full time tour leader
- Use of 7-speed bicycle, "Azor"
- Visit and entrance fee to Flower auction in Aalsmeer
- Visit and entrance fee to windmill and cheese farm
- bicycle damage protection insurance
- Booking fee and credit card fee included.

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