**** Discount Extended on either tour of per person/double occupancy with full payment at time of booking.
Comfort barge also available at $1350.00 per person -starting in Amsterdam on April 14th and 28th and start in Bruges on May 5th.
In April and May all of Holland is blooming. Therefore this is the perfect time to see the famous bulb fields showing the colorful tulips and hyacints. Furthermore this tour shows you some lovely old Dutch towns like Willemstad and Gouda. Crossing the border to Belgium takes you to the Belgian pearls of Antwerp, Ghent and on top of that: Bruges! Each day a new flower show awaits.
Day 1, Saturday: One week tour starts in Amsterdam next week in Ghent/Bruges. Transfer from Amsterdam (airport) to Ghent; arrival appr. 17.00 hrs. in Ghent/Bruges. Embarkation and checking in aboard the hotel barge. In the evening there's a short guided walk or bicycle tour in the beautiful centre of Ghent.
Day 2, Sunday: In the morning you make the train ride to Bruges. After arriving a horse carriage ride and a short guided walk past the many historic monuments in the centre of Bruges is planned. Till halfway the afternoon you are free to visit Bruges. You return by train to Dendermonde. In the evening your tour leader takes you for a walk across the town centre.
Day 3, Monday: Cycle ride ± 50 km. The barge leaves for Antwerp. Cyclists hit the road and enjoy the flat Flemish countryside. In Antwerp the tour leader invites you to make a short walk through the town centre. The rest of the afternoon and the evening free time in the lively Antwerp town centre.
Day 4, Tuesday: In the morning we stay a bit more in Antwerp. Right across the impressive waterways of Zeeland, the barge sails to the town of Willemstad, a beautiful walled town, where the barge has already moored for the night.
Day 5, Wednesday: Cycle ride ± 40 km. You sail to Moerdijk, where you will disembark. The trip leads to the world famous windmills of Kinderdijk. One of the mills will be visited by all. After the visit the cyclists head for cheese town Gouda. In the late afternoon and after dinner you have free time in Gouda.
Day 6, Thursday: Cycle ride ± 25 km. Early departure for Oude Wetering. From here you pedal through the reclaimed land of the Haarlemmer Meer to flower park Keukenhof. After having seen all the blooming tulips and daffodils everyone returns to the barge.
Day 7, Friday: Cycle ride ± 30 km. Cyclists depart for Amsterdam, following the river Amstel all the way to the port. After arrival you will have free time to explore Amsterdam. In the evening there's a guided city walk and you may wish to make a roundtrip by excursion boat on the famous Amsterdam canals.
Day 8, Saturday: After breakfast check out and end of tour.
- Stay on board 8 days/7 nights in two person cabin with shower/toilet
- All meals (breakfast, lunch/packed lunch, 3 courses diner)
- Tour leader
- Bicycle with 7 gears and pannier
- Compensation bike damage
- Several city walks
- Information booklet + map
- Entrance fee Keukenhof
- Entrance fee Windmill Kinderdijk
- Ride in horse carriage Bruges
- Bus transfer Amsterdam - Airport - Ghent.
- Gratuity for crew at your discretion
- Journey to and from Amsterdam
- Drinks aboard (bar stocked and serviced by crew)
- Excursions out of program.
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