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Crossing Borders by Bike Barge Amsterdam - Mechelen/Brussels

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 8 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 24 people
Destination(s): Belgium   Netherlands  
Specialty Categories: Bicycle Touring   Barging  
Season: May - August
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 1134 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 1450 US Dollar (USD)

On the arrival day you stay in Amsterdam and have time to visit the city. The first days you pass the beautifully restored stately homes at the river Vecht, the impressive Castle De Haar and cross the Betuwe, also known as Hollands fruit garden. You arrive in the old town of Hertogenbosch. The St. Jans cathedral is certainly worth a visit.

Leaving the fortified town of Willemstad you cross the Belgian border to arrive in the Flemish port town of Antwerp which is another highlight. Belgium is famous for it.s tasty beer, so a visit to one of the pubs is included. Your holiday ends with a visit to Belgiums capital Brussels. Standing at the Market Square in Brussels the Dam Square in Amsterdam seems miles away!

Bike/Barge Tour from Amsterdam to Brussels, 8-days, code BNF standard plus barge only. This tour is a great value at $1134.00 per person/double occupancy. Passengers paying in full at time of booking are allowed up to a $50.00 pp with favorable exchange rate.

- Dates: Saturdays, Amsterdam to Brussels on May 26, July 7,and August 4 and 18.
- Reverse: Brussels/Mechelen to Amsterdam on the following dates:
June 2, July 14 and August 11 and 25.

This bike and barge holiday combines the countries Holland and Belgium in a very surprising and attractive way. In eight days time you will cycle from Amsterdam to Brussels. On the arrival day you stay in Amsterdam and have time to visit the city. The first days you pass the beautifully restored stately homes at the river Vecht, the impressive Castle De Haar and cross the Betuwe, also known as Hollands fruit garden.

You arrive in the old town of Hertogenbosch. The St. Jans cathedral is certainly worth a visit. Leaving the fortified town of Willemstad you cross the Belgian border to arrive in the Flemish port town of Antwerp which is another highlight. Belgium is famous for it s tasty beer, so a visit to one of the pubs is included. Your holiday ends with a visit to Belgiums capital Brussels. Standing at the Market Square in Brussels the Dam Square in Amsterdam seems miles away!

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1, Saturday: Cycling ± 15 km. This day your ship will stay overnight in Amsterdam. Your tour leader will invite you for a small try out trip on your bike. In the evening you have the possibility to make a round trip of the Amsterdam canals.

Day 2, Sunday: Cycling ± 35 km. Your ship takes you to Breukelen, where you disembark. Via castle De Haar and Montfoort you'll cycle to Vianen, the stay for the night.

Day 3, Monday: Cycling ± 40 km. Sailing trip to Tiel. Crossing by ferry to the rural area between the rivers Maas en Waal. After passing many dikes and rich polderland you'll arrive in the town of s Hertogenbosch, the charming capital of the province of Noord-Brabant

Day 4, Tuesday: Cycling ± 45 km. The day starts with a sailing trip on the river Maas. At Geertruidenberg you'll mount your bike for a very varied tour to the attractive walled town of Willemstad.

Day 5, Wednesday: Cycling ± 40 km. In the morning after breakfast a cycle tour to the peninsula of Tholen in Zeeland is planned. You'll pass the village from where the parents of the American president Roosevelt left for the USA. You'll embark for a sailing trip across the Belgian border to the port town of Antwerp. You'll be tasting some special beers during a cosy beer seminary in a typical Belgian bar.

Day 6, Thursday: Cycling ± 40 km. The morning is at your disposal to see more of the great city of Antwerp. You cycle across the Flamish countryside to the charming town of Mechelen, where the barge will be waiting for you.

Day 7, Friday: No cycling. By train to Brussels. Your tour leader shows you the way by means of a small city walk. Time enough to visit all the highlights of the capital of Belgium. In case you become hungry or thirsty, try one of the culinary specialties: mussels, french fries, chocolate, waffles and - of course - a special beer. Late in the afternoon you'll return to Mechelen by train.

Day 8, Saturday: After breakfast your guide and crew say goodbye and your bike and barge tour has ended.

Tour Includes:
- Stay aboard (8 days/7 nights)
- Full board (breakfast + packed lunch + 3-courses dinner)
- Bicycle with gears and pannier
- Map
- Information package
- Tour leader
- Beer tasting in Antwerp café 't Waagstuk
- Train Mechelen - Brussels v.v.
- Several City Walks
- Compensation Bicycle damage.

Tour Excludes:
- Journey to Amsterdam
- Journey back from Brussels (Mechelen) or Amsterdam
- Drinks aboard
- Excursions out of program
- Gratuity for barge crew.

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price: $1134.00 p/person (double occupancy), on Standard Class barge. You can receive a discount of up to $50 p.p. when you book this tour and pay in full at time of booking with double occupancy.

Price Includes:
- 7 nights accommodations on board of barge in double cabin
- Full board (breakfast + packed lunch + 3-courses dinner)
- Coffee and Tea on board
- Services of local guide
- Information package with map
- Use of 7-speed bicycles with pannier
- Beer tasting in Antwerp café 't Waagstuk
- Several City Walks
- Compensation Bicycle dammage

Price Excludes:
- Airfare
- Excursions not in program
- Drinks (other than coffee and tea)
- Transfer between airport and barge in Amsterdam and Brussels (in both locations barge will be at walking distance from train station).

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