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Spring Flower Tour Bruges - Amsterdam (or reverse) Comfort

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 8 day(s)
Group Size: 1 - 24 people
Destination(s): Belgium   Netherlands  
Specialty Categories: Bicycle Touring   Cultural Journey  
Season: April - May
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 1350 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 1350 US Dollar (USD)

Route: Amsterdam airport - Ghent/Bruges - Dendermonde - Antwerp - Willemstad - Gouda - Oude Wetering - Amsterdam or reverse.

Comfort barge Amsterdam to Bruges on April 14 and 28 and May 5th from Bruges/Ghent to Amsterdam. Tour price is $1,350.00 per person with double occupancy. Book now with full payment and receive a discount per person/double occupancy.

Later tours -after the height of the flower season are "Holland Meets Belgium" Tours with similar routing. Comfort barge accommodations are also available on these tours (June-Sept.).

The Spring Flower Tour offers the best of two countries and has been one of our best selling tour for the past 20 years. This route shows you many major highlights in Belgium and Holland. We include the favorites: the flower fields and the visit to the annual flower exhibition the Keukenhof. 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 the best of all: Bruges!

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1, Saturday: Transfer from Amsterdam (airport) to Ghent; arrival (in Ghent) appr. 17:00 hrs. 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: Checking out and end of tour.

Tour Includes:
- All meals (breakfast, lunch/packed lunch, 3 courses dinner)
- 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 - Bruges
- Registration fee
- Credit card fee.

Tour Excludes:
- Gratuity for crew at your discretion
- Journey there and back Amsterdam
- Drinks aboard
- Excursions out of program.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- 7 nights accommodations aboard comfort barge in double cabin with two lower beds and private bathroom
- All meals are included, Coffee and Tea on board (cookies in the afternoon)
- Transfer by coach between Schiphol airport and barge in Belgium
- Entrance fee to Keukenhof annual flower exhibition, windmill in Kinderdijk
- Horse and carriage ride in Bruges
- Train ride Ghent - Bruges - Ghent
- Several city walks
- Use of 7-speed bicycles
- Compensation bike damage
- Services of bicycle guide
- Information booklet.

Price Excludes:
- Gratuity for crew at your discretion
- Airfare
- Excursions not in program
- Drinks (other than coffee and tea)
- Transfer and train ticket between airport and barge in Amsterdam (walk to and take train from Central Station).