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Amsterdam - Bruges, MS Magnifique II

Picture book Holland & Belgium.

This journey combines cultural highlights and scenic areas in Holland and Flanders. You cycle along flat bike paths from metropolis Amsterdam to Bruges, the Venice of the North. In Holland impressing cottages, cheese dairys and the 19 windmills of Kinderdijk are seaming your route. In Belgium the historic Flemish cities Antwerp, Gent and Brügge take center stage – gables and patrician houses, narrow alleys and rich cultural past finds its expression until today in the architecture and painting.

 

Easy
Easy
  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Guided Group Tour
  • Minimum number of participants: 24
Christine Pölzleitner
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Itinerary

Embarkation and check-in is at 2 pm, where your crew for the week will be waiting to welcomeyou on boarou on board. At around 2 p.m. the ship will deparound 2 p.m. the ship will depart from Amsterom Amsterdam for Vianen, a small, fordam for Vianen, a small, fortifiedvillage on the Lek Rivvillage on the Lek River. After dinner you have the oppore the opportunity to enjotunity to enjoy a shory a short first test ridet first test ridethrough the surrounding area.

Today you will cycle along a beatiful route to Schoonhoven - nicknamed Zilverstad ("SilverCity") - a city renowned for its talented silver smiths since th 17th century. Later in the day as you cycle through the Alblasserwaard regon you will reach Kinderdijk, a village famous for its impressive row of 19 large windmills. All 19 windmills have a UNESCO cultural heritage listing and are a definitive highlight - you will have the opportunity to visit one so don't forget to bring your camera! From nearby Alblasserdam you will take the "Waterbus", a fast ferry, that will take you and you bicycle in approx. 10 minutes to Dordrecht, one of the oldets towns in Holland.

As you enjoy your breakfast aboard the ship, the ship will sail to Willemstand where you will start your day's cycling. Willemstad is a beautiful old fortified town on the Haringvliet waterway. You bicycle ride goes to Tholen, once was an island in the middle of the large Zeeland streams, where many people fished for their living. Nowadays Tholen is connected to the mainland in various ways.

Then you cycle on to the destination of this trip, Bergen op Zoom. Bergen op Zoom is a historic fortified town that once lay on the open waters of the Oosterschelde. After dinner you can take a walk through the old town. Narrow streets, old town, market and church squares and idiosyncratic monumental building show the history of a rich and eventful past that goes back more than eight hundred years.

In the morning you will enjoy a small bike ride through the beautiful "Wouwse Plantage" surrounding Bergen op Zoom. In the early afternoon you will once again board the ship which will sail to the port city of Antwerp, situated on the river Schelde. Antwerp is famous for handling up to 80% of the world's rough diamonds and is a city with a long list of attractions including: the City Hall, one of several majestiv buildings constructed during the Renaissance period, the historical City Square Grote Market, the Onze-Lieve_Vrouwe Cathedral and the medieval Steen Castle. Dinner tonight (not included) will be in town in a restaurant of your choice (recommendations available on board).

This morning you will cycle out of Antwerp along a picturesque section of the Schelde River to St. Amands your home for the night. There is only one way to descrice the landscpae aroung the Schelde and that is "magnificent". It is without doubt one of the natural highlights of the tour.

Today you will continue to follow the river Schelde to Ghent where the ship will moor for the night at a lock in a suburb of town. Ghent is a lively university city that boasts a rich history. Since Roman times Ghent's position at the junction of Leie and Schelde Rivers has ensured that it has been a successful trading port. In total the city features an Opera House, 18 museums, more than 100 churches and over 400 historical buildings. Major attractions are St. Bavo Cathedral where a number of masterpieces of medieval art including the world famous 'Adoration of the Mystic Lam' by Jan van Eyck are kept and the 91-metre-tall belfry of Ghent, one of three medieval towers that overlook the old city center. Before dinner a small canal boat will take you for a guided tour through the historic city.

Today you will cycle from Ghent through the beautiful Flemish countryside of western Flanders to Bruges, widely described as the 'Venice of the North' and arguably the most beatiful of all the Flemish cities. Bruges attracts more than two million visitors every year who come to see the picturesque medieval town center of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed historic city and a long list of historic attractions. An outstanding example of a medieval historic settlement, Bruges has managed to maintain its historic fabric as it has evolved over the centuries, with the result that today the city's original Gothci buildings form an integral part of the town's identity. While you are here you can visit one of Bruges many museums or simply take in the stunning beauty and culture of this unforgettable city from the comfort of a sidewalk cafe.

End of your tour: Disembarkation after breakfast until 09:30 a.m.

Tour character

Through Holland and Belgium always flat along bike paths.

Cycle trips with a guide or self-guided: Those tours will be adjusted individually with the tour guide, depending on the group and their potential. There is a daily briefing in the evening for the next day. The ones who will make the trip self-guided can use the route books which are provide on board (books only gettable on board). You will cycle about 40 and 60 km per day.

Prices and events

All data for 2023 at a glance
Place of arrival: Amsterdam
  Season 1
04.05.2023 | 01.06.2023 | 15.06.2023 | 07.09.2023 | 21.09.2023 |
Arrival Thursday
Season 2
13.07.2023 | 27.07.2023 | 10.08.2023 | 24.08.2023 | 05.10.2023 |
Arrival Thursday
Bike & Boat in Holland and Flandern Amsterdam-Bruges - MS Magnifique II, days 8, NL-SHSAZ-08G
Base price
1,559.00
1,499.00
Surcharge 2-bed-cabin single use 744.50 714.50
Surcharge 2-bed-cabin suite 550.00 550.00
Surcharge 2-bed-cabin premium 200.00 200.00
Season 1
May 4, 2023 | Jun 1, 2023 | Jun 15, 2023 | Sep 7, 2023 | Sep 21, 2023 |
Arrival Thursday
Season 2
Jul 13, 2023 | Jul 27, 2023 | Aug 10, 2023 | Aug 24, 2023 | Oct 5, 2023 |
Arrival Thursday
Bike & Boat in Holland and Flandern Amsterdam-Bruges - MS Magnifique II, days 8, NL-SHSAZ-08G
Base price
Surcharge 2-bed-cabin single use
Surcharge 2-bed-cabin suite
Surcharge 2-bed-cabin premium
1,559.00
744.50
550.00
200.00
1,499.00
714.50
550.00
200.00
Filter
7-gear unisex with freewheel
7-gear unisex with back pedal brake
Electric bike
100.00
100.00
220.00
Prices per person in EUR

Services and infos

Services

Included:

  • 7 nights tour and accommodation on board of MS Magnifique II in the booked category
  • Program according to the routing
  • Welcome drink
  • Meals: (7 x breakfast, 6 x picnic lunch during bike tours, coffee and tea on board, 6 x 3 course dinner)
  • Daily cabin cleaning
  • Use of linen and towels
  • Daily briefing on the respective bike tours 
  • All charges for harbours, bridges and locks

 

  • Printed instructions and detailed maps for daily bike tours (deposited on board, 1 per cabin)
  • GPS tracks

Optional extras:

  • Bike rental insurance €10/week, for e-bikes €25/week. Risk and limitation of liability in the case of damage or loss of the rental bike by you.
Infos

Arrival / Parking / Departure:

  • Train station Amsterdam close to the pier
  • Train station Bruges (Stationsplein) about 3 km from the pier
  • Car park Amsterdam Oosterdok: guarded car park at the train station, about € 20/day (www.parkingcentrumoosterdok.nl)
  • Car park Amsterpark.nl / Valet Parking Services: Pick up of your car at the pier on day of arrival, car will be back at the pier on day of departure, price € 150,- per week (application form in the travel documents
  • Return tourney by train about € 55,- per person.

Notes:

  • Further important information according to the package travel law and additional information about your bike and boat trip can be found here!
  • The transport of own bikes is limited due to the space on deck! Cost for your own E-Bike €25/week and costs for your own bike €10/week.
  • The owner of the ship, the crew, the tour guide and the organiser are not liable for the damage or theft of own bicycles. 

 

Accommodation

Contact & booking
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Christine Pölzleitner, Travel specialist
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Ratings

4.5 of 5 Stars (2 Ratings)
5 stars
Dr. Eckhard Pytel DE | 21.10.2018
Wunderbare Fluss- und Radreise
Die MS Magnifique ist ein wunderschönes Schiff mit wunderbaren Mitarbeitern, die jederzeit für Ihre Gäste da sind und immer ein offenes Ohr haben. Den Reiseleitern gebührt ein extra Lob für ihre nette Art die Gruppe auf Trab und informiert zu halten! Insgesamt hatten wir einen unvergesslichen, schönen Urlaub!
Eurofun Touristik GmbH answered:
Vielen Dank für Ihr wunderbare Feedback!
4 stars
KARIN D. CH | 29.07.2018
Schöne Tour!

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