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Bruges - Amsterdam, 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.

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  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Guided group tour
Catharina Binder
Catharina Binder
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Itinerary

Arrival and embarkation time between 1 pm and 1.30 pm in the beautiful city of Bruges, also called “Pearl of Flanders”. After a welcome meeting with the crew at 2 pm there is time for a short test-ride through the countryside around Bruges. After dinner the tour leader will take you for a walk through the city centre. Dinner on board.  

Today your first bike tour to Ghent through the flat land of West-Flanders will start. Your destination today is the historical centre of Ghent. Enjoy the beautiful parts of Ghent during an afternoon stroll. The barge is docked at a lock in Merelbeke, in a suburb of Thent and approx. 30 cycling minutes from the city centre. Dinner on board.

Your bike tour leads along one of the most beautiful parts of the Schelde, a tidal river, today. You will follow it downstream. In Dendermonde it is worth visiting the St. Alexius Beguinage (1288). The departure time will be set by the skipper and is depending on high or low tide as the tide has effect on the speed of the barge. If necessary, shipping to St. Amands and overnight stay in St. Amands. Dinner on board.

Today we will follow the Schelde River further downstream through the Temse region to Antwerp. Over the centuries the Schelde River has held strategic importance for the Romans, Vikings, Spanish and Napoleon… today it is a beautiful waterway just perfect for bike and barge holidays! Antwerp, your destination for the day, is a harbour city famous for handling up to 80% of the world's rough diamonds and as the birthplace of the famous painter Sir Peter Paul Rubens. There are many highlights in the city to discover including: the City Hall, one of several majestic buildings constructed during the Renaissance period, the historical City Square Grote Market, the Onze-Lieve-Vrouwe Cathedral and the medieval Steen Castle. Dinner will be in town in a restaurant of your choice (recommendations available on board).  

The barge will sail over the Schelde-Rhine Canal, over the huge Kreekrak locks. Here your bicycle tour starts through the beautiful “Wouwse Plantage” forest to Tholen, a former fishing village amidst the large streams of the province of Zeeland. From Tholen you will join the ship again for a nice afternoon sail to Dordrecht. Halfway the ship pass the impressive Volkerak lock system. Dinner on board.

Today you will start your tour with the waterbus, a fast ferry that will take you and your bike in just 10 minutes to Alblasserdam. From here you will cycle to Kinderdijk, famous for its impressive row of 19 UNESCO cultural heritage-listed windmills. You will continue via Schoonhoven to Vianen, a small fortified town on the river Lek. Dinner on board.

During breakfast the MS Magnifique II will cruise to Breukelen where you disembark to start your final day of cycling. Ride along the Vecht River in an area famous for its beautiful mansions, small castles, impressive houses and their large gardens. After cycling through the villages of Nieuwersluis, Loenen and Vreeland you will arrive at Nigtevecht where you can visit a traditional cheese farm. Continue cycling through the historical town of Muiden and on to Amsterdam where you will meet the barge for the final time in the Amsterdam harbour.

After breakfast: end of the tour and disembarkation till 09:30 am.

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

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Bike & Boat Holland and Belgium - Bruges-Amsterdam - MS Magnifique II, 8 days guided, BE-SHSBZ-08G
Base price
Surcharge 2-bed cabin premium
Surcharge 2-bed cabin suite
Surcharge 2-bed-cabin single use
discount 3-bed cabin
Surcharge 3-bed cabin suite
1,279.00
200.00
500.00
639.50
-50.00
400.00
1,179.00
200.00
500.00
589.50
-50.00
400.00
Price
Rental bike 7-gear unisex with freewheel
Rental bike 7-gear with back pedal brake
electric bike
85,00
85,00
185,00

Services and infos

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 
  • Tour guide for guided bike tours (for 18 persons or more two tour guides)
  • All charges for harbours, bridges and locks

 

  • Printed instructions and detailed maps for daily bike tours (deposited on board, 1 per cabin)
  • Fees for ferries
  • GPS tracks
  • Entrance fees for Kinderdijk Mills, cathedral Antwerp
  • Canal trip Gent

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.

 

 

Arrival / Parking / Departure:

  • Guarded parking areas at the main station (Stationsplein), approx. 5-7 € per day. No reservation possible. Transfer by taxi from Stationsplein to ship berth approx. 15-25 €.
  • Return transfer by train from Amsterdam to Bruges approx. 40 € per person.

Number of participants:

  • Minimum of 24 people until 21 days before

Notes:

  • Further important information according to the package travel law and additional information about your bike and boat trip can be found here!
  • The use of your own bike is limited due to space on deck! Please specify when booking whether your own bike is an electric or normal bike.
  • 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

Catharina Binder
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Catharina Binder, Customer service

Ratings

4.5 of 5 Stars (6 Ratings)
4 stars
Bernd Balzer DE | 03.09.2018
Radtour Brügge-Amsterdam
4 stars
Peter R. DE | 03.09.2018
Schöne flache Tour bei idealem Wetter
5 stars
Sabine D. DE | 27.08.2018
Sehr gutes Preis-Leistungsverhältnis
Sehr empfehlenswert ist ein Zusatztag in Amsterdam und in Brügge.
4 stars
Lotti H. CH | 27.08.2018
Eine abwechslungsreiche und interessante Radreise
5 stars
claudia s. AT | 21.08.2018
Brügge - Amsterdam
5 stars
Anette A. DE | 14.05.2018
Sehr empfehlenswert!
Meine Freundin und ich waren zum ersten Mal auf Fahrradreise und waren rundum begeistert. Die Strecke ist sehr schön, verläuft fast immer auf Nebenwegen in toller Natur - da ist man fast geschockt, wenn man in Amsterdam ankommt. Trotz eines Starkregentages haben wir alles sehr genossen. Die Leih-E-Bikes waren relativ neu und gepflegt, die Hotels alle super. Wir hatten nur mit Frühstück gebucht, würden allerdings Halbpension empfehlen, da aufgrund der Streckenführung nicht immer Speiselokale auf dem Weg liegen und manche Hotels auch nicht im Zentrum sind, so dass man sowieso im Hotel isst.
Catharina Binder
Catharina Binder answered:
Liebe Frau Angerer! Vielen, vielen Dank für dieses tolle Feedback!!!! Schön zu hören, dass Ihnen die Tour so gut gefallen hat! Hoffentlich dürfen wir Ihnen auch nächstes Jahr wieder bei Ihrer Urlaubsplanung behilflich sein!

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