Brick houses
Antwerp historical center
MS Magnifique I
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Bruges - Amsterdam, MS Magnifique

Picture book Holland & Belgium.

This journey combines cultural highlights and scenic areas in Holland and Flanders. You cycle along flat bike paths from Amsterdam to Bruges, the 'Venice of the North'. In Holland you will find impressive cottages, cheese dairies and the 19 windmills of Kinderdijk lining your route. In Belgium, the historic Flemish cities Antwerp, Ghent and Bruges take center stage – gables and patrician houses, narrow alleys and its rich cultural past are still expressed through the architecture and painting nowadays.

Easy

Easy
  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Guided group tour
Angelika Spindler
Angelika Spindler
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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.

Bike ride past small ferry ports and nice restaurants and bars to Temse. You then cycle downstream along the Zeeschelde to Antwerpen. Look forward to visiting the 'diamond city', which is also known as the birth town of the famous panter Peter Paul Rubens. Your tour guide will give you top tips about restaurants to go to for dinner in Antwerpen (no dinner 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. From there you cycle along the Vecht River via Nieuwersluis, Loenen and Vreeland you will arrive at Nigtevecht where you can visit a traditional cheese dairy. Continue cycling through the historical town of Muiden and then to Amsterdam where you will join the barge for the final time this holiday in Amsterdam's harbour. Dinner is on board. 

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

Tour character

Flat routes through Holland and Belgium along bike paths.

Self-guided or guided cycle trips: The guided bike tours are finalised depending on the group members and ability by the tour guide. For those doing a self-guided bike tour, you will get your route book when your board the boat. Each day you will cycle between 40 and 60km. All of the distances are approximations from the recommended bike tours. 

Prices and events

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Oct 12, 2019 |
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May 11, 2019 | May 25, 2019 | Jul 6, 2019 | Jul 20, 2019 | Aug 3, 2019 | Aug 17, 2019 | Aug 31, 2019 | Sep 14, 2019 | Sep 28, 2019 |
Saturday
Bike & Boat Holland and Belgium - Bruges-Amsterdam - MS Magnifique, 8 days guided, BE-SHSBM-08G
Base price
1-bed-cabin
Surcharge 2-bed-cabin premium
Surcharge 3-bed-cabin premium
Discount 3-bed-cabin
1079,00
390,00
200,00
120,00
-50,00
1159,00
390,00
200,00
120,00
-50,00
Price
Rental bike 7-gear with pedal break
Rental bike 7-gear with freewheel
Electric bike
80,00
80,00
175,00

Services and infos

Included:

  • 7 nights tour and accommodation on board of MS Magnifique 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 towelst
  • 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
  • Entrance fees for Kinderdijk Mills, cathedral Antwerp
  • Canal trip Gen

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 untiil 21 days before arrival

Notes:

  • Further important information according to the package travel law and additional information about your bike and boat trip can be found here!

 

Accommodation

Angelika Spindler
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Ratings

5 of 5 Stars (2 Ratings)
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.
Angelika Spindler
Angelika Spindler 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!
5 stars
Roxane Wirsching DE | 04.06.2017
Eine rundum gelungene Reise

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