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Rotterdam & Provinz Zeeland, MS Olympia

… and the sea is always near

The province of Zeeland, also referred to as the „Land in the Sea“is located in the west of the Netherlands and mostly consists of islands and peninsulas. The Eastern and Western Scheldt estuaries reach far inland, thus making Zeeland a paradise for flora and fauna. Cycle with us from the energetic city of Rotterdam – the city stands for easy and relaxed togetherness like no other city in the Netherlands – to the province of Zeeland. Discover the historic towns of Zierikzee and Middelburg and the Delta Works, Holland’s most impressive storm surge barriers. Sample delicious mussels, oysters and Eastern Scheldt Lobster. You should not miss out on a stop in one of the numerous fish restaurants!

Medium

Medium
  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Self-guided tour
Angelika Spindler
Angelika Spindler
+43 6219 7444 145 Contact

Itinerary

Individual arrival in Rotterdam. Embarkation at about 04:00pm. You may have  some time left to see Rotterdam’s stunning Market Hall. The Dutch refer to it as their version of the „Sistine Chapel“. At 06:00pm sail to Holland’s oldest town, Dordrecht, impressively located on an island between three wide rivers.

In the morning, set sail for Willemstad, a small fortified town dating from the 17th/18th century, which is well worth visiting. Here start for your first cycle tour. Cross the inland waters of Haringvliet over the Volkerakdam, and cycle through fields and past storybook villages like Zwartsluis and Goudswaard to the popular water sports centre of Hellevoetsluis.

 

With fine weather, it is worth to take a detour to the bathing beach of Rockanje, a wide fine-sandy beach with marvellous dunes, before starting the bike tour. Crossing the Haringvliet again, you pass through small villages like Stellendam with the mill Korenlust, the small water sport village of Herkingen and, continuing along the Grevelingendam, you reach the mussel village of Bruinisse.

Today cycle to the small town of Zierikzee, which is among the 10 most beautiful Dutch national heritage towns. The „fat tower“ rises high above the town. The top of the tower offers marvellous views over the town, the harbour and the island. Continue your tour crossing the Zeeland Bridge to Middelburg, the capital of the province of Zeeland. Once the second most important city in the Netherlands after Amsterdam, Middleburg is a town full of history. Numerous shops and cafes are waiting to be discovered.

Destination of today’s cycle tour is Neeltje Jans. The former working island was created by rising a sand flat to facilitate the construction of the Eastern Scheldt storm surge barrier, the most impressive construction of the Delta Works. You will have the possibility not only to marvel at the locks from up close but also from the inside. Afterwards, continue the cycle tour to Veere, a beautiful holiday seaside town, where once deeply loaded Scottish ships landed.

Cycle via Oude-Tonge – the small, popular water sports village was badly impacted by the 1953 flood catastrophe. 305 people are buried in a mass grave near the dike just outside the village – and via small villages like Achthuizen back to Willemstad.

Today´s cycle tour starts in Willemstad and takes you back to Rotterdam. While passing the popular Erasmus Bridge you can see MS Olympia from a distance which already awaits you. Use the chance and experience Europe´s largest harbour on an interesting harbour tour.

Disembarkation until 09:00am and individual journey home.

Tour character

Due to its numerous cycle paths, Holland has become a paradise for cyclists. The cycle routes are on flat terrain and are easy to cycle on, strong headwinds possible.

Prices and events

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Saturday
Bike & Boat Rotterdam - Provinz Zeeland - MS Olympia - main deck, 8 days, NL-ZLSRR-08I-H
Base price
Surcharge 2-bed-cabin single use
Bike & Boat Rotterdam - Provinz Zeeland - MS Olympia - upper deck, 8 days, NL-ZLSRR-08I-O
Base price
1-bed-cabin
Discount astern cabin
799,00
400,00
999,00
400,00
-50,00
Price
Rental bike 7-gear with pedal break
Rental bike 7-gear with freewheel
Electric bike
70,00
70,00
165,00

Services and infos

Included:

  • 7 nights in outside cabin with en-suite shower facilities in the booked category
  • Programme according  to itinerary from/to Amsterdam
  • Welcome drink
  • Daily cabin cleaning
  • Change of linen and towels on request

 

  • Full board (7 x breakfast buffet, 6 x packed lunch for cycle tours or lunch snack, 6 x coffee and tea in the afternoon, 7x three-course dinner)
  • All port, bridge and lock fees
  • Daily briefing on the respective cycle tours 
  • Maps and information material for the cycle tours, 1x per cabin
  • Tour manager on board

 

Arrival / Parking / Departure:

  • Car park near the docking location (about 10 minutes walking distance), approx. € 28 every 24 hours or

  • Central Parking Valet Parking Services: At the day of arrival, leave the car at the docking where a driver will meet you, upon your return, the car will be waiting for you at the ship (application form enclosed in the travel documents). Charges about € 150,-/week (on-site payment).

Number of participants:

  • min. 70 people

Note:

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

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