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South Holland with bike and boat, MS Normandie

South of Holland by Bike & Boat from/to Rotterdam

Discover Holland in a unique way on an 8-day tour by bike and boat. Good bike paths and a ramified network of waterways guarantee an unforgettable holiday. During the day you cycle individually through the beautiful scenery in the country of Rembrandt and Van Gogh and in the late afternoon your boat MS NORMANDIE is awaiting you as your “floating” hotel. Would you prefer to not cycle every day? No problem, stay on board and enjoy the passing landscape.

Province southern Holland

Travel by bike and boat through Holland's green heart. Nearly no province is more diversified than southern Holland. Big cities and untouched nature are located next to each other. The numerous waterways offer countless possibilities to discover the beautiful landscapes and the cultural highlights of province “Zuid-Holland”. Get to know the diversified cities Utrecht, Dordrecht and of course Rotterdam, also named “Manhatten by the Maas river”, precious inland lakes as the Westensteiner Plassen Brassemeer, not to forget the “Porcelain stronghold” Delft with its “Delft blue”.

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Easy
  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Self-guided Tour
  • Minimum number of participants: 60 persons
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Itinerary

Individual arrival in Rotterdam. Embarkation from 4:00 pm. Rotterdam is a city with many faces: important port city, classy shopping city and hip artists’ city, but most importantly a city of architecture, and one of the most interesting cities in Europe.

Keep cycling alongside the waterfront via Krimpen aan den IJssel to Kinderdijk, where you will find the most famous group of windmills of the Netherlands. Dating back to the 18th century, the 19 well- preserved mills were added to the UNESCO World Heritage List. Continue through the polder area of the Albwasserwaard to reach Dordrecht. Dordrecht is considered to be Holland`s oldest city. With about 1000 historic buildings that are housing restaurants, museums or theatres, the city`s rich history and the marvellous historic port area will enchant you.

After a short ferry ride, you reach the beautiful De Biesbosch National Park, where several rivers come together to form a fresh-water delta of no less than 8.000 hectares. You may enjoy a wonderful boat trip, offered here everywhere, before continuing your tour through the Rhine- Delta area and crossing over to Gorichem by water taxi. Do not miss out on the picturesque Old Town of this small but charming city.

Today an interesting and varied tour awaits you. From Gorinchem, cycle via Leerdam – famous for the Leerdammer cheese – into the fortified city of Vianen. Here you may stop for a short break in one of the numerous street cafes. Take the ferry boat to cross the Lek, and keep cycling to Vreeswijk with its narrow lanes. Continue to the little town of Nieuwegein – perhaps take a short side trip to Fort Jutphaas, hidden in a green oasis in Nieuwegein -before reaching Utrecht. Utrecht is considered the heart of Holland. The city was built around the cathedral. That is why it is almost impossible to lose your way in the car-free town with its picturesque canals

This morning, be sure to take some time to explore the beautiful town of Utrecht, before getting back on your bike. Cycle tour through the beautiful polder landscape via Oudewater, with its famous Witches` Weigh House, (none of the so-called witches ever weighed here was found to be too light of weight and thus none of them was sentenced) to Schoonhoven, the Silver City of the Netherlands, with its typical Dutch Old Town.

From Schoonhoven, cycle leisurely to the city of Gouda, which is famous for its cheese. When the weather is fine, you may take a detour for a refreshing bath in the lake Reeuwijkse Plassen. Your today’s destination is Rotterdam. Tip: you should experience the harbour of Rotterdam on an interesting harbour tour.

Two options for today’s cycling tour: First one will lead you to Delft (Tip: visit of the porcelain manufacture), second directly to the governmental seat Den Haag and to the North Sea coastal town and health resort Scheveningen and back. Alternatively, you can also go back to Rotterdam by train (rail and bike is not included, approx. € 16.- p. Pers, not in rush hour between 16:30 h and 18:00 h).

You do not fancy a bike ride? Rotterdam offers endless possibilities to design your day. Really one is spoilt for choice

 

 

After breakfast checkout until 9:00 am and we are saying goodbye – have a safe journey home.

Prices and events

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Place of arrival: Rotterdam
  Season 1
25.03.2023 | 07.10.2023 |
Arrival Saturday
Season 2
01.04.2023 | 30.09.2023 |
Arrival Saturday
Season 3
08.04.2023 | 23.09.2023 |
Arrival Saturday
Season 4
15.04.2023 | 22.04.2023 | 29.04.2023 | 09.09.2023 | 16.09.2023 |
Arrival Saturday
Season 5
06.05.2023 | 13.05.2023 | 20.05.2023 | 27.05.2023 | 24.06.2023 | 01.07.2023 | 08.07.2023 | 15.07.2023 | 22.07.2023 | 29.07.2023 | 26.08.2023 | 02.09.2023 |
Arrival Saturday
Bike & Boat South Holland - MS Normandie - main deck, 8 days, NL-SHSSN-08-H
Base price
599.00
699.00
749.00
849.00
999.00
Surcharge 2-bed-cabin single use 50% 50% 50% 50% 50%
Bike & Boat South Holland - MS Normandie - upper deck, 8 days, NL-SHSSN-08-O
Base price
749.00
849.00
899.00
999.00
1,099.00
Surcharge 2-bed-cabin single use 50% 50% 50% 50% 50%
Surcharge 1-bed cabin 250.00 250.00 300.00 350.00 350.00
Discount 2-bed-cabin astern -50.00 -50.00 -50.00 -50.00 -50.00
Season 1
Mar 25, 2023 | Oct 7, 2023 |
Arrival Saturday
Season 2
Apr 1, 2023 | Sep 30, 2023 |
Arrival Saturday
Season 3
Apr 8, 2023 | Sep 23, 2023 |
Arrival Saturday
Season 4
Apr 15, 2023 | Apr 22, 2023 | Apr 29, 2023 | Sep 9, 2023 | Sep 16, 2023 |
Arrival Saturday
Season 5
May 6, 2023 | May 13, 2023 | May 20, 2023 | May 27, 2023 | Jun 24, 2023 | Jul 1, 2023 | Jul 8, 2023 | Jul 15, 2023 | Jul 22, 2023 | Jul 29, 2023 | Aug 26, 2023 | Sep 2, 2023 |
Arrival Saturday
Bike & Boat South Holland - MS Normandie - main deck, 8 days, NL-SHSSN-08-H
Base price
Surcharge 2-bed-cabin single use
Bike & Boat South Holland - MS Normandie - upper deck, 8 days, NL-SHSSN-08-O
Base price
Surcharge 2-bed-cabin single use
Surcharge 1-bed cabin
Discount 2-bed-cabin astern
599.00
50%
749.00
50%
250.00
-50.00
699.00
50%
849.00
50%
250.00
-50.00
749.00
50%
899.00
50%
300.00
-50.00
849.00
50%
999.00
50%
350.00
-50.00
999.00
50%
1,099.00
50%
350.00
-50.00
Filter
7-gear with back brake
7-gear with freewheel
Electric bike with freewheel
E-Bike with back brake
79.00
79.00
189.00
189.00
Prices per person in EUR

Services and infos

Price includes

Included:

  • Program according to itinerary from/to Amsterdam
  • 7 overnights in cabins with shower/toilet in the booked cabin category
  • Full board: 7x breakfast buffet, 6x small lunch or lunch package for bike tours, 6x coffee and tea in the afternoon, 7x 3-course dinner
  • Welcome drink
  • Daily cleaning of cabins
  • Linen and change of towels if required
  • All harbour, lock and bridge fees
  • Daily briefing of bike tours
  • 1 route book for self-guided trips per cabin
  • Tour guidance on board
  • Rental bike insurance

Not included:

  • Journey to and from Rotterdam, shuttles, bike rentals, entrance fees and excursions, city maps, ferry fees and fees for waterbus, travel insurances, parking fees, tips, drinks on board
Info

Arrival / Parking / Departure:

  • Amsterdam train station is close to the pier
  • Oosterdok car park: secure car park at the train station, about €25 per day. Reservation possible by yourself
  • Car park Amsterpark.nl /Valet Parking Services: Drop off your car at the pier on arrival day, car will be back at the pier on day of departure, price on request, payable in advance (application form can be ordered bei Eurobike) price approx. € 170/week

Notes:

  • 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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Ratings

5 of 5 Stars (2 Ratings)
5 stars
Manuela M. DE | 08.08.2022
Rundherum gelungene Reise
Toll aufbereitete Tourenplanung; leckeres Essen auf dem Schiff und die E-Bikes lassen sich selbst ohne Motor super fahren! Das i-Tüpfelchen: Eine Woche bestes Rad-fahr-Wetter. Der Urlaub hätte nicht besser sein können!
5 stars
Dorothea P. DE | 25.06.2022
Entspanntes Radeln auf schönen Routen
Unser erster Urlaub als Schiff/Rad- Kombi war sehr schön. Entspanntes Radeln auf gut ausgewählten Routen, gute Verpflegung und Übernachtung auf der MS Normandie an den Anlegestelle in pittoresken Orten. Perfekt.
Julia Bann
Julia Bann answered:
Vielen Dank für Ihre freundliche Bewertung. Wir hoffen Sie bald wieder auf einer unserer Reisen begrüßen zu dürfen.

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