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Bike & Barge The Best of Holland

8 days / 7 nights from $1950 per adult share twin
Flights are additional
 

8 days / 7 nights from
$1950
per adult share twinFlights are additional

Bike & Barge The Best of Holland

This cycle tour is the essence of Holland. You’ll visit the authentic “cheese towns” of Volendam and Marken where locals dress in traditional costumes. Try eel and herring in an old fishing village. Cycle the expanse of waterland with its tiny lakes and canals and the “Green Heart” of Holland. As well as pleasant countryside and the famous 19 Dutch windmills in Kinderdijk, there are also historic towns to explore.

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Deal ​includes

• 7 night tour with accommodation on board superior barges MS Magnifique/ MS Magnifique II and MS Magnifique III 
• 7 breakfasts, 6 packed lunches and 6 three course dinners (Dinner in Gouda is not included) 
• Welcome drink and tour briefing on day of arrival 
• 2 Tour leaders (multilingual) with daily briefings of the bike tours, some short city tours, daily guided bike tours. (2 guides only when there are at least 18 guest on board). 
• Printed instructions and detailed maps for individual bike tours– 1 set per cabin 
• Complimentary tea and coffee 
• Bed linen and towels; daily short cleaning of cabin 
Flights are additional


HOT Exclusive Bonus: Receive a FREE bike hire (valued at $128) per booking (based on 2 people) when you book a Dutch/Belgium Bike & Barge tour by 15 Nov 17.

Twin Cabin Lower Deck
From $1950* per adult share twin
Departures: 28 Apr, 16 May, 07, 14, 28 Jul, 04, 18, 25 Aug 18

Bike is not included.

Note: Add on a 7 Speed unisex bike from $128 or update to an Electric bike from $285 per adult. 
Bike rental costs include a rental helmet and a pannier bag. It is not compulsory to wear a helmet in the Netherlands and Belgium.

Itinerary
Day 1: Amsterdam – Zaandam (1 – 5 km) - Cruise to Zaandam during dinner then enjoy a short test ride.

Day 2: Zaandam – Zaanse Schans Museum – Waterland – Volendam (33 – 46 km) - Cycle to the open-air museum - Zaanse Schans, then continue through beautiful wetlands to the small fishing harbour of Volendam.

Day 3:
Volendam – Marken – Weesp - Vianen ( 35 – 45 km) - Cross by ferry to the historic village of Marken. Continue to Muiden with its 14thC waterfront castle. Join the barge in Weesp to cruise to the fortified town of Vianen for overnight.

Day 4: Vianen – Schoonhoven – Dordrecht (22 or 48 km) - Cycle to the ‘Silver City’ Schoohoven known for its talented silver smiths. Continue through the Alblasserwaard polder land (reclaimed from the sea) and on to the old city of Dordrecht. This evening enjoy a short city walk with your guide.

Day 5: Dordrecht – Kinderdijk – Gouda (30 km) - Bike to the famous 19 large windmills at Kinderdijk then on to the lovely historic ‘cheese’ city of Gouda. Visit the old market square and Cheese Weighing House. Tonight you are free to make your own arrangements for dinner.

Day 6: Gouda – Leiden – Oude Wetering (40 – 54 km) - From Gouda cycle through the “Green Heart Of Holland” with small canals and tiny lakes – all below sea level! You have the choice to go via Leiden, birthplace of the famous painter Rembrandt.

Day 7: Oude Wetering – Amsterdam (23 – 43 km) - Cycle from the small village of Oude Wetering into Amsterdam along the Amstel River. Enroute, visit a cheese and clog farm. Enjoy a farewell dinner on board.

Day 8: Tour ends in Amsterdam - Disembark after breakfast.




 

Terms and Conditions

Valid for sales to 15 Oct 18. Travel Apr-Aug 18 on set Saturday departures. Price is based on self-guided 8 day/7 night Bike and Barge tour. Bike hire is additional due to the different choices of bikes. Please ask us for other itineraries and prices. HOT Exclusive Bonus: Receive a FREE bike hire (valued at $128) per booking (based on 2 people) when you book a Dutch/Belgium Bike & Barge tour by 15 Nov 17, this is limited to the first 10 bookings. Prices are correct as at 13 Oct 17 and subject to change without notice and may vary due to currency exchange rates • All prices and products are subject to availability at time of reservation • Prices are per adult in NZ dollars based on payment by cash or cheque • Amendment and cancellation fees apply • Specific booking conditions apply, please ask your House of Travel specialist for full details. We strongly recommend comprehensive travel insurance be taken at the time of booking – ask your House of Travel specialist for information.  Contact House of Travel on 0800 838 747 for more information and the best airfare to match your holiday.
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Until 15 Oct 18

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