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Bike Tour: Amsterdam-Bruges Boat tour - 8 days

The Amsterdam – Bruges bike and barge cycle tour is an exciting and diverse holiday experience that highlights some of the most beautiful cities of Holland and Belgium. On a daily basis you will cycle through a variety of flat landscapes through charming villages and historic cities while cruising along the impressive waterways of Zeeland, the River Schelde and the picturesque Vecht and Lek Rivers. The tour is perfect for families who want to cycle together and enjoy barge life or, for that matter, anyone wanting to enjoy a delightful week of cycling to a long list of historic destinations.

During the course of the 8 day, 7 night tour you will visit the world famous cities of Amsterdam, Utrecht, Antwerp, Ghent and Bruges – each in their own right are destinations of significance with a long list of sights and attractions to discover. Along the way you will cycle through the beautiful Dutch landscape of Zeeland, will visit a real Dutch cheese farm and 19 Dutch windmills in Kinderdijk and will discover the western Flanders region of Belgium. The province of Zeeland is essentially one big river delta of the Rhine, Meuse and Scheldt Rivers famous for its fantastic beaches, water sport activities and Delta works, while the Flanders region of Belgium boasts a number of world famous medieval towns and has a well-deserved reputation for superb food and drink. As well as cycling through many picturesque villages each day, you will:

  • Have the opportunity to discover Amsterdam
  • Visit Antwerp, a city famous for its vibrant nightlife
  • Get the opportunity to explore Ghent
  • Discover the UNESCO World Heritage-listed historical center of Bruges

2021: The Magnifique III tours start and end on Tuesday, the Magnifique II and Magnifique IV tours start and end on Thursday and the tours with the other ships start and end on Saturday.

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Route
Day 1: Amsterdam - Vianen
Day 2: Vianen – Schoonhoven – Kinderdijk – Dordrecht
Day 3: Dordrecht – Willemstad – Tholen – Kreekrak lock – Antwerp
Day 4: Antwerp
Day 5: Antwerp – Temse – St. Amands
Day 6: St. Amands – Dendermonde – Ghent
Day 7: Ghent – Bruges
Day 8: Bruges

Day 1:    Amsterdam - Vianen

Embarkation and check-in where the crew will welcome you on board is at 1 p.m. At around 2 p.m. the ship will depart from Amsterdam for Vianen, a small fortified village on the Lek River. After dinner you have the opportunity to enjoy a short first test ride through the surrounding area.

Day 2:    Vianen – Schoonhoven – Kinderdijk – Dordrecht
32 km

Today you will cycle along a beautiful route to Schoonhoven – nicknamed Zilverstad (“Silver City”) – a city renowned for its talented silver smiths since the 17th century. Later in the day as you cycle through the Alblasserwaard region you will reach Kinderdijk, a village famous for its impressive row of 19 large windmills. All 19 windmills have a UNESCO cultural heritage listing and are a definite highlight – you will have the opportunity to visit one so don’t forget to bring your camera! From nearby Alblasserdam you will take the “Waterbus”, a fast ferry, that will take you and your bicycle in approx. 10 minutes to Dordrecht, one of the oldest towns in Holland.
(32 km / 19mi. or  56 km / 34 mi.)

Day 3:    Dordrecht – Willemstad – Tholen – Kreekrak lock – Antwerp
36 km

As you enjoy your breakfast aboard the ship, the ship will sail to Willemstad where you will start your day’s cycling. Willemstad is a beautiful old fortified town on the Haringvliet waterway. Your bicycle ride goes to Tholen, once was an island in the middle of the large Zeeland streams, where many people fished for their living. Nowadays Tholen is connected to the mainland in various ways. But it is still a picturesque village with many relics of an eventful past.

In the afternoon you will once again board the ship which will sail to the port city of Antwerp, situated on the river Schelde. Antwerp is famous for handling up to 80% of the world’s rough diamonds and is a city with a long list of attractions 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. After dinner you can visit the beautiful old city center.
(26 km / 23 mi. or 44 km / 28 mi.)

Day 4:    Antwerp

Today your barge stays in Antwerp. This means you will have an entire day to discover this city of culture, filled with cobblestones, and Flemish Baroque masterpieces. You can visit the Rubens House, the palazzo where the brilliant and versatile artist lived with his family. You will find some of his paintings to admire just a ten-minute walk away in the “Onze Lieve Vrouwe (Our Dear Lady) Cathedral.” Other ideas for spending a pleasant afternoon here are to visit the famous beer brewery of ‘de Koninck’ for a tour and tasting, explore the fascinating Museum on the Scheldt River (MAS — Museum aan de Stroom) or go shopping in Antwerp’s welcoming shopping area. Dinner tonight is not included as you have the chance to dine at a restaurant of your choosing. If needed, your crew can provide restaurant recommendations.

Day 5:    Antwerp – Temse – St. Amands
34 km

This morning you will cycle out of Antwerp along a picturesque section of the Schelde River to St. Amands your home for the night. There is only one way to describe the landscape around the Schelde and that is “magnificent”. It is without doubt one of the natural highlights of the tour.
(34 km / 21 mi. or 49 km / 31 mi.)

Day 6:    St. Amands – Dendermonde – Ghent
52 km

Today you will continue to follow the river Schelde to Ghent where the ship will moor for the night at a lock in a suburb of town. Ghent is a lively university city that boasts a rich history. Since Roman times Ghent’s position at the junction of Leie and Schelde Rivers has ensured that it has been a successful trading port.  In total the city features an Opera House, 18 museums, more than 100 churches and over 400 historical buildings. Major attractions are St. Bavo Cathedral where a number of masterpieces of medieval art including the world famous ‘Adoration of the Mystic Lamb’ by Jan van Eyck are kept and the 91-metre-tall belfry of Ghent, one of three medieval towers that overlook the old city center. Before dinner a small canal boat will take you for a guided tour through the historic city.
(52km / 32 mi.)

Day 7:    Ghent – Bruges
22 km

Today you will cycle from Ghent through the beautiful Flemish countryside of western Flanders to Bruges, widely described as the ‘Venice of the North’ and arguably the most beautiful of all the Flemish cities. Bruges attracts more than two million visitors every year who come to see the picturesque medieval town center of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed historic city and a long list of historic attractions. An outstanding example of a medieval historic settlement, Bruges has managed to maintain its historic fabric as it has evolved over the centuries, with the result that today the city’s original Gothic buildings form an integral part of the town’s identity. While you are here you can visit one of Bruges many museums or simply take in the stunning beauty and culture of this unforgettable city from the comfort of a sidewalk café.
(22 km / 13 mi. or 45 km / 28 mi.)

Day 8:    Bruges

End of your tour: Disembarkation after breakfast until 9.30 a.m.

prices

 *Start in Bruges

MS FLUVIUS (different sailing schedule)

Twin Lower Deck

Twin Upper Deck

Single Lower Deck

Double Upper Deck

Small Twin Lower Deck

Prijs per persoon €      Euro   Euro  Euro  Euro Euro
Saturday 17-04-2021 989,00 1189,00 1483,50 1289,00 939,00
Saturday* 24-04-2021 1039,00 1239,00 1558,50 1339,00 989,00
Saturday 01-05-2021 1039,00 1239,00  1558,50 1339,00 989,00
Saturday* 08-05-2021 1039,00 1239,00 1558,50 1339,00 989,00
Saturday 15-05-2021  1039,00  1239,00  1558,50  1339,00  989,00
Saturday* 22-05-2021  1039,00  1239,00  1558,50  1339,00  989,00
Saturday 29-05-2021  1039,00  1239,00  1558,00  1339,00  989,00
Saturday* 05-06-2021 1039,00 1239,00 1558,00 1339,00 989,00
Saturday 12-06-2021 1039,00 1239,00 1558,00 1339,00 989,00
Saturday* 19-06-2021  1039,00 1239,00  1558,00  1339,00  989,00
Saturday 26-06-2021  1039,00  1239,00  1558,50  1339,00  989,00
Saturday* 03-07-2021 1039,00 1239,00 1558,50 1339,00 989,00
Saturday 10-07-2021 1039,00 1239,00 1558,50 1339,00 989,00
Saturday* 17-07-2021 1039,00 1239,00 1558,50 1339,00 989,00
Saturday 24-07-2021 1039,00 1239,00 1558,50 1339,00 989,00
Saturday* 31-07-2021 1039,00 1239,00 1558,50 1339,00 989,00
Saturday 07-08-2021 1039,00 1239,00 1558,50 1339,00 989,00
Saturday* 14-08-2021 1039,00 1239,00 1558,50 1339,00 989,00
Saturday 21-08-2021 1039,00 1239,00 1558,50 1339,00 989,00
Saturday* 28-08-2021 1039,00 1239,00 1558,50 1339,00 989,00
Saturday 04-09-2021 1039,00 1239,00 1558,50 1339,00 989,00
Saturday* 11-09-2021 1039,00 1239,00 1558,50 1339,00 989,00
Saturday 18-09-2021 1039,00 1239,00 1558,50 1339,00 989,00
Saturday* 25-09-2021 1039,00 1239,00 1558,50 1339,00 989,00

 

Fleur (different sailing schedule)

Twin  Lower Deck

Single  Lower Deck

Prijs per persoon €   Euro  Euro
Saturday* 09-10-2021 1159,00 1738,50

 

Zwaantje (different sailing schedule)

Twin Lower Deck

Single main Deck

Prijs per persoon €      Euro  Euro
Saturday* 10-07-2021  1249,00  1873,50
Saturday 17-07-2021 1249,00   1873,50

  

MS MAGNIFIQUE II

Twin Lower Deck

Single main Deck Twin or Triple Lower Deck Premium twin Cabin Suite upper Deck
Prijs per persoon €                   Euro  Euro  Euro Euro Euro
Thursday* 13-05-2021 1329,00 1993,50 1329,00 1529,00 1829,00
Thursday 20-05-2021 1329,00 1993,50 1329,00 1529,00 1829,00
Thursday* 27-05-2021 1329,00 1993,50  1329,00 1529,00 1829,00
Thursday 03-06-2021 1329,00 1993,50 1329,00 1529,00 1829,00
Thursday* 10-07-2021 1329,00 1993,50 1329,00  1529,00  1829,00
Thursday 17-06-2021  1329,00 1993,50  1329,00  1529,00 1829,00
Thursday* 24-06-2021 1329,00 1993,50 1329,00 1529,00 1829,00
Thursday 01-07-2021 1329,00 1993,50 1329,00 1529,00 1829,00
Thursday* 08-07-2021 1279,00 1918,50 1279,00 1479,00 1779,00
Thursday 15-07-2021 1279,00 1918,50 1279,00 1479,00 1779,00
Thursday* 22-07-2021 1279,00 1918,50 1279,00 1479,00 1779,00
Thursday* 05-08-2021  1279,00  1918,50  1279,00  1479,00  1779,00
Thursday 12-08-2021 1279,00 1918,50 1279,00 1479,00 1779,00
Thursday* 19-08-2021 1279,00 1918,50 1279,00 1479,00 1779,00
Thursday 26-08-2021 1329,00 1993,50 1329,00 1529,00 1829,00
Thursday* 02-09-2021 1329,00 1993,50 1329,00 1529,00 1829,00
Thursday 09-09-2021 1329,00 1993,50 1329,00 1529,00 1829,00
Thursday* 16-09-2021 1329,00 1993,50 1329,00 1529,00 1829,00
Thursday 30-09-2021 1329,00 1993,50 1329,00 1529,00 1829,00
Thursday* 07-10-2021 1179,00 1768,50 1179,00 1379,00 1679,00
Thursday 14-10-2021 1179,00 1768,50 1179,00 1379,00 1679,00

 

MS MAGNIFIQUE III      Twin Lower Deck Single Lower Deck Twin or Triple Lower Deck Suite upper Deck
Prijs per persoon €  Euro Euro Euro Euro
Tuesday 11-05-2021 1329,00 1729,00 1329,00 1829,00
Tuesday* 01-06-2021 1329,00 1729,00 1329,00 1829,00
Tuesday 08-06-2021 1329,00 1729,00 1329,00  1829,00
Tuesday* 15-06-2021 1329,00 1729,00 1329,00 1829,00
Tuesday 22-06-2021 1329,00 1729,00 1329,00  1829,00
Tuesday* 29-06-2021 1329,00 1729,00 1329,00 1829,00
Tuesday 20-07-2021 1279,00 1918,50 1279,00 1779,00
Tuesday* 27-07-2021 1279,00 1918,50 1279,00 1779,00
Tuesday 03-08-2021 1279,00 1659,00 1279,00 1779,00
Tuesday* 10-08-2021 1279,00 1659,00 1279,00 1779,00
Tuesday 17-08-2021 1279,00 1659,00 1279,00 1779,00
Tuesday* 24-08-2021 1279,00 1659,00 1279,00 1779,00
Tuesday 31-08-2021 1329,00 1729,00 1329,00 1829,00
Tuesday* 07-09-2021 1329,00 1729,00 1329,00 1829,00
Tuesday 14-09-2021 1279,00 1659,00 1279,00 1779,00
Tuesday* 21-09-2021 1329,00 1729,00 1329,00 1829,00
Tuesday 28-09-2021 1329,00 1729,00 1329,00 1829,00
Tuesday* 05-10-2021 1279,00 1659,00 1279,00 1779,00
Tuesday 12-10-2021 1179,00 1529,00 1179,00 1679,00
Tuesday* 19-10-2021 1179,00 1529,00 1179,00 1679,00

 

MS MAGNIFIQUE IV Twin Lower Deck Single main Deck Suite upper Deck
Prijs per persoon €  Euro Euro Euro
Thursday 29-04-2021 1329,00 1993,50 1829,00
Thursday* 06-05-2021   1329,00 1993,50 1829,00
Thursday 13-05-2021   1329,00 1993,50 1829,00
Thursday 27-05-2021   1329,00 1993,50 1829,00
Thursday* 03-07-2021 1329,00 1993,50 1829,00
Thursday 24-06-2021 1329,00 1993,50 1829,00
Thursday* 01-07-2021  1329,00  1993,50 1829,00
Thursday 08-07-2021  1279,00  1918,50  1779,00
Thursday* 15-07-2021 1279,00  1918,50  1779,00
Thursday 22-07-2021 1279,00 1918,50 1779,00
Thursday* 29-07-2021 1279,00 1918,50 1779,00
Thursday 05-08-2021 1279,00 1918,50 1779,00
Thursday* 12-08-2021 1279,00 1918,50 1779,00
Thursday 19-08-2021 1279,00 1918,50 1779,00
Thursday* 26-08-2021 1329,00 1993,50 1829,00
Thursday 02-09-2021 1329,00 1993,50 1829,00
Thursday 16-09-2021 1329,00 1993,50 1829,00
Thursday* 23-09-2021 1329,00 1993,50 1829,00
Thursday 30-09-2021 1329,00 1993,50 1829,00
Thursday* 07-10-2021 1179,00 1768,50 1679,00

 

 

Accommodation

Fluvius
The Fluvius has been a popular choice for guests for a number of years now on the cycling cruises between Amsterdam and Bruges. The former cargo barge was totally rebuilt and extended in 2003 into a luxury river cruise barge. In winter 2017-2018, four additional upper deck double cabins were realized. The Fluvius sails under Dutch flag and management. The Fluvius now caters for max. 44 passengers.

Description of the cabins:
The Fluvius has eighteen twin cabins and four double cabins. On the upper deck, there are three standard twin cabins (11 m² – 118 sq.ft. ) with two separate single beds and four double cabins (12 m² – 129 sq.ft. ) with a double bed (140 x 200 cm) and a large panoramic window. On the lower deck you will find fourteen standard twin cabins (11 m² – 118 sq.ft.) and one smaller twin cabin (10 m² – 108 sq.ft.), all of which have two separate single beds. On prior request, a child’s cot can be placed in two of the standard twin cabins

Each cabin has an en-suite bathroom with shower, toilet and basin. All twin cabins have a fixed window, the panoramic window in the double cabins can be opened. Each cabin has an individually adjustable air-conditioning unit, a ventilation system, a flatscreen TV and a hair dryer.

Description of the ship:
The Fluvius has a large lounge (air-conditioned) with TV, bar and a semi-separate restaurant area. Wi-Fi is available. The barge also has a large sun deck with sitting places (tables and chairs) and a storage room for the bikes. While cruising, you can enjoy the scenery from here.

Fleur
The Fleur started cruising in 2002. This small, yet very tasteful passenger barge with its sleek lines was built to fit the smaller locks and canals in France and has been cruising the French waters ever since. In 2018 Steffie Kranz and Evert Jan Muurling, will take over ownership. Steffie and Evert Jan have been in the business for more than 15 years. These years of experience and commitment are reflected in every detail and guarantee that your vacation will be a pleasant one.

Description of the cabins:
On the lower deck, the Fleur has ten comfortable guest cabins (9 m² – 97 sq.ft.) with two separate single beds. Each cabin has a private shower, toilet and basin, central heating and air-conditioning; windows are fixed for safety reasons. Furthermore, in each cabin you will find a mini safe and hair dryer.

Description of the ship:
On the upper deck, there is a lounge with large windows, a roomy sitting area, a dining area, a cozy bar, central heating and air-conditioning. Wi-Fi is available. On the upper deck you will also find the half-covered sun deck, which is the ideal place to drink a cup of coffee or an aperitif and to enjoy the scenery while cruising.

Zwaantje
The Zwaantje (little Swan) is a new built passenger barge. Since September 2014, the „Zwaantje“ has new owners and operators: Martijn van Tatenhove and Marjorie Kersten, who have experience as operators of a passenger barge for many years. Martijn is your captain on board; he grew up in a family in the hotel and restaurant business and is also a licensed chef. Marjorie graduated in Tourism at the Breda High School and has been working in public relations. The sympathetic and very motivated couple have restyled the interior of the “Zwaantje” in winter 2014-2015 and have created a warm and cozy atmosphere. The Zwaantje sails under Dutch flag and management and is a very popular small river barge on several tours in The Netherlands, Belgium and France.

Description of the cabins:
On the lower deck, the Zwaantje has twelve comfortable guest cabins. Ten twins (7 m² – 75 sq.ft.) with two separate single beds and two doubles (6 m² – 65 sq.ft.) with one double bed. Each cabin has a private shower, toilet and basin. All cabins have ventilation, central heating, air-conditioning and a window; the windows in the doubles can be opened, the windows in the twins are fixed for safety reasons. Furthermore, in each cabin you will find a mini safe and hair dryer.

Description of the ship:
On the upper deck you will find the nice and cozy salon with heating, air conditioning, large panoramic windows, a restaurant area, lounge corner and a small bar. Wi-Fi is available. The Zwaantje also has a very spacious sun deck with chairs and tables where you can relax, enjoy the scenery while sailing or join the skipper in the wheel house.

Magnifique II
The premium ship Magnifique II was constructed in 2015/2016. The proud owner, Walter van Berkum, is one of the most experienced ship builders and operators of the fleet: he converted several former cargo ships into beautiful passenger ships. By constructing the Magnifique II, Walter was the first one to introduce “upper deck suites” for smaller passenger barges. The Magnifique II has set new standards for comfort for bike and barge tours. The vessel sails under Dutch flag and management and is a very popular ship on several tours in The Netherlands and Belgium.

Description of the cabins:
The upper deck has four spacious suites (14 m² – 151 sq.ft.) with two separate single beds, a small sitting area and large panoramic windows, of which the middle part can be opened. The lower deck has thirteen cabins: one premium twin cabin (13 m² – 140 sq.ft.) with two separate single beds and a small sitting area and twelve beautiful twin cabins (11 m² – 118 sq.ft.) with 2 separate single beds. In most cabins, on prior request, the beds can be set together as a double bed. On request, an extra bed is available in two twin cabins and one upper deck suite for children up to age 16 (above one of the other beds). All cabins have en-suite facilities with a shower, toilet and sink. The cabins on the lower deck have portholes (fixed for safety reasons), upper deck suites have 2 m / 6.6 ft. wide windows (which can be partly opened) and the air conditioning in all cabins can be individually regulated. Furthermore, in each cabin you will find a flat screen satellite TV, a mini safe and a hair dryer.

Description of the ship:
The upper deck has a large, tastefully furnished and spacious salon with air conditioning, a restaurant area, a beautiful bar and a lounge area  with cozy sitting area, a wide screen TV and large panoramic windows. Wi-Fi is available. The Magnifique II has a beautiful, partly covered teak wooden sun deck with chairs and tables on the aft deck and a cycle storage on the front deck. On the top deck, the barge has a whirlpool/Jacuzzi and some deckchairs to relax while you enjoy the scenery when cruising.

Magnifique III
Our premium ship Magnifique III was launched in 2018. The proud owner, Walter van Berkum, one of the most experienced ship builders and operators of the fleet, already converted several former cargo ships into beautiful passenger barges. The Magnifique III meets the highest standards for comfort for bike and barge tours. The vessel sails under Dutch flag and management on several tours in The Netherlands and Belgium.

Description of the cabins:
The upper deck has five spacious suites (16 m² –  172 sq.ft.) with two separate single beds, a small sitting area and a “French Balcony”: ceiling-to-floor sliding glass doors. The lower deck has fourteen beautiful twin cabins (12 m² – 129 sq.ft.) with two separate single beds and two single cabins (9 m² – 97 sq.ft.). In most cabins and all suites, on prior request, the beds can be set together as a double bed. On request, an additional third bed is available in one of the suites and one of the twin cabins for children up to age 16 (Pullman bed, above one of the other beds). All cabins have en-suite facilities with a shower, toilet and basin. The cabins on the lower deck have portholes (fixed for safety reasons), upper deck suites have sliding glass doors that can be partly opened. The air conditioning in all cabins can be individually regulated. Furthermore, in each cabin you will find a flat screen satellite TV, a mini safe and a hair dryer.

Description of the ship:
The upper deck has a large, tastefully furnished salon with a restaurant area, a nice bar and a lounge area with cozy sitting corners, a wide screen TV and large panoramic windows. There are also two TV screens (a camera and a navigation system) to see the real-time movement and position of the barge. Wi-Fi is available. Large glass doors open to the beautiful partially roofed teak wood sundeck with chairs and tables on the aft deck. There is a cycle deck on the front deck. On the top deck, the barge has a whirlpool/Jacuzzi and some deckchairs to relax and enjoy the scenery while cruising.

Magnifique IV
Following the overwhelming success of our premium barges Magnifique, Magnifique II (2016), and Magnifique III (2018), we are proud to announce the construction of a new sister for the family: the Magnifique IV. This new addition will sail for Boat Bike Tours and Cultural Cruises Europe as of spring 2020.

Sailing under the Dutch flag
Master shipbuilder Walter van Berkum is one of the most experienced operators of our fleet, having already converted several former cargo ships into luxury passenger barges. As the proud owner of the Magnifique IV, he is dedicated to ensuring this beautiful ship meets the highest standards of quality and comfort for our bike and barge tours. The Magnifique IV will sail under the Dutch flag and host several tours in the Netherlands and Belgium. Accommodating no more than 36 passengers plus crew, the vessel is designed to create a welcoming atmosphere and personal experience for everyone on board.

An impression of our newest ship:
The Magnifique IV’s upper deck features a spacious and tastefully-decorated salon with air conditioning, a bar and lounge area. Here you will find large panoramic windows, a widescreen TV, and information screens displaying the barge’s real-time location. Wi-Fi is also available. The comfortable and inviting restaurant is separated from the kitchen by a glass wall, so you can see our talented chefs in action. Large glass doors open onto a beautiful partially-covered teak sundeck, furnished with tables and chairs.
The front deck has space to accommodate bicycles, while the top deck boasts a hot tub and deckchairs, from which you can enjoy the scenery.

A variety of comfortable cabins:
In addition to the bar and lounge area, the upper deck houses 10 generous suites, while the lower deck houses eight twin cabins and the dining room. The spacious suites, each measuring 16 m² (172 ft²), have two separate beds, set next to each other as a hotel style bed (200 x 160 cm – 78 x 62 inches), a cozy sitting area, and a large sliding window. The twin cabins below deck, measuring 12 m² (129 ft²) feature two single beds and fixed portholes. All cabins have their own private bathroom with shower, basin and toilet; as well as individually-regulated air-conditioning, flat screen satellite TV, mini safe and hair dryer.

 

practical info

Vegetarian meals are possible at no surcharge. Other diets (like gluten free or for lactose intolerance) are possible at a fee. All diets and vegetarian meals must be booked and confirmed well in advance (only vegan meals are not possible).

Included:

  • 8 days/7 nights
  • 7 x breakfast
  • Packed lunches
  • 6 x 3-course dinner (7x 3-course dinner with Fluvius)
  • Coffee and tea (till 4 PM with Fluvius)
  • Welcome drink
  • Use of bed linen and towels
  • Daily cleaning of the cabin (Gandalf: cleaning of the cabin once a week)
  • Climate-controlled cabin (Fluvius)
  • Daily briefings
  • Fully guided cycling tours 
  • Some short walking tours
  • Maps and notes for cycling tours (1 set per cabin)
  • GPS tracks
  • Use of a waterproof pannier bag
  • Use of a helmet (not with the Fluvius)
  • Water bottle (not with the Fluvius)
  • Fees for ferries / waterbus
  • Canal tour through the center of Amsterdam (not with the Fluvius)
  • Entrance cathedral Antwerp (not with the Fluvius)
  • Canal trip through Ghent (not with the Fluvius)
  • Wi-Fi


NOT INCLUDED:

  • 1x dinner (Zwaantje/Fleur: Antwerp; Magnifiques: Antwerp or Bruges)
  • Coffee and tea after 4 PM (only for the Fluvius)
  • Drinks
  • Coffee and tea on board on other hours
  • Bicycle rental or E-bike rental
  • Helmet rental (only for the Fluvius)
  • Personal insurances
  • Gratuities (at your discretion)
  • Entrance fees and excursions
  • Transfers to/from the docking place
  • Parking fees

Fluvius
Rental bicycle: € 85 per week
Rental E-Bike: € 185 per week (only on request, limited number available)
Helmets: A helmet can be rented for € 10 per week, only on prior reservation and payment.
Canal cruise Amsterdam: Ticket for a 1-hour canal cruise through Amsterdam – special price for our guests: € 14 (at the ticket desk approx.: € 18). Please book your ticket in advance and you can collect it on board of your ship on the first day of the tour.

Fleur, Zwaantje, Magnifiques
Rental bicycle: € 95per week
Rental E-Bike: € 210 per week (only on request, limited number available)

It's possible to purchase an optional limitation of liability for damage and loss of your rented bicycle or e-bike: 
Limitation of liability (damage) rental bicycle € 10/tour
Limitation of liability (damage) rental e-bike € 25/tour

This package includes:

  • In case of theft of a properly locked bicycle, you are not liable for the loss/cost of the stolen bicycle, as long as you can present the original key of the lock as proof;
  • In case of a breakdown, technical failure or flat tire during your tour – but only after you have called and spoken to your tour leader – you can arrange the repair at a local bicycle shop (fietsenmaker). After presenting the receipt, repair costs will be reimbursed;
  • In case of damage, no cost for repair will be charged, except when this is a result of your own deliberate or neglectful acting;
  • When – as a result of a breakdown, technical failure or damage during your cycling tour – you cannot continue your cycling tour with this bicycle, and after you have spoken with your tour leader, you can safely store and lock the bicycle and travel to your ship by public transportation (if not available: by taxi). After arrival on board travel costs will be reimbursed;
  • If necessary and applicable, you can use another bicycle/e-bike for the remaining days of the tour at no extra costs.

**: These arrangements solely apply to and are valid for bicycles and E-bikes that have been rented from Boat Bike Tours. For tours, for which Boat Bike Tours is not the organizing tour operator (but the intermediary), and another partner company is the organizing tour operator, other arrangements may apply.

Please note: For safety reasons, it is not allowed to use the rental (e-) bikes for self-arranged rides in Amsterdam: in these cases, the limitation of liability does not apply.

Almost all of the rental bicycles are traditional touring bicycles (women’s models) with 7 or 8 gears, hand brakes (some with pedal brake) and pannier bags.  E-bikes feature a small electric engine and battery that assist and ease your pedaling, but they do not feature autonomous propulsion. It is like having a tailwind, so it is easier, but you still have to pedal.
Please note: all bicycles have normal pedals, no click pedals. So please wear ordinary sporting shoes. Changing pedals is not possible.

Prices for other rental bicycles, like children’s bikes, tandems, trailer bikes (slip streamers), children’s seats, and bike trailers are available on request. Guests are also allowed to bring their own bicycles or E-bikes, please let us know so we can reserve a space on board for you. 
Parking own bicycle: € 10 per week (only a limited number of parking places available)
Parking + charge station own E-Bike: € 25 per week (only a limited number of parking places available)
However, the crew or tour operator is in no way responsible for any damage, loss or theft of such bicycles.
Please note: it is not possible to bring your own bicycle/E-Bike on these ships, due to a lack of space on deck.

Parking in Amsterdam (valet parking): prices and pre-booking on request.
Embarking on a boat bike tour means leaving your worries behind. If you’re arriving for one of our tours by car then you can start your carefree experience immediately thanks to the CentralParking valet service.

With this parking service, you can drive directly to your ship’s departure dock. Arrange a drop-off time in advance and a CentralParking valet driver will be waiting to help you with your luggage. Your valet will then drive your car to a secure garage where it will be parked under 24/7 camera surveillance.

Set a pick-up time with CentralParking for your return and your car will be ready and waiting for you when the ship arrives, so you can set out on the road immediately.

reviews

04-06-2019

...The Magnifique iii ship was fantastic, the crew extremely helpfull and friendly. The ride was easy, the routes very interesting. We had a wonderful time!...

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