During this tour some of the most beautiful cities of Holland and Flanders are highlighted: Amsterdam, Antwerp, Ghent and Bruges, where you still can feel the charm of the days long gone. After embarkation in Amsterdam you will cross through a beautiful part of the Netherlands. After a short cruise with the ship, you bike along the winding small river Vecht with its impressive mansions and country houses on its banks. You visit a real Dutch cheese farm and the 19 Dutch windmills in Kinderdijk. Via Dordrecht and the fortified town of Willemstad, the ship cruises through the “Delta” Province of Zeeland to Belgium. You will spend the night in Antwerp, the city of Rubens, whose paintings can be admired in the cathedral.
Embarkation and check-in where the crew will welcome you on board is at 1 PM. At around 2 PM the MS Fluvius will leave Amsterdam and will sail to Vianen, a small fortified town on the river Lek, where you will spend the night. Here the bicycles will be distributed and you can enjoy a short bike ride (5-15 km/3-9 mi.).
After breakfast you will cycle a beautiful route to silver city Schoonhoven. Then further through the Alblasserwaard to Kinderdijk. There an impressive row of 19 large windmills appears (UNESCO cultural heritage). You can visit one of these mills. Nearby Alblasserdam the barge will pick you up to sail to Dordrecht, one of the oldest towns in Holland.
During breakfast the ship sails to Tholen. Then a bike tour through a forest area, “the Wouwse Plantage“, via Bergen op Zoom, towards the south to the impressive Kreekraksluis (lock). The ship is docked at the end of the dam and from here it will sails through the impressive port of Antwerp to the city. Antwerp is not only known as diamond city, but also as native city of painter Rubens. You will find some of his paintings in the “Onze Lieve Vrouwe (our lady) Cathedral”. After diner: a visit to the beautiful old city centre.
After breakfast you cycle out of the port to the Zeeschelde. You follow this beautiful but capricious tidal river upstream to Dendermonde. There is a beautiful bike path along the river, and the landscape around the Schelde is magnificent. You will cycle either to St-Amands or Dendermonde, a friendly little town along the river.
Bike tour from St-Amands or by barge to Dendermonde. From Dendermonde the bike tour follows again the river Schelde in the direction of Ghent. Ghent is a lively university city, again one with a rich past. In the afternoon you have the opportunity to discover the city some more, or to shop in the lively centre. The city was founded in Roman times, where the rivers Leie and Schelde converge. The convenient location has over the years brought much prosperity, culminating in the late 13th, early 14th century. The textile industry brought great wealth. In the city, many old patrician preserved. The Cloth Hall (1425) came cloth merchants together. The main church St. Bavo Cathedral, which is built in different ages and in different styles. In the cathedral are some masterpieces of medieval art, which "Adoration of the Mystic Lamb" by Jan van Eyck is the most famous. The ship is docked at the lock in Lovendegem, nearby Ghent.
Our last bike tour starts just outside the city and goes through the pleasant country side of Western Flanders to Bruges. Bruges, also called the Venice of the North, is maybe the most beautiful of all Flemish cities. Its old centre, which dates from the Middle Ages, is almost completely intact. Bruges was at that time a metropolis and center of commerce and art. You can still see this glory at the beautiful buildings. But Bruges is a also a nice town for shopping or going out.
The last bike tour takes you to a quiet canal along where you’ll find lots of poplars, through an attractive polder landscape with nice small farm houses to the North Sea coast. A 12 kilometer long sandy beach, numerous cafés and the attractive dune landscape of “Het Zwin” (an unique nature reserve) provide enough variety during your lunch break. Then back to Bruges.
After breakfast: end of the tour and disembarkation till 10:00 AM.
It is possible to book a bus transfer back to Amsterdam at the end of your trip for €100,- per person (only on Saturdays between May 4th and August 31st). If you are interested in this transfer, please mention this in the remark field of the booking form and then we will send you further details.
|Fluvius||Small Twin Lower Deck||Twin Cabin Lower Deck||Single Cabin Lower Deck||Twin Cabin Upper Deck||Double Cabin Upper Deck|
|Price per person €||Euro||Euro||Euro|
|Saturday 20-04-2019 (Amsterdam-Bruges)||839,00||889,00||1139,00||1039,00||1139,00|
|Saturday 27-04-2019 (Bruges-Amsterdam)||889,00||939,00||1189,00||1089,00||1189,00|
|Saturday 25-05-2019 (Bruges-Amsterdam)||889,00||939,00||1189,00||1089,00||1189,00|
|Saturday 08-06-2019 (Bruges-Amsterdam)||889,00||939,00||1189,00||1089,00||1189,00|
|Saturday 15-06-2019 (Amsterdam-Bruges)||889,00||939,00||1189,00||1089,00||1189,00|
|Saturday 22-06-2019 (Bruges-Amsterdam)||889,00||939,00||1189,00||1089,00||1189,00|
|Saturday 29-06-2019 (Amsterdam-Bruges)||889,00||939,00||1189,00||1089,00||1189,00|
|Saturday 13-07-2019 (Amsterdam-Bruges)||889,00||939,00||1189,00||1089,00||1189,00|
|Saturday 20-07-2019 (Bruges-Amsterdam)||889,00||939,00||1189,00||1089,00||1189,00|
|Saturday 27-07-2019 (Amsterdam-Bruges)||889,00||939,00||1189,00||1089,00||1189,00|
|Saturday 03-08-2019 (Bruges-Amsterdam)||889,00||939,00||1189,00||1089,00||1189,00|
|Saturday 10-08-2019 (Amsterdam-Bruges)||889,00||939,00||1189,00||1089,00||1189,00|
|Saturday 17-08-2019 (Bruges-Amsterdam)||889,00||939,00||1189,00||1089,00||1189,00|
|Saturday 24-08-2019 (Amsterdam-Bruges)||889,00||939,00||1189,00||1089,00||1189,00|
|Saturday 31-08-2019 (Bruges-Amsterdam)||889,00||939,00||1189,00||1089,00||1189,00|
|Saturday 07-09-2019 (Amsterdam-Bruges)||889,00||939,00||1189,00||1089,00||1189,00|
|Saturday 21-09-2019 (Amsterdam-Bruges)||889,00||939,00||1189,00||1089,00||1189,,00|
|Saturday 28-09-2019 (Bruges-Amsterdam)||839,00||889,00||1139,00||1039,00||1139,00|
|Gandalf||Twin Cabin Lower Deck||Single Cabin Lower Deck||Triple Cabin|
|Price per person €||Euro|
|Saturday 27-04-2019 (Amsterdam-Bruges)||939,00||1189,00||899,00|
|Saturday 29-06-2019 (Bruges-Amsterdam)||939,00||1189,00||899,00|
|Saturday 13-07-2019 (Amsterdam-Bruges)||939,00||1189,00||899,00|
|Saturday 17-08-2019 (Bruges-Amsterdam)||939,00||1189,00||899,00|
The small and comfortable river cruiser MS Fluvius has been a popular choice for guests for a number of years now on the Amsterdam to Bruges cycle tour. On board this cosy ship, which caters for a maximum of 36 guests, are a total of 19 cabins (approx. 10 M² = 108 square feet) all with shower and toilet, 2 low beds, air-conditioning that is individually adjustable and a ventilation system. There are 3 cabins on the upper deck (supplement) and 16 cabins on the lower deck. All cabins have a window (all windows are fixed). The salon with bar is a large room for common use and has a semi-separate restaurant area. On the large and partially roofed sun deck of the ca. 70 Metre-long ship are sitting places (tables and chairs) and storage room for the bikes. The ship, which sails under the Dutch flag, has been a very popular small river cruise ship for Boat & Bike Tours for many years in Holland, Belgium and Germany.
The small and comfortable passenger barge MS Gandalf caters for a maximum of 22 guests and has been on this beautiful and very beloved tour for a number of years. The barge has 10 twin cabins (ca. 8 M²) – with en-suite shower and toilet, 2 low beds and central heating; all cabins portholes can be opened. The salon, which doubles as your restaurant area, is similar to a comfortable living room and is for common at all times. There are two sun decks on the approx. 45 metre-long ship that have sitting areas with tables and chairs and storage room for the bikes. The MS Gandalf is also equipped with a double-roof of solar panels, with the electrical systems of the barge running for the greater part of the time on green energy! This is not only environmentally friendly, but also comfortable for guests as the ship rarely needs to use a generator to produce electricity meaning the nights are still and quiet on board. The popular barge has been sailing in Holland and Belgium for many years. Skipper Hans Petrus and his experienced crew offer you an exceptional vacation on board!
• Tour and accommodation on board 8 days / 7 nights (Sat.-Sat.) from/to Amsterdam or Bruges, cabin in the booked category on board of the MS Fluvius;
• Full board (7 x breakfast, 6 x picnic lunch during bike tours, 7 x three course dinner);
• Use of bed linen and towels (change of towels daily possible); daily short cleaning of the cabin;
• Welcoming drink and -speech on the first evening;
• Tour leader (multilingual) with daily briefings of the bike tours, some short city tours (free); during the day the tour leader is cycling the daily bike tour and can be reached by individual travelers on his/her cell phone; daily complete guided bike tours;
• Printed instructions and detailed maps for daily bike tours;
• Daily coffee and tea between 3 andl 4 PM.
Transfers to/from the docking places in Amsterdam and Bruges; reservation fee €15,00 (obligatory surcharge), rental bicycle, other transfers, dinner in Bruges, Antwerp respectively (restaurant recommendations available on board), parking fee, entrance fees & excursions, fees for ferries, drinks on board, personal insurances, gratuities (at your discretion). Special diets on request / surcharges may apply.
Reservation fee € 15 per booking/group (obligated)
Rental bicycle with 7 gear, hand- and/or pedal brakes, pannier bag : € 75 per week (optional)
Rental E-Bike: € 165 per week (only on request, limited number available, early bookings strongly recommended)
The General Conditions (travel conditions) Boat Bike Tours apply to cycling cruises, as well as to confirmation and cancellation of such tours. We would be pleased to send a copy of these conditions on request. These conditions constitute an essential part of the travel agreement when booking a tour. In principle, children are very welcome on board. However, before booking, we advise you to satisfy yourself that your child is able to manage a cycle trip of 30-60 km. Children’s bikes, tandems, parent-and-child tandems, slip streamers etc. or child’s saddles are available on request. Of course you may stay one or more days longer on board (children under the age of18 years must be under supervision). The interior of the ship is a no-smoking zone: smoking is only allowed on the sun deck. As a safety measure, a statutory smoking ban applies in all cabins; this means that all cabins and rooms on board are no-smoking zones