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Northern Tour-Angela Esmee
Tour Location
Country:
Netherlands
From:
Amsterdam
To:
Amsterdam
Tour Information
Guiding:
Guided
Support:
Luggage Transfer, Phone Support, Maps or GPS
Duration:
8 days
Bike Options:
Electric Bike available, Bike hire available
Tour Language:
English
Tour Type:
Family
Cost From:
€599
Tour Distance & Dates
Month(s):
Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Tour Operator:
Boat-Bike Tours
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Northern Tour-Angela Esmee

8 Days

During this fascinating Northern Holland cycling cruise on board the ship Angela Esmee you will discover the best of what the beautiful Provinces of North Holland and Friesland offer. Explore flat “polder” landscapes – a polder is a low-lying tract of land enclosed by embankments – the North Sea coast, towering sand dunes, long sandy beaches, historic windmills, the island of Texel and the many picturesque harbor towns along the coast of IJsselmeer Lake. It is without doubt a tour not to be missed!

Nowhere else in the world will you find an area as fascinating to explore as the Dutch Provinces of North Holland and Friesland, two areas rich in tradition, full of romantic fishing and harbor villages, picturesque lakes and expansive North Sea vistas. Over the course of your week on board your floating hotel, the ship Angela Esmee, you will be able to discover typical Dutch culture in picturesque harbor towns and small villages while you cycle through a flat “polder land”, extensively reclaimed over the centuries from the North Sea. What you will soon realize is the truth behind the proverb “God created the earth but the Dutch made Holland”, such has been the extent of land reclamation in the region you will be cycling through. Since the 17th century in an effort to save disappearing land from encroaching water, protective dikes have been built, low lying land has been pumped dry and tidal dams have been created in creeks to prevent flooding, with the result that today’s green flat polder landscape is full of agricultural enterprise. Given the Dutch love of cycling, the region is crisscrossed with many quiet cycle tracks that stretch from one end of the region to the other. You will be amazed by the beauty of the North Sea beaches, the towering sand dunes – who said there were no hills in Holland! – the extremely bike friendly island of Texel, the beautiful flat landscapes, small dreamlike farm villages and picturesque harbor villages. During the second part of the tour you will cross the large lake IJsselmeer to Stavoren in the Province of Friesland. Other highlights during your week tour include the open air museum “Zaanse Schans”, the historic city center of Alkmaar and the old harbor cities of Medemblik, Enkhuizen, Hoorn and Volendam, the islands of Texel and Marken and – of course – Amsterdam with its beautiful canals.
Accommodation
Double Occupancy / Twin Share, Boat or Barge
Single Supplement: Available
Booking Conditions
Reservation fee: €15 per booking/group (obligatory)
Inclusions
Tour and accommodation on board 8 days/7 nights (Saturday-Saturday) from/to Amsterdam, cabin in the booked category;
Full board (7x breakfast, 6x picnic lunch during bike tours, 7x three course dinner);
Use of bed linen and towels (change of towels daily possible); daily light cleaning of the cabin;
Welcoming drink and -speech on the first evening;
Experienced and local Tour leader
Exclusions
Transfers to/from the docking place Sumatrakade in Amsterdam;
Reservation fee;
Rental bicycle or e-bike(optional);
Rental bike helmet: € 10 per piece/week (optional)
Other transfers;
Parking fees;
Entrance fees & excursions;
Fees for ferries during cycling tours;
Drinks on board;
Personal insurances;
Gratuities (at your discretion/optional);
Dietary requirements on request/surcharges
Options
Rental bicycle with 7 gears, hand brakes, pannier bag : €70 per week
Rental E-Bike 7-8 gears, range 60-65 km (36-39 miles), pannier bag: €165 per week (only on request, limited number available)
Rental bike helmet: € 10 per piece/week (optional)
Ticket canal tour Amsterdam, approx. 60 minutes – for our guests with discount: € 12,50 (at the ticket desk approx.: €16)
Parking Amsterdam (valet parking): rates and reservation on request
Family special on select departures
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