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Hanseatic Cities Tour
Tour Location
Country:
Netherlands
From:
Amsterdam
To:
Amsterdam
Tour Information
Guiding:
Guided
Support:
Maps or GPS
Duration:
8 days
Level:
Easy
Terrain:
Flat
Bike Options:
Bike included
Tour Language:
English
Cost From:
On Request
Tour Distance & Dates
Tour Operator:
Van Gogh Tours

Hanseatic Cities Tour

8 Days Easy

The Hanseatic League was a confederation of merchant guilds and cities located from the Baltic to the North Sea during medieval times. It dominated maritime trade along the coast of Northern Europe. The “Hanseatic” Tour takes you through the central region of the Netherlands, which was originally shaped by rivers. It cuts through the Rhine valley and its very beautiful tributary the IJssel, and across the so-called border lakes. The IJssel forks from the Rhine near Arnhem. Of great scenic beauty, the 125 km winding river valley offers the cyclist a fantastic area in which to take trips without the inconvenience of any noteworthy differences in elevation. You visit various Hanseatic towns that flourished in the 12th and 13th centuries, due to the fact that the IJssel was then one of the most important trade routes in Europe. You then go on to visit the so-called border lakes of the IJssel lake which lie between the “old” land of many beautiful harbour towns and new Flevoland (once the bottom of the Ijssel lake) which was reclaimed in 1932. In this area you visit some picturesque fishing harbours. During the whole tour you travel through wood and moorland sections of the Achterhoek, Gooi and Veluwe nature reserves.
Accommodation
Double Occupancy / Twin Share, Boat or Barge
Single Supplement: Available
Inclusions
7 nights on board the ship (sheets, blankets and two towels)
7 breakfasts, 6 packed lunches and 7 dinners
Coffee and tea on board
7-speed bicycle, including pannier bags, lock, and water bottle
Admittance to the Zaanse Schans Museum
Tour guidance (multilingual)
Route directions and detailed maps (one per cabin)
Reservation costs
Exclusions
Airfare
Drinks (other than coffee or tea)
Canal tour in Amsterdam (€ 12, optional)
Ferry fees (about (€ 8)
Admission fees to the various museums or places of interest
Transfer between airport and barge in Amsterdam
Gratuity for the guide
Trip cancellation insurance
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