Green Heart of Holland

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8 Day(s)
Easy
304 Km
avg 51 Km
Self-guided

During this eight day, seven night tour on board the charming barge MS Jelmar you can cycle individually and at your own pace as you discover the ‘Green Heart’ of Holland, a region steeped in history, natural attractions, world famous cities and beautiful scenery.

Along the way you will visit historical cities such as Amsterdam, Haarlem, Rotterdam, Leiden and Gouda. You will discover many culturally historic attractions and, more importantly, you will be able to immerse yourself in the very heart of this fascinating and very Dutch part of Holland.

Also, if you are an art lover, you will enjoy the visits in Leiden, Haarlem and Delft where painters such as Rembrandt, Frans Hals and Vermeer lived and worked. But far from just being about big cities and Dutch history, this tour is also about the picturesque villages and beautiful scenery of the ‘green lung’ districts of central and South Holland. One thing is certain: by the end of the tour you will not only come away with a new-found appreciation for bike and barge cruising, but for everything that is Dutch.

A bonus during this tour is the fact that the Flora docks in and around the city centre of the various cities and villages visited at the end of each day’s cycling, giving you the opportunity to visit and explore at your leisure at night.

Information

Tour Location

Country:
Netherlands
From:
Amsterdam
To:
Amsterdam

Tour Information

Guiding:
Self-guided
Duration:
8 Days
Level:
Easy
Terrain:
Flat (mostly)
Tour Type:
Bike and Boat
More Options:
Loop/Roundtrip|Electric Bike
Tour Language:
English
Cost From:
EUR 939

Tour Distance & Dates

Distance:
304 Km
Riding Days:
6
Month(s):
May|June|August|September|October
Departure:
Saturdays

Additional Information

Accommodation:

Double Occupancy / Twin Share

Single Supplement: Available

Inclusions

8 days/7 nights
7 x breakfast
Packed lunches
7 x 3-course dinner
Coffee and tea on board
Welcome drink
Use of bed linen and towels
Daily cleaning of the cabins
Daily briefings by the crew
Maps and notes for cycling tours (1 set per cabin)
GPS tracks
Use of a waterproof pannier bag
Wi-Fi

Exclusions

Drinks
Bicycle rental or E-bike rental
Helmet rental
Personal insurances
Gratuities (at your discretion)
Entrance fees and excursions
Fees for ferries / waterbus
Transfers to/from the docking place
Parking fees

Options

Rental bicycle: €75 per week
Rental E-Bike: €175 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: € 12,50 (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.
Parking in Amsterdam (valet parking)
Gully guided tour available on certain dates
 

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