Southern Tour of Holland

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8 Day(s)
Easy
288 Km
avg 48 Km
Hosted

Cities and countryside

It doesn’t get any better than the Southern Tour of Holland on board your home away from home, the ship De Amsterdam or De Nassau. Not only will you get the chance to visit a number of famous Dutch cities, but you will also uncover another side of Holland as you cycle through the countryside – the country’s “Green Heart”. It is here that you will see a landscape of water, meadows, grazing cows, windmills and picturesque farms… it is a landscape that is impossible to feel or look any more Dutch. In short the Southern Tour is the perfect tour for anyone wanting to see as much of “typical” central Holland as is possible in one week. What you will come away with at the end of the tour is a greater appreciation of why this part of the Netherlands attracts so many visitors from all corners of the globe every year. As well as being able to discover the natural beauty of Holland’s Green Heart you will visit:

    The world famous city of Amsterdam
    Utrecht, the geographical center of The Netherlands
    Rotterdam, the busiest port in Europe
    Delft, a city with close ties to the Dutch Royal family and the world renowned painter Johannes Vermeer
    Haarlem, a sightseeing paradise

Other attractions over the course of the tour include the cheese city of Gouda, the windmills at Kinderdijk (Unesco World Heritage Site), the silver city of Schoonhoven, the dunes and beaches of the North Sea coastline and the open air museum “Zaanse Schans”.

Information

Tour Location

Country:
Netherlands
From:
Amsterdam
To:
Amsterdam

Tour Information

Guiding:
Hosted
Duration:
8 Days
Level:
Easy
Tour Type:
Bike and Boat
More Options:
Loop/Roundtrip|Electric Bike
Tour Language:
English
Cost From:
EUR 749

Tour Distance & Dates

Distance:
288 Km
Riding Days:
6
Month(s):
May|June|August|September

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 till 4 PM
Welcome drink
Use of bed linen and towels
Daily cleaning of the cabin
Climate-controlled cabin
Daily briefings
Semi guided cycling tours (guest cycle independently, tour leader also cycles the tour);
Some short walking tours
Maps and notes for cycling tours (1 set per cabin)
GPS tracks
Use of a waterproof pannier bag
Wi-Fi
Live music on board

Exclusions

Coffee and tea on board after 4 PM
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.: € 16). Please book your ticket in advance and you can collect it on board of your ship on the first day of the tour.
Fully guided cycling: On a few departure dates (De Amsterdam: May 4 and 25, June 15, Aug. 31 and Sept. 14; De Nassau on May 11) you can book a “fully guided” option.

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