Brügge - Amsterdam, MS Fluvius

Holland meets Belgium

From Bruges, 'Venice of the North' you shall head to Amsterdam on this tour. In Belgium you will see its most impressive cities like Ghent and Antwerpen where you will see its gables and patrician houses, small alleys and its rich cultural past, which can still be seen today through the architecture and painting around. You will arrive in Holland having cycled along flat bike paths and you will find impressive cottages, cheese dairies and windmills lining your way. If you don't feel like cycling one day then you can stay on board the MS Fluvius and enjoy the views from there.  

During this tour, you can see stunning scenery by bike whilst the boat follows you along the rivers and canals. Once you have finished your cycle, you can get back on the boat at the agreed place. If you don't fancy cycling one day, that's fine - you can stay on the boat. 

  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • guided

Itinerary

Arrival and embarkation time between 1 pm and 2 pm in the beautiful city of Bruges, also called “Pearl of Flanders”. After a welcome meeting with the crew at 2 pm there is time for a short test-ride through the countryside around Bruges. After dinner the tour leader will take you for a walk through the city centre.

Today your first bike tour to Ghent through the flat land of West-Flanders will start. Your destination today is the historical centre of Ghent. Enjoy the beautiful parts of Ghent during an afternoon stroll. The barge is docked at a lock in Merelbeke, in a suburb of Thent and approx. 30 cycling minutes from the city centre.

Your bike tour leads along one of the most beautiful parts of the Schelde, a tidal river, today. You will follow it downstream. In Dendermonde it is worth visiting the St. Alexius Beguinage (1288). The departure time will be set by the skipper and is depending on high or low tide as the tide has effect on the speed of the barge. If necessary, shipping to St. Amands and overnight stay in St. Amands.

Today we will follow the Schelde further downstream via Temse to Antwerp. There is a beautiful cycling track along the river and the scenery is magnificent. The harbour city Antwerp with it´s beautiful inner city is well known as diamond city and the city where the famous painter Rubens was born.

The barge will sail over the Schelde-Rhine Canal, over the huge Kreekrak locks. Here your bicyle tour starts through the beautiful “Wouwse Plantage” forest to Tholen, a former fishing village amidst the large streams of the province of Zeeland. From Tholen you will join the ship again for a nice afternoon sail to the beautiful city Dordrecht, one of the oldest towns in Holland. Halfway the ship passes the impressive Volkerak lock system.

A fast ferry will bring you to Alblasserdam. From here you will cycle to Kinderdijk, famous for its impressive row of 19 UNESCO cultural heritage-listed windmills. You will continue via Schoonhoven to Vianen, a small fortified town on the river Lek.

First the ship cruises to Breukelen, where you disembark and your cycling tour starts. Cycle along the small river Vecht via the small villages of Nieuwersluis, Loenen and Vreeland to Nigtevecht, where you can visit a traditional cheese dairy. Continue cycling through the historical town of Muiden and on to Amsterdam where you will rejoin the barge for the final time in the Amsterdam harbor.

After breakfast: end of the tour and disembarkation till 09:30 am.

Tour character

Flat routes through Holland and Belgium along bike paths.

Self-guided or guided cycle trips: The guided bike tours are finalised depending on the group members and ability by the tour guide. For those doing a self-guided bike tour, you will get your route book when your board the boat. Each day you will cycle between 40 and 60km. All of the distances are approximations from the recommended bike tours. 

Prices and events

All data for 2019 at a glance
Season 1
Oct 12, 2019 |
Saturday
Season 2
May 11, 2019 | May 25, 2019 | Jul 6, 2019 | Jul 20, 2019 | Aug 3, 2019 | Aug 17, 2019 | Aug 31, 2019 | Sep 14, 2019 | Sep 28, 2019 |
Saturday
Bike & Boat Holland and Belgium - Bruges-Amsterdam - MS Magnifique, 8 days guided, BE-SHSBM-08G
Base price
1-bed-cabin
Surcharge 2-bed-cabin premium
Surcharge 3-bed-cabin premium
Discount 3-bed-cabin
1,079.00
390.00
200.00
120.00
-50.00
1,159.00
390.00
200.00
120.00
-50.00
Price
Rental bike 7-gear
Rental bike 7-gear with freewheel
Electric bike
80,00
80,00
175,00

Services and infos

Included:

  • 7 nights tour and accommodation on board of MS Fluvius in the booked category
  • Program according to the routing
  • Welcome drink
  • Full board (7 x breakfast, 6 x picnic lunch during bike tours, 6x coffee and tea in the afternoon till 4 PM,
  • 7 x 3 course dinner)
  • Daily cabin cleaning
  • Use of linen and towels
  • Daily briefing on the respective bike tours 
  • Tour guide for guided bike tours (for 18 persons or more two tour guides)
  • All charges for harbours, bridges and locks
  • Printed instructions and detailed maps for daily bike tours (deposited on board, 1 per cabin)
  • Fees for ferries

Arrival / Parking / Departure:

  • Central railway station Amsterdam near landing stage.
  • Guarded parking areas at the main station (Stationsplein), approx. 5–7 € per day. No reservation possible. Transfer by taxi from Stationsplein to ship berth approx. 15-25 €.
  • Return transfer by train from Amsterdam to Bruges approx. 40 € per person.

Number of participants:

  • Minimum of 24 people
 

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