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Amsterdam Classic Tulip Tour
Bike & Boat - Magnifique I

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Holland doesn’t come more bright and beautiful than this! Tour the colourful floral carpets of the famous Keukenhof bulb fields at Lisse. Wonder at the world’s largest flower auction in Aaalsmeer. Push your pedals gently around Amsterdam, Haarlem and discover all things Dutch at the Zaanse Schans open air museum with its windmills, cheese farm and clog-makers. To top it all, the comfortable, yet classic Dutch barge, MS Magnifique I, is your floating home for this superb little springtime tour, so as you cruise along the lowland waterways in style you can enjoy all the local colour from a different angle too. 

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Accommodation

On board the barge MS Magnifique I  in an outside-facing 2 bed cabin with private facilities and air-conditioning . 

Area Holland
Board Basis Half Board
Start Day Various
Tour Duration 5 days and 4 nights
Tour Grade Grade 1
Price per person From £635 to £688

Amsterdam Classic Tulip Tour
Bike & Boat - Magnifique II

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Enjoy Holland at its most colourful in real classic style. Climb aboard the comfortable Dutch barge, MS Magnifique II, in Amsterdam to cruise the lowland waterways and push your pedals oh-so-gently to the famously bright and beautiful bulb fields of Keukenhof. At Aaalsmeer, ‘FloraHolland’, the world’s largest flower auction, is a breath-taking sight to behold, but cycling in springtime around the nature reserves of the polders, alongside the canals of Amsterdam and streets of shopping heaven, Haarlem, is colourful stuff too. Newly converted and sister vessel to MS Magnifique I, your special floating accommodation gives this tour a truly Dutch flavour. And don’t worry - with a visit the magnificent Zaanse Schans open air museum included, there are windmills, clogs and cheese a-plenty too!    

2018 Prices now available. The brand new Magnifique III will arrive next April please ask for details and availability.

Accommodation

On board the Dutch barge MS Magnifique II in an outside-facing 2 bed cabin with private facilities and air-conditioning .

Area Holland
Board Basis Half Board
Start Day Various
Tour Duration 5 days and 4 nights
Tour Grade Grade 1
Price per person From £638 to £685

Amsterdam Classic Tulip Tour
Bike & Boat - Fluvius

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Canals, cycling and tulips around Amsterdam? What a springtime treat. Climb aboard the riverboat MS Fluvius and enjoy a few truly Dutch days, cruising the lowland waterways near the cosmopolitan capital and pedalling out to explore the colourful carpets of tulips and sweet scented hyacinths at the Keukenhof and the world’s largest flower auction at Aalsmeer. What’s more, the impressive Zaanse Schans open air museum provides the windmills, cheese-making and clog-crafting along the way and there’s time to explore the cosmopolitan capital and shopping heaven, Haarlem, too. A jolly colourful springtime jaunt with optional cycling stretches, so it’s all just as relaxing as you want it to be.

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Accommodation

On board the riverboat MS Fluvius in an outside-facing 2 bed cabin with private facilities and air-conditioning . 

Area Holland
Board Basis Half Board
Start Day Various
Tour Duration 5 days and 4 nights
Tour Grade Grade 1
Price per person From £578 to £633

Bruges to Amsterdam
Bike & Boat - Magnifique I

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Tour from Belgium’s ‘Venice of the North’ to Holland’s cosmopolitan capital via both the ‘City of Diamonds’ and ‘Silver City’ and do it in real Dutch style. Climb aboard the comfortable, yet classic Dutch barge, MS Magnifique I, and enjoy a relaxed cruise along the lowland waterways interspersed with some gentle, scenic cycling. Travel from Bruges to Ghent; along the Schelde to the diamond trading city of Antwerp; then on past Kinderdijk’s historic windmills to the silversmiths’ city of Schoonhaven and the glittering lights of Amsterdam. This is a gem of a tour with real insight into the  wealthy merchants and engineering minds which have made the cities and landscape what they are today.   

Accommodation

On board the barge MS Magnifique I  in an outside-facing 2 bed cabin with private facilities and air-conditioning . 

Area Holland
Board Basis Half Board
Start Day Saturday
Tour Duration 8 days and 7 nights
Tour Grade Grade 1
Price per person From £1038 to £1038

Double Dutch - Bike & Boat
North Holland's Coast & Countryside

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Meet Noord-Holland - a marriage of coast, countryside and all things irresistibly Dutch. Setting out from Amsterdam, explore a world of windmills and waterways; historic harbourlands and time-honoured trades; gabled farmhouses and green polder landscapes; round golden cheeses and undulating dunescapes. And what better way to get up close and personal with these unique waterlands than touring by bike from your ‘itinerant’ accommodation on board a comfortable, classic Dutch barge. Visit Zaandam, Alkmaar and Den Helder en route to the oh-so-beautiful-on-a-bike island of Texel, returning via the Ijselmeer ‘great’ harbours which found fame and fortune in the 17th century and of course Holland’s big cheese – the village of Edam.

Accommodation

On board the classic Dutch barge, Angela Esmee, in an outside-facing 2 bed cabin with private facilities and air-conditioning . 

Area Holland
Board Basis Half Board
Start Day Saturday
Tour Duration 8 days and 7 nights
Tour Grade Grade 1
Price per person From £672 to £873

Bruges to Amsterdam
Bike & Boat - Magnifique II

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Experience one treasure of a trip – Bruges, the ’Pearl of Flanders’; the diamond city of Antwerp and the riches of ‘Silver City’ at Schoonhaven; marketplace memories of the Golden Age of Flanders in Ghent; emerald green polderlands, Kinderdijk’s nineteen-strong row of historic windmills and finally the countless canals of Amsterdam. It’s all vintage stuff, so why not clock up the culture in real local style, staying on board the comfortable yet classic Dutch barge, MS Magnifique II. Newly converted and sister vessel  to the MS Magnifique I, it’s an ideal floating home from which to enjoy a relaxed cruise along the lowland waterways interspersed with that most favourite of Dutch pastimes – some gentle, scenic cycling.

Accommodation

On board the Dutch barge MS Magnifique II in an outside-facing 2 bed cabin with private facilities and air-conditioning. 

Area Holland
Board Basis Half Board
Start Day Saturday
Tour Duration 8 days and 7 nights
Tour Grade Grade 1
Price per person From £989 to £1038

Amsterdam to Bruges
Bike & Boat - Magnifique I

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Tour along from the canals of Amsterdam, past Kinderdijk’s row of historic windmills to those priceless city gems of Flanders - Antwerp, Ghent and Bruges. Such a classic trip deserves a certain spot of local style, so climb aboard the comfortable yet classic Dutch barge, MS Magnifique I, and enjoy a relaxed cruise along the lowland waterways interspersed with that most favourite of Dutch pastimes – some gentle, scenic cycling. From the ‘Silver City’ of Schoonhaven to gilded façades and the greenest polders, this is a voyage of discovery, paying homage to the enterprising merchants of the Golden Age and the engineering minds which have made the landscape what it is today.  

Accommodation

On board the barge MS Magnifique I  in an outside-facing 2 bed cabin with private facilities and air-conditioning . 

Area Holland
Board Basis Half Board
Start Day Saturday
Tour Duration 8 days and 7 nights
Tour Grade Grade 1
Price per person From £1038 to £1038

Amsterdam to Bruges
Bike & Boat - Magnifique II

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Prepare yourself for one treasure of a trip - the diamond city of Antwerp and emerald green polderlands; the canals of Amsterdam and Kinderdijk’s nineteen-strong row of historic windmills; marketplace memories of the Golden Age of Flanders;  Ghent,Bruges and the riches of ‘Silver City’ at Schoonhaven. It’s vintage stuff, deserving some real local style, so what could be a more welcome ‘touring’ place to stay than the comfortable yet classic Dutch barge, MS Magnifique II. Newly converted and sister vessel  to the MS Magnifique I, it’s an ideal floating home from which to enjoy a relaxed cruise along the lowland waterways interspersed with that most favourite of Dutch pastimes – some gentle, scenic cycling.

Accommodation

On board the Dutch barge MS Magnifique II in an outside-facing 2 bed cabin with private facilities and air-conditioning. 

Area Holland
Board Basis Half Board
Start Day Saturday
Tour Duration 8 days and 7 nights
Tour Grade Grade 1
Price per person From £989 to £1038

Amsterdam to Bruges
Bike & Boat - Fluvius

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From Amsterdam to the diamond capital of Antwerp, from the ‘Silver City’ of Schoonhaven to gilded façades and the greenest Ablasserwaard polders by the windmills of the Kinderdijk, enjoy a real voyage of discovery. This classic tour through Holland and Flanders pays homage to the enterprising merchants of the Golden Age and the engineering minds which have made the landscape what it is today. Make the comfortable riverboat MS Fluvius your floating home and cruise the lowland waterways down to beautiful medieval Bruges, enjoying scenic cycling stretches between selected points along the way. If you’ve ever fancied really going Dutch, then this classic combo has to the break for you. 

Accommodation

On board the riverboat MS Fluvius in an outside-facing 2 bed cabin with private facilities and air-conditioning . 

Area Holland
Board Basis Half Board
Start Day Saturday
Tour Duration 8 days and 7 nights
Tour Grade Grade 1
Price per person From £755 to £919

Amsterdam to Bruges
Bike & Boat - Gandalf

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Bike along Amsterdam’s classic canals. Pedal past Kinderdijk’s row of 19 historic windmills. Treasure the ‘Silver City’of Schoonhaven, the ‘Diamond Capital’, Antwerp and emerald green Ablasserwaard polders, all en route to those Flanders jewels of the Golden Age – Ghent and Bruges. With the comfortable Dutch barge, MS Gandalf, as your floating home, this is simply one local gem of a Holland and Flanders tour -  a must-do mix of superb scenic cycling and gloriously gentle times cruising down the lowland waterways and a wonderfully Dutch way to make a wide range of  discoveries from the masterpieces of medieval merchants to the legacies of enterprising engineering minds.

Accommodation

On board the barge, MS Gandalf, in an outside-facing 2 bed cabin with private facilities and a porthole which can be opened . 

Area Holland
Board Basis Half Board
Start Day Saturday
Tour Duration 8 days and 7 nights
Tour Grade Grade 1
Price per person From £901 to £901

Dutch Island Hopping by Sail
Bike & Sail - Wapen fan Fryslan

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Sail away in style on board the classic ‘tall ship’ schooner, Wapen fan Fryslân, and hop around the Frisian Islands, exploring each wild world via neat networks of cycle tracks. It’s a voyage of discovery with a difference – a chance to ride the Dutch seas and ride a bike through some of Europe’s most unique natural landscapes. Watch the seals around Texel; see Holland’s oldest lighthouse on Terschelling and look out across the North Sea’s island string from Vlieland’s highest sand dune. The historic harbours of Enkhuizen and Den Oever are on the menu, so too the impressive IJsselmeer dam, plus polders, forests, dunes and mudflats. Suitable for seasoned seafarers, cyclists and all round novices alike, this is not just a tour, but one exhilarating experience.  

Accommodation

On board the 2 mast sailing schooner, Wapen fan Fryslân, in a 2 bed cabin with private facilities and a porthole which can be opened. 

Area Holland
Board Basis Half Board
Start Day Saturday
Tour Duration 8 days and 7 nights
Tour Grade Grade 1
Price per person From £818 to £898

Dutch Island Hopping by Sail
Bike & Sail - Mare fan Fryslan

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Here’s a gentle adventure with a difference. Ride the Dutch seas in style on board a luxurious, classic sailing schooner and explore the wonderfully wild Frisian Islands on the edge of the North Sea by bike. Set sail on the ‘Mare fan Fryslân’ from historic Enkhuizen or pedal along Noord Holland’s Zuidersee coast to the great Den Oever dam causeway, then hop from island to island, exploring each one on nifty networks of cycle tracks. Visit Texel’s seal sanctuary, Holland’s oldest lighthouse on Terschelling and get amazing Frisian Island vistas from the high dunes of Vlieland. Historic harbours, polderlands, forests, dunes and mudflats, plus miles and miles of open water are all on the menu. A fab tour to try out your sea-legs, cycling-legs and new binoculars!         

Accommodation

On board the 3 mast sailing schooner, Mare fan Fryslân, in a 2 bed cabin with private facilities and ventilation system . 

Area Holland
Board Basis Half Board
Start Day Saturday
Tour Duration 8 days and 7 nights
Tour Grade Grade 1
Price per person From £898 to £898

Bruges to Amsterdam
Bike & Boat - Fluvius

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Set out from Belgium’s ‘Venice of the North’ to Holland’s cosmopolitan capital via both Antwerp, the ‘City of Diamonds’ and ‘Silver City’ Schoonhaven. This classic tour through Flanders and Holland is packed full of gilded wonders, green polderlands and windmills and pays homage to the enterprising merchants of the Golden Age and the engineering minds which have made the landscape what it is today. Make the comfortable riverboat MS Fluvius your floating home and cruise the lowland waterways from Bruges, the ‘Pearl of Flanders’, up to Amsterdam, enjoying scenic cycling stretches between selected points along the way. Ever fancied really going Dutch? This classic combo has to be the break for you. 

Accommodation

On board the riverboat MS Fluvius in an outside-facing 2 bed cabin with private facilities and air-conditioning . 

Area Holland
Board Basis Half Board
Start Day Saturday
Tour Duration 8 days and 7 nights
Tour Grade Grade 1
Price per person From £755 to £919

Bruges to Amsterdam
Bike & Boat - Gandalf

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Gilded wonders, emerald polders, cities sparkling with diamonds and silver - this is one jolly jewel of a tour. From Belgium’s ‘Venice of the North’ to Holland’s cosmopolitan capital make the comfortable Dutch barge, MS Gandalf, your floating home and enjoy a gentle journey with plenty of golden cycling opportunities en route. Push your pedals around Ghent and along the Schelde to priceless Antwerp; then on past Kinderdijk’s nineteen historic windmills to the silversmiths’ city of Schoonhaven and the glittering lights of Amsterdam. With just as much superb scenic cycling as you please, plus plenty of time to watch the world go by from the waterways of Flanders and Holland, it’s a great little voyage of Dutch discovery.   

Accommodation

On board the barge, MS Gandalf, in an outside-facing 2 bed cabin with private facilities and a porthole which can be opened . 

Area Holland
Board Basis Half Board
Start Day Saturday
Tour Duration 8 days and 7 nights
Tour Grade Grade 1
Price per person From £901 to £901

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