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Holland

Push your pedals this way...
From the golden sand-dune coast to the emerald polders, cycling is a natural choice in Holland. And wherever your two wheels take you, the role of water in the landscape is soon crystal clear.

That’s why we’ve chosen bike and boat holidays for our self-guided cycling breaks in the lowlands of Holland and Belgium. It’s a great combination for seeing things just a bit differently, at a really relaxing pace.

Conquer some of Amsterdam’s 1,200 bridges or freewheel along the glorious ‘Grachten’ (canals) in Bruges, then climb aboard and cruise the waterways. Pedal past the Kinderdijk windmills, head across to the Friesen Islands or follow the riverbanks deep into the heart of historic Flanders to Antwerp and Ghent.

Our bike and boat holidays feature a range of floating accommodations and both linear and circular routes

Amsterdam Classic Tulip Tour
Bike & Boat - Magnifique II (&IV)

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Enjoy Holland at its most colourful in real classic style. Climb aboard the comfortable premium Dutch barge, MS Magnifique II / Magnifique IV, 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. Sister vessel to MS Magnifique III, 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!    

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Accommodation

On board the Dutch barge MS Magnifique II or MS Magnifique IV 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 £862 to £1320

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

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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 the Zaan area, 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.

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Accommodation

On board the classic Dutch barge or De Willemstad, in an outside-facing 2 bed cabin with private facilities and air-conditioning on the main deck. 

Area Holland
Board Basis Half Board
Start Day Saturday
Tour Duration 8 days and 7 nights
Tour Grade Grade 1
Price per person From £779 to £1568

Amsterdam to Bruges
Bike & Boat - Magnifique III

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Now this tour’s a real treasure. Cosmopolitan Amsterdam; ‘Silver City’ Schoonhaven; ‘Golden Age’ Dendermonde; ‘Diamond Capital’ Antwerp; glorious Ghent and Bruges, the ‘Venice of the North’ – explore this whole string of lowland gems, linked together by a relaxing waterways cruise on board the brand new MS Magnifique III and - of course - some gentle, scenic cycling. MS Magnifique III is the latest and largest addition to the superb Magnifique premium Dutch barge fleet, offering an even more impressive service and bikes. Pedal across emerald green polders; view historic windmills by the score at the famous Kinderdijk. Discover the worlds of the enterprising merchants of the Golden Age and the engineering minds which have made the landscape what it is today.  A voyage of discovery? Absolutely. 

2023 prices now available.

Accommodation

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

Area Holland
Board Basis Half Board
Start Day Tuesday
Tour Duration 8 days and 7 nights
Tour Grade Grade 1
Price per person From £1465 to £2026

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 or MS Lena Maria 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. 

2023 prices now available.

Accommodation

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

Area Holland
Board Basis Half Board
Start Day Sunday
Tour Duration 8 days and 7 nights
Tour Grade Grade 1
Price per person From £1143 to £1501

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’ or ‘Leafde 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!         

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Accommodation

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

Area Holland
Board Basis Half Board
Start Day Saturday or Sunday
Tour Duration 8 days and 7 nights
Tour Grade Grade 1
Price per person From £1061 to £1420

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.  

2023 prices now available.

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 £1061 to £1219

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 or MS Lena Maria 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. 

2023 prices now available.

 

Accommodation

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

Area Holland
Board Basis Half Board
Start Day Sunday
Tour Duration 8 days and 7 nights
Tour Grade Grade 1
Price per person From £1086 to £1501

Amsterdam to Bruges
Bike & Boat - Magnifique II (& IV)

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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 premium Dutch barge, MS Magnifique II ( MS Magnifique IV on certain dates). Sister vessels  to the MS Magnifique I & III, they are ideal floating homes from which to enjoy a relaxed cruise along the lowland waterways interspersed with that most favourite of Dutch pastimes – some gentle, scenic cycling.

2023 prices now available.

Accommodation

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

Area Holland
Board Basis Half Board
Start Day Thursday
Tour Duration 8 days and 7 nights
Tour Grade Grade 1
Price per person From £1465 to £2026

Bruges to Amsterdam
Bike & Boat - Magnifique II (& IV)

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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 premium Dutch barge, MS Magnifique II (MS Magnifique IV on certain dates). Sister vessels to the MS Magnifique I & III, they are ideal floating homes from which to enjoy a relaxed cruise along the lowland waterways interspersed with that most favourite of Dutch pastimes – some gentle, scenic cycling.

2023 prices now available.

Accommodation

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

Area Holland
Board Basis Half Board
Start Day Thursday
Tour Duration 8 days and 7 nights
Tour Grade Grade 1
Price per person From £1396 to £2026

Bruges to Amsterdam
Bike & Boat - Magnifique III

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Add a certain sparkle to your time on two wheels. Simply sit back and relax along glistening waterways on board the brand new premium Dutch barge, MS Magnifique III, and pedal out to explore a great array of local gems. From Bruges, the ’Pearl of Flanders’ to the gilded riches of the Golden Age in Ghent and Dendemonde; from Antwerp, ‘City of Diamonds’ and ‘Silver City’  Schoonhaven to the countless canals of historic Amsterdam, there are just so many treasures to discover. Pedal out across emerald polders; at Kinderdijk see windmill jewels by the score. Even your barge is a real beauty - the latest and largest addition to the superb Magnifique premium Dutch barge fleet, offering an even more impressive service and bikes. Enjoy!  

2023 prices now available. 

Accommodation

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

Area Holland
Board Basis Half Board
Start Day Tuesday
Tour Duration 8 days and 7 nights
Tour Grade Grade 1
Price per person From £1465 to £2026

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