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$2,495 With Boston Round Trip Flights
Friday (evening 9:30pm), May 5th. - Saturday, May 13th. 2017
Boston Flights • Two Checked Bags • Boat-Airport Transfers • Rental Bike • SWAG
Barge Accommodation • Breakfasts • Dinners • Club Guide/Escort • Local Guides

Cycling & Barge Tour of Southern Holland!

Optional ICELAND Four Night Post Trip Extension!


Bruges to Amsterdam   Southern Tour Holland   Southern Holland
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Package Details:
  • Group round trip flights Boston, USA to Amsterdam, The Netherlands included.
  • Two checked bags included.
  • Depart Boston on Friday night. Arrive in Amsterdam Saturday Morning.
  • Return from Amsterdam Saturday, arrive back in the USA same day, Saturday evening.
  • Transfers to/from airport, to/from our barge in Amsterdam. Travel time is about twenty minutes depending on traffic.
  • 7 nights lodging on our barge MS Anna Maria Agnes* (*or similar)
    • Two beds and bathroom in each cabin
    • Daily breakfast & dinners included
    • Self-made picnic lunch for bike tours
    • Daily cabin cleaning
    • Free Wi-Fi in the lounge of the ship
    • Daily complimentary coffee and tea till 4 PM.
    • Single and cabin upgrades available
  • Included in our tour
    • Rental bike - Electric bikes available
    • Welcoming drink and orientation
    • Experienced and local tour leader (multilingual) with daily briefings
    • Short city walking tours
    • Printed instructions and detailed maps for cycling tours
    • Minimum of two city walks (Rotterdam, Dordrecht) with our tour leader
    • Visits (optional): Delftware factory, windmills, Kinderdijk, St-Jans church Gouda, cheese farm Oudewater, silversmith Schoonhoven, city hall Zaandam, and more (discounted entrance fees not included)
    • Cheese tasting and live music night on board
  • Pre & post trip parties / get-togethers.
  • Trip SWAG, BLING, club escort & more included!
Reservation/Payment Details:
  • Price based on double occupancy.
  • No hidden charges!
  • Price includes all local and airport taxes including fuel and currency surcharges as of August 2016 (increases are not expected).
  • A limited number of cabin upgrades and single cabin available.
  • View every detail of your account/reservation on-line any time.
  • A $495 deposit and 2017 club membership, only $50 per year, required to secure your spot.
  • Cost & payment schedule along with the trip's terms and conditions.
Trip Itinerary:
This is the best time of year to cycle around The Netherlands and it doesn’t get any better than our Southern Tour of Holland, on board our barge, your home away from home. Not only will you get the chance to visit a number of famous Dutch cities, and the Keukenhof park, 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 Holland
  • 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 sightseers’ paradise
  • Opportunity to visit the world famous Tulip exhibition park "Keukenhof" in Lisse. Over a million tulips, only open for eight weeks of the year!
Other attractions over the course of the tour include the cheese city of Gouda, the windmills at Kinderdijk, the silver city of Schoonhoven, the dunes and beaches of the North Sea coastline and the open air museum "Zaanse Schans". For the duration of the tour you will live and travel on board the barge MS Anna Maria Agnes. In 2014 all of the barge’s cabins and the salon/restaurant at the front of the vessel were fully renovated, with the result that you are guaranteed a week of travel in total comfort. For many years the MS Anna Maria Agnes has been one of the most beloved vessels for cycling touring cruises in the Netherlands.
Day 0 (Fri): Depart: Logan Airport, Boston USA
Check in withour group at 6:30pm in Logan airport terminal E. If we have not already received them we will give you your tour trip SWAG & BLING! You will get four heavy duty laminated luggage tags with your home address and destination (barge) printed on them along with some other trip goodies. We will all check in together as a group. We depart Boston at 9:30 pm. IF YOU ARE NOT TRAVELING ON OUR GROUP FLIGHTS We WILL MEET US IN AMSTERDAM AIRPORT (Schiphol) AT 1 PM.
Day 1 (Sat): Arrival & Embarkation: Amsterdam
We arrive in Amsterdam airport. We travel as a group to our Barge and place our luggage on-board. The crew will welcome us on board (from 2 PM in Amsterdam center). While we are in Amsterdam you should take the opportunity to do some shopping, visit a museum or enjoy a canal tour (reduced price tickets available on board, until 10 PM). A canal tour is a unique way to see the capital of Holland from a different perspective. Our first night on board will be spent in Amsterdam, so we will have plenty of time to explore the city.
Day 2 (Sun): Amsterdam – Breukelen | Breukelen – Utrecht (Approx. 30-40 km/19-25 mi.) | Afternoon: Utrecht – Rotterdam
During breakfast the MS Anna Maria Agnes will cruise to Breukelen where, following the distribution of bicycles, our first day of cycling we will see tour along the beautiful and winding river Vecht with its enchanting background of imposing castles, country houses and quaint tearooms… there is simply no better way to start a cycle tour. We will follow the Vecht into the center of Utrecht where we will have the opportunity to explore the Dom Cathedral tower and the beautiful center of the old village. In the afternoon we will continue by ship from Utrecht to Rotterdam, our destination for the day. In the evening we will have a short city walking tour (included).
Day 3 (Mon): Rotterdam – Schiedam – Delft – Rotterdam (Approx. 40 km/25 mi.) | Evening: Rotterdam – Dordrecht
We will cycle today via the jenever city of Schiedam (jenever is a traditional Dutch gin) and through the Delfland area to Delft, famous, of course, for its blue earthenware. Visit the beautiful city center with its small canals, picturesque streets, bridges and alleys. For many guests a visit to the Delftware factories of "Royal Delft" is one of the highlights of the tour. In the evening enjoy a dinner cruise from Rotterdam to Dordrecht with arrival at around 8 PM. In the evening enjoy a short walk around the city of Dordrecht (included).
Day 4 (Tue): Dordrecht – Kinderdijk | Kinderdijk – (Gouda) – Schoonhoven (Approx. 25-50 km/15–32 mi.)
First thing this morning the MS Anna Maria Agnes will sail from Dordrecht to Kinderdijk, a village famous for its impressive row of 19 large windmills. All 19 windmills have a UNESCO cultural heritage listing and are a definite highlight – We will have the opportunity to visit one so don’t forget to bring your camera! We then have the choice between a longer bike tour with a visit to the beautiful cheese city of Gouda or a short bike tour through the Alblasserwaard. Both tours end in the "silver city" of Schoonhoven on the Lek River, where we can visit a silversmith. In the evening enjoy a small cheese tasting on board the MS Anna Maria Agnes.
Day 5 (Wed): Schoonhoven – Oudewater – Utrecht (Approx. 50 km/32 mi.) | Afternoon: Utrecht – Beverwijk
Today we will cycle from Schoonhoven through the beautiful "Green Heart" of Holland via Oudewater (visit the Witches Weigh House) to Utrecht. Near Oudewater we can visit a traditional cheese farm where we can also buy delicious farm-made Gouda cheese. In the late afternoon the ship will sail from Utrecht to Beverwijk, Our destination for the night. In the evening enjoy live music on board.
Day 6 (Thu): Beverwijk – North Sea coast – Haarlem – Beverwijk (Approx. 35-50 km/21-32 mi.) | Evening: Beverwijk – Zaandam
We have the opportunity to visit the world famous Tulip exhibition park "Keukenhof" in Lisse (by bus/train or partly with train+bike;
Or we will have the choice of 2 bike tours today, with both finishing in the historic city of Haarlem. If you are up to the challenge the longer tour takes us through the sand dunes of the North Sea coastline via Bloemendaal and Zandvoort; the shorter tour heads inland to Haarlem. On both tours we will cycle back to Beverwijk. In the evening our ship will sail to Zaandam.
Day 7 (Fri): Zaandam – Amsterdam (Approx. 30 km/19 mi.)
From Zaandam Our final day of cycling will take us to the open air museum "Zaanse Schans" with its beautiful windmills, traditional wooden houses, an old Dutch village, a cheese farm and a traditional wooden clog maker. After exploring the museum we continue to cycle through the recreational area of Twiske to Amsterdam. The afternoon and evening are yours to enjoy everything Amsterdam has to offer. If We didn’t go for a canal tour on the first day, We will have the opportunity to do so today.
Day 8 (Sat): Disembarkation: Amsterdam
Disembarkation after breakfast: End of Our trip.
We transfer frpm our barge and home for the last week to Amsterdam airport wher our flight departs at 2pm and arrives in Boston at 6:35pm. If you are on our trip extension to Iceland your flight will arrive in Keflavik, Iceland at 3:10pm.
All distances are "approximate distances" of recommended bike tours.
If you do not to cycle, you can skip the bike tour and relax on board while cruising to the next harbour.
Program and details barring changes, a.o. as a result of nautical, technical or meteorological reasons.
FI 630 05-MAY BOS-KEF 2130 0630+1 (9:30PM Boston Departure)
FI 500 06-MAY KEF-AMS 0740 1240
FI 501 13-MAY AMS-KEF 1400 1510
FI 631 13-MAY KEF-BOS 1700 1835 (6:35PM Boston, Saturday Arrival)

Iceland Three Night Extension:
FI 630 05-MAY 5 BOS-KEF 2130 0630+1 (9:30PM Boston Departure)
FI 500 06-MAY 6 KEF-AMS 0740 1240
FI 501 13-MAY 6 AMS-KEF 1400 1510
FI 631 17-MAY 3 KEF-BOS 1700 1835 (6:35PM Boston, Wednesday  Arrival)

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