Boat and bike holland
Boat and bike holland
Boat and bike holland
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Boat and bike South holland MS Sir Winston

Enjoy your stay in Netherlands and Belgium

Water routes & metropolis flair

By bike and boat through the green heart of Holland. Nearly no province is more diversified as southern Holland. Big cities and untouched nature are located next to each other. The numerous waterways are offering countless possibilities to discover the beautiful landscapes and the cultural highlights of province “Zuid-Holland”. Get to know the diversified cities as Den Haag and Scheveningen and of course Rotterdam, also named “Manhatten at river Maas”, precious inland lakes as the Westensteiner Plassen Brassemeer, not to forget the “Porcelain stronghold” Delft with its “Delft blue”.

Netherlands

Easy

  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Self-guided Tour
  • Minimum number of participants: 40
Ilka Lange
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Ilka Lange

Itinerary

In Amsterdam you check in on board (embarkation is at 3 pm). In the afternoon and in the evening you have the opportunity to get to know the city of Amsterdam.

You are starting your roundtrip by bike: crossing polderland you cycle via Westzaan to “De Schoolmeester”, a paper mill which is maintained in full working order. It is the only wind powered paper mill in the world. From here you are cycling to the museum’s village “Zaanse Schans”, an open-air museum (entrance fee not included) which was built to show the Dutch historical heritage. You can visit an ancient Dutch village, a cheese manufacture, a shipyard, a Dutch wooden shoe manufacture, a museum of bakery, the Zaanse watch museum and the unique colour mill, De Kat. Connected with the exhibition terrain is the Zaans museum, which gives an insight into the development of the “Zaanstreeks” as the first industrial area. Products like mustard, cheese, pastries, etc. are produced there and can be bought. You are cycling back to Zaandam through the recreational area of Twiske.

In the morning shipping to Utrecht. From Utrecht, cycle leisurely to the city of Gouda, which is famous for its cheese. You may take a detour to Kasteel de Haar, the largest castle of the Netherlands with its beautiful garden or you may take a refreshing bath in the lake Reeuwijkse Plassen. Tip: During the tulip-flowering season (departures 30Mar-11May) we offer an optional day excursion to Keukenhof by coach, transfers and entrance fee included (€ 59,- per person, only bookable in advance).

Prior to breakfast, MS SIR WINSTON leaves Gouda for Rotterdam. Here you have two options for today’s cycling tour: First one will lead you to Delft (Tip: visit of the porcelain manufacture), second directly to the governmental seat Den Haag and to the North Sea coastal town and health resort Scheveningen and back. Alternatively, you can also go back to Rotterdam by train (rail and bike is not included, approx. € 15,- p. Pers, not in rush hour between 16:00 h and 18.30 h). Tip: you should experience the harbour of Rotterdam on an interesting harbour tour.

You are cycling from Rotterdam to Kinderdijk (UNESCO World’s Cultural Heritage with 19 windmills in a row) and further to Schoonhoven, known for its silver-making and its enchanting old-town. (cycle tour approx. 43 km)

Bike tour through the beautiful landscape to Oudewater (witches scale) and on to Utrecht. Worth-seeing: the dome is one of the most important domes in the Netherlands. (approx. 50 km)

Your cycle tour takes you along the small and winding river Vecht through beautiful landscapes. The river Vecht is also known as the “Loire of the Netherlands”. Numerous castles and villas will be seen beside the river. Tip: a canal tour is the most beautiful way to get to know the city of Amsterdam.

After breakfast checkout until 9:00 am and we are saying goodbye – have a safe journey home.

The route

Nearly all routes are easy to cycle. You cycle on asphalted and signposted bike paths.

 

Netherlands with bike

Prices and events

All data for 2019 at a glance
Season 1
Mar 30, 2019 | Oct 5, 2019 |
Saturday
Season 2
Apr 6, 2019 | Sep 28, 2019 |
Saturday
Season 3
Apr 13, 2019 | Sep 14, 2019 | Sep 21, 2019 |
Saturday
Season 4
Apr 20, 2019 | Apr 27, 2019 | Sep 7, 2019 |
Saturday
Season 5
May 4, 2019 - Aug 31, 2019
Samstag
Boat & Bike South-Holland - MS Sir Winston - Main deck, days 8, NL-SHSSW-08I-H
Base price
Surcharge 2-bed-cabin as sgl room
Tagesausflug zum Keukenhof
Bike & Boat South Holland - MS Sir Winston - Upper Deck 8 days, NL-SHSSW-08I-P
Base price
Surcharge 2-bed-cabin as sgl room
Tagesausflug zum Keukenhof
499,00
250,00
59,00
629,00
315,00
59,00
529,00
265,00
59,00
659,00
330,00
59,00
629,00
315,00
59,00
759,00
380,00
59,00
729,00
365,00
59,00
859,00
430,00
59,00
769,00
385,00
59,00
899,00
450,00
59,00
Price
7-gear unisex (back pedal brake)
7-gear unisex (free wheel)
Electric bike
70,00
70,00
165,00

Services & Extras

  • Seven nights in outside cabins of the MS Sir Winston shower/WC in the booked cabin category
  • Programme according to routing from/to Amsterdam
  • Welcome-Drink
  • Room cleaning every day
  • Changing of towels and bed cloths if wanted
  • Full board consisting of 7x breakfast buffet, 6x lunch snack on board (non-cyclists) or lunch package for cycle tours, 6x coffee or tea in the afternoon, 7x 3-course-dinner
  • Printed instructions and detailed maps for daily individual bike tours (1 per cabin)
  • Daily meeting for the cycle tours
  • Tour guide

Services not included

  • Journey to and from Amsterdam
  • parking fee
  • shuttles
  • bike rental
  • entrance fees and excursions
  • ferry tickets
  • drinks on board
  • tips
  • travel insurances.

Arrival / parking / departure

Your journey to and from Amsterdam will be individual. • Basically, we reserve the right to make changes of routing and program. If there is low or high water and a route cannot be shipped, the captain reserves the right to change the route in view of your safety (this cannot be accepted as a reason for free withdrawal). • The interior of the ship is a non-smoking zone: smoking is only allowed on the sun deck. As a safety measure, a statutory smoking ban applies in all cabins; this means that all cabins and rooms on board are non-smoking areas. • Embarkation: 3-5 pm • Disembarkation: after breakfast at 9 am. • Bicycles on board: unisex trekking bicycles with normal mount (ladies model), 7 gears, hand brake and pedal brake or hand brakes only (subject to availability) and pannier bag. E-Bikes are on these tours only available after prior request (by booking) and confirmation and at limited number. Please indicate your body height when you book. • To bring your own bike: on request only – due to lack of space on sundeck. • Languages on board: German, English • Cycle tours: all distances are “approximate distances” of recommended bike tours. When a guest does not want to cycle one day, she/he can skip the bike tour and relax on board while cruising to the next harbour. The bike tours are individual, at your own pace, without a tour guide, but with daily briefings on board and detailed bicycle maps and directions. Nearly all cycle tours can be classified as being easy. • Excursions: we offer a small excursion program, that can be booked directly on board at the cruise director only. You will get a brief description together with your travel documents. Depending on the number of participants some excursions could be carried out in 2 languages (German/ English). • Luggage: we recommend: rainwear, bicycle helmet, sunhat and sneakers. • Travel documents: EU-citizens (without special situations like dual citizenship, main residence abroad or a limited-validity passport) are required to have a valid passport or ID-card, not expiring within six(6) months of the return of your cruise. We kindly ask non-EU citizens, EU-nationals with multiple citizenship or anybody who has to respect special legal entry requirements for the country to visit, to inform about visa and entry documents at the competent embassy. • This trip is not suitable for guests with reduced mobility.

Ship

Ratings

4 of 5 Stars (2 Ratings)
4 stars
Anita Hantke DE | 04.08.2016
Wir waren sehr zufrieden
Der Urlaub hat uns gut gefallen und wir haben auch schon Empfehlungen an Freunde ausgesprochen.
4 stars
Michael Schmandke DE | 13.07.2016
Mit der Sir Winston durch Südholland
Die Holland/Südroute mit Rad und Schiff von SE Tours auf der Sir Winston zu bereisen ist eine Freude. Das Schiff bietet genügend Kompfort und Stauraum um sich für eine Woche mit 2 Personen in den doch kleinen Kabinen wohl zu fühlen. Insbesonders ist die sehr nette, umsichtige, serviceorientierte Bordmannschaft zu nennen. Der Koch versteht sein Handwerk, was in Holland nicht selbstverständlich ist. Alles in Allem eine rund Sache!

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