Individual arrival to Amsterdam. Embarkation in the afternoon from 3 p.m. until 5 p.m. In the afternoon and evening you have time to get to know the city during a small shopping tour.
In the morning cruise from Amsterdam to Aalsmeer. You pass 14 bridges, most of them have to be lifted extra for MS SIR WINSTON. In Aalsmeer your bike tour starts. Via Wernsteiner Plassen Brassemeer you reach Leiden (anchorage about 3 km away from the city centre). (approx. 35 km)
In the morning by bike into the centre of Leiden. From there you continue to North Sea beach Katwijk, back along the dunes and on to Alphen aan den Rijn. Journey by boat to cheese city Gouda. (approx. 40 km)
Before breakfast cruise from Gouda to Rotterdam. You can choose your cycle tour for today: The first one leads you via Delft (porcelain manufacture) to Den Haag, seat of government and to North Sea health resort Scheveningen. Alternatively you can go by train (rail & bike, not included) back to Rotterdam. (approx. 35-80 km)
Bike tour to Kinderdijk (UNESCO world cultural heritage with 19 wind mills in a row) and on to Schoonhoven. Alternatively you can start or end your bike tour in Kinderdijk. (approx. 40 km)
Schoonhoven – Utrecht
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)
In the morning cruise from Utrecht to Zaandam. From here you start towards the village of “Zaanse Schans”, which is an open air museum with the idea to show the historic heritage of the Netherlands. You can visit a Dutch village, a cheese dairy, a dockyard and a workshop for wooden shoes, a bakery museum, the Zaanse clock museum and the worldwide unique dye mill “De Kat” there. Next to the open air museum there is the Zaans museum which offers insights into the development of this area as industrial area. Products which are fabricated there, mustard, cheese, bread can be bought. Afterwards you cycle through the local recreation area “Twiske” back to Amsterdam. In the evening possibility to doa boat tour along the canals in Amsterdam. (approx. 30 km)
- 7 overnights in cabins with shower/toilet in the booked cabin category
- Program according to tour course from/to Amsterdam
- Welcome drink
- Daily cleaning of cabins
- linen and change of towels as required
- full board: breakfast buffet, small lunch or lunch package for bike tours, coffee and tea in the afternoon, dinner
- all harbour-, lock and bridge dues
- 1 travel guide per booked cabin
- Daily briefing of bike tours
- Tour guidance on board
Arrival / parking / departure
Central railwaystation Amsterdam near landing stage. Guarded park & ride area, € 120,- to € 140,- per week. No reservation possible.
This tour has 2 more variants
Bike & Barge MS Sir Winston
Experience a diversified bicycle- and shiptour through the south of Netherlands. The MS Sir Winston, on which you travel, is confortable and with a personally atmosphere.