We loved the trip and everything about it. We especially found the guide to be very interesting, informative and nice to be around. He had an incredible knowledge about everything as he talked.

A.G | U.S.

Highlights of Holland by Barge

Discover antiquated Dutch towns, castles and ports and experience the beauty of Holland's lakes, beaches and sand dunes. This itinerary ventures into the 'green heart' of the Netherlands to gain an insight into the country's highlights with its historic towns and picturesque countryside. From Amsterdam we board our barge and after exploring the city's canals we leave it behind for the tranquility of the Dutch countryside. Cycling through quiet lake areas we experience the medieval centres of Haarlem and Leiden at handlebar level. We explore the scenic north with its ports, including Hoorn, where we discover the spirit of the Dutch Golden Age.

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Arrive and cruise Amsterdam canals, short cycle along Amstel river (20km / 12.5mi)
DAY 2 Cycle to Leiden (55km / 34mi)
DAY 3 Cycle past seaside and dunes to Zandvoort and Haarlem (50km / 31mi)
DAY 4 Cross North Sea canal by ferry, cycle past rural villages to cheese town Alkmaar (50km / 31mi)
DAY 5 Cycle to unique wood and dune area (Bergen and Schoorl villages), relax on a terrace or beach (55km / 34mi)
DAY 6 Cycle past windmills of Schermerhorn to Hoorn and Purmerend (45km / 28mi)
DAY 7 Cycle along IJssel Lake en route to Amsterdam (50km / 31mi), evening walking tour
DAY 8 Trip concludes

traveller reviews

The relaxing bike and barge trip seeing the highlights of homes on the canals and sand dune areas of coast was wonderful. Delicious food was served for breakfast and dinner. The guide communicated with the group and he was very flexible. The barge was very comfortable and the captain ensured we all enjoyed our 7 days holidaying in Holland.

H. Reid. Coorparoo, QLD. Australia

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Trip Code: HCH
Trip Grading: Introductory to Moderate
Duration:  8 days
Activities:  Cycling Cruising Family Adventures
Next Trip:  01 July 2017
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price: $1,120.00 USD

Per Person

No local payments required
Options & Supplements*
Comfort departure supplement - Category A US $80
Electric Bike Supplement (on request and where available) US $230
Single Supplement Category A or B Barge(only on request & where available) US $260
Single Supplement Category C Barge(only on request & where available) US $200
Child aged 4 to 11 sharing with 2 or 3 adults - Category B US $690

*Prices listed are per person