Bruges to Amsterdam Bike & Barge - Deluxe

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  • No booking fees
  • duration 8 days
  • tour type Group Request as private
  • age requirement 18-99 yrs
  • max group size 35
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-20237
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Operated in English
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  • Starts Bruges, Belgium
  • Ends Amsterdam, Holland
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Walking the cobble stoned streets of Bruges and Ghent
  • Cycling past a variety of landscapes including windmills of Kinderdijk and the river Schelde
  • Sampling local specialties including Belgian waffles, beer and mussels
  • Soaking up the hospitality onboard your comfortable barge
Starting in Bruges and ending in Amsterdam, the tour "Bruges To Amsterdam Bike & Barge - Deluxe" is a guided bicycle trip that takes 8 days. You will be touring through Dordrecht, Antwerp, Bruges and 4 other destinations in Belgium, Belize and Holland. "Bruges To Amsterdam Bike & Barge - Deluxe" is a group tour which will include accommodation, transport, meals and others. Please check the package includes section for more details.

Explore the highlights of The Netherlands and western Belgium by bike and on board a comfortable barge. Experience the great cities of the Netherlands and western Belgium on this classic barge and bike trip between Bruges and Amsterdam. En route visit Antwerp and Ghent whose historic centres will enchant you with their history and refined culture. Wind your way by bike along the Vecht river with its impressive mansions and country houses, visit a cheese farm and the 19 windmills in Kinderdijk. Via Dordrecht and the Kreekrak lock, the barge cruises from Belgium through the 'delta' province of Zeeland. Cycling with the group and guide or on your own with a set of maps and directions - the choice is yours. In the evenings, relax on board your comfortable barge or explore the towns on foot.
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1 : Join barge in Bruges, afternoon warm up cycle and evening to explore (15km/9mi)
  • Day 2 : Cycle the Flemish countryside to Ghent (35 or 57km/21 or 36mi)
  • Day 3 : Cycle to Dendermonde / St Amands (40 or 53km/24 or 32mi)
  • Day 4 : Cycle to Antwerp, evening at leisure (32 or 49km/19 or 31mi)
  • Day 5 : Cruise to Kreekrak, cycle to Tholen, by bike or barge to Dordrecht (20 or 36km/13 or 23mi)
  • Day 6 : To Kinderdijk, cycle to Schoonhoven and Vianen (32 or 57km/19 or 36mi)
  • Day 7 : Cruise to Breukelen, cycle to Nigtevecht and on to Amsterdam (36 or 46km/23 or 28mi)
  • Day 8 : Trip concludes in Amsterdam after breakfast
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Accommodation
  • 7 nights in a twin share cabin with ensuite facilities on a Deluxe category barge (cabins are configured with two lower beds - supplement applies for premium twin or upper deck suite on select departures, or single cabin. A discount applies for LaMar cabin with split beds on a twin share basis). We do not match clients together so if you are travelling solo you will need to book a single cabin (limited and on a request basis).
Meals
  • 7 breakfasts, 6 packed lunches, 6 dinners (does not include drinks). Continental breakfasts are served and will usually consist of breads, cheese, ham, tea, coffee & juices. At breakfast you will prepare your packed lunch for the day which will be sandwiches, fruit & juice. If you choose not to cycle on a particular day, the crew will serve lunch on board. Dinner will consist of three courses inclusive of either a pasta, vegetarian or meat dish.
Guide
  • Two multilingual tour guides for fully guided cycling tours (group sizes of 22 passengers or more, except LaMar which is only one tour guide), daily briefings
Others
  • Bike rental with handbrake or backpedal brake - 7 speed, waterproof pannier, helmet and water bottle (electric bike available on request - supplement applies)
  • Information pack including route notes & maps (one set per cabin), GPS tracks available on request
  • Welcome drink and briefing on the first evening
  • Several short city walks
  • Linen and change of towels as required
  • Daily cabin cleaning
  • Entrance to Red Star Line Museum in Antwerp, Tasting of Belgian products, Canal trip through Ghent
  • WIFI
  • Fees for ferries
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Travel to Bruges and from Amsterdam
  • Dinner in Antwerp or Bruges
  • Drinks (available for purchase on board) and other items of a personal nature
  • Entrance fees and excursions not specified
  • Travel insurance - mandatory
  • Transfers not specified
  • A supplement will apply if you are booking a single cabin (we do not match single travellers)
  • Tips - while tipping is not obligatory, it is customary to offer a tip if the guide and crew have done a good job. As a guide we would recommend EUR30-60 per person (to be distributed between the guide/s, captain and crew).
  • Catering for special diets (except Vegetarian). A supplement is payable for example lactose or gluten free diets - EUR65pp (subject to change) paid locally on board.
  • Bike insurance - payable locally (EUR10 for standard bikes and EUR25 for e-bikes) - further details of this Limitation of Liability (damage) policy are available on request
  • Fee to bring your own bike (note this is not possible on La Mar due to space limitations)
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CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Bruges to Amsterdam Bike & Barge - Deluxe tour. You can cancel the tour up to 72 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 71 days of departure.

Payment

For any tour departures within 22 June 2024, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 22 June 2024, a deposit of 188 USD is required to confirm the tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 71 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Bruges to Amsterdam Bike & Barge - Deluxe tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. World Nomads offers travel insurance for independent travelers and intrepid families.

Visa

For this Bruges to Amsterdam Bike & Barge - Deluxe tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • Rigorous hygiene safety measures will be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • All travellers 18 years and older will be required to be fully vaccinated atleast 14 days prior to departure.
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