On this bike and barge holiday we will experience the highlights of springtime in Holland. Leaving Amsterdam we travel by barge to Oude Wetering. The Flower Park Keukenhof is our next focus adorned by thousands of tulips, daffodils and hyacinths of various colours, shapes and scents. We make a stop at Gouda famous for its cheese and then cycle to the world famous windmills of Kinderdijk before heading through Dordrecht and the natural reserve of Biesbosch to Willemstad. We travel by barge across the impressive waterways of Zeeland and onto Antwerp in Belgium. In the delightful town of Ghent we enjoy a walking tour before continuing to Bruges where we will take a horse carriage ride and a guided walk of the old town. A transfer by bus returns us to Amsterdam on the final day.
DAY 1 Join Amsterdam, sail to Oude Wetering DAY 2 Cycle through Haarlemmermeer to the flower park Keukenhof and Gouda (25km) DAY 3 Ride to Kinderdijk and Willemstad (40km) DAY 4 By barge to the lively Belgian town of Antwerp DAY 5 Cycle to Dendermonde (35km) DAY 6 Barge to Ghent and cycle the Flemish countryside (30km) DAY 7 By train to Bruges, guided tour and free time, return to Ghent DAY 8 Coach transfer to Amsterdam, trip concludes
1 Comfort departure (lower berths only) operates - supplement applies.
2 Trip begins in Bruges (with pick up at Amsterdam Airport).Note: For summer departures see 'Amsterdam to Bruges'.
*7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners *7 nights accommodation in bunk bed cabin with ensuite facilities (Comfort departures (lower berths only) operate on certain dates - supplement applies) *bicycle with gears and pannier *bicycle insurance *several city walks *information pack including route notes and maps *entrance fee Keukenhof and Windmill Kinderdijk *horse & carriage ride in Bruges *train ride Ghent - Bruges - Ghent *bus transfer Ghent - Amsterdam Airport