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Boat/Bike Holland  

 Aero-Marine offers a number of unique Boat & Bike Holland Programs in which to choose from. By joining a bike & barge tours you will enjoy a relaxed cycling holiday and  experience a sailing trip at the same time!

2018

"TULIP TOUR "
4 days/3 Nights

On this 4-day bike & barge holiday you will experience the highlights of Holland during springtime. On bike you arrive in the historical city of Haarlem, the next day the cycle tour crosses the blossoming bulb fields and ends in Leiden.
Included are excursions to Flower Park Keukenhof, Flower Auction Aalsmeer, a traditional windmill and a cheese farm.

The tour starts on Saturdays and Tuesdays in April and May.

  • 4 days/3 nights stay aboard Comfort barge (class A)

  • Full board (breakfast + packed lunch + 3-courses dinner)

  • Bicycle with gears and pannier

  • Information package

  • Tour leader

  • Visit Flowerpark Keukenhof 

  • Visit cheese farm

  • Visit windmill

  • Visit Flower auction Aalsmeer

  • Several city walks

  • Compensation bicycle damage

Day 1. cycle trip ± 10 km.
After the embarkation in Amsterdam, you’ll be sailing to Spaarndam, the picturesque village of Hans Brinker. From here there is a short cycling trip to Haarlem. In the evening you your tour leader takes for a nice city walk through the old centre.

Day 2. cycle trip ± 15 km
Today you sail to Lisse here you disembark and cycle to the famous flower garden ‘Keukenhof’ for a visit. Here you see about 6 million tulips, hyacinths, daffodils and other flowers. After your visit, the cycle tour crosses the blossoming bulb fields and ends in Leiden.

Day 3. cycle trip ± 30 km
In the morning you will make a walking tour through Leiden, the birthplace of Rembrandt.
Later you will cycle through the fine Dutch landscapes in the so-called Green Heart of Holland to Kudelstaart. During this cycle trip you will visit a traditional cheese farm and a miller will tell you about the history and working of his windmill.

Day 4. cycle trip ± 15 km
You rise early, because you visit the world’s biggest flower auction in Aalsmeer. Before leaving the barge you have to clear your cabin. After the visit you get back on board and sail back to Amsterdam.


First night on the boat:

April 3, 7, 10, 14, 17, 21, 24, 28

May 1, 5, 8, 12

Priced from
$569 pp dbl, $749 Single

Members deduct $10 per person

 


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HIGHLIGHTS OF HOLLAND  
 
Bike & Barge 

8 days 7 nights

Wind Mill Mühle Molen Rivier River Fluss

This tour offers an attractive combination of towns and countryside in Holland. It starts with a sailing trip right across the centre of Amsterdam.
Soon after having left the city behind, it appears that amidst the larger Dutch towns lies a splendid rural area: the Green Heart. One moment you'll be cycling in the middle of quiet lakes, the next you'll experience the old Dutch atmosphere in the historical centre of towns like Haarlem and Leiden.

Furthermore this tour will show you the North Sea beach, dune areas and old port towns like Hoorn which breathe the Dutch Golden Age.

During this tour you will stay aboard a comfort ship.

HIGHLIGHTS:
Zaanse Schans: open air museum including windmills.
Hoorn: picturesque port town dating from the 17th century.
Landscapes of Rembrandt ( cycle tour along the river Amstel)
Haarlem and Leiden: 2 attractive old Dutch towns

  • 8 days/7 nights stay aboard a comfort class barge (A) or a convenient class barge (B)
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch/packed lunch, 3 courses diner)
  • Cycle guide
  • Bicycle with gears and pannier
  • Bike compensation
  • Several city walks
  • Information booklet + map
  • Entrance fee museum Edam
  • Entrance fee Museum mill Schermerhorn


Duration                   8 days/7nights

Departure                 Amsterdam  

Departure dates     
 
June 2, 9, 23, 30
July 14, 28
Aug 4, 18
Sep 8

 Priced from $979 per person double, $1129 Single  
Members deduct $15 per person

Saturday: cycle trip ± 20 km
After your embarkment in Amsterdam, you’ll be sailing right through the centre of Amsterdam. There’s a short cycle trip following the banks of the river Amstel ending in Uithoorn / Kudelstaart.

Sunday: cycle trip ± 55 km
Today you’ll cross the real Green Heart of Holland: on cycle paths through the lake areas of Langeraarse Plassen and Braassemer Meer. Your trip ends in university town Leiden. A city walk in the historical centre of this birth place of Rembrandt with its numerous courtyards is certainly recommendable.

Monday: cycle trip ± 50 km
Today’s itinerary leads to the seaside resort Katwijk and then through the dune area to Zandvoort. If weather permits, you may spend some time on the beach. Cycling on the path that was used by the fishermen’s wifes to go to the market, you’ll end up in Haarlem. The small and surveyable centre invites one to do some shopping in this ‘best shopping town of the Netherlands’. Don’t forget to sit down and have a drink on one of the terrasses at the big market place.

Tuesday: cycle trip ± 50 km
The first village you arrive in is Spaarndam (the village of Hans Brinker). After the crossing of the North Sea canal by ferry, you continue cycling through rural villages like Nauerna. You visit open air museum the Zaanse Schans and continue following the river Zaan and the Knollendammer canal to cheese town Alkmaar.

Wednesday: cycle trip ± 55 km
Today the boatel stays in Alkmaar. There’s a cycle trip to the unique wood and dune area near the villages Bergen and Schoorl and to the Hondsbossche Zeewering, a sea wall. You’ll have plenty of time to have a drink at an outdoor café or to walk on the beach. If you feel like it, you are of course, free to spend a day on your own sightseeing in Alkmaar or relaxing at the seaside.

Thursday: cycle trip ± 45 km
After passing Oterleek and Avenhorn, you arrive in Hoorn. After you have got acquainted with this historical port town, you take the road along the coast from where you have a splendid view over the IJssel Lake. Thereafter you take a ride following the canal ‘Beemsterringvaart’ to Purmerend. On the way we visit the museum windmill in Schermerhorn.

Friday: cycle trip ± 50 km
First you cycle to and look round the picturesque village of Edam. Then you visit the fishing village of Volendam. Take your time for a break and enjoy the atmosphere and the people in traditional costume. The cycle trip continues along the coastline of the IJssel Lake through Uitdam and Durgerdam. Via the ferry crossing the IJ, you arrive at the start of your tour in the centre of Amsterdam. In the evening you may wish to join the guide for a walk though the centre or you may go for a round trip of the Amsterdam canals.

Saturday:
After breakfast your guide and the crew will say good-bye and your stay aboard has come to an end.

 

During each tour you’ll be staying aboard a sailing boatel on which you eat and sleep. The same ship transports your luggage, meaning that you’ll have a ‘light’ and careless holiday.  Your accommodation is basically a simple double cabin in which you’ll find a shower & toilet, a washing basin and central heating. Bedding and towels are included. Furthermore you’ll find an attractive dining & recreation room and a spacious sundeck aboard your boatel. 

Daily Activities

The cycling trips  are 40 km average. This means that you’ll be leisurely pedaling from 9.00 a.m. till approximately 4.00 p.m. Generally, you have enough time to have several breaks and chances to do sightseeing. Each day aboard starts with a firm breakfast: several kinds of bread, crackers, coffee & tea, milk etc. During breakfast you’ll prepare your own lunch (sandwiches, fruit and a drink) for ‘on the road’. At your return in the afternoon the crew will serve a cup of coffee or tea. When you have freshened up after your cycle trip, a three course dinner will be served in the dining room. Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages are available at reasonable prices in the self-service bar aboard the ship.

The bicycles

During your Boat/Bike Program, a fine bike of good quality is at your disposal. These bikes are provided with hand breaks, at least a 3-speed gear and a saddle bag. a bicycle rental firm will regularly maintain and check the bikes.

Space is limited on these packages, so book early!

Due to High Cancellation Penalties with this program, payment procedures are as follows: 
Once reservations are booked and no payments are made, there is a $55 per person cancellation fee.
Ask about cancellation fees after payments are made.

Deposit: 50% of balance due within 3 days of confirmation
Full Payment: due within 60 days of departure date.

For reservations made within 60 days of departure, FULL Payment is required within 24 hours of confirmation.

Club Members Deduct $20 pp

Holland Boat and Bike

Cancellation conditions

If a reservation is cancelled each cancelled participant will be charged for cancellation costs. The following terms are valid:

  ·        cancellations made up to 59 days before 25% of the total reservation value

·        cancellations made as from the 60th day (inclusive) up to the 27th day before departure : 50 % of the total reservation value.

·        cancellations made as from the 28th day (inclusive) up to the 13th day before departure : 75 % of the total reservation value.

·        cancellations made as from the 14th day (inclusive) up to the day of departure : 100 % of the total reservation value.

 
 
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All rates shown are based on the current exchange rate.
 It is important to note that foreign exchange rates fluctuate frequently 
and that the prices provided above, can change at any time without notice.
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