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BY BIKE AND BOAT THROUGH SOUTH HOLLAND // MS SIR WINSTON 2020

individual tour | 8 days / 7 nights

The Netherlands by Bike and Boat

Discover the Netherlands in a unique way on an 8-days-journey by bike and boat. Well-built cycle paths as well as wide and extensive waterways guarantee an unforgettable holiday. Throughout the day you are cycling on your own through the beautiful landscapes in Rembrandt’s and Van Gogh’s country and in the late afternoon your “swimming hotel” MS SIR WINSTON will be at your disposal. And if you don’t like to cycle every day, you can stay on board and enjoy the passing countryside.

The Province of the Southern Netherlands: You are travelling through the green heart of the Netherlands. Hardly any province is more changing and many-faceted than the Southern Netherlands. Big cities as well as untouched nature are so close to each other. The many waterways offer uncountable opportunities to discover the wonderful landscapes and culture historical highlights of the province “Zuid-Holland”. Experience such different cities like Gouda and Schoonhoven and of course Rotterdam, also known as the “Manhattan on the river Maas”. Gorgeous lakes like the Brassemermeer and not to forget the major porcelain manufacture in Delft with its “Delfter Blue”.

Please note the different routes for your travel date:

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Itinerary

Please note the different routes for your travel date:

all depts (except depts 01.Aug-15.Aug)

1st day: Individual arrival at Amsterdam

In Amsterdam you check in on board (embarkation is at 3 pm). In the afternoon and in the evening you have the opportunity to get to know the city of Amsterdam.

2nd day: Shipping Amsterdam – Zaandam - Utrecht, Cycle tour from Zaandam and back, approx. 31 km

You are starting your roundtrip by bike: crossing polderland you cycle via Westzaan to “De Schoolmeester”, a paper mill which is maintained in full working order. It is the only wind powered paper mill in the world. From here you are cycling to the museum’s village “Zaanse Schans”, an open-air museum (entrance fee not included) which was built to show the Dutch historical heritage. You can visit an ancient Dutch village, a cheese manufacture, a shipyard, a Dutch wooden shoe manufacture, a museum of bakery, the Zaanse watch museum and the unique colour mill, De Kat. Connected with the exhibition terrain is the Zaans museum, which gives an insight into the development of the “Zaanstreeks” as the first industrial area. Products like mustard, cheese, pastries, etc. are produced there and can be bought. You are cycling back to Zaandam through the recreational area of Twiske.
Around 5 pm shipping to Utrecht.

3rd day: Utrecht – Gouda, approx. 40 km

From Utrecht, cycle leisurely to the city of Gouda, which is famous for its cheese. You may take a detour to Kasteel de Haar, the largest castle of the Netherlands with its beautiful garden or you may take a refreshing bath in the lake Reeuwijkse Plassen. Tip: During the tulip-flowering season (departures
28 Mar-02 May) we offer an optional day excursion to Keukenhof by coach, transfers and entrance fee included (€ 59.- per person, only bookable in advance).

4th day: Shipping from Gouda to Rotterdam, Cycle tour from Rotterdam to Delft or from Rotterdam via Den Haag to Scheveningen, approx. 35 - 85 km

Prior to breakfast, MS SIR WINSTON leaves Gouda for Rotterdam. Here you have two options for today’s cycling tour: First one will lead you to Delft (Tip: visit of the porcelain manufacture), second directly to the governmental seat Den Haag and to the North Sea coastal town and health resort Scheveningen and back. Alternatively, you can also go back to Rotterdam by train (rail and bike is not included, approx. € 15,- p. Pers, not in rush hour between 16:30 h and 18:00 h). Tip: you should experience the harbour of Rotterdam on an interesting harbour tour.

5th day: Shipping from Rotterdam to Schoonhoven, Cycle tour from Rotterdam to Schoonhoven, approx. 43 km

You are cycling from Rotterdam to Kinderdijk (UNESCO World’s Cultural Heritage with 19 windmills in a row) and further to Schoonhoven, known for its silver-making and its enchanting old-town.

6th day: Shipping from Schoonhoven to Utrecht, Cycle tour from Schoonhoven to Utrecht, approx. 40 km

Today you are cycling through the beautiful landscape of Polderland to Oudewater (witch’s scales) and further on to Utrecht. The Utrecht Dome is one of the most important ones in the Netherlands.

7th day: Shipping from Utrecht to Amsterdam, Cycle tour from Utrecht to Amsterdam, approx. 50 km

Your cycle tour takes you along the small and winding river Vecht through beautiful landscapes. The river Vecht is also known as the “Loire of the Netherlands”. Numerous castles and villas will be seen beside the river. Tip: a canal tour is the most beautiful way to get to know the city of Amsterdam.

8th day: Departure from Amsterdam

After breakfast checkout until 9:00 am and we are saying goodbye – have a safe journey home.

Dept. 01. Aug (Sail Amsterdam)

Saturday 01st of AugustIndividual arrival at Amsterdam

In Amsterdam you check in on board (embarkation is at 3 pm). In the afternoon and in the evening you have the opportunity to get to know the city of Amsterdam.

Sunday 2nd of August: Shipping Amsterdam – Zaandam - Utrecht, Cycle tour from Zaandam and back, approx. 31 km
You are starting your roundtrip by bike: crossing polderland you cycle via Westzaan to “De Schoolmeester”, a paper mill which is maintained in full working order. It is the only wind powered paper mill in the world. From here you are cycling to the museum’s village “Zaanse Schans”, an open-air museum (entrance fee not included) which was built to show the Dutch historical heritage. You can visit an ancient Dutch village, a cheese manufacture, a shipyard, a Dutch wooden shoe manufacture, a museum of bakery, the Zaanse watch museum and the unique colour mill, De Kat. Connected with the exhibition terrain is the Zaans museum, which gives an insight into the development of the “Zaanstreeks” as the first industrial area. Products like mustard, cheese, pastries, etc. are produced there and can be bought. You are cycling back to Zaandam through the recreational area of Twiske. Around 5 pm shipping to Utrecht.

Monday 3rd of August: Utrecht Gouda, approx. 40 km

From Utrecht, cycle leisurely to the city of Gouda, which is famous for its cheese. You may take a detour to Kasteel de Haar, the largest castle of the Netherlands with its beautiful garden or you may take a refreshing bath in the lake Reeuwijkse Plassen.

Tuesday 4th of August: Shipping from Gouda to Rotterdam, Cycle tour from Rotterdam to Delft or from Rotterdam via Den Haag to Scheveningen, approx. 35 - 85 km

Prior to breakfast, MS SIR WINSTON leaves Gouda for Rotterdam. Here you have two options for today’s cycling tour: First one will lead you to Delft (Tip: visit of the porcelain manufacture), second directly to the governmental seat Den Haag and to the North Sea coastal town and health resort Scheveningen and back. Alternatively, you can also go back to Rotterdam by train (rail and bike is not included, approx. € 15.- p. Pers, not in rush hour between 16:30 h and 18:00 h). Tip: you should experience the harbour of Rotterdam on an interesting harbour tour.

Wednesday 5th of August: Shipping from Rotterdam to Schoonhoven, Cycle tour from Rotterdam to Schoonhoven, approx. 43 km

You are cycling from Rotterdam to Kinderdijk (UNESCO World’s Cultural Heritage with 19 windmills in a row) and further to Schoonhoven, known for its silver-making and its enchanting old-town.

Thursday 6th of August: Shipping from Schoonhoven to Utrecht, Cycle tour from Schoonhoven to Utrecht, approx. 40 km

Today you are cycling through the beautiful landscape of Polderland to Oudewater (witch’s scales) and further on to Utrecht. The Utrecht Dome is one of the most important ones in the Netherlands.

Friday 7th of August: Utrecht, Cycle tour around Utrecht, approx. 55 km

Today your ship anchors in one of the liveliest cities of the Netherlands and you have plenty of time to discover the beautiful medieval centre. Fancy a bike tour? The route takes you along the beautiful little river Vecht, also known as the "Loire of the Netherlands". Numerous castles and country houses line the picturesque river.

Saturday 8th of August: Departure from Utrecht

After breakfast checkout until 9:00 am and we are saying goodbye – have a safe journey home.

Dept. 08. Aug (Sail Amsterdam)

Saturday, 08th of August: Individual arrival at Utrecht

In Utrecht you check in on board (embarkation is at 3 pm). In the afternoon and in the evening you have the opportunity to get to know the city of Utrecht.

Sunday, 09th of August: Utrecht Gouda, approx. 40 km

From Utrecht, cycle leisurely to the city of Gouda, which is famous for its cheese. You may take a detour to Kasteel de Haar, the largest castle of the Netherlands with its beautiful garden or you may take a refreshing bath in the lake Reeuwijkse Plassen.

Monday, 10th of August: Shipping from Gouda to Rotterdam, Cycle tour from Rotterdam to Delft or from Rotterdam via Den Haag to Scheveningen, approx. 35 - 85 km

Prior to breakfast, MS SIR WINSTON leaves Gouda for Rotterdam. Here you have two options for today’s cycling tour: First one will lead you to Delft (Tip: visit of the porcelain manufacture), second directly to the governmental seat Den Haag and to the North Sea coastal town and health resort Scheveningen and back. Alternatively, you can also go back to Rotterdam by train (rail and bike is not included, approx. € 15,- p. Pers, not in rush hour between 16:30 h and 18:00 h).

Tuesday, 11th of August: Day of leisure

Today your ship is moored in Rotterdam. So, you have the whole day to discover the city. Rotterdam is a city of many faces: a tough port city, a trendy nightlife city, a sophisticated shopping city, and a hip artistic city. Above all, Rotterdam is the architecture city of Holland that stimulates innovation. Its skyline is always changing. You should definitely take your time to visit the great market hall. The Dutch refer to it as their version of the „Sistine Chapel”. More sporty guests might make the long bike tour to Den Hague? Arrange the day according to your wishes. Tip: Take the opportunity for a harbour tour through the largest deep-water harbour in Europe and admire the skyline and impressive architecture from the waterside.

Wednesday 12th of August: Shipping from Rotterdam to Dordrecht, Cycle tour from Rotterdam via Kinderdijk to Dordrecht, approx. 30 km

You are cycling from Rotterdam to Kinderdijk (UNESCO World’s Cultural Heritage with 19 windmills in a row) and further to Holland’s oldest town, Dordrecht, impressively located on an island between three wide rivers.

Thursday 13th of August: Shipping from Dordrecht to Schoonhoven, Cycle tour from Dordrecht to Schoonhoven, approx. 30 km

From Dordrecht the route leads – partly along the Lek – to the town of Schoonhoven, known for its silver-making and its enchanting old-town.

Friday 14th of August: Shipping from Schoonhoven to Utrecht, Cycle tour from Schoonhoven to Utrecht, approx. 40 km

Today you are cycling through the beautiful landscape of Polderland to Oudewater (witch’s scales) and further on to Utrecht. The Utrecht Dome is one of the most important ones in the Netherlands.

Saturday, 15th of August: Departure from Utrecht

After breakfast checkout until 9:00 am and we are saying goodbye – have a safe journey home.

Dept. 15. Aug (Sail Amsterdam)

Saturday, 15th of August: Individual arrival at Utrecht

In Utrecht you check in on board (embarkation is at 3 pm). In the afternoon and in the evening you have the opportunity to get to know the city of Utrecht.

Sunday, 16th of August: Utrecht, circular cycle tour, approx. 55 km

Your ship is moored in one of the liveliest cities in the Netherlands and you have now time to discover the medieval centre. Of course you can also take the train to Amsterdam and visit the SAIL Amsterdam on your own. Fancy a bike tour? The route takes you around the beautiful town of Utrecht.

Monday, 17th of August: Utrecht Gouda, approx. 40 km

From Utrecht, cycle leisurely to the city of Gouda, which is famous for its cheese. You may take a detour to Kasteel de Haar, the largest castle of the Netherlands with its beautiful garden or you may take a refreshing bath in the lake Reeuwijkse Plassen.

Tuesday 18th of August: Shipping from Gouda to Rotterdam, Cycle tour from Rotterdam to Delft or from Rotterdam via Den Haag to Scheveningen, approx. 35 - 85 km

Prior to breakfast, MS SIR WINSTON leaves Gouda for Rotterdam. Here you have two options for today’s cycling tour: First one will lead you to Delft (Tip: visit of the porcelain manufacture), second directly to the governmental seat Den Haag and to the North Sea coastal town and health resort Scheveningen and back. Alternatively, you can also go back to Rotterdam by train (rail and bike is not included, approx. € 15.- p. Pers, not in rush hour between 16:30 h and 18:00 h). Tip: you should experience the harbour of Rotterdam on an interesting harbour tour.

Wednesday 19th of August: Shipping from Rotterdam to Schoonhoven, Cycle tour from Rotterdam to Schoonhoven, approx. 43 km You are cycling from Rotterdam to Kinderdijk (UNESCO World’s Cultural Heritage with 19 windmills in a row) and further to Schoonhoven, known for its silver-making and its enchanting old-town.

Thursday 20th of August: Shipping from Schoonhoven to Utrecht, Cycle tour from Schoonhoven to Utrecht, approx. 40 km

Today you are cycling through the beautiful landscape of Polderland to Oudewater (witch’s scales) and further on to Utrecht. The Utrecht Dome is one of the most important ones in the Netherlands.

Friday 21th of August: Shipping from Utrecht to Amsterdam, Cycle tour from Utrecht to Amsterdam, approx. 50 km

Your cycle tour takes you along the small and winding river Vecht through beautiful landscapes. The river Vecht is also known as the “Loire of the Netherlands”. Numerous castles and villas will be seen beside the river. Tip: a canal tour is the most beautiful way to get to know the city of Amsterdam.

Saturday, 22th of August: Departure from Amsterdam

After breakfast checkout until 9:00 am and we are saying goodbye – have a safe journey home.


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The route



Map



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Arrival dates

Season 1
Mar 28, 2020 - Apr 4, 2020 Sold out Book
Oct 3, 2020 - Oct 10, 2020 Available Book
Season 2
Apr 4, 2020 - Apr 11, 2020 Sold out Book
Sep 26, 2020 - Oct 3, 2020 On request Book
Season 3
Apr 11, 2020 - Apr 18, 2020 Sold out Book
Sep 12, 2020 - Sep 19, 2020 Available Book
Sep 19, 2020 - Sep 26, 2020 Available Book
Season 4
Apr 18, 2020 - Apr 25, 2020 On request Book
Apr 25, 2020 - May 2, 2020 Sold out Book
Sep 5, 2020 - Sep 12, 2020 Available Book
Season 5
May 2, 2020 - May 9, 2020 On request Book
May 9, 2020 - May 16, 2020 Sold out Book
May 16, 2020 - May 23, 2020 On request Book
May 23, 2020 - May 30, 2020 Sold out Book
May 30, 2020 - Jun 6, 2020 Sold out Book
Jun 6, 2020 - Jun 13, 2020 On request Book
Jun 13, 2020 - Jun 20, 2020 On request Book
Jun 20, 2020 - Jun 27, 2020 On request Book
Jun 27, 2020 - Jul 4, 2020 Available Book
Jul 4, 2020 - Jul 11, 2020 Available Book
Jul 11, 2020 - Jul 18, 2020 Available Book
Jul 18, 2020 - Jul 25, 2020 Available Book
Jul 25, 2020 - Aug 1, 2020 Available Book
Aug 1, 2020 - Aug 8, 2020 Available Book
Aug 8, 2020 - Aug 15, 2020 Available Book
Aug 15, 2020 - Aug 22, 2020 Available Book
Aug 22, 2020 - Aug 29, 2020 Available Book
Aug 29, 2020 - Sep 5, 2020 Available Book

Prices

Season 1
2-bed cabin Main deck 499,-
2-bed cabin Promenade deck 639,-
Season 2
2-bed cabin Main deck 569,-
2-bed cabin Promenade deck 709,-
Season 3
2-bed cabin Main deck 669,-
2-bed cabin Promenade deck 809,-
Season 4
2-bed cabin Main deck 749,-
2-bed cabin Promenade deck 889,-
Season 5
2-bed cabin Main deck 799,-
2-bed cabin Promenade deck 939,-
2-bed cabin for one person +50 %
1 bed cabin (2 x Main deck)* without single room supplement *
Other
Rental bike 75,-
Electric bike 165,-

*please note while booking “1-Bed without supplement”)

Day excursion to Keukenhof Gardens:

(approx. 9:30 – 16:30)

Dates: Monday March: 30, April: 06/13/20/27, May: 04

Minimum passenger 20, max. passenger 30. Price per person: € 59.-

Services included: Transfers by coach from/to ship, entrance fee to Keukenhof Gardens, approx. 5 hours free to visit.

Passenger car parking options in Amsterdam:

(subject to change)

For example: Parking Oosterdok www.parkingcentreamsterdam.com , economy fare approx. € 20.-/24 h or Valet Parking Service (via holiday extras), approx. € 145.-/week (Rate depends on capacity; application form with your booking confirmation).

Pre and overnight stay for bicycle & boat trips ind Holland 2020.pdf

 


Extra nights

In Volendam
Hotel van der Valk 4**** 99,- Double room
Hotel van der Valk 4**** 144,- Single room

All prices per person in EUR


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MS Sir Winston

A cosy river boat with personal atmosphere. Restaurant, saloon and bar with leather seats and chairs in English club style (air-conditioned). Loggia and sun deck with seats and...

Details

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Services

Services included:

  • Seven nights in outside cabins with private facilities in the booked cabin category
  • Programme according to routing from/to Amsterdam
  • All charges for harbours, bridges and locks
  • Room cleaning every day, changing of towels and bed cloths if wanted
  • Welcome-Drink
  • Full board consisting of 7x breakfast buffet, 6x lunch snack on board (non-cyclists) or lunch package for cycle tours, 6x coffee or tea in the afternoon, 7x 3-course-dinner
  • Daily meeting for the cycle tours
  • Printed instructions and detailed maps for daily individual bike tours (1 per cabin)
  • GPS tracks
  • Tour guide on board

Not included:

Journey to and from Amsterdam, shuttles, bike rental, entrance fees and excursions, city maps, ferry fees, travel insurances, parking fees, tips, drinks on board


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