On the traces of the Hanseatic League, Bike & Boat from/to Amsterdam, MPS LIZA MARLEEN

Ancient history and fascinating nature

The bike-loving Dutch call their beloved bicycles „Fietsen“ and they are part of the Dutch way of living like windmills, tulips and cheese. How could you possibly explore the historic Dutch Hanseatic cities better than by bike? Discover the cities that formed the once powerful commercial confederation, lined up like pearls on a string, and cycle onto ancient roads along medieval city walls. Naturally also nature lovers will get their money`s worth. Explore the Rhine Valley and cycle alongside one of his beautiful tributaries, the IJssel River, across the so-called border lake region, located between the old mainland and the new reclaimed land. During the week, you cross the forests and moorlands of Achterhoek, of the Hoge Veluwe National Park and of the Goois-Nature Reserve. However, restaurants and attractive shopping possibilities are always within reach.

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  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Guided group tour
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From 12:30 pm, embarkation in Amsterdam, Oosterdok, near the main station. At 2:00 pm, the ship leaves and sails through the Amsterdam-Rhine Canal to Wijk bij Duurstede, an enchanting town with a beautiful medieval market square on the Lower Rhine. After dinner, you may enjoy a stroll through the old lanes of the town.

During breakfast, your ship sets sail for Wageningen. Here, you start for your first cycle route through the picturesque Lower Rhine River Valley. The tour leads then through the woodlands and heathlands of the Veluwe National Park. The Park is approx. 54 km2 (14,000 acres) in area and is home to many plants and animals. (If you want to visit the park, the day pass is about € 13.-). In the afternoon, cycle through the outskirts of Arnhem with its beautiful parks Sonsbeek and Zijpendaal. Overnight stop in Arnhem, near the city centre.

Shipping to Doesburg. From here, follow the Hanse Cycle Route along the IJssel River to Bronkhorst, a hamlet that is proud to be considered the Netherlands`smallest town. Today`s destination is Zutphen, the city of towers. Already from afar, you can see the big and small church towers that characterise the panorama of the city. During dinner, your ship sails to Deventer. The historic „Stadsplein de Brink“square has already been a central meeting point during the heyday of the Hanseatic League and is today surrounded by numerous cosy terraced cafes.

During breakfast, the ship sails to Wijhe, from here you go on a cycle tour. Cross the IJssel River by ferry (approx. € 1.50 per pers.) and cycle through woodlands and the magnificent unspoilt landscape of the Eastern Veluwe. In the afternoon, you reach Hattem respectively Zwolle. Both cities are lively Hanseatic cities and have a charming medieval old town. During dinner boat tour to Kampen, with one of the best preserved historic city centres in the Netherlands. The city is also home to the Cog Ship of Kampen, a reconstructed medieval Hansa cog ship.

In the morning, shipping to Reevesluis. Here you begin your cycle tour. Along the Lake Veluwe – here you can take a bath, rent a boat, go surfing and much else – you cycle through typical Dutch landscape to Elburg, a charming medieval fortified town and ancient fishing town. You should not miss out on a visit of the historic Old Town, which is no larger than 250 by 350 metres. Afterwards continue through the huge woodlands of the Veluwe to reach Harderwijk. A stroll through the city leads inevitably to the Onze Lieve Vrouwekerk, a basilica that dates back to the 14th/15th century. Overnight stop in the old fishing port.

Today your cycle ride leads through flat coastal landscape as well as through woods and moorland. If the weather is nice, you may want to take a bathing break in the recreation area of Strand Nulde. Alongside the Eem River, you cycle to Spakenburg, an old fishing port. Today the museum port is the heart of this small town.

During breakfast, you sail to Huizen. From there, you cycle to the marvellous fortified city of Naarden and to the castle in Muiden (Dutch Muiderslot). Along a quiet route, you reach Amsterdam. The afternoon and the evening you spend in Amsterdam.

After breakfast, disembarkation until 09:00 am and individual journey home.

Tour character

Bike Country, Easy Cycling Routes and Largely Flat Terrain

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Place of arrival: Amsterdam
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Saturday
On the traces of the Hanseatic League, Bike & Boat from/to Amsterdam, MPS LIZA MARLEEN, main deck, NL-HRSLM-08G-H
Base price
1,299.00
2-bed cabin in single use 1,948.50
1-bed cabin 999.00
3-Bett Kabine als 2-Bett-Kabine 1,499.00
Season 1
Jul 4, 2024 | Jul 11, 2024 | Jul 18, 2024 | Jul 25, 2024 | Aug 1, 2024 | Aug 8, 2024 | Aug 15, 2024 | Aug 22, 2024 |
Saturday
On the traces of the Hanseatic League, Bike & Boat from/to Amsterdam, MPS LIZA MARLEEN, main deck, NL-HRSLM-08G-H
Base price
2-bed cabin in single use
1-bed cabin
3-Bett Kabine als 2-Bett-Kabine
1,299.00
1,948.50
999.00
1,499.00
Filter
7-gear with coaster brake
E-Bike, free wheel
7-gear rental bike, freewheel
E-Bike rental, coaster break
89.00
199.00
89.00
199.00
Prices per person in EUR

Services & information

Leistungen
  • Seven nights in outside cabins with private facilities in the booked cabin category
  • Programme according to travel itinerary from/ to Amsterdam
  • All charges for ports, bridges and locks are included
  • Welcome-drink
  • Change of linens and towels on demand
  • Full board: 7x breakfast, 6x packed lunch for cycle tours, 7x 3-course dinner
  • Coffee, Tea and Water on board
  • Daily meeting for the cycle tours
  • Instructed tour guide on the guided cycle tours
  • Booklet with detailed instructions and maps for individual cycle tours, 1 x per cabin
  • GPS tracks
Nicht eingeschlossene Leistungen

An- und Abreise, Parkgebühren, Transfers, Fahrradmiete, Eintrittsgelder und Ausflüge, Stadtpläne, Fährgebühren, Trinkgelder, Getränke und Ausgaben des persönlichen Bedarfs, Reiseversicherungen

Infos

Important notes

Parking Facilities in Amsterdam (subject to change)

For example:

Embarkation from 12:30pm to 1:30pm | Disembarkation until 09:00am.

Minimum number of participants 18 persons until 21 days prior to departure

Bringing along own bikes due to limited storage space on the sun deck, only two bikes can be accepted. E-Bikes must be equipped with removable battery.

Holiday clothing: we recommend good rain gear, bike helmet, sun hat and trainers.

Programme/itinerary are subject to changes.  If part of the itinerary cannot be sailed e.g., due to low or high-water levels or bad weather conditions, the captain reserves the right to change the route for your safety (no legal rights shall arise from this) The same applies for repair or maintenance works on locks and bridges ordered by river and other local authorities with little or no advance notice).

Special dietary needs for special dietary needs like gluten or lactose free, vegetarian, or vegan, a fee of € 75, - per pers./week occurs, to be paid on board.

Also important: Please consider that on the one hand your ship is your hotel, on the other hand, however, it is an engine that has to run constantly –also in the early morning (sometimes even passing through locks or under bridges). If you are particularly sensitive to noise, we recommend to bring along earplugs.  

Travel documents EU citizens without special situations, e.g., dual citizenship, permanent residence abroad, limited validity travel documents, need a valid ID card or passport, that must be valid at least 6 months beyond return date. If you have a different citizenship, or multiple citizenships, or if you have to respect special legal requirements, we would kindly like to ask to contact timely your competent embassy to inform about the respective visa and entry regulations.

This journey is not adapted for people with reduced mobility.

We recommend that you take out a travel health insurance with repatriation service, as well as a travel accident and cancellation insurance and a luggage insurance.

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