Tulip Mini-Cruise (Boat: Fluvius)
|Tour operator:||Boat-Bike Tours|
|Type of holiday:||self-guided|
|Number of days:||5 days|
|Price:||from € 549,-|
Spring is the prettiest season of the year in Holland - with blossom on the trees and the countless bulbs in full bloom. In springtime, we offer five-day tulip tours through the flowering walhalla of Holland. In 2017, we can welcome you on board another comfortable barge, the Fluvius.
Your tour starts in Amsterdam. You cycle from the Twiske nature reserve to Zaandam, where you can marvel at an astonishing array of windmills, wooden houses, museums and stores of yesteryear, all in their original timber construction.
Once aboard our barge we proceed to the picturesque village of Spaarndam. From there, you cycle on to Haarlem. This city is full of courtyards and monumental buildings. On many occasions, Haarlem has been acclaimed as the best place to shop in The Netherlands.
On Day 3, a visit to the world famous Keukenhof Flower Gardens in Lisse is on the agenda. You will be amazed at the millions of flowering bulbous plants, such as tulips, hyacinths and crocuses. At the end of the day, we pull in for the night along the banks of the Westeinder Plassen.
Early on the morning of Day 4, visit the world’s largest flower auction* in Aalsmeer. From there, the barge returns to Amsterdam. You can either climb aboard, or get back on the bike and cycle to the capital. In the afternoon, visit the museums, the stores or – if you want to wonder at even more spectacular floral displays – check out the well-known flower market. Your tour ends on Day 5 after breakfast.
* the auction is closed in the weekends and on holidays, therefor we offer you a free ticket for the canal tour in Amsterdam instead.
On this very beloved tour sails the small and comfortable river cruiser MS Fluvius for max. 36 guests. On board of this cosy ship are a total of 19 cabins (ca. 10 m² = 108 square feet) with shower + toilet, all with 2 low beds and air-conditioning, individual adjustable, and ventilation system; 3 cabins on the upper deck (supplement) and 16 cabins on the lower deck. All cabins have a window (all windows are fixed).
The salon with bar is a large room for common use and has a semi-separate restaurant area. On the large and partially roofed sun deck of the ca. 70 Meter long ship are sitting places (tables + chairs) and storage room for the bikes. The ship sails under Dutch flag and had its sailing area in Holland, Belgium and Germany for many years and it is a very popular small river cruise ship for boat & bike tours.
On the upper deck there are a tastefully furnished salon with restaurant, bar, lounge with wide screen TV, large windows, Wi-Fi (limited use of data). A partly covered teak wooden sun deck with chairs and tables on the aft deck and a cycle shed (front deck).
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