Frequently asked questions

We have collected the most frequently asked questions here for you:

FAQ

  • Question: How does your booking system works? 

Answer: There's a separate chapter for this just click here!

  • Question: What are the payment terms? Do you require a deposit or the full payment at time of reservation?

Answer: We require a 20% deposit at the time of reservation, please have a look at this chapter of our website just click here!

  • Question: When do I pay the final invoice?

Answer: 3 Months before departure you will receive an email from us with the final bill and all travel information. The due date of the final invoice is 2 months before starting date of the tour.

  • Question: Do you have a cancellation policy?

Answer: Yes, there's a separate chapter for this just click here!

  • Question: Is there the ability to get trip insurance? 

Answer: We don’t offer a trip insurance, but we always advice to buy one at your local insurance shop.

  • Question: Do you have a recommended hotel at my embark/disembark location?

Answer: We sail many routes, dock in a lot of ports and hotel preferences are very personal, that's why we can't recommend a certain hotel. But of course we can help you by sharing the website from Booking.com Here you can find almost every hotel in Europe!

  • Question: Is English spoken on the boat and by the guides?

Answer: YES

  • Question: How do the bike tours work. Is there a Guide or are you given a map or gps to find your way around?

Answer: All bike & barge tours are fully guided, the tourguide will inform you about next day's cycle-tour and will guide the tour all day, also the guide can learn you some interesting details about the area since they now the tours!

  • Question: Can I cycle on my own?

Answer: That’s possible as well. We are developing GPS-routes on more and more routes or the guide can help you with maps or normal gps.

  • Question: What happens if a bike breaks down in route?

Answer: First of all we make sure our top-quality bikes are in good condition, resulting in (almost) no break downs. If it does happen, the tourguide will try to fix the bike, otherwise we’ll always find a solution and the ship is never far away!

  • Question: Are there any activities on board at night? 

Answer: On our small-sized boat, we don’t offer a musician or similar. We do have a sound system onboard and we also have a keyboard and guitar to be used by anyone who feels comfortable to play ????. 

  • Question: Are we able to get off the boat at night and walk?

Answer: The ship is always docked at night, giving you the possibility to get off for a walk or a local bar.

 


17 may 2018

Barging and Biking through the Netherlands, April 21st - 28th 2018

My dear friends of the Merlijn

How I miss you all - I miss your "Dear Guests" every morning and evening! What a wonderful trip. Thank you so much for your gracious hospitality - I now know what my Dutch friends mean by 'gezellig'!
Hope to join you again in 2020.
Karen Commeret, USA