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Holland Texel-island tour

May 22 - 29 / 2021

Departure date: 22 may 2021
Average biking distance per day 35 to 55 KM

Highlights

Amsterdam – ‘de Zaansche schans’ with its open air museum and windmills – Texel island, ‘a country’ on its own – Beautiful open waters; UNESCO Heritage Wadden Sea, where you might be able to spot some seals – many little fishing towns on our way back to Amsterdam.

Holland Texel-island tour
Departure port: Amsterdam Destination: Amsterdam Travel time: 8 days Countries: Netherlands Average biking distance per day: 35 to 55 KM
NEW TOUR: Bike, Barge and Cruise Northern-Netherlands. Bike along 'the Zaansche schans' and experience Texel-Island 'a country on it's own'. Visit to a cheese farm included.
€ 1.635,- p.p.
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12 cabin(s) available

Day-to-day itinerary

Day 1 (Sat): Amsterdam – Zaanse Schans

Check in: 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM Merlijn sails to Zaanstad, where we stay overnight. We will offer a welcome drink and introduce the crew. Also we inform you about the tour, the ship and give you a safety briefing. Dinner will be during the cruise. In the evening there is a city walk through the picturesque scenery of de Zaanse Schans.

Day 2 (Sun): Zaanse Schans - Alkmaar
Day 3 (Mon): Alkmaar – Den Helder
Day 4 (Tue): Den Helder - Texel
Day 5 (Wed): Texel – Wadden Sea - Stavoren
Day 6 (Thu): Stavoren – Lemmer - Urk
Day 7 (Fri): Urk – Lelystad - Amsterdam
Day 8 (Sat): Amsterdam

Your bike & barge cruise includes:

  • 7 nights onboard Merlijn
  • welcome drink
  • daily cleaning of your cabin
  • supply of bedding, towels, facial tissues, soap
  • culinary care: 7x breakfast buffet, 6x packed lunches and 6x 3 course dinners
  • coffee, tea, hot chocolate and ice water
  • service of a tour guide
  • daily information of the trip on the next day
  • use of 27-speed bicycle, including a bike bag, towel and helmet
  • we will provide you with your own water bottle
  • canal, bridge & harbour fees
  • visit to a cheesefarm

 

Your bike & barge cruise doesn’t includes:

  • one dinner
  • drinks other than mentioned
  • excursions other than mentioned
  • inbound and outbound journey
  • city maps (though a few are available on board)
  • bike maps
  • insurance
  • gratuities

For your comfort we rent electric bikes € 30 each per day, reservations ahead are advisable.

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30 october 2019

Merzig to Cochem 'Moselle & Saar 2-river tour in Germany"

The entire trip was memorable , all 6 days of it , right from the moment we boarded till we disembarked everything was perfect, absolutely no complaints. The Barge Merlijn, the owners, Coen and Christina and their entire team were par excellence ! Our guide , Lia was fantastic, with great sense of Humour and was prompt in taking care of any bike related issues . The food was exquisite, the most delectable vegetarian food we ate lovingly prepared by Christina. The bike paths thru the Vineyards and the varied landscapes were perfect along the river Saar and Mosel. It was in reality doing a leisurely tour on a bike. The hike up the mountain to view the Saar Loop was awesome. Thanks once again Coen and Christina and not to forget the team. - Thanks and all the very best- Ravi