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Premium ‘Amazon of the North’ tour, in Germany & Poland

‘Explore the cradle of the Prussians”

June 26 - July 03 / 2021

Departure date: 26 june 2021
Average biking distance per day 35 to 70 KM / Level: Moderate

Highlights

Bike, Barge and Cruise the Amazon of the North, Germany and Poland – Explore the cradle of the Prussians during this tour in former Prussia – Learn more about the former divided country of Germany - Bike a variety of surfaces, from Asphalt till cobble stones – ride the Sunny island of Usedom - Cruise through stunning nature areas on the Havel, Oder & Peene river and Szczecin lagoon – Experience the oldest ship lift in Germany, Niederfinow - Taste the Polish cuisine in the lively city of Szczecin in Poland.

Premium ‘Amazon of the North’ tour, in Germany & Poland  | ‘Explore the cradle of the Prussians”
Departure port: Berlin/Spandau Destination: Malchin Travel time: 8 days Countries: Germany, Poland Average biking distance per day: 35 to 70 KM / Level: Moderate
Our tour guides consider this the most interesting & varied tour that Merlijn offers, expect the unexpected. Bike, Barge & Cruise the Amazon of the North, Germany and Poland.
€ 1.635,- p.p.
Cabins available through travel agent

Day-to-day itinerary

Day 1 (Sat): Berlin/Spandau – Oranienburg

Check in: 3:30 PM - 5PM Merlijn sails to Oranienburg, 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. After departure your holiday starts, enjoy the scenery on the inland lakes around Berlin. Dinner will be during the cruise.

Oranienburg, which received its royal name from the Dutch princess Louise Henriette of Nassau-Oranien (1627-1667), is situated at the northern city limits of Germany’s capital city of Berlin. Our docking spot will be too far away from the center of Oranienburg, but we will be happy offering you a nice evening stroll after dinner.

Day 2 (Sun): Oranienburg – Eberswalde – Niederfinow. Bike tour approx. 45 KM or extend to 60 KM
Day 3 (Mon): Niedefinow - Oderberg – Schwedt. Bike tour approx. 50 KM
Day 4 (Tue): Schwedt - Mescherin – Szczecin. Bike tour approx. 40 KM or extend to 70 KM
Day 5 (Wed): Szczecin – Kamminke / Usedom. Bike tour approx. 35 KM
Day 6 (Thu): Kamminke – Karnin – Anklam – Stolpe. Bike tour approx. 35 KM or extend to 55 KM
Day 7 (Fri): Stolpe – Jarmen – Verchen – Malchin. Bike tour approx. 50 KM
Day 8 (Sat): Malchin

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
  • entrance to Stolpe tower
  • entrance to DDR-Museum

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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31 may 2018

Authentic Holland, May 19th - 25th 2018

"Dear Merlijn & staff, Thank you all from the bottom of our hearts. We could not have had a more fun family vacation. It's usually only once in a lifetime that a family can all be together and have so much fun. You are the best crew ever and EVERYTHING on the Merlijn was just perfect. The boat is spotless, the food amazing, the beer & bourbon exceptional, the bicycling through the country was gorgeous and each day brought new scenery. The E-bikes were so much FUN even though some of us felt a little lazy using them! We did turn them on and off so we wouldn't feel so guilty. And singing Karioke had to have been the highlight! We didn't know he had such talent!! That was definitely a surprise. And a very special Thank-you to you for your unsurpassed hospitality and the Birthday "Surprise" for Lauren. (Definitely keep those placemats). You are the Hostess with the Mostest!

We love you all and thank you so very much. We already miss your smiling faces.

Bruce, Theresa, Donna, Nolan, Lauren & Jordan