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East meets West Germany tour

‘Following in Theodor Fontane’s footsteps”

July 24 - 31 / 2021

Departure date: 24 july 2021
Average biking distance per day (KM) 25 to 50 KM

Highlights

Bike & Culture your way from west to east Germany. – Bike the cultural bike-route Transromanica & tour Brandenburg – Explore the Cultural highlights of Potsdam, Brandenburg and Magdeburg – Follow in Theodor Fontane’s footsteps and visit small villages in typical March style – Exploring the cradle of the Prussians -  Cruise the midland-Canal, the Havel river and the lakes around Berlin.

 

 

East meets West Germany tour | ‘Following in Theodor Fontane’s footsteps”
Departure port: Berlin/Spandau Destination: Wolfsburg Travel time: 8 days Countries: Germany Average biking distance per day (KM): 25 to 50 KM
After designing this trip we needed a new slogan because Bike & Barge didn’t cover the load! We named it: ‘Bike & Culture”, a perfect combination between biking and culture !!
€ 1.635,- p.p.
12 cabin(s) available

Day-to-day itinerary

Day 1 (Sat): Berlin

Check in: 3:30 PM – Merlijn stays in Berlin overnight. 4 PM 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 diner there is time to make a digestive walk thru the city of Spandau.

Day 2 (Sun): Berlin – Potsdam
Day 3 (Mon): Potsdam extra day
Day 4 (Tue): Potsdam – Werder – Brandenburg
Day 5 (Wed): Brandenburg – Genthin
Day 6 (Thu): Genthin – Burg – Magdeburg
Day 7 (Fri): Magdeburg – Calvörde - Wolfsburg
Day 8 (Sat): Wolfsburg

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 and guided tour Volkswagen autostadt
  • entrance to Sanssouci castle

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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06 july 2019

Dear Coen and Cristina, your extended family crew, and of course Felix our tour guide, You all made our first trip to Germany a fantastic and memorable time. The boat and accommodations exceeded our expectations, and your service and food on board (and the packed lunches off board) was the best! Felix, our tour guide is a great addition to your family team and his daily entertainment on the trails, and knowledge of the historical sites and bakeries along the way each day seemed to make our day just that much better. Thanks for a great time, and we look forward to doing it all over again on the Merlijn for another trip down the road! Best to you all and hope you have great year ! Bob and Faith McDonald, So Burlington, Vermont USA"