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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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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