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Bruges - Amsterdam: bike & boat, MS Magnifique 2

Fantastic cycling from Belgium to the Netherlands

Bike & Boat
8 Days / 7 Nights
guided tour
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1,449.00 €
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You cycle on completely flat cycle paths with a varied route from the medieval city of Bruges to the cosmopolitan city of Amsterdam. Look forward to a dream journey in the bicycle saddle, on the ship and on land.experience one highlight after the next in the bicycle saddle. You will marvel at gabled and patrician houses, magnificent churches and impressive country houses, visit a farm cheese dairy and the 19 windmills of Kinderdijk. Let yourself be enchanted at every turn by the charm of times gone by.

Highlights

Bruges
As the capital of the province of West Flanders, Bruges is a tourist center of the region and is affectionately known by its inhabitants as "Belgium's Venice" because of its many canals and bridges. 

Bruges

Bruges, Grote Markt
If you take a trip to Bruges, you won't be able to miss the Grote Markt.

Bruges, Grote Markt

Bruges, Belfry
In the heart of the medieval city of Bruges, directly on the old market square "Grote Markt", stands the Belfry. It is the landmark of the city and also the most popular postcard motif.

Bruges, Belfry

Ghent
Ghent is a compact, authentic city where past and present are in perfect harmony. A walk through the city can be compared to a journey through time.

Ghent

Antwerp
Antwerp - Scheldt city, Rubens city, diamond city, fashion city, port city, ... The many facets make Antwerp a city as it should be: a bustling, hospitable metropolis, cozy and heartwarming, with refreshing nature and quiet places.

Antwerp

Dordrecht
The large inland center of Dordrecht is located in the south of the province of South Holland, between the Rhine and the Meuse and their numerous branches.

Dordrecht

Windmills of Kinderdijk
In your photo album from your trip to Holland should not be missing a photo of the nineteen windmills of Kinderdijk.

Windmills of Kinderdijk

Utrecht
The old and historic city of Utrecht is home to many buildings that were built in the early Middle Ages. Until Utrecht was surpassed by Amsterdam in the Dutch Golden Age, it was the most important city in the Netherlands.

Utrecht

Old Town Amsterdam
Amsterdam is unique among European metropolises. Compared to other world cities, Amsterdam is quite small, but it vouches for all the advantages of a metropolis.

Old Town Amsterdam

Bruges - Amsterdam: bike & boat, MS Magnifique 2

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Bike & Boat
8 Days / 7 Nights
guided tour
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1,449.00 €
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Launched in 2016, Magnifique 2 offers a total of 12 twin cabins (11 m²), 1 twin cabin premium (13 m², 2 single beds, and a small sitting area) and 4 suites (14 m²) with large panoramic windows on the upper deck.
All seventeen cabins are equipped with adjustable air-conditioning, flat screen satellite TV, mini safe

and hairdryer. On the upper deck there is a salon/restaurant (air-conditioned), bar, lounge with wide screen TV, a partially covered sun deck with tables and chairs where you can enjoy sunny hours and mild evenings.

Tour

Your ship awaits you in the port of Bruges. At 2 pm the crew will welcome you on board. After a short time for initial orientation, the day continues with dinner followed by a short walking tour of the charming historic Old Town of Bruges. Arriving one or two days before embarkation gives you the opportunity to explore Bruges at your leisure.

Your first bike ride today will take you through the picturesque Flemish countryside along the Ghent Canal. Upon arrival, you will have the opportunity to discover the city on a walking tour. The city center of Ghent enchants with its illuminated streets and an impressive wealth of historical architecture. In times past, Ghent was the second largest city in Europe, after Paris. The ship will moor for the night at the lock of Merelbeke, a suburb of Ghent about a 30-minute bike ride from the city center. Before dinner is served, you will have the opportunity to join a guided canal tour of the city.

After breakfast, you will have some time in Ghent. In the late morning you will cycle downstream along the tidal river Scheldt to Dendermonde, a town at the confluence of the rivers Dender and Scheldt. The movement of the boat in this part of the Scheldt depends on the tides. You will travel either by bike or by boat (depending on the tide) from Dendermonde to St. Amands. Your floating accommodation will be moored in St. Amands for the night.

Today you continue your journey and follow the Scheldt downstream to Antwerp. Over the centuries, this stretch of the Scheldt has been a strategically important place for various historical players. Today, this leg of your journey presents itself as an ideal combination of bicycle and boat travel. Your destination today, Antwerp, is a port city along the Scheldt. As early as the 15th century, it carried the reputation of being the world capital of the diamond trade. There are numerous remarkable sights to explore in this fascinating city. These include historical monuments such as the Renaissance City Hall, the historic marketplace "Grote Markt" or the Onze-Lieve-Vrouwe Cathedral.

This morning the ship navigates the Scheldt-Rhine canal to the imposing Kreekrak locks. Here your bike tour starts through the forest area "Wouwse Plantage", leading you to Tholen. Tholen was once a modest fishing village on an island in the Dutch province of Zeeland, but since the implementation of the Delta Project it is now connected to the mainland. From Tholen, you will continue your journey by boat through the impressive Volkerak lock system until you reach Dordrecht - one of the oldest cities in the Netherlands and your stopover for tonight.

Today the first stage takes place in about 10 minutes by bus transfer to Alblasserdam. You will quickly reach Kinderdijk by bike, known for its row upon row of 19 windmills, which have been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Your bike ride continues via Schoonhoven to Vianen, a small fortified town on the banks of the Lek River. Here the ship will dock for tonight and after dinner you will have the opportunity to explore the town.

During breakfast, the ship moves towards Breukelen, where you will disembark for your last bike ride. You will cycle along the picturesque river Vecht, which is lined with many manor houses, small castles and magnificent country houses with extensive gardens. The route will take you through several small towns until you reach Nigtevecht, where you will have the opportunity to visit a traditional cheese farm. Your journey continues to Amsterdam, where you board the ship again for your last night in the port of Amsterdam.

Disembarkation and individual journey home after breakfast from 9:30 am.

Possible, necessary changes of the itinerary due to wind, weather and nautical peculiarities remain reserved to the skipper as captain of the ship at any time!

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Prices / Dates

Prices per person in EUR

Services / Info

  • 7 x overnight stays in the booked cabin
  • 7 x breakfast
  • 6 x dinner (3-course-menü) - no dinner in Bruges
  • 6 x lunch pakets for bike tours
  • Coffee and tea on board
  • Welcome drink
  • Daily briefing of program
  • Air conditioned cabin
  • Daily cleaning of the cabin
  • Linen and towels
  • Guided bike tours (2 tour guides)
  • Some short guided city tours
  • Fees for ferries
  • Canal tour Ghent
  • Entrance fee Antwerp Cathedral
  • Tasting of typical products in Belgium
  • WLAN/ Wi-Fi
  • GPS-tracks
  • 7-day-hotline-service
Worth knowing about the bike & boat trip Bruges - Amsterdam

Below you will find specific information about the bike & boat bike tour in Belgium and the Netherlands. If you have any further questions about this trip, just give us a call: Tel .: 06421 - 886890.

Arrival by train

You arrive in Bruges at Stationsplein, the main train station. From there, the mooring is not far!

Current DB timetable information can be found very conveniently at www.bahn.de.
Bahnanreise

Arrival by car

The pier of the ship is in Bruges near the central station.
If you are arriving by car, we recommend that you first drive to the ship's pier and drop off your luggage and, if necessary, your bicycles. Afterwards we recommend to use one of the indicated parking facilities.

You will receive detailed information about the location of the ship and further information with the detailed travel documents two weeks before the start of your trip.

Parking possibilities in Bruges

Buiten Begijnenvest at the central station, approx. 20 minutes walk to the pier.
A parking lot costs about 3,50 € per day (2022). The parking lots are monitored. (as of 2023)

Embarkation

On the day of arrival, you can bring your luggage on board from approx. 11:00 a.m. Embarkation and check-in, however, do not begin until 14:00 p.m.

Lactose-free and gluten-free food

If you require lactose-free or gluten-free food, this is possible on board, but only for an additional charge of €8.15 per person per day, payable on board. Please indicate when booking if you require a lactose-free or gluten-free diet.

Luggage

For reasons of space, we would like to ask you to refrain from luggage with a hard shell, the storage space in the cabin is very limited!

Available rental bikes

As rental bikes we have so-called unisex bikes available (suitable for men and women). They all have 7-speed hub gears with hand brake and are available in different frame heights. Therefore, please indicate your body size when booking. E-bikes can also be provided on request for an additional charge.

Bring your own bikes

Bringing your own bike is possible to a limited extent. There is a small amount of space available for this on the ship "MS Magnifique 2" for an additional charge: 10,00 € per regular bike or 25,00 € per e- bike. Pre-registration for taking your own bicycle is required.

Extra costs which are not included in the tour price

1 Dinner, drinks, entrance fees and excursions not listed in the included services as well as expenses for personal use are not included in the tour price.

7 days hotline service

In case of chain breakdown, flooding or other bad surprises that makes a continuation of your tour impossible: no problem, we also work during weekends and you can reach us 7 days a week in case of emergency.

Passport and visa requirements

For EU citizens, there are no special passport or visa requirements and no health formalities to be considered for this trip.

Travel insurance

The tour price already includes the statutory insolvency insurance. In addition, we recommend that you take out travel cancellation insurance upon receipt of your travel confirmation in order to protect yourself against financial disadvantages in the event of travel cancellation, interruption of travel, illness or accident.

Your travel expert for this tour

I provide you with advice and assistance

Silja Pohland

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