MS Magnifique 4
Embarkation and check-in take place in the early afternoon, where the crew will welcome you on board at 14:00. Afterwards, the bikes will be distributed and a short test lap is on the agenda. After dinner, you will have the opportunity to join an exploration tour of the charming historic old town of Bruges. Of course, there is also the possibility of an earlier arrival to spend more time in Bruges.
Your first bike tour today will take you through the picturesque Flemish countryside along the Ghent Canal to Ghent. The city center of Ghent impresses with its enchantingly illuminated streets and an impressive variety of historical architecture. The ship will dock for the night at the lock of Merelbeke, a suburb of Ghent. Before dinner is served, you will have the opportunity to join a guided canal tour of the historic city.
Nach dem Frühstück genießen Sie zunächst noch einige Zeit in Gent. Später am Vormittag werden Sie mit dem Fahrrad flussabwärts durch eine vielfältige Landschaft entlang des Gezeitenflusses Schelde nach Dendermonde fahren, das sich am Zusammenfluss der Flüsse Dender und Schelde befindet. Dieser Abschnitt der Tour stellt zweifellos ein Natur-Highlight dar. Weiter geht es entweder per Rad oder Schiff. Ihr schwimmendes Hotel wird in St. Amands für die Übernachtung anlegen.
Today you continue your journey past Temse to Antwerp. Your destination today is Antwerp, a port city on the Scheldt River that became known as an important trading center for diamonds as early as the 15th century. Today, Antwerp is considered the world capital of the diamond trade. The city is also the birthplace of the famous painter Peter Paul Rubens. There are many highlights to discover in this fascinating city, including the Renaissance City Hall, the historic marketplace "Grote Markt", the Onze-Lieve-Vrouwe Cathedral and the medieval stone castle.
This morning your ship continues its journey along the Scheldt-Rhine canal to reach the impressive Kreekrak locks. From here, your bike tour starts through the forest area "Wouwse Plantage", which will take you to Tholen. Once a small fishing village on an island in the Dutch province of Zeeland, Tholen has been connected to the mainland since the completion of the Delta Project. After your arrival in Tholen, the journey continues by ship through the impressive Volkerak lock system to Dordrecht. This city is one of the oldest cities in the Netherlands and is your overnight stop today.
Today, at the beginning of the route, you will take the "Waterbus" to Alblasserdam for about 10 minutes.Within a short time you will reach by bike Kinderdijk, famous for its 19 windmills standing in a row (UNESCO World Heritage Site).These windmills were built in the 18th century to pump water out of the low-lying Alblasserwaard (a polder is a low-lying, drained area of land surrounded by dikes).Your bike ride continues via a stop in Schoonhoven until you reach 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 time to explore the surrounding area on a walking tour.
During breakfast, the ship sets course for Breukelen, where you disembark for your last bike ride.The route leads along the enchanting little river Vecht.Along its banks are numerous mansions, small castles and impressive country houses with extensive gardens down to the water.After passing Nieuwersluis, Loenen and Vreeland by bike, you will reach Nigtevecht.Here you have the opportunity to visit a traditional cheese farm. Your tour continues via Muiden to Amsterdam, where you will board the ship again and spend your last night in the port of Amsterdam.
Your journey ends in Amsterdam. After breakfast you will disembark the ship around 9:30 am and start your individual journey home.
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!
Prices / Dates
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 Red Star Line Museum Antwerpen
- Tasting of typical products in Belgium
- WLAN/ Wi-Fi
Below you will find specific information about the bike & boat bike tour in the Netherlands and Belgium. 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 away!
Current DB timetable information can be found very conveniently at www.bahn.de.
Arrival by car
The ship's berth is in Bruges near the central station.
If you are arriving by car, we recommend that you first drive to the ship's dock 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 other information with the detailed travel documents two weeks before the start of your trip.
Parking 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)
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 2:00 p.m.
For reasons of space we would like to ask you to refrain from bringing hard-sided luggage, the storage space in the cabin is very limited!
Tour guide on board
The tour guide offers daily guided cycling tours. Detailed cycling maps and route tips are available for guests who wish to cycle individually and at their own pace; the tour guide can always be reached by cell phone in case of questions, breakdowns or emergencies.
Available rental bikes
Available for rental are so-called unisex bikes (suitable for both men and women). They all have the 7-speed hub gears with hand brake as well as luggage bag and are available in different frame heights.
The e-bikes are equipped with 7 gears, 6 levels of assistance, hand brakes only and luggage carrier bag.
Bringing your own bike
You can bring your own bike to a limited extent. There is a small amount of space available for this on the ship "MS Magnifique 3" for an additional charge: €10.00 per regular bicycle or €25.00 per electric bicycle. Pre-registration is required to bring your own bicycle.
Return transfer to the starting point of the trip
There are good train connections between Amsterdam and Bruges.
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 day 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.
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.
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