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Maastricht - Amsterdam: Bike & Boat

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Bike & Boat
8 Days / 7 Nights
guided tour
Velociped-Partner-Tour
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Discover not only the two cities of Maastricht and Amsterdam on this bike & boat trip, but also a varied landscape along the Meuse. Marvel at the beautifully restored castle gardens of Arcen and Castle weil and other cultural and historical treasures along the way. You'll discover quaint villages, interesting towns such as the Belgian Renaissance town of Maaseik, the glass town of Leerdam with its famous glass-blowing workshops and a traditional Dutch cheese dairy. You cycle along one of the most beautiful sections of the Meuse Cycle Route. In places, the Meuse only winds through shallow gravel banks, shipping traffic runs parallel to the river and the Maasplassen offer a flat river landscape with a multitude of small lakes - a paradise for cyclists!

Highlights

Market Square and City Hall Maastricht
The City Hall at the Market Square is one of the most important sights for your visit to Maastricht. There is always something happening on the market square in front of the city hall.

Market Square and City Hall Maastricht

St. Servatius Bridge Maastricht
The 13th century bridge is characteristic for the cityscape of Maastricht. Enjoy the view of Maastricht from the bridge.

St. Servatius Bridge (Sint Servaasbrug)

Old town Utrecht

In the middle of the Netherlands in the province of Utrecht lies the metropolis of the same name, which offers a lot of historical charm and a lot of cultural sights. 

Utrecht

Amsterdam
Amsterdam is unique among European metropolises. Compared to other world cities, Amsterdam is quite small, yet it offers a multitude of historical sights, world-famous museums and a distinct nightlife.

Amsterdam

Oude Kerk, AmsterdamKnown as the oldest building and parish church in Amsterdam, the Oude Kerk is located on the cobblestone Oudekerksplein, just off the Oudezijds Voorburgwal.

Oude Kerk, Amsterdam

Anne Frankhuis - Anne-Frank-Haus
In this building on the Prinsengracht you will find the home of Anne Frank where she wrote her world famous diary during World War 2.

Anne Frankhuis – Anne-Frank-House

 

Maastricht - Amsterdam: Bike & Boat

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Bike & Boat
8 Days / 7 Nights
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The Sarah is a comfortable and cozy passenger barge. During the conversion of the barge from cargo vessel to passenger barge, the owners of the Sarah decided to choose quality instead of quantity. The Sarah is spaciously built for a small group of passengers and offers an attractive, “feels-like-to-be-at-home” atmosphere. The Sarah sails under Dutch flag. The ship has ten comfortable cabins (10 m² – 108 sq.ft.). There are six twin cabins with two single beds, two twin/triple cabins with two single beds and a bunk bed and two double cabins with one double bed. In one of the twin cabins, on prior request the beds can be set together. Each cabin has a private shower, toilet and basin. 

The cabins all have a ventilation system, central heating and windows that can be opened. Furthermore, you will find a mini safe and hair dryer in each cabin. The corridor is air-conditioned, thus also cooling the cabins. On the upper deck of the Sarah you will find the cozy air conditioned open lounge with large windows, a TV, a dining area and a bar. Wi-Fi is available. Please note that due to the mobile network connection, the quality is not always stable. The barge also has a beautiful sundeck, partially with awning. On nice evenings you can have diner over here and while cruising, you can enjoy the scenery.

Tour

After embarking around 2 pm, you will have plenty of time to explore the beautiful historic city of Maastricht, which was founded by the Romans. Sights you can visit include the treasury of St. Servaas Church, the Bonnefanten Museum of Contemporary Art and the casemates, an underground vault system that is part of an 18th century fortification. Another highlight is a visit to the marl caves. After dinner, you will have the opportunity to try out the bikes on a short bike tour.

During breakfast, the ship sails across the Juliana Canal to Born, where you disembark. From here you continue your bike tour across the Dutch-Belgian border to Maaseik, the hometown of the famous painters Hubert and Jan van Eyck. You will then continue to Thorn, also known as the "White Village" because of its whitewashed houses. Your destination today is Roermond, where the rivers Rur and Maas meet.

Your cycle tour today starts in Roermond. The tour first leads along the east bank of the Meuse to the beautiful village of Beesel, where the grain mill "De grauwe Beer" towers high on the river bank. Then you continue to the other side of the river to the village of Kessel. Around noon you reach Venlo with its many historical monuments and its lively city centre. In the afternoon you cycle to Arcen, a fortified town on the banks of the Meuse.

A fantastic bike tour awaits you today. First you pass the village of Well, home to one of the most beautiful moated castles in the Netherlands. Then you continue your tour through the Maasduinen National Park. In Cuijk you will meet your ship again. After dinner you have the opportunity to visit the Ceuclum Museum in Cuijk.

Today you continue your cycle tour along the Meuse, passing the villages of Grave and Ravenstein. In Grave you have the opportunity to see cannons from the Napoleonic era. In Oss you reboard your ship and continue your journey to the beautifully restored fortified town of Heusden. Dinner will be served at a restaurant of your choice in the town.

First the ship takes you to Gorinchem, a picturesque town on the banks of the river Waal. From there you continue your bike ride through the typical Dutch river landscape and arrive in Leerdam, a small town on the banks of the Linge. In the afternoon you continue your bike ride and reach Vianen.

During breakfast the ship continues its journey. Your cycle tour today starts in Breukelen and takes you along the picturesque river Vecht to Amsterdam. In Loenen you have the opportunity to visit a windmill. Your destination today is Amsterdam, where numerous activities await you.

In Amsterdam you reach the end of your journey, disembarkation takes place by 9.30 am, after which you start your individual journey home.

Basically reserved. If, for example, due to low water, high water or bad weather, a route cannot be sailed, the skipper reserves the right to change the route for your safety (this is not a free reason for cancellation). As your ship usually sails to the next port on the same day, your time frame for your own undertakings and sightseeing is limited. On some bridges, the clearance is so low that the sun deck is closed for your safety.

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Prices / Dates

Prices per person in EUR

Services / Info

  • 7 x overnight stays in the booked category
  • 7 x breakfast
  • 7 x packed lunches
  • 6 x three-course dinners
  • Coffee and tea on board
  • Welcome drink
  • Bed linen and towels
  • Daily cabin cleaning
  • Onboard tour guide and daily tour briefing
  • Guided cycling tours
  • Ferry fees
  • Some short tours
  • Entrance to Ceuclum Museum in Cuijk
  • Maps and route descriptions for the cycling tours (1 x per cabin)
  • GPS tracks available
  • WLAN/ Wi-Fi
  • 7-day hotline service
Worth knowing about the bike & boat tour Maastricht - Amsterdam

Below you will find specific information about the bike & boat bike tour from Maastricht to Amsterdam. If you have any further questions about this trip, just give us a call: Tel .: 06421 - 886890.

Important instructions

Any necessary changes to the itinerary due to wind, weather and nautical features are reserved for the skipper as captain of the ship at any time!
For all bike & boat tours, separate cancellation conditions apply, which you can find in our terms and conditions.

Arrival by car

You will receive detailed information about the location of the ship with your travel documents at least two weeks before the start of your journey.
If you arrive by car, we recommend that you first drive to the ship's pier and drop off your luggage and, if applicable, your bicycles there. We then recommend that you use one of the parking facilities indicated.

Possibility to arrive by train

You will receive final information on the location of the ship with the detailed travel documents before you start your journey.

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

Available rental bikes

So-called unisex bikes are available as rental bikes (suitable for men and women). They all have the 7-speed gear hub with coaster brake and are available in different frame heights. Therefore, please state your height when booking. Electric bikes can also be provided on request.

Bring your own bike

You can take your own bike with you to a limited extent. There is little space available on the ship  for a surcharge: € 10.00 per regular bike or € 25.00 per electric bike. Advance registration is required to bring your own bike.

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!

7 day hotlines service

Just in case the bike chain breaks, flooding makes it impossible to continue your tour or any other nasty surprise: You can reach us seven days a week and we will do anything to help you as fast as possible.

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

Travel Expert

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