Best of Holland - Boat & Bike
Boat & Bike • 7 nights
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MS Magnifique III
The premium Magnifique III was a new addition for 2018 and can accomodate up to 40 guests. The lower deck has 15 twin cabins (11M²) and 1 single cabin. The upper deck has 5 suites (14M²) with a small sitting area and a large window that opens partially.
The air conditioned saloon has a combined restaurant, bar and lounge area with large windows to enjoy the view. Large doors open onto the partially covered sundeck. The top deck has a whirlpool/jacuzzi and deckchairs for you to relax.
MS Magnifique II
The MAGNIFIQUE II is a 63 meter long premium barge that can accommodate up to 34 guests and sails under Dutch flag and management. The lower deck has 13 cabins: 11 twin cabins (11 M²), 1 single cabin (8 M²) and one larger premium twin cabin. The upper deck has 4 beautiful suites with large panoramic windows (14 M²). The cabins on the lower deck have two portholes (all portholes are fixed for safety reasons), with the upper deck suites having a 2 meter wide window (one window can be opened). All cabins have en-suite shower + toilet, air conditioning, flat screen satellite TV and if requested, an extra bed is available in some twin cabins (above one of the other beds).
On the upper deck there are a tastefully furnished air conditioned salon with restaurant, bar, lounge, large windows, Wi-Fi (limited use of data) and a partly covered teak wooden sun deck with chairs and tables and on the aft deck and a cycle shed.
The premium class MS Magnifique is a 63 meters long barge which sails under a Dutch flag and can accommodate up to 30 guests. She was last renovated in 2013 and has 16 tastefully furnished cabins: 11 twin cabins (11m2), 4 premium twins (14m2) with small sitting area & 1 single cabin (8m2). All cabins have fixed portholes, shower and toilet, individually regulated air conditioning, hairdryer and a flat screen satellite TV. An extra bed is available on request in two twin cabins and two premium twin cabins.
On the upper deck, there is a spacious, elegant air conditioned salon with restaurant, bar and lounge with panoramic large windows. The front deck features two partly covered teak wooden sun decks with chairs and tables & cycle storage, while the aft deck has a whirlpool/Jacuzzi and a barbecue.
MS Magnifique IV - New 2020
On the back of the huge success of the Magnifique, Magnifique II, Magnifique III we are pleased to announce that the Magnifique IV will be ready to sail for 2020! This premium barge can accommodate up to 36 guests. The upper deck has 10 beautiful suites (approx. 14M²) with double beds, a small seating area and French balcony with floor-to-ceiling glass doors. The lower deck cabins (approx. 12M²) have twin beds and fixed portholes. All cabins have en-suite shower and toilet, air conditioning, flat screen satellite TV, small safe and hairdryer. If requested, an extra bed is available in some lower deck twin cabins above one of the other beds.
The saloon has a air conditioned bar and lounge area with large windows to enjoy the view. Large doors open onto the partially covered sundeck and the top deck has a hot tub and deckchairs for you to relax. The dining room is on the lower deck and has a glass wall to the kitchen.
Lounge - Artist's impression
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7 nights accommodation: on the ship and cabin of your choice
Board basis: Full board including, 7 breakfasts, 6 packed lunches and 5 three course dinners (dinner in Rotterdam is not included)
Services of two English speaking guides on-board and on bike with daily briefings*
Maps and route information (1 set per cabin) - GPS tracks available
Welcome meeting and drink on the first evening
Free tea and coffee
Some short city tours
Daily cabin cleaning
Local contact number for assistance
Ferry fees, mill at Zaanse Schans, Dutch cheese farm, St. Johns church in Gouda, 'This is Holland' experience
Flights and transfers
Dinner in Rotterdam
Entrance fees & excursions
Drinks & tips on board
Special dietary requests - see below
Transfers to/from the docking in Amsterdam
Bike hire and extras
Bikes come with a gel-saddle, pannier, water bottle, helmet, a small repair kit and built in lock at no extra cost.
Gluten or lactose free diet
Friendly service with expert knowledge
Easy to book and pay online
Full financial protection
Frequently asked questions
Frequently asked questions about this tour. Simply click on a question to reveal the answer.
Alternatively by train, take the Eurostar from London to Amsterdam.
Your days will involve gentle riding, mainly on flat terrain and with minimal effort required. Easy cycling holidays are suitable for most people whether you are a regular cyclist or not, however we recommend at least a few practice rides before your holiday!
We are always on hand to offer advice, as we have cycled this tour please give us a call if you wish to chat about the tour’s grading.
For Boat & Bike tours the boat will generally keep to the advertised itinerary, however the captain may have to adapt the itinerary due to the river or sea conditions.
There is limited space in the cabins, so pack light and take a soft suitcase.
Yes, you can relax on the boat or explore when you arrive at each destination instead of cycling.
Please advise us of any special requirements at time of booking and we will notify the boat operator in advance. Understandably, kitchen galley space is limited and it may not be possible to provide specialist products (eg. Gluten free). We suggest you bring a few items with you and, in some cases, these can be provided at a supplement.
Absolutely! Boat & Bike tours are very sociable and a good choice for single travellers wishing to mix with other guests and share your common interest of cycling.