Holland's Hanseatic Route - Boat & Bike
Boat & Bike • 7 nights
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De Nassau - Self Guided - 2020 departures
The De Nassau sleeps up to 60 guests in en-suite air-conditioned cabins. The lower deck has 14 twin cabins (one can be made into a triple bunk cabin) and 8 superior twin cabins. All of the lower deck cabins have a small window that opened. The upper deck has 10 twin cabins and 2 double cabins, four of the cabins can be made into triple bunk cabins. All upper deck cabins have a window that can be opened.
It has a large saloon, restaurant and bar area with panoramic windows on the upper deck. There is a partially covered sun deck where you can relax in a sun lounger and enjoy the scenery. The cabins, restaurant and the saloon in the front of the ship have been completely refurbished in 2018.
MS Gandalf - Guided - 2020 departures
This cosy and comfortable river cruiser accommodates up to 22 guests in 10 cabins, all with separate twin beds, central heating and private shower and wc. All cabin windows can be opened. Some cabins can take a 3rd bed on request. There is a spacious saloon and restaurant area and two sun decks, offering seating areas with tables and chairs and storage space for the bikes. The environmentally-friendly solar roof panels make for peaceful nights on board, as the ship needs to make little use of the generator to produce power.
De Holland - Self Guided - 2021 departures
The superior river cruiser " De Holland" is 78m long and 7m wide and offers 34 cabins for up to a maximum of 72 passengers. All cabins come with air-conditioning, safe, hairdryer, private shower and wc. On the lower deck are three cabins with L shaped twin beds plus an optional pull down bed, five twin and 16 superior twin cabins. The upper deck has nine superior twin cabins and one larger suite with mini-bar and a sofa bed, all of which have a French balcony with floor to ceiling sliding glass doors instead of a window. The twin beds in most cabins are pushed together but can be set up as two single beds on request. There is a spacious lounge with large panoramic windows with bar and restaurant area. Wi-Fi is available with additional data packages available. The large, partially roofed sun deck offers plenty of space for chairs and sun loungers and a separate area for bike storage.
Lena Maria - Guided - 2021 departures
The comfortable Lena Maria barge has 12 lower deck twin cabins with a shower, toilet, hair dryer and a window.
The upper deck has a lounge with a bar and a dining area and you can relax on the sundeck with a drink as you take in the views.
Guests on the Lena Maria will have guided daily cycling with an English speaking tour leader.
7 nights accommodation: on the ship and cabin of your choice
Board basis: Full board including breakfast, packed lunches and three course dinners
Services of an English speaking guide on-board only with daily briefings
Maps and route information (1 set per cabin) - GPS tracks available on request
Welcome meeting and drink on the first evening
Free tea and coffee until 4 p.m.
Some short city walking tours
Daily cabin cleaning
Local contact number for assistance
Guided cycling (for Gandalf and Lena Maria boats)
Ferry Fees (for Gandalf and Lena Maria boats)
Flights and transfers
Entrance fees & excursions
Drinks & tips on board
Special dietary requests - see below
Transfers to/from the docking in Amsterdam
Ferry fees (for De Nassau and De Holland boats)
Bike hire and extras
Bikes come with a pannier, a small repair kit, and lock all included at no extra cost.
Hybrid bike (2020 departures)
E-bike (2020 departures)
On request only - limited availability
Hybrid bike (2021 departures)
E-bike (2021 departures)
On request only - limited availability
Gluten or lactose free diet (50 Euros payable locally) - please select if applicable
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, so 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.