Spring Flowers in Holland - Boat & Bike
Boat & Bike • 4 nights
Princesse Royal (formerly Magnifique)
The premium class Princesse Royal 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 II
The MAGNIFIQUE II was built in 2016 after the success of the Magnifque. She 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: 12 twin cabins (approx. 11 M²), 1 premium twin (approx. 13M²). The upper deck has four beautiful suites with a large panoramic window (14 M²). The cabins on the lower deck have fixed portholes with the upper deck suites having a 2 meter wide window (one window can be opened). 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 twin cabins above one of the other beds.
On the upper deck there are a tastefully furnished air conditioned saloon with restaurant, bar, lounge with wide screen TV, 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 cycle storage. On the top deck there is a hot tub and some deck chairs that you can enjoy after your cycle.
MS Magnifique IV
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
This comfortable 70-meter river cruiser can accommodate up to 44 guests in 18 twin and 4 double cabins. There are 14 twin cabins and 1 smaller twin cabin on the lower deck and 3 twins and 4 doubles on the upper deck. The 4 above deck double cabins with a large panoramic window. All cabins have their own shower and toilet, a fixed window and individually regulated air conditioning and ventilation system.
The large communal salon with bar has a semi separate restaurant area. On the large and partially roofed sun deck are seating areas with tables and chairs and storage room for the bikes.
The Mecklenburg is a cosy 11 cabin ship. Each cabin is air conditioned with seperate beds and an en-suite with shower and toilet.
Find wonderful places to relax on the upper deck, from the all-weather sun deck at the rear of the ship to the salon with its expansive windows. Enjoy your delicious served meals here too.
4 nights accommodation on a premium (Magnifique barges) or comfort class (Fluvius) barge
Board basis: Full board including breakfast, packed lunch and three-course dinner
English speaking tour guide on board and on bike - an extra English speaking guide is added once 22 guests are booked meaning cycling in smaller groups as guests can opt for longer or shorter or quicker or slower cycling tours
Maps and route information (1 set per cabin) - GPS tracks available
Welcome meeting and welcome drink
Daily cabin cleaning
Daily coffee (espresso, latte, cappuccino) tea and hot chocolate
Cycle helmets included for Magnifique barges
Fees for ferries
Entrance to Keukenhof, North Holland Dune Reserve & Zaanse Schans mill for guests on all Magnifique barges
Flights and transfers
Cycle helmets for Fluvius guests
Drinks on board
Ferry fees & tips
Special dietary requests - see below
Entrance fees for the Aalsmeer flower auction
Entrance fees for the Keukenhof and other excursions for Fluvius guests
Bike hire and extras
Bikes come with a built in lock, waterproof pannier and a small repair kit all included at no extra cost. Helmets, water bottles & gel-saddles are included with rental bikes for the Magnifique, Magnifique II & Magnifique III.
Hybrid bike (for Fluvius or Mecklenburg barges)
E-bike (for Fluvius or Mecklenburg barges)
On request - limited availabilty
Hybrid bike (for Princesse Royal or Magnifique barges)
E-bike (for Princesse Royal or Magnifique barges)
Helmet hire (for Fluvius or Mecklenburg barges)
Gluten or lactose free diet (35 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.