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Tulip tour 5 days on Princesse Royal 2021

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5 days and 4 nights bike and boat tour, departure Amsterdam - Full board (picnic at lunch time) - Royal Princess - Tulips route. 2021

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Tulips Tour - Royal Princess

 

Bicycle tour, 5 days and 4 nights

 

Dates

- Departure from Amsterdam

- Feasible in 2021 :

31/03, 04/04, 08/04, 12/04, 16/04, 20/04, 24/04, 28/04 et le 02/05

 

Options :

- Bike rental
- Extra night at the beginning and the end of the tour

General information
- Loop tou
- Full board (picnic for lunch)

- Road Book provided
- Visits entrance fee not included

- Kids prices : contact us

 

Boat Princesse Royal

63m Legth 35 guests

11 cabins of 10m²

With twins beds

2 singles cabins

4 cabins confort+

Air-conditioning, individual adjustable

 

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- The stages -

 

Day 1 : Boarding ; Amsterdam - Zaandam
Boarding will be at 2 PM in Amsterdam. At 5 PM there will be a short dinner cruise to Zaandam. Once you are arrived, you will have time for a short evening stroll through the center of the city. 

 

Day 2 : Zaandam - Zaanse Schans, 14 mi. (24 km)| 

Zaandam - Haarlem
The first half of day's bicycle ride brings you to the open air museum, Zaanse Schans (entry included). Here you will find beautiful windmills, an authentic traditional Dutch village, a cheese factory and a clog maker. Afterwards, you will return by bicycle to the ship. In the afternoon, you can choose between a boat trip of approximately 2.5 hours or a bicycle trip to Haarlem (approx. 14 miles). 

 

Day 3 : Haarlem - Keukenhof - Kudelstaart*, 25 mi. (40 km)
Your ride to Keukenhof will begin after breakfast. (You could also take a bus if you prefer, fare not included).  Keukenhof is arguably the most famous flower park in the world, where you can admire hundreds of thousands of tulips, daffodils, hyacinths and many other flowers in full bloom. After your visit, you will continue on bike to Kudelstaart, where the ship will be waiting for you on the shores of the Westeinder Lakes. Entrance fee for the Keukenhof is approximately €25 per person. If you have taken a bus to the Keukenhof, then a taxi from Keukenhof to the boat at Kudelstaart will be approximately €55 (max. 7 persons).

* Depending on availability of berths the ship could possibly be moored in the next village Oude Wetering or Aalsmeerderbrug.

 

Day 4 : Oude Wetering - Amsterdam, 18 mi. (28 km)
After a quick breakfast, you will cycle to the flower auction in Aalsmeer (not open in the weekends and holidays*). Early each morning, millions of flowers are auctioned off here and instantly sent out to all corners of the world. By 10 AM you will return aboard in Aalsmeer where an elaborate brunch will be awaiting you. Afterwards, you can choose to make your way on board to Amsterdam or you can finish the last stage of the journey on bicycle. During the afternoon and evening, you will have time to visit the inner city flower markets. Individually, you may choose to visit a museum, do some shopping or even take a boat trip through the canals. 

*A free canal tour is then offered.

 

Day 5 : Amsterdam
After breakfast, you will have to say goodbye to your wonderful crew. Please leave your cabin by 9:30 AM. It is possible, upon talking with the crew first, to leave your luggage on board until 3:30 PM, so you can explore Amsterdam once more. 

 

*All distances are approximate. The above-planned itinerary is subject to change due to changing wind and weather conditions and other unforeseen circumstances having to do with mooring requirements.

 

 

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Levels  :
1 2 3 4 5 6

Terrain :
Flat and low resistance path. Program on 90% of cycle paths.

Climate :
Contrary to what we might think, temperature in Netherlands is close to the one in France. Near the coasts, it might be windy.


Technicality :
0  to 40 km riding per day ie 3 to 4 hours riding.

Itinerary easy to follow. No difficulties, fully accessible to anyone.

 

Bibliography :

Cycling maps on Netherlands on cartovelo.fr
Cycling guides on Netherlands on cartovelo.fr

 

Extra nights : 
An additional night is available at the beginning and at the end of the tour in an hotel in Amsterdam.

 

 

Participants :
On board, you will meet an international community of all ages, men and women, bachelors and couples with kids.

Accompanying :
Here are the people in charge of your holidays for the bike and boat :

- Aboard, the captain and his ship's apprentice. They are in charge of you on the boat and lead the boat from one stage to another. The chef prepares the meals.

- Abriefing every days will give you advice on the itinerary to follow. He will also give all the tourist information you need. He or she is polyglot (English and Dutch).


The meals :
- Breakfast : aboard, you will find a substantial and dutch breakfast worthy of a cyclist.

- Lunch : after the breakfast, you will prepare your lunch by yourself (sandwiches, fruits, snacks and drinks)

- Snack : after the daily journey, you will find aboard different kinds of drinks, like tea and coffee with cake.

- Diners : minimum 3 good quality dishes. After diner, you may have some tea or coffee. 

The other drinks, like wine, beers, lemonade and mineral water are not included but are available on board and affordable.

 

The bike :

The first afternoon, you will get a bike adapted to your height. After a test, you will sign a receipt. The bike is an hybrid one with 7 gears. It is at your disposal for the entire week until the last afternoon. No helmet on board.

The bike are equipped with bags, lock and repair kit.


If you come with your own bikes, it cannot benefit from our company theft insurance, you must do what is necessary. Don't forget your lock.The transportation to the starting point is of your responsability.

 

Road book :

We will provide you the information concerning your tour as well as the itinerary,  except changes.

 

Transport :  Location
- By train : Departure towns for the bike and boat tours are served by rail roads. Amsterdam train station is well served, several trains run in and out from France everyday. Thalys is the most rapid train.
- By plane : International airport of AMSTERDAM. Feel free visiting our travel agency website Selectour
 de Parthenay

 

Your vehicle :
We advise you against parking your car in Amsterdam streets. You will find some information on supervised parking spaces in Amsterdam on the following website : http://www.naaramsterdam.nl

 

Cancellation insurance :

In order to guarantee reimbursement of your fees, you may subscribe to a cancellation insurance. To know more about this insurance, click here

 

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