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Bike & boat: Zeeland route

Endless expanses, wonderful beaches and seaside resorts

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WAT05
Duration
8 days / 7 nights
Price
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The province of Zeeland, also known as the land in the sea, is located in the west of the Netherlands and consists mostly of islands and peninsulas. The Ooster- and Westerschelde arms of the sea reach deep into the Zeeland landscape. The Oosterschelde National Park, the largest national park in the Netherlands, is one of the most species-rich habitats in Europe and when the water masses retreat at low tide, many different bird species cavort between the seals on the exposed sandbanks. Cycle with us from the energetic city of Rotterdam - the city stands for relaxed and uncomplicated togetherness like no other city in the Netherlands - to the province of Zeeland. Discover the historic towns of Zierikzee, Middelburg and the Delta Works, Holland's most impressive storm surge barriers. And try delicious mussels, oysters or the Oosterschelde lobster. You should not miss a stop in one of the numerous fish restaurants!

Bicycle und Schiff Tourenkarte Zeelandroute mit der MS OlympiaIndividual arrival in Rotterdam. Embarkation at around 16:00 p.m. Before that, you might have time to visit the magnificent Rotterdam Market Hall. The Dutch say it is their "answer to the Sistine Chapel". At around 18:00 p.m., a boat trip to the oldest city in Holland, Dordrecht, impressively situated between three large rivers.

Overnight place: Dordrecht

In the early morning your ship takes you to Willemstad, a small fortress town worth seeing from the 17th/18th. Century. The tranquil place impresses with the freshly caught fish, which can be tasted in many restaurants. This is where you start your first bike tour. You cross the inland waters of the Haringvliet via the Volkerakdam and cycle across open fields and through picturesque farming villages to the popular water sports resort of Hellevoetsluis.

Overnight place: Hellevoetsluis

Before you start your bike tour, you should take a discovery tour through the large harbor and a trip to the old lighthouse in the south of the city. You cycle across the Haringvliet and through small villages like Stellendam, agricultural towns like Melissant and water sports towns like Herkingen with a large marina. You cycle via the Grevelingendam to the shell village of Bruinisse. A walk through the harbor in the north of the city is a must for every visitor.

Overnight place: Bruinisse

Today you can visit the “Watersnoodmuesum” during your bike tour. Here you can find out everything about the great flood disaster of 1953 and the “drowned” village of Viane, which was flooded and never rebuilt. Continue towards Zierikzee, which is one of the ten most beautiful Dutch monument towns. The “Thick Tower” rises high above the city. A trip to the historic center is worthwhile. You then continue over the Zeelandbrug - an impressive structure 5 km long, built on 54 pillars - to your destination for the day - the harbor town of Veere. Where once richly laden ships from Scotland docked, there are now impressive yachts.

Overnight place: Veere

Experience the "picture book Holland" on today's bike tour. Discover the former working island Neeltje Jans, which was dug up especially for the construction of the Oosterschelde storm surge barrier, the impressive structure of the Delta Works. You have the opportunity to admire the locks not only up close, but also from the inside. The adjoining amusement park "Deltapark" gives an insight into the life of the sea lions and the underwater world of the Oosterschelde (optional).

The first stop on your cycle tour is Middelburg, the capital of Zeeland. The city has a rich past and was once the most important city in the Netherlands after Amsterdam. Numerous shops and cafés invite you to visit. During a city tour (optional) you have the opportunity to learn all sorts of interesting and worth knowing things about the enchanting city. We continue through the picturesque, typically Dutch landscape on the Walcheren peninsula. Wide beaches, forests and dunes await you. Nowhere else in the Netherlands does the sun shine as often and for as long as here.

On the last cycling stage you will experience the most famous windmills in the Netherlands at the Kinderdijk. The 19 well-preserved mills date from the 18th century and have been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. It's worth a visit! You continue along the Maas to Rotterdam. Take the opportunity to take a harbor tour of Europe's largest deep-water port and admire the skyline and impressive architecture from the water.

Disembarkation until 09:00 am and individual journey home.

  • 7 nights in outside cabins in the booked cabin category
  • Program according to the itinerary from/to Rotterdam
  • All passenger and port fees
  • Welcome drink
  • Daily cabin cleaning, linen and towel change as needed
  • Full board: 7x breakfast, 6x packed lunch for bike tours or lunchtime snack, 6x coffee and tea in the afternoon,
  • 7x 3-course dinner
  • Daily bike tour briefing
  • Route book for individual tours 1x per cabin
  • GPS data for the bike tours
  • onboard tour guide

Our services are communicated in German and English.

 

Basic price in € per person * upper deck main deck
2 bed cabin €1199 €1049
2-bed cabin for single use €1799 -
1 bed cabin €1599 -
2 bed cabin aft* €1149 -

Rental bikes

  • Rental bike fee 7-speed unisex: 89,00 €
  • Rental bike fee for 8-speed e-bike: 199,00 €

Additional Services

  • Taking your own bike/e-bike (only on request, limited) : 29,00 €

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Reisecode
WAT 05

Bike & boat: Zeeland route

Duration
8 days
Overnight stays
7 nights
Overnight stays
about 251 - 268 km

Departure Saturday 25.05. – 01.06. I 01.06 – 08.06. I 08.06. – 15.06. | 15.06. – 22.06. | 03.08/10.08 – 10.08. I 17.08. – 17.08. I 24.08. – 24.08. | 31.08 – XNUMX.

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Basic price in € per person * 2024 upper deck main deck
2 bed cabin From 1199 € From 1049 €
2-bed cabin for single use From 1799 € -
1 bed cabin From 1599 € -
2 bed cabin aft* From 1149 € -

Attention: This trip is not suitable for people with reduced mobility.

Flight: Rotterdam Airport

Train: from/to Rotterdam train station

Parking:

  • For example "Parkeergarage de Boompjes" Rotterdam - parking garage not far from the pier (approx. 10 minutes on foot), approx. 25 € per 24 hours
  • or valet parking at a guarded parking lot in Rotterdam (Holiday Extras)
  • On the day of arrival, your car will be picked up at the pier and brought back to the ship on the day of departure (registration form in the travel documents). Costs approx. 170 € / week (without guarantee, payment on site).

General tip for traveling by car

You can easily find a large overview of parking spaces on the external website www.parkopedia.de . view

MS NORMANDY

A personal and family atmosphere awaits you on board the cozy middle-class ship MS NORMANDIE. The friendly panoramic saloon with bar is located on the upper deck, and the tasteful restaurant is on the main deck (no direct access from the cabin area). The spacious sun deck has seating areas and deck chairs.

The MS NORMANDIE has a total of forty-nine 2-bed cabins and two 1-bed cabins. All 2-bed cabins on the main and upper deck are approx. 10-11 m² in size. They are equipped with two lower hotel beds, shower/toilet, flat screen TV, safe, hair dryer, centrally controlled air conditioning and a panoramic window. The windows on the upper deck can be opened.

The 1-bed cabins are smaller (approx. 7 m²) and have a lower hotel bed.

deck plan 2 bed cabin, main deck 2 bed cabin, upper deck Bar
Restaurant MS Normandy - exterior view MS Normandy - exterior view Salon

 

Minimum number of participants: 60 people must be reached by 21 days before departure.

Program and information subject to changes in the meantime, including for meteorological and nautical reasons!

Taking your own bikes with you: Due to the limited space available on the sun deck, it is only possible to take your own bike with you on request and only to a limited extent. We exclude any liability for loss, theft, damage - this also applies to transport damage from ship to land and back.

Excursion program: Can only be booked directly on board. You will receive a brief description with the travel documents. Depending on the composition of the participants, the excursions may be offered bilingually in German and English.

Timetable and program changes are generally reserved. If, for example, a route cannot be navigated due to low or high water or bad weather, the captain reserves the right to change the route for your safety (this is not a free reason for cancellation). The same applies to lock and/or bridge repairs ordered by the authorities and not announced in advance.

Travel documents: EU nationals (who do not have any special circumstances, e.g. dual citizenship, primary residence abroad or temporary travel documents) require a valid identity card or passport for this trip, which must be valid for at least 6 months after the end of the trip. If you have another citizenship or several citizenships or if you have to observe special legal regulations, please inform yourself about the respective visa and entry regulations at your responsible consulate.

This trip is not suitable for people with reduced mobility.

The large number of cycle paths make Holland a paradise for cyclists. The routes are flat and can be classified as easy, sea wind is to be expected.

Not included in the tour price: Arrival and return travel, parking fees, transfers, bicycle rental, entrance fees and excursions, city maps, ferry fees and Waterbus fees, tips, drinks and personal expenses, travel insurance

General information

Not included in the price: Cultural development tax, bed tax, arrival and departure, transfers, excursions, entrance and sightseeing fees, city maps, ferry fees, insurance, tips and personal expenses.
This trip is not suitable for people with reduced mobility. Maps presented are for illustrative purposes only and do not reflect geographical reality.

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