Tulip Tour - 5 day
Netherlands Bike + Barge Tours
Mini barge/bike tour during Tulip Time!
This five day Holland bike and boat tour in peak Tulip season goes through some of the most beautiful areas of the "Garden of Amsterdam." The tulips blooming herald the awakening of Spring and this journey offers an excellent opportunity to visit the most beautiful highlights in and around the capital of the Netherlands. There are many museums and shops to entice you in Amsterdam, the smallest metropolis of Europe, and the canals, which quite recently have been listed on the UNESCO world heritage list, are famous all over the world.
Highlights vary according to boat:
- Historical city of Haarlem
- World famous flower exhibition, the Keukenhof
- World's largest flower auction near Aalsmeer
- Mill visit at Zaanse Schans
- Entrance North Holland Dune reserve
- Tulips and more
A comprehensive list of all of our bike and barge tours in Holland can be found here.
Magnifiques March April Twin cabin £ 689 $ 1,389 € 804 $ 1222 NOK 7638 kr 7050 $ 917 £ 732 $ 1,475 € 854 $ 1298 NOK 8113 kr 7489 $ 974 Premium twin cabin (Mag I and Mag II) £ 801 $ 1,613 € 934 $ 1420 NOK 8873 kr 8190 $ 1,065 £ 843 $ 1,700 € 984 $ 1496 NOK 9348 kr 8629 $ 1,122 Upper deck suite (Mag II and Mag III) £ 946 $ 1,907 € 1104 $ 1678 NOK 10488 kr 9681 $ 1,259 £ 989 $ 1,993 € 1154 $ 1754 NOK 10963 kr 10120 $ 1,316 Twin cabin for single use or single cabin £ 1002 $ 2,018 € 1169 $ 1776 NOK 11101 kr 10247 $ 1,332 £ 1066 $ 2,148 € 1244 $ 1890 NOK 11813 kr 10905 $ 1,418 Regular triple cabin £ 655 $ 1,320 € 764 $ 1161 NOK 7258 kr 6700 $ 871 £ 698 $ 1,406 € 814 $ 1237 NOK 7733 kr 7138 $ 928
Premium triple cabin (Mag I)
£ 758 $ 1,527 € 884 $ 1344 NOK 8398 kr 7752 $ 1,008 £ 801 $ 1,613 € 934 $ 1420 NOK 8873 kr 8190 $ 1,065 Triple cabin upper deck suite (Mag II and Mag III) £ 886 $ 1,786 € 1034 $ 1572 NOK 9823 kr 9067 $ 1,179 £ 929 $ 1,872 € 1084 $ 1648 NOK 10298 kr 9506 $ 1,236 Fluvius Small twin cabin below deck £ 578 $ 1,164 € 674 $ 1024 NOK 6403 kr 5910 $ 768 Twin cabin below deck £ 603 $ 1,216 € 704 $ 1070 NOK 6688 kr 6174 $ 803 Twin cabin below deck for single use £ 873 $ 1,759 € 1019 $ 1548 NOK 9676 kr 8931 $ 1,161 Twin cabin upper deck £ 706 $ 1,423 € 824 $ 1252 NOK 7828 kr 7226 $ 939 Double cabin upper deck £ 835 $ 1,682 € 974 $ 1480 NOK 9253 kr 8541 $ 1,110
Please note that single cabins are very limited.
Le Belle Fleur Twin cabin £ 543 $ 1,095 € 634 $ 964 NOK 6023 kr 5560 $ 723 Twin cabin for single use (limited) £ 758 $ 1,527 € 884 $ 1344 NOK 8398 kr 7752 $ 1,008 Child (under 12 only) in triple cabin on request
Electric bike (Limited number available. Please reserve at time of booking):
Magnifiques and Fluvius: £ 43 $ 86 € 50 $ 76 NOK 475 kr 438 $ 57 La Belle Fleur: pending
Fluvius: £ 9 $ 17 € 10 $ 15 NOK 95 kr 88 $ 11
Rates are per person based on double occupancy.
† Currency exchange rate set 90 days before travel.
Fly to Amsterdam Schiphol International Airport (AMS)
There is a direct train that leaves 6 times per hour from the airport to Amsterdam Central Station. It takes about 16 minutes. The price for a train ticket Schiphol-Amsterdam Central is € 4,20 per person for a single journey. The airport train station is located on the lower level of the airport. Depending on what boat you are on, mooring location could be within walking distance or otherwise, a short taxi ride away.
Please check local conditions prior to arrival. Holland is near or below sea level and experiences a Maritime climate influenced by the North Sea and Atlantic Ocean with relatively mild winters and summers that are not too hot. Holland has the perfect climate and soil for the Tulips. Average high/low temp in °F for Amsterdam in March, 48°/37°, April is 53°/41º and May, 61°/46º. Don’t forget your layers and your rain gear!
Please note: tulip season in Holland extends from the end of March to the middle of May but is dependent on temperatures and the weather. Going early or late in the season may affect what is in bloom.
Discounted ticket for one hour canal cruise Amsterdam: €12.50 in 2019 and € 13 in 2020. Please book your ticket in advance and you can collect it on board of your ship on the first day of the tour.
Before you travel, please check your country's passport and visa requirements and the passport and visa requirements of the country/countries you plan to visit. For US citizens, the US Department of State website is a good source of information. The Country Information tab in the International Travel section provides details about passport validity, blank passport pages required, etc. For our other international clients, please be sure that you research your own country's travel requirements. It is each traveler's responsibility to ensure proper documentation.
*Important note: Beginning July 1, 2021, additional documentation from the European Travel Information and Authorization System (ETIAS) will be required to visit any of the 26 Schengen-member countries for tourism, business, medical, or transit. This is an additional check on security rather than a visa.
Deluxe class boats:
Magnifique: Tuesday, March 24, 2020
Magnifique II: Wednesday, March 18; Sunday, March 22; and Thursday, March 26, 2020
Magnifique III: Wednesday, March 25; Sunday, March 29; Thursday, April 2; Tuesday, April 7; Saturday, April 11; Wednesday, April 15; and Sunday, April 19, 2020
Premium Class Boat
Fluvius: Monday, April 6; Friday, April 10; and Tuesday, April 14, 2020
Standard Class Boat
La Belle Fleur: Tuesday, March 31, Monday, April 6, Sunday, April 12, Saturday, April 18, Friday, April 24, Thursday, April 30, and Wednesday, May 6, 2020
What’s Not Included
- Transfers to and from the port in Amsterdam
- Drinks on board
- Excursions not mentioned in itinerary
- Helmets on the Fluvius, available for surcharge, see pricing and please reserve at time of booking
- Wifi on the Fluvius, available for surcharge, €10 unlimited data package, payable on board
- Electric bicycle. Available for supplement. See pricing
- Bicycle Protection
- Travel Insurance
Extra nights in Amsterdam are always recommended.
Easy guided bike and boat tour with relatively low mileage. Terrain is very flat and consists mainly of well maintained cycling paths. Head winds can at times be bothersome.
Each boat has a slightly different itinerary. Please be sure to check your specific itinerary below. All distances are approximate. Any and all planned itineraries are subject to change, even on very short notice, due to changing wind and weather conditions, and other unforeseen circumstances having to do with mooring requirements, docking location changes, lock repairs, etc.
Tulip Tour - 5 day Boats + Barges
Fluvius Belgium, Netherlands Premium Class Boat The MS Fluvius accommodates 44 guests. It has a large salon with lounge, bar, and restaurant area. The 70-meter long ship has a partially covered sundeck with comfortable tables and chairs along with a storage room for the bikes. The ship sails under the Dutch flag and has been sailing in Holland and Germany for many years.
La Belle Fleur Netherlands Standard Class Boat The La Belle Fleur was built in 1929 and converted into a passenger ship in 1993. The former inland freighter, which has been restored into a hotel barge, is 44 meters long. The boat features cabins for 19 guests, a tastefully designed lounge area, and an expansive sun deck complete with tables and benches.
Magnifique Netherlands Deluxe Class Boat The boat is 63 meters long and accommodates maximum of 30 guests, sailing under the Dutch flag and management. Other features include a beautiful salon with a spacious bar, a sun deck equipped with comfortable chairs, and a small whirlpool to relax in at the end of a long day of cycling. Delicious meals are served daily in the restaurant area.
Magnifique II Belgium, Netherlands Deluxe Class Boat In 2016, we saw the launch of a new premium barge, the Magnifique II, to wonderful reviews. The ship boasts a classical style with emphasis on superior comfort. Highlights of the barge include 4 upper deck suites, with cozy seating area, and lovely large panoramic windows. This ship has earned the premium designation!
Magnifique III Netherlands, Belgium Deluxe Class Boat A new ship in our program. Following the success of her sister ships, Magnifique I and Magnifique II, this deluxe vessel, launched in 2018, has not diappointed!