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Tulip Tour on La Belle Fleur

“The tulip tour on La Belle Fleur surpassed my expectations.” — Kim

“The tulip tour on La Belle Fleur surpassed my expectations.” — Kim

“The tulip tour on La Belle Fleur surpassed my expectations.” — Kim

“The tulip tour on La Belle Fleur surpassed my expectations.” — Kim

“The tulip tour on La Belle Fleur surpassed my expectations.” — Kim
  • 4 nights | 21 miles/day
  • Guided from: €549
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  3. Lower cost: You pay local tour company prices—less than what big American companies charge.
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  6. Support: We’re your advocates from initial planning through final pedal stroke.
Tour Type: Guided Self-guided

Tour description

You'll be welcomed by the crew of La Belle Fleur for this 5-day tulip getaway. From Amsterdam, you'll cruise and cycle through some of the old cities known for showcasing Dutch life.

Spaarndam, the North Sea, Haarlem, Keukenhof, Leiden, Kudelstaart, and Aalsmeer are just a few of the highlights of this itinerary. Let your hosts take you on a springtime journey you won't soon forget.

Daily program

Day 1: Embarkation in Amsterdam
Around 4:00pm, the crew of La Belle Fleur welcomes you on board in Amsterdam. After the bike fitting, the guide will accompany you on a tour of Amsterdam.

Day 2: Amsterdam – Spaarndam – Haarlem (16 miles/23 km)
After breakfast La Belle Fleur sets sail to Spaarndam. After the locks of Spaarndam, your cycle trip of the day starts. The journey takes you to the North Sea beaches. There you have the time to enjoy a beach walk, and afterward, you bike to the city of Haarlem. This old city is famous for its courtyards. Many of these you can visit and by doing this you will get a view of the typical Dutch way of live. But Haarlem is more than that. Its monuments and old houses are a beautiful sight to see.

Day 3: Cycling to Lisse and Leiden (26 miles/40 km)
Today your bike trip starts in the direction of Lisse, you can visit the most famous garden of Holland, the Keukenhof. There you can enjoy the tulip fields in all forms, shapes, and colors.

Afterwards, you continue your cycle tour to Leiden. In the afternoon you can stop by one of the many tulip fields and enjoy a walk. You can play with the tulip leaves that are left behind on the fields and make the most beautiful pictures.

After dinner, you can visit the old city with your guide. Leiden is so beautiful that it received the UNESCO protection title for the complete old city, which contains the oldest university of Holland, but also the birth houses of many of the Dutch masters like Rembrandt, Lucas van Leyden and Jan Steen.

Day 4: Leiden – Kudelstaart (22 miles/35 km)
When you say Holland, you say more than tulips, so today we are going the Dutch way. During the bike tour we stop at a cheese farm, where you can learn everything about the process of cheese making and live on the farm. We spend the night at Kudelstaart, a small village near Aalsmeer.

Day 5: Aalsmeer – Amsterdam (14 miles/23 km)
Today we have an early start. We start the day with a visit to the tulips auction in Aalsmeer. This auction is the biggest flower auction in the world.

Afterwards, you come back at the ship as La Belle Fleur reaches Amsterdam again and you can enjoy the old West part of Amsterdam from the sun deck. Once the ship is moored, the crew of La Belle Fleur says you goodbye and wishes you a safe journey home (1:00pm disembarkation at the latest).

*Note: This tour ends on a cycling day. You may wish to extend your stay in Amsterdam. Please do not book onward travel until the evening of Day 5.

Route Map

Maps are for information purposes only and reflect typical routes between overnight locations. They may not reflect your actual route.

Dates

Mar 31; Apr 6, 12, 18, 24, 30; May 6, 2020

Prices

Local:

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Prices other than in the local currency are based on current exchange rates and will vary.

Prices other than in the local currency are based on current exchange rates and will vary.

Tour package
Per person, double occupancy
€ 549
Single cabin surcharge (1 person/1 cabin)
€ 250
Special diet request
€ 35
Bike Rentals
Hybrid touring bike (24-gears)
€ 65
Electric bike
€ 150
Discounts
Child, ages 0-12 sharing a room with 2 full paying adults (on base package price)
€ -95
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  • Lower cost: You pay local tour company prices—less than what big American companies charge
  • Variety: Choose from more than 200 tours offered by local operators in 35 countries.
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  • Great exchange rates: Pay low rates thanks to the millions of dollars in foreign currency we buy each year. Or pay in euros!
  • Convenience: We handle the full booking and payment process.
  • Support: We’re your advocates from initial planning through final pedal stroke.
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Actieve Vaarvakanties Terms and Conditions.

All Bookings will be accepted on the basis of these conditions and terms.

Cancellation for individual participants
If a reservation is canceled, each participant will be charged for cancellation costs. The following costs are valid in case of cancellation:

  • up to 12 weeks before the departure day: 10% of the travel sum.
  • less than 12 weeks up to 6 weeks before the departure day: 30% of the travel sum.
  • less than 6 weeks up to 4 weeks before the departure day: 60% of the travel sum.
  • less than 4 weeks up to 1 week before the departure day: 80% of the travel sum.
  • less than 1 week up to before the departure day: 100% of the travel sum.

Cancellation for groups of 10 persons
If a reservation is canceled, each participant will be charged for cancellation costs. The following costs are valid in case of cancellation:

  • up to 30 weeks before the departure day: 10% of the travel sum.
  • less than 30 weeks up to 20 weeks before the departure day: 30% of the travel sum.
  • less than 20 weeks up to 15 weeks before the departure day: 50% of the travel sum.
  • less than 15 weeks up to 12 weeks before the departure day: 80% of the travel sum.
  • less than 12 weeks up to before the departure day: 100% of the travel sum.

Participants of boat and bike tours agree to observe the skipper's orders for navigation and his rules for good sailing. Regulations affixed aboard the ship are to be observed as such. Participants accept responsibility for their actions for the duration of the tour.

During boat and bike tours the skipper is entitled to change the place of departure/ arrival according to his own judgement considering safety.

Participants of boat and bike tours are liable for any willful damage to the vessel and/or others.

The tour operator is not liable for damage suffered by participants during the term of the contract.

Both parties of this contract are entitled to cancel this agreement immediately and without any legal consequences, only if either or both parties would fail to fulfill his obligation pertaining to this agreement not withstanding the right to claim full compensation. This clause is only valid if participants are not able to offer a reasonable alternative.

This agreement is governed by the law of the Netherlands. Any differences arising from this agreement are to be judged by a Court in the Netherlands.

The tour operator is entitled to cancel the boat and bike tour at latest 21 days before the departure date if there are less then 10 participants booked. In case of such a cancellation, participants will not be compensated for any damage that may have occurred because of the cancellation.The tour operator will only make a refund for any down payment that has made for the tour concerned or the participant can rebook to another week.

In case fuel prices from 10th September of the previous year will raise more than 10% the tour operator preserves the right to charge a surcharge of max. €20 a person. The surcharge is to be paid upon arrival at the beginning of the tour.

When participants take their own bike on the boat and bike tour, the tour operator is not liable for damage. 

By accepting the general terms participants also accept the house rules of the ship.

This contract has been translated into English. The original text in Dutch will however prevail.

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