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Biking Vacation Holland in Springtime Bike & Barge​

Activity Level: Easy  |  Daily Mileage: 15 – 35 mi  |  Daily Biking: 2 – 4 hr
Air package plus
11 days from only
$3795
Price includes roundtrip airfare.
Land only
8 days from only
$2895
Pre or Post-Trip Extension:
Amsterdam · 2 nights $295

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A visit to Holland is always a pleasure, but particularly so in spring, when the country’s legendary tulip fields burst forth in a kaleidoscope of colors.

On this unforgettable biking vacation, we’ll delight in these beautiful blooms, from the lavishly landscaped gardens at Keukenhof to the world-famous Aalsmeer flower auction. We’ll spend our nights aboard a private barge, and our days cycling through the verdant Dutch countryside, pausing to discover picturesque villages and well-preserved medieval cities … explore the inner workings of an iconic windmill … sample the tasty offerings of a cheese farm near Gouda … and much, much more.

What's Included

Bicycle Tour Only – without Air

  • 7 nights aboard a canal barge
  • 15 meals – 7 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 5 dinners

Air Package Plus

  • 7 nights aboard a canal barge and 2 nights in an Amsterdam hotel
  • 17 meals – 9 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 5 dinners
  • Roundtrip international airfare
  • Transfers
  • Guided walking tour in Amsterdam
  • AND the option to add our Low-Cost Trip Extensions: Pre or Post-trip Extension: Amsterdam – 2 nights for only $295

Both Vacation Options Include

  • 1 glass of wine with all dinners aboard the barge
  • FREE use of our custom VBT bicycle and helmet
  • Service of two bilingual VBT Trip Leaders
  • 6 days of cycling with FULL VAN SUPPORT (where possible due to bike paths) during the cruise portion of your trip
  • Daily route directions and maps
  • Welcome reception
  • Sightseeing and cultural activities
  • 5% Frequent Traveler Credit to use on your next VBT vacation
  • Special Good Buy Discount 

Cultural Highlights

  • See the highlights of Amsterdam during an included walking tour
  • Experience 17th- and18th-century Dutch life in the picturesque village of Zaanse Schans
  • Cycle through the lush, verdant Beemster Polder, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Gain insight into Dutch ingenuity during a visit to the Schermerhorn Windmill Museum
  • Enjoy a guided tour of the Hortus Bulborum, a unique garden museum
  • Marvel at the more than 7 million flowering bulbs at the world-famous Keukenhof flower park
  • Meet the owners of a cheese farm near Gouda—and sample some of Holland's tastiest export!
  • Ride though the scenic landscapes of Holland's “Groene Hart” (Green Heart), a tranquil rural area
  • Observe the hustle and bustle of Aalsmeer, the world's largest flower auction 

What To Expect

This tour offers easy terrain throughout the trip. Our VBT support shuttle is available every day at designated waypoints for those who need assistance.
  • Activity Level: Easy
  • Average Daily Mileage: 15 – 35 miles
  • Average Daily Cycling Time: 2 – 4 hours 

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