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Explore and barge Holland with Le Boat

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7 nights
02 Sep 24 to 09 Sep 24
Book by 04 Jun 24
Vinkeveen is a hub for water sports, swimming, and lakeside dining, nestled in the popular Vinkeveen Plassen summer destination. From here, Amsterdam is just a 4.5-hour cruise to the north, offering a wealth of cultural attractions. In the southeast, the vibrant city of Utrecht awaits, reachable in just 4 hours, while charming destinations like Gouda, Edam, the Keukenhof Flowerpark, and the iconic windmills of Zaanse Schans are all within a 2 to 4-day cruising range, promising a diverse and unforgettable experience.

Includes

  • 7 nights barging in a fully equipped Le Boat Clipper (based on 4 passengers)
  • Cruising route: Vinkeveen return
  • Technical support
  • On board cruising information
  • Towels & Linens
  • Collision Damage Waiver

Excludes

  • Flights
  • Visas
  • Travel Insurance
  • Spending money and items of a personal nature
  • Taxi transfers and other transport to and from the bases.
  • Optional holiday extras (i.e. bicycles, cleaning pack, BBQ, etc.)
  • Meals / Groceries
  • Marina fees
  • Security Deposit

Extras

  • Compulsory charges include: Fuel Deposit (payable on arrival) + Security Deposit (payable on arrival).
  • Peak season surcharges may apply.
  • Minimum 7 nights on board. Prices may vary for another boat model.
  • Price mentioned is based on 4 persons sharing a boat.
  • No boating experience required

Highlights

  • 7 nights barging in a fully equipped boat
  • Cruising route: Vinkeveen Return
  • No boating experience required

Itinerary

Day 1: Vinekveen

The following is only an example, you can explore this area in whichever order you want, so long as your boat is back at the end base at the end of your vacation. Situated in the south of Amsterdam, Vinekveen is the perfect place to start a cruise in the area. The Vinkeseense Plassen is an important recreational lake for many activities like swimming, diving & yachting.

Day 2: Utrecht

Utrecht is Holland's fourth city and the old section has many attractions. The famous medieval church, St. Martin's Cathedral, is half of its former self as a result of the terrible hurricane of 1674. Canals, lined with terraces and greenery, give the city its charm; it's a nice place for a leisurely walk.

Day 3: Maarsen

Situated along the Vecht River Maarssen was a key place for the peat-bog in the Middle Age. Later some rich families of Amsterdam have built some country houses nearby that you could still see. The town is now more a suburb of Utrecht but you can still visit historical village of Maarssen-Dorp in the East side of the town.

Day 4: Oudewater

Spend some time to visit the historic protected city center and the famous 'Heksenwaag' (witches' scales) where people accused of witchcraft were offered an honest chance of priving their innocence.

Day 5: Gouda

Famous thanks to the cheese of the same name, Gouda hosts a traditional cheese market every Thursday morning. The town is rich in history and heritage and hosts one of the oldest city halls of the country. Don't miss the Saint John Church famous for its stained glass windows.

Day 6: Leiden

The charming town of Leiden is surrounded by many small, tree-lined canals. The historical town center contains impressive buildings and churches that you can't miss. Spend some time to walk in the numerous parks and to visit the Hortus Botanicus and other gardens of the town.

Day 7: Lisse

Lisse is known as the Holland's flower-growing area. Enjoy the amazing view of the surrounding flowered fields during spring. From March to May, at time tulipare flewring, the famous Keukenhof, one of the largest flower gardens of the world, which also hosts a Castle that is open all-year-round.

Day 8: Vinekveen

End of barge.

Terms & conditions

Prices are per person based on 4 adults sharing, include discounts, and are subject to availability and rate of exchange changes. Offers above are a guide only and will vary depending on departure date, our guide price is based on the cheapest departure within the stipulated season, price and availability is correct at time of loading. Visas may be necessary and insurance is essential. Pentravel and Tour Operator terms and conditions apply, and may be found on our website. Offer, and/or savings can be removed at any time. Advance purchase, peak season surcharges, block out dates and minimum stay conditions may apply. Valid for SA residents only. Excludes Taxi transfers and other transport to and from the bases. Excludes Optional holiday extras (i.e bicycles, cleaning pack, BBQ, etc.), Meals / Groceries, Marina fees & Security Deposit. Compulsory charges include: Fuel Deposit (payable on arrival) + Security Deposit (payable on arrival). Peak season surcharges may apply. Minimum 7 nights on board. Prices may vary for another boat model. Package does not include flights, transfers or any accommodation not mentioned. These packages are based on CASH price. E&OE.

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R11,415
per person sharing
Details
Based on 4 persons sharing
Stay
7 nights
Dates
02 Sep 24 to 09 Sep 24
Book by
04 June 24
Experience ID
214
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