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Boat/Barge: Magnifique II • REMOVE • About Magnifique II
Bruges to Amsterdam by Darryl B. 2 weeks ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
Very satisfied with all aspects of our trip. The boat and meals were excellent. Our 2 guides were outstanding. Route was scenic and stops well planned and interesting. We will definitely tour again with Tripsite and would gladly provide a strong recommendation to all considering such a venture.
Boat: Magnifique II
Countries: Belgium, Netherlands
Bruges to Amsterdam by Bruce I. 2 weeks ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
Unexpectedly great food, congenial crew, guides and fellow passengers, interesting routes through farmland, residential areas and quaint towns.
For this particular barge, Magnifique II, it was not necessary to bring our own helmets as the supplied ones were of very good quality. Our suitcases were too thick to fit under the beds. Get measurements from the tour provider if this is important for you.
Tulip Tour - 5 day by Ana B. 6 months ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
We went on the tulip tour in Holland. It was breathtaking! Tripsite took us to the flower auction and the Kukenhof Flower Gardens which were beautiful and I would never have known about them. We had an amazing time!
Tulip Tour - 5 day by Cynthia L. 7 months ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
The scenery along the bike path has stayed with me.
Amsterdam to Bruges by Art D. 7 months ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
We did not expect the boat to be that nice. The staff, captain, and our guides were exceptional. The food and service was super. Tom is an exceptional guide. We had gone as a group, all of the group considered this trip to be one of their best.
Countries: Netherlands, Belgium
Bruges to Amsterdam by Ross M. 8 months ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
This was truly an amazing adventure with great people from around the world. We are now Bike vacation people for life. Can't wait for our next booked trip to start!
Amsterdam to Bruges by Katherine T. 8 months ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
Everyone should take this trip! A truly wonderful experience.
Amsterdam to Bruges by Barbara G. 8 months ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
The bike and barge trip from Amsterdam aboard the Magnifique II greatly exceeded our expectations. The camaraderie among the passengers developed quickly. The staff was friendly and professional. This was our first such trip and We are anxious to book the next.
Bruges to Amsterdam by Murray B. 9 months ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
What made our trip memorable were the outstanding guides we had, Arie and Andre. They were fun loving, knowledgeable, complimentary and very patient. They responded quickly and decisively during two minor crises that befell our group. Kudos to them and to the entire staff of the Magnifique II.
Amsterdam to Bruges by Janet J. 9 months ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
Number of people was just right. Excellent choice for routes each day and enjoyed the end of day walks into the beautiful cities.
Bruges to Amsterdam by Ross M. 10 months ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
Great experience, highly recommend this trip. You have made us bike and barge travelers TIP: Bruges to Amsterdam is with the wind recommend this direction.
Amsterdam to Bruges by Herbert C. 10 months ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
The quality of life in both Holland and Belgium, what a difference from Spain!!!
Amsterdam to Bruges by Joyce H. 10 months ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
Recommendation...do the riding prior to your trip that they suggest. I did not and had an uncomfortable bum for a few days, lol.
Bruges to Amsterdam by Holly B. 11 months ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
Most memorable part? All of it. Loved everything about it. Loved the cities and biking through the beautiful bike trails and seeing the countryside.
Bruges to Amsterdam by Alice C. 11 months ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
Loved the whole experience - the scenery, everything about the ship (comfort and food), and the people on the tour. The staff was outstanding the entire time. I had such a great time that I'll be doing another bike tour next year! This was my first, and the Magnifique II sets the bar so high that it'll be tough to meet, never mind beat, that! My suggestions are primarily around the bike itself, which could be better. It was really old and rusty in some places, and the gear indicator was so smudged that I couldn't tell which gear I was in. Also, was not convinced that the lowest gear on the bike was actually the lowest, as it felt harder than the 3rd gear on my bike. I had no previous experience with bikes with paddle brakes, so it took some getting used to, especially with starting and stopping, since I couldn't kick up the paddle on my starting foot to push off and mount. I'm very, very glad I brought my own saddle. I know the rental ones bothered at least one of the more experienced cyclists on the tour. Tripsite was not entirely helpful in this regard, and told me I'd have to bring my own tools to switch out the saddle. However, as I suspected, that was not necessary at all. The tour staff had the necessary tools and then some in order to make bike adjustments. I picked the direction (Bruges to Amsterdam) to avoid strong headwinds, and it mostly worked out. Did experience some, especially on the last day riding into Amsterdam. I trained for it, so it wasn't an issue. It bothered some of the folks, so you'd want to be prepared (or get an ebike). Finally, if you go during the rainy season, be prepared. We rode most of the 36 miles on the first day through rain, which was at times heavy, and had to sit out a thunderstorm for a while on another day. None of the above took away from the great trip I had. Just offering some tips for trip preparation and what to expect. I highly recommend this tour!
Amsterdam to Bruges by Ron H. 11 months ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
The staff on our Amsterdam to Bruges trip were all fantastic. Our cabin was a wonderful retreat at the end of the day. The cycling was easy even for someone who does not cycle. The one area where I could see some improvement was in the breakfast and lunch offerings. There was very little variety from day to day. Would have been nice to have some other options.
Bruges to Amsterdam by Kim C. 12 months ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
The trip, from start to finish, far exceeded our expectations. We were welcomed aboard by a very lovely crew and shown to our cabin. Accommodations, while "cozy" were clean, attractive and storage spaces were very thoughtfully planned; it never felt claustrophobic. Meals were as good as any four star restaurant and my gluten free needs were met without any problems. I cannot say enough about the crew and our guides; they were outgoing, caring, accommodating and fun to be around. I can say as much for the guests. I felt as if I was with old friends (not just the "old friends" with which we were travelling.) The bikes were in good condition and guides made sure everyone had a bike to fit their size. The tour, scenery, quick visits to churches and castles, even the little unexpected things, like vending machines filled with chilled strawberries, remain fixed in my memory as the most special experiences. We were very lucky that the weather was perfect each day. The ride and short stops in beautiful little towns added to this wonderful trip, and our guides, Tom and Hilko made each stop interesting and fun. I could go on, but suffice it to say, this will not be our last trip with Tripsite!
Bruges to Amsterdam by Paul M. 1 year ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
Great ship, staff and scenery.
Bruges to Amsterdam by VeeAnn C. 1 year ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
Everything was fantastic. Each day they gave route instructions. I tried to follow along with the instructions with the ride, but in reality, I would have missed several turns if I had not stayed with the group. So even though theoretically, you can do self-guided, I think in reality it would have been a mistake. I believe the first day the route guidance indicated some photo places that we did not stop at. Either the guide didn't want to, or we had gone a slightly different route. I do think the guides modified the routes slightly based on wind, riders etc. But all in all FABULOUS trip - thoroughly enjoyed it.
Bruges to Amsterdam by Rhoda S. 1 year ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
Our bike and barge trip with Tripsite from Brugges to Amsterdam was a wonderful trip we will remember always! The Magnifique II was luxurious, the food was amazing, the scenery was gorgeous, and our bike guides were fantastic. Overall we would recommend this company to all our friends and we are already planning our trip for next year!
Amsterdam to Bruges by Ray C. 1 year ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
Most Memorable Part? The travel through the countryside and villages. The trip exceeded our expectations. The two guides, Tom and Hillo knew their stuff and created a culture of camaraderie for the bikers. This trip provided an opportunity to witness life in the countries of Holland and Belgium.
Amsterdam to Bruges by Joe V. 1 year ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
Most memorable part: We stopped at a small bar and had a fabulous time dancing and singing!
Bruges to Amsterdam by Jeffrey W. 1 year ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
Most Memorable Part: Riding through the Belgian countryside
Tulip Tour - 5 day by Lyla C. 1 year ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
I have already recommended this trip to my walking and running friends as I am not a biker but found that it was very, very manageable with little current biking experience. I rode bikes a lot as a kid but just haven’t been on a bike much at all lately. This winter in Canada made it impossible to get out and get out on the bike ahead of time. Of course the flat Dutch terrain helped and I ended in the long group each day! The best part was that by being well looked after by the tour by way of food and the guides, the group came together in just a magnificent way. The days were laid out in advance for us and we were all quite comfortable. Everyone was relaxed and really good company. We soon were having a lot of fun!
Tulip Tour - 5 day by Lorraine D. 1 year ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
Just one tip that we should have more of the history explain on the bike trip, not enough info on the places we were seeing.
Tulip Tour - 5 day by Rosemary W. 1 year ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
Everyone associated with the barge was kind and personable. We met interesting people and enjoyed the 5 Star service of the entire crew. I’m sure all of our friends at home are tired of hearing about our amazing trip, LOL! We are already looking to book a future bike and barge trip and bring some of those friends along. The only thing that wasn’t perfect about this trip was the weather, but we made the best of it.
Amsterdam to Bruges by Rebecca K. 1 year ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
The bike trip, the guide, the staff were all memorable. I'm not easily pleased. The trip was beyond my expectations. Loved riding through the countryside. Our guide was terrific while very responsible he was also fun and made everyone feel at ease. Although I was a solo guest he always made me feel comfortable. They staff was outstanding. Hard working and sooo nice. Again very friendly and just wanted everyone to be happy. Have shared my positive experience with so many friends, etc. I am happily considering another trip this summer. I'm an American and a somewhat simple/picky eater... at times I didn't care for what was served. Suggestion...Possibly more variety for lunch. It was the same everyday. Some type of luncheon meats and cheese.
Bruges to Amsterdam by Carmen P. 1 year ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
The barge is beautiful & clean. The food fantastic! I totally enjoy the countryside & the cities we stopped at. I always recommend this trip from Bruges to Amsterdam.
Amsterdam to Bruges by Amy M. 1 year ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
Most Memorable Part: We went outside at sunset and saw a flock of geese heading overhead as the sun turned the sky to pinks and blues and cotton candy clouds.
Bruges to Amsterdam by Laurie P. 2 years ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
There was so much about the trip, starting with the wonderful food, great staff and our tour guide, along with the wonderful sights along the way!
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