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Boat/Barge: Sailing Home • REMOVE • About Sailing Home
Holland Southern Tulip Tour by Deborah C. 4 months ago Permalink/Reply Verified Reviewer
Windmills, cycling and millions of tulips. What could be more wonderful? The barge, Sailing Home, was by far the nicest vessel we have stayed on for a bike and barge. The food was amazing, the Captain very welcoming, and the staff efficient and friendly. The itinerary was interesting and well planned. Do be sure to dress for the changeable weather!
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Amsterdam to Bruges by Maurice W. 4 months ago Permalink/Reply Verified Reviewer
This was a most excellent way to explore the county, with most excellent service on the boat, Sailing Home. We liked the small size of the group (23 riders, 1 tour guide, the captain, the chef, and 2 assistants). And the chef was amazing. She served superb dinners from different regions or counties, each with a guided explanation of what the foods represent. After dinner we had well paced guided tours of the cities we were docked at. Ghent, Belgium was my favorite. The guest quarters were top notch and we’ll maintained. I would love to sail with them again.
Countries: Netherlands, Belgium
South Holland Tour by Pamela R. 4 months ago Permalink/Reply Verified Reviewer
Sailing on the barge through Rotterdam harbour. This bike and barge tour was amazing. The barge was so comfortable,the crew were wonderful,food was absolutely first class.Our guide did a fabulous job,and was so nice.We would urge anyone thinking about travelling in Holland to consider doing a bike and barge tour with this company.We are in the upper age group,and had no trouble keeping up.
North Holland Tour by Gertie B. 4 months ago Permalink/Reply Verified Reviewer
A perfect experience - great staff - very flexible - excellent meals
Amsterdam to Bruges by Cindy L. 4 months ago Permalink/Reply Verified Reviewer
Bruges to Amsterdam by Montgomery M. 6 months ago Permalink/Reply Verified Reviewer
The Sailing Home exceeded my expectations! The crew was excellent, the scenery magnificant, and I totally didn't expect a French-trained gourmet chef to prepare our meals complete with nightly explanation of each dish and it's country of origin. This is an intimate cruise ship experience for only 24 persons.
Countries: Belgium, Netherlands
Amsterdam to Bruges by Kathy C. 7 months ago Permalink/Reply Verified Reviewer
The food on the barge was amazing! We had strong winds for the bike but our leader made modifications to give people options for shorter routes. Amazing trip!!
South Holland Tour by Jackie L. 8 months ago Permalink/Reply Verified Reviewer
My wife and I had never done a bike trip before, let alone a boat and bike one. Our South Holland Tour turned out be fabulous that way exceeded expectations. The Dutch landscape was beautiful. Our boat, Sailing Home, was charming and immaculate. A daily highlight was getting to know our fellow shipmates over dinner. And what dinners! They were of varying cuisines lovingly prepared by Eline, our Cordon Bleu-trained chef. Some random thoughts: 1) we brought our own helmets, but it was unnecessary as the boat had helmets of varying sizes, 2) I was anxious about the quality of the bicycles on board which turned out to be needless worry; our 24-speed bikes were in great condition, 3) we had no idea who our fellow travelers might be, and strangers became friends who shared email addresses at trip’s end. We’ve had multiple vacations in Asia and Europe; our South Holland Tour was one of the memorable.
Authentic Holland by Jeanne G. 8 months ago Permalink/Reply Verified Reviewer
We really enjoyed the rural countryside for our biking tour. We would bike past horses, cows, swans and goats and stop in very quaint towns. I rented a regular bike because I thought the Netherlands was very flat, there was more incline and distance than I was prepared for. I was able to borrow another guest e-bike a few days and in retrospect I should have rented one. But it also made me realize I can go to other countries that are more of a challenge, I would just rent an e-bike. We also brought our own helmets, but the ones they had on the boat looked fine. My husband brought his cycle computer which was a good idea to see our distance etc. We really enjoyed the biking tour!
Authentic Holland by Mary T. 9 months ago Permalink/Reply Verified Reviewer
The whole barge experience with fellow bikers was awesome. There were only 23 of us and we all connected. The dining was exceptional. Our guide lacked knowledge of the tour and did not provide enough cultural experience.
Amsterdam to Cologne by Rosemary M. 9 months ago Permalink/Reply Verified Reviewer
The mighty River Rhine was very memorable
Countries: Netherlands, Germany
Holland Southern Tulip Tour by Barbara A. 9 months ago Permalink/Reply Verified Reviewer
This trip was fabulous! The biking in the countryside was beautiful! I especially enjoyed seeing the bounding hares, swans, sheep, flowers and lovely homes. The tulip, daffodil and hyacinth fields were spectacular and an experience I will never forget. The traditional Dutch dinners were delicious and the stories about the food were entertaining and fun. I did find the city biking frightening at times with the crowds. One tip is be prepared for this and stay near the guide in the heavy traffic areas. I thoroughly enjoyed the sites especially the factory in Delft, Harlem, biking through the Sand Dunes and Keukenhof gardens. A lovely country with so much to experience.I think this trip is an incredible value for the price. I can’t wait to take another bike and barge trip.
Amsterdam to Cologne by Gail M. 1 year ago Permalink/Reply Verified Reviewer
Great staff making us feel very welcomed and well cared for, from our guide Pete to the lady captain. I would highly recommend this company.
Amsterdam to Bruges by Margaret W. 1 year ago Permalink/Reply Verified Reviewer
Best part of trip traveling with friends old and new. Beautiful scenery. Great food. A great challenge. Looking forward to my next trip
Amsterdam to Bruges by Denis E. 1 year ago Permalink/Reply Verified Reviewer
Most memorable part? Scenery and food and small group size
Amsterdam to Bruges by Catherine S. 1 year ago Permalink/Reply Verified Reviewer
Our trip on the Sailing Home Amsterdam to Brugge was far more than we expected. The cabins are spacious enough for 2 people and the bathroom was well equipped and plenty enough space. The outside deck area was very social and the best way to finish the day with sundowners and your fellow cyclists. Loved this trip and would highly recommend.
Amsterdam to Bruges by Steve S. 2 years ago Permalink/Reply Verified Reviewer
The scenery - Bruges was like a storybook. The food - The chef on our barge went out of her way to accommodate my family’s vegan requirements, and she did it with style.
Amsterdam to Bruges by Pam B. 2 years ago Permalink/Reply Verified Reviewer
Enjoyed the accommodations, crew was great, and cycling was easy . Looking at another Bike & Barge adventure!
Amsterdam to Bruges by Suzanne D. 2 years ago Permalink/Reply Verified Reviewer
Amsterdam to Bruges July 2018. We loved the whole aspect of cycling to meet our barge (our floating hotel) at the end of each day. The accommodations on the Sailing Home were great and the barge is a handsome one. Staff were friendly and relaxed but attentive and personable. Our cycling guide Karline was very competent and kindly took us into almost every town each night for a walking tour. Her historical knowledge of the areas in the Netherlends and Belgium we visited were an unexpected bonus. The food was great on board and most enjoyable. I will definitely recommend this trip to others.
Holland Southern Tulip Tour by Ruth M. 2 years ago Permalink/Reply Verified Reviewer
I loved being part of the Southern Holland Tulip Tour! The biking was wonderful, the scenery was unparalleled, and the Sailing Home was comfortable and well appointed. Staff was uniformly pleasant and accommodating. I enjoyed bonding with the other riders in the group , mostly from the Central and Western US and Canada. Our guide was knowledgeable and entertaining, however I feel that keeping our large group of 26 riders together on the rides was a challenge, and he would have benefited from the use of "corners" to make sure that all the riders were clear on the turns. Also, we were each given a booklet with the daily ride routes, but it would have been helpful to go over the next days map each evening so that we could visualize the lay of the land.Great trip all around and I am hoping to join another in the future!
Holland Southern Tulip Tour by Curtiss M. 2 years ago Permalink/Reply Verified Reviewer
We came to see the tulips and that was definitely accomplished. Albeit a bit late for most of the major fields, but Keukenhof was spectacular. Cycling through the polders and quiet countryside was also very enjoyable.On the negative side, the last days cycling into Amsterdam and departure from the boat was a bit rushed.
Holland Southern Tulip Tour by Angela T. 2 years ago Permalink/Reply Verified Reviewer
Loved the comfortable accommodations on the barge.
Amsterdam to Bruges by Lisa G. 2 years ago Permalink/Reply Verified Reviewer
This was our first trip and we weren't sure what to expect. We had a phenomenal time. It was just the right level of difficulty in riding and a perfect amount of time to explore the area. The barge was a good, clean place to stay and the staff did an excellent job keeping it clean and keeping us well fed. We would highly recommend to our friends.
Amsterdam to Cologne by Susan P. 2 years ago Permalink/Reply Verified Reviewer
The whole experience was wonderful. Pete was an excellent guide, crew and cook great and the group was very friendly.
Amsterdam to Cologne by Katherine H. 2 years ago Permalink/Reply Verified Reviewer
Enjoyed biking through the fields of heather, beautiful! Tip for others: use a gel seat!
Amsterdam to Bruges by Mik L. 3 years ago Permalink/Reply Verified Reviewer
Most Memorable Part: Amsterdam and a week of perfect weather
Amsterdam to Cologne by Kevin D. 3 years ago Permalink/Reply Verified Reviewer
What a dream vacation! Eating like a king every morning & night, and riding far enough in the time between to feel like you're burning it all off. My wife and I had a wonderful time with the three couples from our church who made the trip with us; the pace was leisurely enough for the least athletic of us, yet brisk enough to keep everyone's attention, with lovely scenery throughout. We're only back a few weeks and already thinking about where to take our next biking vacation! Thanks for such a memorable trip.
Amsterdam to Cologne by Lesa B. 3 years ago Permalink/Reply Verified Reviewer
This is the BEST way to experience Europe! The countryside, scenery and little villages were breathtaking! We absolutely loved the food and experience on the barge! An experience for ALL your senses!
Amsterdam to Cologne by Jennifer W. 3 years ago Permalink/Reply Verified Reviewer
This was such a fabulous way to explore a new country that we had never been to before! Waking up in a new town every day, with all of our food & lodging needs cared for, and our only job was to SEE NEW SCENERY! Such a fun way to get up close & personal with the people & culture of the Netherlands & Germany! The staff was amazing, food was DELICIOUS, bikes were practically NEW. We are already researching our NEXT bike & barge trip! THE BEST!!!
Amsterdam to Bruges by Marie-Claude R. 3 years ago Permalink/Reply Verified Reviewer
The most memorable parts were the scenery, the cute villages, the windmills and the dunes with great people and staff.
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