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Tulip Tour - 10 Day - Amsterdam to Bruges by Ed H. 1 month ago • Permalink/Reply
What a great trip. Would like to do another.
Countries: Netherlands, Belgium
Tulip Tour - 10 Day - Amsterdam to Bruges by Kim K. 1 month ago • Permalink/Reply
Everything was fantastic. It was the whole experience altogether.
Tulip Tour - 10 Day - Amsterdam to Bruges by Jody S. 1 month ago • Permalink/Reply
The staff, food and barge accommodations were perfect.
Tulip Tour - 10 Day - Amsterdam to Bruges by Chuck P. 1 month ago • Permalink/Reply
The entire trip was memorable. The boat staff was terrific, the meals from Frank our chef, were gourmet quality, the weather sunny tho a bit chilly first days, the tulips were in full bloom, our bike leader had contacts in many cities and we had private evening tours from local guides, the boat was comfortable and always well maintained. I think the only caution I might offer is we started the tour in downtown Amsterdam at the train station and for those of us with limited bike experience going thru the city was a challenge keeping the group together thru traffic, turns, bridges, stop lights. A more rural start would have been better was the general consensus, but that aside virtually everything well received.
Bruges to Paris or Paris to Bruges by Warren K. 5 months ago • Permalink/Reply
Bruges to Paris - Visit to the Australian WW1 cemetery at Bullecourt was very moving. The WW1 museum at Perone is well worth a visit. The ride into Paris is unforgettable.
Countries: Belgium, France
Tulip Tour - 10 Day - Amsterdam to Bruges by Janice B. 5 months ago • Permalink/Reply
The tulips and the windmills were awesome. Eight of us were on a bike barge trip from Bruges to Amsterdam. I would recommend you put it on our bucket list. We had a blast!
Bruges to Paris or Paris to Bruges by Angela M. 6 months ago • Permalink/Reply
We did the Bruges to Paris on the Zwaantje in September 2018. It was fantastic! The boat was great - clean and comfortable, the crew fabulous - professional and friendly and the food top class. I would definitely recommend (and I have) this trip to others.
Tulip Tour - 10 Day - Amsterdam to Bruges by Karen G. 6 months ago • Permalink/Reply
I did a Brugge to Amsterdam, bike and barge trip. It was fabulous. Definitely one of my favorite Europe trips. Riding through the tulip fields during the height of the season was amazing. I love the windmills. The staff was perfect. Thank you for a wonderful trip.
Champagne Tour by Orest M. 6 months ago • Permalink/Reply
The Champagne tour combined the pleasures of riding through vineyards, sampling champagne on both public and private tours, exploring out of the way gems that you would never find on your own, getting to know an extraordinary captain and crew of the Zwaantje, and meeting new friends, topped off with time to explore the City of Light. Although some of the daily rides were difficult, don't hesitate to join this tour because of the hills - get an e-bike and you're guaranteed the experience of a lifetime. It doesn't get any better than this!
Bruges to Paris or Paris to Bruges by Lynn S. 6 months ago • Permalink/Reply
Lovely scenery, experiences and meals at the end of the day.
Bruges to Paris or Paris to Bruges by Eric D. 7 months ago • Permalink/Reply
First time I've had an art historian/architecture teacher as a tour guide. Geert was wonderful and enriched every stop.
Bruges to Paris or Paris to Bruges by Rod C. 7 months ago • Permalink/Reply
Everything was memorable, the other guests, crew, routes, guide, barge and food. 14 days with a break in the middle was just right for timing.
Bruges to Paris or Paris to Bruges by Marg E. 7 months ago • Permalink/Reply
You will not really see France and Belgium unless you cycle. This way you go through villages and towns and farms, see cathedrals, castles and even the grave of Van Gogh. The routes take you on forest, bike and tow paths, roads and cobblestones. Enjoy picnic lunches in church grounds, pubs, cafes and gardens. You will enjoy evening night walks after a delicious three course meal. If you don't think you can do it, you can!
Bruges to Paris or Paris to Bruges by Martin C. 8 months ago • Permalink/Reply
We were fortunate enough to have Tripsite founder, Hennie, along, who led half of our group on a terrific cycling adventure between Paris and Bruges. We made wonderful friendships and were treated royally on board the Zwaantje by the crew - and what wonderful meals!
Bruges to Paris or Paris to Bruges by David B. 8 months ago • Permalink/Reply
Most Memorable Part? Cycling thru the small Villages of the Somme with good riders lead by Hennie.
Bruges to Paris or Paris to Bruges by Pierre S. 8 months ago • Permalink/Reply
The two-week trip on the Zwaantje from Paris to Bruges was awesome! The crew of the ship and the tour guide were exceptional. The food, prepared by Frank, was consistently top-notch and interestingly varied day-to-day. Our guide, Geert, provided us with an excellent selection of sites, of which he had encyclopedic knowledge. The captain, Martijn, was also very engaging with the guests. Daily rides were easy to occasionally moderate, providing us with a satisfying riding experience. Almost all of the riding was in open country or small, rural towns, which we loved. However, riding in and out of the larger towns, while of necessity, did present some typical urban challenges to the bicyclists. Overall this trip is highly recommended. Pierre and Laurie
Bruges to Paris or Paris to Bruges by Kathleen S. 8 months ago • Permalink/Reply
I broke my wrist while half way through the trip. Everyone was very kind and supported me to make sure I was included in most activities.
Bruges to Paris or Paris to Bruges by Gary F. 9 months ago • Permalink/Reply
Great trip, great barge, well organized, a list of fellow passengers for each cabin would have been helpful from the startKeep in mind the MPS Zwaantje does provide hairdryers for each cabin, provides WiFi- a truly upscale barge.
Amsterdam to Bruges by Sue J. 9 months ago • Permalink/Reply
The cycling, the food, and the crew were all amazing!!
Amsterdam to Bruges by Dylan Y. 9 months ago • Permalink/Reply
Wow, such an amazing experience! Our tour was aboard the Zwaantje, traveling from Amsterdam to Bruges. I can not say enough about how fabulous the crew (Sam, Heather) and captain (Martijn) were. We also had an incredible chef (Frank), who spoiled us each day with amazing meals. We travelled with a barge full of friends and shared so many laughs a long the way. Our guide (Wieger) was very knowledgeable about every town we travelled through and was a pleasure to bike with each day. Such a wonderful way to see the countryside and experience the local charms of each city we visited. Loved our trip and we hope to experience another bike trip in the future. Zwaantje Bike and Barge Tour exceeded our expectations in every way.
Amsterdam to Bruges by Martin T. 9 months ago • Permalink/Reply
Since we returned from our trip, a few of us have been discussing another bike and barge trip but sadly we are not sure we would go again simply because it could never be as good as the one we just took. The captain and crew of the Zwaantje were amazing, the food was a ten out of ten and our bike guide was fantastic. There is no way this trip could be improved upon.
Amsterdam to Bruges by Mark E. 9 months ago • Permalink/Reply
We were lucky to be on board the beautiful boat Zwaantje. The Captain, Martin, our bike guide Weiger, 1st mate Sam, hostess Heather and cook extraordinaire Frank were absolutely the best you will ever get on a bike and barge trip. This small review does not do justice to the exceptional staff and food that was on this trip. All I can say is if you want a fantastic 5 star excursion of this kind, this is the boat to have it on. Again THANK-YOU to Captain Martin, bike guide Wieger, Heather, Sam, and the best cook in Europe, Frank for a once in a life time trip that my wife and I, along with the other 11 couples that we were with, will never forget. Trip of a life time!!
Amsterdam to Bruges by Neil V. 9 months ago • Permalink/Reply
Martin and the crew of the Zwaantje made our trip unforgettable, the food and service far exceeded our expectations. Weigier, our guide was informative and made the rides a lot of fun. Highly recommend the Amsterdam to Bruges tour, especially on the Zwaantje. Look forward to trying one of your other tours.
Bruges to Amsterdam by Houry S. 10 months ago • Permalink/Reply
I loved the biking through the country roads and the small towns that we stopped at were awesome!! This trip allowed us to visit and see places that the average tourist doesn't experience. Loved it!! Can't wait for another trip.
Countries: Belgium, Netherlands
Amsterdam to Bruges by Carol D. 10 months ago • Permalink/Reply
Absolutely stress free opportunity to experience real heart of Netherlands and Belgium. Really enjoyed meeting new like-minded tripping companions.
Bruges to Amsterdam by Jackie S. 11 months ago • Permalink/Reply
Our guide, Geert, would take us on an after dinner historical walking tour of each town where we were staying the night. Geert was extremely knowledgeable about every place we went. Between all we saw during the day while we were biking, and the after dinner walking tour, we learned so much! If Geert is your guide, don't miss a minute of his walks!
Bruges to Paris or Paris to Bruges by Jillian M. 12 months ago • Permalink/Reply
The experience of being able to see the countryside, remote villages and sites at a slower pace with the experience and knowledge of a guide is the highlight. It is good to leave your luggage onboard the barge and know you return each evening to great food and rest.
Bruges to Paris or Paris to Bruges by August D. 12 months ago • Permalink/Reply
It's a shame that the incompetence and the misogynistic attitude of one person can affect what could have been a fantastic trip, our guide on several occasions got lost and we ended up doing many more kilometres of riding including a very long and steep hill climb that we had to walk in the hot sun.I can not praise the Captain and crew of the Zwaantjie more highly it's a shame he has no control over the guides that are allocated to various trips.
Tulip Tour - 10 Day - Amsterdam to Bruges by Michael B. 1 year ago • Permalink/Reply
A lengthy bike trip through the Netherlands gives you an opportunity to drill down into their culture on a wider scale. It helps that they all speak English. The Dutch really seem to have figured it (life) out. We have much to learn from them and bring back their best practices...such as their capability to get anywhere in the country safely on a bike. How cool is that?
Tulip Tour - 10 Day - Amsterdam to Bruges by Dave C. 1 year ago • Permalink/Reply
The crew on the Zwaantje was fantastic. We loved the meals that Frank prepared. Fred is a great tour guide.
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