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Amsterdam to Bruges by Joan H. 2 years ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
Riding through the Dutch countryside on dedicated bicycle paths was most enjoyable. The system of numbered paths is ingenious! Keeping up with the front of the group was a challenge, not always a welcome one. It's best to be a strong rider even on the "easy" tours.
Countries: Netherlands, Belgium
South Holland Tour by Eileen C. 2 years ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
The Southern Tour from Amsterdam in the Netherlands is a wonderful trip. It was my first time on a cycling tour and I felt that I received all the information that I needed in order to prepare and to make a wonderful experience. The route had nice a diversity between cycling and stopping in Dutch cities. The crew was very helpful and friendly, and the food was great. My bicycle couldn't have been more comfortable. I highly recommend this trip.
Boat: Liza Marleen
Amsterdam to Bruges by Neal P. 2 years ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
Certainly it was a wonderful trip and I would recommend it to anyone HOWEVER our chef was fired on the 3rd day (the regular chef was on vacation), our stressed out guide was less than patient with passengers and we had 3 kids, 8 years old and younger who were poorly behaved and due to the insensitivity of their parents interfered greatly with the enjoyment of our trip. This created unnecessary tension for the the guide, captain and for the passengers. This family caused great delay in the itinerary starting on the very first day. I think in future children under the age of 16 should be prohibited from these biking trips. These kids, even their parents, were incapable of riding a bike for the distances required in the itinerary. All that aside we would book a bike and barge trip again but would be certain to inquire about age requirements. Thank you.
Amsterdam to Bruges by Patrick S. 2 years ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
The meals onboard were great! Sander was an expert chef, Eric a well informed and pleasant captain, and Nico was a constant source of entertainment. The general attitude of the he crew was above and beyond.
South Holland Tour by Walter V. 2 years ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
A wonderful way to see the Netherlands and experience different parts of the country. Food on the barge was excellent. I do recommend you practice a lot before the trip to prevent saddle sores. Proper biking pants helps a lot.
Boat: Anna Maria Agnes
South Holland Tour by Doyle S. 2 years ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
Most Memorable Part: The trip to kinderdijk was fantastic.
Amsterdam to Bruges by Colin O. 2 years ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
Bike / barge trip was great. However, there was a family on board with 3 children under age of 6. This affected our daily bike trips and the atmosphere on the barge. Children under the age of 12 should not be accommodated on these trips- especially when the parents, let alone the children have had little biking experience- especially considering the distances we needed to travel.
South Holland Tour by Christa V. 2 years ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
The combination of beautiful bike routes and coming back to amazing meals each evening made for a vacation I would consider doing again.
Amsterdam to Bruges by Carol H. 2 years ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
Barge: in our premium room neither the bed lights, the TV or the hairdryer worked. The Jacuzzi was cold. Clearly the barge had electrical issues. Routes: the trip description said we could follow the routes and bike on our own, stop for photos, etc. This was not possible as the routes changed, the stops were prescriptive by the guide, and were for coffee/beer/bathroom breaks, rather than impromptu photo breaks Routes: we would have liked to have spent more time in the Netherlands, less time in Antwerp. The "photo op" on the top of the museum in Antwerp was a waste of time. Group dynamics: we lucked out; group dynamics were great!
South Holland Tour by Pak Ching A. 2 years ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
Most memorable part: Getting to know many friends from different countries.
Bruges to Amsterdam by Esti G. 2 years ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
The group was lovely, the guide knew a lot and explained it very good, (he shouldn't bring his 7 years old son with him!) we think that a biking tour guide must have good, modern flat-wheel repairing set!!!
Countries: Belgium, Netherlands
Amsterdam to Cologne and Cologne to Amsterdam by Kevin D. 2 years ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
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.
Boat: Sailing Home
Countries: Netherlands, Germany
Drenthe - Holland’s Venice by Andrew L. 2 years ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
Our self-guided bike trip to Drench had outstanding scenery due to well-chosen routes, lovely accommodations with excellent food, friendly people, and the best beer in the world. There were problems with the bicycles from the beginning that were met with skepticism when I called for a replacement for one of them, and the directions were sometimes terrific, and other times terrible. There was one incident with the directions where it called for a left turn, but was actually a right. If these problems could be corrected so they don't happen again, this trip would be 5 star and I would recommend it without hesitation.
Bruges to Amsterdam by Dena L. 2 years ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
The guide was great, the scenery was amazing! Better food for lunch. Screen on the window so the bugs cant get in or put in air conditioning!
South Holland Tour by Sian W. 2 years ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
The biking was wonderful with a great variety of landscapes and villages to see.
South Holland Tour by Thelma K. 2 years ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
I learned and saw things from the Netherlands that I had never seen before. I loved the cycling through the dunes.
Bruges to Amsterdam by Kim F. 2 years ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
Could not be happier with every aspect of the trip. The meals were outstanding and the scenery was beautiful.
Amsterdam to Cologne and Cologne to Amsterdam by Lesa B. 2 years ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
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!
South Holland Tour by Daniel A. 2 years ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
This tour was the perfect way to see the Netherlands.The biking and scenery was wonderful. The staff was nice, the food was adequate, the boat could use a style update but it was clean with basic small cabins.
Amsterdam to Cologne and Cologne to Amsterdam by Jennifer W. 2 years ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
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!!!
Bruges to Amsterdam Bike Tour by Darren T. 2 years ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
The most memorable part: The views and experiences we shared together as we ride along.
Amsterdam to Bruges by Donald K. 2 years ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
The most memorable part: The people who we met and biked with.....a fun, engaging group of folks.
Authentic Holland by John H. 2 years ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
Having been on several of these bike/barge tours, this was a different area culturally than trips south of Amsterdam. Interesting history of the area. Our guide was excellent and made the trip.
Amsterdam to Bruges by Sandy W. 2 years ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
It was the most amazing trip we have ever done‼️Everything was 5 star. The barge, food and crew were awesome.There were 14 of us and we all agree it was the best.Would recommend this trip.Already looking at our next adventure with Tripsite.Thank-you for such a memorable trip.-Sandy Wallace and friends
Bruges to Amsterdam by Joe B. 2 years ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
The biking part of the trip takes you through some of the most beautiful countryside in Belgium and the Netherlands. The tour guide is very knowledgeable about the history of the landscape. It's a very casual pace so keeping up is never a problem. There are many stops for coffee, lunch and afternoon breaks while biking.
Boat: Magnifique II
South Holland Tour by Azam E. 2 years ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
Boat and bike trip was our first experience. It was really amazing and well- organized one :)) we just wish to have more options for healthy food on board and choose our table at dinner time to socialize with more people than having assigned seats every night. -Thank you
Boat: De Holland
Amsterdam to Bruges by Rebecca K. 2 years ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
Having never taken a bike and barge trip I didn't know what to expect. Wow....it exceeded my expectations. Boat was luxurious for a barge, what friendly, hard working staff. Tom our tour leader was terrific. Other than the fact that the single cabins are really small everything else outstanding.
North Holland Tour by D. Dray 2 years ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
We have been on seven self-guided bike trips (two of them with boats) and this was truly one of the best! The accommodations on our Prague ship, the MS Florentina were nicer (larger lounges, expansive deck, etc) than the Angela Esmee to be frank, but the Angela's superb crew, the charming towns as ports of call, and along the route, and our tour leader, Margaret, more than made up for it. I highly recommend this tour!
Bruges to Amsterdam by Deanna G. 2 years ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
The entire week was fabulous. Loved cycling through the towns and country side. Tom our guide was very nice and an excellent guide. I also enjoyed our evening walking tour, especially when he brought us to the home of an artist and his wife. I bought a few pieces of jewelry.We were very lucky with the weather and even ate outside 2 nights. Loved that we were a small group and I knew everyone after a couple of days . I enjoyed everything.
Bruges to Amsterdam by Barbara C. 2 years ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
Most memorable parts: The camaraderie of the group and of course the fabulous meal by Chef Franco.
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