Email or Call 800-951-4384 +1 570-965-2064
Highest RatedLowest RatedNewestOldest
Country: Netherlands • REMOVE
Tulip Tour - 8 Day by Joyce Chizmadia 4 years ago • Permalink/Reply
We loved our trip to the Netherlands to bike through the tulips and have recommended this trips to lots of friends and family!
South Holland Tour by Bruce Carter 4 years ago • Permalink/Reply
The route presentations by the guide were difficult to follow because they did not use a Powerpoint type presentation with a screen. This left the guest fumbling through paperwork which made the presentation difficult to understand and increased the risk of getting lost along the way.
Boat: Anna Maria Agnes
Amsterdam to Bruges by Gloria Telegan 4 years ago • Permalink/Reply
Exceeded our expectations.
Countries: Netherlands, Belgium
Bruges to Amsterdam by Margo Barber 4 years ago • Permalink/Reply
We've recommended this trip to lots of people. Would love to do another bike/barge trip.
Countries: Belgium, Netherlands
Amsterdam to Bruges by William Reed 4 years ago • Permalink/Reply
Evening walking tours of towns by tour guide were a nice extra.
Amsterdam to Bruges by Bob Connor 4 years ago • Permalink/Reply
The bikes provided were crap. You could still see the cobwebs. What was particularly egregious was the lack of a decent bicycle pump to bring our tires up to pressure on a daily basis.
Tulip Tour - 7 day by Melinda Johnson 4 years ago • Permalink/Reply
I have booked a couple trips through tripsite.com and frequently recommend them to my friends. What separates Tripsite from the pack is their service, value and expertise. I am looking forward to working with them on my next adventure!
Amsterdam to Bruges by Gary Lofland 4 years ago • Permalink/Reply
Could not have asked for a better experience. From the start the help and communication was excellent, the staff at Tripsite was superb. The trip itself was great. The staff helpful, the guide did an excellent job.
Tulip Tour - 8 Day by Beth Groundwater 4 years ago • Permalink/Reply
The staff of the Quo Vadis and our bike guide were absolutely wonderful.
Boat: Quo Vadis
Amsterdam to Bruges by Fred Tomlin 4 years ago • Permalink/Reply
Absolute top quality from stepping aboard the barge through to saying goodbye at the end! We were made to feel special and they sure delivered.
Bike and Sail the Frisian Sea by Catherine Crocket 4 years ago • Permalink/Reply
Our guide was not very interesting or informative.
Boat: Mare Fan Fryslan
Amsterdam to Bruges by Richard Krenn 4 years ago • Permalink/Reply
Was disappointed that there seemed to be less cycling per day that expected from the website description.
Amsterdam to Bruges by Heather Boardman 4 years ago • Permalink/Reply
With 30 participants cycling I feel it would have been safer and more enjoyable to ride in 2 guided groups. We were initially hesitant to book this, our first group tourbut my husband and i loved the trip. Accommodation and catering on the Magnifique were excellent. The crew and our guide Tom were encouraging and established a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. It was great to meet and cycle with other like minded travellers from USA, Denmark, Germany, Canada and even some other Australians :) We enjoyed cycling on the wonderful cyclepaths in The Netherlands and Belgium. The after dinner town walks gave a great insight into the local areas. We have already recommended this tour to friends and look forward to further adventures! Thank you.
Bruges to Amsterdam by Beda Casstevens 4 years ago • Permalink/Reply
Enjoyed every aspect of the trip.
North Holland Tour by Carolyn Dunbar 4 years ago • Permalink/Reply
This was a nice trip which I chose after research. I learned that I prefer smaller groups.
Boat: De Holland
Tulip Tour - 5 day by Wayne Goodman 4 years ago • Permalink/Reply
I really loved: Tour guide, boat hosts, food, sights, other guests.I only enjoyed: quality of bike (could've been a better bike, but it was well maintained)Could've been better: speed of cycling (while I understand not everyone cycles at the same speed, there should be a ""fast"" group and a ""slow"" group--overall rating: 4.5 of 5
Boat: La Belle Fleur
Tulip Tour - 7 day by Debby Repensky 4 years ago • Permalink/Reply
Loved the trip!!
Amsterdam to Bruges by Tom Giuliano 4 years ago • Permalink/Reply
Overall very satisfied. Felt the food quantity could have been increased but very good.
Bruges to Amsterdam by Richard Kurtz 4 years ago • Permalink/Reply
Cabins were nicer than I expected. We stayed with the guide as found the routes hard to navigate and the guide knew all the great stops. Dinners were good, breakfast and lunches needed more variety by the end of the week. We had fabulous weather and loved the route. Lots to see.
Amsterdam to Bruges by Bill Bellamy 4 years ago • Permalink/Reply
Amsterdam to Bruges was a great first bike trip. Although we averaged 50km/day the pacing allowed much time to soak in the culture and scenery .
Tulip Tour - 8 Day by Paula Bramble 4 years ago • Permalink/Reply
We enjoy the international feel of Tripsite and tell our friends about the pleasures of bike and barge.
South Holland Tour by Jean Louis Bergeron 4 years ago • Permalink/Reply
On some days, we could have biked more. Very pleasant walks in the evenings.Very small window in our room.
Boat: Anna Antal
Koblenz to Amsterdam (no longer available)by Angela Rayner 4 years ago • Permalink/Reply
We had a lady guide, who was very quiet and we had a large group (20) which made her job difficult as the people at the back could not hear her. Some of her instructions were not clear and maybe there should have been an instruction on road usage in Europe eg keep to the right hand side of the road (coming from Australia) . Understanding the various traffic lights was also a bit of an issue as we come from a relatively small country town with NO traffic lights and no cycle paths we had to be extremely careful negotiation some of the busier roads as there were 2 sets of traffic lights to negotiate while crossing the roads. It was a wonderful trip and greatly enjoyed by all. The only thing that marred the experience was an unfortunate accident on the very first day which resulted in a serious leg injury.
Countries: Germany, Netherlands
Koblenz to Amsterdam (no longer available)by Cheryl New 4 years ago • Permalink/Reply
Our 1st guide was not quite as good as our 2nd. She wasn't as clear on her instructions as she could have been.On the barge we had to ask for our sheets to be changed after 2 weeks. Everything else was clean and well run. Ours may have been an oversight. This in no way stopped us from having a great holiday. Loved everything from start to finish. Would love another trip on the same boat.
Bruges to Amsterdam by Lynn McCormack 4 years ago • Permalink/Reply
We really enjoyed our trip, our guide Thomas was excellent. As always with group travel, the mix was interesting and generally older than us and less fit. We have travelled with a group before but usually we are the oldest so this was different dynamics and did set the tone somewhat. Would look at a trip again when we are older or with our own group to fill the barge.Thanks,Lynn
North Holland Tour by Thomas Reid 4 years ago • Permalink/Reply
Marcel is a great guide/tour leader.
Bike and Sail the Frisian Sea by Richard Bates 4 years ago • Permalink/Reply
The Wadden (Frisian) Sea Netherlands sail/bike trip was tops. From the initial greet to the end of trip farewell to "old friends", my only recommendation for improvement could only be that one uncontrollable element - weather. Most days were punctuated with moisture but this did little to dampen the spirits of all who took advantage of this wonderful excursion.
North Holland Tour by Susan Monaghan 4 years ago • Permalink/Reply
There was some disconnect in passing along information. For example the barge had to leave earlier than 6:30 but info was not passed on. Fortunately my friends and I arrived and boarded the sister ship and got the info that the Angela Esmee was instructed to leave the port due to some Dutch holiday celebration. Good thing we took the initiative. There was no one waiting on the dock to give us this info.Info about running a tab for drinks was false. We had to purchase tokens from a machine to use at bar. Bikes were somewhat rickety, having seen their 2nd season (according to a mechanic I talked to). Mine and some others made a grinding noise the entire time. The mechanic tried to fix it, but eventually I just tolerated it. I heard one mech say the bikes had a couple more trips this season. Good luck to the next owner.Food was very good and the staff were very friendly. I would recommend a Bike and Barge trip to friends, but we ran into another group on a similar tour riding green bikes...they LOVED their bikes. We couldn't come close to saying that about ours. The green bike tour paid similar costs.
North Holland Tour by Marnie Terrett 4 years ago • Permalink/Reply
I found the conditions of the bikes quite poor. They were obviously wearing out after a season of use. The food was adequate but not spectacular. The information about how to get clean towels was given 5 days into the trip.The routes were well described but I would have liked further information about the towns we were passing through and where we were staying the night. Our group happened upon a cemetery with Canadian war dead but it was just luck. That type of information should be included I the route description of the day. Despite the things mentioned I did enjoy the trip and would recommend it to others.
North Holland Tour by Fair Rapsey 4 years ago • Permalink/Reply
I had a lot of trouble with the bike seat. That created pain/discomfort for the whole week. We saw other barges participants en route with much better bikes than we had. Ours were quite old and clunky but they worked OK when you got used to them. The bike mechanics were great. The seven gears were adequate for the terrain.
We should each have our own maps and route descriptions, not just one per cabin. You don't necessarily cycle with your cabin mate and sometimes people get separated from cycling partners during the day.
Our guide Marcel appeared to have a very arrogant attitude towards guests, particularly those who asked for clarification of various things. He was rude to me when I asked a question about the availability of public washrooms along the way - and what was customary in Holland. He snapped "So you think Dutch people don't go to the toilet?" He seemed to make a lot more effort as the week went on and was quite knowledgeable about a variety of things. He got off to a bad start with quite a few people however.
Re Food: The food was good and varied. We had a lot of salads/vegetables (generally overcooked) which I appreciated. Tea, coffee and water should be available for free all the time, not just till 4. A euro for hot water and a tea bag is chintzy.
I enjoyed the trip and the route. The route was quite varied in a lot of ways and very beautiful. Luckily the weather was reasonably cooperative and our group had a great time. The barge is a fun experience, and I would recommend it and consider another trip for myself as well.
Email or Call 800-951-4384 +1 570-965-2064