A Bloomin' Bike & Barge!

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Alt-Esc Travel
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21 reviews
Apr 13 - 21, 2022
Group size: 1 - 10
A Bloomin' Bike & Barge!
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Alt-Esc Travel
  • Email address verified
  • Facebook verified
21 reviews

Apr 13 - 21, 2022
Group size: 1 - 10

About this trip

Experience Holland in the best possible way on this gorgeous short adventure aboard one of our comfortable barges. This 7-day bike and barge tour will take you through charmingly scenic landscapes, such as the polder flatlands of North Holland and the sandy dunes along the North Sea coast. You’ll cycle flat terrain on dedicated bike paths along dikes, canals and bridges.

Discover the Zaanse Schans open-air museum with its windmills, traditional cheese and clog makers and authentic Dutch village. Other highlights of this trip are the cheese capital Alkmaar and the historic city of Haarlem, with its cobbled streets, pretty canals, shops and cafés.

The tour begins and ends in Amsterdam, which some call the smallest metropolis in Europe. In the heart of this historic city you’ll find many unique museums, enticing shops and UNESCO World Heritage-listed canals, all of which certainly make a visit to Amsterdam a highlight.

Final Payment & Other information

Final Payment is due prior to Dec 13, 2021

All payments will be made directly to the supplier to meet travel protection requirements. Unfortunately, our supplier charges a 4% fee for credit cards. However, a check may be used to avoid these extra charges - please inquire if interested.

$350 per person deposit to our supplier will be charged within 72 hours of registration with Alt Esc and is refundable up to 12 days from the day it is processed with the vendor/supplier

Deposit paid to Alt Esc is used for administrative costs...and possibly a few surprises during our adventure!

What’s included

  • Alt Esc Tour Leader
    Alt Esc Tour Leader accompaniment throughout the tour to assist in making sure you have the ultimate vacation!
  • Lodging - Deluxe Barge
    7 nights on our deluxe category barge.
  • 7 Daily Breakfast
    A hearty breakfast each morning on board.
  • 6 Packed Lunches
    Lunches prepared and packed by our gourmet chef to enjoy during our biking adventure each day.
  • 1 On-Board Lunch
    We will enjoy one lunch on board as we are sailing between towns.
  • 6 Gourmet Dinners
    Our on-board chef will create delicious culinary experiences for us each evening.
  • 11 Speed Bicycle Rental
    Equipped with water bottle, panniers & helmet. (Upgrade to an Electric Bicycle available under ‘Options’ section )
  • Bicycle Protection
  • Cycling Tour Guide
    Tour Guide that will accompany the riders, show points of interest and help riders. (Two guides if 18 riders)
  • Route Information
  • Entrance Fees
    Entrance to the Hortus Bulborum, Keukenhof, Cheese Farm, & the Aalsmeer Flower Auction are included.
  • On Board WiFi
    Due to steel construction of ship, signal strength and speed may not be what you are accustomed to.
  • Group Face Book Page
    A private page will be set up for travelers to get to know each other prior to departure. Excellent place to plan pre/post trips or coordinate travel with others.
  • Beverages
    Drinks other than mentioned in the itinerary
  • Added Attractions
    If time allows for any additional attractions, entrance fees (for museums, monuments, etc. not mentioned in itinerary) will be at traveler's own expense.
  • 1 Dinner
  • Gratuities: Barge Staff
    Guidelines will be shared prior to departure.
  • Travel Insurance
    Highly recommended for any travel. Alt Esc can assist you with this.

Available options

Upgrade to Electric Bicycle $14012 left
Possible Pre/Post Trip: Giethoorn13 left


Wed, April 13 Depart USA
Fly Roundtrip to Amsterdam

Many travelers prefer to book their own international flights. Some want to use miles or credits and others want to control their departure and arrival times - possibly adding a pre or post trip to this adventure.

If you would like, Alt Esc Travel can assist you in booking your flights, just ask!

Your Organizer

Alt-Esc Travel
21 reviews
Book your next get-a-way with Alt Escape, a boutique international adventure travel company that specializes in ultra-personalized itineraries. We focus on our guests experiencing the land, the people, and the culture in the most immersive, energizing, and inspiring way possible. With decades of experience, it is a pleasure to get to know you – my guest – and help generate ideas for your ideal trip and research the unknown gems that will create the most extraordinary trip imaginable for you. Allow Alt Esc to partner with you and make your travel dreams become reality. Unlike booking websites, we go the extra mile to make sure all of your needs are met. Our promise to you is that every detail of your trip is taken care of, no question goes unanswered, and you will always receive the best value when you plan your journey with Alt-Escape. Let’s get started planning your escape! Call Today 630-222-8514!


We had a great time! The lodging (Glamping) was very unique and fun, I enjoyed the people, and the activities were wonderful. Tricia did a fantastic job of putting this together and making sure that everyone's needs were met. Thanks!
By Liz H for Glamping in Lake Geneva, WI on 01 Jul, 2021
Thank you Liz! It was fun to share my region with you all!
By Alt-Esc Travel on 01 Jul, 2021
This was an absolutely amazing, once in a lifetime trip!! Well organized and lead by Tricia and 2 wonderful Egyptian tour guides, this trip was packed full of history, fun and adventure! If Egypt has been on your bucket list, I strongly encourage you to pack your bags, lather on the sun screen and join the camel train! Our team was well cared for, safe at all times and with Covid precautions maintained. I am so grateful for my Egyptian experience with Alt Esc and will forever cherish the memories!
By Jody D for Epic Egypt Escape May 2021 on 23 Jun, 2021
Egypt welcomed us with open arms. The people were so warm and eager to see us and talk with us. Our guides were the perfect ambassadors to this marvelous country. They called us their goddess and I truly felt like a goddess. The food was plentiful and delicious. The itinerary was full and so well planned. We experienced "Egypt" in the sites, in the sounds, and all of the flavors. Tricia had this trip organized, kept our spirits and excitement at a "12" . Each day brought a new surprise or a special activity. Thank you for offering this fabulous trip. My heart grew by 17 new sisters in the travel family.
By Margo B for Epic Egypt Escape May 2021 on 09 Jun, 2021
I had a great time. A once in a life time experience. Eman is a fountain of knowledge. Thanks Tricia.
By cynthia d for Epic Egypt Escape May 2021 on 07 Jun, 2021
Fascinating! That word best describes Egypt for me. Our May Epic Egypt Escape was just wonderful, great group of travelers, we experienced so much of the culture and people and saw so many amazing sights. There were so many highlights, I just can't name them all, but the sunrise hot air balloon ride and Abu Simbel have to be at the top of my list. Tricia did a wonderful job setting up, planning and organizing this trip. Fascinating trip and I highly recommend Egypt, Tricia and Alt Esc for your next travel adventure.
By Kathy R for Epic Egypt Escape May 2021 on 01 Jun, 2021
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