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The travel bubble concept

At Boat Bike Tours we make it easy for guests who would like to travel in own their ‘private bubble’. With us it’s not only possible to book your bubble and receive a discount, but you can also adjust a tour to suit your needs or preferences. You might be surprised to learn what great value a charter tour can be!

Safety first
Most importantly, on all our tours, guests can be sure of rigorous additional health and safety measures. And all groups are led by a friendly and experienced tour leader who not only explains local culture and history, but also provides safety guidance.

Why book your own bubble?


Travel on your own boat with the people you’re closest to

With our charter options, you create a ‘travel bubble’ by booking a whole ship for your own group of 20 people or more. This means you have the entire boat to yourselves, with no other guests on board. Or, with a group of at least 12 friends, you can create a private bubble on an existing tour.

We know how important it is to have quality time with the people you’re closest to, especially in stressful times. So there are lots of great reasons to create a travel bubble. You could have a family reunion with siblings and their families, go traveling with your cycle buddies, or even celebrate a special occasion like a birthday or anniversary on board.

Customize your charter tour

If you charter a whole boat for your group, you can adapt your tour in many different ways. The classic format is a cycling cruise with one of our existing tour itineraries, but if you prefer you could customize it to suit your needs and preferences. Some examples are:

  • Adjust the cycling routes to be shorter or longer
  • Change the itinerary and route to include sights of special interest
  • Create your own tour theme based on a shared interest of your group, eg: music, WWII or bird watching
  • Travel in ways other than cycling, eg: inline skating, special interest cycling clubs, running

Want some inspiration from other people who have booked their own travel bubble? Read all about exciting cultural explorations, bicycle club shenanigans and fun-filled reunions with friends.

Premium service just for your group

We know that organizing logistics on a group trip can be tricky. Agreeing on dinner arrangements, or who washes up, can dominate your journey. We’d rather you spend your vacation enjoying yourself. That’s why our expert office team take all the planning and logistics out of your hands, while our tour leader, chef and crew on board will make you feel like royalty. We’ll make sure that your cabin is clean, the next day’s itinerary is ready, and a delicious three-course meal awaits you after each day’s adventures. This means you can focus on the important things, like having fun together.

Travel with confidence

Your safety, as well as the safety of our employees and partners, is our top priority. When it comes to coronavirus measures, Boat Bike Tours has been a leader in the Dutch travel industry, working closely with the health authorities to implement a thorough Coronavirus Protocol, with physical distancing and cleaning measures on all of our tours. Our tours that ran in 2020 showed that we can provide fun-filled, relaxed tours without compromising on safety. And when you’re on a tour, your expert tour leader will guide your group at every step, informing you of the latest corona safety precautions for local destinations.

Convenient conditions and discount

We live in uncertain times, and it can be hard to make decisions far in advance. At Boat Bike Tours we want to give peace of mind with a booking policy that can adapt to changing circumstances. This includes the following ‘Book your bubble’ group booking conditions:

  • Group discount: Another benefit is that your group will receive a 6% discount on the total travel sum, but only on groups comprising of either 16 up to 40 people.


How to book your travel bubble

Simply fill in this form and we will happily make a tour proposal for you based on your preferences. Once you’ve received an offer from one of our travel advisors, you can discuss or adjust arrangements by phone or email, then you can go ahead and book your bubble!

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