Cultural Tours by boat and bike

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Take a dive into the cultural highlights of Europe

Cultural delights, spectacular historical landmarks, cycling routes that meander through picturesque landscapes and delicious meals waiting for you on board. We’ve got it all covered.

Our luxury barges will carry you along surging rivers and winding canals to discover the most breathtaking sites all over Europe. All you need to do is enjoy the view. Our expert tour leaders will make sure you’re on the right track, guiding you on beautiful cycling routes full of spectacular scenery and cultural riches.

Cultural Tours

All tours
Amsterdam One way tour. Possible in both directions. Bruges
Premium Experience the higher levels of comfort, smaller groups and extra’s.
Flexible booking conditions
Amsterdam - Bruges Premium Discover the best of Holland & Flanders

Colorful Holland & Flanders bike tours

World-famous Amsterdam, Antwerp & Bruges

Enjoy a romantic canal trip in Ghent

Barges with 20 to max. 40 passengers

Duration of the tour.
tijd2 Created with Sketch. 8 days
5 stars
83 Reviews
Guidance
  • Guided cycling: A tour leader will guide you during the cycling days
  • Independent cycling: No tour leader, the ships’ crew does daily briefing, independent cycling
guidance Guided cycling
Difficulty
  • Level 1: easy tours, very flat terrain
  • Level 2: quite easy tours, mostly flat terrain
  • Level 3: requires a higher level of exertion, medium hilly terrain
  • Level 4: for experienced cyclists, hilly terrain with climbs
Difficulty level 1 Difficulty level 1
Amsterdam One way tour. Possible in both directions. Bruges
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Amsterdam - Bruges Relax vv Take time to explore Holland & Flanders

Colorful Holland & Flanders bike tours

World-famous Amsterdam & Ghent

Extra time to relax in Antwerp & Bruges

Barge with max. 20 passengers

Duration of the tour.
tijd2 Created with Sketch. 11 days
5 stars
6 Reviews
Guidance
  • Guided cycling: A tour leader will guide you during the cycling days
  • Independent cycling: No tour leader, the ships’ crew does daily briefing, independent cycling
guidance Guided cycling
Difficulty
  • Level 1: easy tours, very flat terrain
  • Level 2: quite easy tours, mostly flat terrain
  • Level 3: requires a higher level of exertion, medium hilly terrain
  • Level 4: for experienced cyclists, hilly terrain with climbs
Difficulty level 1 Difficulty level 1
Amsterdam One way tour. Possible in both directions. Bruges
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Amsterdam - Bruges vv Highlights of Holland and Flanders

Holland & Flanders countryside cycling

World-famous Amsterdam, Ghent & Bruges

Visit the windmills at Kinderdijk

Barges with 20 to max. 40 passengers

Duration of the tour.
tijd2 Created with Sketch. 8 days
5 stars
42 Reviews
Guidance
  • Guided cycling: A tour leader will guide you during the cycling days
  • Independent cycling: No tour leader, the ships’ crew does daily briefing, independent cycling
guidance Guided cycling
Difficulty
  • Level 1: easy tours, very flat terrain
  • Level 2: quite easy tours, mostly flat terrain
  • Level 3: requires a higher level of exertion, medium hilly terrain
  • Level 4: for experienced cyclists, hilly terrain with climbs
Difficulty level 1 Difficulty level 1
Mantua One way tour. Possible in both directions. Venice
Venice, Po river, Mantua Through the Italian countryside

Italian countryside by bike and barge

Bike in green woods & next to azure seas

Historical cities like Mantua & Venice

Barges with max. 21 passengers

Duration of the tour.
tijd2 Created with Sketch. 8 days
5 stars
9 Reviews
Guidance
  • Guided cycling: A tour leader will guide you during the cycling days
  • Independent cycling: No tour leader, the ships’ crew does daily briefing, independent cycling
guidance Guided cycling
Difficulty
  • Level 1: easy tours, very flat terrain
  • Level 2: quite easy tours, mostly flat terrain
  • Level 3: requires a higher level of exertion, medium hilly terrain
  • Level 4: for experienced cyclists, hilly terrain with climbs
Difficulty level 1 Difficulty level 1

Dutch and Flemish culture and heritage sites

On this tour of the Netherlands and the Flanders region of Belgium you can explore the culture and heritage sites of these two fascinating neighboring countries. You will be cycling through charming villages and quintessentially Dutch landscapes. And just across the border, Antwerp will impress you with its historical squares and majestic cathedrals, Ghent boasts 18 museums and more than 100 churches, and be prepared to be wooed by the UNESCO-listed historic city center of Bruges.

See the best of Holland

Expect lots of easy and pleasant cycling through Dutch polders, picturesque villages and iconic cites. In the North, the route meanders through the open-air museum and fishing harbors of Volendam and Marken. More to the South you’ll be visiting Europe’s largest port in Rotterdam and passing through the Green Heart of Holland. Let’s not forget about the cheese and candle capital, Gouda or the birthplace of the famous painter Rembrandt and home to the oldest university in the Netherlands, Leiden.

The water wonders route from Venice to Mantua

This beautiful tour takes you from the once independent state of Mantua – the musical and cultural hub of Northern Italy –to the majestic city of Venice. The route winds along the rivers Mincio and Po, through the rural areas of the Italian countryside into the beautiful Venetian Lagoon. This memorable exploration of the Italian countryside is aboard the romantic Vita Pugna or Ave Maria.