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Cycling Tulip Fields & King's Day in Holland

Cycling Tulip Fields & King's Day in Holland (GHAC01)

Country Visited: Netherlands
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Self-Guided
  • Cycling
  • Local & Cultural
₹ 59000 Basic
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Experience

This spectacular cycling trip first takes you through the wonderful blub flower districts of Holland before ending in Amsterdam in time for the super fun King's Day bash. Take the backroads from Amsterdam . to Leiden and Haarlem as you explore those famous floral scenes that this country is so known for. You'll have plenty of time to visit Keukenhof park along the route. And the last leg of the tour takes you from Leiden right across the green meadows and glistening lakes of the rural Green Heart region to Uithoorn. Once back in Amsterdam, enjoy the festivities of King's Day and street partying Amsterdam style and of course don't miss a trip to the coffee-shops and a walk around the old town. 
 
WHY YOU'LL LOVE THIS TRIP
  • This Spring cycling trip takes you through the world-famous Tulip fields of Holland
  • Easy riding distances make this the perfect trip for cyclists of all abilities
  • The self-guided tour allows you to take things at your own pace
  • Ride in one of the most cyclist-friendly countries in the world. No competing with traffic on busy roads here!
  • Visit the cities of Amsterdam, Haarlem, Leiden
  • Explore rural Green Heart region from Leiden to Uithoorn
  • 2 days in Amsterdam to enjoy the King's Day festivities 
 

Minimum Child Age

Children below 8 year(s) of age are not allowed for this trip.

Itinerary

Day 1
Arrival - Amsterdam Open or Close

Get here early and opt to wander around the gorgeous and surprisingly peaceful seventeenth century canal ring area (World Heritage Site). If you like bustle, make your way to the city’s famous squares: Dam, Rembrandtplein and Leidseplein. Should you prefer to roam off the beaten track, saunter up Brouwersgracht or hire a canal bike and find out what the city looks like from the water.
Meal: None

Day 2
Amsterdam to Haarlem (Distance 53 km) Open or Close

It may be tempting to linger in Amsterdam, but today is the day you get to see your first tulip fields! Set off early to leave behind the hustle and bustle of the lively capital and enter the region of South Kennemerland. Start off with a visit to Cruquius, a steam-driven pumping station for a lesson in Dutch water management. Just after the village of Bennebroek you can catch your first short glimpse of the tulip fields. Then veer north and crown your day in the city centre of Haarlem. Look up at the typically Dutch facades on the market square. The city boasts a wealth of art, culture, monuments, restaurants and cafes.
Meal: Breakfast

Day 3
Haarlem to Leiden (Distance 38 km) Open or Close

Downtown Haarlem deserves to be explored thoroughly. We recommend a city walk to discover the city’s hidden "hofjes”. A hofje is a square of tiny almshouses set around an idyllic courtyard, often built by the church or by private charity to house single older women. Also dating back to the Dutch Golden Age, the works of Haarlem painter Frans Hals (group portraiture) and his townsmen including Jacob Ruysdael (land- and seascapes) and Pieter Saenredam (church interiors) are on display at the Frans Hals museum. In the afternoon get set for a colourful bike trip through the Dune and Bulb Region. Try to time this holiday before mid-May to capture the bulb flower fields in their full splendour! Tulips, crocuses, daffodils and hyacinths are grown here commercially (for bulb export) and temporarily transform the landscape into one of the country’s best-loved tourist attractions. Should you want to spend a day at world famous Keukenhof flower exhibition, we recommend you book an extra night in Leiden. Leiden is our oldest university town. It has a very busy cultural events calendar and a friendly city centre with canals, monuments windmills and museums. The historical botanical gardens get special mention.
Meal: Breakfast

Day 4
Leiden to Amsterdam (Distance 20km/58km) Open or Close

The route back to Amsterdam takes you past several lakes, across rural ‘Green Heart’, to the River Amstel. On the banks of this lovely river, you will encounter pretty villages and grand country houses. This is one of the greenest routes there is to get you right into Amsterdam back to your hotel. On this day you also have the option of cycling the first 20km and then taking the train the rest of the way to Amsterdam.
The oldest part of Amsterdam is around the Oude Kerk (Old Church). Known as Amsterdam’s living room, it’s the oldest building in the city.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 5
Amsterdam - Kings Day Party Open or Close

With your cycling trip at an end, you have the day free to explore Amsterdam. Today is King's Day - a national holiday in honour of King Willem-Alexander. Parties today start in the afternoon and run late into the night. Expect festive crowds everywhere you go as over 750,000 land up in Amsterdam each year to celebrate.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 6
Amsterdam - Optional Tours Open or Close

Spend another day in Amsterdam enjoying the festive atmosphere and exploring this fascinating city. There's plenty to do - you can head to the Van Gogh Museum, Anne Frank's home or take an optional excursion to one of the cheese villages. We'll be happy to plan the day for you.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 7
Amsterdam - Departure Open or Close

With your trip at and end, head to the airport for your flight back home.
Meals: Breakfast

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Accommodation

Amsterdam - Westcord Art Hotel*** & ****
Haarlem - Hotel Lion d'Or****
Leiden - Fitland Hotel****

Dates & Prices


 Start Date  End Date   Price Per Person (Twin Share) 
 23 April 2019  29 April 2019    INR 59,000 

  • Price excludes 5%GST
  • Single supplement available on request 
  • E-bike upgrade available on request 

Inclusions & Exclusions

Inclusions

  • 6 nights’ accommodation in 3* and 4* hotels
  • Meals: 6 breakfasts
  • 24- speed touring bike (tandem bikes are available on request at an additional cost)
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Service hotline and emergency assistance
  • Detailed travel documents and maps

Exclusions

  • The exact inclusions on your trip are detailed on every trip page.
  • Typically, the cost of flights, visas, passport, insurance is not included in the tour price unless stated otherwise.
  • Any meals not mentioned as included are at your own expense.
  • Single rooms, optional tours and extra nights cost extra.
  • Tips for drivers, guides and tour managers is not included in your tour price.
  • Arrival and departure transfers may or may not be included in your tour price – this is clearly stated on the trip page.
  • Excess baggage, porterage, laundry, phone calls, alcoholic beverages are considered personal expenses and not included in your tour price.
  • GST, VAT and other taxes as applicable in your country are additional to the tour price.

Terms & Conditions

Booking deposit is Rs.15000 per person. Book before 15th Jan and save Rs.4000

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