Roundtrip Rotterdam – Zeeland – Oosterschelde National Park – North Sea with MS Normandie
Discover the Golden Holland on your own by bike and boat!
On this tour you will experience the rivers, canals, the vastness, the wind and the old Nordic trading and fishing towns of Holland in the most beautiful way imaginable:
You cycle the ‘land of all bicycle dreams’ – and the ship takes you from port to port through waterways and old lifelines of the Netherlands.
Well-developed cycling paths and an extensive network of waterways guarantee an unforgettable vacation.
During the day, you’ll be on your own and muscle your way through the scenic beauty of the land of Rembrandt and van Gogh. In the later afternoon, the MS NORMANDIE is again at your disposal as a “floating hotel”.
Hardly any province is more varied and has as many faces as South Holland.
Big city life and unspoiled nature lie side by side here. The waterways offer many opportunities to discover the beautiful landscapes and cultural and historical highlights of the province of “Zuid-Holland”.
Experience cities as different as Dordrecht and Utrecht and of course Rotterdam, also called “Manhattan on the Meuse”, wide polder country, the famous windmill row of Kinderdijk and not to forget the “porcelain stronghold” Delft with its “Delft Blue”.
On board of the cozy middle class ship MS Normandie you can expect a personal and familiar atmosphere. In winter 2020, all cabins were completely renovated. On the upper deck is the friendly panoramic salon with bar, on the main deck is the tasteful restaurant. Oddly enough, it does not have direct access from the cabin area.
The heart and head of the ship is the large sundeck with its seating areas and deck chairs.
Length of the ship: 91,2 m, width: 10,50 m, draught: 1,60 m, capacity: 100 passengers.
Board language: German & English
Onboard currency: EUR; Credit cards: Mastercard and Visacard
MS NORMANDIE has a total of forty-nine 2-bed cabins and two 1-bed cabins.
All 2-bed cabins on the main and upper deck are about 10-11 sqm. They are equipped with two level hotel beds, shower/WC, flat screen TV, safe, hairdryer, centrally controlled air conditioning and a panoramic window. The windows on the upper deck can be opened.
The 1-bed cabins are smaller (about 7 sqm) and have a level hotel bed.
Ausflugsprogramm, Fahrplan- und Programmänderungen
Die Crew bietet Ihnen ein kleines Ausflugsprogramm an. Die Vorschläge werden tagtäglich vorgestellt und sind ausschließlich an Bord buchbar. You will receive a brief description with your travel documents. Depending on the composition of the participants, the excursions may be offered bilingually German-English.
|1st day||Rotterdam, embarkation 16:00 hrs||18:00|
|Day 8||Rotterdam, disembarkation by 09:00|
Timetables and programs are subject to change without notice. Wenn z.B. wegen Niedrig-, Hochwasser oder Schlechtwetter eine Strecke nicht befahren werden kann, behält sich der Kapitän das Recht vor, die Route zu Ihrer Sicherheit zu ändern (dies ist kein kostenloser Rücktrittsgrund). The same applies to lock and/or bridge repairs ordered by the authorities and not announced in advance.
7-Gang-Unisex-Tourenräder und 8-Gang E-Bikes der Firma Velo de Ville mit Handbremse, Freilauf oder Rücktrittbremse (bitte bei Buchung als unverbindlichen Kundenwunsch angeben). Die Räder sind ausgestattet mit Gepäckträgertasche und Leihradversicherung.
E-Bikes sind nur begrenzt verfügbar. Please indicate your height when booking.
Mitnahme eigener Räder
Sie können Ihre eigenen Fahrräder oder E-Bikes mitnehmen. Only e-bikes with removable, not permanently installed battery can be taken along. Please note that this is done at your own risk. The shipping company excludes any liability for loss, theft, damage. This also applies to transport damage from ship to shore and back. The shipping company charges a small additional fee for taking your bikes with you. Please book the option“own bike” with.
We recommend that you arrive by train. Rotterdam is easily accessible by train. You can find connections e.g. at www.bahn.de.
Get in on the vacation at home. Enjoy the ride – and look forward to the punctuality of the Dutch Railways. Book our rental bikes and come aboard completely relaxed.
If you arrive by car, you can park not far from the pier, about 10 minutes walk, about € 25,- per 24 hours.
Alternatively, please use valet parking at a guarded parking lot in Rotterdam (Holiday Extras). You will receive a registration form for the parking garage with the booking confirmation. On the day of arrival your car will be picked up at the pier and on the day of departure it will be brought back to the ship. The reservation is made directly through the company Holiday Extras. For more information, please visit https://www.se-tours.de/de/service/parkplatz-amsterdam-und-rotterdam. Costs: up to approx. € 170,-/week, rate depending on workload.
The minimum number of participants on the ship is 60. If we do not reach the minimum number of participants, we must cancel the trip up to 21 days before the start of the trip. Please note: In the 2-bed cabins at the rear of the upper deck, engine and generator noise is perceptible.
We recommend good rainwear, bicycle helmet, sun hat as well as sports shoes. Please take your own helmet with you. Helmets cannot be purchased or rented on board.
We recommend the conclusion of an international health insurance with repatriation, an accident, luggage and
travel cancellation insurance.
- We offer a small excursion program, which you can book directly on board - mostly in German and English.