Besides traveling individually, it is also possible to rent a whole ship with family or friends. We call this a group booking or charter. If you decide to book a ship for your own group, we can offer you a tailor-made program. If you want to bike more or less, or spend some extra time in a city you like a lot; everything can be discussed. Due to limited capacity it is strongly recommended to enquire about, organize and book your private charter a long time (1.5 to 2 years) in advance.
Group tours without cycling
Even if you do not intend to go cycling, you can still book one of our ships for your group. In this case the ship will only be your means of accommodation and transportation, combined with a touring car and/or public transportation. More than during our cycling tours, the emphasis will be on the history and culture of the region you visit. The tour leader will offer excursions and guided (city) walks.
Our tours in the Netherlands and Belgium
The Netherlands and Belgium are perfect for a nice boat and bike vacation. The countries are mostly flat and there are separate bicycle paths almost everywhere. Many of the historic cities are situated near or along water, so the ships can moor within walking distance of the city center. Outside of the cities, the countryside is very varied and there are many places worth seeing, such as the famous Keukenhof, the Zaanse Schans historic village and open air museum, and National Park De Hoge Veluwe.
Tours all over Europe
For anyone wanting to go on a vacation by bike and ship outside of the Netherlands and Belgium for a change, Boat Bike Tours also offers tours in Germany, France and Italy. Take a look at the ships the Patria, Allure and Quo Vadis for instance. They can be found on the river Moselle in Germany and France. A splendid bicycle path runs along this romantic river with its welcoming wine villages, age-old cities, and evocative castles.
The ships Fleur and Zwaantje are ideally tailored to the small canals and locks of Northern and Central France. For anyone who loves the unspoiled French countryside as well as good food and a fine glass of wine, a cruise on one of these barges is an excellent choice. The Ave Maria and Vita Pugna sail a unique tour in the Po valley in Italy that ends in the Venetian Lagoon.
If you would like to know more about chartering your own ship and our tailor-made programs, please visit our special Eurosail Travel website; www.eurosailtravel.com. Charters and tailor-made tours may be handled by our sister company Eurosail Travel (a brand of Channel Cruises Holland B.V.), powered by the experienced office team at Boat Bike Tours.