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Barge and Bicycle: Holland and Belgium

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Program #10530RJ
16 Days | 15 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Start of Program
Apr 4, 2015
10:30 AM - group meets at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.
You will be staying at the Allure that night.
Location: Utrecht
Nearest airport: Amsterdam Schiphol
Transportation to site: If you cannot make the 10:30 AM meeting time, there are two options for traveling from the airport to the barge BEFORE 1:00 PM: 1) Take a taxi from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Oosterdok. Tell the driver you want to go to NEMO; all the barges dock in front of NEMO, look for the Allure. Travel time is about 25 minutes and taxi will cost approximately €50. 2) Take a train from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Amsterdam Centraal Station. From Amsterdam Centraal Station, walk to NEMO, which is about a 15-minute walk. Travel time is about 45 minutes and fare will cost approximately €6. If your flight arrives AFTER 1:00 PM, take a train from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (direction Heerlen or Nijmegen) to Utrecht Centraal Station. Travel time is about 35 minutes and fare will cost approximately €9. There are two options for traveling from Utrecht Centraal to the barge: 1) From Utrecht Centraal, take a taxi to Keulsekade (near Douwe Egberts). The barge will be there no earlier than 5:00 PM. Travel time is about 10 minutes and fare will cost approximately €15. 2) From Utrecht Centraal, take Bus 28 (direction Station Vleuten) and disembark at Majellapark. Travel time is about 15 minutes and fare will cost approximately €2. If you are departing the U.S. prior to the group departure and plan to connect with the group at the airport on the day the program commences, be sure to be at the meeting point at the time indicated. If you plan to meet the group at the barge, please notify our office prior to your departure: (860) 767-7005 or info@internationalbicycletours.com.

End of Program
Apr 18, 2015
Early morning group transfer to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.
You will be staying at the Allure the night before.
Location: Amsterdam
Nearest highway: Amsterdam Schiphol
Transportation to site: There are two options for traveling from the barge to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport: 1) Take a taxi from the barge in Amsterdam to Schiphol Airport. Travel time is about 25 minutes and taxi will cost approximately €50. 2) Take a train from Amsterdam Centraal Station to Schiphol Airport. Centraal Station is a 15-minute walk from the barge. Travel time is about 45 minutes and fare will cost approximately €4.
Type: Barge

Description: Participants must be able to negotiate a ramp to the barge in addition to descending stairs to the cabins which are all located on the lower deck.

Ship Information: The Allure was built in 1908 as a cargo ship and converted into a passenger boat in 1998. A total renovation was completed in 2012. The barge is 138' x 22' wide.

Contact info:
No street address available as
the barge continually moves, Netherlands
phone: +31 06 2037 8041
Room amenities: Central heating, WiFi, closet/storage space for luggage. Each cabin has a private bathroom with shower, sink, toilet and porthole that opens. There are hairdryers for participants to use on board, but not one in each cabin.

Facility amenities: Chartered exclusively for Road Scholar participants, the Allure is a comfort class barge, with a salon where meals are served, a sitting area, a reading-corner, flat-screen TV, sun deck and a small bar. There are ten double occupancy cabins with twin lower beds. Please note that there are no laundry facilities on board.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Check in time: 3:00 PM

Type: Barge

Description: Participants must be able to negotiate a ramp to the barge in addition to descending stairs to the cabins which are all located on the lower deck.

Ship Information: The Allure was built in 1908 as a cargo ship and converted into a passenger boat in 1998. A total renovation was completed in 2012. The barge is 138' x 22' wide.

Contact info:
No street address available as
the barge continually moves, Netherlands
phone: +31 06 2037 8041
Room amenities: Central heating, WiFi, closet/storage space for luggage. Each cabin has a private bathroom with shower, sink, toilet and porthole that opens. There are hairdryers for participants to use on board, but not one in each cabin.

Facility amenities: Chartered exclusively for Road Scholar participants, the Allure is a comfort class barge, with a salon where meals are served, a sitting area, a reading-corner, flat-screen TV, sun deck and a small bar. There are ten double occupancy cabins with twin lower beds. Please note that there are no laundry facilities on board.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Check out time: 9:00 AM

Our Value Promise To You

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Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
14 nights of accommodations
29 meals: 14 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 14 dinners
8 Expert-led lectures
13 Field trips

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