5 nights Canal Boat Vacation in Utrecht, Holland
Enjoy the amazing view of Utrecht, Holland on a canal boat! Reserve the 49 feet "Vision 4 SL" Canal Boat for up to 9 person. Rate starts at $880 USD per night and a min booking of 5 nights. Rates: • $880 USD per night (5 nights minimum) What is included in the rates? • Rental of the boat and its onboard equipment • A fully equipped kitchen • Towels and linen for all passengers • A boat handling demontration prior to departure • Technical support • On-board maps and visitor information • Passage through locks What is not included in the rates? • Optional vacation extras • Boat damage waiver • Running costs (diesel, gas, engine wear and tear) - charged by the engine hour • Travel to and from the base(s) • Waterside services if you use them (i.e. moorings where a charge is applicable, pump-out if needed, water, etc) • Cancellation plan & any travel/personal insurance • Food and drink What You Can Expect: About Holland, Amsterdam and Friesland Enter a world of beauty by the sea in Friesland-Amsterdam The water is a way of life in Holland, a nation born of the sea and the rivers that flow across its pastoral flat lands. An Amsterdam canal cruise past slowly turning windmills, fields of colorful tulips, quaint villages and cosmopolitan cities ushers you into a realm unique in boating. It’s a place to explore at your leisure, inviting you to ease into an unhurried journey like no other. History & Heritage The Friesland-Amsterdam region is replete with history and heritage, especially in Amsterdam and Utrecht! Check out Amsterdam's Anne Frank House, the Royal Palace and Dom Square! In historic Utrecht, don't miss the tour of Stadskasteel Oudaen, a fortified house turned into a brewery! Watersports The Lakeland district is famous for watersports vacations throughout Europe! Boating is not just a pastime in Friesland-Amsterdam, it's a way of life! Check out the watersports rents in Sneek and Grouw! Canoe, kayak, jet ski and sail! Cycling Holland isn't known for its hills, making it ideal for bicycle tours in Friesland-Amsterdam! Cruise past fields of tulips and rustic-looking restored windmills. Stop in a waterside village for steamed mussels or oysters on the half-shell! Lift a pint and watch the world go by! Route suggestions To help you get an idea of how far you can travel in the time you have, here's a selection of routes to and from our bases in this region. You dont have to stop at all the places listed or follow the route exactly. So long as you return your boat to your end base by the date you've booked - you're free to enjoy your cruise however you like. For a comfortable pace, allowing you time to regularly stop and explore, we'd recommend an average of 2 - 4 hours cruising each day. Vinkeveen Return via Gouda Following the River Vecht, this cruise will drive you to the historic and charming city of Utrecht. You'll then be able to reach the small town of Gouda, famous for its cheese and its traditional cheese market. Admire there the historic buildings of the town such the Saint John Church, famous for its stained glass windows. Vinkeveen area: Some navigation restrictions applies between Oct 16th & 31st, 2017: Locks & bridges closed on Sundays - 24hrs advanced notice needed on all other days - special arrangements for getting in/out of Vinkeveen. • 30hr(s) of cruising • 40.00km • 11 locks • 5 nights Waterways • Vinkeveen • Weesp • Utrecht • Oudewater • Gouda • Vinkeveen Great to see in Holland, Amsterdam and Friesland Amsterdam Amsterdam, the largest city in Holland, will welcome you with all of its treasures, its monuments, and its history. Take a moment to visit this unique and eclectic city. Edam Edam is worldwide known thanks to the cheese with the same name which was done here. Don't miss the cheese market in peak summer on Wednesday morning! Lisse Lisse is known as the Holland's flower-growing area. Enjoy the amazing view of the surrounding flowered fields during spring. From March to May, at time tulipare flewring, the famous Keukenhof, one of the largest flower garden of the world ! whcih also hosts a Castle open year-round. Gouda Famous thanks to the cheese of the same name, Gouda hosts a traditional cheese market every Thursday morning. The town has also a rich history and patrimoine and hosts one of the oldest city hall of the country. Don't miss the Saint John Church famous for its stained glass windows. Ultrecht Ultrecht is Holland's fourth city and the old section has many attractions. The famous mediaeval church, St. Martin's Cathedral, is half of its former self as a result of the terrible hurricane of 1674. Canals, lined with terraces and greenery, give the city its charm; it's a nice place for a walk. Sneek Sneek is a dynamic city in the area. It has interesting architecture, especially the great gate of the waterport and the city hall, which is built in a rococo style. Also, visit the Roman Catholic Church, which is a national monument. Vinekveen Situated in the south of Amsterdam, Vinekveen is the perfect place to start a cruise in the area. The Vinkeseense Plassen is an important recreational lake for many activities like swimming, diving & yachting. Leiden The charing town of Leiden is made of small canals and tree-bordered. The historical town center contains imrpessive buildings and churches that you can't miss. Spend also some time to walk in the numerous parks and to visit the Hortus Botanicus and other gardens of the town. Ourewater Spend some time to visit the historic protected city center and the famous 'Heksenwaag' (witches' scales) where people accused of witchcraft were offered a chance of proving their innocence. Maarsen Situated along the Vecht River Maarsen was a key place for the peat-bog in the Middle Age. Later some rich familes of Amsterdam have built some country houses nearby that you could still see. The town is now more a suburb of Utrecht but you can still visit historical village of Maarssen-Dorp in the East side of the town. Weesp Weesp, a dynamic city, has many treasures for you. Downtown, you will have the chance to see many landmarks, and also discover the local specialities such as chocolate, beer, and the jenever. Muiden Muiden is a walled city with an impressive heritage. The Muiderslot Castle is a wonder of the Middle Ages that has survived throughout the centuries. Discover the numerous monuments and vestiges of Muiden, and enjoy its quietness. Huizen Although Huizen is one of the biggest cities in the area, it is surrounded by beautiful countryside. You can visit the old Huizen, the picturesque fishing harbour, or go for a bike ride or a hike. Elburg Elburg is a mediaeval town with a lot of hidden treasures. Walking in the winding streets, you will have the opportunity to see the huge old city gate, a vestige of the past. Elburg is a very friendly and dynamic town, especially during the Midweekfeesten. Giethoorn A very charming town known as the Venice of the North". Giethoorn will enchant you with its beautiful; riverside setting. It; is a welcoming place and a joy to explore. Lemmer Lemmer is a beautiful town, decorated by colourful houses along the canal banks. The city is well-known in Holland for its watersports. Hindeloopen Hindeloopen is a picturesque village full of Dutch character. Its quirky cobbled streets, wooden bridges & well preserved houses give it a unique identity and a rich heritage that you can discover by walking to its old center, around the traditional harbor and along the nearby sandy beaches. Workum Workum is a beautiful little seaside city with numerous mediaeval monuments like the Gertrudis church. You should also visit Werenfridus Church. What To Expect Onboard: About Vision 4 SL Cruise smoothly along the inland waterways in this stylish high-end boat rental. The saloon features a radio/CD system and flat-screen TV/DVD player, and has plenty of room for entertaining. It also has a convertible love seat for one adult. The four cabins have two twin beds that convert to doubles. This vessel was designed just for Le Boat, with the new addition of direct access from galley to sundeck! Interior & Saloon • Luxurious and spacious interior, tastefully furnished and equipped • Large open plan saloon/kitchen galley with music system and flat screen TV; interior steering position and access to fore deck from saloon • Convertible love seat comfortably sleeps one person Light and airy design for great visibility from inside • Modern design kitchen galley with gas oven, hob and large fridge, fully equipped for great onboard entertaining Cabin & Bathrooms • The cabins in Vision 4 SL are all the same size and designed for privacy • Each cabin has a bed that can work as a double or two singles • Air-conditioning you control with a thermostat in each stateroom assures a restful night's sleep • The full standing headroom (6.5 feet/2 meters) will appeal to taller cruisers, and level flooring makes the staterooms feel more like luxurious hotel suites • Each stateroom has modern en-suite bathroom facilities that include sink, state-of-the-art electric-flush toilet, and enclosed shower Sundeck & Exterior • Huge top sundeck with steering position, BBQ, bar fridge and collapsible, sun-canopy (bimini) • Easy access to sundeck with stairs from galley • Additional joystick steering for exceptionally easy manoeuvring and mooring • 220v shore power & 220v power while you cruise (high wattage appliances not recommended for use while cruising) Other Features • Direct access to the foredeck from the saloon • Large rear platform which makes mooring and boarding easy • The stairs from the galley to the sundeck, new on this model, make entertaining even easier Specification • Water Tank: 1500 L • Water draft (bottom of boat to water line): 0.85 m • Max. Headroom: 2 m • Length: 14.97 m • Fuel Tank: 450 L • Engine Type: Diesel • Width: 4.65 m Additional Services: Vacation Extras We offer a range of optional extras to make you holiday more relaxing, comfortable and fun. You can add them to your initial booking, or you can add them on any time afterwards. You can even purchase them at the base when you arrive. Extras Package - a bundle of our top extras • Engine hours charge - which covers diesel to power the engine and onboard heating, gas for cooking and engine wear and tear. This is otherwise charged locally at the end of your vacation. • Non-refundable Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) - to signifacantly reduce the refundable damage deposit (and thus your liability) which is collected locally before your start your vacation. • Boat cleaning - so you don't have to spend your evening cleaning the boat. Just bag up your trash and wash the dishes. • Rental of one bike - ideal to collect your morning bread or for exploring the coutryside to discover the countryside Contact us for more information. Barbecues • Available in one size only and is suitable for up to 8 people. Groceries • Sundowner Pack • Starter Pack Please note: Grocery Packs must be ordered at least 7 days in advance of your departure date, otherwise availability cannot be guaranteed. Bike Rental Please note: Bikes are not available to rent in Scotland, but our base team can put you in touch with local rental companies should you wish to explore the Highlands on two wheels. Early Boarding and Late Check Out Early Boarding enables you to collect your boat between 11am - 12pm, or from 2pm on the first day (instead of 4pm). Late Check-out means you can return your boat by 12pm on the last day (instead of 9am). Please note: Owing to operational constraints, it sometimes may not be possible to offer this service. WIFI A 3G Mini router, which uses SFR Mobile Broadband, provides internet access wherever there is a mobile phone signal. Each unit can have a maximum of five devices connected at any one time. Signal speeds can vary depending on location and local coverage. Download limit of 5GB (4000mb) per week. Deck Cushions Why not rent a pack of deck cushions for extra comfort while you cruise? They also double up as sunbathing matresses! Ecological Cleaning Pack Help us preserve the waterways for future enjoyment by purchasing a pack of eco-friendly cleaning products which come in a ecological cotton bag. The pack includes: Ecological disinfectant spray, ecological kitchen spray, washing-up liquid, sponge, box of matches. Cleaning Service After a relaxing vacation, you probably don’t want to spend your last evening cleaning the boat. So why not pre-book our cleaning service and let us take care of the final clean of your boat. Then all you have to do is wash the dishes and bag up your trash. For details about the condition your boat should be returned in, Special Occasion Gift Basket If you are celebrating a special birthday or occasion, you can pre-order one of our beautifully presented gift baskets, full of local delicacies and regional specialities. It will be waiting for you on board when you arrive Bring your Dog! A boating adventure is the perfect kind of vacation to take your four-legged friend on. A maximum of two dogs are welcome on board each boat. A pet cleaning supplement applies. Parking If you are traveling to your start base by car, you can add parking onto your booking as an optional extra. Most bases have on-site parking. Some offer parking in a secure compound and a few of our bases offer undercover parking too. Car Transfers If you are doing a one-way cruise (i.e. returning your boat to a different base), we can transfer your car from your departure base to your end base. Please note: Car transfers are available for a charge, must be pre-booked before departure and are subject to availability Compulsory Costs • Engine Hours • Boat Damage Protection • Lock Fees • One-way supplement • Mooring fees
- Captain is not included.
- This vessel is rented without a captain. Customers can operate the vessel.
- 9 guests
- Powerboats, Pontoons, & RIBs
- Canal Boat
Features & Details
- Life jackets/required safety gear
- Galley Stove & Oven
- Wheel steering
- Inboard Engine
- CD Player
- Center Cockpit
- Single Engine
- Fuel type: Diesel
You’ll get directions for the exact departure location when you make a booking inquiry.
Full refund up to 5 days prior.