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Guided Hotel Tours
I had an outstanding time on the Provence Hiking Tour with Van Gogh Tours!!! Everyone was so friendly and relaxed yet prepared and professional at the same time. I thoroughly enjoyed the food and accommodations, and was overwhelmed with the natural beauty of the region. The wildflowers we exquisite! This trip made a lifetime memory!!
-Jon Scott, Westminster, CO
The guides can’t be beat. They are knowledgeable, funny, and so helpful. I loved how off the beaten path Van Gogh Tours feels. Even when we go to popular places it feels like we are discovering it.
-Christine Sorgie, Los Angeles, CA
Gorgeous Countryside. Knowledgable tour guides. Awesome European-style dinners – the food is a REAL TREAT! Small group enhances this experience. Leaders always ready to take care of any request. Emma is very kind and encouraging – she will go far!
-Rebecka Cobb, Neosho, MO
I came with an open mind, knowing a lot less about [Holland] and it’s people than I probably should; and discovered the people are wonderful, helpful and polite, and the country is amazing. I love the places we’ve visited, the history we’ve learned and the great people we’ve met. Thank you to everyone at Van Gogh for making the entire experience spectacular. You took the stress out of the vacation by having everything all planned out for us. Hope to do it again soon!
-Jeri May, Austin, TX
Sites were very varied and interesting. Especially appreciated knowledge of Dutch culture and history shared by the leaders. Hotels and food were first rate. The routes were varied and very interesting. Also appreciated the care and knowledge of the tour leaders.
-Dennis Corwin, Iowa City, IA
What a wonderful trip this was – I’ve decided that traveling with Van Gogh Tours is the easiest way to travel in Europe!
-Linda Scott, Westminster, CO
It was a trip that far exceeded my expectations. The Netherlands are beautiful with great variety of sites: dunes, windmills, flowers, rivers, sheep. Our guides were the best! What memories to share back home. Thank you!
-Mary Lou Irvine, St Paul, MN
Bike Barge Tours
We greatly enjoyed the food on board; the distances we cycled were just right, and mooring in the town centers was excellent.
-Jim Nettleship, Preston, United Kingdom
All aspects of this tour exceeded our expectations, especially the food, the beauty of the countryside and quality of the staff. The combination of boating and biking was magnificent.
-Karla Sullivan & Jay Mederos, New Smyrna Beach, FL
The leader and the staff made it the great tour. We visited wonderful sites, rode through great areas and ate excellent food. I very much liked the fact that we did not have to stop and order lunch in a café every day. Jim also liked the fact that he could ride on his own and the leader helped him find good routes. Because we had a Dutch boat, leader and crew, we had a complete Dutch experience on the tour. Manfret the chef was especially memorable as he prepared meals from his Frisian grandmother’s cookbook.
-Sue Paulsen, Burlington, VT
Biking and barging is a wonderful way to have a relaxed, active, and fun vacation. We enjoyed riding through the pretty Belgium and Dutch countrysides. The deluxe barge The Iris was very comfortable, the staff were kind and friendly, the food was exceptional (including alternative vegetarian dishes), and we met some very nice people.
-David Krohmal, Alexandria, VA
The Crew couldn’t do enough to help us with anything we needed. They didn’t do it because it was their job, but because they actually wanted to help because they were just that nice…at least that’s how it felt, and that’s all that matters. Plus before our tour the folks at Van Gogh bent over backwards to help us get some concert tickets delivered to an Amsterdam address. This was our second tour with this company. What can I say, everything was fantastic! We will probably be back for a 3rd time.
-William Miller & Linda Wheeler, Milford, PA
The tour was fantastic. The Barge and its crew were fabulous, they did everything and anything to make us pampered and certainly well fed. We made lifelong friends from the people on the tour. The places we visited were so interesting and so beautiful. I have spoken about this trip to every person who rides a bike! From the moment I spoke with Emma, who is delightful, knowledgeable and accommodating, to the end of the tour, we were wonderfully taken care of.
-Shelley Kestenberg, Toronto, ON
Have been on other boat adventure trips, though not biking, and this one was best so far. Fiep was very nice, food was good, weather was good, price was reasonable. No complaints at all.
-Vickie R Bivens, Chattanooga, TN
The bike barge tour was so scenic and beautiful. Every day was a new experience and biking through the fishing villages on a bike was fantastic. The barge staff were so personable and there were lots of laughs. We loved every minute of the trip. Thank you!
-Andrew and Beatrix Thompson, Mount Lawley, Australia
I was surprised how meditative and personal this trip was for me; I rode the entire trip on my own and was worried about being lonely, but the landscape and the people I met along the way over-took me.
-Tricia Harvey, Arlington, VA
Overall a wonderful trip! Scenic rides through fields of sunflowers or vineyards with small French villages sprinkled in. Beautiful chateau lodging and unbelievable food.
-Leslie Rose, Gig Harbor, WA
The tour goes through very nice landscape. It is a very good one for “beginners”. Not difficult and easy to follow the routes given. Lodging was very pleasing.
-Pedro Martinez, Barcelona, Spain
Great experience. Good directions, fun routes. Wonderful time.
-Eileen Ahearn, Madison, WI