The Iris was put to sea in April 2005. The Iris is a refitted freight barge that accommodates 24 overnight passengers. The interior of the Iris is fresh, tasteful and comfortable. The Iris can navigate on most rivers and canals in the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany. The Iris has two decks. On the top deck you will the lounge, a roomy sitting area, a cozy bar and a sun deck. The whole barge has central heating and air-conditioning. Below, the Iris has 12 spacious and comfortable guest cabins for two (no bunk beds) and each cabin has a private bathroom.
-Tour and accommodation on board 8 days/7 nights (Saturday-Saturday)
-Full board (7x breakfast, 6x picnic lunch during bike tours, 7x three course dinner)
-Use of bed linen and towels (change of towels daily possible); daily short cleaning of the cabin
-Transfers to/from the docking places
-Tour leader (multilingual); for about €1250,- a tour leader travels with you and gives daily briefings of the bike tours and some short city tours
-Rental bicycle; other transfers; parking fee; entrance fees & excursions; fees for ferries
-Drinks on board
-Gratuities (at your discretion)
MS Iris sails in Germany on the river Moselle. Other sailing areas on request.
You can rent bicycles with 7 gear, hand- and/or pedal brakes and a pannier bag. When renting bikes you will be asked to pay a safety deposit. In case of no damage, this deposit will be fully refunded.
Prices valid by a minimum rental of 10 bikes inclusive “limited risk insurance” (unintentional damage etc.).
7 days € 70,00 per bike / €165,00 per E-bike
Canal barge as ‘boatel’ on a location of your choice
Our canal barges are also available as “boatels”. Are you organizing an event, are you participating in a fair, does your company need sleeping accommodation for a group of people on a location where no hotels are available? If this location can be reached, renting a “boatel” (also in winter) may be the perfect solution to your problem. Arrangements with full board, half board or Bed & Breakfast can be offered.
Possible on request for barge cruises and boat + bike tours; rates start € 1.250,00 per full week, depending on the program and/or the requested skills. We will send you a tailor-made offer on request.
Travel and cancellation insurance
We advise you to look into our casualty, baggage or cancellation insurance (if you have not already got continuing travel insurance, of course). Please note that most insurance companies demand that cancellation insurance is arranged at the same time or shortly after you book your holiday.
We are pleased to inform and advise you. Just ask for an offer without any obligations, for renting a barge.
We can also inform you about the availability.