We have some frequently asked questions and answers listed below, but if you have questions that are not answered on this site, please feel free to send us an email or give us a direct call.
On our Facebook page, we frequently post short stories and various things worth knowing about the Vecht region. For a quick image overview of the Vecht River region, please look at our Pinterest page. Just search with Facebook or Pinterest using as keyword 'Vecht-River-Tours'.
On our tours, your group will be the only customer. Vecht River Tours offers guided tours for private parties only (up to 4 persons). We offer your private party a seamless combination of a customized guided tour with a local guide by private car and boat including a tasty dinner, lunch, or high tea.
You can expect an off-the-beaten-track tour and boat cruise. The river Vecht is still a hidden gem for most tourists and is like a pearl necklace with various smaller and larger pearls of different colors. Attractions like medieval Castles, old windmills, historical river estates, romantic gardens with tea domes, traditional drawbridges, industrial heritage... All of this and more can be found along the river.
Your host/guide speaks the following languages: English, Dutch, German
We think that our boat tours are the best with decent weather. So what we always do, is check a few days upfront the weather forecast if we can expect decent weather. If not, we advise our guests to either reschedule or cancel the tour according to the cancellation policy or to take the chance and dress for the weather.
Sure, we like specials! One size doesn't fit all, so we are happy to modify the tour depending on your wishes. We can tailor the tour to a specific theme of your interest like maybe a visit to Slot Zuylen (still a lovely hidden gem) or maybe you want to combine a river tour with a visit to the canals in Utrecht. To give you an idea about what we can tailor: the times (possible throughout the day), the route by car and boat, the stops, and the restaurant visit. If you, for example, want to visit a specific typical local attraction like the UNESCO Dutch defense water line, and/or want to skip the restaurant visit, we can arrange that. Just let us know and we will come up with a suggestion to meet your wishes and our possibilities.
We are happy to adjust the pick-up/drop-off location in Great Amsterdam or Utrecht at your convenience. Same for the departure/return time.
We perform our cruises with classy, wooden half-open boats made for smaller private parties that we can accommodate comfortably. The classical semi-open boat has a top that can be fully opened in sunny weather or can be closed in case of unexpected rain. Just relax on the soft pillows with a drink and enjoy the boat cruise with beautiful sights.
In case you would cancel at least 1 day before the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
We have a selection of excellent local restaurants, each with a great combination of a nice ambiance, tasty food, and a terrace at the riverside. You can compile your multi-course menu. There is of course also a vegetarian option available. Please advise of any specific dietary requirements at the time of booking.
You can book your tour in a huge number of ways. There are of course benefits to each of the various sales and booking channels, and as tour operators, we also benefit from the number of distribution channels. When you BOOK DIRECTLY, however, you are in direct contact with us. This allows us to discuss all your questions and personal requests straightforwardly, and provide you with the answers you need. Direct contact is important to us: we will guarantee you the best price and our full attention. You can choose your preferred method, by phone, email, or our booking tool on this website.