Netherlands | Rhine River biketour | Bike & Boat 2025
Netherlands | Rhine River biketour | Bike & Boat 2025
Netherlands | Rhine River biketour | Bike & Boat 2025
Netherlands | Rhine River biketour | Bike & Boat 2025
Netherlands | Rhine River biketour | Bike & Boat 2025
Netherlands | Rhine River biketour | Bike & Boat 2025
Netherlands | Rhine River biketour | Bike & Boat 2025
Netherlands | Rhine River biketour | Bike & Boat 2025
Netherlands | Rhine River biketour | Bike & Boat 2025
Netherlands | Rhine River biketour | Bike & Boat 2025
Netherlands | Rhine River biketour | Bike & Boat 2025
Netherlands | Rhine River biketour | Bike & Boat 2025
Netherlands | Rhine River biketour | Bike & Boat 2025
Netherlands | Rhine River biketour | Bike & Boat 2025
Netherlands | Rhine River biketour | Bike & Boat 2025
Netherlands | Rhine River biketour | Bike & Boat 2025
Netherlands | Rhine River biketour | Bike & Boat 2025
Netherlands | Rhine River biketour | Bike & Boat 2025
Netherlands | Rhine River biketour | Bike & Boat 2025
Netherlands | Rhine River biketour | Bike & Boat 2025
Netherlands | Rhine River biketour | Bike & Boat 2025
Netherlands | Rhine River biketour | Bike & Boat 2025
Netherlands | Rhine River biketour | Bike & Boat 2025
Netherlands | Rhine River biketour | Bike & Boat 2025
Netherlands | Rhine River biketour | Bike & Boat 2025
Netherlands | Rhine River biketour | Bike & Boat 2025
Netherlands | Rhine River biketour | Bike & Boat 2025
Netherlands | Rhine River biketour | Bike & Boat 2025
Netherlands | Rhine River biketour | Bike & Boat 2025
Early Bird Specials

Netherlands | Rhine River biketour | Bike & Boat 2025

8 Days
31.05.2025 - 07.06.2025
from 3155 €
pro Person
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Easy biking with E-Motion in Waterland

Exploring the northern Rhine and the Meuse aboard the river cruise ship SENA promises a delightful blend of sustainable cruising, cycling adventures, and cultural excursions. Travelling through Germany, the Netherlands, and Belgium, you'll encounter some of the most captivating cities in Northern Europe, including Amsterdam, Rotterdam, and Antwerp.

The landscape along the route is characterized by lush green marshlands, picturesque polder landscapes, and scenic coastlines, offering flat, enjoyable cycling routes along rivers, canals, and through charming countryside. The cities you'll visit are steeped in history and cultural richness. Amsterdam and Rotterdam are vibrant, cosmopolitan hubs with a blend of tradition and modernity, while Antwerp boasts perfectly preserved medieval splendor and is renowned for its Flemish masterpieces by artists such as Jan van Eyck, Peter Paul Rubens, and Jacob Jordaens.

After each day of exploration, you'll retreat to the comfort of your cabin aboard the ship, where you can unwind and enjoy the passing river scenery. Dining on board is a delightful experience, with included drinks adding to the pleasure of your cruise.

Overall, this e-bike cruise offers a perfect combination of active exploration, cultural immersion, and relaxed cruising along Europe's enchanting waterways.

 

 Highlights

  • 4 guided bike tours along the Rhine and Maas & beyond the river banks
  • Glorious cities, including Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Antwerp
  • Eventful and easy cycle routes through polder and river landscapes
  • Accommodations on the SENA, state of the art cruise ship
  • Stress-free battery-assisted cycling with a support vehicle

In Amsterdam, the UNESCO-listed canal belt with its charming gabled houses and houseboats is a sight to behold, offering a unique glimpse into the city's historic architecture. Rotterdam, on the other hand, showcases modern architectural marvels, with its city center transformed by star architects over the past two decades. Guided tours in both cities provide insight into their architectural evolution and cultural significance. 

Antwerp, known as a "Stad aan de Stroom" (City by the River), boasts a noble history shaped by the diamond and wool trade. Explore its Old Town with a knowledgeable guide, taking in landmarks such as the Grote Markt, the imposing City Hall, and the Rubens House. Admire the Renaissance gabled houses and visit the largest church in Flanders as you immerse yourself in the rich heritage of this vibrant city.

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Itinerary

Day 1: Cologne
Day 2: Antwerp by night - No Biking
Day 3: Antwerp - Mechelen -Antwerp | 22 mi. (35 km)
Day 4: Rotterdam - Delft - Hoek - Rotterdam | 38 mi. (60 km)
Day 5: Amsterdam -Haarlem - Zantvoort - Amsterdam | 31 mi. (50 km)
Day 6: Amsterdam - Ijssel Sea - Amsterdam | 35 mi. (55 km)
Day 7: Day on the River - No Biking
Day 8: Departure or extension in Cologne

*All distances are approximate. The itinerary is subject to change, at times without prior notice. Some waterways may be subject to occasional closures due to drought, storms, floods, canal or lock repairs, or other unforeseen circumstances that make navigation unsafe or impossible. The captain reserves the right to make any changes deemed necessary.

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Day 1: Individual Arrival to Cologne
Your river cruise embarks from the historic cathedral city of Cologne. Upon arrival, you'll be greeted with a welcome drink aboard the SENA at 3:00 p.m. For your convenience, we are offering a bus shuttle service every half hour from Cologne's main train station to the dock, starting at 2:30 p.m.
At 4:00 p.m., the SENA sets sail, gliding downriver towards Amsterdam. If the weather permits, you can enjoy the departure from Cologne on the sun deck, where you'll be treated to panoramic views of the city's famous cathedral, the towering spires of its Romanesque churches, and the modern harbor district. Afterwards, gather for dinner onboard, marking the beginning of your adventure on the river. It's the perfect way to unwind and settle in for your first night aboard the ship. Afterwards, gather for dinner onboard, marking the beginning of your adventure on the river. It's the perfect way to unwind and settle in for your first night aboard the ship.

Day 2: Antwerp by night | No Biking
Nestled within the city lies the largest church in Belgium, the Cathedral of Our Lady, a majestic testament to Antwerp's golden age during the 16th century. At that time, Antwerp reigned supreme as the economic powerhouse of Northern Europe, its prosperity reflected in the soaring tower of the cathedral and the opulent splendor of its market square. The historic old town of Antwerp, centered around the cathedral, exudes a unique charm, with lavishly decorated guild houses and a rich artistic heritage that includes renowned names like Rubens, van Dyck, Snyders, and Jordaens. As we explore the city's cobblestone streets and picturesque squares, we'll immerse ourselves in its vibrant history and cultural legacy.

Day 3: Flemish Masters in Antwerp & Gothic in Mechelen | Approx. 22 miles / 35 km
Today promises a rich cultural experience as we explore another of Flanders' most important cities. Our day begins in Mechelen, where the towering Gothic cathedral of St. Romuald dominates the skyline and is a testament to the city's rich architectural heritage. Mechelen is known for its carillon school and invites us to get to know its musical traditions and cultural heritage. From Mechelen, we set off on a picturesque cycle tour through the idyllic landscapes of Flanders back to Antwerp. On traffic-free roads, we meander past a former abbey, a picturesque church and tranquil lakes, enjoying the quiet beauty of the countryside. Our guides have prepared a delicious picnic for us to enjoy the flavors of the region in the embrace of nature. Our cycle route then takes us along meandering rivers and tranquil canals, giving us glimpses of the region's industrial past and natural splendor.

Day 4: Old & new Rotterdam & Delft | Approx. 31 miles / 50 km
Today, we delve into the heart of Dutch democracy as we explore Rotterdam, a city that seamlessly blends its rich maritime heritage with cutting-edge modernity. Renowned as Europe's foremost transshipment hub and boasting the title of the third largest port globally, Rotterdam's urban landscape has undergone a remarkable transformation since the relocation of its port to the coast. The cityscape now stands as a testament to contemporary architectural innovation, earning Rotterdam the moniker of "Maashatten" due to its impressive skyline reminiscent of Manhattan. At the heart of Rotterdam's architectural marvels lies the iconic Erasmusbrug, a monumental bridge spanning the Maas River since 1996. Affectionately referred to as the "Swan" by locals, this architectural masterpiece serves as a symbol of Rotterdam's modernity and innovation. Another highlight of our visit is the Rotterdam Market Hall, a marvel of contemporary design that has captured the imagination of visitors since its inauguration in 2014. Immerse yourself in Rotterdam's vibrant cultural life as we uncover the city's storied past and celebrate its dynamic present, where tradition and innovation meet in a harmonious blend of old and new.
Our cycle tour takes us from Rotterdam via Delft to the coast in Hoek. In Delft, you will experience a canal cruise, during which you will also be told the history of Delft porcelain.

Day 5: Amsterdam, Haarlem and Zantvoort | Approx. 31 miles / 50 km
Amsterdam's canals are a feast for the eyes and offer a unique attraction with over 80 kilometers of waterways and 1000 bridges that form the picturesque canal belt adorned with gabled houses and houseboats. You will have the opportunity to experience Amsterdam's famous cycling culture up close. Take a bike tour along the historic canals, which have served as transportation routes for centuries. Cycle through the charming streets of the city and learn more about Amsterdam's fascinating past and vibrant present through exciting stories and immerse yourself in the local culture. The cycle tour then takes you to historic Haarlem with its beautiful old houses and the seaside resort of Zantvoort on the North Sea coast.

Day 6: Waterland & Ijsselmeer | Approx. 32 miles / 55 km
Today we embark on a journey away from the vibrant energy of Amsterdam and immerse ourselves in the tranquil landscape of the Isselmeer on an exciting e-bike tour. We start on board a ferry and cross the calm waters of the Amstel with the iconic Amsterdam Tower and the Eye Film Museum in view. Once on the other side, we hop on our e-bikes and ride through the charming neighborhood of Old Holland before heading to Broek in Waterland, a pristine nature park.
On the way through this idyllic landscape, we are greeted by picturesque canals, bridges and historic farms. The flat terrain offers panoramic views that seem to stand the test of time, with sprawling fields as far as the eye can see. Along the way, we meet traditional Dutch farmers working their land, adding to the timeless charm of the region. As we cycle through the picturesque villages of Broek, we feel as if we are immersed in a bygone era, where life is quiet and the architecture is reminiscent of another time. Protected by miles of dykes and punctuated by charming pumping stations, this area has developed into a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts on land and water.
At the end of the day, we return to the ship for a delicious dinner, review the day's adventures and enjoy the memories we have created.

Day 7: River Cruise Day | No Biking
As the ship gracefully navigates the tranquil waters of the Maas, you have the perfect opportunity to indulge in relaxation and rejuvenation at the onboard SPA area. Pamper yourself with a soothing sauna session or indulge in a range of revitalizing treatments, allowing yourself to unwind amidst the serene ambiance of the river cruise. In the afternoon, your tour guide awaits you for an engaging lecture in the ship's lounge, offering insights and anecdotes that deepen your understanding of the regions you've explored and the cultural treasures you've encountered along the way. Delve into fascinating topics and exchange stories with fellow travelers, enriching your journey with new perspectives and knowledge. As evening descends, a multi-course specialty dinner awaits you in the ship's own restaurant, where culinary delights and exquisite flavors tantalize your taste buds. Savor each sumptuous dish as you reflect on the memories and experiences of your river cruise adventure. Let the final evening unfold in a mood of warmth and camaraderie, as you cherish the bonds forged with fellow travelers and bask in the beauty of the river landscape one last time. With gratitude for the unforgettable moments shared and anticipation for future journeys, settle in for your seventh overnight stay on board, cherishing the memories of your enriching voyage along the Maas.

Day 8: Departure Cologne
In the early morning, your ship docks in Cologne, marking the conclusion of your memorable journey along the Maas. As you bid farewell to the enchanting river landscapes and vibrant cities, you have the opportunity to relish one last hearty breakfast on board, savoring the flavors and reminiscing about the unforgettable moments shared with fellow travelers. As the journey draws to a close, we bid you farewell at Cologne Central Station at 12:00 p.m., where you'll also receive your luggage for departure. Depart with cherished memories and newfound appreciation for the art, history, and beauty discovered along the Maas, carrying the spirit of adventure with you on your onward journey.
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We kindly ask for your understanding that changes to the timetable and program may occur. Factors such as high and low tide, maintenance work, and waiting times at locks and bridges can necessitate adjustments at short notice. In rare instances of high or low tide or force majeure, certain parts of the route may need to be covered by alternative transportation such as bus or train. Additionally, in individual cases, hotel accommodation may be required. Rest assured, our priority is to ensure your safety and comfort throughout the journey, and we will strive to minimize any disruptions to your experience. Thank you for your flexibility and cooperation.
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E-BIKE TRIP - ROUTE ASSESSMENT: The total distance by e-bike is approx. 124 Miles (200 km). The low-traffic cycle paths or small side streets along the IJsselmeer, the Rhine and the canals are almost without gradients. Wind can be tiring right on the Dutch coast. Then you can change to our escort bus at any time.

dates & prices
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31.05.2025 - 07.06.2025
8 Days
31.05.2025 - 07.06.2025 | 8 Days
Accommodation - SENA Rhine River Cruise Ship Details
Cabin Category B double-use / per Person
3355 €
Early bird price when booking by 30.09.2024
3155 €
Cabin Category C double-use / per person
3755 €
Early bird price when booking by 30.09.2024
3555 €
Cabin Category D double-use / per person
3888 €
Early bird price when booking by 30.09.2024
3688 €
Cabin Category C single-use
5113 €
Early bird price when booking by 30.09.2024
4913 €
Cabin Category D single use
5326 €
Early bird price when booking by 30.09.2024
5126 €
added options / discounts
Rental helmet
10 € more info
Do you need a helmet?

More and more cyclists are realizing that wearing a helmet can increase their own safety. The decision to wear a helmet is at your own discretion. Just as you are responsible for complying with the road traffic regulations, this also applies to wearing a protective helmet.

We offer you a rental helmet for EUR 10 if you reserve it with us (2-3 weeks before the start of your journey)!

Transfer from the airport of Frankfurt to Cologne
350 € more info
1 - 3 ppl. with luggage (car) per group.

Please note that transfer reservations must be made well in advance of your tour date. Transfer distance is 110 mi. (178km) and transfer time is 2 hours of travel.

Transfer from the airport of Frankfurt to Cologne
450 € more info
4 - 8 ppl. with luggage (minibus/van) per group:

Please note that transfer reservations must be made well in advance of your tour date. Transfer distance is 110 mi. (178km) and transfer time is 2 hours of travel.

accomodation / hotels
Accommodation - SENA Rhine River Cruise Ship weniger Infos
Netherlands | Rhine River biketour | Bike & Boat 2025
Netherlands | Rhine River biketour | Bike & Boat 2025
Netherlands | Rhine River biketour | Bike & Boat 2025
Netherlands | Rhine River biketour | Bike & Boat 2025
Netherlands | Rhine River biketour | Bike & Boat 2025
Netherlands | Rhine River biketour | Bike & Boat 2025
Netherlands | Rhine River biketour | Bike & Boat 2025
Netherlands | Rhine River biketour | Bike & Boat 2025
Netherlands | Rhine River biketour | Bike & Boat 2025
Netherlands | Rhine River biketour | Bike & Boat 2025
Netherlands | Rhine River biketour | Bike & Boat 2025
Netherlands | Rhine River biketour | Bike & Boat 2025

The new innovative and trend-setting E-Motion ship SENA on the Rhine sets completely new standards.

Environmentally friendly travel

The SENA is forward-looking on all levels thanks to state-of-the-art technologies for sustainable travel. The ship is the ideal alternative for people who want to combine their love of cruising with sustainable environmental protection. The E-Motion Ship is equipped with a hybrid propulsion system with e-motor and battery storage, which significantly reduce emissions. During the journey, diesel consumption is reduced as much as possible and excess energy is stored. In this way, it takes passengers to the next exciting destination with zero emissions and virtually no noise.
 
E-motion ship experience for the whole family
 
The new Rhine ship has more free space for guests in an extraordinary way: with the 21-square-meter standard cabins with balcony and 28-square-meter family cabins for up to five people in the Family Area with Kids Club, A-ROSA offers families unprecedented opportunities on the river. Numerous outdoor and dining areas and the spacious sun deck invite you to enjoy the decelerating landscape cinema to the fullest. Adults can cool off in the 23-square-meter pool and children in their own shallow-water pool. An extra-large SPA and wellness area provides for relaxation. There are a variety of leisure activities on board.
 
Ship details of the SENA
  • Passenger max. 280 guests
  • Cabins119 balcony cabins, 7 balcony suites, 2 barrier-free cabins, 12 family cabins
  • Length x width135 m x 17,7 m
  • Speedmax. 24 km/h
  • Propulsion three times 800 kW/total 3,218 hp
  • Shipyard Concordia DAMEN B.V. Werkendam
  • Year of construction2022
  • FlagSwitzerland
Deck plans:
 
Onboard equipment
  • Extensive sun deck with relaxed atmosphere
  • Ample sun beds and umbrellas
  • Heated outdoor pool
  • P'tit bar with service on the sundeck
  • Outdoor restaurant with sun roof
  • Panoramic lounge with bar and dance floor
  • Wellness area & SPA-ROSA: Finnish sauna, ice grotto, heat bench, experience showers, relaxation area, whirlpool, massage and beauty treatments
  • Fitness: treadmills, cross trainer, fitness check, fitness program (connection with wearables possible), TRX slings, e-bikes and bicycles for shore excursions
The advantages of the E-Motion ship:
  • SUSTAINABLE TRAVEL
    The A-ROSA SENA features a hybrid propulsion system with electric and diesel engines, as well as a battery storage system, which allows for a nearly silent and emission-free approach to the cities
     
  • MORE SPACE
    Standard cabins on Decks 2 and 3 are 21 square meters, divided into a separate sleeping and lounge area, and feature a balcony with seating for two.
     
  • FAMILIES WELCOME
    Deck 1 features a large Family Area with a stationary Kids Club and new 28 m² family cabins for up to five people. The sun deck entices with a separate Kids Pool next to the large swimming pool.
     
  • PURE RELAXATION
    Also on deck 1 is the extra-large SPA-ROSA with sauna, whirlpool, ice grotto, heat bench, relaxation room as well as treatment rooms and fitness area. Two pools are available to guests on the sun deck.
     
  • CULINARY VARIETY
    Guests can look forward to new worlds of indulgence and restaurant areas with gourmet buffets, served dinners and an à la carte restaurant. In addition, the A-ROSA SENA has several bars and elegant outdoor areas.
     
  • BEST ENTERTAINMENT
    On board and ashore, completely new experiences await guests, whether high-quality entertainment formats with various guest artists in the lounge or exciting excursions for the whole family. Everything is possible on the new A-ROSA SENA.

 

 

 

 

Extra Info
  • SKILL LEVEL
    EASY:
    You will soon realize that there is nothing quite like biking in Holland. Holland is wonderfully flat and is crisscrossed with an amazing network of cycling routes (fietsroutenetwerken) resulting in a true cycling paradise. This cycling infrastructure consists of 30,000 km of cycle routes, cycle bridges, cycle tunnels, cycle ferries, and special signposting. Regarding daily distances, this is totally up to you and your own physical abilities, experience, and skill. You can cycle long or short routes. The cycling guide will cycle with the group majority. This is important to note when longer or shorter distances are possible for the day’s itinerary. There will be a support vehicle (mini-van) available that serves as a sag-wagon and transfer vehicle. The total distance is approx. 190 km | 118 miles. The entire route is flat and well signed.
     
  • AIRPORT INFO
    Fly to Frankfurt International Airport (FRA) or Cologne Airport (COL).
     
  • LOCAL TRAVEL
    Frankfurt Airport is well connected by public transportation. Frankfurt Airport Train Station, located next to Terminal 1, offers connections to popular German cities via Deutsche Bahn, the national railway company of Germany. There are local S-Bahn lines (lines S8 and S9) that take travelers into central Frankfurt in about 10-15 minutes and to other cities in Germany. From the regional train station, located on the lower level of the Frankfurt International Airport, you can access an Intercity Train (IC) to Cologne. Train travel time varies according to type of train. Direct Intercity Express trains can travel to Cologne in approximately one hour.
  • REMARKS
    This tour offers an optional CO2 compensation program for a supplement through Atmosfair, a non-profit climate protection organization with a focus on travel. Your voluntary contribution will provide for the expansion of renewable energies in countries where they are scarcely available. See pricing.
     
  • CLIMATE
    The Dutch have a saying "April doet wat hij wil". It means that April does whatever it wishes to do. Keep this in mind as you pack for your cycling holiday. Though cooler in April, the sun does shine on average 177 hours. Average high temperature is 55° F (12.8° C) and average low is 38° F (3.3° C). April is normally the driest month of the year but that does not mean it does not rain. The average rainfall is 1.8 inches (47 mm). Rain showers are common and frequent but not long. Plan to dress in layers! Please check local conditions before your arrival. The Netherlands has a temperate maritime climate influenced by the North Sea and Atlantic ocean. 
     
  • IMPORTANT TO KNOW
    Due to the changing requirements for entry, it is imperative that you stay up to date on requirements set by the country/countries that you are visiting. Please visit our Travel Restrictions Tool page and the country/countries government webpage for this information. Documents: Due to the changing requirements for entry, it is imperative that you stay up to date on requirements set by the country/countries that you are visiting. Please visit our Travel Restrictions Tool page and the country/countries government webpage for this information.

    Documents: Before you travel, please check the passport and visa requirements of the country/countries you plan to visit. It is your responsibility to ensure that you have proper identification. For US citizens, the U.S. Passports & International Travel website is a good source of information. The Country Information tab provides details about passport validity, blank passport pages required, etc. It is important to research before you travel as airlines will not permit boarding if you do not have the required valid documents.
     
  • Insurance: Before traveling, we strongly recommend you review your personal insurance and health insurance to ensure you have coverage appropriate to meet your needs, and the needs of your family and dependants, in case of any loss of property or illness, injury, or death.

 
You have any Questions?
CONTACT US: 069 - 69 30 54
frauke@terranova-touristik.de

terranova Zimmermann Touristik KG
Martin-May-Str. 7
60594 Frankfurt a. M.
Tel.: +49 69.69.30.54
Fax.:+49 69.69.34.98

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What’s Included

  • Accommodation for 7 nights in selected category of cabin
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch as a picnic buffet or as a buffet on board according to the program
  • 7 multi-course dinners buffet style
  • All drinks are included on this trip, with the exception of champagne, bottled wine, and exclusive rarities
  • Free use of on-board facilities such as sauna and fitness area
  • 15% discount on treatments in the SPA
  • Bathroom amenities, bathrobe and bottled water in the cabin
  • Children up to 15 years of age travel free of charge when accompanied by at least one adult supervising them
  • Expertise and services of our experienced Trip Leaders
  • Support van for shuttles and services along the route
  • Electric bike
  • Guided tours with local guides and entrance fees in Amsterdam, Rotterdam, and Antwerp
  • All transfers as indicated in the itinerary
  • Departure airport transfer
  • All port and passenger fees (tourist taxes)
  • CO2 compensation of the terranova excursion program

What’s Not Included

  • Helmet
  • Gratuities
  • Bike protection
  • Travel Insurance

In deviation from our general terms and conditions, the following payment and cancellation conditions apply to this trip:

45 % of the tour price up to the 31st day before arrival
65 % of the tour price up to the 25th day before arrival
75 % of the tour price up to the 18th day before arrival
85 % of the tour price up to the 9th day before arrival
90 % of the tour price up to the 4th day before arrival
95 % of the tour price up to the day of arrival or in case of no-show

*When you receive our travel confirmation and the security certificate, a deposit per person of 25% of the tour price is due.

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We personalize your travel experience:
Our tours go beyond the typical off-the-shelf options. Every tour-detail has been meticulously explored, scrutinized, and firsthand experienced. Prior to featuring a trip in our program, we conduct on-site evaluations of each element to ensure its suitability. We only present trips that not only align with our high standards but also meet our personal criteria."

 


Your contact for this trip:

Frauke Gorscak
terranova Touristik
Martin-May-Str. 7
60594 Frankfurt a. M.
Germany
frauke@terranova-touristik.de
Tel.: +49 69.69.30.54

 

 

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