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We appreciate our wonderful clients who have taken the time to write bike and barge tour reviews. Thank you so much! If you’d like to write a testimonial for 4Winds Specialty Tours, you can send an email to or submit the form on our Contact Page.

Just wanted to let you know that we had a wonderful trip on the Italy bike & barge. The barge was great, (new with all the extras), food was plentiful and delicious (they had just wonderful cooks, Erica & Sylvia), our tour guide was fun & knowledgeable (Valeria kept our group together), bikes were like easy to ride and the tour was great. Loved having the last day as a free day to tour Venice. Want to highly recommend this trip. In fact, I think some of my neighbors are interested in going next year.

Sandi from Colorado, 2013

We had an absolutely incredible trip/vacation, it was superb! No complaints at all, the barge, staff, tour guide, food, bicycle, tour group, and I could go on and on were great. I have highly recommended the trip to others and your company for booking through. We gave the company name to others on the barge as well.

Sue from Florida, 2013

“We are having the time of our lives. WHAT A FANTASTIC experience. This barge and the staff are wonderful.”

Debi Owens

“We just returned, and had a really wonderful time. You prepared us for the rainy weather, so by dressing appropriately, it really wasn’t bad. The guide and crew were excellent, and the accomodations were better than we expected. Thanks again for your helpful suggestions, and for helping to arrange for rooms toward the back.”

The Changs

“Just a quick thank you for the terrific trip. We all had a wonderful time, and Ron was great. And an additional thanks for the lodging on the Tijdgeest! Talk to you in three years … :)”

Best regards,

“Let me tell you how very much I enjoyed the entire experience. Jossie and her crew are absolutely the best! The Fleur is a beautiful barge, with outstanding accomodations and excellent meals. The flower fields were a delight for the eyes and nose! The Keukenhof Gardens were amazingly beautiful, [and] the Dutch towns we visited were lovely.

I cannot imagine having a more enjoyable experience, and the credit goes to Jossie and her wonderful crew; Gerrit, Ferry, Thomas and Reinrit. I couldn’t do much cycling, but the guides (both cycling and walking) were very helpful, and so patient with me that I never felt uncomfortable about it. Our guides were not only friendly and helpful, but also quite knowledgable, and so educated us in a little of the history, geography and culture of Holland. I will be telling everyone all about my wonderful tour experience and recommending it to them.”

Thank you and best regards,

“Thank you for the Spring Flower Tour. We think the name could be ‘Chocolate & Flowers.’ We had a great time.”

Best regards,
John & Vicki

“I had a wonderful time on the North-South Holland bike/barge tour of May 6-13. Great boat, great guide, incredible chef, great captain, nice group of people, quality bikes, and we were so lucky with the weather: 80 degrees and sunny each day. The sights were great., the history, museums, towns and historic villages, and the dyke visit was educational. But my favorite part of all was the paved paths through the fields and NO CARS! What a pleasure to cycle for hour with no interruptions. I have recommended your tour service to several friends.

You will be interested to know I had the best directions and packing instructions of anyone on the boat . they booked in California and Atlanta, many through some Delta Airlines travel club. Theirs did not give a map, and said [to] meet a the Holland Aqua Tours Office . and there is none, so they were all confused at the dock that day. But I knew exactly where to go and what to bring, thanks to your instructions. The chef was writing a cookbook, and his food was gourmet quality. We had a wonderful time! The Keukenhof as gorgeous and the windmill views [were] spectacular.

I went into Brussels on the train and saw the King of Spain and the King of Belgium in the main square, then toured Bruges.

Thanks for getting me into this trip! I hope to be back for another trip in the future! I even bought the type of bike case we used as it was so convenient. I will let you know when the website is up so you can see our group pictures. I was surprised most bikers were 55 [or older], and the distances (50-55km some days) did not bother them!”