The 8th century medieval city of Deventer - private tour

Tour Number

Activity Level

805532


Categories

City, Day Trip / Out of Town, Shopping, Shore Excursion

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: Yes.
Deventer, being a medieval city, has not been designed for wheelchairs but alternative routes can and will be found. There is no work around though on the small sections with cobble stones which fit the characteristic inner-city.
I am more then willing to push a wheelchair for you.

Maximum travelers: 10

Language(s)

explanation

Dutch (fluent), English (fluent), French (advanced), German (fluent), Spanish (basic)

Hanseatic city walk with a private guide


Deventer is one of the oldest cities in The Netherlands, about 70 miles east of Amsterdam.
Once Deventer was way more important then Amsterdam or Rotterdam.
It's history starts in 768 AD with the missionary Lebuin (Leafwin) who originated from Daventry, England.
After being destroyed by the Normans, the city was fortificated more then once. Prosperety came to Deventer in the early 1000's and the city grew rapidly, a growth that intensified when Deventer became an important and rich Hanseatic town and refuge city for the Bishop of Utrecht.
Deventer now is a provincial town with approximately 100. 000 citizens.
The old town center has been beautifully restored and is now famous for its historical appearances. Apart from that characteristic, Deventer is famous for the biggest old marketplace in Holland where you can enjoy a good drink or two or find a nice place to eat. Small streets with small shops in the more off-road segments lead from the market into the intimate streets and alley's.

Itinerary

> Pick up at meeting location
> city walk
> leisure time (Deventer is known for the intimate alleys and particular shops)
> city walk
> back to end location

Deventer has lovely stories and alley's which are big fun to go visit on your own.
There will be time for this (please bare in mind with your booking that shops close at 6:00 PM).
The sequence city walk-leisure time- city walk is not a fixed one, we discuss this together.

The meeting location depends on your location and mode of transport.
Hotel, Railway station or Parking.

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station (Deventer Central Station), Hotel, Suggested by Guide: When you are coming to Deventer with your own (rented) car we can meet at a parking. We can discuss this location at any time.

Duration: 4 hours

Transportation

You come to Deventer on your own by Railway or rental car or you are staying in a hotel in Deventer already

What’s Included

  • Guiding Services

Other: The tour includes only the fee of the guide, preparation and local taxes. Within this walk there are no fees for entrances or what so ever.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

25 Euro - For a possible lunch, drinks or items of personal interest

What’s Extra

Other: You might want to consider some extra's. Please don't hesitate to ask me for additional information, a customized tour or assistance.
Examples:
> arrange a lunch or a supper
> advise on other (cultural/historical/local) activities and possibilities
> the city walk as part of a full custom made day
> pick-up and return/forwarding from your hotel elsewhere and back or to your next place of stay including your luggage.

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    Tour Price

    (for up to 10 people) (duration: 4 hours) deposit ? View pricing details

  • Tour Number

    Activity Level

    805532


    Categories

    City, Day Trip / Out of Town, Shopping, Shore Excursion

    Details

    Kid Friendly: Yes.

    Friendly: Yes.
    Deventer, being a medieval city, has not been designed for wheelchairs but alternative routes can and will be found. There is no work around though on the small sections with cobble stones which fit the characteristic inner-city.
    I am more then willing to push a wheelchair for you.

    Maximum travelers: 10

    Language(s)

    explanation

    Dutch (fluent), English (fluent), French (advanced), German (fluent), Spanish (basic)

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