A Taste of the Times

Antwerp, Ghent, & Bruges, Belgium – 9 Days

Belgium is a time capsule of medieval architecture, history, and art. Explore the prideful culture within the community of Flanders. Travel to the diamond center of the World and explore the home of Flemish masters, new and old, in Antwerp. On to Ghent, the beautiful city of canals and world famous artwork. Then, a preserved fairy tale land – Bruges, and its mystical wonder. Find yourself in a world unlike any you’ve seen before in Belgium, a true melting pot of European culture.

Price per Person*
$4,680
Single Supplement starting at
$3,848


*Based on double occupancy.

Tour Description

Explore an art lover’s dream: churches, town halls, castles, and famous works of art dating back to the Middle Ages. Drink beers crafted to perfection and indulge in Belgian culinary specialties. Visit from city to city, and allow a different culture of life to inspire you.

Highlights

  • A stay in an authentic 16th Century European property
  • A tour through Ruben’s House and hometown in Antwerp
  • A private tour of Ghent’s highlights
  • St. Bavo’s Cathedral in Ghent
  • A historic tour of Flanders Fields
  • The Canals of Bruges
  • A stay in the historic city center of Bruges (a UNESCO World Heritage site)
  • Optional tours, add-ons available

Tour Package Includes

  • All Accommodations, minimum 4* level
  • Breakfast each morning, plus select meals where noted
  • All transportation, as described, inclusive of gratuity
  • All tours, as described
  • All entrance fees where noted (add’l fees may apply to options)
  • Registration with US State Department
  • 24 Hr. concierge service for the duration of the trip

NOT INCLUDED: Flights, Travel Insurance (Mandatory), Personal Expenditures, Optional Upgrades, Anything not mentioned

Detailed Itinerary

  • Private transfer from your home to airport
  • Flight to Geneva (Not included, suggest Friday departure)

Includes: Private transfer

  • Arrival in Belgium
  • Upon arrival you will be awaited by your driver and transferred to Antwerp
  • Check-in, relax and refresh
  • In the afternoon, together with a local, private guide you will be taken around for a short walk in the city to ease you into your surroundings. You will pass some of Antwerp’s monumental highlights such as the Cathedral, the City Hall, Ruben’s House, Steen Castle, and more
  • Visit the Museum MAS to learn about the past, present, and future city of Antwerp. Ride the elevator all the way to the top for a spectacular panoramic view of the city, and get lunch at Restaurant ‘t Zilte, a Michelin ** Restaurant
  • Evening at leisure
  • Overnight at your hotel in the heart of historic Antwerp

Includes: Private transfer / English speaking private guide (3h) in Antwerp/ Entry fee in mentioned places / Room, Breakfasts & Taxes

  • Enjoy the day in Antwerp at leisure

Includes: Room, Breakfast, & Taxes

  • Meet your driver after breakfast, continue on to Ghent
  • Check-in to your hotel and relax
  • This afternoon, meet your private local guide who will lead you on a walking tour through the city
  • Learn the history of one of the most vibrant cities in Belgium, and visit some of the city’s highlights: St. Bavo’s Cathedral and the unique altarpiece, ‘The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb,’ the St. Peter Cathedral, City hall, the Patershol, the Castle of the Counts, the Beguinage, and more
  • Enjoy the evening at leisure
  • Overnight at the hotel

Includes: English speaking private guide (3h) in Antwerp / Entry fee in mentioned places / Private transfers / Room, Breakfasts & Taxes

  • Enjoy the day in Ghent at leisure

Includes: Room, Breakfast, & Taxes

  • This morning, your guide, author, and passionate historian of the Flanders Fields will come to pick you up at the hotel and drive you to Ypres
  • Spend the full day to visit some Flanders Fields sites (World War I) to understand much better the physical and strategic challenges faced by the soldiers and the generals. You will feel an emotional connection to: The Ypres Sallient, Passchendaele, Site John McCrae, Menen Gate, Polygon Wood, In Flanders Fields Museum, etc
  • Afterwards, you will be dropped off at your hotel in Bruges
  • Check-in and overnight at hotel

Includes: Private English speaking guide/driver with transfers (9h) in Flanders Fields / Entry fee in mentioned places / Room, Breakfasts & Taxes

Providing a supplement, possibility to assist with your guide at “The Last Post”, the traditional final salute played by the buglers at 8pm in honor of the memory of the soldiers of the former British Empire and its allies, who died in the Ypres Salient during the WWI. Suggested to have diner in Ypres prior to the Last Post. Late arrival in Bruges (10:30pm)

  • After breakfast, together with a local guide, enjoy a tour on foot of beautiful Bruges
  • This city is a perfectly preserved example of medieval Flanders, surrounded by a continuous ring of canals. Known as ‘Venice of the North,’ en route you will walk through the small streets, pass nice green parks, past picturesque houses and the city highlights: Beguinage and Minnewater, the Burg and city hall, the belfry, the Church of our Lady, the old nunnery, St. Saviour’s Cathedral, and more
  • Enjoy the rest of your day at leisure
  • Overnight at hotel

Includes: English speaking private guide (2h) in Bruges / Entry fee in mentioned places / Room, Breakfasts & Taxes

  • Enjoy the day in Bruges at leisure

Includes: Room, Breakfast, & taxes

  • Private transfer from hotel to the train station
  • Comfortably take the train from Bruges’ station to Brussels airport
  • Return home
  • Private transportation will pick you up at the airport and take you to your doorstep

Includes: Private transfer from hotel to the train station / Train ticket from Bruges to Brussels / Private home transportation

Enrich Your Experience

Select one or more custom add-ons to your tour package.

Savor

Chocolate Workshop, Beer Tour and Michelin * Dining Experience

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Explore

Bike Tour Along the Waterway in Bruges

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Pampered

Gastronomic Lunch Cruise on private boat

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Excite

The Great War by Authentic P51 Mustang, or Helicopter

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