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Flemish Cities Escorted Tour

5 nights starting from
£749

  • Eurostar to Brussels in 2 hours 15 minutes

  • Magnificent art and architecture

  • Picturesque canals in Bruges and Ghent

  • Stunning medieval town squares with magnificent townhalls

  • Vibrant Brussels with its myriad of galleries, shops, restaurants and museums

Belgium’s Flemish cities of Antwerp, Ghent, Bruges, Mechelen, Leuven and Brussels are some of the most interesting, beautiful and historic in Europe yet remain largely unknown, with the exception of Bruges, to the average traveller. This glorious new tour sets out to address this lack of knowledge with a comprehensive introduction to the art, architecture and culture of these lovely cities.

Available Departures

From

04 - September - 2018 £ 749.00 Travel Info Book Now

Provisional Timings

St Pancras

Departing: 04th September 2018 at 08:54

Returning: 09th September 2018 at 16:56

ITINERARY

Day 1: Travel by Eurostar from St Pancras or Ebbsfleet to Brussels and onwards to Antwerp. Transfer on foot from station to hotel in Antwerp.

Day 2: Full day Antwerp. Birthplace of Reubens and renowned for diamonds and Art Nouveau, Antwerp is a beautiful medieval city with a wealth of sights.

Day 3: Full day Ghent. Canalside Ghent has lots to offer including St Baafskathedraal, which houses Jan Van Eyck’s The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb, widely regarded as one of the greatest paintings in history as well as several excellent museums.

Day 4: Full day Bruges. Picture-perfect Bruges has stunning architecture in abundance, terrific art galleries including the superb Groeningen Museum and a host of bars, cafés and restaurants.

Day 5: Full day Mechelen and Leuven. Mechelen’s 15th century Cathedral tower is considered the most beautiful in Belgium, whilst the university city of Leuven is renowned for its medieval townhall and is the centre of Belgium’s brewing industry.

Day 6: Morning and afternoon visit to Brussels, before transferring to the station for late afternoon Eurostar to Ebbsfleet or St Pancras.

NB: Exact order of itinerary may vary according to local conditions and tour manager's discretion.

Please note the maximum group size on this tour is 49 passengers.

INCLUDED

  • Return Eurostar from St Pancras or Ebbsfleet to Antwerp via Brussels, returning directly from Brussels
  • Five nights’ accommodation on bed and breakfast basis at the four-star Lindner Hotel, Antwerp, based on shared occupancy of a twin room
  • Transfers and full coach touring as detailed in the itinerary conducted by tour manager
  • Tour manager throughout

NOT INCLUDED

  • Single room supplement
  • Holiday insurance
  • Standard Premier/1st Class upgrade on Eurostar/TGV. On the Eurostar this constitutes upgraded seating and light meal with complimentary drink with upgraded seating only on the French railway leg. 
  • Meals other than those stated
  • Items of a personal nature such as drinks, laundry, telephone calls.
  • Porterage and gratuities.

PLEASE NOTE: As with most trains, passengers are responsible for carrying baggage onto and off the train. Baggage can be stored on overhead shelves or at the entrance to the carriages. Trollies are available at St Pancras and Paris, but bags do need to be carried on to the platform.

HOTELS

Lindner Hotel, Antwerp
Rated number one on TripAdvisor, this excellent four-star hotel is modern, comfortable and centrally located right next to the station. Facilities include a fitness centre (with fantastic views over the city), sauna, bar and restaurant. Bedrooms all have private bathroom facilities with bath/shower, minibar, TV, telephone, safe, air-conditioning, wi-fi, hairdryer and tea/coffee facilities.

Lindner Hotel Antwerp Website

OUR VIEW OF THE HOTEL

Ideally situated in the heart of Antwerp, right by the train station, this smart hotel has everything you would expect from a four-star establishment. As well as having a restaurant of its own, it is within easy walking distance of other good restaurants and bars.

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