Trip Overview

Essence of Belgium

Tour rating: 4.87 / 5, Based on 6 Reviews
Private tour to Belgium

Traverse the historic streets and winding canals of Belgium's treasured cities with a fully customizable private tour. Together with private guides explore the top sights of Brussels, Ghent, and Antwerp from land. In Bruges enjoy an entertaining canal cruise and take in the beauty of the city from water! Taste Belgian chocolate, stay at central hotels and take advantage of plenty of free time reserved to explore on your own.
 

Essence of Belgium

6 days2 cities
Belgium1 country
Private tour to Belgium
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$2,228
Tour rating: 4.87 / 5, Based on 6 Reviews

Traverse the historic streets and winding canals of Belgium's treasured cities with a fully customizable private tour. Together with private guides explore the top sights of Brussels, Ghent, and Antwerp from land. In Bruges enjoy an entertaining canal cruise and take in the beauty of the city from water! Taste Belgian chocolate, stay at central hotels and take advantage of plenty of free time reserved to explore on your own.
 

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Bruges, Belgium

Bruges

first destination

Belgian Bruges lulls its guests with its peaceful panorama: beautiful old squares, romantic canals, historic bridges, and plenty of scenic chapels which create the atmosphere of what this medieval wonder is all about.

2 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
2 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 1
Arrival in Brussels & Train to Bruges
Transfer
Transfer

Welcome to the magnificent capital of Belgium and the center of the European Union - Brussels! Upon arrival, you take a direct train to Bruges straight from the airport.

After a 1-5-hour ride, you meet your driver and have a transfer to your hotel. After check-in, the rest of the day is free, so you can start exploring the city center on your own, dine in one of the local restaurants or take a good rest in your comfortable room.

No meals included.

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Day 2
Bruges City Tour
 & Sightseeing Boat Ride
City tour
City tour
Boat ride
Boat ride

After breakfast you meet your guide at the hotel lobby and go on a wonderful walking tour around the most outstanding attractions of Bruges, the capital of West Flanders in northwest Belgium. The city boasts breathtaking canals, cobbled streets and medieval buildings.

During the tour you admire the sights of Bruges, including the town square, the Beguinage and the oldest hospital in Europe built in the 12th century. You also see the Church of Our Lady, where the Emperor Maximillian of Austria married. A special part of the day is dedicated to sightseeing cruise on a public boat along picturesque canals.

The rest of the day is reserved for you to explore the city's charming medieval streets at your own pace.

  • Optional tour: De Halve Maan Brewery Tour, Bruges
    Today we invite you to the family-run DeHalve Mann brewery. A visit to the brewery in a small group is followed by a professional beer tasting in the cellars.

Breakfast is included.

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4-star hotel
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Enhance your travel with staying in a remarkable 4-star property. As always, the location near all top landmarks, excellent quality service, and top-notch amenities are an indispensable part of your stay. The gallery demonstrates the examples of 4-star hotels we offer to our guests.

train
Bruges
Brussels
1 hr 10 min

Travel between the most popular cities in Belgium enjoying the convenient time-saving rail connection. The modern trains running on the route offer great onboard amenities and boast quick travel times.

Brussels, Belgium

Brussels

second destination

The capital of Belgium and the European Union, Brussels, is a perfect blend of the old and the new, offering travelers much to discover.

4 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
3 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 3
Ghent City Tour & Transfer to Brussels
City tour
City tour
Museum
Museum
Transfer
Transfer

Today following breakfast you check out from your hotel and together with your private guide-driver proceed to another lovely Belgian city.

An important port in northwest Belgium and home to a quarter of a million people, Ghent boasts its gorgeous historical backdrop and a museum-like pedestrian area in the city center. During the visit of Ghent, your guide shows you the must-sees of the city. You walk through the old city along the canals crossing bridges to enjoy the view of an Old Castle. You also get to see the three famous Gent towers – Saint Nicholas' Church, the UNESCO-listed Belfry and Saint Bavo's Cathedral. Entrance to Saint Bavo's Cathedral is included.

After the city tour of Ghent, you head to the Belgian capital, Brussels. The tour duration including transfers is about 8 hours. Upon arrival, you check in to the centrally located hotel and have the rest of the day free.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 4
Brussels City Tour & Belgian Chocolate Tasting
City tour
City tour
Tasting
Tasting

In the morning after breakfast you meet your guide in the hotel lobby who takes you on a comprehensive 4-hour walking tour of Brussels.

During your sightseeing tour you get to discover the legendary landmarks and impressive monuments of Brussels. Among the sights you marvel at are the medieval majesty of the Market Square and the remarkable facade of the City Hall. The world-famous Manneken Pis is naturally on the program too!

As a special treat you get to uncover the secret recipes behind delectable Belgian chocolate during a tasting session included in your city tour.

After the tour you return to your hotel and have the rest of the day at your leisure.

  • Please note: you may add a chocolate making master class to your tour. Please contact your travel specialist for details.

Breakfast and chocolate tasting included.

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Day 5
Antwerp Sightseeing
City tour
City tour

Following breakfast you head for the train station (located short walk away from your hotel) and take a train to Antwerp.

Upon arrival at the station you meet your guide and start exploring the beautiful city which is not only the #1 diamond exporter in the world, but is also considered one of the top fashion cities in Europe. In the beginning of the tour you see the Brabo's Monument located next to the amazing Antwerp City Hall. After you pass by the house and studio of the famous Belgian painter - Ruben's House. Then you stroll along with your guide through the shopping street called "Meir".

You continue your walking tour of the lovely northern Belgian city until the railway station - where the Jewish quarter with its diamond factory and shops is located. Finally you take a return train to Brussels. The rest of the day is free.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 6
Departure from Brussels
Transfer
Transfer

This is the last day of your amazing tour to Belgium! After breakfast your driver transfers you to the airport for your flight back home. We wish you a safe flight and hope to work on your future trips!

Breakfast is included.

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4-star hotel
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Enhance your travel with staying in a remarkable 4-star property. As always, the location near all top landmarks, excellent quality service, and top-notch amenities are an indispensable part of your stay. The gallery demonstrates the examples of 4-star hotels we offer to our guests.

What's Included

What's Included

  • Accommodation at remarkable centrally located hotels in Bruges & Brussels;
  • Breakfasts at the hotels;
  • Professional English-speaking guides;
  • Rich sightseeing tours in Bruges, Ghent, Brussels and Antwerp;
  • 1st class train tickets: Brussels airport - Bruges and Brussels - Antwerp roundtrip;
  • Canal ride on a public boat in Bruges;
  • Entrance ticket to St Bavo's Cathedral in Ghent;
  • Chocolate tasting in Brussels;
  • Airport transfer and all transportation according to the itinerary with private drivers;
  • Support line during the trip.

Note: We include 1 vehicle for your arrival and departure transfers. If multiple vehicles are required additional transfer costs will apply.

Not included: international flights, multiple arrival/departure transfers, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, all personal expenses, gratuities.

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Tour Highlights

  • Fully tailor-made program according to your interest;
  • Your own professional local guides and drivers;
  • Full flexibility of hotel options;
  • Scenic beauty of cobbled streets and medieval buildings witnessed from water during a picturesque Bruges canals cruise;
  • Exploring the must-sees of Belgium's highlight cities, Ghent and Antwerp;
  • Uncovering the secret recipes behind the delectable taste of world-famous Belgian chocolate;
  • All of Belgium's must-see sights included in one package.

What To Know

  • Bringing a water-resistant jacket, umbrella, and some warm clothes is a must
  • Be prepared for currency conversion fees when paying with a card issued in USD
  • Tips to guides, drivers and restaurant staff in Europe are accepted but are fully at your discretion
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