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Overview

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.

Tour type:
Private tour
Tour rating:
4.87 / 5, Based on
  • BEST HOTELS
  • 4-star centrally located hotels:
    5 nights
  • BEST CONNECTIONS
  • Private airport/railway station transfers
    3 train rides between cities
    Private transfers between cities
    1 canal cruise
  • BEST SIGHTSEEING
  • 4 guided walking city tours
    1 guided visit to sights and museums
  • MEALS
  • 5 breakfasts
    Chocolate tasting

Day-by-Day

Day 1
Arrival in Brussels & Train to Bruges

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.

Day 2
Bruges City Tour
 & Sightseeing 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.

Day 3
Ghent City Tour & Transfer to Brussels

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.

Day 4
Brussels City Tour & Belgian Chocolate 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.

Day 5
Antwerp Sightseeing

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.

Day 6
Departure from Brussels

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.


Included

5 nights at 4-star centrally located hotels

  • Hand picked hotels
  • Best value rooms
  • Restaurant
5 nights at 4-star centrally located hotels

Always included:

  • Best location for sightseeing
  • Breakfasts
  • All taxes and fees

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

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

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

Dates & Rates

Package type Price
Friends Trip: 4+ travelers (price per person)
$2,228
Deposit $500
Two travelers: double occupancy (price per person)
$2,448
Deposit $500
Package type Price
Friends Trip: 4+ travelers (price per person)
$2,228
Deposit $500
Two travelers: double occupancy (price per person)
$2,448
Deposit $500

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Highlights of our Northern Europe Capitals

The trip was very enjoyable and we had a good time. The weather didn’t really warm up until the end but it didn’t prevent us from doing what we wanted or make the day trips less enjoyable. Below is a brief summary of some of our observations from the trip that you might find helpful: 1. All drivers to and from the ...

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Great Southern English Adventure June, 2017

We had a wonderful trip! The hotels were lovely and located in just the right areas, the guide was informative and accommodating, and everyone had a great time. Thank you for arranging a beautiful tour!

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October 16, 2016

Highlights of our Northern Europe Capitals

The trip was very enjoyable and we had a good time. The weather didn’t really warm up until the end but it didn’t ...

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Richard Skaggs

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October 16, 2016

Great Southern English Adventure June, 2017

We had a wonderful trip! The hotels were lovely and located in just the right areas, the guide was informative and ...

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Maggie Dylann

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October 16, 2016

We had a top-notch tour to the UK. Even more than top-notch, "ace" as the locals say!

We had a top-notch tour to the UK in June 2016. Even more than top-notch, "ace" as the locals say! The Treasures of ...

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