Brussels: Stopover, City Break Getaway
- 4 Days
- 4 Days
- Prices From:
- US$ 1,741
Discover the ancient and modern aspects of this varied, interesting city with both a short walking tour and a on a bus tour. Also visit the delightful cities of Ghent, famous for its lace and Bruges, known for its network of canals.
AT YOUR SERVICE. This is a great idea for experiencing Brussels where you can choose your preferred level of accommodation. It can, of course, be modified and/or extended. As we are experts in customizing itineraries to suit your personal interests, time available and budget, we at Goway are at your service!
Brussels apart from being the capital of Belgium is also the capital of the European Union, due mainly to its geographical location. It is a thriving metropolis offering both historical and contemporary attractions. Gastronomically, Brussels has an outstanding reputation for excellent cuisine. Some of its specialities are mussels, waffles and French fries par excellence.
On arrival at Brussels airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel where you will have 3 nights’ accommodation.
The next morning starts with a short walking tour of the medieval Brussels centre including the Grand Place, City Hall and the Guild houses. Then it’s off on a bus tour starting with the magnificent Gothic St. Michael’s Cathedral, the Atomium, built for the World’s Fair in 1958, now a museum and the Laeken District which includes the Royal Palace, the Chinese Pavillion and the pagoda, the Japanese Tower. Also visit the Sablon district, an interesting and colourful neighbourhood in a historic part of Brussels. Then return to the centre of the city to view the buildings and offices of the European Parliament.
The next day, brings visits to Ghent and Bruges. Ghent is known for its lace making. Here you will have a tour taking in St. Bravo’s Cathedral with its famous “Mystic Lamb” painting, the Belfry, St. Nicholas Church, the famous Graslei street with its historic buildings and the fortified castle of the Count of Flanders. Continue to Bruges, a city of immense character and a network of attractive canals. Have a walking tour here taking in the cobblestone streets and quaint bridges.
STAY LONGER IN BRUSSELS. This idea can be extended and/or modified: Go to Day Trips for some ideas. They are just a sample as we can personalize your stay according to your interests, time available and budget. We look forward to being of service and organizing an awesome travel experience…for you!
- 4 Days
- 4 Days
- Prices From:
- US$ 1,741
Arrival in Brussels and transfer to hotel. Free time for a first contact with the city of European institutions.
Royal Windsor Hotel
Royal Windsor Hotel
Grand not only in name but also in comfort, style and location, the Royal Windsor Hotel Grand Place has become the premier hotel amongst refined Belgian visitors. By blending classic charm with luxury amenities that are expected from a Warwick hotel, guests are treated to ...
Grand not only in name but also in comfort, style and location, the Royal Windsor Hotel Grand Place has become the premier hotel amongst refined Belgian visitors. By blending classic charm with luxury amenities that are expected from a Warwick hotel, guests are treated to the feel of Old World elegance with the added convenience of modern accommodations. The Grand Place, Le Square Convention Centre and Manneken Pis are all but a stone's throw from the hotel's doorstep, putting guests in the centre of Belgium's awe-inspiring architecture and welcoming culture. Whether meeting for important business gatherings or a sumptuous Belgian weekend, it's all here.
- Business Centre
- Children's Facility
- Currency Exchange
- Gym/Fitness Centre
- Internet Access - Wireless
- Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
- Parking (Valet)
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Brussels to Bruges to Ghent to Brussels
After breakfast at the hotel, you will be picked up by your private English speaking driver-guide for an excursion to Bruges and Ghent.
After an hour's drive, arrive in GHENT and visit St Bavo's Cathedral, home of the world famous late medieval "Mystic Lamb" painting
(optional visit, closed on Sundays). During the city tour, you will see all the historical buildings for which the city is so famous: the Belfry, St Nicholas' Church and the famous Graslei with its historic buildings, the fortified castle of the Count of Flanders. Next stop is to BRUGES, where you first visit the dreamy Lake of
Love and the beguinage where you can find peace and quiet. Time for lunch. Afterwards, start your walking tour and discover all the highlights of
the city: Saint John's Hospital, Our Lady's Church with the statue by Michelangelo (optional), the Market Square with the Belfry and the medieval Chapel of the Holy Blood. Don't forget your walking shoes though! Return to Brussels at around 6:00pm.
Brussels to Antwerp to Brussels
After breakfast at the hotel, you will be picked up by your private English speaking driver-guide for an excursion to Antwerp. Antwerp is Belgium's 2nd largest city and Europe's 2nd largest harbor. The city has preserved its historic character and many buildings remind us of its rich past. Above all, it is the city of Rubens, the world famous master of the 17th century. Drive to the ancient fortress of the city. Here you start your walking tour along the "Meathouse" to the Market Square with its ancient houses and Our Lady's Cathedral (entrance fee included). This cathedral boasts many treasures among which 4 of Rubens' masterworks: "The Erection of and the Descent from the Cross, the Ascension of the Virgin and the Resurrection." Some free time in the city center.
Then head to the beginning of the port with its splendid new MAS museum that has been opened. You have a splendid view from the 9th floor of the port, Europe's 2nd largest. Also, here you can have a look at the Diamonds of the Diamond Pavillion as Antwerp is the world's diamond center. MAS is closed on Mondays. Free access to the Panorama. Return to Brussels at around 3:00pm.
After breakfast at the hotel, you will be picked up by your private English speaking guide to start your visit of Brussels. During this 3 hour tour you will see the main attractions of the historical centre of Brussels. Beginning at the majestic Grand Place, wander the small streets to discover the most beautiful corners and a city that is full of history at every turn. Visit the famous Manneken Pis, the murals of Tintin, the Royal Palace, stroll through the elegant Sablon, admire the majestic courthouse and much more. This tour of Brussels is the best way to really discover and enjoy the city that's home to the most important institutions of the European Union. Private transfer from hotel to airport.
- Arrival and departure private transfers (airport or train station)
- 3 nights' accommodation
- Full day tour to Bruges and Ghent
- Full day tour of Antwerp
- Breakfast daily
- Entrance fees with the hop on/off bus
- Travel insurance
- International and domestic arfare & airfare taxes
- Visa fees if applicable
- Meals and beverages not mentioned
- Items of a personal nature
TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire.
20 Aug 2018