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The Best of Flanders - 07 Nights / 08 Days

Itinerary

DAY 01:

Brussels

Arrive at the Brussels airport after you disembark clear the immigration and custom procedures; meet our local representative who will assist you with transfer to your hotel. You can spend your time at leisure or explore city on your own

Overnight in hotel at Brussels

DAY 02:

Brussels

Today after breakfast in hotel explore the city of Brussels by enjoying the Grand City tour & Chocolate Tour. Spend the rest of the day at leisure. You can also choose to visit the many museums in the city like, Belgisch Stripcentrum, Museum voor Moderne Kunst (Koninklijke Musea voor Schone Kunsten) & Musée Magritte Museum. You can also go shopping

Overnight in hotel at Brussels

DAY 03:

Brussels – Leuven - Brussels

Today, after breakfast in hotel board your train to the historic city of Leuven. Marvel at the 15th century Gothic Town Hall.Take a tour of the AB Inbev Brewery, home to Stella Artois, Leffe, Hoegaarden and many more. Live the student life and have a beer in one of the 45 pubs on the Old Market Square, known as the 'longest bar' in Europe. Visit the impressive Gothic and 19th century collection of the Museum M and enjoy a splendid view of the city from its rooftop. Wander through the Great Beguinage, a tranquil town-within-a-town that is on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Overnight in hotel at Brussels

DAY 04:

Brussels – Mechelen - Antwerp

Today, after breakfast in hotel board your train to Mechelen a small and picturesque city that is big on charm and history but is probably best known for its carillon school. Take a city tour of this beautiful city, Climb up the 514 steps of the St. Rumbolds Tower which offers breathtaking views of the city from its new sky walk. Discover the art of tapestry at De Wit Royal Manufacturers. Eat, sleep and drink at the Anker, famous for its Golden Carolus Beer. Hang out at Vismarkt (fish market), a quaint square with lots of cosy restaurants and bars. Try the local delicacy, the Mechelen cuckoo, served with fresh vegetables, Mechelen beer sauce and roasted potatoes. Later board your train to Antwerp.

Overnight in hotel at Antwerp.

DAY 05:

Antwerp

Today after breakfast in hotel explore "Europe's Cool Capitals" Antwerp. Visit the Antwerp Fashion Museum - MoMu. Or take the Antwerp Fashion Map on your next shopping spree. Visit the Rubenshuis, the former house and studio of the Master Painter Peter-Paul Rubens (1577-1640).The MAS museum is a must-see in Antwerp. It tells the story about Antwerp and its place in the world, housed in a brand new building with a spectacular view. The Chocolate Line, situated on the main shopping street is probably the most beautiful store in Antwerp. Dominique Persoone creates chocolate with a twist like cola, tequila, vodka, lemon grass, curry and much more. Try one, the combinations are delicious! Get a taste of Antwerp's most famous product: jenever – a traditional Belgian gin-. De Vagant in Antwerp is a cafe with more than 200 jenevers and even offers dishes based on jenever!

Overnight in hotel at Antwerp

DAY 06:

Antwerp – Ghent - Bruges

Today after breakfast in hotel board your train to the Veggie capital of Europe – Ghent. This city has a lot to offer you, admire the Adoration of the Mystic Lamb in St-Bavo's Cathedral.

Take a trip around the city by boat! Inland waterways will let you experience Ghent from the water-front. Discover the different architectural types of the Town Hall. With its elements of gothic and renaissance in just one building, it is one of the most spectacular buildings in Ghent. Relive history at the 12th century Castle of the Counts. Right outside the Castle of the Counts you'll find the Tierentyn Mustard shop where they still poor the mustard right in front of you!

Ghent is the first city in Flanders that organized 'Thursday Veggieday' to stimulate people to go meat-free one day a week. Find all the best vegetarian restaurants in the Ghent Veggie Guide. Ghent also has many shopping options. Continue your journey by boarding the train to Bruges.

Overnight in hotel at Bruges

DAY 07:

Bruges

Today after breakfasts in hotel, explore Bruges which is on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites this was founded in 1245 by the Countess of Flanders, Margeretha of Constantinopel, is now home to an order of Benedictine nuns. Bruges counts no less than 55 chocolate shops, a chocolate museum and even an annual chocolate festival, Chico-Late. Make sure to stop by the infamous Master Shock-o-Latier, Dominique Persoone's chocolate shop.

Quench your thirst at Halve Maan Brewery, a family-owned brewery and creator of the famous 'Brugse Zot' beer. Climb the 366 stairs all the way to the top of the Belfry and enjoy the great view over the Grand Place. Learn more about the rich history of Bruges in the Historium exhibition which stimulates your 5 senses or embrace the beautiful art of the Flemish Primitives in Groeningen Museum.

Overnight in hotel at Bruges

DAY 08:

Bruges

After breakfast in hotel You can spend some time shopping at the nearby market before you proceed for your departure flight to India; go back home with wonderful memories of your holiday with Vacations Exotica.

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