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Boasting immaculate medieval centers, canals lined with guild houses and countless chocolate shops, Belgium's Flemish and Walloon (French speaking) cities are famous around the world. Enjoy exploring these charming cities – rent a bike and pedal around fairy tale Bruges and visit Ghent's picturesque canal-side castle.

Highlights

  • Enjoy a scenic boat tour through the historic canals of Bruges or perhaps see the city by horse and cart from the Market Square
  • Why not go on a Brewery tour and sample some traditional local beers
  • Indulge in hot waffles and delicious Belgian chocolates
  • See the striking Castle of the Counts in Ghent
  • Indulge in traditional Flemish cuisine in the local restaurants

PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • Rail travel in standard class throughout
  • 3 nights' hotel stay with breakfast in Bruges
  • 3 nights' hotel stay with breakfast in Ghent
Trip Map

Disclaimer:

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy. Prices do not include rail from your hometown. Package prices are subject to change without notice, and all reservations are based upon availability at the time of booking. Single occupancy supplements will apply for solo travelers. Hotel and room facilities vary and may be subject to additional fees. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. Please call for pricing. We accept all major credit and debit cards. Activities referenced in the itinerary during free time are for suggested purposes only and are not included. Seasonal activity (if applicable): During the off-season, some tours may not be available. In this case, a similar tour will be substituted. Passports are required when traveling outside the United States including crossing the Canadian border.

DAY 1 - ARRIVE BRUGES
Welcome to beautiful Bruges. Upon arrival, make your way to your hotel and check in for a three-night stay. Once settled in your hotel, why not take a stroll around the town and go in search of the city's finest chocolate shops offering mouth-watering Belgian chocolates! (Overnight in Bruges)

DAY 2 - BRUGES
Bruges is a medieval masterpiece of a city, full of pretty canals and cobbled streets. The UNESCO World Heritage listed city center is easy to explore on foot, though you can also take a tour by canal boat or do as the locals do and get around by bike! During your stay, don't miss a visit to the Historium, a new attraction offering visitors the chance to travel back in time and experience Bruges in the Middle Ages. (Overnight in Bruges) B

DAY 3 - BRUGES
After breakfast at your hotel, enjoy another day discovering the delights of Bruges. Stroll through historic market squares bursting with traditional gabled guild houses with the aroma of delicious Belgian waffles filling the air. Indulge in traditional Flemish cuisine al fresco at a pavement café, and if you're feel adventurous, take in the panoramic views over the rooftops from 83-metres high at the Belfry Tower. Bruges is most definitely a walking city, but for a more romantic alternative, horse-drawn carriage rides are available in the historic Markt Square. (Overnight in Bruges) B

DAY 4 - BRUGES TO GHENT
Enjoy breakfast in the hotel before boarding a train for the short journey over to Ghent. On arrival, check in at your hotel for a three-night stay. Why not spend the afternoon enjoying a bit of retail therapy, heading to the Kouter area for an array of boutique shops. (Overnight in Ghent) B

DAY 5 - GHENT
Ghent is lesser known but indeed larger than Bruges and is a charming university city. Medieval cobbled streets and the picturesque River Lei are the centre piece. There is also an imposing castle, the Gravensteen, in the heart of the city, and you can climb up onto the ramparts for fabulous 360 degree views of the city. Wander the city's small streets and back alleys around Zwartezustersstraat for some of the best dining in Belgium. And the bars and cafés around the Vrijdagmarkt are great for people watching. (Overnight in Ghent) B

DAY 6 - GHENT
After breakfast today, head out for another day of sightseeing. Take time to enjoy the grand gothic architecture or enjoy a boat tour along the winding canals. Spend your evening indulging in traditional Flemish cuisine and local Belgian beer. (Overnight in Ghent). B

DAY 7 - DEPART GHENT
After breakfast this morning, check out of your hotel and continue with your travels. If you wish to extend your vacation, perhaps with an additional day in a different city, one of our Rail Vacation Specialists will be happy to assist you with the details. B

MEAL GUIDE: B - BREAKFAST, BR - BRUNCH, L - LUNCH, AT - AFTERNOON TEA, D -DINNER

Floris Karos Hotel Bruges

The Floris Karos Hotel is a traditional property, boasting an attractive Norman façade and stylish colonial-style decor. Rooms feature modern amenities, including free WiFi internet access, LED TVs and hardwood floors. Guests can take a dip in the heated swimming pool or make use of the state of the art fitness centre. The hotel is located in the centre of Bruges, a stone’s throw from the Concert Hall and a pretty stroll from the Market Square.

Heritage Hotel Bruges Relais And Chateau

The boutique Heritage Hotel in Bruges is a member of the prestigious Relais & Chateaux group. It is a lovely family run hotel with 20 individually decorated bedrooms. The hotel has a cosy lounge and bar with a fireplace, a fitness room, and a small sundeck. The hotel is situated in the centre of Bruges, within walking distance to all of Bruges' main sights and attractions.

Martin's Brugge

Set in the heart of the historic UNESCO listed centre of Bruges, Martin's Bruges Hotel is situated behind the famous 13th-century Belfry and is only a short walk from the beautiful and historic Grote Markt. The hotel benefits from a lush terrace and trendy cocktail bar, which overlooks the historic city. Rooms come fully air-conditioned and are equipped with a minibar and free Wi-Fi. Popular tourist attractions nearby include the Arentshuis Museum and the brewery “De Halve Mann”.

Prinsenhof Hotel Bruges

The Prinsenhof is a traditional hotel located in a former mansion house. Each of the air-conditioned bedrooms features cable TV with a DVD player and Wi-Fi internet access. The hotel also boasts a comfortable lounge, decorated in a classic style with chandeliers and wooden panelling. The Prinsenhof is in the centre of Bruges, just 350 metres from the Markt Square.

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Disclaimer:

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy. Prices do not include rail from your hometown. Package prices are subject to change without notice, and all reservations are based upon availability at the time of booking. Single occupancy supplements will apply for solo travelers. Hotel and room facilities vary and may be subject to additional fees. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. Please call for pricing. We accept all major credit and debit cards. Activities referenced in the itinerary during free time are for suggested purposes only and are not included. Seasonal activity (if applicable): During the off-season, some tours may not be available. In this case, a similar tour will be substituted. Passports are required when traveling outside the United States including crossing the Canadian border.

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