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Trip Overview

Discover the best of Belgium with a twin city break to Ghent and Brussels. Wander along cobbled streets, take a boat trip along the River Leie, and relax in Europe's biggest medieval market square, the spectacular Grand Place.

Highlights

  • Tour the River Lei in Ghent and see the 12th-century Gravensteen castle and Saint Bavo's Cathedral
  • Discover the medieval Grand Place, Manneken Pis, Atomium, and Mini-Europe in Brussels

PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • Train travel in standard class throughout
  • 3 nights' hotel stay with breakfast in Ghent
  • 3 nights' hotel stay with breakfast in Brussels
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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.

DAY 1 - ARRIVE IN GHENT
On arrival in Ghent, check in at your hotel for a three-night stay. Once settled in, begin your exploration of this impressive university city. Why not head to the Kouter area for some shopping! The bars and cafés around the Vrijdaagmarkt are great for people watching. (Overnight in Ghent)

DAY 2 - GHENT
Spend the day getting to know Ghent! The vibrant, local atmosphere of this truly beautiful city ensures it is a lot more than just a tourist destination. In fact, Ghent was once the biggest city in western Europe thanks to its thriving cloth trade. Today, St Bavo's Cathedral delights visitors with its "The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb" altarpiece, and the Gravensteen castle, including the Courtyard, Count's residence and dungeon, are open for tours. (Overnight in Ghent).

DAY 3 - GHENT
Enjoy an additional day discovering Ghent at your own pace, exploring more of the medieval cobbled streets and the picturesque river Lei in the city center. Dive in to the small streets and back alleys around Zeuterzusterstraat for some of the best dining in Belgium. (Overnight in Ghent) B

DAY 4 - GHENT TO BRUSSELS
Enjoy breakfast in the hotel before you take the short train journey from Ghent back to Brussels. Upon arrival, check in for a three-night stay at your hotel. Brussels is best known for its beer and chocolate but there is so much else to see and do while in this medieval city. Art lovers can view a range of modern and contemporary art at two of the city's museums, the Classic Art Museum and the Museum of Modern Art, or simply relax at the Parc du Cinquantenaire and admire the striking Triumphal Arch that is home to the Musee du Cinquantenaire. (Overnight in Brussels) B

DAY 5 - BRUSSELS
Enjoy breakfast in the hotel and then perhaps visit the Magritte Museum, home to over 200 original paintings, drawings and sculptures by the surrealist artist René Magritte. Why not enjoy some of the hundreds of varieties of Belgian beer, sample Belgian chocolates or treat yourself to a hot Belgian waffle! (Overnight in Brussels) B

DAY 6 - BRUSSELS
Discover beautiful Art Nouveau buildings designed by local architect Victor Horta or shop along the exclusive Avenue Louise. Come the evening, a visit to the stunning medieval Grand Place is a must. Once you are there, you'll find it hard to resist the plethora of traditional bars and authentic restaurants around the square, all vying for your attention. Be sure to tuck into a traditional portion of delicious moules-frites accompanied by a good Belgian beer! (Overnight in Brussels). B

DAY 5 - DEPART BRUSSELS
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 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 Arlequin Grand Place Brussels

Situated just 200 yards from the magnificent Grand Place, the Floris Hotel Arlequin is the perfect base for sightseeing in Brussels. The hotel boasts 92 elegant rooms, each with Wi-Fi internet access, air conditioning and flat screen TVs. Guests can relax in the hotel bar after a long day of exploring, or can make use of the hotel’s fitness centre during their stay.

NH Brussels Louise

Situated along Avenue Louise, Brussels’ lively shopping area, the NH Hotel Brussels City Centre offers an elegant escape in the heart of the city. The hotel’s 246 rooms all come equipped with cable television, tea and coffee making facilities and Wi-Fi internet access. Guests can dine on Belgian and international cuisine in the on-site ‘Chez Louise’ brasserie, and make use of the well equipped fitness centre.

NH Collection Brussels Centre

Nestled just a stone’s throw from Brussels’ iconic Grand Place and the famous Menneken Pis statue, the NH Collection Brussels Centre occupies a prime position right in the heart of the Belgian capital. The property’s 241 rooms are all warmly decorated, and feature minibars, tea and coffee making facilities and Wi-Fi internet access. Guests can make use of the spacious on-site gym, or dine in ‘Brasserie Atlanta’, where the menus feature the best of Belgian, French and Italian cuisine.

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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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