Multi-Day Tour

Belgian Beer Tour (8 days)

G Adventures Inc.

Brussels, Belgium To Antwerp, Belgium

Valid for Departures: 07 Jul 2018 - 21 Dec 2019

Belgian Beer Tour (8 days)

Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
Brussels, Belgium
None None
Day 1 Brussels: There are no planned activities until an evening welcome meeting. Additional Notes: A note on the itinerary: Due to the nature of the Trappist brewing process, opportunities to visit the abbey, the breweries, and interact with the monks is based on the willingness of the abbey to open its doors to visitors and make an exception. We work very hard to bring as many of these behind-the-scenes experiences to fruition for our travellers, but we can't guarantee how much access we'll get. Be prepared to enjoy tasting the abbey-made beers at local cafés, which host visitors from all over the world looking for these exclusive drinks. We can guarantee we will visit each of the six breweries in Belgium from the outside and experience these charming towns– enjoying their markets, castles, cafés, and delicacies– and will aim to gain as much access to the abbeys as the monks permit on any given day. It's all part of this delicious adventure! Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
Day 2
Brussels, Belgium
None Breakfast
Day 2 Brussels: Belgium is know for many things, including fantastic cuisine. If the chocolate factory and Delirium beer hall only whet your appetite, opt for a beer walking tour before indulging in waffles, mussels, and 'frites'. Included Activities: Orientation Walk
Day 3
Brussels, Belgium
None Breakfast, Lunch
Day 3 Brussels/Rochefort: Travel by train and public bus to reach Rochefort in time for lunch. Head to the markets in this beautiful medieval town and collect some cheese, bread, meat, and local delicacies and enjoy a picnic with a Trappist beer. Brush up on your French as you chat with locals. See the church then enjoy a free afternoon with options like visiting the remains of a 2,000-year-old Gallo-Roman villa in the Archaeopark of Rochefort. Don't miss out on indulging in local Rochefort cheeses produced from a centuries-old recipe or some local cuisine like the giant meatball "gehaktbal", with "frites" and foie gras. Included Activities: Rochefort Picnic with Trappist Beer Tasting Abbaye Notre Dame de Saint Remy Visit Transport: Train Local bus
Day 4
Rochefort/Bruges
None Breakfast, Lunch
Day 4 Rochefort/Bruges: Head to Orval for a visit to the abbey's visitor centre. Sample some beer and Trappist cheese here before continuing on to Chimay. Enjoy an included lunch at the brasserie near Chimay to try beer normally reserved for the monks. The abbey and main brewing centre are not open to the public, but there are still plenty of opportunities to sample the local goods. Arrive at Bruges in the evening and head out for an orientation walk around the town. Included Activities: Orval Visit with Beer and Cheese Tasting Chimay Visit with Lunch and Tasting Orientation Walk Transport: Private Vehicle Private Vehicle Private Vehicle
Day 5
Bruges, Belgium
None Breakfast, Lunch
Day 5 Bruges: With a free evening in enchanting Bruges, opt for a horse-drawn carriage ride around town, or choose to rent a bike (complete with guide) and head out around the city and surrounding countryside. Included Activities: Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan Beer Tasting and Lunch
Day 6
Bruges, Belgium
None Breakfast
Day 6 Bruges/Antwerp: Take a private van to Antwerp, stopping for a visit to Westmalle en route. The abbey here is closed to visitors but we will enjoy a tasting at the Café Trappisten, with the option for lunch including tastes of Trappist meat and cheese. Continue on to Achel for the last official Trappist tasting of the trip. There is the opportunity to sample some Achel beer, though again, the abbey will be closed to visitors. Arrive in Antwerp in the late afternoon. Opt to wander around the city and get a feel for the place. Included Activities: Westmalle Visit with Beer Tasting Achel Visit with Beer Tasting Orientation Walk Transport: Stop along the way in Westmalle and Achel. Private Vehicle
Day 7
Antwerp, Belgium
None Breakfast
Day 7 Antwerp: Enjoy a free day in Antwerp with the option to visit a local brewery by bike, check out some museums, or venture underground on an Antwerp sewer tour.
Day 8
Antwerp, Belgium
None Breakfast
Day 8 Antwerp: Your CEO can help arrange transport back to Brussels airport.

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Some people’s idea of a beer adventure is checking out that pub two streets over from the local. The true beer connoisseur is a different breed. Designed with the fancy suds aficionado in mind, this eight-day trip takes you to the ancestral home of Trappist, one of the world’s finest brewers. You’ll visit the six Trappist monastery-breweries in Belgium (including the chance to taste Westvleteren, one of beerdom’s most celebrated brews), explore Brussels and Bruges, and stuff yourself with mus...

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