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Brussels for Adventure Junkies

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Brussels, the capital city of Belgium, epitomizes a harmonious blend of rich history, vibrant culture, and contemporary dynamism. Steeped in tradition yet embracing modernity, Brussels offers a diverse tapestry of experiences for visitors. Its iconic landmarks, such as the Manneken Pis statue and the magnificent Grande Place, showcase the city's historical significance and architectural gra...

Itinerary

Day 1

Step Foot in Brussels

  • Stay Included

Arriving early in Brussels presents a perfect opportunity to immerse yourself in the city's rich tapestry of attractions. Begin your adventure by venturing to the iconic Grande Place, a UNESCO World Heritage site renowned for its stunning architecture and vibrant atmosphere. Marvel at the intricate facades of guildhalls and the imposing Brussels Town Hall, which serve as a testament to the city's medieval heritage.

Afterward, make your way to the whimsical Manneken Pis, a beloved symbol of Brussels known for its cheeky charm. This diminutive bronze statue captures the imagination of visitors from around the world and offers a glimpse into Brussels' playful spirit.

Alternatively, explore a myriad of other landmarks and points of interest scattered throughout the city, from the majestic Royal Palace of Brussels to the impressive Atomium, an architectural marvel symbolizing an iron crystal magnified 165 billion times.

As evening descends, retire to the comforts of the Courtyard by Marriott Hotel, where modern amenities and exceptional service await. Nestled in the heart of Brussels, this luxurious accommodation provides the perfect sanctuary for relaxation and rejuvenation after a day of exploration. Whether you're a culture enthusiast, a shopaholic, a gourmet aficionado, or simply seeking to indulge in the delights of Brussels, the Courtyard by Marriott Hotel promises a memorable stay in this enchanting city.

Day 2

Journey to Mechelen

  • Breakfast
  • Stay Included

Bid farewell to Brussels with one last tour of the magnificent Grande Place before embarking on your cycling adventure. Head eastward, tracing a scenic route through the southeast suburbs of Tervuren, where the renowned Afrika Museum awaits with its fascinating exhibits. Pedal onwards through picturesque landscapes, passing through Erps and Kampenhout, each offering glimpses of rural charm and tranquility. As you journey towards Mechelen, be sure to marvel at the 13th-century St. Rumbold's Cathedral, a towering landmark boasting panoramic views of the city from its impressive tower. Meander along tree-lined country lanes, follow the gentle flow of rivers, and traverse verdant meadows, immersing yourself in the natural beauty of the Belgian countryside along the way.

Day 3

Venture out to Antwerp

  • Breakfast
  • Stay Included

Embark on today's scenic route, marveling at the eclectic architectural styles that adorn the Ursuline Institute of Our Lady of Wavre. At this site Art Nouveau, neo-Empire, neo-Gothic, and Art Deco elements converge harmoniously. Don't miss the enchanting winter garden, a masterpiece of Art Nouveau design that pays homage to nature, springtime, and light. Journey onward through the idyllic countryside, passing through charming locales such as Duffel, nestled along the picturesque River Nete, Mortsel, and Berchem.

Make a stop at the island Fort in Mortsel, one of the historic Brialmont Forts that once formed the defensive line of Antwerp, offering a glimpse into Belgium's military heritage. As you approach Antwerp, prepare to immerse yourself in the city's rich cultural tapestry and vibrant atmosphere. Explore its storied streets, renowned for their long-standing traditions in beer brewing, antique treasures, vintage fashion, and exquisite diamonds. Antwerp beckons with a wealth of experiences waiting to be discovered, promising an unforgettable journey through its captivating streets and dynamic neighborhoods.

On reaching the city, check-in at Park Inn by Radisson Antwerpen and stay there overnight.

Day 4

Way toward Dendermonde

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  • Stay Included

Begin your day adventure by heading on a picturesque route, tracing the tranquil path of the River Scheldt for much of the journey. Along the way, make a captivating stop at the 10th-century Wissekerk Castle, adding to the tapestry of Antwerp's historic fortifications. Continuing your riverside exploration, cross the waterway via ferry and follow the scenic river dike to De Zilverreiger. This regional museum serves as a tribute to the rich heritage of local trades and crafts that once thrived in the area, including basket weaving, cooperage (barrel making), river fishery, clog making, and flax processing. Immerse yourself in the stories and traditions that shaped the region, gaining insight into the livelihoods of generations past as you delve into the cultural fabric of the Belgian countryside.

Day 5

Head toward Ghent

  • Breakfast
  • Stay Included

Continue your journey, tracing the serene banks of the Scheldt River as it winds through a series of charming Flemish villages and towns. Pause for a delightful break at the historic Laarne Castle, immersing yourself in its timeless ambiance before resuming your journey toward Ghent. As you approach the captivating city of Ghent, prepare to be enchanted by its Old Town, which unfolds like an open-air museum, showcasing centuries of architectural marvels and cultural treasures. Ghent's status as a UNESCO Creative City of Music is evident in its vibrant music scene, with festivals, concerts, and musical institutions enriching the city's cultural landscape. From the melodious strains of the carillon to impromptu sing-alongs by music students along the quays, music permeates every corner of Ghent. 

As night falls, the city's ingenious street lighting casts a magical glow over its cobblestone streets, creating an enchanting ambiance that invites exploration and discovery. Stay overnight at Yalo Urban Boutique Hotel Gent. 

Day 6

Spot Scenic Landscapes at Kortrijk

  • Breakfast
  • Stay Included

Get ready for the captivating exploration of the stunning landscape surrounding the river Leie. Delight in the picturesque scenery of this verdant region, renowned for its lush greenery and expansive forests that have long served as a muse for countless artists. Along the way, encounter neoclassical castles and quaint artists' villages that dot the landscape, offering glimpses into the region's rich cultural heritage. 

Immerse yourself in the works of renowned painters showcased in local museums, capturing the essence of the landscape's beauty on canvas. Kortrijk exudes the charm of a bustling city while retaining the cozy ambiance of a village. Explore the city center, where modern architecture harmoniously coexists with centuries-old cultural landmarks, embodying a spirit of passionate creativity that permeates every corner of this enchanting destination.

As the evening descends, make your way to Park Hotel Kortrijk to stay overnight and relax.

Day 7

Navigate to the Last Stop-Bruges

  • Breakfast
  • Stay Included

Get on another delightful journey through the serene Flemish countryside, relishing in its flat expanses and picturesque vistas. As you approach your final stretch, trace the historic Ghent-Bruges canal, a waterway dating back to the 14th century, steeped in rich history and serving as one of the oldest in the country. The canal, along with its verdant towpath verges, forms a lush green corridor that plays a vital role in preserving biodiversity in the region.

Arriving at your ultimate destination of Bruges, you'll be greeted by the town's undeniable charm and timeless allure. Wander its cobbled streets and squares, marvel at its tranquil canals, and admire the medieval architecture that adorns every corner. Bruges exudes a fairy-tale ambiance, enchanting visitors with its romantic atmosphere and evocative beauty. Prepare to be captivated by the town's magical aura as you immerse yourself in its historic splendor and soak in the unforgettable sights and sounds of this truly charming destination.

Day 8

Take Leave from Bruges

  • Breakfast

After a satisfying breakfast, it's time to bid farewell to the enchanting town of Bruges. Take a moment to savor your last glimpses of its cobbled streets, tranquil canals, and medieval architecture. Make your way to the Airport to catch your flight back home.

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  • Stay Included
  • Breakfast as per Itinerary
  • Hop on a cycling adventure from Brussels to Mechelen.
  • Discover Scenic Landscapes at Kortrijk
  • Give a check at the Ghent-Bruges canal

Hotels

Day 1

Brussels

Courtyard by Marriott Brussels

Day 2

Mechelen

Hotel Vé

Day 3

Antwerp

Park Inn by Radisson Antwerpen

Day 4

Dendermonde

Abalona Hotel & Apartments

Day 5

Ghent

Yalo Urban Boutique Hotel Gent

Day 6

Kortrijk

Parkhotel Kortrijk

Day 7

Bruges

Dukes' Academie Brugge

  • Accommodation at "Courtyard by Marriott Brussels": 1 Night
  • Accommodation at "Hotel Vé": 1 Night
  • Accommodation at "Park Inn by Radisson Antwerpen": 1 Night
  • Accommodation at "Abalone Hotel & Apartments": 1 Night
  • Accommodation at "Yalo Urban Boutique Hotel Gent": 1 Night
  • Accommodation at "Parkhotel Kortrijk”: 1 Night
  • Accommodation at "Dukes' Academie Brugge": 1 Night
  • Luggage Transfer to the hotels
  • Meals & Beverages (As Mentioned)
  • Flight Facility 
  • Transfer Facility 
  • Travel Insurance
  • Visa Fees (If Applicable)
  • Meals & Beverages (Not mentioned)
  • Additional Activities

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Brussels, Mechelen, Antwerp, Dendermonde, And Bruges

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Brussels Package for 7 nights and 8 days : Frequently asked questions

To explore the top attractions from Brussels to Bruges, craft an itinerary of around 6-8 days. However, based on your preference, you can tailor the itinerary accordingly.

The average price of the package varies from $ 2,299 to $ 2,500. However, you can further enquire about your package price by connecting with the Trekhops support team.

No. Having travel insurance isn't restricted at all. However, you can add a protection shield by getting travel insurance.

Yes. Travelers are free to modify/customize their vacation package as per their preferences or interests.

Amongst all the landmarks in the city, Atomium is highly praised and explored by a large number of travelers.

To check out the major destinations of the city, you can plan for Brussels vacation packages of around 3-4 days.

Yes, the city is positioned amongst one of the best destinations to explore with family. Moreover, there are a lot of activities that your kids enjoy indulging in.

A few of the must-see attractions in Brussels are the Grand Palace, Royal Galleries, Atomism, Mini-Europe, and Royal Palace.