Belgium: An extraordinary cruise on the Belgian canals

BUX_AIPP - 5 days from $1,157

Tabs

Description
BRUSSELS - GHENT - TOURNAI - BRUSSELS

DAY 1: BRUSSELS - GHENT

Passengers are welcome to board our ship at 1:00 p.m. Enjoy a welcome cocktail as we present our crew. We’ll then begin to cruise towards Ghent. We’ll enjoy dinner on board this evening.

DAY 2: GHENT - HERINNES

Join us for a tour of Ghent by discovering the city through a gourmet stroll. What a great way to get to know Belgium and all its savors! Known as Belgium’s best-kept secret, Ghent is small enough to feel cozy but big enough to stay vibrant. We’ll spend the afternoon cruising on the Scheldt River to Herinnes.

DAY 3: HERINNES -TOURNAI - PERONNE - STREPY THIEU

We’ll cruise towards Tournai. Once we arrive, join us for a visit of the city. Along with Tongeren, Tournai is the oldest city in Belgium and has played an important role in the country's cultural history. We’ll return on board in Péronne and continue to cruise towards Strépy-Thieu. Dinner will be followed by an evening of entertainment by the crew.

DAY 4: STREPY-THIEU BOT LIFT - RONQUIERES INCLINED PLANE - BRUSSELS

We’ll spend the entire day cruising the river, passing through two amazing canal structures that will make this vacation unforgettable. The Strépy-Thieu Boat Lift is awe-inspiring. It lets boats cross a height difference of almost 240 feet and single-handedly replaced the four boatlifts and two locks on the historic Canal du Centre. We’ll then pass through the Ronquières Inclined Plane. The inclined plane is 4,698 feet long and lifts and lowers boats over 222 feet vertically. We’ll then leave by coach to Brussels for a guided tour of the Belgian capital. We’ll return to the boat in Brussels for our festive gala dinner.

DAY 5: BRUSSELS

Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before disembarking at 9:00 a.m. End of our services.

For navigational safety reasons, the company and the captain are the only authorized persons who can modify the cruise itinerary. Alcohol can be dangerous to your health. Please drink in moderation.
Transport

Port-to-port cruise, no transfers included.

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