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 Christmas markets in Belgium

 BRUSSELS - BRUGES - ANTWERP - BRUSSELS

           

 
 
 A cruise in Belgium is the ideal opportunity to discover the flat country of Jacques Brel: Brussels, capital of Belgium with its Gothic and Renaissance heritage, with both classic and contemporary architecture, Bruges, the "Venice of the North", Namur with its old districts, and so on.  Add to this the magical atmosphere of Christmas with it's twinkling lights and markets and you have a cruise not to be missed!
 
Days: 4 Days
Code -  BAB
Itinerary

Day 1

BRUSSELS


Boarding at around 6 pm.  After settling in on board, there will be a presentation of the crew and welcome cocktail. Dinner and entertainment in the lounge.

   
Day 2

BRUSSELS

 

Breakfast on board. Start of the guided tour of Brussels, capital of Belgium, with its infinite pleasures. Brussels charms and delights. Combining its Gothic heritage with that of the Renaissance and Art Nouveau taking in Art Deco, Classicism and contemporary architecture, it is welcoming and seductive. Back to the boat for lunch. Afternoon, departure by coach for the Christmas Market in Brussels "the pleasures of winter". Numerous chalets operated by local and international craftsmen are placed around the Place de la Bourse, on the forecourt of the Fish Market and on the Place St Catherine. The atmosphere at the Christmas market is enlivened by various forms of entertainment going on all the time. Free time to take full advantage of this afternoon, steeped in a colourful, festive and creative ambience. Back on board for dinner in a Christmas mood.

   
Day 3

BRUSSELS - BRUGES* - ANTWERP - BRUSSELS

 

Departure early in the morning heading for Antwerp. Breakfast during the cruise. Arrival in Antwerp around 8 am. Departure by coach for the guided tour of the cathedral, an immense artistic treasure with the bonus of two major works by Rubens. A large part of this imposing church with its seven naves has regained its architectural splendour after years of restoration. Continuation of the tour at "Diamondland". Covering more than 1000 square metres, these exhibition rooms also include a diamond cutting facility. Visitors are let in on the secrets of transforming the uncut diamond. Return on board for lunch. In the afternoon, depart by coach to discover Bruges in the company of our hostess. In the Christmas Market of the city, between the Christmas trees, the crib, the decorations, the ditties and Santas strolling around, you will enjoy a magic moment. Return on board in Antwerp at the end of the afternoon. Dinner and evening of entertainment on board, while sailing towards Brussels that we will reach around midnight. Overnight stopover.

   
Day 4

BRUSSELS

 

Breakfast on board.  Disembarkation at 9 am. End of our journey.

   
 

This itinerary is a guide only. For reasons of navigational safety , the captain and crew of the boat alone may decide to modify the itinerary.

Please note Croisi cruises are bilingual. Cruise co-ordinators, commentary and sightseeing in French and/or English (subject to minimum numbers).

   
INCLUSIONS:



This offer includes: the cruise on full board from dinner on the first day to breakfast on the final day, accommodation in a double air conditioned cabin with shower and WC, entertainment, the assistance of our hostess on board, pre paid excursions (bilingual subject to minimum numbers) the welcome cocktail, the gala evening, port taxes.

   
EXCLUSIONS:




NO DRINKS INCLUDED ON THIS CRUISE
This offer does not include: drinks, insurance, personal expenses, flights to and from the cruise start and end points.

Formalities: valid national identity card or passport compulsory. Non-EU nationals are requested to consult their embassy or consulate.

   
NOTES:


For the optimum organisation of your voyage, the direction of the tours may be reversed.   *excursion by coach.   Subject to the general and particular terms and conditions of sale CROISIEUROPE

   
ACCOMMODATION: Contact Innovative Travel for details of pre and post Cruise accommodation
   
LANGUAGE:

Please note Croisi cruises are bilingual. Cruise co-ordinators, commentary and sightseeing in French and/or English (subject to minimum numbers).

   
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