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From Brussels to the North Sea

BRUSSELS - ANTWERP - GHENT - BRUGES - OSTEND - BRUSSELS

     
 

 


Days: 5 Days
Code: BUO Brussels to Ostend - OR - OBU Ostend to Brussels
NOTE: 2017 CRUISES INCLUDE THE "CLASSIC" SIGHTSEEING PACKAGE
Boat:   MS Victor Hugo


ITINERARY
   
DAY 1   BRUSSELS
    Boarding at 6.00 pm in Brussels and time to settle into your cabin before meeting the crew during a welcome cocktail reception. Dinner on board followed by a walking visit of the city. Overnight stop.
     
DAY 2       

BRUSSELS - ANTWERP


 

Breakfast on board. At around 8.00am, departure for the guided tour of Brussels. The capital of Belgium, with innumerable riches, Brussels is charming and seductive. 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 on board around noon and departure of the boat. Sailing on the Brussels sea canal. Heading for the Schelde/Escaut in Ruppelmonde. Discover this most beautiful part of the waterway. Lunch on board. Arrival in Antwerp around 7.00pm (depending on the tides and the time it takes to clear the locks). Dinner on board. After dinner stroll in Antwerp in the company of our hostess. Discover the "Grand' Place", the Brabo fountain, the City Hall Palace – Renaissance style – built between 1561 and 1565 – the cathedral Notre Dame – jewel of Antwerp and largest building of Belgium. Back on board. Overnight stopover.

     
DAY 3  

ANTWERP - GHENT


  Breakfast during the cruise. Semi-maritime sailing in the western Schelde/Escaut estuary, the main artery of Flanders. It is of inestimable value for the economy, the culture and nature. Clearing the lock at Terneuzen and continuation of the cruise on the Ghent sea canal. Lunch on board. Through a lock and arrival in Ghent (depending on the tides and locks). Guided tour of the city, centre of culture and reflection of a medieval past. After the visit, back on board in Lovendegem. Dinner and gala evening on board. Overnight stopover.
     
DAY 4  

BRUGES - OSTEND


  Departure from Lovendegem early in the morning. Breakfast during the cruise. Sailing on the Ostend-Ghent canal. Arrival in Bruges around 9.00am. Guided tour of the "Venice of the North". A town of lace, full and olde worlde charm that time has left untouched. For 200 years, Bruges was the leading town in northern Europe in terms of trade, politics and art. Back on board and departure at 1.00pm for Ostend. Arrival in Ostend around 5.00pm. Dinner and free evening. Overnight stopover.
     
DAY 5   OSTEND - BRUSSELS
    Breakfast on board. Disembarkation at 9.00 am. Transfer by coach to Brussels. Arrival in the late morning. End of the cruise.
     
   

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 with on board commentaries in both French & English. Sightseeing tours are guaranteed in English with either bilingual guides or audiphones.

                        
   
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This offer includes: The cruise on full board from dinner on the first day to breakfast on the final day, local wine, beer and fruit juice at lunch and dinner (on board meals only), Open bar including a variety of French and regional wine and spirits  (excluding Champagne and premium drinks),  accommodation in a twin air conditioned cabin with shower and WC, entertainment, the assistance of our hostess on board, the welcome cocktail, the gala evening, port taxes and pre paid English sightseeing (subject to minimum numbers)

     
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This offer does not include:  insurance, personal expenses, Drinks - wine selected from the premium drinks list and those purchased on shore excursions, shore excursions.

     
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