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    Belgium Beckons
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    Arrive Brussels: City Tour

    Day 1 Arrive Brussels: City Tour

    Arrive Brussels and transfer to your hotel. In the afternoon explore the vibrant city of Brussels on a guided city tour. You start your visit with a stroll to Brussels beautiful Grand Place. Your guide will brief you the history of the unique city hall and the splendid guild houses. Then you board your luxury coach and drive along the magnificent St. Michaels cathedral towards the world-famous Atomium, the Chinese Pavilion and the Japanese tower. Via the Royal residence of Laeken and the Royal St Marys church, we drive back to the city center and visit the Sablon district with its elegant stores selling beautiful antiques. Next you see the impressive Court of Justice and you drive to the stately Place Royale and the Royal Palace. The next part of tour takes you to the European district with the European Parliament. Here you will visit the Visitors Center of the European Parliament, with its history of the EU (duration of the visit 50 min). Passing the European Commission and Council of Ministers we drive to the Park of the Jubilee with its monumental Triumphal Arch. Passing the Royal Parc and the Belgian Parliament you drive back to the city center where the tour ends. The visit of the Europarlamentarium takes 45 min. Overnight at hotel in Brussels.
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    Brussels: Mini-Europe & Beer Tour

    Day 2 Brussels: Mini-Europe & Beer Tour

    After breakfast, visit Europe in miniature at the Mini Europe (transfers on your own). Stroll amid the typical ambience of the most beautiful towns of the Old Continent. The incomparable chimes of Big Ben welcome you to the heart of London. The gondolas and mandolins will invite you to discover the charms of Venice. Follow the T.G.V. from Paris to the other end of France. In total see 300 models and sites in a quite unequalled craftsmanship. In the afternoon proceed for a brewery tour and a beer tasting session. Your beer tasting experience features visiting some of Brussels most typical drinking venues. Specialties are the traditional Brussels beers like Geuze, Kriek but also Trappist beers that come with a creamy white head and thirst-quenching white beers that go down deliciously on hot summer days. Your guide will help you to unravel some of Belgium's beer mysteries on this tour, giving great details of the different varieties of beer, their tastes and unique attributes. He will also provide you with tips of the do's and don'ts of the Belgian beers. The tour also includes a visit to the Royal Puppet Theater Toone and a guided walking tour past the Manneken Pis Statue, Ilot Sacre, Art Deco buildings, the Brussels’ fish market and the island of Saint Gery, the oldest part of Brussels. Overnight at hotel in Brussels. (B)
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    Brussels: Antwerp Day Trip

    Day 3 Brussels: Antwerp Day Trip

    After breakfast proceed for a day trip to Antwerp. Antwerp, Belgium's second largest city is also home to Europe's second largest harbor and has kept many memories of its rich past. Above all, it is the city of P.P. Rubens, world famous master painter of the seventeenth century. You drive to the Market Square with its ancient houses and the Cathedral of Our Lady (entrance fee included). This Cathedral contains, amongst other treasures, two of Rubens' masterpieces: 'The Elevation of the Cross' and 'The Descent from the Cross'. Antwerp is also the world's diamond centre and you will have time to visit a diamond workshop (Not included on Mondays as the workshop is closed). You end the tour with a drive through the harbor. Overnight at hotel in Brussels. (B)
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    Brussels: Ghent & Bruges Day trip

    Day 4 Brussels: Ghent & Bruges Day trip

    After breakfast, proceed for a day trip to Ghent & Bruges. After an hour's drive you arrive in Ghent, where you visit St. Bavo's Cathedral, home of the world famous 'Mystic Lamb' painting. During the city tour you will see all the important buildings from the middle ages, such as the Belfry, St Nicholas' Church and the Earl's Castle. In Bruges, you visit the Lake of Love and the Beguinage. Afterwards you start your walking tour and discover the Church of Our Lady with the statue by Michaelangelo, the Market Square with its belfry and the Holy Blood Chapel. Overnight at hotel in Brussels. (B)
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    Brussels: Chocolate Tour

    Day 5 Brussels: Chocolate Tour

    After breakfast, enjoy the Chocolate tour & workshop in Brussels. You are taught how to make chocolate yourself through a fun workshop by a Master Chocolatier. Orangettes, pralines, Easter eggs etc. You will also take a walk through and around the Grand Place area which will help you to get to know the heart of the old city. You will see the Manneken-Pis, the oldest citizen of Brussels, the Sablon Square filled with antique shops, the Royal Galleries being the seat for the oldest chocolate shop in Europe Neuhaus; credited with inventing the praline and the ballotin (box). Eventually you will follow the Brussels Comic Strip Route, a series of giant comic murals and colorful statues that enliven alleys throughout the old city centre. In addition to this extensive walk past the city's most luxury chocolate shops where you will taste some of the best sellers (Pierre Marcolini, Godiva, Withamer, Neuhaus) and historical landmarks, we will also tell you where to find the best bargains in Brussels. Overnight at hotel in Brussels. (B)
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    Brussels – Depart

    Day 6 Brussels – Depart

    After Breakfast, transfer to airport to board your flight back home. (B)
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    Accomodation

    Location Premium (4.5 – 5*) Deluxe (3.5 - 4.5*) Standard (2.5 - 3.5*)
    Brussels Hotel Amigo Hotel Carrefour de L’Europe Hotel Queen Anne
    Note: Accommodation will be provided in the Hotels/Resorts mentioned above or in similar category.
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    Package Inclusions & Exclusions

    Inclusions

    • Accommodation for 5 nights with Breakfast in Brussels • Brussels City Tour on SIC • Mini-Europe Entrance Tickets only • Beer Tour in Brussels on SIC • Day Trip to Antwerp on SIC • Day Trip to Ghent & Bruges on SIC • Chocolate Tour in Brussels on SIC

    Exclusions

    • International airfare with taxes • Arrival departure transfers • Transfers to Mini Europe • Visa & Travel Insurance • Tips, Porterage, Expenses of personal nature, any item not forming part of the inclusions list

    Notes

    • All SIC Tours have common departure point and you need to get there on your own.;
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    Belgium Beckons

    Package Price (per person)

    Validity: 01 Apr 2017 to 30 Sep 2018 BARRING PEAK AND BLOCK OUT PERIODS

    Rooming Basis Premium (4.5 – 5*) Deluxe (3.5 - 4.5*) Standard (2.5 - 3.5*)
    Adult Twin Sharing EUR 1139 EUR 787 EUR 544
    EXCL GST OF 5.00%
    Package Price may vary as per actual Date of Travel
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