Belgium – Flavours of Flanders


 

 

Holiday Details

Holiday Inn Mechelen | 29/04/2016 | 4 days

A great opportunity to tickle your taste-buds! Sample the best that Belgium has to offer, from world renowned handmade chocolate and Flemish delicacies to Antwerp’s finest beers and whiskeys. Discover Mechelen (before everyone else catches on!), one of Flanders’ most underrated historic cities and overloaded with fine churches and baroque buildings. Last but not least is Antwerp, the home of Rubens and boasting cafe-filled cobbled lanes, a riverside fortress and a truly impressive cathedral.

Accomodation

Holiday Inn Mechelen Belgium Flanked by centuries-old architecture, the inviting Holiday Inn Express Mechelen City Centre is in the heart of Mechelen and just a short walk from the town square. • Bar • Lounge area • Terrace

Excursions

Antwerp Our first mission? To find the best chocolate Belgium has to offer. For this we visit the beautiful Palace in the Meir to sample the finest of chocolate in the grandest of settings. ‘The Chocolate Line’ is honoured worldwide as the number one in the world and provides a unique gastronomic experience. Free time in Antwerp affords the opportunity to sample some traditional Flemish fare and maybe a glass, or two, of Antwerp’s most famous beer, the De Konicke, before we head to the Molenberg Whisky Distillery. Take a guided walk through the miller’s farm and whisky distillery and enjoy a tasting of Gouden Carolus Single Malt and a free souvenir whisky glass.

Itinerary

Day 1: After joining the coach at your designated pick ups and all passengers have boarded the coach, you will then make your way to Dover for the ferry crossing to Calais. Your coach will then make its way to Belgium where the fun begins. Welcome to the Holiday Inn Express, in the heart of Mechelen City Centre. On arrival at the hotel porterage will be made avaliable to all guests, whilst you enjoy your welcome drink (beer wine or soft drink.) Day 2: Our first mission? To find the best chocolate Belgium has to offer. For this day 2 involves visiting the beautiful Palace in the Meir to sample the finest of chocolate in the grandest of settings. Before indulging in the sweeter things Belgium has to offer, Enjoy a hot/cold buffet breakfast to start the day. Day 3: Start another day with a hot/cold buffet breakfast before heading off for more exploring. Free time in Antwerp affords the opportunity to sample some traditional Flemish fare and maybe a glass or two, of Antwep's most famous beer, the De Konickle, before we head to the Molenberg whisky Distillery. If you still have a taste for more take a guided walk through the miller's farm and whiskey distillery and enjoy a tasting of Gouden Carolus Single Malt, with a free souvenir whisky glass to enjoy at home. Day 4: ''tot ziens'' - Time to say goodbye.

Includes

  • Breakfast
  • Free WIFI
  • Whisky tasting
  • Chocolate tasting
  • Centrally located hotel
  • Weekend Short Break
 

Important Notes

IMPORTANT INFORMATION Itinerary available on request OUR PRICES Prices are per person based on 2 adults sharing; a selected number of singles available with no supplement. For the latest prices and offers visit us in store, online or call our travel experts. Free bar and drinks specials available on selected dates, subject to availability. Please ask for details.

£169.15pp

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