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Experience the enchanting allure of Belgium, a hidden gem nestled in the heart of Europe. Immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of its medieval towns, where cobblestone streets wind through charming squares adorned with centuries-old architecture. Indulge in the tantalizing flavors of Belgian chocolate and waffles, savoring every decadent bite as you explore the vibrant culinary scene. From the historic city of Brussels to the picturesque canals of Bruges, each destination offers a glimpse into Belgium's fascinating heritage. Discover the artistic masterpieces of Flemish painters, stroll along tranquil waterways lined with colorful houses, and lose yourself in the romantic ambiance that permeates this captivating country. With its blend of history, culture, and gastronomy, Belgium promises an unforgettable journey that will leave you craving more.

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On Sale Independent Package Tulip Time with AmaWaterways
7 night river cruise through Belgium & the Netherlands: colorful Amsterdam; medieval Bruges, Middleburg, & Ghent; Rotterdam, the "Gateway to Europe"; whimsical Kinderdijk & more
from $3799 w/ Flights from $2999 Tour Only 9 days
per person, double occupancy,* during sale**

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Highlights

  1. Flemish Region

    Belgian beer, BrugesThe Flemish region of Belgium is a captivating blend of rich history, vibrant culture, and picturesque landscapes. Steeped in medieval charm, the cobbled streets of cities like Bruges and Ghent transport visitors back in time, while the modern architecture of Antwerp adds a contemporary flair. Art enthusiasts will find solace in the masterpieces housed within renowned museums such as the Royal Museum of Fine Arts. Nature lovers can explore the tranquil beauty of Flanders Fields or immerse themselves in the idyllic countryside dotted with windmills and charming villages. With its delectable cuisine featuring mouthwatering chocolates, waffles, and delicious beers, the Flemish region offers a sensory feast that delights every palate. Whether strolling along canals, admiring Gothic cathedrals, or savoring local delicacies, visitors to Flanders are sure to be captivated by its timeless allure.

  2. Brussels

    Grand Place, BrusselsDiscover Brussels, Belgium's cosmopolitan capital, known for its exquisite cuisine, world-class museums, and iconic landmarks. Stroll along the elegant Grand Place, a UNESCO World Heritage site adorned with opulent guildhalls and the stunning Town Hall. Indulge your taste buds with authentic Belgian waffles and mouthwatering mussels before delving into the city's rich artistic heritage at the Royal Museums of Fine Arts.

  3. Antwerp

    Antwerp Central StationDelight in the vibrant energy of Antwerp, Belgium's fashion-forward and diamond capital. Wander through trendy boutiques showcasing cutting-edge designs while admiring architectural masterpieces like the striking Antwerp Central Station. Immerse yourself in artistry at Rubenshuis Museum, once home to the renowned painter Peter Paul Rubens, and experience the city's vibrant nightlife at bustling bars and clubs.

  4. Ghent

    Saint Bravo's Cathedral, GhentEmbark on a journey to Ghent, a hidden gem that seamlessly blends old-world grandeur with a vibrant contemporary spirit. Marvel at the awe-inspiring Gothic architecture of Saint Bavo's Cathedral and discover the captivating history behind the famous Ghent Altarpiece. Uncover the city's artistic side as you wander through its lively street art scene and immerse yourself in its thriving cultural offerings.

  5. Bruges

    Canal in BrugesNestled in the heart of Belgium, Bruges is a picturesque fairytale city that beckons with its timeless beauty and rich history. Admire the elegant canals, their tranquil waters reflecting the charm and splendor of this enchanting destination. Whether strolling alongside the peaceful Minnewater Lake or exploring the magnificent art collections at Groeningemuseum, Bruges promises an unforgettable journey through time, where old-world allure meets contemporary allure at every turn.

  6. Belgian Chocolate

    Belgian chocolatesrom its humble beginnings as a luxury enjoyed by aristocrats, chocolate quickly evolved into an integral part of Belgian culture. Renowned for their craftsmanship, Belgian chocolatiers have perfected the art of creating exquisite chocolates. The country's fertile soil and temperate climate provide ideal conditions for cultivating high-quality cocoa beans, resulting in a distinct flavor profile that sets Belgian chocolate apart.

Fast Facts

Already booked on one of our packages to Belgium? See everything you need to know before you go.

Overview

Capital: Brussels
Population: 11.59 million
Currency: Euro
Languages: Dutch
Drives on the: Right
Time zone: CET (UTC +1)

Entry requirements Please see our Entry Requirements page.
Staying Healthy

There are no special health requirements or precautions to take when visiting Belgium.

Center for Disease Control
World Health Organization

Weather

The months of May thru October are the best months to travel when temperatures in the day hover around the 70's and 80's. Nights dip into the 50's and 60's, so be sure to take a sweater and even an umbrella. If you would like to visit during the tulip season, April to mid-May is the best time!

Money & Credit Cards

Always notify your bank prior to departure to avoid any problems using your credit or debit card while traveling.

Electricity & Power Adapters

230 volts. Plugs C & F. You will need a voltage converter and plug adapter in order to use U.S. appliances. We recommend getting a universal adapter and converter kit.

Learn more about electrical standards around the world.

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Cell Phones & Internet

Want to take your cell phone, tablet or laptop, but not sure how to get cell service or wifi? Read up on using your cell phone abroad and the top 5 ways to get Internet abroad.

Did you know?
  • Belgium is famous for its chocolate, producing over 220,000 tons of it each year. That's enough to satisfy the sweet tooth of every Belgian and leave plenty to share!
  • The country is home to more castles per square kilometer than any other nation in the world. With around 3,000 castles, Belgium is a fairytale land waiting to be explored.
  • Belgians love their fries so much that they even have a dedicated museum for them! The Frietmuseum in Bruges tells the fascinating story of how this delicious snack became a national treasure.
  • Belgium is also known for its waffles. These crispy treats come in two varieties: Brussels waffles (light and fluffy) and Liège waffles (dense and caramelized). No matter which one you choose, you're in for a delightful treat!
  • Belgium is home to one of the most unique festivals in the world: the Carnival of Binche. This UNESCO-recognized event features colorful parades, traditional costumes, and hundreds of Gilles (masked characters) throwing oranges into the crowd for good luck.
* Advertised prices may include an "Instant Savings" discount and/or sale discount, available for a limited time. Prices reflect these discounts. Advertised prices are per person, based on double occupancy; single occupancy rooms may be available for an additional charge. Advertised prices are the best available based on the least expensive travel dates, departure city, and other options, and do not include optional excursions or other optional items. Your total price will vary based upon the dates, flights, and other options you select during the booking process. For packages including flights, prices include Airline Taxes, Fees & Sept. 11th Security Fee, but do not include excess baggage fees or advance seat reservations. Prices and availability subject to change. More about our prices.

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