Brussels with Bruges
Itinerary based on shooting location
Day 1: Arrive Brussels
Early Check in and the rest of the day is free for you to explore this city armed with your One-day Hop On Hop Off Pass. You get on and off at any of the stops an unlimited number of times for 24 hours after first use. On presentation of your ticket: discount in museums and other sights. Sights: Park Royal, Park Theater, Belgian Federal Parliament, Palace of the Academy, Royal Palace, Dynasty museum, equestrian statue of Godfrey de Bouillon, Royal museums of Fine Arts, Old England, museum of Musical instruments. Overnight in Brussels.
Day 2: Brussels
Wake up to breakfast this morning and proceed to Mini Europe an absolute must experience once you are in Brussels. It is located at the foot of the Atomium, its the only park where you can have a whitlestop tour around Europe in a few short hours. A truly unique voyage ! Stroll amid the typical ambiance 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. You can make the models work yourself: the eruption of Vesuvius, the fall of the Berlin Wall, the bullfight in Seville and many more. In total 300 models and sites in a quite unequalled craftsmanship. Overnight in Brussels.
Day 3: Brussels – Bruges
It’s time to wake up, have breakfast and proceed to admire the Grand Architecture of Bruges. Check in at the hotel and the next 2 days you can explore the city with the Bruges City card which is the best way to experience the city. It allows you FREE admission to various museums like Brugesmuseum – Museum Liberty of Bruges, Gentport (Ghent Gate), Gruuthuse – The opulent palace of the lords of Gruuthuse include splendid tapestries, a unique prayer chapel and 5 centuries old kitchen, The 122 meters high brick tower of the Welcome Church of Our Lady , City hall, Folklore Museum, Choco story – Chocolate Museum and Diamond Museum that illustrates the history of Bruges as the oldest diamond center in Europe and many more. Bruges is the heaven for Belgian chocolates and if you are not satisfied with the visit to the Chocolate museum of Choco Story then you also have The Chocolate Line which a shop in the city centre of Bruges. A chocolate of The Chocolate Line combines all senses. Seeing, grabbing, snapping, tasting, smelling and enjoying. The main places of interest like Museum of the Basilica of the Holy Blood, Beguine’s house -the ‘Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde’ with its whitewashed house fronts, tranquil convent garden and beguinage museum was founded in 1245, Brewery De Halve Maan – De Halve Maan (1546) is the city’s last working brewery. Their house brew is Brugse Zot, a spirited top-fermented beer made from malt, hops and special yeast. This deliciously refreshing beer can be tasted on the premises. All the above has entrance fees however the same is FREE with the 2 days City Card and hence make the best of it to explore the city. There are many more discounts offered too. In the evening you can catch up on concerts, dances and theatre performances at a 25% discounted price with the City card. Overnight in Bruges.
Day 4: Bruges
Wake to a leisure breakfast in the overfull city of Bruges. You can opt for a balloon ride over Bruges and from the sky to experience the water on the picturesque city canals you can take a boat tour of Bruges which is quite a different and surprising point of view & the boat ride is included in the Citycard! Another must do is the visit to Rail City – This model train and mini city display offer a pleasant way to spend a couple of hours. Grab lunch at the cafeteria. Shop around the city or may be take a train to Ghent and back to visit some of the famous landmarks of Ghent and visit the cathedrals there, breweries and shop at Tierenteyn – a tasty tradition that packs a punch of the authentic recipe of mustard making. Overnight in Bruges.
Day 5: Depart Bruges
Wake up to breakfast this morning and it’s time for you to pack your bag and leave for the Train Station to take your train from Bruges to Brussels airport to catch your flight back. Rest assured your suitcase would have become heavier with the wonderful experiences you have had whilst here!