Monday, 19 January 2009
Great Belgium Beer Tour-May 2009
A few places are still available for our Great Belgium Beer Tour (GBBT-090522) this May from Friday 22-Sunday 31 May.
This is a truly epic tour, we only have a maximum of 6 people on the tour making it pretty much an exclusive 'VIP' tour of Belgium and Northern France.
Not only do we include overnight stops in the Flemish towns of Antwerpen, Bruges and Bruxelles but we also get ourselves into the heart of Wallonia and Northern France. We believe that France has its rightful place on any beer tour of Belgium!
We include beer dinners, bier-cafes, WW1 sights, WW2 sights, breweries, chateaux, castles, museums, some great countryside and lots lots more. All tours are also in effect 'half-board' with all main meals included in the price. We also visit every province in Belgium as well as all 6 Trappiste monasteries-we don't do brewery tours at the Trappiste monasteries because we respect the wishes of the monks (if we do then we don't talk about it!).
When we are in the Ardennes (day 8 and 9) we stay at La Vieille Forge, this is a converted 300 year old forgery and run by Tine and Pol, Tine is an awesome cook and we have some excellent food there, usually cooked in a beer sauce! Thanks Tine! The forgery is a great end to our 10-day tour and a chance to unwind and look over where we have been over the last 10 days. Oh, and Pol also brews a mean beer.... (ssshhh!).
We visit some really off the beaten track places, the following video shows the Chateaux Charmois, located in the Pays-de-Meuse countryside just north of Verdun in France, Alain brews an excellent beer, in fact he was trained at Orval Trappiste brewery! Thanks Alain.
The 2009 Tour Itinerary can also be downloaded.
Download Tour Itinerary.
The price of the tour is €2150.00pp, however if we have a full tour then we offer a 10% discount per person, a saving of €215.00pp.
If you are thinking the tour price is expensive, yes it is, however if you consider that the tour is for only 6 people maximum and also what is included and where we visit then you will see that the tour really is an amazing 'experience'! We don't 'do' mass tourism, these are very specialist exclusive tours run by us.
Be good to see you.