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Belgium Christmas River Cruise Map

BRUSSELS - ANTWERP - GHENT - BRUSSELS

DAY: 22 DECEMBER - BRUSSELS

Boarding at 6pm and settle into your cabin. Welcome cocktail and presentation of the crew in the lounge. Dinner on board and moor overnight.

DAY 2: 23 DECEMBER - BRUSSELS

Breakfast on board. Morning optional guided coach tour of Brussels, capital of Belgium including the Atomium, the Sablon district and the European district. Part of the tour is also on foot visiting Grand’Place and the famous Manneken Pis. Return to the ship for lunch. In the afternoon there is an optional coach transfer for the Christmas market in Brussels; various stalls are set around the “Place de la Bourse”, on the forecourt of the fish market and the “Place Ste Catherine”. Return on board for dinner.

DAY 3: 24 DECEMBER - BRUSSELS - ANTWERP - GHENT

Departure of the boat during the night for Antwerp with breakfast during the cruise. Arrival at around 8am. Optional guided tour of Antwerp; the walk will take you along the banks of the Schelde in the city centre, past the Butchers’ House, the City Hall and the imposing houses of the tradesmen’s guilds which bear witness to the past splendour of the Golden Age. The cathedral is home to some extraordinary works of art, including four paintings by Rubens. Return to the ship for lunch and afternoon sailing to Ghent. Christmas Eve dinner and moor overnight.

DAY 4: 25 DECEMBER - GHENT

Breakfast on board. In the morning there is an optional guided tour of Ghent. The historic heart of the city offers a remarkable variety of sites including the Saint Michel bridge, Saint Bavon cathedral and numerous remains from the Middle Ages. Return to the ship for lunch and departure of the cruise for Brussels. Dinner and gala evening on board. Sailing at night.

DAY 5: 26 DECEMBER - BRUSSELS

Arrival in Brussels early in the morning. Breakfast on board, disembark at 9am and transfer for your flight home.

Please note: for reasons of navigational safety, the captain and crew of the boat may decide to modify the cruise itinerary, which is beyond Orbital Travel's control. 

Brussels, Belgium

Optional Excursions

There are guided optional excursions which can either be pre-booked or can be booked on board the boat. There is a 5% discount when you pre-book the whole excursions package.

*Prices in Euros per person:

  • Guided Tour of Brussels 38€
  • Brussels Christmas Markets 30€
  • Guided Tour of Antwerrp29€
  • Guided Tour of Ghent 42€
  • Pre-booked Excursions Package 132€ 

*Prices shown above are for information purposes only and may be liable to change without prior notice. The excursions are conducted in both French/German and English.

Orbital Travel act as agents for the activity operator/supplier. Please note that the contract for these excursions, tours and activities is between the client and the local suppliers who offer them. Local suppliers are independent of Orbital Travel Limited.

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