Historic Cities of Flanders
Flanders is packed with historic towns and cities. Our tour will provide a real surprise for all new visitors. Each of the three cities featured offers a unique range of historic buildings, cobbled streets, wide market places and museums, plus cafés and restaurants that would satisfy the most discerning of gourmets. Our base is a 4 star hotel in the centre of Mechelen, one of Flanders' treasures. It is a well kept secret that Mechelen boasts 3 UNESCO World Heritage sites and almost as many classified monuments and buildings as Bruges! This tour departs on Friday but variations can be arranged on request.
Mechelen • St Rumbout's Cathedral • Leuven • Begijnhof • Gent
Day 1 Short Channel crossing. To Mechelen for dinner.
Day 2 A morning at leisure in Mechelen. Discover the market square, waterways, St Rumbout's Cathedral and the regular market. In the afternoon on to Leuven where the beautiful squares and Begijnhof will prove a highlight. Return to Mechelen, where there are a host of good restaurants to be found near the hotel.
Day 3 A full day excursion to Gent. We recommend a morning guided sightseeing tour with the afternoon at leisure. Return to Mechelen with the remainder of the evening at leisure.
Day 4 A short drive to Calais, with a possible visit to Bruges or Ypres en route. Channel crossing and home.
We will be pleased to arrange additional meals, guides or brewery visits on request.
All tours are tailored to your requirements and can be adapted for travel by coach and/or air as you prefer
Novotel Centre, Mechelen
A modern 4 star hotel in the centre of Mechelen in the lively fish market district, beside the River Dyle and a short walk from the market square. The hotel has a bar-brasserie as well as a hammam and fitness area.
• 4 star • Lift
• 122 bedrooms with tea/coffee facilities
• Nearby coach parking
Your tour includes:
• Return short Channel crossings
• 1 night half board and 2 nights
bed and breakfast in Mechelen with:
Hot buffet breakfast
1 x 3 course dinner
While we offer a very wide range of destinations it is impossible to feature everything here. If you cannot see what you are looking for please contact us to discuss your requirements.