Beautiful countryside, micro breweries, imposing abbeys with a private guide and car
The step from Abbeys to Beer Breweries is not a big one in Belgium, as several of our Abbeys still have their own brewery.
Belgium is well known for its many different excellent beers, actually over 600 different types. Most breweries brew more than one beer. The great monastic brewing tradition survives in several abbeys and monasteries.
Modern-day monks continue this tradition and still make cheese and bake fresh bread daily!
Drive from Brussels to Namur. Stop at the citadel for the breathtaking view on the valley of the Meuse river - Continue to the Abbey of Maredsous for a guided walk and snack lunch (beer tasting, bread, cheese and smoked ham). Afternoon guided tour of micro brewery Brasserie du Bocq (Purnode) - Return to Brussels in the late afternoon.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: We come and pick you up at your hotel, anywhere in Brussels or Wallonia. (This tour is not recommended for guests staying in Bruges or Zeebruges due to driving distances)
End location: We drop you off at your hotel in Brussels or anywhere in Wallonia
Duration: 9 hours
Please be aware that abbeys and monasteries usually are not open to the public. We will be allowed to enter the cloister of the abbey in Maredsous which is truly a unique experience. We must BE ON TIME THOUGH. So if we leave late in the morning from Brussels and miss our time slot, we won't be able to get in.
We use a standard European sedan for 4 passengers. For groups larger than 5 please contact me.
English speaking driver-guide and private transportation.Tolls & taxes. Mileage as per program. Snack lunch at the abbey of Maredsous (cheese, ham, bread and beer), entrance fee to the microbrewery and 1beer per person.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
15 euro - Extra beer, food or souvenirs and any other personal expense
Personal expenses. Extra food or beverages.
Please check my calendar for availability.
For walking tours taken between October and March - in case of bad rainy, snowy, windy cold weather, we might either shorten the walks or visit indoor sites instead.
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I cannot say enough positive things about our experience with Joyce. She was an amazing professional, yet warm, pleasant and oh so personable! Her knowledge of the area was outstanding, and she made certain my nephew and I had an amazing experience exploring southern Belgium. She really made our trip! My only regret is not having time to book a trip to Brugge with her!!