Abbeys & Breweries tour with private driver-guide

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Tour Number

Activity Level

10098


Categories

Day Trip / Out of Town, Food and Wine, Local Experience

Details

Kid Friendly: No. Beer tasting is not recommended for children under 16.

Friendly: Yes.

Maximum travelers: 4

Language(s)

explanation

Dutch (conversational), English (fluent), French (fluent), Spanish (conversational), German (basic), Italian (fluent)

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!

Itinerary

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.

Transportation

We use a standard European sedan for 4 passengers. For groups larger than 5 please contact me.

What’s Included

Other: 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

What’s Extra

Other: Personal expenses. Extra food or beverages.

Restrictions

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.

A Recent Review of this tour

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!!
Kelly Gaule

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