Travel to Amsterdam, Netherlands
Your trip begins as you fly to Brussels, Belgium. Meals and overnight aloft.
Walking Tour/Pub Crawl, Welcome Dinner
Upon arrival in Brussels, transfer to our hotel just steps from the Grand Place in the heart of Brussels. After time to settle we will meet in the hotel lobby for a walking/orientation tour of Brussels. Before our dinner this evening we will visit a couple famous cafes and bars to drink some great beer. Our dinner takes place at In t' Spinnekopke which is known for their cuisine a la biere. Overnight in Brussels. (Dinner)
Lambic Day, 2 Breweries, & Lunch
Overnight in Brussels. (B, L)
Free Day in Brussels
Today is toatally free to enjoy and explore ecclectic Brussels. (B, L)
to the Ardennes, Rochefort, & Beer Dinner in Bouillon
Overnight in Bouillon. (B, L, D)
Orval, Chimay, Dupont -- Oh My!
Overnight in Brugge. (B, L)
Walking Tour in Brugge, Free Time in Brugge
This morning we'll . Overnight in Brugge. (B)
Overnight in Brugge. (B, D)
Alas, time to go home.
Alas, we must leave beer heaven. Antwerp and Brussels are served by the same international airport, so a variety of transfer options will be available. (B)
The overall style of the trip is best suited for somewhat adventurous, beer-loving travelers who want the camaraderie and structure of a tour, as well as the opportunity to explore independently. Planned events and excursions will, for the most part, be informal. Guided touring is generally the exception, though travelers can always rely on the support and assistance of the trip leader.
This itinerary is subject to change based on brewery or hotel availability, force majeur, acts of dieties, common sense or bad weather, etc. Smaller breweries, as well as the Trappists, are often unable to commit to hosting groups until a couple of weeks before we arrive. Substitutions, when necessary, will be as good or better than what we replaced. And, don't worry, the beer is always good!