Bruges, Gent and the Beer & Hop Festival

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Groups 5 Days from £499

The Poperinge Beer & Hop Festival takes place every 3 years and 2020 sees its return. Let us take you to the home of hops, with further great visits to beautiful Bruges and Gent, with a canal cruise and two great brewery visits.

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Your Holiday Includes

• Return rail (Standard Class) from London St Pancras to Belgium and return
• 4 nights’ hotel accommodation
• Bed & breakfast during your stay
• Rail excursion to Bruges, visiting the Halve Maan Brewery
• Rail excursion to the Poperinge Beer & Hop Festival
• Rail excursion to Gent, visiting Gruut Brewery
• Canal Cruise on Gent's waterways
• Services of an Airedale Tour Manager

This is an all rail holiday, beginning at London St Pancras International and, as you are responsible for your own luggage, mobility is important. Please note that we can also arrange this holiday by coach or air, should you prefer. Please contact us for further details.

Itinerary/Excursions

Bruges & the Halve Maan Brewery
Our rail excursion takes us to Bruges, one of Europe's most beautiful cities. During our stroll to the medieval centre we visit to the Halve Maan Brewery for a tour and tasting of their Brugse Zot blond beer. Free time in Bruges allows plenty of opportunity to explore the canals, quaint streets and squares, or maybe indulge in some Belgian chocolate.

Gent, Gruut Brewery & Canal Cruise
Gorgeous Gent rivals Bruges in the beauty of its canals and ornate buildings. We take to the water to enjoy a gentle cruise along its waterways, have a little free time to visit the stunning St Baaf's Cathedral, ending the day with a tour and tasting of Gruut Brewery, which is unusual as it uses herbs rather than hops in the brewing process.

The Poperinge Beer & Hop Festival
Poperinge is the home of hop production in Belgium, as well as boasting the Hop Museum and several renowned breweries locally. Every 3 years the town celebrates its renown with a special weekend festival, with an entertainment programme dedicated to the hop and a chance to taste the wealth of local produce. Cheers!



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