Flanders is the northern region of Belgium and is famous for chocolate, beer and cycling. This holiday gives you the opportunity to uncover just a few of its gems!
MECHELEN is a small, picturesque city full of charm and history, with many quaint shops, pretty little squares and pedestrian areas. There are over 330 listed buildings and monuments, including eight gothic and baroque churches. A guided walking tour will give you an insight to the city’s rich history including the Palace of Margaret of Austria and Saint Rumbold’s Cathedral.
The internationally renowned HET ANKER BREWERY is one of the oldest operating breweries in Belgium, dating back to 1471. In addition to the fun and informative guided tour, you will also have a chance to taste two of its beers!
Although ANTWERP is known as Belgium’s largest port, this charming city is actually a revelation. The architecture ranges from medieval buildings like the impressive town hall and square, to the contemporary courthouse and numerous Art Nouveau gems in between.
The CHOCOLATE LINE is an experience for all the senses. Located in the beautiful Palace on the Meir, its the ultimate chocolate destination. Inside, wall paintings reach from floor to ceiling, where stunning crystal chandeliers hang and the counter is heavily loaded with hundreds if not thousands of unique chocolate creations.
The fascinating PLANTIN-MORETUS MUSEUM is the only museum on the World Heritage List! The building was both the home and business premises of Christophe Plantin and Jan Moretus. You enter the premises as they were 400 years ago; discover the world’s oldest printing presses, many interesting books and manuscripts; the pretty courtyard and garden; an authentic old bookshop and you can even have a go at printing.
Your holiday includes
3 nights dinner, bed & breakfast
Walking tour of Mechelen
Guided tour & tasting – Het Anker Brewery
Tasting at the Chocolate Line shop
Complimentary tea/coffee on coach
Driver & courier throughout tour
All coach travel & excursions
The 4 star Novotel Mechelen Centrum is in an excellent location in the historical city centre. All rooms are en suite rooms with telephone, television, hairdryer and tea/coffee facilities. The hotel has a lift and WiFi is available.