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Break in the Flanders Genk, Belgium
Group 1 19 – 23 September (21 September – National Holiday)
Genk, Antwerp, Maastricht, the Three Borders, Durbuy, Liege & Brussels
We meet at the airport at 1.30pm for our Air Malta flight departing to Brussels airport at 4.05pm.
On arrival at 7.00pm, we are transferred to our 4-star M Hotel in Genk, a green and hospitable city.
Our hotel is located on the beautiful Molenvijver Park with a small lake, known as the most beautiful spot in Limburg. Dinner (extra) and overnight.
After breakfast, we can join the leader for a full-day optional excursion to visit the city of Antwerp, a port city on Belgium’s River Scheldt with its history dating back to the Middle Ages.
In its centre, one can find the centuries-old Diamond District houses, thousands of diamond traders, cutters and polishers.
Antwerp’s Flemish Renaissance architecture is typified by the Grote Markt, a central square in the old town.
Free time for some personal sightseeing or shopping.
Later, we will return to our hotel in time for dinner (extra) and overnight.
Breakfast, and then we join the tour leader for a full-day optional excursion to Maastricht.
This university city on the southern tip of the Netherlands is distinguished by its medieval-era architecture and vibrant cultural scene.
In its cobbled old town, one can find the Gothic style Church St. Janskerk, and the Romanesque Basilica of St. Servatius which houses a significant number of religious art.
Some free time for personal sightseeing, and then we proceed to the Three Borders.
Drielandenpunt, in Vaals, is the place where Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands meet.
At a height of 323m, it is also the highest point of the Netherlands.
The Three-Border Region is not just an important symbolic and geographical site, but it also offers plenty of opportunities for fun and leisure.
Then, we head back to our hotel in Genk with a stop in the Maasmechelen Shopping Village for some free time before we return to Genk for dinner (extra) and overnight.
After breakfast, we can join the leader for a full-day optional excursion to Durbuy and Liege.
Our first stop will be in Durbuy, a town in eastern Belgium, known for its houses and cobbled streets.
The clifftop Belvedere viewpoint overlooks the town and Ourthe River Valley. Nearby, there is Confiturerie Saint-Amour which produces artisan jams; Topiary Park with clipped hedges that depict animal and human figures; the half-timbered Halle au Blé which was built as a corn exchange in the 1500s; and the La Ferme au Chêne which is a brewery that uses a 14th century method.
Then, we proceed to Liege, a city along the Meuse River in Belgium. It has long been a commercial and cultural hub.
Its old town is filled with landmarks dating to the medieval era, including the Romanesque Church of St. Bartholomew, the Grand Curtius museum which houses archaeological treasures, and the Opera Royal de Wallonie that has staged operas since 1820.
We will have some free time before we return to our hotel in Genk in the evening.
Breakfast and check-out.
Then, we start our trip towards the city of Brussels, the largest municipality and historical centre of the BrusselsCapital Region, as well as the capital of Belgium.
It is also the administrative centre of the European Union, and is thus often dubbed, along with the region, the EU’s capital city.
Some free time to discover this buzzling city before we drive to the airport for our flight back to Malta departing at 7.50pm and arriving at 10.35pm
PRICE PER PERSON
€569 / €619 Adult in Triple
€599 / €649 Adult in Twin
€789 / €839 Adult in Single
€499 / €549 Child sharing with 2 adults
*Special Price applies when all excursions are taken.
Air Malta return direct flights to Brussels airport
4 nights in the 4-star M Hotel in Genk or similar
Rooms with private facilities & TV
Return airport transfers
Free visit to Brussels
Services of tour leader
Airport taxes & service charges
€45 / €23 Antwerp
€45 / €23 Maastricht/Three borders/Shopping
€45 / €23 Durbuy/Liege