Make your own discoveries as you explore Brussels, the lively city that is
headquarters for both NATO and the European Union. Visit the Cathedrales des
Sts. Michel and Gudule. See Belgium’s
premier collection of ancient and modern art at the Musees Royaux des
Beaux-Arts. Stroll around the Grand
Place, the magnificent central square located in
the old town, and discover Baroque guildhalls and countless, charming
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The particulars of your arrival overseas are detailed with your flight
itinerary and airline tickets.
Day 2 - Arrive in Brussels
Upon arrival at the Brussels airport, claim your luggage and clear customs. If your luggage is lost, fill in a PIR form before leaving the customs area—VBT representatives are not allowed into the customs area. (Please note: Also make certain that your VBT luggage tags are affixed to your bag so your VBT representative can identify you.)
After exiting customs, enter the arrival hall and look for your VBT representative, who will be standing in front of the Relay Shop holding a VBT sign with your name. Please wait here while your representative helps make arrangements for your transfer via taxi or minibus to your Brussels hotel (transfer time is approximately 30 minutes depending upon traffic). The transport company's name is TMS Limousine, Telephone number +32 2 461 02 99.
VBT provides you with City Information that includes recommendations on what to see and do in Brussels during your stay. You have the rest of the day to relax or to begin your exploration of the city.
Day 3 - Independent exploration of Brussels
From your centrally located hotel, walk the cobbled streets
to popular sites or hop on a tram right outside the hotel. Stroll around the Grand Place, Brussels'
magnificent central square that boasts the country's finest Baroque guildhalls.
Visit the Musees Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, where you can see Belgium's
premier collections of ancient and modern art, including works by Pieter
Breugel the Elder, Rubens and the Belgian Surrealists. End your day with
regional specialties at one of Brussels's
many delightful restaurants.
Day 4 - Independent exploration of Brussels
Continue to explore and stroll through the squares and
streets of Brussels
on your independent trip extension.
Day 5 - Transfer to Bruges
Transfer to Bruges
today to join the other guests. You will be met in the hotel lobby by a VBT
representative at 12 noon for your transfer to Bruges. Please note that hotel check-in time
is 3 p.m. but the staff will do their best to get you to your rooms as soon as
After checking in, you have free time to explore Bruges. VBT provides you
with City Information in your Final Travel Booklet that includes
recommendations on what to see and do in Bruges.
Tonight, try one of Bruges'
wonderful restaurants for dinner on your own.
Day 6 - Full day in Bruges
Today, join our local guide at 9 a.m. in the hotel lobby for
an orientation tour of Bruges.
The rest of the day is yours to sightsee and shop in Bruges, a city that has been compared to a
vast open-air museum. Be sure to go to the top of the Belfort Tower
for a panoramic view of the city and its entire medieval splendor. You may want
to visit the 12th-century Basilica of the Holy Blood, said to contain a small
vial of Christ's blood that was brought to Bruges
from the Holy Land in 1149. Or stop by the Memling Museum,
housed in one of the oldest surviving medieval hospitals in Europe.
At 6 p.m., meet our VBT Trip Leader in the hotel lobby for
an introductory meeting. Dinner tonight is on your own.