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Belgian Beer Tour

8 Tage, Brussels nach Antwerp



Tour auf einen Blick


Tour-Dauer

8
Tage

Startpunkt

Brussels
Belgien

Endpunkt

Antwerp
Belgien

Tour Style

Classic

Komfort-Level

Standard

Fitness-Level


Besuchte Länder auf dieser Tour

Belgien

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Die Tour

Besuche in Belgien sechs Trappistenbrauereien, verkoste die regionalen Köstlichkeiten, erkunde malerische Städte wie Brügge und Rochefort, lerne alles über (und probiere) ganz besondere Biersorten und sieh dir die Klöster an in denen sie gebraut werden



  • G Adventures Abenteuerreisen


    Belgian Beer Tour in wenigen Worten

    Für manche Leute ist ein Bier-Abenteuer der Besuch der Kneipe, die zwei Straßen von der Stammkneipe entfernt ist. Der wahre Bierkenner ist jedoch eine Klasse für sich. Diese 8-tägige Reise haben wir extra für die edlen Bier-Connoisseurs zusammengestellt: Sie führt dich in den Ursprungsort der Trappisten, die zu den weltweit feinsten Braumeistern gehören. Du besucht die sechs Trappistenkloster-Brauereien in Belgien (wo du die Gelegenheit hast, Westvleteren zu verkosten, eines der feinsten Biere der Welt), erkundest Brüssel und Brügge und genießt Muscheln, Waffeln und Schokolade bis zum Abwinken. (Bier verkosten macht nun einmal sehr hungrig.)


  • Was ist im Preis inkludiert?

    • Orientierungs-Spaziergang durch Brüssel
    • Besuch in Rochefort inklusive Bierverkostung und Picknick
    • Besuch in Orval mit Bier- und Trappistenkäse-Verkostung
    • Besuch in Chimay mit Mittagessen und Verkostung in einer Brasserie
    • Orientierungs-Spaziergang durch Brügge
    • Mittags-Barbecue in der Nähe von Westvleteren und Bierverkostung
    • Orientierungs-Spaziergang durch Antwerpen
    • Bierverkostung im „Café Trappisten“ (Westmalle)
    • Besuch in Achel mit Verkostung
    • Alle Transfers zwischen den Reisezielen sowie zu inbegriffenen Aktivitäten und zurück.

  • Route der Tour

    Abenteuerreise Route Belgian Beer Tour

    Tag 1 Brüssel

    Ankunft zu jeder Zeit möglich.

    Tag 2 Brüssel (1F)

    Du begibst dich mit deinem CEO auf einen Orientierungs-Spaziergang durch die Stadt. Nutze diesen Tag zum Besuch einer Schokoladenfabrik, der Delirium Bierhalle, einem türkischen Art-Déco-Bad oder gönne dir eine belgische Gourmet-Tour. Wenn du möchtest, kannst du optional an einem Bier-Rundgang durch die Stadt teilnehmen. Belgien ist nicht nur bekannt für sein Bier, sondern auch für Waffeln, Muscheln, Pommes Frites und Schokolade. Verwöhn dich!

    Tag 3 Rochefort (1F,1M)

    Du besichtigst die Kirche im Abbaye Notre Dame de Saint Remy, wo der berühmte Rochefort-Käse hergestellt wird – mit etwas Glück öffnen sie dort die Tür für uns. Besuche die Märkte in dieser schönen mittelalterlichen Stadt, kauf dort Käse, Brot, Fleisch und örtliche Spezialitäten ein und genieße sie bei einem Picknick mit einem Trappistenbier.

    Tag 4 Orval/Chimay/Brügge (1F,1M)

    Am späten Morgen besuchst du Orval und verkostest dort Bier und Trappistenkäse. Genieße ein inklusives Mittagessen in der Brasserie nahe Chimay, wo du Bier testen kannst, das normalerweise den Mönchen vorbehalten ist. Weiterfahrt nach Brügge, wo du übernachtest.

    Tag 5 Westvleteren/Brügge (1F,1M)

    Genieße einen freien Morgen in Brügge, an dem du die Stadt erkunden kannst. Am Nachmittag besuchen wir Westvleteren „In de Vrede“, um dieses seltene und wunderbare Bier zu verkosten. Im September haben wir vielleicht die Gelegenheit, das Kloster zu besuchen und beim Brauprozess zuzuschauen.

    Tag 6 Westmalle/Achel/Antwerpen (1F)

    Es geht weiter mit einem privaten Minibus nach Antwerpen. Auf dem Weg machen wir Halt in Westmalle. Die dortige Abtei kann zwar nicht besucht werden, aber wir genießen eine Verkostung im Café Trappisten. Optional kannst du dort köstliches Trappistenfleisch und -Käse testen. Danach eine zweite Verkostung wir in der Nähe von der Achel-Brauerei bevor wir nach Antwerpen weiterfahren.

    Tag 7 Antwerpen (1F)

    Genieße einen Tag in Antwerpen zur freien Verfügung. Du kannst mit dem Rad eine lokale Brauerei besuchen, einige Museen besichtigen oder dich auf einer Tour durch die Antwerpener Kanalisation in den Untergrund begeben.

    Tag 8 Antwerpen (1F)

    Abreise zu jeder Zeit möglich. Dein CEO kann dir dabei helfen, den Transport zurück zum Flughafen Brüssel zu arrangieren.


  • Tour Details

    Was erwartet dich?

    • Orientierungs-Spaziergang durch Brüssel
    • Besuch in Rochefort inklusive Bierverkostung und Picknick
    • Besuch in Orval mit Bier- und Trappistenkäse-Verkostung
    • Besuch in Chimay mit Mittagessen und Verkostung in einer Brasserie
    • Orientierungs-Spaziergang durch Brügge
    • Mittags-Barbecue in der Nähe von Westvleteren und Bierverkostung
    • Orientierungs-Spaziergang durch Antwerpen
    • Bierverkostung im „Café Trappisten“ (Westmalle)
    • Besuch in Achel mit Verkostung
    • Alle Transfers zwischen den Reisezielen sowie zu inbegriffenen Aktivitäten und zurück.

    Die Highlights auf einen Blick

    Besuche in Belgien sechs Trappistenbrauereien, verkoste die regionalen Köstlichkeiten, erkunde malerische Städte wie Brügge und Rochefort, lerne alles über (und probiere) ganz besondere Biersorten und sieh dir die Klöster an in denen sie gebraut werden

    Hinweise zum Ablauf der Tour

    While it is our intention to adhere to the route described below, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations. The itinerary is brief, as we never know exactly where our journey will take us. Due to our style of travel and the regions we visit, travel can be unpredictable. The Trip Details document is a general guide to the tour and region and any mention of specific destinations or wildlife is by no means a guarantee that they will be visited or encountered. Additionally, any travel times listed are approximations only and subject to vary due to local circumstances.

    Wichtige Hinweise

    INTERIOR ACCESS Most abbey interiors and breweries are closed to visitors. It can be hit or miss as to how much we're permitted to see of the abbeys or the brewing process but we have insiders on the ground working to provide the most in depth experience possible. We will experience the exteriors of all the monasteries and sample beers produced from each abbey. Be prepared to be flexible and hope for the best!

    Chief Experience Officers?

    This G Adventures group trip is accompanied by one of our CEOs (Chief Experience Officer). The aim of the CEO is to take the hassle out of your travels and to help you have the best trip possible. They will provide information on the places you are travelling through, offer suggestions for things to do and see, recommend great local eating venues and introduce you to our local friends. While not being guides in the traditional sense you can expect them to have a broad general knowledge of the countries visited on the trip, including historical, cultural, religious and social aspects. It is important to note that in Europe, all guiding is based around local guides all of whom are licensed to work only in a particular city. As such, our leaders are able to provide orientation walks which will show you the layout of each town and city as well as the location of local services such as post offices and laundromats, but are unable to legally share historical facts and figures in public places. If you wish to take a guided city tour in any location our CEO will do their best to help you arrange this and pay locally.

    Gruppengröße

    Max. 16, im Schnitt 12.

    Inkludierte Verpflegung

    7x Frühstück, 3x Mittagessen.

    Verpflegung

    Eating is a big part of travelling. Travelling with G Adventures you experience the vast array of wonderful food that is available out in the world. Generally meals are not included in the trip price when there is a choice of eating options, to give you the maximum flexibility in deciding where, what and with whom to eat. It also gives you more budgeting flexibility, though generally food is cheap. Our groups tend to eat together to enable you to taste a larger variety of dishes and enjoy each other's company. There is no obligation to do this though. Your CEO will be able to suggest favourite restaurants during your trip.

    Transport

    Zug, öffentlicher Bus, privater Minibus/Bus.

    Solo Trip - Für alleine Reisende

    We believe solo travellers should not have to pay more to travel so our group trips are designed for shared accommodation and do not involve a single supplement. Solo travellers joining group trips are paired in twin or multi-share accommodation with someone of the same sex for the duration of the trip. Should you prefer your own room for the entire tour, you can add the 'My Own Room' option for an additional cost.

    Unterkunft

    Hotels (7 Nächte).

    Mein eigenes Zimmer

    Anreise zur 1. Unterkunft

    Hotel Du Congres Rue du Congres 40-42 1000 Bruxelles +32 22171890

    Tipps zur Anreise

    Please note that day 1 is an arrival day and no activities have been planned on this day. Upon arrival to the city on day 1 (or earlier if you have booked pre-accommodation with us), please make your way to the joining hotel (note that check-in time will be in the afternoon). Once you arrive at the hotel, look for a note or bulletin board in the reception with a note from your CEO. This note will give the details of your Welcome Meeting on day 1 (usually between 5pm and 7pm), where you will get a chance to meet your CEO and other travellers, as well as learn more about how the tour will run. If you don’t see a note, please ask reception for details! If you are arriving later and will miss the Welcome Meeting, your CEO will leave a note at reception for you with any information you may need, and with morning instructions for the next day. GETTING TO HOTEL DU CONGRES: The most direct route available is to take a taxi from the airport straight to the hotel. This should cost around 40 euro. Another option is to take the train to MIDI STATION. Upon arrival at MIDI STATION, you will need to change to the metro. Take the metro to MADOU STATION. From MADOU STATION, the hotel is a 200m walk. If you would rather take the train without a metro transfer, take the train to CENTRAL STATION. From CENTRAL STATION, the hotel is a 10 minute walk.

    Probleme bei der Anreise

    We don't expect any problems, and nor should you, but if for any reason you are unable to commence your trip as scheduled, as soon as possible please contact your starting point hotel, requesting that you speak to or leave a message for your CEO. If you are unable to get in touch with your leader, please refer to our emergency contact details.

    Notfallkontakte

    Should you need to contact us during a situation of dire need, it is best to first call either the G Adventures Local Representative (if one is listed below) or our G Adventures Local Office. If for any reason you do not receive an immediate answer, please leave a detailed message and contact information, so they may return your call and assist you as soon as possible. EMERGENCY CONTACT NUMBERS G Adventures Office, London, UK After hours emergency number: +44 7817 262559

    Was packe ich ein?

    You will be on the move a lot, so our advice is to pack as lightly as possible. We highly recommend using a backpack or light sports bag, whichever you find easiest to carry, plus a small daypack. Luggage space on public transport is limited. You must be prepared to carry your own bags and be comfortable carrying them between transport and hotels (max. 15-20 mins walking), hopping on and off trains and public buses and up and down stairs.

    Empfohlene Packliste

    Suggested Items: •Light fleece top •Light windproof/waterproof jacket •Small travel towel and swimwear •Sun hat •Personal clothing for mild to hot weather (See also "What to Take" and "Local Dress" sections of this dossier) •Sturdy walking shoes •Sunblock •Sunglasses •Toiletries (biodegradable) •Watch or alarm clock •Water bottle •Money belt •First-aid kit (should contain lip salve, Aspirin, bandaids, anti-histamine, extra prescription drugs you may be taking) Documents: •Passport (with photocopies) •Travel insurance (with photocopies) •Airline tickets (with photocopies) •EUR cash •Credit or debit card (see personal spending money) •G Adventures vouchers, pre-departure information and dossier •Any entry visas or vaccination certificates required

    Reinigung / Laundry

    Laundry facilities are offered by some of our hotels for a charge. There will be times when you may want to or have to do your own laundry so we suggest you bring non-polluting/biodegradable soap. Your CEO can also show you where the you can get your laundry done.

    Visa

    Contact your local embassy or consulate for the most up-to-date visa requirements, or see your travel agent. It is your responsibility to have the correct travel documentation. While we provide the following information in good faith, it is vital that you check yourself and understand that you are fully responsible for your own visa requirements. All visitors to the EU (European Union) and EEC (European Economic Community) countries require a valid passport (with a minimum 6 months validity). USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand passport holders do not need a visa to visit the Schengen area (see below), however they may not stay longer than three months in any 6-month period. For other nationalities, travelling in Europe has been simplified with the introduction of the Schengen visa. As a visitor to the Schengen area (Austria, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, Greece, Norway, Denmark, Iceland, Portugal, Finland, Italy, Spain, France, Luxembourg, Sweden, Czech Republic, Hungary, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia and Switzerland) you will enjoy the many advantages of this unified visa system. Generally speaking with a Schengen visa, you may enter one Schengen country and travel freely throughout the Schengen region during the validity of your visa. There are limited border controls at Schengen borders, if any at all. Please note that the UK and Ireland are NOT part of the Schengen agreement. A Schengen visa is applied for at the Embassy or Consulate of the Schengen country in which you will be spending the most nights on your trip to the Schengen space. If you are only visiting one country on your trip then you apply for your visa at the Consulate of this Schengen country.

    Weitere Ausgaben

    Every traveller is different and therefore spending money requirements will vary. Some travellers may drink more than others while other travellers like to purchase more souvenirs than most. Please consider your own spending habits when it comes to allowing for drinks, shopping and tipping. Please also remember the following specific recommendations when planning your trip.

    Geld wechseln

    Credit cards and debit cards are very useful for cash advances but you must remember to bring your PIN number (be aware that many ATM machines only accept 4-digit PINs). Both Cirrus and Plus system cards are the most widely accepted debit cards. Visa cards are the most widely accepted credit cards. While ATMs are commonly available, there are no guarantees that your credit or debit cards will actually work - Check with your bank. You should be aware when purchasing products or services on a credit card, that a fee usually applies. Do not rely on credit or debit cards as your only source of money. A combination of Euros and cards is best. Always take more rather than less, as you don't want to spoil the trip by constantly feeling short of funds.

    Trinkgeld

    It is customary in Europe to leave a small tip for service providers, such as waiters, if you are pleased with the service (€1-2). Tipping is an expected - though not compulsory - component of your tour program and an expression of satisfaction with the persons who have assisted you on your tour. Although it may not be customary to you, it is of considerable significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels. There are several times during the trip where there is opportunity to tip the local guides. You may do this individually, or your CEO will offer to collect the money and tip as a group. Recommendations for tipping local guides would range from €3-5 per day depending on the quality and length of the service; ask your CEO for specific recommendations based on the circumstances and culture. Also at the end of each trip if you felt your G Adventures CEO or skipper did an outstanding job, tipping is appreciated. The amount is entirely a personal preference, however as a guideline €20-25 per person, per week can be used.

    Weitere mögliche Aktivitäten vor Ort

    Brussels: City tours (different themes)- range from €8 to €45 Walking tour (2 hrs chocolate, beer, museums)- €12 Planet Chocolate museum The Parlamentarium (EU HQ)- free The Atomium- €1 Belgian Comic Book Museum Cantillon brewery, museum and walking tour- free Ninove brewery- €6 for tour and 2 drinks, €9 for tour, 2 drinks and a gift Rochefort: Archaeopark of Rochefort Caves of Han- €25 Bruges: City tour by horsedrawn carriage- between €20 and €100 for the carriage depending length, route, etc City tour (and surrounding countryside) by bike- €25 Friet Museum (history of the potato and fries!)- €6 Choco Story (history of cocoa bean and chocolate bar!)- €7 Archaeological Museum- €4 Historium- €11 Antwerp- Seef Beer tasting and bike tour De Antwerpse Ruien (Antwerp sewers)- €135 per group Beer and food tasting tour (various options)- most are €50 and up Shopping Rubenshuis museum- €8 All prices are per person (unless stated otherwise), and are subject to change as services are provided by third party operators.

    Gesundheit

    Please note inoculations may be required for the country visited. It is your responsibility to consult with your travel doctor for up to date medical travel information well before departure. You should consult your doctor for up-to-date medical travel information well before departure. We recommend that you carry a First Aid kit and hand sanitizers / antibacterial wipes as well as any personal medical requirements. Please be aware that quite often we are in remote areas and away from medical facilities, and for legal reasons our leaders are prohibited from administering any type of drug including headache tablets, antibiotics, etc. When selecting your trip please carefully read the brochure and itinerary and assess your ability to cope with our style of travel. Please refer to the Physical and Culture Shock ratings in this dossier for trip specific information. For travellers over 70 years a completed Medical Form is required. G Adventures reserves the right to exclude any traveller from all or part of a trip without refund if in the reasonable opinion of our CEO they are unable to complete the itinerary without undue risk to themselves and/or the rest of the group.

    Allgemeine Sicherheitstipps

    Many national governments provide a regularly updated advice service on safety issues involved with international travel. We recommend that you check your government's advice for their latest travel information before departure. We strongly recommend the use of a neck wallet or money belt while travelling, for the safe keeping of your passport, air tickets, travellers' cheques, cash and other valuable items. Leave your valuable jewellery at home - you won't need it while travelling. Many of the hotels we use have safety deposit boxes, which is the most secure way of storing your valuables. A lock is recommended for securing your luggage. When travelling on a group trip, please note that your CEO has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the trip itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Your CEO will accompany you on all included activities. During your trip you will have some free time to pursue your own interests, relax and take it easy or explore at your leisure. While your CEO will assist you with options available in a given location please note that any optional activities you undertake are not part of your itinerary, and we offer no representations about the safety of the activity or the standard of the operators running them. Please use your own good judgment when selecting an activity in your free time. Although the cities visited on tour are generally safe during the day, there can be risks to wandering throughout any major city at night. It is our recommendation to stay in small groups and to take taxis to and from restaurants, or during night time excursions. Protests and Demonstrations- Protests and demonstrations, even those that are well intended, have the potential to turn violent with no warning. Counter protests can also turn violent. Action by security forces to disperse demonstrators and protesters may occur at any time. If you are in an area where demonstrators or protesters are gathering, avoid the temptation of staying for a good photo opportunity and leave the area immediately. Water based activities have an element of danger and excitement built into them. We recommend only participating in water based activities when accompanied by a guide(s). We make every reasonable effort to ensure the fun and adventurous element of any water based activities (in countries with varying degrees of operating standards) have a balanced approach to safety. It is our policy not to allow our CEOs to make arrangements on your behalf for water based activities that are not accompanied by guide(s). Swimming, including snorkeling, is always at your own risk. We take all prudent measures in relation to your safety. For ways to further enhance your personal safety while traveling, please visit: www.gadventures.com/travel-resources/safety/

    Medizinsche Infos

    Our small group adventures bring together people of all ages. It is very important you are aware that, as a minimum, an average level of fitness and mobility' is required to undertake our easiest programs. Travellers must be able to walk without the aid of another person, climb 3-4 flights of stairs, step on and off small boats, and carry their own luggage at a minimum. Travellers with a pre-existing medical condition are required to complete a short medical questionnaire, which must be signed by their physician. This is to ensure that travellers have the necessary fitness and mobility to comfortably complete their chosen trip. While our CEOs work hard to ensure that all our travellers are catered for equally, it is not their responsibility to help individuals who cannot complete the day's activities unaided. Please refer to the physical ratings in this Trip Details document for more information. The medical questionnaire can be found online at: www.gadventures.com/medical-form.

    Reiseversicherung

    Travel Insurance: Travel insurance is compulsory in order to participate on any of our trips. When travelling on a group trip, you will not be permitted to join the group until evidence of travel insurance has been sighted by your CEO, who will take note of your insurance details. When selecting a travel insurance policy please bear in mind that all clients must have medical coverage and that we require a minimum coverage of USD 200,000 for repatriation and emergency rescue. We strongly recommend that the policy also covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects. If you have credit card insurance we require proof of purchase of the trip (a receipt of credit card statement) with a credit card in your name. Contact your bank for details of their participating insurer, the level of coverage and emergency contact telephone number.


  • Warum G Adventures?



    Warum Abenteuerreisen?

    Erlebnis- und Abenteuerreisen sind mehr als nur ein Urlaub. Sie sind eine Chance, deine Welt besser kennenzulernen, indem du den Menschen, Orten und Dingen, die sie so besonders machen, wirklich nahekommst ohne auf die Flexibilität einer selbst organisierten Reise zu verzichten. Dies ist dein Planet. Komm und lerne ihn kennen!

    Warum Kleingruppen?

    In einer kleinen Gruppe kann man die Welt besser entdecken als alleine oder bei einer großen Busreise. Kleingruppen bieten Sicherheit, Zugänglichkeit, Kameradschaft und eine stärkere Verbundenheit mit deinem Reiseziel als bei jeder anderen Art des Reisens.

    Warum G Adventures?

    G Adventures ist seit über 20 Jahren Experte für Abententeuersreisen in kleinen Gruppen. Das haben sie geschafft, indem sie den Reisenden zuhören und ihnen genau das bieten, was sie suchen: großartige Reisen an großartigen Orten mit großartigen Menschen zu leistbaren Preisen.



    G Adventures Gründer Bruce Poon Tip

    G Adventures meets Vamadu

    G Adventures wurde bereits 1990 von Bruce Poon Tip gegründet. Als Backpacker mit Herz & Seele, waren sein einziges Startkapital zwei Kreditkarten und das brennende Verlangen, eine authentische, nachhaltige Reiseerfahrung anzubieten, wie die Welt sie noch nicht gesehen hatte. Indem er abenteuerlustigen Individualreisenden eine Alternative zu den üblichen Touristenhotels, Kreuzfahrten und Busreisen anbot, veränderte er nicht nur die Art, wie Menschen ihren Urlaub betrachten, sondern auch das Angesicht des Reisens für immer. Das einzige, was sich in den letzten 25 Jahren nicht verändert hat, ist der tief verwurzelte Glaube an deren Grundwerte, die das Leben und G Adventure bis heute bestimmen.


    Wir Vamadu-Gründer möchten genau diese Art von nachhaltigem, unabhängigem Tourismus für Individualreisende & Backpacker fördern und freuen uns, dass G Adventures somit selbst Teil der Vamadu Story wird!