The two most recurring sights in Antwerp are the works of local sculptor Peter Paul Rubens and hands, which adorn everything from the town flag to the local Belgian chocolates. The hands' symbolism is explained at Brabo Fountain in Grote Market Square, which depicts the soldier that severed the hand of a mythical giant who bullied the townspeople by taking tolls. Antwerp is also known for its beautifully preserved Gothic and Baroque architecture, which includes the Cathedral of Our Lady, a masterpiece of lace work in stone on Groenplaats public square.

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  • De Koninck Brewery Visit

    Enjoy the savory delights of Belgian Beer in this half-day tour to the De Koninck Brewery.

    There is no doubt that Belgium is the country of beer, as it offers more than 450 varieties of brew. Belgium, with its widely varying landscape offers a wide range of beers that feature many contrasting tastes and flavors. Deeply rooted in the Belgian culture and tradition, beer is much more than just a drink. Belgian brewing has kept pace with technology and produces beers that correspond to consumer demand, but at the same time, maintains the traditional character and range of beers that the country is famous for and which never fails to amaze foreign visitors.

    Departing from the pier, your tour begins with a drive towards the Brewery De Koninck, where you will have the chance to experience the true essence of Belgian beer in this traditional brewery which is home of the Bolleke Koninck.

    During your visit, a private expert guide will help to explain the entire brewing process and then you will be given the opportunity to taste a fine selection of 3 Belgian beers.

    Following your visit at the brewery, you will re-board your coach and travel back to the pier in Antwerp where your tour concludes.

    Please note: This tour includes approximately 1-hour of moderate walking over mostly even surfaces. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests and those guests with mobility concerns are cautioned to evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability. Guests should dress for the possibility of rain and bring an umbrella. Flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Guests must be 18 years of age to participate in the beer tasting.

  • Ghent & Belgian Chocolates

    Take a step back into the middle ages as you explore the city of Ghent in this taste-tempting half-day tour.

    Begin you tour with a scenic 1-hour coach ride through the typical Flemish Countryside, before arriving at the medieval city of Ghent. Upon arrival, you will embark on a guided walking tour that begins at the Old City center of Ghent and travels to St. Bavo's Cathedral. En route, enjoy a photo opportunity from the top of the St. Michael's Bridge. From this wonderful vantage point, marvel at the sweeping views that extend from the Old Port with its gabled guild houses, to the 1000-year old Castle of the Counts.

    After passing through the St. Bavo's Cathedral, you will make your way to one of Ghent's Belgian Chocolate Factories. Here, a Belgian chocolate maker will show you how raw chocolate bars are made into fine Belgian chocolates using only fresh and carefully selected ingredients.

    Following your tour of the factory, you will have the opportunity to purchase these mouth-watering, world renowned chocolates.

    Before it's time to rejoin your coach, you will have free time in Ghent to stroll through the medieval streets as you further explore on your own, or shop for the perfect Belgian souvenir.

    Please note: This tour includes approximately 2 hours of moderate walking, a good majority of it over cobblestone and uneven surfaces. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests or those guests with mobility concerns. Guests should dress for the possibility of rain and bring an umbrella. Flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended.

  • Antwerp Pub Crawl

    Sample several characteristic Belgian beers in three different pubs and discover the various brewing methods and ingredients that impart the beers with their unique flavors.

    After departing from the pier, you will soon arrive at the heart of Antwerp, a city with a long heritage of brewing extraordinary beer. The oldest still-operating brewery in Antwerp dates to 1833, although beer was first brewed in Belgium in the 1300s. Today, hundreds of varieties of uniquely flavored Belgian beer are brewed, and you will have the opportunity to sample several characteristic ones at three different pubs in Antwerp.

    The exact beers and pubs will be selected the day of the tour, but you can expect that they will be wonderfully representative of the Belgian beer experience. You will also learn quite a bit about the process of brewing Belgian beer, which is traditionally made from water, barley and hops, although wheat is sometimes added to create a crisp, citrusy flavor.

    The most well-known Belgian beers are lambics and gueuzes. To balance the taste and add complexity, lambic beer is fermented with fruits such as raspberries, apricots and grapes. Gueuze-style beers blend lambics of different ages and then re-ferment them, sometimes with sweeteners. Each type of beer is served in a glass shaped to enhance its flavor. For instance, lambics are typically served in flutes, while gueuzes taste better in tall, slim stanges.

    After stopping in three pubs to sample various beers, you will walk back to the pier with your guide.

    Please note: This tour includes approximately 1 hour of moderate walking that will include some steps, uneven and cobblestone surfaces to negotiate. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests and not considered suitable for those with walking difficulties. Weather appropriate clothing to include an umbrella or raincoat; sunglasses; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended. The minimum age to participate in this tour is 18 years old.

  • Discover Brussels

    Explore the city of Brussels, the captivating capital of Belgium in this comprehensive highlights tour.

    Departing from Antwerp, your coach will travel along the Belgian highway to Brussels for a panoramic drive through the main sites of this memorable city. The sights that you will first pass by are the national sport stadium, King Boudewijn Stadium, and Palais du Centenaire, the exhibition halls built to celebrate the 100 years anniversary of Belgium. Pause for a photo stop at the Atomium Monument, which represents an iron molecule and was built for the World's Fair in Brussels in 1958.

    Continuing on, your coach will lead you to the center of the city, passing the Chinese Pavilion, the Japanese Tower and the Royal Castle of Laken, the residence of Belgium's King Albert II and Queen Paula.

    Following your panoramic coach tour, you will commence a guided walking tour at the Central Station where you have the opportunity to walk through the old Town area to admire the St. Hubert Arcades and its variety of Shops. From here, it's on to the Butcher's street with its plethora of restaurants and cafes. A few blocks away, you will be astonished by the beauty of the Grand Place. With its baroque guild houses and the Town Hall, the Brussels Grand Place is often called the most beautiful market square in the World. Further on, you will have a chance to see the Manneken Pis, Brussels' best known little boy statue.

    When your guided tour comes to an end, you will be afforded free time to further explore the Grand Place and the central square of Brussels, where you can search for your perfect Belgian souvenirs, such as Belgian chocolates, lace or tapestries. You may also want to spend your time sitting at a café where you can soak in the local ambiance and treat yourself to lunch and one of the many varieties of beer Belgium produces.

    At the conclusion of your time at leisure, rejoin your guide and coach for a ride past the Royal Palace, the European Parliament, the Cinquantenaire and the NATO building, before heading back to Antwerp where your ship awaits.

    Please note: This tour includes approximately 75-minutes of moderate walking, plus any walking at the guests' discretion during time on their own. There are uneven and cobblestone surfaces to negotiate within the city. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests and those guests with mobility concerns are cautioned to evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability. Guests should dress for the possibility of rain and bring an umbrella. Flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended.

  • Medieval Ghent

    The wonders of the medieval city of Ghent await you in this lovely half-day tour.

    Traveling by coach from the pier, you will first enjoy a scenic drive through the beautiful Flemish Countryside, en route to Ghent. Upon arrival, embark on a leisurely guided walk through the old city, passing by the interesting guild houses with their steep, gabled fronts.

    The Flemish city of Ghent was considered the most powerful next to Paris in the 16th century and was an important medieval and Renaissance art center. As you walk in the heart of this city, you will marvel at how the past seems to still be alive all around you. Take a stroll over St. Michael's bridge, which overlooks the old river port and enjoy a view of the well-known Row of 3 Towers, consisting of St. Nicholas Church Tower, the Belfry Tower and St. Bavo's Cathedral Tower. From here, you will continue on through the Old Port, passing by the Meat House and the City Hall before reaching St. Bavo's Cathedral.

    During your inside visit to the Cathedral, you will have the unforgettable opportunity to marvel at the famous painting by the brothers Van Eyck, The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb. Another highlight of this visit is the ornately carved wooden pulpit.

    Following your guided tour, you will be afforded free time at your leisure to further explore Ghent on your own. This is an excellent opportunity to find the perfect memento of your visit to Ghent in the variety of shops in the area, including delicious Belgian chocolates, finely made tapestries and the world-famous Belgian lace.

    Please note: This tour includes approximately 90 minutes of moderate walking, a good majority of it over cobblestone and uneven surfaces. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests or those guests with mobility concerns. Guests should dress for the possibility of rain and bring an umbrella. Flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Conservative dress is required to enter the Cathedral. Shoulders and knees must be covered. The Cathedral is closed on Sunday mornings.

  • Breendonk Ss Transit Camp

    History buffs will especially enjoy this half-day tour, which enlivens World War II stories and memories as you visit the Breendonk SS Transit Camp.

    Depart the pier for a 45-minute scenic drive through the Flemish Countryside, before arriving to the Breendonk Fort for an inside visit to this historical site.

    During World War II, the German army invaded Belgium and found itself confronted by the civil disobedience and resistance from the local population. Those who did not cooperate were sent to prison in Breendonk, a Belgian army base, which was transformed into a concentration camp by the Nazis primarily as a transit camp for transport to Auschwitz. In the four years before liberation, 3,532 prisoners passed through this camp and 1,733 of them perished here. In the beginning stages, the prisoners were mainly petty criminals, persons in breach of the anti-Jewish laws, and social deviants. However, as the war went on, the number of political prisoners and resistance fighters increased.

    During your visit to this site, you will encounter a stark memorial and the best preserved historical record of the Nazi terror in Western Europe.

    At the conclusion of your visit, your guide will lead you back to the coach for your return to the ship.

    Please note: This tour includes approximately 2 hours of moderate walking, some of it over uneven surfaces. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests and those guests with mobility concerns are cautioned to evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability. Guests should dress for the possibility of rain and bring an umbrella. Flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended.

  • Ghent & a Taste of Belgian Waffles

    Take a step back into the middle ages as you explore the city of Ghent in this half-day tour.

    Begin you tour with a scenic 1-hour coach ride through the typical Flemish Countryside, before arriving at the medieval city of Ghent. Upon arrival, you will embark on a guided walking tour that begins at the Old City center of Ghent and travels to St. Bavo's Cathedral. En route, enjoy a photo opportunity from the top of the St. Michael's Bridge. From this wonderful vantage point, marvel at the sweeping views that extend from the Old Port with its gabled guild houses, to the 1000-year old Castle of the Counts.

    After passing through St. Bavo's Cathedral, you will be treated to a delightful experience in which you are given the opportunity to enjoy a taste of the famous Belgian waffles at a nearby waffle house.

    Before it's time to rejoin your coach, you will have free time in Ghent to stroll through the medieval streets as you further explore on your own, or shop for the perfect Belgian souvenir.

    Please note: This tour includes approximately 75-minutes of moderate walking, plus any walking at the guests' discretion during time on their own. There are uneven and cobblestone surfaces to negotiate within the city. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests and those guests with mobility concerns are cautioned to evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability. Guests should dress for the possibility of rain and bring an umbrella. Flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended. The Waffle House is closed on Tuesdays.

  • Explore Antwerp

    Enjoy an enlightening, in-depth tour of Antwerp that highlights its gorgeous architecture, medieval past and historical landmarks.

    After walking from the pier, you will soon arrive in Market Square, a popular gathering place in the atmospheric Old Town. Many of Antwerp’s most iconic symbols are here, including its gabled guild houses and wonderfully ornate town hall. The statue in front of the town hall is of the mythical solider Brabo throwing a giant’s hand into the river, which alludes to the origin of the name Antwerp, which means “to throw” in Dutch.

    Continuing on, you will walk through cobblestoned Pie Alley, a surviving fragment of the narrow lanes found here in medieval times. Nearby, you will find Our Lady’s Cathedral, a Gothic masterpiece whose spire soars above the city, as it’s the tallest cathedral in Belgium. During your interior visit, you will see the cathedral’s four priceless altarpieces which were painted by the celebrated 17th-century artist Peter Paul Rubens who lived in Antwerp most of his life. Following your visit, you will walk back to the pier and board a motor coach for the second half of your tour.

    An entirely different sort of architecture awaits you along Cogels Osylei, an avenue predominately lined with Art Nouveau, Byzantine and Flemish Renaissance buildings. It’s widely hailed as the most beautiful street in Antwerp.

    The single most impressive building in town is surely the Central Railway Station. Opened in 1905, the stone-and-steel station has been meticulously restored and can now accommodate even high-speed trains.

    You will then visit the rooftop terrace of the modern MAS Museum for the ultimate view of Antwerp before returning to the pier.

    Please note: This tour includes approximately 3 hours of moderate walking/standing that includes some steps to negotiate and uneven and cobblestone surfaces. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests or those with walking difficulties. Warm, layered clothing; sun cap; sunglasses; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended. There is no interior visit to the MAS Museum itself and the museum is closed on Mondays. Flash photography is not permitted inside the cathedral.

  • Brussels On Your Own

    This tour provides you the opportunity to explore Brussels on your own for the day.

    Departing by private coach from the pier in Antwerp, you will travel along the Belgian highway towards the country's capital, Brussels. On your way to the city center, you will pass the national sports stadium, King Boudewijn Stadium, as well as the Atomium Monument, which was built for the World's Fair in 1958. You will also pass through the Chinese pavilion, the Japanese tower, and see the Royal Palace as well.

    Upon arrival to the Central Station, your escort will walk with you to the Grand Place in the Old town area of Brussels where they will be available for one hour to assist in any questions or information about the surrounding area.

    Perhaps you will want to enjoy your free time exploring the Grand Place and the central square of Brussels - one of the most beautiful town squares in Europe, where you can search for your perfect Belgian souvenirs, such as Belgian chocolates, lace or tapestries. You may also want to spend your time sitting at a café where you can soak in the local ambiance and treat yourself to lunch and one of the many varieties of beer Belgium produces.

    Following what will no doubt be a memorable day in Brussels, you will meet your escort at the appointed time and location for the return transfer to the pier in Antwerp.

    Please note: This tour includes approximately 40-minutes of moderate walking, plus any walking at the guests' discretion during time on their own. There are uneven and cobblestone surfaces to negotiate within the city. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests and those guests with mobility concerns are cautioned to evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability. Guests should dress for the possibility of rain and bring an umbrella. Flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Those who miss the transfer will need to make their own way back to Antwerp at their own expense.

  • Bruges On Your Own

    For those who would like to explore Bruges on their own, this private motor coach transfer is ideal.

    Bruges, in French, or Brugge in Flemish, is an exquisitely preserved medieval town. Commonly known as the Venice of the North, Bruges is a unique city, beautiful and enchanting at any time of the year. It had the good fortune to be linked with the sea by a navigable waterway and the city became a leading member of the Hanseatic League in the 13th Century, when the town established Europe's first stock exchange.

    Upon arrival in Bruges, you will be escorted to the Walplein, and your tour guide will be available for one hour to assist in any questions or information. Then you are on your own to explore the many sites of this enchanting town, have lunch on your own, or simply relax and enjoy strolling through the tiny medieval streets to experience the quiet and charm of old times.

    After enjoying your free time in this delightful town, meet your escort at the appointed time and location for the return transfer to the pier in Antwerp.

    Please note: This tour includes approximately 40-minutes of moderate walking, plus any walking at the guests' discretion during time on their own. There are uneven and cobblestone surfaces to negotiate within the city. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests and those guests with mobility concerns are cautioned to evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability. Guests should dress for the possibility of rain and bring an umbrella. Flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Guests are responsible for being on time for the return ride to Antwerp. Those who miss the transfer will need to make their own way back to Antwerp at their own expense.

  • Antwerp Walk & Flemish Masters

    Explore the wonders of the splendid city of Antwerp in this half-day guided walking tour.

    Departing from the ship, your guide will lead you through the city center to St Paul’s Church, a true masterpiece in the center of the city’s Skipper’s Quarter. Originally a large Dominican abbey, its magnificent interior houses priceless paintings by Flemish masters such as Van Dyck and Ruben. Not less important are its over 200 sculptures and furniture, which rank amongst the most beautiful in the world. On one side of the church, in a small courtyard, you can find the more than 60 life-size sculptures depicting the Calvary, including a representation of the Holy Sepulcher.

    After your visit, you will explore the old town section surrounding the Marketplace, which consists of the Town Hall, gabled guild houses, cafes and the monumental Brabo Fountain.

    Continue your walk to the Vlaaikensgang (“Pie Alley”), an alley that is typical of medieval Antwerp. Nearby is Our Lady’s Cathedral where you will have the opportunity to visit the interior and exterior of this Gothic Splendor. It is the largest Gothic Cathedral in Belgium and a major landmark of Antwerp. The interior contains the world's greatest collections of Rubens paintings, including the "Elevation of the Cross", and "The Descent from the Cross".

    From there, you walk by the Groenplaats with a statue of the famous Belgian painter P.P. Rubens to the Rubens House, before your guide will lead you back to the ship on foot.

    Please note: This tour includes approximately 3 hours of walking and standing, over even, cobblestone and uneven surfaces. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests or those guests with mobility concerns. Flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Conservative dress is required to enter religious sites. Shoulders and knees must be covered.

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