Brussels, Wallonia & Luxembourg
2 nights in Brussels, 1 nights in Namur, 1 night in Clervaux / Urspelt, 2 nights in Luxembourg City
Belgium and Luxembourg are the cradle of Europe, a small territory that embraces centuries of history and unique nature.
Your journey will start in Brussels and end in Luxembourg. You will spend seven nights exploring the beauty of two great and unexpected small countries.
Discover Brussel’s history and culture as well as its great gastronomy. Go the extra mile in southern Belgium, also called Wallonia, where pleasant discoveries await you.
Namur, the charming capital city of Wallonia, and its sister city Dinant, with its cliffs overlooking the Meuse river. Then head even more south towards the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. This fairy-tale country will surprise you with its brilliant atmosphere, castles, small towns, and excellent wines, especially in the Moselle area.
Day 1: Brussels, guided walking tour of Brussels’ historic city center
Independent arrival transfer.
Upon arrival, reach your hotel on your own.
In the afternoon, head to the Grand Place in front of the City Hall and meet your guide for a walking tour. This walk leads you along the famous Grand Place, one the most beautiful square in the world, listed as a world heritage by Unesco.
Let us also explore the neighborhoods, the medieval streets where authentic estaminets are nestled, and chocolate shops and waffle stalls… During your walk in the heart of Brussels, admire the magnificent Royal Saint-Hubert Galleries, among the oldest in Europe, as well as the Cathedral of St. Michael and St. Gudula with its stained glass windows, the Chapel of the Blessed Sacrament…
A little further, you are in the royal area with the Royal Park and Palace (only open to the public during the summer holidays) and the Palace of Coudenberg, the former residence of Charles V. You will also walk along the Musical Instruments Museum, the Magritte museum and the Palace of Fine Arts before reaching the Sablon area. Overnight in Brussels
Day 2: Brussels Art Nouveau and Chocolate
This morning discover the Art Nouveau neighbourhood of Brussels with a local guide.
During the nineteenth century Brussels became a particularly wealthy crossroads for Europeans because of Belgium’s reputation as a nation at the forefront of the metal industry, as one of the first countries to produce cars, with engineers being invited across the world to build railways…
Belgium attracted some of the world’s great minds. At the invitation of one of our brilliant captains of industry, Ernest Solvay, Nobel Prize winners, including Einstein, would gather, for example, at the Metropole Hotel. The best example of this expansion is the birth of Art Nouveau thanks to the brilliant Brussels architect, Victor Horta.
In the afternoon make your way to the Chocolate Master’s Boutique. Take an apron, a spreading knife and molds. Coached by an apprentice of the chocolatier Laurent Gerbaud himself, you will make the chocolate yourselves. It’s all about 16 small mendiants for which dried fruit and nuts such as grilled and salted almonds, Persian red currants – all selected worldwide by the chocolatier himself – will be used. Afterwards the chocolates will be put into the fridge for 20 minutes. While the chocolates are cooling down, the Chocolatier will accompany you during the workshop tasting: education of the palate. An initiation journey aiming at changing the way to learn how to appreciate chocolate. Overnight in Brussels.
Day 3: Namur, Chateau de Bioul & Dinant
Meet your driver in Brussels and move to Namur and Dinant.
Namur, the capital city of Wallonia has a rich heritage. Your private guide will take you to historical heart to visit the old districts of the city as the maze of pedestrian streets, the squares, the churches, the quays of the Sambre river, and some architectural gems as the Cathedral of Saint-Aubain, the theatre, the Belfry.
After the stroll through alleyways full of charm, you will go by cable car to the icity’s highest point, the Citadel. From the top of this spur, sheltered by one of the largest fortresses in Europe, the view of the essential places of your visit is incomparable.
From Namur, your driver and guide will take you to Chateau de Bioul for a typical lunch.
Later, reach the small village of Dinant, on the river Meuse.
The journey of only half an hour, between Chateau de Bioul and Dinant is amazing. You will enjoy the magnificent landscapes of the Upper Meuse Valley scattered with fortresses and castles. Dinant, is a true picture-postcard town, providing a stunning spectacle, especially when you look across the Meuse and lift your gaze towards the Citadel and the onion-domed tower of the Collegiate church, all highlighted by the ribbon of houses and shops running alongside the river. Once arrived there, go to the Citadel, hanging on to a rocky outcrop overlooking the town of Dinant. The Citadel was converted into a museum of weapons and history over a century ago. After the visit, the cable car will take you back to the city centre. Enjoy a stroll along the banks of the river Meuse and admire the statues of the saxophones that pay homage to Adolphe Sax, their ingenious inventor. Overnight in Namur.
Day 4: Porcheresse /Bouillon / Clevart
Meet your driver and guide and move Luxembourg, passing through the heart of Ardennes.
Our first stop will be for lunch at the Chariot a fondue – Ardenne Trait Gourmande
This original concept, a gourmet ride of 2.30 hours on a horse cart, combines taste buds and Ardennes landscapes… You can choose between a meat fondue, a cheese fondue, or a combo. All ingredients are from local producers or homemade! The principle is simple: you are your own chef, prepare your fondue, and enjoy it during the ride. An original way to combine the pleasure of a meal with the joy of eating in the open air and at the rhythm of the horses’ pace. On your way, you will find forests, rivers, meadows and beautiful villages.
After lunch, your driver will take you to Bouillon, situated on the banks of the Semois. The small city will delight traveler who love history and nature.
During 2 hours, your private guide will introduce you to the rich past of the fortified castle standing on three rocky peaks overlooking the Semois and the city. With the maze of its corridors and its immense vaulted rooms, it can be considered the oldest vestige of feudalism in Belgium and one of the most remarkable fortresses in Europe.
Besides the visit of the castle, there is an educational exhibition on hunting with raptors, you can enjoy at specific times an interactive show with these birds of prey. The falconer will introduce you to the life and habits of owls, eagles, hawks, vultures and, of course, falcons.
Finally continue to Clervaux, nestles in the north of Luxembourg. Overnight in Clervaux.
Day 5: Clervaux & Luxembourg, the City Promenade
Experience a captivating guided visit of Clervaux, Luxembourg, where history and charm intertwine effortlessly. Stroll through cobbled streets, flanked by traditional houses, and discover the magnificent Clervaux Castle, standing proudly on a hilltop. Explore the castle’s rich heritage through captivating exhibits, including “The Family of Man” photography collection. Admire the breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside, creating an unforgettable journey through this picturesque Luxembourgish town.
Late morning transfer to Luxembourg city, where you will have time for lunch.
In the afternoon, meet your private guide at your hotel and discover this fairytale town, including prestigious Grand Gucal Palace, the Corniche, also known as the “most beautiful balcony in Europe,” and the Bock promontory, the cradle of Luxembourg City. Overnight in Luxembourg City
Day 6: Remich in the Moselle region
Meet your private driver and move to Remich, the pearl of the Moselle. This cute town is characterized by a magnificent panorama of vineyards and dense forests surrounding the city like an amphitheater. When arriving, walk to the pier (Quai de la Moselle) to board the panorama boat that will take you up the Moselle through attractive wine-producing villages, such as Remich, Bech-Kleinmacher, and Schwebsingen. The hour-long boat trip will take you past many beautiful sights, including the oldest castles in the Moselle region, wineries, the “Haff Remich” nature reserve, and much more.
Also, part of your trip today is the Moselle, is the visit of the winery. The prestigious Caves St Martin winery outside Remich, Route de Stadtbredimus. During the guided tour, you will walk to the heart of the underground tunnels – nearly a kilometer long – that have been carved into the solid limestone rock. You will learn everything about Luxembourg’s wine culture and enjoy wine tasting. Afterward, you can relax on the terrace overlooking the Moselle before going back to Luxembourg. Overnight in Luxembourg City.
Day 7: Departure
Check out, Independent departure transfer. End of services.