The art cities from a different perspective
There are places that somehow manage to get under your skin, even though you don’t really know them all that well. Bruges is that kind of place. A warm and friendly place, a place made for people.
A city whose history made it great, resulting in a well-deserved classification as a Unesco World Heritage site.
Ghent offers you a quirky, fascinating cultural cocktail brimming with rich history, culture and a trendy city vibe. Ghent is a chilled-out city where anything goes: a break on a human scale.
Day 1 - Jabbeke - Bruges
Highlights: you will pass by several castles before entering the city of Bruges.
Free time to discover the old town of Bruges.
Retaining the mysteries of the Middle Ages and unashamedly exuberant, Bruges has been an international metropolis for centuries.
Its history has made it great, a fact that garnered it the title of a Unesco World Heritage City.
Day 2 - Bruges - Knokke
Highlights: the Damse Vaart (canal) will be your guide for the first kilometers. You will pass the border between Belgium and Holland to visit the small town of Sluis. Back in Belgium, the tour for today ends in the natural reserve of Het Zwin.
Free time in Knokke to enjoy the Belgian coast.
Day 3 - Veurne - Poperinge
Highlights: Veurne - The Moers - the French border - Poperinge
Veurne is a pleasant shopping city a stone's throw from the coast and the French border. It is mostly known for its high-quality products. But Veurne has also interesting history, art and culture.
The Moers were only drained in the 17th century. The area is still below sea level and excess water is being pumped up to higher areas and discharged. The landscape is characterized by straight roads lined with trees and square or rectangular plots.
Poperinge is located near the French-Belgian border and is called the hop capital of Flanders.
Day 4 - Deinze - Ghent
Highlights: Castle Ooidonk - Sint-Martens-Latem
A mere stone's throw from the city of Ghent, in a bend of the river Leie, sits elegant and majestic Ooidonk Castle.
As a unique example of the Hispanic-Flemish architectural style that emerged during the Renaissance, this medieval fortress, rebuilt in 1595, is widely considered as one of Belgium’s finest castles.
Free time in Ghent.
Day 5 - Ghent - Bruges
Highlights : Ghent - Canal Ghent-Bruges
During the Middle Ages, Ghent was one of the richest and most powerful cities in Europe.
A walk through town on a summer's evening, when most of the important buildings are illuminated, is an unforgettable experience.