Bruges and Ghent

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Known as the Venice of the North because of its peaceful canals, Bruges is one of the best preserved cities in Europe and is on the UNESCO World Heritage list. Walking along the maze of winding cobbled alleys and romantic canals, you imagine yourself to be in
medieval times.
Ghent is a city filled with university students, cafes and wellpriced restaurants. Exuding a vibrant energy, it combines stellar historical medieval sights with the bustling character of a genuine, living city.

Day 1 — Under the watchful eye of Gravensteen Castle, Ghent boasts an Opera House, 18 museums, 100 churches and over 400 historical buildings. The most visited site is the famous Saint Bavo Cathedral and its beautiful altarpiece. During a guided walk, you will also see the Belfry, a superb Gothic monument, and the Town Hall, a complex mix of architectural styles. Elegant facades from different historical periods are reflected in the Graslei and Korenlei rivers. From here you will head to Bruges, where you will stay the night at the Kempinski Hotel Dukes’ Palace.

Day 2 — Start your day excursion with a walk through Bruges, a splendid medieval city and one of Belgium’s crown jewels. The town authorities have done their utmost to preserve its medieval character. See the major highlights of this beautiful city: the Church of Our Lady and the Statue by Michaelangelo, the Market Square with the Belfry, and the Town Hall Square with the Basilica of the Holy Blood. Stroll by the Lake of Love (Minnewater) and the peaceful Beguinage cloister. You can also take an optional cruise on the peaceful canals...Moreover, Bruges maintains the very highest culinary standards.
The city boasts dozens of excellent restaurants, trendy lunch addresses, fun coffee bars and a local population famed for  its love of the good life!                                                                             

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