It has been said that ‘It’s easy to love a country known for chocolate and beer’ but although Belgium undoubtedly produces some of the finest chocolates and best beers in the world, we think there is so much more to discover. History abounds throughout this small country, with Celts, Romans and Vikings leaving their mark before the Spanish Hapsburgs added it to their vast empire in the 1500s Charles the V becoming the most powerful European emperor since Ancient Rome.
Bruges has justifiably earned its UNESCO World Heritage site status, with its network of picturesque canals, medieval market squares, fine gothic churches and its famous Belfry. For the art lovers amongst you Bruges will not disappoint as it has a wonderful collection of museums and galleries to explore, including the renowned Groeningemuseum with its astonishing collection of celebrated masterpieces.
Belgium has an excellent reputation for its cuisine, which rivals France and many restaurants serve regional dishes such as Flemish Carbonnade or Sole Meunière amongst others, and pride themselves on the standard of their food and quality of the locally sourced and seasonal ingredients.
Dianne and Paul
The was our first Riviera holiday and we were very impressed. The tour was well organised and well paced with plenty of free time to explore on our own. Our guide, Alan was very helpful and knowledgeable. The hotels were excellent...
Roland and Rosemary Box
We are writing to express our thanks to Riviera Travel for the splendid cruise we experienced last week. We were particularly impressed by the attentive crew of the "Swiss Tiara" for whom no request was too much trouble. They al...