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Journey to Flanders: useful information and recommended itineraries


Flanders is one of the three regions of Belgium and overlooks the Atlantic Ocean. IS' a region that offers travelers ancient cities, wonderful landscapes and many possibilities for visits. They lend themselves very well to be discovered with an on the road by car, or by bicycle, for a slower and greener journey! Starting from Brussels, you can discover wonderful cities such as Ghent, Bruges and go as far as the Atlantic coast to Ostend.

Are you thinking of leaving? Let's find out together then all you need to know to plan a trip to Flanders: useful info and recommended itineraries!



Index

  1. Travel informed: useful information, safety and necessary documents
  2. Where it is
  3. 7-day itinerary: the best of Flanders
  4. 11-day itinerary: Grand Tour of Flanders
  5. Do it yourself Flanders: flights, costs, best time and advice
  6. User questions and comments
  7. Request a personalized quote

Travel informed: useful information, safety and necessary documents

  • Capital: Brussels
  • Languages: Dutch
  • Local currency: euro (€)
  • Weather: Atlantic type, fresh and mild, influenced by the Atlantic Ocean. Rainfall not abundant but distributed throughout the year. Best period from mid-May to mid-September
  • Entry requirements: identity card valid for expatriation or a valid passport
  • Travel / health insurance: recommended.

    Where it is

    The Flanders Region is one of the three Belgian regions and is located in the northwestern part of Belgium. On the one hand it is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean, which greatly influences its climate, while to the east it borders the regions of Brussels-Capital and Wallonia. To the north it borders with Holland and to the south east with France.



    7-day itinerary: the best of Flanders

    1. First day: arrival in the morning in Brussels, hotel accommodation. In the afternoon visit of the city and the main places of the historic center with a private walking tour. Dinner and overnight
    2. Second day: breakfast and morning visit of Brussels. In the evening transfer to Bruges (100 km), hotel accommodation, dinner and overnight
    3. Third day: breakfast and visit of Bruges and the main attractions. In the afternoon, a romantic boat ride on the canals. Dinner and overnight
    4. Fourth day: breakfast and transfer to Ghent (48 km). Hotel accommodation and first visit of the city and cruise of the city center among the canals. Dinner and overnight
    5. Fifth day: breakfast and morning visit of Ghent. After lunch transfer to Antwerp (60 km). Accommodation at the hotel and first visit of the city, possibility of a 2-hour bike tour of the main attractions. Dinner and overnight
    6. Sixth day: breakfast and visit of the city of Antwerp. Dinner and overnight
    7. Seventh day: breakfast and transfer to Brussels airport. Return to Italy

    How much? Price details

    • Price per person starting from: € 800,00
    • Custom quote: to request a personalized quote

    11-day itinerary: Grand Tour of Flanders

    1. First day: arrival in the morning in Brussels, hotel accommodation. In the afternoon visit of the city and the main places of the historic center with a private walking tour. Dinner and overnight
    2. Second day: breakfast and visit of Brussels, the European quarter and the Atomium. If the trip is in August, possibility to visit the Royal Palace. Dinner and overnight
    3. Third day: breakfast and morning free time for Brussels. Early afternoon transfer to Mechelen (30 km). Check-in at the hotel and walk through the historic center. Dinner and overnight
    4. Fourth day: breakfast and visit of Mechelen, a city known for its 97 bells. In the late afternoon, transfer to Antwerp (30 km). Hotel accommodation, dinner and overnight stay
    5. Fifth day: breakfast and visit of Antwerp, the historic center and the main attractions. The 2-hour bike tour is recommended. Dinner and overnight
    6. Sixth day: breakfast and visit of Antwerp, with the Zurenborg district. In the afternoon visit of Saint Niklaas (20 km). Return to Antwerp, dinner and overnight
    7. Seventh day: breakfast and transfer to Bruges (90 km). Check-in at the hotel and visit the city and its main attractions. Dinner and overnight
    8. Eighth day: Breakfast and Battlefields of Flanders tour from Bruges, including a visit to key WWI sites and the city of Ypres. Return to Bruges, dinner and overnight
    9. Ninth day: breakfast and visit of Ostend (23 km), on the Atlantic coast. In the early afternoon return to Bruges and free time. Possibility to participate in a Belgian chocolate workshop or a Waffle Workshop. Dinner and overnight
    10. Tenth day: breakfast and transfer to Ghent (48 km). Accommodation in hotel and visit of the city, of the main attractions and boat ride in the medieval center. Dinner and overnight
    11. Eleventh day: breakfast and transfer to Brussels airport. Return to Italy

    How much? Price details

    • Price per person starting from: € 1.100,00
    • Custom quote: to request a personalized quote

    Do it yourself Flanders: flights, costs, best time and advice

    Flanders is a wonderful region that deserves to be visited by car, through an on the road (rental from € 40,00 / day). This is because, in addition to the different cities where you will stop, you will pass through postcard landscapes and probably stop several times along the way to take some photos!

    Il starting point for a trip to Flanders is Brussels, connected by numerous daily direct flights to Italy, even by low cost airlines! This will allow you to find great deals and save money. The best time to visit the area is from mid-May to mid-September, due to the mild temperatures and the sunniest days. Period that also corresponds to the high season, so we advise you to plan ahead.



    • Minimum period for a tour in Flanders: 7 days
    • Recommended cities for base: Brussels, Bruges, Antwerp, Ghent
    • Getting around: the best way is the car (rental from € 40,00 per day), to move in total autonomy. Alternatively, there are train connections between the main cities managed by the Belgian Train (e.g. Brussels-Ghent one way € 9,10, Brussels-Bruges one way € 14,30)
    • Flights: Belgium is connected to Italy by several daily direct flights to Brussels airport, many of which are low cost. From here we start to discover Flanders Flights from € 40,00 -
    • Accommodations and accommodations: provide useful advice on the types of accommodation most in use, if there are particular or typical solutions of the place and also indicate the average prices. Hotel and b & b from € 50,00 per room -

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