Take off from Brussels for the day and hit the enchanting Ardennes areas with this private day trip. After one hour we will reach Durbuy (Belgium’s smallest city) for a beer and food pairing. We stop in Bouillon near Semois river for a guided walk of the amazing landscapes and historical venues, all before a tasty lunch made out of local specialties paired with local brews. The activity will head-off to charming Dinant, where a boatride on the river Meuse will await for you. If you are looking to dive into the pristine beauty of Belgium, then this is the perfect match for your needs.
- Duration: 11 hours
- 150€, min 6pax
- on request €, 2-5pax
- Meeting point: Pick-up and drop-off at your hotel
- For groups or corporate: Contact us for a personalized offer!
- full day private guide/car from Brussels
- pick-up and drop-off to your Brussels hotel
- beer and food pairing in Durbuy
- visit of Bouillon and lunch of local specialties
- boatride in Dinant at the river Meuse
- landscape of the Ardennes
For a longer description see below!
What to expect
One hour after leaving Brussels, you will arrive in Durbuy, known as the smallest city in Belgium and also renowned for its excellent food. This unique 17th century town will take your breath away with its narrow and cobbled pedestrian streets that are winding between ancient houses. The landscapes are indeed heart stopping and will prepare you for a beer and food pairing. Local cheese and ham specialties will be combined with delicious Trappist beers.. Your guide will be on hand to give you advice and historical background at all times, making sure you get the most out of this charming Durbuy visit.
As you will pass Brussels on the way south, the flat lowlands will give way to rolling hills. Tucked up against the south-western Franco- Belgian border, Bouillon sits at the heart of dark forests and ravines, steep hills and cliffs landscape, peppered with castles, abbeys and delicious local foods. Once you arrive in the city, the guide will take you to a short discovery trip of the surroundings, during which you will see the main areas, the Semois river, the memorial of World War 1 and the Bouillon Castle. Following next, we have prepared a mouth-watering lunch, made out of local dishes including trout, which will be paired with local flavoured brews. Bouillon is rich in culture, landscape, cuisine and beers – therefore it is perfect for any tourist craving for peace.
With your stomach full, the trip will continue to another spectacular destination: Dinant, where you will enjoy the narrow and steep banks of the Meuse River from its impressive citadel, located on a 100-meter-high cliff. Once in town, you will preambulate around the gorgeous Collegiate Church of Notre Dame, Rocher Bayard, Charles de Gaulle Bridge and saxophone samples made in the name of its creator Adolphe Sax. A little while later, you will embark on an intimate boatride on the Meuse River. Breathe in the atmosphere of this charming city and let your hair down, away from the buzzing metro pole style.