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Discovering Flanders: from Brussels to the North Sea

Example 5 Day Cruise aboard MS Victor Hugo
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Delight yourself with the harmoniuous mix of traditional cruising and land adventures, on this unique 5-day small ship voyage through the charming waterways of Belgium. Board the MS Victor Hugo and unravel the rich medieval history and culture of Brussels, Antwerp, Ghent, Bruges and Ostend.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Brussels | Embark
Day 2 : Brussels | Antwerp
Day 3 : Ghent
Day 4 : Bruges | Ostend
Day 5 : Brussels | Disembark


  • Join a walking tour of Brussels, a city famous for its chocolates and beers
  • Discover Antwerp's beautiful Town Square, Brabo Fountain, and City Hall
  • Feel the charming medieval romantic cachet in a tour of Bruges's canals


MS Victor Hugo

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  • Small Ship

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Grote Markt square in Antwerp, Belgium Antwerp city center View along the river Sail the canals of Europe on your Belgium cruise Pass small villages as you sail through Belgium

Day 1 Brussels | Embark

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Board the MS Victor Hugo at 6:00 p.m. in Brussels. Settle in your cabin and attend to the crew introduction over a welcome cocktail. Then enjoy a delightful dinner on board followed by a walking tour of the city.

Day 2 Brussels | Antwerp

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Today join a guided tour of Brussels, a charming and delightful city that combines its Gothic heritage with a dazzling mix of various architectural styles. Then spend the afternoon cruising to Anvers. In the evening, stroll through Antwerp in the company of your onboard host/hostess. Discover the beautiful Town Square, the Brabo Fountain, and the City Hall, plus the masterpiece Cathedral of Our Lady – the jewel of Antwerp. 

Day 3 Ghent

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Spend the morning cruising through the western Scheldt Estuary. From the Roman times, The Scheldt Estuary has always had considerable commercial and strategic importance. In the afternoon join a guided tour of Ghent. It is one of the most authentic historical cities full of magnificent buildings dating from the Middle Ages. Return on board in Lovendegen for your gala evening.

Day 4 Bruges | Ostend

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Begin your day cruising to Bruges for a guided tour of this exceptional, historical city. The city center surrounded by canals gives this charming medieval romantic cachet. Spend the afternoon cruising to Ostend and enjoy a free evening in the city.

Day 5 Brussels | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before you disembark at 9:00 a.m. Transfer by coach to Brussels, arriving late in the morning.

MS Victor Hugo

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Cabins aboard the MS Victor Hugo
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Main Deck
29 cabins (26 twins, 3 double cabins) Shower and toilet, hairdryer, satellite TV, safe.
Cabins aboard the MS Victor Hugo
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Upper Deck
20 cabins (18 twins, 2 double cabins) Shower and toilet, hairdryer, satellite TV, safe.


20% discount on children between 2-10 years
30% discount for 3rd person in triple cabin

For the safety of passengers, the captain and crew of the boat may decide to modify the navigational itinerary. 

This offer includes:
- Transfer by coach from Ostend to Brussels D5 (guaranteed for a minimum of 20 persons)
- All meals from dinner D1 to breakfast D5
- Drinks including water, wine, beer, fruit juices and coffee served during meals on board, drinks served at the bar (excluding champagne and wines on the wine list)
- Double-occupancy cabin with shower in private bathroom
- Onboard entertainment
- Assistance from an onboard multi-lingual host/hostess
- Welcome cocktail
- Excursions mentioned in the program
- Gala dinner and evening
- Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
- All port fees

This offer does not include:
- Drinks on the wine list, champagne at the bar, drinks served during excursions or transfers
- Cancellation and baggage insurance
- Personal expenses

Valid passport compulsory. Non-EU nationals are advised to consult their embassy or consulate. Please note: Your passport must be valid for six months beyond the last day of your travels.
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Our guide and driver were very good with their knowledge and were very helpful with our questions. It was a very pleasant visit that would have been impossible to do on our own. Hotels and restaurants were fantastic. The special places we got to go to, like the kitchens, were great. Enjoyed the entire trip!
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