November 8, Thursday, 5.30 p.m
Evening overview of Brussels, time for beer bars
Belgium's fascinating capital, and the administrative capital of the EU, Brussels is historic, bureaucratic, bizarre, self ‐ confident, unshowy, and multicultural to its roots city. All this plays out in a cityscape that swings from majestic to quirky and back again. Organic art nouveau facades face off against 1960s concrete developments, and regal 19th ‐ century mansions contrast with the brutal glass of the EU’s Gotham City. This whole maelstrom swirls out from Brussels’ medieval core, where the Grand Place is surely one of the world’s most beautiful squares. Brussels is located in the valley of the Senne (Flemish: Zenne) River, a small tributary of the Schelde (French: Escaut). Greater Brussels is the country’s largest urban agglomeration. It consists of 19 communes, or municipalities, each with a large measure of administrative autonomy. The largest commune—which, like the greater metropolitan area, is named Brussels—contains the historic core of the city and the so ‐ called “European Quarter,” where the institutions of the European Union (EU) are located. Greater Brussels officially became the Brussels ‐ Capital Region in 1989, during the federalization of Belgium. Along with the much larger regions of Flanders and Wallonia, the Brussels ‐ Capital Region constitutes one of the country’s three main political divisions. As the seat of the EU, Brussels is known as the “capital of Europe,” and its significance as a centre of international governance and business makes Brussels a true global city – a status shared with such metropolises as New York, London, Paris, and Tokyo. As the centre of European culture and institutions, Brussels has much more to offer than most people imagine. Apart from its famous chocolates and beers, there are almost 90 museums, beautiful parks, architecture, bars and much more. The program of excursion consists of panoramic bus tour around Brussels and free time to walk around one of well ‐ known Brussels’ quarter where you will be able to taste famous Belgian chocolate, beer or to have a dinner. The return to Ghent is around 22:00.
PRICE – 42 euro.
Booking rules and conditions
The excursion is considered booked and guaranteed in case of its full prepayment. The prepayment can be made at any convenient time with the help of a bank card, using the red button PAY in the previous paragraph. The deadline for advance payment of the excursion for guaranteed participation is 31st of October. After the 31st of October, the tour can be booked only if there are vacant seats.
The cancellation of the excursion is possible at any time, but no later than two days before the beginning, with a full refund. If you cancel the tour later than two days before the day of excursion, we will refund 50%, less than 24 hour prior the beginning of excursion - no refund.
The organizers of the excursion reserve the right to change the tour program for reasons beyond the control of the tour organizers, due to weather conditions or force majeure circumstances.
The tour might be cancelled, in the case if the number of participants is less than 20 people.
Recommendations for the excursion
Comfortable shoes, warm clothes, a bottle of water, umbrella