Belgium Beer Tour

Breweries & Beer Culture

7 days, private tour

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This  is a private, unscheduled tour for a minimum of six people.   If you have a group of friends  who would like to do this tour together,  we'll  schedule it for you. 

On this tour we visit many breweries, new and old, to learn more about the people, their history, and the beers they brew throughout this beautiful country. We visit several of Belgium’s renowned Beer Cafés along the way, while enjoying delicious food that blends traditions and mixes multiple cultures.

 

Since the first Crusades, the Church allowed abbeys to brew and distribute beer as a fundraising method. Trappist monks carry on those deep traditions today with their dark, sweet, complex ales, while Belgian craft brewers create their own rich brewing history by experimenting with modern beer flavors. You get to taste a wide variety of these beers throughout the week.

 

We stay in four different cities and villages across the country, including Ghent, Bruges, Ypres, Watou, and Brussels. We visit over a dozen breweries, abbeys, and beer restaurants and some favorite off-the-beaten-path Beer Cafés, and meet some favorite people in Belgium’s beer culture.

Price:  $4,350 

Single supplement:  $900

Deposit:  $500 at booking; final payment due 60 days prior to departure

If final payment is by credit card, an administrative fee of 3.55% will be added.

What's included: 

  • Double occupancy lodging

  • Local transportation

  • Breakfasts and dinners, except one dinner on Day 4

  • All scheduled activities and brewery visits

  • Beers during organized tastings

  • Professional tour guide

Additional expenses, not included in trip price: 

  • International air 

  • Airport transfers

  • Gratuities for driver, guide, porters, maids (optional but appreciated)

  • Most lunches

  • Beer with meals, unless otherwise indicated

  • Personal expenses

  • Travel insurance  (optional but highly recommended)

  • Sparkling Life Journeys professional services fee 

What past guests have said about this tour: 

  • "We had a wonderful time experiencing Belgium's beer culture. This is absolutely a must-do bucket list trip for any beer enthusiast." - 2019 tour guest

  • "It was great. Thought we got way more than our money's worth with the amount of food & drinks included in the tour. It makes me want to use Taste Vacations for our next trip."

  • "Outstanding. Just the right mix of old traditional styles and newer ones. All of the tours were wonderful. This trip for me was as much educational as it was pleasure. It accomplished both 100%. Yannick is an excellent guide and knows his beers and brewing processes." 

  • "The tour was outstanding!! Yannick was an excellent guide. I liked the mix of visiting the small and big beer makers. And he knows a lot of people personally, which makes it even better. We could not have done most of this on our own. He made adjustments as we went and accommodated our wishes as we went."

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