Transfer time is approximately 30 minutes (6 miles / 10 kilometers). Please note that the barge does not move at night and only motors during the day.
We proceed by motorcoach to our barge in Brussels. At the barge, we drop off participants' luggage as the barge cannot be boarded before 3:00 pm. We then take the motorcoach to the center of Brussels for the afternoon.
This meal has been excluded from the program cost and is on your own to enjoy what you like in Brussels. The Group Leader will be happy to offer suggestions and give directions.
Free Time: Take this opportunity for personal independent exploration to see and do what interests you most in Brussels. Please refer to the list of Free Time Opportunities. The Group Leader will be happy to offer suggestions and give directions. If you haven’t already been there, venture to the Musée des Beaux Arts, Parc of the Cinquantenaire or the Royal Palace and Brussels Park. Or, if you want to relax, seek out one of the popular local cafés to sip a glass of wine or cup of coffee while watching the locals. Orientation: The Group Leader will greet everyone and lead introductions. We will review the up-to-date program schedule, discuss roles and responsibilities, logistics, safety guidelines, emergency procedures, and answer questions. Periods in the daily schedule designated as "Free time" and "At leisure" offer opportunities to do what you like and make your experience even more meaningful and memorable according to your personal preferences. The Group Leader will be happy to offer suggestions. Program activities, schedules, personnel, and indicated distances or times may change due to local circumstances/conditions. In the event of changes, we will alert you as quickly as possible. Thank you for your understanding.
Aboard the barge, enjoy a three-course set menu featuring tasty local cuisine with coffee, tea or water. Other beverages are available for purchase that can be charged to your tab and settled prior to departure with cash (in Euros only) on the last night on board. Dinner each night will follow this description.