Boasting characteristic cities with distinct personalities all within easy
reach of one another, it's hardly surprising that the Northern region of
Flanders consistently proves popular as a short break destination. Offering fine
cuisine, churches and 67 kilometres of Flemish coastline, it once attracted
master artists and now it attracts tourists.
Tour Bruges, one of the best-preserved cities in Europe, or
Gent, one of Belgium's oldest seats of learning. Uncover trendy
Antwerp, an important port on the North Sea and key trading
point for over five centuries, with its designer boutiques, diamond dealers and
upmarket delicatessens. Sip Stella Artois where it's brewed in
Leuven and visit the traditional town of
Mechelen. Enjoy seaside city Ostend, complete
with nine kilometres of white sandy beaches, or journey West to
Ypres where the Last Post sounds daily to commemorate those who
lost their lives there.
Wherever your coach tour of Flanders takes you, make the most of Belgium's
delectable cuisine. Wash down mussels with a glass of wine or beer and don't
leave without trying some infamous Belgian chocolate or waffles!