Would you like to explore Leuven and Belgium in general?

We have some suggestions for you!

All members interested to participate in these programs please write a request to the SIETAR Buddy Connection Program. Our Buddy Connection Program administrators will collect the names of interested participants in these offers. By the end of February, we will see if the minimum number of people interested in each trip is reached and if these tours will run.

In case the minimum number of participants is reached, SIETAR will send all interested people a link where people can go through with the payment for the packages.In case of cancellation, a full refund can be easily carried out.

When: Monday, 27th of May 2019 | 8.30 am to 10.30pm

The First World War scared Belgium like no other international conflict. Hundreds of thousands of soldiers were killed on the battlefields and in the trenches. Today you will visit the impressive In Flanders Fields Museum in the morning, and a local expert guide takes you along the main war sites, memorials and cemeteries in the afternoon. We end the day by attending the Last Post service at exactly 20h00, which is held every single day.

Trip price: 115,00 Euro

Including: coach transportation, museum fees, guided battlefields tour, 2-course dinner + drink

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When: Tuesday, 28th of May 2019 | 8.00 am to 9.00 pm

Ghent and Bruges are Belgium's 3rd and 6th largest cities. Let's discover these gems together today! We start in Ghent and see the Cathedral, Belfry and the beautiful old houses. After lunch we continue to Bruges. With its many canals and bridges it is often called "the Venice of the North". Our guide will take us through the small streets, the lovely squares and green parks. Naturally we also make a boat tour to see this amazing town from the water.

Trip price: 115,00 Euro

Including: coach transportation, guided tour in Ghent, guided tour in Bruges, canal tour in Bruges, 2-course lunch

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When: Wednesday, 29th of May 2019, morning (3 hours)

The ideal guided tour for a first visit. Discover Leuven’s famous monuments and sights: Grote Markt square with the town hall and Saint Peter’s Church, the Cloth Halls, the university colleges and Oude Markt square.

But also narrow streets and alleys, parks and courtyards. And the tour would not be complete without a visit to the Great Beguinage, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Price: 8,00 Euro per person with a minimum 10 participants.

When: Sunday 2nd of June 2019 | 8.30 am to 9.00 pm

Belgium's Capital is also Europe's Capital. We therefore start our day by discovering the European district by visiting the Parlamentarium and the House of European History. In the afternoon we go to the city centre and see the Grand Place, the Mont des Arts, and the Manneken Pis statue. We also attend a chocolate making workshop, and of course enjoy a good Belgian beer. Optional visits to various museums depend on the interest of participants.

Trip price: 100,00 Euro

Including: coach/train transportation, local guide, 2-course lunch, entrance fees

Download the overview here.

Additionally to the Buddy Connection Program, we would also like to inform congress participants about visit.brussels, who publishes seasonal handbooks with insider tips on how to experience the real Brussels in just a few hours: expert tips on activities by interest, cultural events, pop-ups or terraces, trendy places for night owls, where to go when the weather is bad, Brussels’ top spots, and city sports.

Download the SPRING 2019 edition of the “WHAT’S ON WHILE IN BRUSSELS” and get to know more on what to do while in Belgium!