An Antwerp Advent Adventure
Xmas Markets 16
Thursday 5th to Monday 9th December 2019
ANTWERP – THE HEART OF BELGIUM’S BEER SCENE
We have chosen a very popular and historic city somewhat closer to
home for our 16th pre-Xmas tour, now more aptly called an Advent Adventure.
We have been very fortunate to find a Eurostar “consultant” who found that he
could offer tickets to
THURSDAY 5TH DECEMBER 2019
Having assembled at the Eurostar entrance by 10:15 we shall travel
from St. Pancras International at 11:04 direct to
FRIDAY 6th DECEMBER
Today will see us travelling by coach to three specialist breweries
with a stop on the way back at a newer
SATURDAY 7th DECEMBER
The day will begin by leaving the hotel at 10:00 for a group visit at 10:30 to the new De Koninck brewery experience, claimed to be a brewery visit like no other. It is a walk-through visit lasting about 90 minutes including the tasting in the old brewhouse. Then we shall cross the city by tram to the regenerated docklands area to visit the Antwerp Brewing Co., after which your day will be free for more exploration.
SUNDAY 8th DECEMBER
We are pleased to be able to confirm a private tour on a preserved tram (built in 1931) for the usual morning tour of the city by some routes – and curves – which thread their ways through the narrow streets of this attractive city. The Xmas markets open today at 12 noon.
MONDAY 9th DECEMBER
Your time is then free to enjoy another bar or two (Xmas markets open at 12 noon) until we have to leave by the 15:55 IC train from platform 23 to Brussels Midi arr.16:45. Then we cross the station concourse to possibly have a final drink before check-in at the appropriate time for the 18:56 Eurostar to London St. Pancras due 19:57 where the tour terminates.
WHAT’S INCLUDED IN THE PRICE
The price of this four night trip from
· Four nights B&B at the Century Hotel, by Antwerp station
· City tax (€9.56)
· City travel tickets for all five days
· Full day coach tour Friday with four brewery visits and tastings Places in bold italics include beer
· Light lunch Friday
· Two brewery visits Saturday
· Tram charter on Sunday, Museum visit (t.b.c)
· Service and VAT at current rate
· Personal copy of the tour AVB
· IPP financial failure insurance cover
· Crookham Travel courier throughout
HOW TO RESERVE YOUR PLACE
In order to be sure of securing the rooms you
require prompt booking is earnestly requested. After the end of August (or
earlier if my rooms have all been sold), bookings will be accepted on an
as-available basis. Please complete the booking form and send it with your
deposit of £150 per person, payable to Crookham Travel, or send it by bank
transfer to Crookham Travel a/c No. 87825884 sort code 09-01-27 at
Pelikaanstraat 20, 2018
Tel: +32 32 3258 70
The stylishly designed Century Hotel is located in the city centre of Antwerp and offers 133 rooms of which 26 are large family rooms. A few rooms may be slightly smaller than usual. All rooms have a flat screen TV and free wireless internet (high-speed Fibrernet). A breakfast buffet is provided in the Brasserie
Most of the arrangements have already been confirmed but some are still outstanding, so the right is reserved to amend the programme should this be unavoidable.
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