Grand Crus to Farmhouse Brews Beercation Cruise
Saturday, October 27, 2012 - Saturday, November 03, 2012 -
Belgium and FranceBelgium and France, Belgium
"Grand Crus to Farmhouse Brews- A Beercation Cruise through Belgium & France" Combines the History, Culture and Breweries of Two Countries into One Glorious Beer Filled Week!
October 27-November 3, 2012
Discover some of Belgium’s world class breweries and enjoy some stellar beers as we take in beer meccas from the legendary In de Vrede cafe at Westvleteren to Sint Canarus, one of the smallest breweries in the World!
Celebrate the 150th Anniversary of Chimay with a brewery tour and a visit to the new Espace Chimay (museum)
Taste and Tour at Rodenbach with the brewmaster himself- Rudi Ghequire. Then be treated like beer royalty as we sit down to an unforgettable beer paired dinner served by candlelight between the foeders (foeder is the dutch word for the huge oak barrels which house the Rodenbach as it ages and help to give it that oh-so-tantalizing taste!)
Visit St. Bernardus Brewery, where Westvleteren beers were brewed for more than 45 years and where the tradition of brewing phenomenal beer continues today.
Climb to the top of Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan and be awed by the amazing panoramic view over medieval Bruges...then be rewarded for your climb back down by a sampling of their beers.
Visit Brewery Van Eecke, which dates back to the 1600’s, and taste the famous Poperings Hommel Ale (Hommel is the local dialect of hops) as well as their other award-winning beers.
Cross the Belgian border into the Northern region of France to savor some authentic French Bière de Garde and Farmhouse Ales during our tours and tastings at Brasserie Thiriez, Brasserie St. Germain and Brasserie Bailleux.
Savor some delicious Cuisine a la Bière in the land where it originated.
Soak up the vibrant colors, aromas and international flair of Lille, France at an open air market.
See beer in a new light when we visit a distillery that makes genever, a form of gin, out of beer!
In addition, Abbaye des Rocs and a few more surprises will also be on this spectacular new itinerary.
Unpack only once and our floating accommodations will take us where we need to go…Onboard, feast on superb multi course meals prepared by our 1st class private chef. Enjoy the relaxed pace of barge cruising and take in the superb scenery as we spend some time to enjoy sailing along the canals.
Satisfy your curiosity about local history and culture by exploring this fascinating region along the French/Belgian border with guided tours of WW1’s Flanders Fields, Popering’s Hops Museum and the old historic quarter of Lille.
And of course, sip your suds like a local as you hunt down some great beers at the pubs with your Beer guide!
Due to the interest already expressed by our previous guests,we anticipate a quick sell out of this tour. Don’t Miss the Boat... Book Now for Early Booking Prices and Guaranteed Space!
Cabin Space is Limited to only 22 VIP Guests!
Registration and more information on our website: www.BonBeer.com/FranceBelgium2012.php or call us at 888-U-Go-Beer (888-846-2337)
Early Booking Price is only $2510 per person double occupancy