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Art, Wine, and Chocolate in France and Belgium

10 Days / 9 Nights

Paris, Bruges, Brussels

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If you're into art, beautiful architecture, and exquisite tastes, this 10-day itinerary across Paris, Bruges, and Brussels is a cultural and culinary journey into the wonders of France and Belgium.

Your trip starts in Paris, where you will have the opportunity to immerse in the French capital's immense art scene while sipping on superb French wine. Nothing can prepare you for the beauty that awaits in your next destination. Dreamy Bruges is a Belgian town that could easily serve as the setting for a romantic movie. End your trip in Brussels, the multicultural capital of Belgium, a country renowned for producing top-quality chocolate. This unforgettable 10-day itinerary introduces you to the tastes and charms of two of Europe's most sophisticated countries, France and Belgium, and is sure to make you come back for more unique moments before too long.

One of our team members in the region will be available to you leading up to and during your trip to answer any questions and arrange local services. You will receive access to your Guest Page, which includes all the necessary information on the best these destinations have to offer, including things to see and do and other insider tips, from restaurant recommendations to tipping advice. Upon arrival, we will provide you with a local SIM card that you can use to reach your local JayWay contact (who you will meet in person) throughout your trip. In all of our destinations, we offer a wide selection of memorable 3-5 star accommodation options, including boutique hotels and charming B&Bs. With our firsthand experience, we can ensure they are all clean, comfortable, and centrally located, with local ambiance.

Route for Paris, Bruges, Brussels tour

3 Nights in Paris

3 Nights in Paris

4 days in Paris
4 days in Paris

3 Nights in Paris

Paris is situated in the northern part of France. The city sprawls over both banks of the Seine River and on two islands: the Îles Saint Louis and the larger Île de la Cité. The historical city center is built around the Seine, and it has been classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1991. For a glimpse into the oldest part of Paris, take a stroll along the Seine and around the 1st and 4th districts to admire iconic landmarks, such as the Cathedral of Notre Dame de Paris or the Louvre Museum, among others. But leave some space and time for the rest of the city's districts, as each of Paris' 20 arrondissements possesses incredible treasures to discover.

Paris is situated in the northern part of France. The city sprawls over both banks of the Seine River and on two islands: the Îles Saint Louis and the larger Île de la Cité. The historical city center is built around the Seine, and it has been classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1991. For a glimpse into the oldest part of Paris, take a stroll along the Seine and around the 1st and 4th districts to admire iconic landmarks, such as the Cathedral of Notre Dame de Paris or the Louvre Museum, among others. But leave some space and time for the rest of the city's districts, as each of Paris' 20 arrondissements possesses incredible treasures to discover.

Day 1

Day 1 - Arrival in Paris

Welcome to Paris! We'll arrange for a driver to meet you at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport and drive you to your centrally located accommodation. The journey time to the city center is about one hour.

Day 2

Day 2 - Your First Full Day in Paris

Introduction to Paris Private Tour

Introduction to Paris Private Tour

Included in your vacation package price.

This tour is the perfect introduction to Paris, an overview of the city to help you find your bearings and feel confident enough to explore Paris further on your own. In the company of your knowledgeable guide, get ready to marvel at the French capital's most iconic landmarks along the Seine.


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 3 hours

Day 3

Day 3 - Your Second Full Day in Paris

The Original Flavors of Paris Private Tour

A Taste of Paris

Please ask your travel advisor for the cost to add this to your package

The best way to get to know a destination is through its distinct tastes. When in Paris, we recommend taking a private tour of the French capital's original flavors. During this walking tour, you will have the opportunity to explore the quaint Saint-Germain-des-Prés neighborhood in the company of a knowledgeable local guide, while eating your way through the iconic streets of Paris. The tour includes various tastings, from croissants, cheese, and baguettes to wine, chocolates, and jams.


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 3 hours

Day 4

Day 4 - Traveling to Bruges by Train

You're leaving Paris behind today and heading to Bruges. We will arrange your transfer to the train station and provide you with second-class train tickets. If you prefer, you can upgrade to first class for an additional fee. There are several train departures from Paris to Bruges daily, and you can choose your preferred departure time. Once on the train, sit back and enjoy the ride that lasts about two and a half hours.

Bruges by Train
We also offer the following excursions in Paris

Catacombs of Paris Self-Guided Visit
Strenuous45 minutes
Champagne Day Trip Small Group Experience
Light11 hours
Chateau Chambord and Chateau Chenonceau, Full Day Private Tour to Loire Valley
Moderate11 hours
Closing Time at the Louvre Group Tour - Mona Lisa at Her Most Peaceful
Light3 hours

3 Nights in Bruges

3 Nights in Bruges

4 days in Bruges
4 days in Bruges

3 Nights in Bruges

Despite its small size, Bruges is a city of wonders where divine beauty coexists with the mundane pleasures of exquisite chocolate and locally brewed beer. In the Middle Ages, Bruges was one of the wealthiest cities in Europe. This splendor is evident in Bruges’ sophisticated architecture that features magnificent buildings with unique ornamental elements, such as golden figures and countless turrets. Wandering around the cobblestone lanes of one of the best-preserved medieval towns in the world feels like a journey into the past. Back in the present, the city’s peaceful canals mirror the unfathomable beauty of Bruges, capturing it in what seems to be an eternal moment.

Despite its small size, Bruges is a city of wonders where divine beauty coexists with the mundane pleasures of exquisite chocolate and locally brewed beer. In the Middle Ages, Bruges was one of the wealthiest cities in Europe. This splendor is evident in Bruges’ sophisticated architecture that features magnificent buildings with unique ornamental elements, such as golden figures and countless turrets. Wandering around the cobblestone lanes of one of the best-preserved medieval towns in the world feels like a journey into the past. Back in the present, the city’s peaceful canals mirror the unfathomable beauty of Bruges, capturing it in what seems to be an eternal moment.

Day 4

Day 4 - Arrival in Bruges

When you arrive at the train station in Bruges, a driver will be there to greet you and take you to your accommodation.

Day 5

Day 5 - Your First Full Day in Bruges

World Heritage in Bruges Private Walking Tour

Wandering Around The Medieval Heart of Bruges

Included in your vacation package price.

Today you are exploring the picture-perfect Bruges, a city that has been awarded Unesco World Heritage Site status for its unique medieval architecture that's heavily influenced by the commercial and cultural activity the city witnessed in the past. During this two-hour walking tour across the medieval streets and alleys of the Old Town, you will discover world-famous attractions, such as the Lake of Love, the Beguinage, the Church of Our Lady, the canals, the Burg Square with the Town Hall, the Basilica of the Holy Blood, and the Market Square with its Belfry.


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 2 hours

Day 6

Day 6 - Your Second Full Day in Bruges

Flanders Fields Battlefield Small Group Tour

A Journey into Belgium's History

Please ask your travel advisor for the cost to add this to your package

For your second day in Bruges, we recommend taking a day trip to the surrounding countryside and nearby towns of the Flanders region. Dotted with fairytale-like towns and graced with gorgeous landscapes, this region is also abundant in remnants of the country's troubled past. During this tour, you will visit restored trenches, bunkers, and WWI battlefields, before making your way to quaint Ypres, a beautiful medieval town that was completely rebuilt after its destruction during the First World War.


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 9 hours

Day 7

Day 7 - Traveling to Brussels by Private Transfer

Our driver will pick you up from your accommodation in Bruges and take you to Brussels. On the way, you will make 2 hour stop in Ghent, one of Belgium’s oldest cities and the historic capital of Flanders. The duration of the journey including the stop is up to 3 hours.

Brussels by Private Transfer with a 2-Hour Stop in Ghent
We also offer the following excursions in Bruges

Antwerp Private Walking Tour by Train
Light8-9 hours
Belgian Chocolate Workshop Group Experience
Easy2 hours 30 minutes
Ghent Private Walking Tour by Train
Light8-9 hours
Waffle Workshop Group Experience
Easy1 hour and 30 minutes

3 Nights in Brussels

3 Nights in Brussels

4 days in Brussels
4 days in Brussels

3 Nights in Brussels

The birthplace of Tintin, the Smurfs, and several other famous comic strip characters, Brussels is also the capital of Art Nouveau architecture and the ultimate symbol of the European Union. Home to over 80 museums of all shapes and sizes and for all tastes, the multifaceted capital of Belgium is a laid-back multicultural city with an inescapably authentic and irresistibly quirky character, where the flavors of chocolate, beer, and fried mussels come together to create the city’s mesmerizing scent. Conveniently located between London and Paris, Brussels has always been a hub for international artists and the perfect starting point for a trip across Belgium and beyond.

The birthplace of Tintin, the Smurfs, and several other famous comic strip characters, Brussels is also the capital of Art Nouveau architecture and the ultimate symbol of the European Union. Home to over 80 museums of all shapes and sizes and for all tastes, the multifaceted capital of Belgium is a laid-back multicultural city with an inescapably authentic and irresistibly quirky character, where the flavors of chocolate, beer, and fried mussels come together to create the city’s mesmerizing scent. Conveniently located between London and Paris, Brussels has always been a hub for international artists and the perfect starting point for a trip across Belgium and beyond.

Day 7

Day 7 - Arrival in Brussels

Upon arrival in Brussels, your driver will take you to your centrally located accommodation.

Day 8

Day 8 - Your First Full Day in Brussels

Highlights of Brussels Private Walking Tour

Highlights of Brussels Private Walking Tour

Included in your vacation package price.

During a picturesque walk through the alleys of the historic center, a local experienced guide will show you some of the must-see places in the city, such as Grand Place, MannekenPis, and Galeries Saint Hubert. You will hear about the history of Brussels and its numerous legends.


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 2 hours, 45 minutes

Day 9

Day 9 - Your Second Full Day in Brussels

Art Nouveau Architecture in Brussels Private Walking Tour

Art Nouveau Masterpieces in Brussels

Please ask your travel advisor for the cost to add this to your package

For many, Brussels is the capital of Art Nouveau architecture. The Art Nouveau brilliance lies at the core of Brussels, and it's one of the characteristics that have been defining the city throughout the centuries. To learn more about the Art Nouveau movement in Brussels, we recommend taking a private tour that will guide you through most of the city's Art Nouveau gems.


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 2 hours

Day 10

Day 10 - Departure Day

We also offer the following excursions in Brussels

Antwerp Private Walking Tour by Train
Light8-9 hours
Antwerp, City of Art & Fashion Private Day Trip
Light9 hours
Beer Tasting Group Experience
Easy1 hour and 15 minutes
Beer and Chocolate Group Tour
Easy4 hours and 30 minutes

What's Included

Here are all the services provided as part of your complete vacation package. See what every JayWay trip includes.
Please let us know if you'd like to upgrade any transfers or add any additional tours or excursions to your itinerary.

Paris

3 Nights Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)
Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport Arrival Transfer
Introduction to Paris Private Tour
Paris Train Station Transfer
Paris - Bruges Train

Bruges

3 Nights Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)
Bruges Train Station Transfer
World Heritage in Bruges Private Tour
Bruges - Brussels Private Transfer with 2 hours stop in Ghent

Brussels

3 Nights Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)
Highlights of Brussels Private Walking Tour
Brussels Airport Transfer

package excludes:


  • Flights to and from Europe.
  • Tips for Tour Guides, Drivers and Local Reps.
  • Meals (other than breakfast if included in room rate and meals listed as included in food tours and excursions, unless explicitly stated otherwise).
  • Parking fees for your Rental Car (if you are booking one with us) unless otherwise indicated. Some hotels provide free parking facilities.
  • Travel Insurance. See the insurance link on our website
Benefits of Traveling with JayWay

A JayWay vacation is more than the sum of its parts. Our team work tirelessly to ensure your experience is memorable for all the right reasons. Your trip is personalized to maximize your enjoyment. You're taken care of every step of the way.

A Travel Advisor who speaks your language

We will make sure that all your requirements and interests are taken into account in preparing your itinerary.

A totally tailored itinerary for your vacation

Your trip is customized for you by  an experienced trip planner and an expert on the region.

A choice of hand-picked hotels and excursions

We've personally inspected and tested all the hotels and local tour providers we work with to ensure quality.

Detailed pre-trip preparation to make the most of every day

Your Europe-based Tour Manager will be in touch by email and phone a month before you arrive to finalize timings.

On-trip Concierge Service to smooth out any bumps in the road

Your tour manager is at your service throughout your journey. We'll provide a local SIM so you can stay connected.

Personalized Guest Page to make sure you're not missing out

Packed with detailed information and recommendations curated by locals on the best things to do, see and eat.
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