Belgian Holiday Markets

Brussels to Brussels

with Uniworld

Indulge in Belgium’s unique take on a European Christmas.

The holiday season in Belgium is something truly special. Each city throws an enchanting winter festival, which could include anything from market stalls and elaborate light displays to Ferris wheels and ice skating rinks. Bordered by the bigger tourism magnets France, Germany, and the Netherlands, Belgium is a small country bursting with cultural impact and well worthy of being the highlight of any European trip—whether it’s your first time on the continent or your tenth. Chocolates, french fries, specialty spirits, and beers are amongst the many things this stretch of the Earth is known for doing well. You’ll get to experience it all during Belgium’s most festive time of the year, when you can sip vin chaud and the world’s most delicious cups of hot chocolate between bites of warm liege waffles and spiced gingerbread.

Who will enjoy this cruise: This trip is perfect for those who have been to the classic markets of Germany and are looking for something new, for anyone looking to explore a different side of Belgium than most tourists see, or for those excited to lean into a holiday extravaganza for their next winter season.

Belgium 16 December 2024 From $4499 pp share double

About Uniworld

Thanks to decades of experience in luxury travel, including sister company, Red Carnation Hotels, Uniworld sets the standard for excellence in hospitality, culinary and nautical practices in luxury river cruising. Each exquisitely appointed Uniworld river cruise ship is a work of art designed to be as unique as our guests and as inspiring as the destinations we visit. Private collections of exquisite art can be enjoyed onboard. Surroundings are that of a boutique hotel, with fine attention to details, yet at the same time, you feel relaxed and comfortable.

The companies credo, “No request too large, no detail too small,” comes to life in every interaction.  Uniworld go above and beyond to create extraordinary experiences both onboard and onshore, where innovative programmes go well beyond landmarks and group tours. With personalized experiences tailored to match both your interests and lifestyle, you can choose from a generous menu of excursions and activities designed to immerse you in the local culture.

Back onboard, Uniworld is the most all inclusive river cruise company. From an ample selection of premium spirits and fine wines, to every five-star meal onboard; from airport transfers and gratuities to a choice of several excursions per day; from ship-wide Wi-Fi to yoga and TRX fitness classes—Uniworld elevates all-inclusive luxury river cruising to an entirely new level.  There is even a self service launcdry, which is incredibly handy!

Itinerary
Day 1: Brussels, embarkation
Day 2: Ghent
Day 3: Antwerp
Day 4: Hasselt
Day 5:  Maastricht
Day 6: Antwerp
Day 7: Brussels (overnight onboard)
Day 8: Brussels, disembark

Includes
* 7-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the chic S.S. Victoria
* Lavishly appointed riverview staterooms and suites have handcrafted Savoir® Beds of England, high thread count 100% Egyptian cotton sheets and European duvets, and a menu of pillow options
* Free Internet and Wi-Fi access onboard
* Experience 2 UNESCO World Heritage sites
* Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager
* Gratuities for onboard personnel (ship staff, crew, Cruise/Tour Manager)
* Captivating onboard local entertainment
* All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients
* 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners
* Welcome and Farewell Dinners
* Unlimited beverages onboard, including fine wine, beer, spirits, specialty coffee and tea, soft drinks and mineral water
* 6 days of excursions, including “Choice Is Yours” options, all fully hosted by English-speaking local experts  ** Tours include many Christmas Market options! ** 
* Guided “Do as the Locals Do” programme
* State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio-headset system on all excursions
* Use of bikes and Nordic walking sticks

Travel dates
16 December 2024
Other departures available in 2024 (itinerary is slightly different) and 2025 – please enquire for pricing and availability.

Book by
31 July 2024

Price
From $4499 pp share double French Balcony (limited availability)
Subject to availability at time of booking

Terms & Conditions
Prices shown unless otherwise stated are in NZ$ and are subject to currency fluctuations and are for payment by cash, Eftpos, direct deposit or cleared cheque only.  Credit Card payments are also accepted but will incur a small surcharge, please enquire.   Price includes all discounts. Savings of $2000 are included in price shown. Sale ends 31 July 2024.  Price includes your cruise fare and known Port Taxes & Govt Fees. Gratuities included and inclusions as listed. Price is based on a French Balcony.  Airfares are not included. Other conditions may apply. UW

Pricing:

Prices correct as at 05 July 2024, subject to change without notice. We encourage you to check the most current price with our team, in particular any offers including flights and/or accommodation. Whilst we endeavour to keep our website up to date at all times, please understand if price changes may not be reflected immediately. Other conditions may apply. E&OE.