Sightseeing

A wide range of optional sightseeing tours are available for accompanying persons (spouses) attending Intergalva 2024. Some tours are also available for delegates.

Sightseeing Tours Schedule

DayTour No.TourTimePrice
Sunday 9/61*Flanders Fields Battlefield Tour and Vineyard09:30 – 17:00€155
2*Bruges Highlights - including chocolate demonstration and boat tour14:00-17:00€75
3*Get to know Bruges - Walking Tour16:00 – 17:00€20
Monday 10/64Ghent Discovery09:30 – 17:00€170
5Bruges Highlights - including chocolate demonstration and boat tour10:00 – 13:00€75
6Make your own chocolate!14:00 – 16:00€70
Tuesday 11/67Unknown Bruges - Walking Tour09:30 – 12:30€95
8Le Plat Pays - Bike Tour09:30 – 12:30€95
Wednesday 12/69Nature and Shopping in Knokke09:30 – 16:00€138
10Make your own chocolate! (Tour deleted, see tour 6)11:00 – 13:00    -
Thursday 13/611*Flanders Fields Battlefield Tour and Vineyard09:30 – 17:00€155
12*Unknown Bruges – Walking Tour09:30 - 12:30€95
*Available for delegates.

Tour 1: Flanders Fields Battlefield Tour and Vineyard

Sunday 9 June, 09:30-17:00

(Also on Thursday 13 June, 09:30-17:00)

From 1914 to 1918, Flanders Fields witnessed some of the fiercest battles during the First World War, also known as “The Great War”. Over a million soldiers were wounded, missing or killed in action. The complete destruction of the city of Ypres and the brutal conditions experienced in the Battle of Passchendaele became symbols for the senselessness of war. Today, the landscape still bears witness to this history through its cemeteries, memorials, museums.

Discover restored trenches, stroll amongst quiet war graves at Tyne Cot cemetery or Soldatenfriedhof Langemark, clamber over craters and bunkers on the preserved Hill 60 battlefield and have a walk in the beautiful city of Ypres - home to the Menin Gate Memorial.

The area is also home to some of the best Belgian wines and we have a luxury picnic lunch at one of the vineyards with a private visit and tasting in the heart of Heuvelland at the vineyard of viticulturist Martin Bacquaert – who produces the best possible Belgian wines with a deep respect for nature and climate.

Tour 2: Bruges Highlights - including chocolate demonstration and boat tour

Sunday 9 June, 14:00-17:00

(Also on Monday 10 June, 10:00-13:00)

Experience Bruges with a walk through its historical centre to see highlights such as the Market square, the Burg, Fishmarket and the Beguinage. Enjoy a private chocolate tasting where all chocolate creations are made by hand according to traditional methods. Learn how chocolate is made and taste Belgium’s famous chocolate!

The tour includes a visit to David de Graef’s picturesque 15th century house. With a view of the Church of Our Lady and Palace of Gruuthuze, the house is considered one of the most beautiful in Bruges. David de Graef is a local artist who will demonstrate his art and explain the history of the house.  Finally, take a private boat tour of the Bruges canals or “Reitjes”.

Tour 3: Get to know Bruges - Walking Tour

Sunday 9 June, 16:00-17:00

Embark on a one-hour guided walk through the historical centre, discovering its highlights like the Markt, Burg and the Church of Our Lady. You will hear the stories behind these iconic landmarks, providing a brief yet enchanting glimpse into Bruges' rich history and cultural heritage.

Tour 4: Ghent Discovery

Monday 10 June, 09:30-17:00

A day in quirky Ghent offers a fascinating cultural mixture brimming with trendy, modern urban life. Ghent is a city where people enjoy life.

A guide will help you discover the highlights of Ghent’s historic city centre, the castle of the counts and to admire the world-famous masterpiece—the Mystic Lamb by the Van Eyck brothers. Includes private boat trip, lunch and refreshments

Tour 5: Bruges Highlights - including chocolate demonstration and boat tour

Monday 10 June, 10:00-13:00

(Also on Sunday 9 June 14:00-17:00)

Experience Bruges with a walk through its historical centre to see highlights such as the Market square, the Burg, Fishmarket and the Beguinage. Enjoy a private chocolate tasting where all chocolate creations are made by hand according to traditional methods. Learn how chocolate is made and taste Belgium’s famous chocolate!

The tour includes a visit to David de Graef’s picturesque 15th century house. With a view of the Church of Our Lady and Palace of Gruuthuze, the house is considered one of the most beautiful in Bruges. David de Graef is a local artist who will demonstrate his art and explain the history of the house.  Finally, take a private boat tour of the Bruges canals or “Reitjes”.

Tour 6: Make your own chocolate!

Monday 10 June, 14:00-16:00

(Also on Wednesday 12, 11:00-13:00)

At a private atelier of a master chocolatier, learn how to make Belgian chocolate. With the help of the chef, you can create your own pralines as well as enjoy a chocolate tasting with a coffee or hot chocolate! Only for chocaholics!

Tour 7: Unknown Bruges - Walking Tour

Tuesday 11 June, 09:30-12:30

(Also on Thursday 13, 09:30-12:30)

Discover the more unknown districts of Bruges with a walk through the medieval harbour to discover hidden places. Includes a visit to the Adornes Palace, with the private Church of Jerusalem, a great historical city palace in the centre of Bruges. Dating back to the 16th century, it was constructed by the Italian family - Adornes. The tour continues to the Saint Georges Crossbow Guild situated in the beautiful quarter of Saint-Anna with cobblestone streets, small almshouses, narrow streets, beautiful views over the 'Brugse Reitjes' and the windmills. Members of the Guild will explain its rich history of the guild and give a demonstration.

Tour 8: Le Plat Pays - Bike Tour

Tuesday 11 June, 09:30-12:30

Between the Belgian Coast and Bruges lies a great green countryside to discover. Cycle along the green ramparts of Bruges towards old Medieval harbour cities like Damme and Oostkerke. A great bike tour with a nice mix of history and nature along countryside roads. The tour finishes with a trip back to Bruges by boat.

Tour 9: Nature and Shopping in Knokke

Wednesday 12 June, 09:30-16:00

Embark on a day of nature and leisure in Knokke! You will enjoy a guided walk through the scenic De Zwin nature reserve, discovering its diverse ecosystems. After the walk, we'll hop on the coach to Knokke's city centre for a delicious lunch. Following the meal, indulge in some free time for shopping in Knokke's renowned boutiques, offering a diverse range of treasures. Immerse yourself in the charm of this coastal town, creating lasting memories of a day filled with nature, gastronomy, and shopping delights.

Tour 10: Make your own chocolate!

Wednesday 12 June, 11:00-13:00

(Also on Monday 10 June, 14:00-16:00)

At a private atelier of a master chocolatier, learn how to make Belgian chocolate. With the help of the chef, you can create your own pralines as well as enjoy a chocolate tasting with a coffee or hot chocolate! Only for chocaholics!

Tour 11: Flanders Fields Battlefield Tour and Vineyard

Thursday 13 June, 09:30-17:00

(Also on Sunday 9 June 09:30-17:00)

From 1914 to 1918, Flanders Fields witnessed some of the fiercest battles during the First World War, also known as “The Great War”. Over a million soldiers were wounded, missing or killed in action. The complete destruction of the city of Ypres and the brutal conditions experienced in the Battle of Passchendaele became symbols for the senselessness of war. Today, the landscape still bears witness to this history through its cemeteries, memorials, museums.

Discover restored trenches, stroll amongst quiet war graves at Tyne Cot cemetery or Soldatenfriedhof Langemark, clamber over craters and bunkers on the preserved Hill 60 battlefield and have a walk in the beautiful city of Ypres - home to the Menin Gate Memorial.

The area is also home to some of the best Belgian wines and we have a luxury picnic lunch at one of the vineyards with a private visit and tasting in the heart of Heuvelland at the vineyard of viticulturist Martin Bacquaert – who produces the best possible Belgian wines with a deep respect for nature and climate.

Tour 12: Unknown Bruges - Walking Tour

Thursday 13 June, 09:30-12:30

(Also on Tuesday 11 June, 09:30-12:30)

Discover the more unknown districts of Bruges with a walk through the medieval harbour to discover hidden places. Includes a visit to the Adornes Palace, with the private Church of Jerusalem, a great historical city palace in the centre of Bruges. Dating back to the 16th century, it was constructed by the Italian family - Adornes. The tour continues to the Saint Georges Crossbow Guild situated in the beautiful quarter of Saint-Anna with cobblestone streets, small almshouses, narrow streets, beautiful views over the 'Brugse Reitjes' and the windmills. Members of the Guild will explain its rich history of the guild and give a demonstration.

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