Podge’s Belgian Beer Tours

Tour 69 / Bruges Beer Festival & Beyond

Saturday 1 February – Wednesday 5 February 2014

This Tour takes in the annual Bruges Beer Festival as well as getting us out and about in Flanders. The success of the festival has meant that a new, bigger venue has had to be found and the festival is moving in 2014 to the Beurshalle just off ‘t Zand Square. For this Tour we will again be staying at the comfortable four star Hotel Academie near Minnewater and only a short stroll from Bruges Beertje. Our stay in Bruges will give us an opportunity to visit all the sights and the Beer Festival itself. We will also have plenty of time to explore the great bars of Bruges, and for this you may need to get a copy of our third edition Around Bruges in 80 Beers. Bruges Markt

Bruges Markt

Tour Price: £445 per person based on sharing in a twin or double room

Single Supplement: £128

If you are travelling alone and want to share a room with another traveller please contact Podge as we are regularly able to pair up travellers in twin rooms to avoid the need for payments of Single Supplements.

All detailed itinerary times are local and approximate. All food and drink (apart from those marked with an asterisk* on the detailed itinerary) and all passport and insurance costs are each traveller’s responsibility. Personal insurance is not included in the Tour price, but is strongly advised, as is carrying the European Health Insurance Card available online, by phone or via the Post Office.

If you would like to join us or have any questions please call Podge on +44 (0)1245 354677 or send Podge an email. Please also contact Podge to get details of how to send a deposit of £100 per person for this Tour. Full balance payable five weeks before departure.

Included in the cost of this Tour: Hotel accommodation and breakfasts; Hotel city taxes; Luxury coach travel on a 49 seater coach with toilet; All Brewery visits, tours and brewery beer tastings; Entrance fees to attractions, museums and historical sites; All other items marked with an asterisk on the individual detailed tour itinerary; Copies of Podge’s City Bar guide and Map for the town or city where we stay or spend some time on Tour; Free still and sparkling water on the coach; Pick up from Ipswich (Crown Street Layby), Colchester (Southway Chapel St South Layby) or Chelmsford (The Woolpack, Mildmay Road). Arrangements can be made for different joining points on the way to Folkestone or even on the other side of the channel. Tour terms and condition here.