Podge’s Belgian Beer Tours

Tour 96 / LambicLand Revisited 2019

Wednesday 1 May 2019 – Monday 6 May 2019

This six day Tour is designed for those who love Belgium’s lambic beers and takes in the superb bi-annual lambic brewer and blender open days, the Toer de Geuze. Over the six days of the Tour we will endeavour to visit all of LambicLand's spontaneous beer brewers and blenders. We also aim to visit the best of the specialised lambic cafes of our book LambicLand. This Tour is based at the excellent four star Hotel Keizershof in the centre of Aalst, which is a great base - have a look at Podge's Aalst Bar Guide. We will also call in at the visitors Centre De Lambiek in Beersel (Alsemberg). There will be meals at the superb de Heeren van Liedekerke and Café-Restaurant 3 Fonteinen in Beersel, plus a trip to specialist lambic cafe In de Verzekering tegen de Grote Dorst. Watch out also for news here on a visit to a new and upcoming lambic blender! If you want to register your interest in this Tour and be added to the list

For this Tour we will take the coach on the Eurotunnel crossing from Folklestone, usually on the 0920hrs to Calais and we customarily return on the 19.50hr from Calais to Folkestone for the return leg. This Tour is still being built so keep an eye on this web page or subscriber newsletters for updates. If you want to join us on this Tour to secure a place you will need to send a deposit of £120 per person. Please send Siobhan an email or call her on +44 (0)1245 354677 to find out how to pay the deposit or if you have any questions about this Tour.

Barrels of Boon lambic beer.

Tour Price is £885 per person sharing a twin or double room

Single Supplement: £225

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.

Included in the cost of this Tour are:

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 items marked with an asterisk above and on the individual detailed tour itinerary when issued;

Copies of Podge’s City Bar Guides and Maps for the town where we stay or spend some time;

Still and sparkling water on the coach;

Pick up from Ipswich (at bus shelter outside Crown House, Crown Street, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP1 3HS (opposite NCP Car Park), 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.

Travellers are responsible for the costs of all food and drink apart from items marked with an asterisk on the detailed itinerary plus all passport and insurance costs.

All itinerary times are local and approximate.

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 have any questions or would like to be added to the interested list please send Podge an email or call him on +44 (0)1245 354677.

All Tours are subject to our Terms and Conditions.

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