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Daytrip to Dinant

Just 100km from Brussels, in the heart of the Ardennes and alongside the river La Meusse lies the beautiful citadel city of Dinant. This little town has a rich history and several beautiful tourist attractions.

During our day trip we visit: the Citadel, the cave La Merveilleuse, and we'll make a boat tour on the river. We travel by train (about 1h35) through the Belgian landscape. Indeed, only the train ride itself (reserved seats) is worth the trip, and with many other expats this will be one of the most fun rides you have ever had.

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Dinant we visit the citadel (by cable car) that is located on a steep cliff 100 meters above the city, offering its visitors a splendid panorama. This impressive building's history goes back to the 15th century, although it was rebuilt several times after.

 

 

 

 

Additionally, we walk through the magnificent, or better "marvelous" cave La Merveilleuse, that was discovered only in 1904 by construction workers. Among the many impressive caves in the Ardennes (for instance the Caves of Han), La Merveilleuse is especially known for its fine white stalactites and waterfalls. Do not forget to bring appropriate clothes as it is only 14 degrees.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

During the afternoon we make a scenic 45-minute tour on La Meusse towards Anseremme.  Of course we'll try to capture the best spots on board where we can sit as a group to enjoy the beautiful scenery.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Depending on time, we can further explore the village.  For instance, we could visit the Maison Leffe, where you actually learn everything about the beer and taste it as well. Also we could enjoy an early dinner before heading back to Brussels as a group.

Btw, did you know that the inventor of the Saxophone, Adolph Sax, was born in Dinant almost two centuries ago (1814)?

 

Trip information and conditions

* This will be a full day tour, departing Brussels at 9:00 AM and returning at 8:00 PM. The final schedule will be announced about one week before the event on this website.

* Ticket price until 31 August: 37,50 euro

* Ticket price after 31 August: 42,50 euro

* Your ticket includes the train ride (reserved seats!), entrance fees, guided tours, the boat ride, and reservation fees. Oh, and of course the company of an exclusive group of expats :-)

* Tickets are refundable until 31 August (- €5 administration costs). Tickets canceled or booked after that date are not refundable but you may transfer it to someone else. Just send an email to [masked].

* Bank transfers possible to Xross Global Group BVBA, BE[masked] (BIC = BBRUBEBB). Send an email to [masked] to register for the event.

* In the unlikely case the event is cancelled, you will be given a full refund. If the event is postponed, you may opt for a full refund.

* The minimum group size is 15, the maximum 30.  Book early to ensure your seat on the train, guided tours, and cable car.

* This trip is organized by Expat Club Brussels, part of the Xross Global Group BVBA.

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  • Nevila

    It was wonderful. Everything thing was organised so well. Everyone was great.

    September 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    search in the map: Gare du Midi ;) I hope I can make it!

    September 6, 2013

    • Edgar H.

      I've sent you all information. I'm sure it will all work out.

      September 6, 2013

  • Iveta M.

    Would it be possible to give the number of the street where we should meet on Saturday morning?

    September 5, 2013

    • Edgar H.

      We meet at Midi, or you can jump on board any of the following stations: central, nord, schumann, luxembourg. I will send the final details by email tomorrow.

      September 5, 2013

  • Alina

    too bad I can't make it that weekend! maybe you'll go again :)

    August 23, 2013

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