Auto Trail Rally to Belgium and Holland

  • Belgium water front Ghent 1200
  • Belgium water front Ghent
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  • Ghent by night

Auto-Trail Rally to Belgium and Holland, 2022

This rally will take in three different campsites to ensure you get the most from your 20 night stay in Belgium and Holland. The first site in Belgium is located by the river Meuse just a 20 minute walk into the nearest town called Dinant, from here you will board a river boat to cruise through the lock followed by free time to visit the citadel. There is also a scenic boat trip to the Strepy Thieu boat lift in La Louviere and the Lock of Ronquières with a coach pick up and return to the site.

Moving onto Holland your next site is located close to the historic town of Valkenburg where you can enjoy a unique dining experience in the underground cave. You will also explore the 30,000 year old cave by miniature train taking you back in time followed by a magnificent light and sound show where you will see the art come to life.

Your final destination returns to Belgium staying on a comfortable, well managed site, close to a sports complex and large lake offering a variety of both land and water sports. An excursion to the colourful city of Bruges and a lovely farewell meal at a local restaurant are included in this unforgettable rally.


Campsite Locations

Itinerary

22 Aug - 29 Aug: Camping Communal De Devant Bouvignes (7 nights)
Devant Bourignes BE0801 info 01 002

Located by the river Meuse this site is just a 20 minute walk into Dinant the nearest Town.

Dinant Citadel and river boat trip.

Tuesday 23 August

The river boat trip goes through the lock (120 mins long) followed by free time to visit the citadel.

Strepy Thieu boat lift in La Louviere and the Lock of Ronquières.

Friday 26 August

A scenic boat cruise through the Strepy Thieu boat lift followed by a cruise of the canal circuit. The coach will then take you to the Lock of Ronquières where you can have your picnic lunch before your 15.00 visit to the canal lift and museum returning to the coach at 17.00.

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29 Aug - 05 Sep: Camping Vinkenhof (7 nights)
Vinkenhof Valkenburg

This is an attractive site in the southern Limburg countryside, situated on the edge of the attractive village of Schin Op Geul wih many half timbered buildings. You will find lots of great walking and cycling opportunities here, including Valkenburg, which is only 3km away on a fairly flat road.

Group Meal

Tuesday 30 August

Enjoy a meal in the campsite restaurant

Gemeentegrot Cave Experience.

Thursday 1 September

Experience the 30,000 year old cave by miniature train taking you back in time, during the tour you will see murals, sculptures and historic art, followed by a magnificent light and sound show where you will see the Art come to life.


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05 Sep - 11 Sep: Camping Blaarmeersen (6 nights)
Blaarmeersen

A comfortable, well managed site which is close to a sports complex and large lake offering a good variety of both land and water sports. Easy access into the City of Gent with a bus stop just 150m from the site offering a 15 minute service.

Private guided boat tour showing the ‘Highlights of the historic Ghent’

Tuesday 6 September

Enjoy listening to captivating highlights of historic Ghent, at 10.30 depart by boat from Graslei Jetty of the Ghent Watertoerist for a 60-minute guided tour by boat of the ‘Highlights of the historic Ghent’.

Please arrive at the jetty 15 minutes before the start of the tour. This is an open-air boat tour, however if the weather is poor then a covered boat will be available. If a covered boat is used, then access to the old city can be limited (dogs allowed). Enjoy listening to captivating highlights of historic Ghent on a guided boat.

Coach trip to Bruges

Wednesday 7 September

Coach trip to Bruges (40 minutes away) learn the wonders of chocolate making with a chance to sample and take away on your visit to the chocolate museum including a demonstration of making chocolate finishing with a tasting, plus a 500g bag of your choice of chocolate.

Visit the De Halve Maan brewery for a 45-minute guided tour followed by a tasting of their locally brewed ‘Bruges Zot Blond’ beer.

Important Notes: There are 220 steps, of which some are steep, during the brewery guided tour.

Farewell Meal

Friday 9 September

Enjoy your farewell meal at Restaurant du Progres which includes 3 courses and 1 drink.

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Travel

Travel Operator P&O Ferries
Date 22 Aug 2022
Description

PLEASE NOTE: Prices are a guide based on travel in 2021 and will be updated in the autumn

Price for 2 people including all site fees, local taxes, excursions and a return daytime ferry crossing with P&O Ferries from Dover to Calais. Prices include travel during the low season at any time of day.

Minimum numbers apply. Alternative sailings and routes are available. *Supplements apply for additional lengths and height of vehicle and additional adults. Ferry prices held until 5 March 2021.

Please note:

As we are still in a pandemic, there may be local restrictions enforced that only allows a coach to be partially full to allow for social distancing, as has happened in many other countries. Because of this, we have split the group across 2 coaches to allow all members to participate in the excursions safely. As In the UK, all members will be asked to wear a face covering whilst travelling on the coach and in any indoor areas. These restrictions have increased the price to take in to account the extra coaches, however if the restrictions are relaxed before you travel and only 1 coach per excursion is required, then we will adjust your balance, or if you have already paid, we will refund the extra due to you. If only one coach is required the price will decrease to £1,157.00 per unit.


Prices

Motorhome (guide price): £1,188

Optional Extras



Additional Information

Please note dogs are not allowed on the coaches and are payable to the campsites locally.

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