Belgium is a beautiful place and somewhere that is likely on numerous people's list of places to visit at least once. Individuals, couples, and families can all find themselves abroad a cruise taking in the surroundings and enjoying the foliage and scenery. With fine chocolate around every corner, you might just want to jump on the next cruise ship bringing you to this wonderful place. Learn more about the cruises that are bringing everyone to Belgium for fun. We have all the information you need right here! With river cruise volume buys plus our low everyday prices you can save up to 50% versus the brochure price! Book your Belgium river cruise today with AffordableTours.com, your discounted river cruise headquarters.Belgium Travel Guide
|Apr 01, 2021||Gate1||Monarch Empress||Paris||Paris||12||$2,699|
|Apr 06, 2021||Gate1||Monarch Empress||Amsterdam||Amsterdam||11||$2,699|
|Apr 06, 2021||Gate1||Monarch Empress||Amsterdam||Paris||14||$3,299|
|Apr 08, 2021||Gate1||Monarch Empress||Paris||Paris||12||$2,799|
|Apr 11, 2021||Uniworld||River Duchess||Amsterdam||Antwerp||10||$4,699|
|Apr 11, 2021||AmaWaterways||AmaBella||Amsterdam||Amsterdam||8||$3,199|
|Apr 13, 2021||Gate1||Monarch Empress||Amsterdam||Amsterdam||11||$2,799|
|Apr 13, 2021||Gate1||Monarch Empress||Amsterdam||Paris||14||$3,399|
|Apr 15, 2021||Gate1||Monarch Empress||Paris||Paris||12||$2,899|
|Apr 20, 2021||Uniworld||River Duchess||Antwerp||Amsterdam||10||$4,139|
|Apr 20, 2021||Gate1||Monarch Empress||Amsterdam||Amsterdam||11||$2,899|
|Apr 20, 2021||Gate1||Monarch Empress||Amsterdam||Paris||14||$3,499|
|Apr 21, 2021||Riviera||MS Geoffrey Chaucer||Amsterdam||Amsterdam||8||$2,699|
|Apr 22, 2021||Gate1||Monarch Empress||Paris||Paris||12||$2,999|
|Apr 27, 2021||Riviera||MS George Eliot||Amsterdam||Amsterdam||8||$2,789|
|Apr 28, 2021||Riviera||MS Geoffrey Chaucer||Amsterdam||Amsterdam||8||$3,479|
|May 02, 2021||Gate1||Monarch Empress||Lake Como||Lucerne||13||$3,899|
|May 03, 2021||Scenic||Scenic Jasper||Amsterdam||Amsterdam||8||$3,895|
|May 16, 2021||Gate1||Monarch Empress||Lake Como||Lucerne||13||$4,099|
|May 24, 2021||Scenic||Scenic Crystal||Amsterdam||Basel||15||$7,695|
|May 24, 2021||Scenic||Scenic Crystal||Amsterdam||Zurich||19||$9,710|
|May 27, 2021||AmaWaterways||AmaSerena||Amsterdam||Amsterdam||10||$4,549|
|May 29, 2021||AmaWaterways||AmaSerena||Amsterdam||Amsterdam||8||$3,799|
|Jun 01, 2021||Viking||Viking Kvasir||Amsterdam||Antwerp||10||$3,799|
|Jun 10, 2021||Viking||Viking Kvasir||Antwerp||Amsterdam||10||$3,799|
|Jun 18, 2021||Scenic||Scenic Jasper||Brussels||Zurich||11||$5,495|
|Jun 18, 2021||Scenic||Scenic Jasper||Brussels||Zurich||15||$7,510|
|Jun 19, 2021||Viking||Viking Kvasir||Amsterdam||Antwerp||10||$3,799|
|Jun 23, 2021||Scenic||Scenic Pearl||Amsterdam||Basel||15||$7,795|
|Jun 23, 2021||Scenic||Scenic Pearl||Amsterdam||Vienna||30||$16,795|
|Jun 28, 2021||Viking||Viking Kvasir||Antwerp||Amsterdam||10||$3,799|
|Jul 01, 2021||AmaWaterways||AmaSerena||Amsterdam||Amsterdam||10||$4,549|
|Jul 03, 2021||AmaWaterways||AmaSerena||Amsterdam||Amsterdam||8||$3,799|
|Jul 07, 2021||Viking||Viking Kvasir||Amsterdam||Antwerp||10||$3,599|
|Jul 07, 2021||Scenic||Scenic Pearl||Basel||Amsterdam||15||$7,495|
|Jul 10, 2021||U River Cruises||The B||Brussels||Amsterdam||8||$1,959|
|Jul 16, 2021||Viking||Viking Kvasir||Antwerp||Amsterdam||10||$3,599|
|Jul 19, 2021||Scenic||Scenic Crystal||Zurich||Brussels||11||$5,195|
|Jul 19, 2021||Scenic||Scenic Amber||Brussels||Zurich||11||$5,195|
|Jul 25, 2021||Viking||Viking Kvasir||Amsterdam||Antwerp||10||$3,599|
Belgium Travel Guide
Belgium River Cruises Highlights
- Check out the tulips in bloom from the cruise ship.
- Talk to locals and visit some of the best wineries in town.
- Choose which cruise is best for you and pick customizations.
- Visit Amsterdam, Paris, Brussels, and Antwerp.
- Take advantage of our cruise activities and start having fun before you arrive.
- Visit multiple tourist attractions and learn unique history along the way.
- Enhance your experience with any of the available excursions.
- Enjoy our all-inclusive ship where you stay the entire trip, so no need to worry about other travel arrangements or hotels.
- This is one of the most affordable ways to visit Belgium.
Belgium River Cruises Travel Tips
- Beer is popular in Belgium but a warning to those who plan to drink it – the alcohol content is much stronger than traditional beer.
- Before you go sightseeing, check to see if the city you plan to visit has a city card. The city card is an optional purchase that allows you to explore multiple tourist attraction sites for a discounted price.
- Belgium uses the Euro currency and you will find it is much easier and quicker to make purchases if you keep it handy.
- Learning some of the basics of the spoken language will help you get around the city. Many of the street signs are in the country's primary language.
- Be aware of closure days. Often, many places are closed on Mondays and sometimes on Wednesdays. It helps to check with the local attractions before you plan your day.
- While you may think of waffles when you think of Belgium, they are not as easy to come by as one may think. If you want some, you may need to do some exploring.
Belgium River Cruises Things To Do
- Mont des Arts
The Mont des Arts, or the Hill of Arts, connects both uptown and downtown Brussels together and is a hub for people to visit. The gardens are one of the main attractions and travel through them leads you to a beautiful fountain and stairs to be climbed. The view that you see is said to be one of the most beautiful and iconic throughout Brussels. Many people rave about how picturesque the views are.
Best Time To VisitAny time of the year. However, if the weather is rainy or cold, it may not be a good time to visit. In addition, some of the best views you will see are on warm, clear days.
You Should KnowThere are many cultural and historical attractions nearby, and you can take some of the best photos here. The facility offers a self-guided walk or a walking tour.
- Royal Palace of Brussels
If you want to dig into history and royalty, the place to visit is the Royal Palace of Brussels. This is the official palace of the King and Queen of Belgium. While the King and Queen do not live here, the Palace operates as a place where the King works and makes decisions. Within the palace are grand rooms including the main stairway, which is made from white marble.
Best Time To VisitThe Royal Palace of Brussels is not open all year long. In fact, it is only open when the King and Queen are out of town on vacation and this occurs from July 21st until the beginning of September.
You Should KnowDuring the Palace's opening season, it is important to note that the Palace is closed on Mondays. The entire Palace is not open for exploration and guests will visit certain rooms.
- Antwerp Zoo
Who wouldn't want to spend their day surrounded by wild animals? The Antwerp Zoo is the place to be to take in wildlife from all over. From the hippo exhibit to the butterfly garden, you will have a wonderful experience while here. Guests can make an entire day out of the zoo as there are places to eat and of course, souvenir shops.
Best Time To VisitGuests can visit the Antwerp Zoo year-round, but it is important to note that on very cold days the animals may not be as active. Since the zoo is outside, it is recommended that guests do not visit on rainy days.
- Old England Building
The Old England Building is a unique adventure for any guest. This building used to be an old department store that was constructed at the end of the 19th century. The building is popular throughout Brussels because of its architecture and because it is home to a musical museum. Within the museum, guests will find more than 2,000 instruments that span across history.
Best Time To VisitYou can tour the Old England Building at any time throughout the year while it is open. You may find that the building is busier when children are out of school and throughout the summer months. Since the museum is housed within the building, you can visit even if it is cold or rainy outside.
You Should KnowGuests can enjoy lunch at the museum café, which is located on the roof of the building. It is recommended that guests plan to spend about 2 hours here.
- Grand Place
Considered one of the most beautiful places anywhere in the world, Grand Place is an attraction you want on your itinerary. Grand Place is considered the central square within Brussels and has been home to many large events and continues to host events throughout the year as well.
Best Time To VisitGuests can visit any time of the year and enjoy what the area has to offer. It is important to note that the area tends to be busy on weekends and throughout the summer.
You Should KnowThe Grand Place is free to visit. If you visit during the month of August, there is a flower garden that is set up.
- Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium
Arguably one of the best museums to visit while in Belgium, guests will enjoy more than 2,000 drawings, paintings, and sculptures while inside the Royal Museums of Fine Arts. The art that is contained within the museum dates back to the 15th century up until the present day, so you will be able to take in a lot of history while here.
Best Time To VisitThe time to tour the museum is throughout the week as the weekends can be a bit busy. The operating hours of the museum are from 10:00 am standard time until 5:00 pm standard time Tuesday through Friday and on Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 am standard time until 6:00 pm standard time.
You Should KnowIf you purchased the Brussels card, admission is free. However, admission is also free on the first Wednesday of every month. The museum is closed on Mondays, so plan your itinerary accordingly.
- Brussels City Museum
The Brussels City Museum is one of the hot places to be in the city and many tourists venture their way here. The museum sports a neo-Gothic style and is home to many different displays and exhibits. The first floor of the museum is an exploration of model recreations of the city over the years and maps. The second floor takes you on a journey through what Brussels is today. Guests will be able to see many different costumes and other artifacts that make the city what it is.
Best Time To VisitThe museum is open year-round but do note that the museum can be a bit busy throughout the day. Since the museum is inside, inclement weather should not affect your trip.
You Should KnowThis attraction is also covered by the Brussels Card and allows you entrance into 39 museums around Brussels. The museum is closed on Mondays and several holidays throughout the year.
- Het Steen
Het Steen is often shortened to just "The Steen" and is home to one of the popular attractions in Antwerp. It is one of the oldest buildings in the city and is home to the National Maritime Museum. Within the museum, guests will find themselves learning everything they can about the sea, nautical information, and river navigation. Guests can also check out the models on display of ships, sailboats, and more.
Best Time To VisitVisitors can stop in for a visit at any time of the year but should note that the museum does not open until 10:00 am standard time and closes at 5:00 pm standard time. Since the museum is indoors, poor weather conditions should not affect the experience. Also, the museum is closed on Mondays.
Belgium River Cruises When To Visit
The best time to visit Belgium is during the months of April through June or September through October. Guests can visit Belgium in July and August but should be aware that this is considered high season and the attractions can be busy. If you are someone who does not mind the cold, the winter months of November through February are considered low season, which means the attractions are not as busy. Belgium is known for having carnivals and large celebrations in the winter months as well.
September and October can be wonderful months to travel to Belgium as the weather is quite luxurious. The season does experience some rainfall and the average temperature ranges from 57 degrees Fahrenheit to 74 degrees Fahrenheit. The winter season can get cold but not unbearable with the average temperature falling between 43 degrees Fahrenheit and 45 degrees Fahrenheit.
Spring is probably the best season to visit Belgium because the weather is quite lovely, just as it is in Fall. You can expect temperatures to range from 57 degrees Fahrenheit to 70 degrees Fahrenheit. Spring does experience some rainfall, but you will enjoy mostly sunny days. The summer in Belgium is quite mild and you do not have to worry about extreme heat. The average temperature is 74 degrees Fahrenheit.
Belgium River Cruises Frequently Asked Questions
- What is a Belgium River Cruise?
A cruise to Belgium is a way for you to relax affordably and enjoy an all-inclusive trip. You will have the opportunity to visit some beautiful cities including Brussels, Paris, and Antwerp. Many of the local spots are filled with different activities, adventures, and attractions for you to see and partake in. A cruise in general is a wonderful chance for you to get out and explore a new area without the hassle and worry of transportation or hotel accommodations.
- What Comes with a Belgium River Cruise?
A Belgium Cruise is considered all-inclusive, which means that everything you need will be included in the cruise including food and drinks. Alcoholic beverages and excursions off the boat are offered at an additional fee. You will also have the opportunity to explore the cities around you and even stop into their souvenir shops, so make sure to bring some extra cash with you, as these are also not included in the price.
- How Much Does a Belgium River Cruise Cost?
The price to go on a cruise to Belgium will vary depending upon your needs, the length of stay, the ports, the destination, excursions, and any additional amenities that you may want to add. In general, you can expect the price to range from $2,000 to $4,800 per person. Remember, it is an all-inclusive cruise, so everything is included, which makes this price more than reasonable.
- What is the Best Cruise to Take to Belgium?
The best cruise to take to Belgium will depend on what you are looking for, the length of cruise you want, what is offered on the cruise, the price, and any extras you may want to add. As you look through your available options, you can narrow down your search to find the cruises that best meet your needs. If you need any assistance, please reach out to our team today.
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