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Scenic Castles of Flanders

Port/City: Bruges,(Zeebrugge),Belgium

Activity Type:
Destination Highlights | Culture

Approximate Duration:
4 hour(s)

Prices starting from:
*49.00 USD (Adult)
*45.00 USD (Child)
*0.00 USD (Infant)

Restrictions:  N/A

Important Port/City Information

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Shore Excursions
Scenic Castles of Flanders - BU83

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Get a taste of Belgian nobility on a tour of important castles during your scenic ride through the Flemish countryside.

The foundation of the Abbey took place in the early Middle Ages and was, like many, sold and demoished during the French Revolution. Only the Church remained but after a fire, the whole church was destroyed except for the 16th century tower which is still standing after a restoration and fully integrated into the rebuilt church. A decade later, in 1898 Dom Gérard of Caloen started the foundation of the current abbey. The new abbey would send monks to Brazil to revive the Benedicitine way of life over there. Today, about 25 monks are still living here according to the the Benedictine way of life in the service of God and the Church.

This tour is provided by an operator that has been third-party certified to meet the Global Sustainable Tourism Council's Criteria for Tour Operators.

• Take a scenic drive through the Flemish countryside, passing the picturesque town of Damme, on your way to the Castle of Loppem to hear about its prominent role in the political history of Belgium at the end of the World War I.
• Visit the neo-Gothic Castle d’Aertrycke, known for its impeccably-manicured garden.
• Your final stop is Abbey of Zevenkerken.

What to Bring:
• SeaPass
• Driver's license
• Passport
• Credit cards
• Local currency

What to Wear:
• Weather-appropriate attire
• Hat
• Sunglasses

Important Notes:
• This tour doesn't involve a lot of walking.
• If there are seat belts on the coaches, you are required to wear them.

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