Holy Breweries: Belgium's Trappist Trail Seven Day Beer Break for Two

Holy Breweries: Belgium's Trappist Trail Seven Day Beer Break for Two

Brussels, Belgium

£3,596

“Belgian beer is simply…otherworldly” USA Today

Why we love it

The ideal adventure for a true beer connoisseur, the Trappist Trail will take you to all seven traditional Trappist monastic-breweries, where you will taste rare iconic Belgian brews. Explore the picturesque countryside in a luxury chauffeured car, and marvel at the great monasteries on this famous, beer-infused route.

What's Included?

  • Tour seven original Trappist monastery-breweries on this seven day break for two people
  • Taste and learn about these rare beers brewed by and for Trappist monks
  • Enjoy luxury chauffeured transport and indulgent stays in Brussels, Bruges and Antwerp
  • Savour traditional Belgian cuisine such as; Belgian waffles, Moules Frites and Bruges’ chocolates

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  • This experience is unique to TRULY guests

Description

For any discerning beer lover, a pilgrimage to the monasteries of Belgium for Trappist beer would definitely be on the bucket list. Discover seven of the original monastic-breweries throughout Belgium and the Netherlands, tasting rare and unique beers at each of their ancestral homes. You’ll explore the regions of Rochefort, Orval, Chimay, Westmalle, Koningshoeven, Achel and Westvleteren.

As early as the 3rd century, the original Belgae people were brewing beer. Belgians take beer seriously, treating their brews like the French treat their wine, and none more so than the Trappist monks.

The name "Trappist beer" applies to those beers brewed by Trappist monks in their respective monasteries. Almost all the monk’s finest brews cannot be bought outside their monastic regions, ensuring exclusivity in the beers you'll be able to sample.

Brewed for quality rather than quantity and twice fermented for up to three months, Trappist brews entice with rich, complex flavours. Raise a glass of Westmalle Extra, a Golden Chimay or a famous Westvleteren 12, in a once-in-a-lifetime break.

You’ll spend your evenings cosied up at some of Belgium’s most luxurious retreats, including a 17th century farmhouse in Rochefort, the 16th century Kasteel Ter Dolen and 5-star boutiques in Brussels, Bruges and Antwerp.

Intinerary (Subject to Change)

  • Day One: Arrive in Brussels
  • Day Two: Brussels to Abbaye Trappiste de Rochefort
  • Day Three: Rochefort to Abbaye Notre Dame de Scourmont at Chimay via Orval Abbey
  • Day Four: Chimay to Bruges via Brouwerij de Sint-Sixtusabdij van Westvleteren
  • Day Five: Bruges to Antwerp via Brouwerij der Trappisten van Westmalle
  • Day Six: Antwerp to Kasteelbrouwerij Ter Dolen via La Trappe at Abdij Koningshoeven and Achel at Saint Benedictus-Abbey
  • Day Seven: Kasteelbrouwerij Ter Dolen to Brussels and depart

Description

For any discerning beer lover, a pilgrimage to the monasteries of Belgium for Trappist beer would definitely be on the bucket list. Discover seven of the original monastic-breweries throughout Belgium and the Netherlands, tasting rare and unique beers at each of their ancestral homes. You’ll explore the regions of Rochefort, Orval, Chimay, Westmalle, Koningshoeven, Achel and Westvleteren.

As early as the 3rd century, the original Belgae people were brewing beer. Belgians take beer seriously, treating their brews like the French treat their wine, and none more so than the Trappist monks.

The name "Trappist beer" applies to those beers brewed by Trappist monks in their respective monasteries. Almost all the monk’s finest brews cannot be bought outside their monastic regions, ensuring exclusivity in the beers you'll be able to sample.

Brewed for quality rather than quantity and twice fermented for up to three months, Trappist brews entice with rich, complex flavours. Raise a glass of Westmalle Extra, a Golden Chimay or a famous Westvleteren 12, in a once-in-a-lifetime break.

You’ll spend your evenings cosied up at some of Belgium’s most luxurious retreats, including a 17th century farmhouse in Rochefort, the 16th century Kasteel Ter Dolen and 5-star boutiques in Brussels, Bruges and Antwerp.

Intinerary (Subject to Change)

  • Day One: Arrive in Brussels
  • Day Two: Brussels to Abbaye Trappiste de Rochefort
  • Day Three: Rochefort to Abbaye Notre Dame de Scourmont at Chimay via Orval Abbey
  • Day Four: Chimay to Bruges via Brouwerij de Sint-Sixtusabdij van Westvleteren
  • Day Five: Bruges to Antwerp via Brouwerij der Trappisten van Westmalle
  • Day Six: Antwerp to Kasteelbrouwerij Ter Dolen via La Trappe at Abdij Koningshoeven and Achel at Saint Benedictus-Abbey
  • Day Seven: Kasteelbrouwerij Ter Dolen to Brussels and depart

We Also Recommend

  • Discover the 2,000-year-old Gallo-Roman villa in the Archaeopark of Rochefort
  • Ride around town on a horse-drawn carriage in beautiful Bruges
  • In Rochefort, the nearby town of Han sur Lesse is home to the ‘Grottes de Han’; a network of immense, subterranean caves with a remarkable collection of stalagtites

Additional Information

This experience is valid for redemption within six months from the date of issue, with travel dates within 12 months.

This experience is priced for two people. Larger groups can be priced upon request.

This experience can be tailored for bespoke requests.

Flights are not included to give you maximum flexibility with your travel.

Breakfast is included at all hotels. Other meals, drinks and services are not included to give you maximum flexibility in deciding where, what and with whom to eat.

Please Note; Monasteries interiors are closed to visitors. In most cases, visitors are permitted to explore the grounds but access into breweries and abbeys is often not permitted to the public. We guarantee you will visit each of the seven locations from the monastery grounds and their surrounding charming towns and will aim to gain as much access, to the abbeys and breweries interiors, as the monks permit on any given day.

All bookings are subject to availability. We recommend booking at last 6 weeks in advance to guarantee desired dates and times.

We Also Recommend

  • Discover the 2,000-year-old Gallo-Roman villa in the Archaeopark of Rochefort
  • Ride around town on a horse-drawn carriage in beautiful Bruges
  • In Rochefort, the nearby town of Han sur Lesse is home to the ‘Grottes de Han’; a network of immense, subterranean caves with a remarkable collection of stalagtites

Additional Information

This experience is valid for redemption within six months from the date of issue, with travel dates within 12 months.

This experience is priced for two people. Larger groups can be priced upon request.

This experience can be tailored for bespoke requests.

Flights are not included to give you maximum flexibility with your travel.

Breakfast is included at all hotels. Other meals, drinks and services are not included to give you maximum flexibility in deciding where, what and with whom to eat.

Please Note; Monasteries interiors are closed to visitors. In most cases, visitors are permitted to explore the grounds but access into breweries and abbeys is often not permitted to the public. We guarantee you will visit each of the seven locations from the monastery grounds and their surrounding charming towns and will aim to gain as much access, to the abbeys and breweries interiors, as the monks permit on any given day.

All bookings are subject to availability. We recommend booking at last 6 weeks in advance to guarantee desired dates and times.

How it works

  • Choose your experience

    Treat yourself or share with someone you truly care about.

  • We arrange everything

    Our concierge will arrange everything, even the little extras.

  • Relax and enjoy

    Simply show up and savour the memory that will last a lifetime.

Location

Brussels, Rochefort, Chimay, Bruges, Antwerp and Houthalen-Helchteren

5-Star Brussels, La Malle Poste Rochefort, Le Petit Chapitre Chimay, 5-Star Bruges, 4-Star Antwerp, Kasteel Ter Dolen

Belgium

Belgium

5580 Rochefort, Belgium

6460 Chimay, Belgium

Belgium Brussels, Rochefort, Chimay, Bruges, Antwerp and Houthalen-Helchteren

Hotels 5-Star Brussels, La Malle Poste Rochefort, Le Petit Chapitre Chimay, 5-Star Bruges, 4-Star Antwerp, Kasteel Ter Dolen

Antwerp Belgium

Kasteel Der Tolen Belgium

La Malle Post 50.160978, 5.223042 5580 Rochefort, Belgium

Le Petit Chapitre 6460 Chimay, Belgium

Holy Breweries: Belgium's Trappist Trail Seven Day Beer Break for Two

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