Heritage and culinary discoveries in the Heart of Europe

  • 3 days
  • 2 night
  • Hoensbroek Castle
  • Alden Biesen
  • Blegny-Mine
  • Vue arienne de Liège
  • Raisins - Vin de Liège
  • Coq Frisé vineyard
Hoensbroek CastleAlden BiesenBlegny-MineVue arienne de LiègeRaisins - Vin de LiègeCoq Frisé vineyard
DescriptionWhat would you say to exploring the heritage and culinary riches of the Heart of Europe with your group for 3 days? You will progress from Belgium to the Netherlands and Germany in a few minutes, encountering some of these countries’ most beautiful jewels.

Start your trip in Dutch Southern Limburg with a tour of the magnificent Hoensbroek Castle, renowned for being one of the most beautiful castles in the Netherlands. Next, continue your day by meeting a renowned wine grower in Epen, who will let you sample his white wine, before returning to your hotel in Liège in the Liège province.

The second day promises to be packed and abounding in tours with, first of all, a circuit of Liège by coach in order to get a better look at the Ardent City, before setting off to the region of Belgian Limburg to explore Hasselt and some of its famous culinary products. After the lunch break, you will visit the Archicommanderie d’Alden-Biesen, and then you will return to Liège province to close the day with a journey into the bowels of the earth at Blegny-Mine.

As on the second day, you will start your day with Liège and its historical heart before setting the course for the Aachen region and, more precisely, Stolberg, its historical heart and medieval castle which will wrap up this stay

Duration: 3 days/2 night
Opening day(s)
ProgrammeDay 1: Hoensbroek (NL) / Epen / Liège (B)
  • Tour of Hoensbroek Castle (1h30)
  • Lunch in a room at the castle
  • Departure to Epen
  • Meeting with a wine grower from the “Le Coq Frisé” and sampling of white wine (2h)
  • Dinner and overnight stay in Liège

Day 2: Liège / Hasselt / Alden-Biesen / Blegny / Liège
  • Orientation tour of Liège by coach (1h)
  • Culinary exploration of Hasselt, capital of taste (2h)
  • Lunch in the centre of Hasselt
  • Tour of the Archicommanderie d’Alden-Biesen and its gardens (2h)
  • Gourmet and original guided tour of the underground galleries of Blegny-Mine…Aperitif and starter below ground (1h30) and the rest of the meal on the surface!
  • Overnight stay in Liège

Day 3: Liège / Stolberg (D)
  • Exploration of the historical heart of Liège on foot (2h)
  • Exploration of the historical heart of Stolberg and its medieval castle (exterior) (2h)
  • Break in the historical heart (coffee & cake)
ValidityGroups of 20 persons minimum
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  • Accompanying guide (FR/EN/NL or DE) throughout the stay (optional)
  • Free of charge for the group leader and driver
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Circuit n° 1
  • Hoensbroek Castle

1 - Hoensbroek Castle

Explore one of the biggest and most beautiful castles in the Netherlands. The oldest part dates from 1250. Embark on a journey through time in the castle’s approximately 40 rooms.
  • Coq Frisé vineyard

2 - “Coq Frisé” vineyard

This domain produces the best wine in Zuid-Limburg. The combination of this wine with the region’s magnificent hilly landscapes makes the Coq Frisé a little paradise on earth!
  • Hasselt - Grote Markt

3 - Culinary exploration of Hasselt, capital of taste

Chocolate, gingerbread and juniper occupy a central position there. The “Route du Goût” will let you explore the town’s soul: at once trendy and authentic, culinary and fashionable.
  • L’Archicommanderie d’Alden-Biesen

4 - L’Archicommanderie d’Alden-Biesen and its gardens

The Order of the Teutonic Knights is at the origin of its construction. Tour the exterior parts of the domain, including the church and the English-style park.
  • Blegny-Mine

5 - Blegny-Mine, UNESCO World Heritage Site

In an original way, discover the secrets of this mine’s underground galleries located at -30 and -60 metres. Aperitif and starter underground... Followed by the meal on the surface!
  • Liège, the Ardent City

6 - Liège, the “Ardent City”

Between tradition and modernity, explore its districts, its railway station built by Calatrava, its monuments, its very special atmosphere and the warmth of Liégeois residents...
  • Stolberg Medieval castle

7 - The historical heart of Stolberg and its medieval castle

This 13th-century fortified castle dominates the medieval burg with its impressive massive towers, ramparts and winding paths.