The following optional tours are offered to Accompanying Persons and Delegates for an additional fee. All tours are subject to cancellation if the minimum number of registrations is not met.
You and/or your partner can sign up for the partners' programme (1, 2 or 3 days) as part of the online participant registration procedure.
The Partners' Programme is given below.
Tuesday, May 21
09:00 - 10:00 Bus transport to Antwerp
10:00 - 12:00 Guided walk
This tour starts on the Grote Markt.
12:00 - 13:30 Lunch
This brasserie in the centre of Antwerp is a must-visit, and during the summer months customers can choose to eat outside on the lovely terrace. The menu includes several traditional Flemish dishes featuring beer as an ingredient.
13:30 - 16:00 Fashion and shopping in Antwerp
16:00 - 17:00 Bus transport to Ghent
Minimum participants: 10
Price: 105,00 EUR
Wednesday, May 22
13:00 Departure at the Congress Centre - Bus transport to Bruges (organized together with the congress participants)
14:30 Start of the guided walk through the city centre of Bruges
21:00 Return to Ghent centre
Bruges is a city that will capture your heart. It is a city of human proportions, but one that can never be truly fathomed. Its history has made it great, a fact that garnered it the title of a Unesco World Heritage City. Retaining the mysteries of the Middle Ages and unashamedly exuberant, Bruges has been an international metropolis for centuries.
Bruges' golden age may have been from the 12th to 15th centuries—when it was a busy trading port—yet this medieval city remains one of the world's most beautiful culture hubs. Laden with Gothic architecture and home to early Flemish painters, it is a city that has captured hearts for centuries.
Bruges is an outstanding example of a medieval settlement that has maintained its historic fabric as it evolved over the centuries. As one of the commercial and cultural capitals of Europe, Bruges—a showcase of original Gothic constructions, which formed part of its identity—developed cultural links to different parts of the world.
Water has played a crucial role in the birth and development of Bruges. When visiting, you will see how its canals and lake played an important part in the city's development - as well as adding a unique sense of charm and beauty to this historic city. By taking a boat ride through the canals you will be rewarded with unexpected views, hidden romantic corners and secret gardens.
Price: 50,00 EUR
Thursday, May 23
NIBBLING THROUGH THE PRINSENHOF AND PATERSHOL + LUNCH + BICYCLE TOUR
9:30 - 13:30
The “Prinsenhof” or Prince’s Court and the “Patershol” are by far the most picturesque
We go for lunch in a typical Ghent restaurant.
13:30 - 15:30
In the afternoon we discover more of Ghent by bike.
Minimum participants: 10
Price: 90,00 EUR