Join Michael & Lee-Ann on a beer & brewery tour


Where: West Flanders & Payottenland, Belgium

When:   12th-20th September 2018, leaving from Brussels.

Cost:     $3,300 NZD




Westvleteren <>   de Thiriez  <>  Kazematten <>  St.Bernadus  <> Struisse Brouwers<>       <>  de Dolle brouwers  <> Bourgogne de Flanderes <>  Rodenbach

<>  Cantillon <>  Drie Fonteinen  <>   Tilquin


Seats are limited to 8 people, and 4 have confirmed already.

A deposit of $500 pp is required by April 1st 2018,

and full payment must be received by 4th August 2018.

 Days 1-4

Brussels to Watou (staying at Recour Hotel, Poperinge & Brouwershuis, Watou)

Wed 12th-travel to Watou via The Cafe at Westvleteren

Thu 13th- visit Brasserie de Thiriez, France, have lunch at Kasteelhof, Cassel, and attend The Last Post at Ieper

Fri  14th- brewery tour Saint Bernardus, visit Ieper ( free to wander and visit Flanders Field Museum or Kazematten

                 Brouwerij) dinner at the famous t' Hommelhof, Watou                                              

Sat 15th- visit Struisse Brouwers, Oostvleteren, then attend Lekker Westhoeks Beer & Food Festival, Poperinge


Days 5-6

Watou to Brugge/Bruges (staying at huis 't Schaep, Brugge)

Sun 16th-travel to Brugge, via de Dolle Brouwers, Esen, for a tour at 2pm. Dinner at Cambrinus, Brugge

Mon 17th-free day to wander the streets of Brugge, 4pm drinks at cafe Rose Red, Moules and Frites for dinner


Days 7-8

Brugge to Bruxelles (La Grand Cloche, Bruxelles) fantastic central location

Tues 18th-brewery visit Bourgogne de Flandere, 1 pm tour Rodenbach Brouwerij, Roeselare,

                   dinner at Restobieres, Bruxelles (Michael's birthday)

Wed 19th-visit Cantillon for brewery tour, then travel out into Payottenland to see  gueuze breweries and blenderies.

                   Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen  and Tilquin Blendery.


Thurs 20th-11am check out of La Grande Cloche and say our farewells. We are happy to assist with getting folk to

                    airports/train stations. 


If you'd like to join us, contact Lee-Ann & Michael







*It is essential that you are mobile enough to climb steps and walk across cobblestones. You should be able to walk for an hour at a time and stand on your feet for two hours at a time. Only one of the three hotels  have stairs, thus you need to be able to carry your own luggage up 2 or 3 flights of stairs.


*You are required to have travel/medical insurance


*Cancellation 3 weeks prior will give you a full refund. After that, we shall keep the cost of cancellation fees for accommodation and brewery tours.


We have been twice to the area to plan this trip. We have designed the itinerary to be interesting and fun, with a balance of visiting breweries, drinking beer and visiting sites of interest. The group will be small, thus  we have the ability to deviate from the  plan if we need to. We love Belgium, its beer, food, history and architecture, and we brew Belgian-style beer in a stone basement in Oamaru, North Otago.


Included: accommodation, transport (van with driver) and all meals & brewery tours.


Not included: airfares, transport to Brussels for tour start, travel/medical insurance, and BEER !! (included with tours and meals).