b'Day 1 - London to Brussels by TrainDay 3 - The Floriade Expoincluding the Het Zinneke, Manneken Pis Arrive at London St. Pancras, and make yourOne of the most anticipated annual events inand Jeanneke Pis.way to your dedicated Departure Office tothe Netherlands lies ahead today as we meet your Tour Manager and fellow travelers.attend the magnificent Floriade Expo inYou may also take your explorations to the Here, we board a high-speed Eurostar trainAlmere. The Floriade Expo is known to beGrand Place, with its Gothic structures and bound for Brussels, Belgium. A coach awaitsthe Worlds Fair of horticulture shows andbeautiful arched buildings. As the main to transfer us from the station to our has been showcasing flora once every tensquare of Brussels, this attraction iscentrally-located downtown hotel. This years since 1960. This years theme focusesbrimming with activity. Once every two evening, a short walk takes us from the on building green cities and is certain to beyears, the Grand Place undergoes ahotel to a restaurant that has been servingfilled with both beauty and innovation. Weshowstopping transformation into antraditional Belgian cuisine to locals sincetransfer to the expo by motorcoach, and onintricate tapestry of brightly hued flowers: 1893, Chez Leon. Overnight Brussels. (D) arrival, you have the full day to explore. Listenthe Flower Carpet. Made of thoughtfully to live music, immerse yourself in Dutch cul- placed begonias, dahlias, grass, bark and Day 2 - Bruges Sightseeingture and sample your way through the other plants, this living artwork is a true After breakfast at the hotel, embark on a dayexpos food vendors and trucks. Ride thespectacle. Admission to the Town Halls trip by train to Bruges. One of seven citiescable car to look at the exhibits from abovebalcony is included with the price of your noted as The Venice of the North, Bruges iswhile traveling between the north and tour so that you can take in the carpet in all a delight of Medieval architecture, cobbledsouth ends of the park. Walk through its lavish glory. If you stay in the Grand Place streets, pretty parks and winding canals. the arboretum to experience a living until evening, a memorizing sound and light On arrival, we walk from the station to theencyclopedia of horticulture. In addition show accompanies the floral display.city center, where you are free to explore to the Dutch hosts, participants from overOvernight Brussels. (B)for a bit ahead of our chocolate-making 40 countries around the world will also be demonstration at the Chocolaterie showcasing their ideas for how to makeDay 5 - Tour Conclusion Sukerbuyc. Enjoy a more in-depth look at cities greener and more sustainable in theBreakfast is served at the hotel ahead of our the culture of Belgium and the citys sites future. Overnight Brussels. (B) transfer to Brussels train station. Together, on a walking tour with an expert guide.we board our Eurostar train to LondonThe excursion presents Brugess beautifulDay 4 - Brussels at Leisure/ St. Pancras, where on arrival, yoursquares and intricate buildings, dating backCarpet of Flowershorticulture-inspired tour throughcenturies. Take our remaining time in thisSpend your last day in Belgium sightseeingBelgium concludes. (B)destination at leisure. You may wish to independently in Brussels. Beloved pointsexplore one of the authentic Belgian of interest include the Atomium sculpture, breweries in the city or to take a boat ridethe Royal Palace of Brussels and the Parcalong one of the canals. We return to du Cinquantenaire. There are wonderfulBrussels by train this evening. You are museums throughout the city, such as the welcome to end your day relaxing at the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium,hotel or exploring one of the fantastic to occupy your time. For a look at theeateries nearby. Overnight Brussels. (B) eccentricities of Brussels, seek out someof the unique statues throughout the city, For Vacations By Rails complete collection of vacations, visit www.vacationsbyrail.com or call 877-253-9891 47'