A Belgium river cruise is a charming blend of history, culture and, of course, chocolate! Straddling the cultural boundary between Germany and Latin Europe, Belgium is divided into two main regions – Flanders in the north and Wallonia to the south. On an Avalon Waterways river cruise to Belgium, you'll travel into the north of the country where you can expect warm summers and mild winters to explore its historic charms. Antwerp is a treasure trove of Gothic and Flemish baroque-influenced architecture to discover, such as the grand and imposing city hall which stands in the Grote Markt, and World Heritage Site, the Church of Our Lady. Avalon’s cruises to Belgium also visit the country's capital Brussels, a laid-back city of beautiful architecture, delicious chocolate and frothy Belgium beer. Experience a charming blend of old and new in the Flemish city of Ghent, the ‘diamond of Flanders’; and in Bruges, passengers can visit famous landmarks such as the Basilica of the Holy Blood and the towering Belfry of Bruges. And, of course, a river cruise to Belgium in the winter months wouldn't be the same without visiting the country's famous Christmas markets.
Highlights of our Belgian river cruises
From its Renaissance-style guildhalls to the grand city hall in Grote Markt, discover the city’s rich vein of architecture.
Don’t leave without sampling some of its delicious Belgian beers.
Head inside St Baafs Cathedrals to explore its many art treasures.
Climb to the top of the 262 ft high Belfry of Bruges for stunning views from the top of the clock tower.