Like most European countries, Belgium offers its warmest, sunniest days during the summer months, particularly July and August -- so that's also when you'll find larger crowds and higher prices. Opt for the cooler spring and fall months and you'll save on airfare and hotel rates. Winters in Belgium are usually mild, but chilly, rainy days are common, especially on the coast. Speaking of rain, it's wise to bring an umbrella no matter when you visit; passing showers are a year-round hazard.
Traveling to Belgium can be pricey, particularly when the euro is strong. Avoiding the peak summer travel season will help you trim the cost of airfare and hotels. You should also look into hostels or apartment rentals to save over more expensive hotels. When you're buying Belgium's famous chocolates to take home as gifts for others (or for yourself -- we won't tell!), don't buy them in souvenir shops. Instead, do as the locals do and pick up your goodies at a grocery store, where the prices are much lower.
Danube River Cruise by Arlene Kinner
My trip started in Los Angeles, CA, where I got my flight to Amsterdam. I was met at the airport and taken to the ship The River Duchess. The staff was there to greet all the passengers. My cabin was ready and so I was able to settle in right away. Since we had free time and I was traveling by myself, I had ... Read more!
Good Tour with a Wide Variety of Activities and Great Walking by Vic Garcia
GO AHEAD TOURS Amsterdam, Luxembourg & Brussels "Good Tour with a Wide Variety of Activities and Great Walking" We participated in the Go Ahead Tours (GAT) of Amsterdam, Luxembourg and Brussels between April 13 to 21 and then the Paris Post-Trip between April 22 to 25, 2013. Our group was made up of 42 ... Read more!
Wonderful ports, so-so ship by Carmen Critchlow
REVIEW FOR THE VISION OF THE SEAS (ROYAL CARIBBEAN) CRUISE APRIL 29-MAY 7, 2012 We were pleasantly surprised to arrive at BWI and there was no one at all in the security line. This is the first time this has happened in decades of travelling, and it was great to just walk through security, with the usual ... Read more!
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