Sunday 20 September 2020
From 08h00 until 21h00
Various places in Luxembourg
Transportation by luxury coach
Our annual visit to Luxembourg City at the end of the summer holiday has always been a great success. Such a beautiful small capital, it is must-see for every expat in Brussels (except for those from Luxembourg of course). But the country is much more than its capital. It may be small, but it is surprisingly diverse and has so much to offer. Green hilly landscapes, winding rivers, castles and ruins, delightful villages, and historic buildings. Today we will explore some of the main destinations in our neighbouring country. We will start our trip at Vianden Castle, the top destination of the country, followed by a visit to the medieval city of Echternach on the German border, and a scenic drive through beautiful green and hilly Müllerthal or “Little Switzerland” region. How about that for a nice day out?
What is included in the trip fee?
- Trip by 4* luxury coach with reclining seats
- Bottled water during the outbound journey
- Visit & guided tour Vianden Castle
- Entrance fees Vianden Castle
- Lunch near Vianden Castle (optional)
- Guided tour through Echternach
- Guided visit to St. Willibrord Basilica
- Scenic tour through Müllerthal with local guide
- Visit to Larochette
- Visit to Esch-sur-Sûre
- Great group of international people
- A lifetime expat memory
Coach pick-up point
- Place Schuman (bus stop next to KBC Bank on roundabout)
Who can join this trip?
Expat Club is known for welcoming a wide variety of international people on its trips. This creates a special, open-minded, safe and friendly environment in which everyone should feel comfortable.
- Members & non-members
- Expats & (international) Belgians
- All ages, including children
- Singles / couples / retirees / friends / colleagues / families
How to add a child ticket?
Expat Club loves welcoming young expats, too! If you want to bring your child(ren) up until 18 years, please first add the regular adult ticket(s) to the cart and then go to the cart page. On the cart page, there is a child ticket available for €50. Lunch can be added on the spot.
As with any Expat Club trip, our schedule today is carefully designed so you can enjoy all the places, and have enough time for lunch, a coffee and walking around on your own. Still, all times below are tentative and depend also on external circumstances, such as weather and traffic conditions. Together with the bus driver, guide and welcoming destinations we will do our best to give you the most optimal experience. FYI, Expat Club loves being on time and we are very often spot on when it comes to keeping track of the schedule.
07h30 – Departure from Place Schuman
08h45 – Coffee / toilet break highway restaurant
10h30 – Arrival Vianden Castle & guided tour
12h00 – Lunch in restaurant close to castle
13h00 – Departure to Echternach
13h45 – Arrival Echternach & visit to Basilica
16h00 – Tour through Müllerthal
18h00 – Arrival Esch-sur-Sûre
20h00 – Departure to Brussels
22h30 – Arrival Schuman
Taking a top position in virtually every travel blog article about Luxembourg, Vianden Castle is a must-see destination. It’s on the applicant list to become a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and justifiably so. Its construction began in the 11th century, but it was only finished 3 centuries later. Despite that it fell into ruins in the 19th and 20th century, and was only set to be restored from 1977 onwards, it now shines as beautiful example of Romanesque and gothic building styles. Its history is very rich and fascinating, and we will learn all about it during a private guided tour.
Echternach counts as one of the country’s most beautiful towns. Located on the bank of the Sûre river, it is literally a bridge away from Germany. The city breathes a medieval appearnce with its narrow streets, ancient ramparts and aristocratic houses. We will explore it with a local guide who will also take us to the 7th century (!) Benedictine Abbey. Its basilica is Luxembourg’s most important religious building. It contains a magnificent white sarcophagus that holds the remains of St. Willibrord.
Probably the most beautiful area in Luxembourg is the beautiful Müllerthal, lovingly called Little Switzerland. During this daytrip we opt for a visit to Echternach, in combination with a scenic tour through this green part of the country. We visit various spots with a local guide and learn more about the history, nature and life of the Müllerthal.
This region in Luxembourg is often called Little Switzerland. With its steep hills, slopes, panoramic viewpoints and lovely villages it is truly a beautiful area that is worth visiting. Since we are here only for a few hours to get acquainted with the country, so we will show you the best parts of this green part of the country. Our guide will therefore not only show us Echternach, but will also introduce you to the Müllerthal.
On our scenic driver through the Müllerthal towards our final destination Esch-sur-Sûre we will pass through the lovely market town of Larochette. It its surrounded by woods while two old partially rebuilt castles tower above the village. We will make a quick stop here and have a look at the medieval market square and the church with its Art Nouveau frescos.
Expat Club always thinks carefully about the routes it is taking. That’s why our final stop is strategically on our way back to Brussels. Esch-sur-Sûre (927 AD) is a delightful must-visit destination in Luxembourg. Located in between high hills and encircled by the Sûre river, it is the perfect to place to end our visit before crossing the border again. We will have some free time to enjoy the local hospitality, get a bite to eat and take a few last pictures.
We will be travelling with a comfortable 4* luxury coach from Lauwers Reizen. The seats are configured in Princess Class, which means you will have extra leg space and can recline your seat. This way you can get some extra rest. All seats have footrests as well. There is a (small) toilet on-board and a DVD system with three flat screens, so we can show you a nice movie or documentary outbound and/or inbound journey.
Echternach picture: by David Edgar (own work), via Wikipedia Commons
Müllerthal picture: by Anneke (own work), via Wikipedia Commons