Brussels, Bruges, Ghent, and Antwerp.

Impressive tourist trap

Impressive tourist trap

One of the low-cost trips in Belgium that can be done in two or three days is the route Brussels, Bruges, Ghent and Antwerp.

I know because I just arrived!

They receive disembarkation of the plane – Wizzair was the cheapest option this time – I proceed to share the details of the trip that you can be useful.

When traveling to Brussels you can choose between the two airports in the city. In is this occasion I have chosen Charleroi. A strategic error in choosing this location is to arrive very late or very early. Why? your location It is located one hour by bus from the Brussels Center. Although Shuttle bus exists and it leaves every hour it is better that you plan ahead. The airport is somewhat disorganized. About the time to go through security. You really have to arrive two hours in advance before your flight!

Brussels

Brussels is a vibrant city, it is clear for being the headquarters of the Union and the European Commission. Busy during the day, almost deserted during the night. But between that role as the capital of Europe, is the Brussels with a fascinating  and diverse history.

you can not miss it

you can not miss it

Brussels is well connected by metro and it is easy to reach all the places of interest. It is better to buy a pass for the days you plan to visit the city. Individual passes can be expensive.

One of the places you can not miss is the Great Square of Brussels with its architecture and diversity, the fifty-year-old park and my favorite: The Royal Gardens of Laeken.

Royal Gardens

One of the places that are promoted are Atomium and Europe in miniature. They are far from the center and our verdict: Tourist Trap.

Everyone in Brussels talks about Belgian potatoes, hundreds of varieties of beer and Belgian waffles. Try them!

From Brussels you can take the train to Bruges, Ghent and Antwerp.

Bruges

Castle in Bruges

Castle in Bruges

Bruges is located thirty minutes from Brussels by train. Ninety minutes from Brussels. There you can spend a day walking the historic center, visiting the different churches and taking a boat ride through the canals of the city.

Ghent / Ghent

Several churches in one place, canals, old streets and the castle are the things to be discovered in Ghent.

Canals are one of the attractions in the town

Canals are one of the attractions in the town

Twenty minutes walking from the station to the center of the city you can see the most important in the center of the city.

Antwerp

The last of these three days in Belgian territory is the farthest (one hour in three) and also one full of surprises. All cities are accessible by train. The tickets are open, which allows you to leave at the time you want. Just ask for help in information and everything will be easier.

Trains are the best way to travel

Trains are the best way to travel

The train station is awesome! also the main street for Shopping! and the Dominican Church of San Pablo with its collection of religious art from Rubens, Van Dyck and other famous painters.

Dominican church

Dominican church

Belgium is a country full of contrasts and cultural diversity. In addition to the French, you can listen to Spanish, English and even Turkish. We hope this route is of your pleasure and that you can see some of the most emblematic places of this fabulous country.

How to cancel your flight alert

We know that your plans can change at any time and that is why we present here the easiest way to cancel your flight alert.

We have updated our website to make the cancellation process easier and more intuitive. In a few steps you can let go of that trip you had planned and concentrate on your next destination.

1. Log in to your lowcostroutes accountalert3

2. Go to My Flight Alerts

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3. Choose to delete this flight alert by clicking on the

4. An that’s it!

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Ready! your flight alert has been removed. Easy. You always have the option to create a new flight alert by clicking on the link.

If you want to create your flight alert via SMS, we explain it easily, step by step, here.

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How to Set up a SMS Flight Alert in 7 steps

If you know your destination, flight period and airline about 1 year in advance, you can save a lot of money by booking your flight tickets as soon as possible. And this is where we can really help you. LowCostRoutes.com can’t book your tickets for you, but we can inform you as soon as they are released, either by email or by SMS. Even if the process of setting up the alerts is not very complex, some users have asked for help and I have decided to publish this short step-by-step guide. Continue reading →

How to Book an EasyJet Flight Before Tickets for It Go on Sale

For some time, travellers have been able to book easyJet flights that the search function on the company website showed as unavailable. Here is how you can do so too: On the easyJet homepage, search for a flight to your desired destination but specify a date that’s not too far into the future (e.g. next month). Then, to search for a flight on your desired dates (such as ten months from now), use the 3-week-view link or the New Search button.

This information should be enough to help you book your flight, but in case it isn’t, a step-by-step explanation of this method follows below. Continue reading →

I Love Lowcost, but Here’s Why I’ll Never Travel with Easybus Again

Buses every 15 minutes? It's more like every hour... and they won't be on time.

Buses every 15 minutes? It’s more like every hour… and they won’t be on time.

I had an awful experience with Easyjet’s sister company. Moreover, I don’t think the lowcost model followed by no-frills airlines works very well for ground transportation.

I booked a trip from London to Luton airport on the Easybus website, in part because I love the lowcost model (in the past five years, I have only flown lowcost; hey, I even blog about lowcost flying! ;-) ) and in part because I was afraid of railway disruptions due to the severe floods that beset the British Isles this winter. Continue reading →

Will Ryanair’s Seat Allocation System Split Families?

family-splitTwo months ago, Ryanair introduced a controversial seat allocation system, where if you don’t pay, you are allocated a seat without your approval and without the possibility of changing it. This way, the airline can put 2 people (such as a mother and her child) on 2 very distant seats. Many of us wondered: Will Ryanair do this on purpose, just to force us to pay for a seat? Continue reading →

How to Get a Free Seat on Ryanair

London Stansted - Milan BergamoLately, Ryanair has changed the way it sells flight tickets by introducing assigned seats. But if you understand their algorithm, you can still get your desired seat for free! I studied their booking process during the last few weeks by gathering statistical data and analysing it. After understanding how their engine works, I will teach you how to get your desired seat on any Ryanair flight for free. Continue reading →

Where to go for Easter in 2014

Orthodox Easter goodies

Orthodox Easter goodies

There is plenty of winter travel still to do, but today I want to jump ways ahead and tell you about where I want to go for Easter in 2014. Why think about Easter, almost six months from now, when there are Norwegian hot water procedures to be had and lots of skiing feats yet to perform? Two reasons. Number one, reserving your plane tickets, ground transportation, accommodation, etc. now will ensure you can still get a good deal; waiting until after Christmas and New Year’s may be too late if you are a low- to medium-budget traveler. Continue reading →

The End of Lowcost?

Flying with lowcost airlines can save you a lot of money.

Flying with lowcost airlines can save you a lot of money.

A lot of traditional airlines find it hard to compete with their lowcost rivals on short-haul routes so they are either shutting down routes or offering discounts on short-distance flights to fill otherwise half-empty planes. Some flag carriers have introduced their own lowcost subsidiaries. Examples include Air France’s Hop and Vueling, whose parent company owns Iberia and British Airways.

It is a far-off prospect but it seems like the civilian passenger airline industry will end up consisting of two distinct types of players, and those won’t be conventional and lowcost.

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Tuscany through the Eyes of a Chef

Chef Justin Cloud

Chef Justin Cloud

Justin Cloud is a professional cook and world traveler based in Boston, USA. Justin has over 14 years of cooking experience, having worked at a variety of culinary establishments in Europe and the United States. For about seven years, he taught cooking at Toscana Saporita, a cooking school in Tuscany.* He has been a students’ finals judge at the prestigious International Culinary Center (formerly the French Culinary Institute) in New York City. Here, he gives travelers tips on how to enjoy the gastronomic delights of the gorgeous Italian province.

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