This is an unusual post as it concerns a trip not yet taken.
If you like trains read on and if you are interested in joining us just leave a comment and I will get back to you.
We will be travelling by Eurostar train from London St Pancras on Saturday 25th April at 08.55 to arrive at 12.05, and returning Sunday evening on the 17.56 to be back in London for 19.15.
We will be staying at the Atlas Hotel on Saturday night, just a few minutes walk from the Grand Place.
Singles/Doubles including breakfast are £93/£95.
We will be visiting the Train World Museum on Saturday afternoon. Housed in the Schaarbeek railway station, the museum has some great exhibits that are sure to be of interest.
Moules Frites & Beer
Saturday evening will see us partaking in the Belgian delicacies of mussels, chips and beer!
We will find a place near the Grand Place so we can make easy tracks back to our hotel.
Brussels Tour by Tram
Sunday morning will be the time for us to take a tour of all that Brussels has to offer, by historic tram.
To quote the website,”This journey lets you discover Brussels’ architectural heritage. You will see prestigious “Art Nouveau” houses built over a century ago, as well as typical “Art Deco” buildings from the interwar period, and some of the most amazing monuments of our capital, like the “Arcades du Cinquantenaire”, the Palace of Justice, the Town Hall tower, the Royal Quarter and even the Atomium.“
There is commentary provided though this will be in French so I personally may listen to Gallic music instead!
Urban Transport Museum
If you are not ‘trammed-out’ by then we will pay a visit to the Urban Transport Museum aka the tram museum for more classic exhibits, before we depart for Brussels Midi and our Eurostar back to the UK.
The museum has exhibits dating from 1869 to current day and is set in a fully-refurbished tram depot.
You will be joined by like minded travellers who also happen to like writing about their travels through published books, websites, travel publications and of course social media.
At the time of writing return Eurostar is available for £103.50.
There are still hotel rooms available – I currently have 3 singles held in my name for anybody that wants one.
Train World tickets are €12, the tram tour costs €20 and entry to the tram museum is €8. All in that’s about £230 each for transport, bed & breakfast, museums entry and the tour.
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