Varied boat trip from Brussels and Vilvoorde to the Scheldt country. We sail on the Brussels-Scheldt Sea Canal and on the mighty tide-bound Scheldt.
The Sea Canal is one of our country's oldest and most important transport routes, but in addition to its economic function, this waterway also has many recreational and tourist assets. Cruising through the rural Green Belt, you will discover richly vegetated canal banks and specially constructed verges, habitat for small wading birds, herons and shore swallows.
We pass the ship lock at Zemst (an experience in itself) and cruise past the 'Noordelijk Eiland' nature reserve with willow thickets, grassland and Heck cattle.
Via the impressive Wintam/Bornem sea lock, we reach the Scheldt. We sail past mud flats, salt marshes and newly controlled flood plains and enjoy the beauty of the former fishing villages Mariekerke and Sint-Amands. At Sint-Amands, a short visit to Emile Verhaeren's grave is on the programme. It is located in a small amphitheatre on the banks of the Scheldt.
Our boat trip ends at Temse. This Scheldt city's is known for its rich shipyard past.
The return from Temse is organised on your own initiative (train).
Info train trip: seniors 65+ travel at a fixed price of € 8,30 p.p. - groups from 15 pers. travel at a 60% discount or <€ 4,00 p.p. (purchase group ticket at least 7 days in advance). More info: belgianrail.be
Would you like to eat something during your tourist boat trip?
We offer a number of catering options.
Reservation in advance is required.
If you wish to eat something on board on a tourist trip, it's possible:
>> Tasty and budget-friendly meals on DE ARK and VIVALDI
>> Tasty and budget-friendly meals on MOZART and VERDI
Shared meals that require special equipment (cool box, large packaging, plate and cutlery) are not allowed on board. Bringing your own sandwich is allowed. Beverage must be purchased on board.
The Rivertours ships can welcome 30 to 300 guests for an event, a party, an excursion,... Each ship has its own atmosphere, setting and décor and is equipped with a bar, as well as audio and multimedia equipment. We set out from various embarkation points, with or without catering.