Unique intercity boat trip between Antwerp and Vilvoorde / Brussels. A guided boat trip between these two metropolises is a special experience. We sail on the mighty Scheldt and on the Sea canal, one of our country's economically most important and oldest canals.
Shortly after our departure, we sail past the renovated Antwerp quays, with a nice view of the skyline of the city. The trip continues past Hemiksem, Zwijndrecht, Burcht and the new flood area of the 'Kruibeek polders' until we reach the Wintam / Bornem Sea lock. This Sea lock has a length of 250m and can lock ships of up to 10,000 tonnes.
During this excursion it will soon become clear that the Sea canal has many tourist-recreational assets in addition to its economic function. After passage of the lock, we sail along the natural reserve 'Noordelijk Eiland' with grassland, willows and ponds. We continue through the Green Belt, where you discover richly vegetated canal banks, the habitat for herons and shore swallows.
After our passage in the lock at Zemst and leaving rural Grimbergen behind us, we sail into a more urban environment. While cruising and enjoying a drink on deck, you will discover here new residences, walking 'promenades' and cycling bridges on the waterfront.
Disembarkation is possible in Vilvoorde.
Once we have passed the Brussels Ring Viaduct, we approach our final destination; Heembeek quay in Brussels.
For groups, a guided walk from the Central Station to the boardingplace (Steenplein) is available on request (+/- 35 min. walk)
Practical 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: www.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.