We bring you by bus from Halle to Strépy-Thieu, where the boat trip departs.
Immediately after departure we navigate in the impressive ship elevator of Strépy-Thieu, which allows us to bridge a height difference of 73m. We continue our boat trip on the new 'canal du Centre', which has been constructed as a kind of aqueduct above the landscape and enjoy a panoramic view on the Hainaut plateau. At Houdeng-Goegnies we make a short walk to the hydraulic ship lift nr.1 on the historical 'canal du Centre' (Unesco World Heritage Site).
Some time later we continue our trip on the Canal Charleroi-Brussels and we 'track' down the Inclined Plane of Ronquières (68m) in a large water basin. Finally the ship passes through the boat locks of Ittre and Lembeek.
Our daytrip takes end in Halle, where we disembark.
Additional info: the boarding point in Halle is easy to reach by train: the station is a 5-minute walk from the Suikerkaai. Cars can be parked freely on Sundays in the Delhaize car park next to Suikerkaai.
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.