Discover the history of Rupelmonde

Boat trip on the Scheldt + Guided visit of Rupelmonde

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Rupelmonde is known as the birthplace of Gerard de Kremer or Gerardus Mercator. The guide will tell you the story of the life of this famous Flemish cartographer and highlight the magnificent historical past from his hometown, including her tidal mill, the Nautical Center Rupelmonde and the Grave Tower. Both boroughs located in the land of the Scheldt treat you to a wonderful holiday feeling. A boat trip in this beautiful region completes your day.

​09:00 :

Arrival and welcome at the castle Wissekerke.


Visit of the domain and the castle park. Walk along the medieval buildings: Pigeon Tower, Eenhoorn and St. Peter’s Church.

​11:00 :

Departure to Rupelmonde. Visit of the 16th century tidal mill, unique in Europe. Village walk in the track of Mercator, along the embankment of the Scheldt, the skippers district ‘Schelleke’ and its sundial path, the Grave Tower and the Nautical Center where historical ships are being restored.

​12:30 :

End of the walk + departure to Temse.

​13:15 :

Embarkation on board the ship at the Wilfordkaai in Temse + meal.

​13.30 :

Departure of the “Silent Waters” boat trip. The boat trip takes you to the poetic StAmands and Mariekerke, along the lade of the Durme and the Rupel, Hamme-Driegoten, Weert, The Notelaer in Hingene, the abbey of Hemiksem,... the places where the series ‘Silent Waters’ was recorded. This boat trip on the Scheldt from Temse brings you nature, peace and quiet relaxation.


End of cruise.

When: Throughout the year. Please contact us for the different dates.


> Boat trip: varies according to the number of participants: € 12 p.p. at 100 participants, € 24 p.p. at 50 participants.

> Guide to visit Rupelmonde and guidance on board: € 165. Attention: depending on the size of the group an extra guide must be provided for the visit of Rupelmonde: 90 €.

> Cold dish is possible from € 15.

> Transport between the different places of interest: by your own means. Bus reservation is also possible via Rivertours.

> EXTRA ADVANTAGE: on Sundays are more favorable rates possible, even for smaller groups. The hours of the program will be slightly adjusted.

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Our ships can welcome 20 to 350 guests for a celebration, teambuilding, excursion, seminar...
Each ship has its own atmosphere, setting and arrangement and is equipped with bar, audio and multimedia devices. Sailing can be done from different embarkation points, with or without catering.

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