Discover Hidden Gems of Brussels and Wallonia (Southern Belgium)21/09/2018

Wallonia Export - Investment Agency (AWEX), organized a tourism mission from 17th to 21st September 2018 in four major cities Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai and Delhi.

Consulate General of Belgium, AWEX and BIE in association with TAAI organized the most memorable event in Mumbai on 17th September at Hotel Four Seasons, Worli, Mumbai. Nine delegates from different tourism attractions from Brussels and Wallonia (Southern Belgium) presented the undiscovered unique tourist attractions. Delegation also visited top tour operators in the city on 18th September.

Mr. Peter Huyghebaert, Consul General, AWEX Team - Ms. Emmanuelle Timmermans, Trade and Investment Commissioner, Ms. Tanuja Pawar and Ms. Mehaik Shaikh with Delegates: Ms. Dominique Andre from Wallonia Belgium Tourism, Ms. Ellona Pereira from Visit Brussels, Mr. Albert Joris from Caves of Han, Ms. Catherine Vuidar from Euro Space Center, Mr. Rodolphe Brohée from Durbuy,Mrs. Malati Dasi and Mr. Martin Gurvich from Radhadesh Castle, Mr. Jérôme Aussems from Ardennes Incoming, Mr. Steven Truyman from Hey Belgium presented the whole show. Top tour operators from Mumbai and Pune attended this event.

Discovering the hidden gems is really ideal term for this region; here are these gems ready to sparkle

Brief about attractions

Visit Brussels Tourism:

Brussels, considered the gateway to Europe is a bustling capital of 500 million Europeans and also the second most cosmopolitan city in Belgium. Nobody is considered a foreigner here, as 184 different nationals make up the city’s inhabitants. Despite its European dimension and despite all the different languages spoken on the corner of every street, Brussels is still inspired by a very "village-like" spirit. The so called order of the day: fashion and design, comic strip, chocolate, beer, music and surrealism, sociability and more than 100 museums, high-tech and surprising meeting rooms and a whole constellation of hotels.

Tour around Wallonia

WBT: Wallonia Belgium Tourism

The Euro Space Center is a theme park where you come to dream about space. We’ll take you on a dynamic and interactive space journey. Experience a real astronaut training!  A fun and educational adventure of 1 to 5 days (full board) for young people aged 6 to 18 years old. Major Schools in India already adopted Euro Space Center in their study tour programs. Their Astronaut Training program , Space activities ,rocket building workshop  and Moon Walk are the wonderful things to learn and the best experience ever. On 17th September morning special session was organized for Schools and Educational tour operators which was attended by many big schools in the city and also major tour operators from all over India.

The Caves of Han are the only 3-stars natural attraction in Belgium in the famous Michelin guidebook. Caves of Han is one of the biggest caves in Europe .Wildlife Animal Park has Europe’s big 5  also activities like sleeping with Bears , Tree house ,Jungle Safari are very intresting.

Hey! Belgium is a Belgian Destination Management Company, and we specialized in custom-made travel packages for independent travelers, groups, MICE and corporates.

Ardenne Incoming is an ideal partner for organizing stays and excursions for groups in Province of Liège in Belgium, the golden triangle (parts of Belgium, France and Luxembourg) and (parts of Belgium, The Netherlands and Germany). SPA name has come from this city “SPA” located in this region. The famous thermal baths of Spa, is the mother of all Spa’s. Experience a wonderful ride a formula one car in Spa-Francorchamps Circuit at the wheel of your own car! The Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps motor-racing circuit is the venue of the Formula One Belgian Grand Prix, and of the Spa 24 Hours and 1000 km Spa endurance races.

Radhadesh Castle: Situated in the lush forests of the Belgian Ardennes, the idyllic setting of the medieval castle, combined with Indian culture and spirituality, attracts more than 30,000 visitors yearly. Wedding in Castle is new trend in the world that too Indian traditional style is attracting many nationalities. Radhadesh offers royal wedding arrangements for their guests’ .Up to 70 guests can peacefully take their rest in comfortable rooms.

Durbuy: “Tiny pearl in the heart of the Belgian Ardenne's green paradise, Durbuy has been in the top of 5 of Belgian destinations for years.  Being home to less than 50 inhabitants gives Durbuy the reputation of being “the smallest city in the world” Very famous for its high level gastronomy since the Fifties, Durbuy has developped a large range of activities in and around the old town, together with restaurants and accommodation for all needs and expectations.

Musée Hergé Come and discover Tintin’s creator world, enjoy many options for unforgettable pictures with some of the iconic objects of the comic strips.

DNA of Wallonia is its preserved natural environment. Heritage is one of its major assets. Southern Belgium has hundreds of castles offering a wide range of style and reasons to visit. “Pairi Daiza” is one among the seventeen zoos in this world that offers most adorable animals on this planets, two wonderful cute young pandas are attracting most of the travels here.

Wallonia also offers amazing “Beer Route” guided tour across the region. Most of the breweries are well known for traditional manufacturing process. Sweet Experience with chocolate workshop is must at the end of tour.