Tour of Belgium’s famous pilgrimage sites
Let us show you Belgium from a different perspective
During your pilgrimage tour to Belgium our professional guides will place Belgium in a new light: a country that is full of unique religious sites that draw visitors from all over the world. From Belgian monasteries to Belgian shrines, our tours attract both those groups looking for a catholic tour as those interested in historic cultural and architectural sights.
During six days, we will visit locations all over Belgium, and show you the wide variety of catholic pilgrimage destinations this country has to offer.
(Almost) largest church in the world
During our Brussels city tour, we’ll visit the Brussels Cathedral of Saint Michael and Saint Gudula and the Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Koekelberg. They are among the largest churches in the world.
Next stop will be Tremelo, the birthplace of Father Damien, famous for his work in the Molokai leper colony. We’ll take some time to look at the Father Damien museum, and will be hosted by a resident monk. One of the best-known pilgrimage sites is Scherpenheuvel, where we’ll visit the Basilica of our Lady of Scherpenheuvel.
We’ll continue our pilgrimage tour to Belgium with a visit to the Norbertine Abbey of Averbode, impressively towering above a forest.
Apparitions at Banneux, Belgium and La Merveilleuse in Dinant
The eight apparitions of Mary, as witnessed by an eleven-year-old girl in 1933, inspired the creation of this Marian shrine. The picturesque village of Dinant is famous for its citadel, church and natural caves (called La Merveilleuse).
To honour Our Lady of Lourdes, a noble woman in Oostakker-Lourdes, took it upon herself to build a cave in her garden that inspired a now well-known pilgrimage.
Saint Bavo Cathedral and the Adoration of the Mystic Lamb in Ghent
The famous Ghent altarpiece by the Van Eyck brothers is considered to be one of the most important works of the early Renaissance and is a must-see in Ghent.
Another highlight of this pilgrimage tour to Belgium will be a visit to the Basilica of the Holy Blood in Bruges, and the Our Lady Church, containing the masterpiece Madonna and Child by Michelangelo.
Hans Memling Museum – one of the best-known Flemish Primitives
After a visit to St Saviour’s Cathedral, we’ll show you the Bruges Memling Museum, located in the old Saint John’s Hospital, which will give you a lively impression of life in a medieval hospital ward.
We’ll end our pilgrimage tour at the Minnewater Park, with a visit to the Bruges Beguinage Ter Wijngaerde, dating from 1245 and once inhabited by a quasi-religious community of women.