Tongeren, the oldest town of Belgium | Hey! Belgium

Tongeren, the oldest town of Belgium


3 Days, incl.:

  • 1 Dinner at Restaurant Esaki (3-course)
  • 1 Brochure 'The Milestone route' - discover the oldest town of Belgium
  • 1 Day bike rental
  • 1 Bike map 'Haspengouw fietsroutes'
  • 1 Visit to the Gallo-Roman Museum

Belgium's very first city, its age is marked by its Roman wall and medieval ramparts. Tongeren's rich past placed it among the highly regarded cultural and historical cities in Belgium.




Day 1: Arrival in Tongeren

Check-in at Eburon Hotel (highly recommended) or similar

The accentuated Eburon Hotel lobby will seize your attention upon arrival. The hotel staff would gladly help you check in while you satisfyingly sip on your first local Tungri beer, a welcome drink. 

Walk the cobblestones

Take advantage of your first day and start exploring the oldest town of Belgium. If you arrive early enough on a Sunday morning, you won't want to miss out on the largest antique market of Benelux. Take a walk to the Roman and the medieval walls, visit the Basilik church, the UNESCO listed Beguinage and the refurbished Roman temple.

Reward yourself at Esaki

A 3-course dinner will be made fresh and ready for your savoring. Take it as a reward of all the walking and the cultural learning you've done in the day. 







Day 2: Bike back in time

Collect your bike and travel back in time. In April and May, you will come across the blossoms of Haspengouw. Take castle and church route before you bike off to the marl caves in the area around Riemst, where you will find fossils, bat colonies and even drawings of prehistoric animals.

After you've had some knowledge about Tongeren, visiting the Gallo Roman Museum will help answer all your questions through its permanent exhibition or its temporary exhibitions. 





Day 3: Wander deeper into Tongeren

The shopping scene is well fond of at Maasmechelen Village (VIP ticket is obtainable at Eburon Hotel) and in Hasselt. Otherwise, a change of linguistic landscape might be lovely too; journey on to the city of Liège. 









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