Belgium has more history, art and architecture than many of its bigger neighbours. It claims some of Europe’s finest medieval cities: Antwerp, Brussels, Bruges, Ghent and Leuven. Festivals and celebrations are scheduled throughout the year and eating well and lingering over a beer are national pastimes.

Luxembourg is mostly rural, with dense Ardennes forest and nature parks in the north, rocky gorges of the Mullerthal region in the east and the Moselle river valley in the southeast. Its capital, Luxembourg City, is famed for its fortified medieval old town perched on sheer cliffs.