Procession of the Holy Blood

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Bruges Special Event  •  €69

Join RTT on this special tour to Bruges for the Procession of the Holy Blood. This ritual has endured many centuries, continuing to depict the passion and resurrection of Jesus Christ each year. Of the many stories told about how the cloth stained with the blood of Christ arrived in Bruges, the most popular one recounts the Count of Flanders, Thierry d ‘Alsace, retrieving it during the second crusade. The relic was presented to him by his brother-in-law Baldwin III of Jerusalem, relocated to St. Basil the Great’s basilica and put under the protection of the Noble Brotherhood of the Holy Blood.

The relic is displayed on Fridays, before and after mass to be honored by the faithful. The pinnacle of this age-old ritual is celebrated on Ascension Day, when bishops and prelates carry the shrine through the streets of Bruges in a colorful procession. Bells ring out as the clerics and 1,500 faithful, dressed in medieval costumes, pass through the cobblestone streets. The day will also provide plenty of free time to explore all the cultural delights of Bruges. Beautiful architecture, Belgian chocolate, microbreweries, museums, great food and more can all be found in this magical medieval town.

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  2018 Departures

May TBA


  Pick Up Time & Place: 

Departs  0500 hrs 
Returns  2400 hrs
Main Chapel Parking Lot, Ramstein AFB.  Please park toward center of the lot.


  Prices

Є69 All Passengers
Not recommended for children under age 3.


  Included

• Round Trip Deluxe Coach
• Walking city tour of Bruges
• Procession of the Holy Blood
• RTT Tour guide


  Not Included

Meals and beverages not mentioned above and items of a personal nature are not included.


   Cancellation Policy

From day of booking until 14 days prior €15 of tour price, per person.
From 13 days until 2 days prior 50% of tour price, per person.
Later Cancellations - No refunds. 
No Show - No Refund


  Required Documents

All participants must be in possession of a valid US tourist passport during the tour.


  Child Safety

German law requires ALL child passengers, regardless of size or age, to have a seat on a bus and use an approved safety seat provided by the customer.