The trip overall was excellent. The tour started with a pickup at my hotel by the owner of the tour group. We met the tour guide and I was told we would have a private tour. Although we did take public transportation everywhere it was a good way to see the country and scenery. I was also able to tailor the tour a bit more to me and what I wanted to see. The tour guide was very accomodating. The cities seen were very beautiful...although I would have liked to stay more in Brugge and we missed the castle tour in Ghent I wanted to see due to timing. We did make it back to Brussels in time to join in on a dinner tour and grab some Belgian foods and dessert! A great day overall and a good way to see Northern Belgium and some of it's jewels.