For smuggling to occur a border needs to exist


Where there are borders, smuggling is a possibility. Levies, taxes and tariffs have existed for centuries and so have the will of smugglers to avoid them. During a bus tour winding along the border, you hear the most notorious smuggling stories that are known in the borderlands of Turnhout and Tilburg.

How does it work?

Book a ‘Smuggling requires a border’ bus tour at least three weeks in advance via Toerisme & UiT. With your reservation, indicate:

  • the desired date
  • the time of the visit
  • the size of your group
  • contact details

The cost per guide is 50 euros (one guide per bus). A one-off administration fee of 5 euros will also be charged. The participants must provide a bus themselves.

Toerisme & UiT secures the guide(s) and provides you with a reservation confirmation for the visit. Afterwards you will receive an invoice for the payment of the guide and the administration fee. Then you and your group go to the designated starting point on the agreed day and time. You may have to pay an entrance fee per location. 

In case of cancellation, you must inform Toerisme & UiT in writing at least six calendar days in advance. In the case of late cancellations, you pay the total amount and no cancellation restitution is possible.