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Bruges & the Brussels Flower Carpet

11 August 2016 

4 days from £379 per person 
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Note that there may be small differences between our general Itinerary for this break and a specific departure.

Surrounded by glorious buildings that echo bygone eras, Grand Place in the heart of Brussels is one of the most beautiful squares in Europe and the perfect stage for the spectacular flower carpet. This giant floral jigsaw requires more than 12 months preparation, thousands of begonias and a hundred experienced gardeners who use their skill and enthusiasms to create the transient masterpiece in under 4 hours. It fills the city with a wonderful atmosphere and 2016 will be extra special, being the 20th anniversary of this biennial event. So join us for a midsummer break staying in the heart of Bruges and enjoy a full day in Brussels, where we include entry to the magnificent city hall so you can see the carpet from the balcony.


Day 1: Bruges

We travel aboard Eurostar from London to Lille and are taken by coach to our hotel in the heart of Bruges, where we enjoy a relaxing evening.

Day 2: Brussels’ Flower Carpet

After your included breakfast we walk the short distance to the station and take the train to Brussels, where you have a full day at leisure. Grand Place is the bustling heart of the city and an attraction in its own right, with beautiful Gothic and baroque architecture adorned with gilded statues. This is where we find the spectacular Flower Carpet which can be viewed from the ground and we have also included entry to the city hall so you can see this floral masterpiece from the balcony. You can return to Bruges with our Tour Manager in the early evening or your train ticket is valid for a later return for anyone wanting to stay in Brussels to watch the spectacular sound and light show.

Day 3: Bruges

Enjoy a day at leisure in Bruges, a medieval masterpiece filled with gabled houses, majestic churches, cobbled streets and charming canals which gave the city the name the ‘Venice of the north’. Highlights include Rozenhoedkaai – one of the most photographic locations, the Belfry Tower and the buildings surrounding Berg Square. There are also various museums that underline the city’s great exports including diamonds, beer and lace (no entrances are included).

Day 4: Bruges

Enjoy some free time in Bruges before our coach takes us back to Lille for the Eurostar journey to London.

Included in the Price

  • Return Eurostar from London to Lille
  • Return coach transfer from Lille to Bruges
  • Three nights bed and breakfast accommodation in Bruges
  • Free time in Bruges
  • Visit to Brussels and entrance to the city hall to see the flower carpet
  • Visit to Amsterdam, Brussels and Antwerp
  • Services of a Tour Manager

4 days from £379 per person 


Ibis Bruges Centrum
Board Basis : Bed & Breakfast
Single Room Supplement : £99.00 per person

Excursions & Extras

Luggage concierge Service 1 case - £135.00 per case
Luggage concierge Service 2 Cases - £230.00

Eurostar from London St Pancras

Enjoy the benefits of rail travel – boarding at London St Pancras International, you will be whisked effortlessly along by Eurostar whilst relaxing in your reserved seat. You have the freedom to stretch your legs whenever the mood takes you and purchase drinks and snacks from the buffet carriage.

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4 Days 

From £379.00 per person 

* Price may vary depending on availability at time of booking

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