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Bruges Christmas Markets
N.B. Please note that this itinerary was produced well in advance of the forthcoming holiday season and that all optional activity prices and excursion content were correct at that time but could have been subject to change in the meantime. We reserve the right to make any changes necessary without prior notification.
Hotel Academie , 4* Bruges
Bruges is one of the most beautiful towns in Europe
Bruges – often described as the ‘Venice of the North’ was untouched by the industrial revolution that ravaged other European cities in the 19th century. With its lacework of narrow cobbled streets, gabled houses and tree lined canals, together with the friendliness of the Flanders people, Bruges is one of the most beautiful towns in Europe. You can stroll through the old streets or take a delightful trip on the canals. Time seems to stand still in these unspoilt surroundings where lace makers work at their intricate craft. You can still watch the horse drawn carriages and taste the handmade chocolates.
DAY 1 - From your chosen joining point our feeder vehicle will take you to our designated interchange point where your holiday begins. After joining your holiday coach, we make our way to Dover for the short sea crossing to Calais. We then drive the short distance to Belgium and onto our hotel in Bruges for our 3 night stay with a welcome drink on arrival.
DAYS 2 & 3 - At leisure in Bruges.
Spend your weekend at leisure, browsing the Christmas market stalls, on the main square, forming a ring around an open-air ice rink. Soak up the festive spirit then explore the city at leisure During your stay you make like to join our optional excursions available. Please note we have amended the itinerary to include the excursion to Ostend for shopping.
A half day excursion to explore Ostend open-air skating rink built around the main square. Ostend offers a fantastic choice for Christmas shopping, many shops & boutiques.
Ghent Christmas Market:
Join us for a visit to Ghent Christmas Market, set on St. Baafsplein, to enjoy the many lovely wooden chalet-style huts selling their Christmas wares, including decorations, candles, cards and other handicrafts. Ghent, with its marvellous cobbled streets and winding canals has much to offer as a city and especially at the Christmas Market.
Optional Bruges Walking Tour & Canal Cruise:
Join our guided walking tour and canal cruise. All the major sights are closeby and a gentle stroll through level streets is the ideal way to appreciate this historic town. A network of canals plays an important part in Bruges today. The cruise allows you to see a very different aspect of the town.
LAST DAY - Late morning, we travel back through Belgium and France to Calais for our return to England
Included in the Price
- Private coach travel from your local area.
- Return ferry crossing from Dover to Calais
- Three nights bed and breakfast accommodation (continental)
- Excursions as per itinerary
- Welcome Drink
- Porterage Included
- Services of a Tour Manager
This 4 star Hotel is situated right in the historic "golden triangle" of Bruges. The hotel boasts a lovely winter garden and garden terrace as well as a lift, bar and easy access on foot to the city centre. All 82 en suite bedrooms offer satellite TV and hairdrier. Due to the historic nature of Bruges, the street is too narrow for coaches so you will be dropped off 50 yards from the hotel entrance.
Please note that NOT all Continental Hotels have tea and coffee making facilities in the bedrooms. Tea and Coffee are NOT always served after dinner, it is left to the discretion of each hotel.
Coach from the UK
FRI 02 DECEMBER 16
From £279.00 per person
MON 05 DECEMBER 16
From £249.00 per person
FRI 09 DECEMBER 16
From £279.00 per person
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