Bruges and Brussels Christmas Markets

Bruges and Brussels Christmas Markets

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Bruges and Brussels Christmas Markets

5 Days Starting and ending in Belgium

Visiting: Bruges, Antwerp, Brussels

Tour operator:

Shearings

Tour code:

w5mbb

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Physical rating:

Low

Age range:

8-99

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians

Tour operated in:

English

Activities:

Sightseeing, Walking

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Tour Overview

Step back in time and appreciate the delights of the medieval city of Bruges, with enchanting tree-lined canals and splendid architecture. It is the ideal destination from which to explore Ghent and Ostend.

Highlights

  • On this fabulous festive tour, we visit some of the best and most famous Belgian Christmas Markets

  • The Christmas markets add warmth and festive cheer to these beautiful places, alongside their famous guild houses and wonderfully charming squares.

  • Enjoy the famous sights, buildings and landmarks that create wonderful backdrops for the magical festivities.

Itinerary

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Day 1 : Departure

Location: Bruges

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: 4-star Hotel Le Bois de Bruges

Local departure by coach or Home Connect service to Bruges for four nights.

Day 2 : Bruges

Location: Bruges

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: 4-star Hotel Le Bois de Bruges

Meals Included: Breakfast

Today we enjoy an included excursion to the charming medieval city of Bruges. Bruges boasts quite a unique magic at this time of year, with its stunning buildings including the Gothic clock, town halls and medieval belfry, that dominate the beautifully illuminated and festive garland-filled main square. You will have free time to explore the Christmas Markets, which are magnificently brought to life, offering an assortment of handmade gifts, decorations, and food, including a tempting array of Belgian chocolates made especially for Christmas.

Day 3 : Antwerp

Location: Antwerp

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: 4-star Hotel Le Bois de Bruges

Meals Included: Breakfast

Today we travel into Antwerp on our optional excursion. Famous for being the diamond capital of the world and one of the fashion cities of Europe, Antwerp is both stylish and confident. You will have time at leisure to explore the charming narrow streets, spacious squares and elegant boutiques which ensure Antwerp remain typically Flemish in character.

Day 4 : Brussels

Location: Brussels

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: 4-star Hotel Le Bois de Bruges

Meals Included: Breakfast

After a leisurely morning and time for lunch in Bruges, we enjoy a visit to Brussels where the Christmas Markets brighten this already vibrant city, with its charming streets and squares transformed into a winter wonderland. The Christmas markets are bursting with continental atmosphere, and the quaint snow-topped roofs of the wooden chalets offer an array of festive delights.


In the Grand Place itself, one of the world’s most beautiful squares, admire the stunning baroque façades of the guild houses and Town Hall, all illuminated and dressed in festive garlands. The square’s famous cobbles host a fabulous Christmas tree. To keep you in the festive mood, why not try skating on the open-air ice rink, take a ride on the giant Ferris wheel, or join us for an optional Brussels Orientation tour to show you the highlights of the city. We return to our hotel later this evening.

Day 5 : Home

Location: Brussels

Meals Included: Breakfast

Today we return home.

What's Included

  • Accommodation

    As detailed in the itinerary

  • Additional Services

    Travel from a wide range of joining points across the UK is included within your coach holiday price; some carry a supplement. Please contact us for our full list of joining points.

  • Meals

    As detailed in the itinerary

  • Transport

    Comfortable, air-conditioned motorcoach

  • Porterage at Hotels

What's Not Included

Accommodation

You will stay for four nights at the 4-star Hotel Le Bois de Bruges. The hotel is located in the heart of the historic city, within walking distance of the main attractions.

Check out our Q&As

  • Are children permitted to take part in the tour?

    Yes, 8 years or above

  • Is the tour coach air conditioned?

    Yes

  • Will I know the names and details of all the accommodation before I depart?

    Yes

  • Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

    Yes

  • Is there a limit to luggage that can be brought on the tour?

    Your allowance is one medium sized suitcase per person, which should weigh no more than 20kg when full. Hand luggage should be stored in the overhead racks aboard the coach.

  • What is the fitness level required to do this tour?

    Low

  • Will there be an escort accompanying this tour?

    You can be assured of a high level of service and reliability from our expert-trained coach crews, who will be on hand to assist and escort you along the way

  • Is there any free time to explore places during the tour?

    As detailed in the itinerary

Book with Confidence

  • Low Deposit

    Shearings requires a minimum deposit of 75 GBP per person or the full booking value, whichever is less, with the final balance not due until 56 days before departure.

  • Cancellation Policy

    We don't charge a cancellation fee, here is a summary of shearings charges.

    Up to 56 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of deposit.

    At 55 days before tour starts: Forfeit 50% of booking price.

    At 42 days before tour starts: Forfeit 75% of booking price.

    At 21 days before tour starts: Forfeit 90% of booking price.

    At 14 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of booking price.

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