Bruges – Venice of the North

Bruges – Venice of the North

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Bruges – Venice of the North

5 Days Starting and ending in Belgium

Visiting: Bruges, Ghent, Ostend

Tour operator:

Shearings

Tour code:

wbvn

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

  • Step back in time and appreciate the delights of the medieval city of Bruges

  • Enchanting tree-lined canals and splendid architecture.

  • It is the ideal destination from which to explore Ghent and Ostend.

Itinerary

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Day 1 : Arrive In Bruges

Location: Bruges

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: 4-star Le Bois de Bruges

Local departure by coach or Home Connect service, then to our hotel in Bruges for a four-night stay.

Day 2 : Bruges

Location: Bruges

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: 4-star Le Bois de Bruges

Meals Included: Breakfast

Enjoy free time to wander the beautiful cobbled streets of Bruges.

This perfectly-preserved medieval city has numerous sights to discover, including the UNESCO World Heritage Site city centre, museums and the Lake of Love.

Day 3 : Ghent

Location: Ghent

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: 4-star Le Bois de Bruges

Meals Included: Breakfast

Included excursion to the charming city of Ghent, often referred to as the historic heart of Flanders.

Ghent manages to combine medieval architectural wealth and idyllic charm within its city walls. From St. Michael’s bridge there is a wonderful view of the skyline of Ghent, which includes the three impressive towers of St. Nicholas’ Church and Sint Baafs Cathedral with its elaborate stone and marble naves. 

Explore the famous quayside of Graslei, lined with bars and restaurants. See the Castle of the Counts or why not enjoy a canal cruise.

Day 4 : Ostend

Location: Ostend

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: 4-star Le Bois de Bruges

Meals Included: Breakfast

Join us as we explore the charming seaside town of Ostend.

Stroll along the beautiful promenade or relax at the town’s numerous bars and restaurants, where you can sample one of the many beers Belgium is famed for.

Day 5 : Return Home

Location: Ostend

Meals Included: Breakfast

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 Le Bois de Bruges, centrally located in Bruges and within a few minutes walk of popular shops, cafes and restaurants.

Check out our Q&As

  • Is the tour coach air conditioned?

    Yes

  • Are children permitted to take part in the tour?

    Yes, 8 years or above

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

    Yes

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

    As detailed in the itinerary

  • 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.

  • Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

    Yes

  • 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

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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