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New Year in Bruges - Venice of the North

Holiday Highlights

  • Spend time in Bruges, the ‘Venice of the North’
  • Enjoy a guided walking tour of medieval Bruges
  • Take a scenic drive along the Ostend coast

Holiday Summary

5 days from only £414

Departs Tuesdays
4 nights
Board: Half Board

Per person. Based on two passengers

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What is Included?

  • Coach Travel
  • Four nights accommodation
  • Daily breakfast, four evening meals
  • Welcome drink
  • Porterage
  • Four-course buffet-style gala dinner on New Year's Eve
  • Musical entertainment and a glass of champagne to see in the New Year
  • Two included excursions

Enjoy a fantastic start to the year with a spectacular New Year break in Bruges. You'll step back in time as you appreciate the delights of this medieval city, with its enchanting narrow streets and alleys, tree-lined canals and splendid architecture. And you'll welcome in the New Year with new-found friends and fun-filled celebrations.

Bruges is filled with wonderful sights and attractions, and we’ll get the chance to explore many of them during our stay. Our New Year break will begin with free time to be enjoyed in the city centre, so we can discover the stunning medieval architecture here. We’ll also take an included guided walking tour of the city, to further explore its excellent attractions and landmarks.

On New Year’s Eve, we’ll take an included excursion along the fantastic Ostend coast to take in the superb scenery here. In the evening, we’ll celebrate the beginning of a new year with a fantastic gala dinner, with music and a glass of Champagne to enjoy.

Included Excursions

Bruges Guided Walking Tour
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Ostend Coast
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Optional Excursions

Half Day: Sluis
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Half Day: Ypres with Battlefields
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Your Hotel

Velotel, Bruges

Formerly known as the Apollo Arthotel, this elegant hotel exudes a personal ambience combined with state of the art comfort. Despite a parkland location, the historical centre of Bruges is within a 5-minute drive.

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Joining Your Holiday

This tour is available with departures from the following regions…

  • East Midlands
  • North East
  • North West
  • South East
  • South West
  • West Midlands
  • Yorkshire

We offer a number of ways to join our tours. Enter your postcode to see which are available to you…

Home Connect - we collect you from your home

For the ultimate in convenience and comfort, why not choose our Home Connect service?

Relax in the comfort of your own home, waiting for your driver to collect you from your front door and take you to meet your coach. Then at the end of your holiday we’ll take you home again - it’s that easy! When you book this service you’ll be given a collection time window, usually of approximately 30 minutes. This will be re confirmed when your tickets are issued.

Note: Home Connect is only available on Grand Tourer holidays travelling by coach.

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Tour Connect - easy connections at nearby locations

Try our Tour Connect Service for a hassle-free way to travel.

This service may incur a small supplement for those travelling from selected joining points and for customers booking within four weeks of departure.

We’ll pick you up by coach from a convenient joining point near you and take you to one of our interchanges. Here you’ll join your holiday coach and set off for a fantastic holiday.  When you've chosen your tour, give us a call and we'll let you know your approximate pick-up time.

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Direct Connect - make your own way to join the tour

Available from your area for this tour at no extra cost and car parking available for a small fee.

You can also choose to drive or get a lift direct to one of our coach interchanges. Our coach interchanges offer plenty of seating, toilet facilities, refreshments and a shop. They also provide car parking for your convenience for a small fee.

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Holiday Details

Day One - UK to Bruges
We travel to Belgium via Calais, and then make our way to Bruges for our four-night stay. (D)
Days Two to Four - Bruges
Spend the next three days at leisure in Bruges, known as 'Venice of the North', with its many bars, cafes and restaurants opening onto delightful squares in true cosmopolitan fashion. The peaceful Beguinage and the Lake of Love are perfect places to spend a quiet moment. Our included walking tour will allow you to get your bearings and introduce you to some of the many sights. Additionally, you'll enjoy a scenic drive along the Ostend coast.
Day Five - Bruges to UK
It’ll be time to say goodbye to Bruges today, as we travel back to Calais and then on to the UK before heading home. (B)

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