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Beautiful Bruges at Christmas

 

Bruges
  • Overview

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    • Celebrate Christmas with a wonderful getaway to beautiful Bruges
    • Explore Brussels, with its dramatic Grand Place
    • Take a guided walking tour of Bruges
    • Spend time in pretty Ghent

    Enjoy the Christmas season in style, as we make our way to beautiful Bruges and celebrate Christmas in one of Belgium’s most beautiful cities! With three wonderful excursions to look forward to, we’ll get to explore the local area, including taking a guided city tour of Bruges, visiting grand Brussels and discovering lovely Ghent. Read More

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    • Great for - Christmas
    • Great for - Culture


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    Bruges is known for its dramatic medieval architecture, and we’ll get to enjoy a superb Christmas break here, staying at the Velotel hotel for a relaxing getaway. During our break, we’ll take three delightful included excursions, so we can admire the pretty seasonal scenery and decorations.

    We’ll begin with an excursion to Brussels, Belgium’s largest city and capital. We’ll have free time to explore the city, seeing sights such as the iconic Grand Place, the Cinquantenaire triumphal arch and the Royal Palace.

    On Christmas Eve, we’ll be treated to an excellent guided walking tour of Bruges, so we can find out more about this superb city. Bruges enjoys a fascinating past, which we’ll get to further explore during our guided tour. We’ll see the sights too, such as the famous Bruges Belfry, the Basilica of the Holy Blood and St Salvator's Cathedral.

    We’ll spend Christmas Day celebrating at our hotel, and on Boxing Day we’ll take a trip to nearby Ghent. Here, we’ll find a charming city with beautiful architecture and a relaxing atmosphere, as well as some fantastic attractions to take in!
  • Itinerary

    ITINERARY

    LOCATIONS


  • The Hotel

    YOUR HOTEL


    Velotel Bruges

    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 five minute drive.
    • All rooms are en suite, with TV, desk and safety deposit box
    • Lift access
    • Bar area
    • Restaurant
    • Garden
    • Terrace
    • Wi-Fi
    • Official four-star rating
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  • Excursions & Extras

    INCLUDED EXCURSIONS


    Bruges

    Bruges is an amazing city, with a wonderful culture and excellent architecture and history, and during this guided walking tour we’ll be able to find out more about its past. We’ll travel to the best parts of the city and will get to learn all about its history.

    Brussels
    Full Day: Brussels

    We’ll make our way to Brussels today, where we’ll be able to marvel at the dramatic sights this city is known for. The capital of Belgium, Brussels is home to a wide range of attractions, as well as boasting truly stunning architecture that ranges from medieval to postmodern.

    One of the most well-known attractions is the Grand Place square, which is surrounded by ornate guildhalls and is always filled with the hustle and bustle of Brussels. The Cinquantenaire Park with its triumphal arch is also a fantastic sight, as is the Basilica of the Sacred Heart and the Palace of Justice.

    While we’re in Brussels, we’ll also visit Planete Chocolat, where we’ll get to taste some of the incredible chocolate treats that are made there.

     

    Ghent
    Half Day: Ghent

    We visit the charming city of Ghent, comprising a mixture of French and Flemish, and often referred to as the historical heart of Flanders. Explore the narrow streets leading to fascinating squares during our excursion here.

    OPTIONAL EXCURSIONS


    Park with the Triumphal Arch in Brussels
    Brussels Guided City Tour
    As the capital of Belgium, Brussels is understandably large and this guided city tour will help us to explore some of the city’s best sights. We’ll be able to explore the city and learn more about its history and various sights.
    The Belfort tower, Sluis
    Half Day: Sluis

    Sluis, with its quaint atmosphere and typically Dutch style, is a wonderful place to visit. We’ll travel to this town in the Netherlands on an optional excursion, and will have a few hours to explore its attractions. These include an eye-catching Gothic belfry and a stone mill.

 


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What's included

  • Coach Travel
  • Five nights accommodation
  • Welcome drink
  • Daily breakfast, one Christmas lunch and five evening meals
  • Christmas Day lunch with glass of wine
  • Gala dinners on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
  • Live music and dancing after dinner on Christmas Day
  • Porterage
  • Three included excursions
  • Two optional excursions

Velotel Bruges

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 five minute drive.

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE HOTEL

Velotel Bruges

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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 five minute drive.
  • All rooms are en suite, with TV, desk and safety deposit box
  • Lift access
  • Bar area
  • Restaurant
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Wi-Fi
  • Official four-star rating
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  • British Travel Awards
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