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Excellent festive getaways...

Lille, Brussels & Bruges

 

Bruges at night
  • Overview

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    • Experience the enchanting Christmas markets of Northern France and Belgium  
    • Celebrate the festive season with trips to the fantastic Lille, Brussels and Bruges Christmas Markets
    • Pick up Christmas gifts for loved ones in the winter wonderlands of these Christmas Markets, or treat yourself to something special!

    Bruges is a fantastic destination at any time of year, but at Christmas it comes alive with bustling Christmas Markets that are filled with festive decorations and wonderful souvenirs. On this European coach tour, we’ll be based in this historic city, which happens to be one of the oldest medieval cities in the whole of Europe.  Read More

    Great for:

    • Great for - Food & Drink
    • Great for - History
    • Great for - Shopping
    • Great for - Walking


    Bruges centre
      
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    We’ll visit three of the best Christmas Markets in the nearby area during our holiday. The first will be the attractive Lille market, which can be found in Northern France. Each year, the town’s main square is transformed into a winter wonderland, with a Ferris wheel and a huge Christmas tree. 

    There will be all kinds of stalls selling any manner of souvenirs and keepsakes for the Christmas season, so we’ll be able to pick up gifts and mementoes during our full day in Lille. 

    The next day, after a morning at leisure which can be spent touring the local area or simply relaxing, we’ll travel to Brussels in the evening to enjoy the festive atmosphere. With bright Christmas lights, excellent Christmas shops and stalls, and the much-loved Winter Wonders attraction, this market is one of the best. There will be light and sound shows, a Ferris wheel, an ice rink and more. During this tour, we’ll also be able to enjoy an optional guided coach tour of the market and surrounding areas. 

    On our final day before departure, we’ll spend a full day at the Bruges Christmas Market. As though stepping back in time, we’ll find ourselves surrounded by festive decorations. There will be wooden stalls filled with delicious chocolate treats, as well as the decorative lace Bruges is so well-known for, and much more. While we’re there, we’ll be offered an optional guided walking tour of Bruges to learn more about the local history.
  • 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 Christmas Market
    When it comes to Christmas markets in Belgium, the Bruges market is without a doubt one of the best. The natural beauty of this historic capital city is second to none, and it’s only emphasised by the pretty twinkling lights of the Christmas market. Bruges is well-known for its delicious chocolate, and this Christmas market will certainly not disappoint on this front!

    Brussels Christmas Market
    Brussels Christmas Market
    After lunch we’ll journey to the nearby Brussels Christmas Market by coach to spend the late afternoon and evening enjoying the holiday spirit. The Winter Wonders Christmas Market is always a sight for sore eyes, with its illuminations and fun, festive decorations. Watch as people skate around the ice rink, or enjoy a trip on the Big Wheel to look out over Brussels. Don’t forget to indulge in some mulled wine and other Christmas treats from the many stalls at the market, and be sure to take lots of pictures! Whilst in Brussels there will be the opportunity to join our optional guided city tour.
    Lille Christmas Market
    Lille Christmas Market

    Lille's elegant medieval centre fully embraces the Christmas spirit. Traditionally held at Place Rihour it is adourned with decorations, colourful lights and market stalls. In the main square a huge ferris wheel is erected giving visitors a chance to view Lille in all it's festive glory.

    OPTIONAL EXCURSIONS


    Bruges
    Bruges Guided Walking Tour
    Bruges is a fascinating city, and we’ll be able to enjoy a guided walking tour of the city while we’re there. This will provide us with more information about the city, as well as showing us some of the most famous attractions and landmarks.
    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
    Sluis
    From Bruges we’ll make our way to Sluis in neighbouring Holland, where we’ll have free time to explore this enticing town. With its popular shopping areas and lovely atmosphere, it’s easy to fall in love with this excellent destination. Sluis is often thought of as the most Flemish town in the Netherlands, and its Flemish-style belfry certainly proves this!

 


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What's included

  • Channel crossing
  • Coach travel
  • Four nights accommodation at the Velotel in Bruges
  • Daily breakfast, two evening meals and one lunch
  • Three included excursions
  • Three 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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