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Enjoy a fantastic festive break!

Ostend Drinks Inclusive at Christmas

 

Ostend at night
  • Overview

    highlights

    • Celebrate the festive season in bustling Ostend
    • Discover beautiful Brussels, famous for the Grand Place
    • Admire Bruges, the ‘Venice of the North’
    • Enjoy a scenic drive to coastal Sluis

    Join us for a magical Christmas break in Ostend, known for its wonderful atmosphere and excellent location. We’ll spend time celebrating this amazing time of year at the Royal Astrid Hotel, as well as visiting nearby destinations with our excursions, including Brussels, Bruges and Sluis. Read More

    Great for:

    • Great for - Christmas
    • Great for - History
    • Great for - Scenery
    • Great for - Seaside


    The Belfort tower, Sluis
      
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    Our first excursion will take us to bustling Brussels, which will be decked with festive decorations. Admire the beautiful architecture here, as well as visiting the famous Grand Place with its medieval guildhalls.

    On Christmas Eve, we’ll make our way to Bruges, the ‘Venice of the North’. This charming city is so-called for its intricate network of canals, which lend the city a beautiful backdrop. Discover Bruges’ many historical sights during our time here, such as the medieval belfry, the beautiful Church of Our Lady and the Provinciaal Hof.

    We’ll celebrate at our hotel with like-minded holidaymakers on Christmas Day, with excellent entertainment and delicious festive meals. On Boxing Day, we’ll enjoy a morning’s scenic drive to Sluis, located in Zeelandic Flanders. This lovely town boasts a wonderfully Flemish atmosphere, and also has many sights to take in.

    It will then be time for our Christmas break to come to an end, as we make our way home after a great time away.
  • Itinerary

    ITINERARY

    LOCATIONS


  • The Hotel

    YOUR HOTEL


    Royal Astrid Hotel

    • Royal Astrid Hotel
    • Royal Astrid Hotel
    The Royal Astrid Hotel in Ostend provides comfortable accommodation within easy reach of the shops, bars, harbour and parks. The cosy bar with fireplace is the perfect place to unwind with a drink in the evening.
    • All bedrooms have private facilities, including hairdryer, cable TV, phone and safe
    • Lounge
    • Mozart restaurant serving buffet breakfast and 3-course dinner
    • Bar
    • Indoor pool, sauna and steam room
    • Lift access
    • Official three-star rating

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  • Excursions & Extras

    INCLUDED EXCURSIONS


    Bruges centrre with horses
    Full Day: Bruges

    Enjoy the exquisitely preserved medieval city of Bruges during this excursion. Charming Bruges is known for its winding cobbled streets, pretty gabled houses and attractive tree-lined canals, each crossed by a humpback bridge.

    We’ll spend a full day in Bruges and will be able to explore the city at leisure, enjoying its architecture and historical details. Whether we choose to simply soak up the atmosphere here and admire the scenery, or visit one of the city’s many attractions - such as its medieval belfry - we’re sure to have a lovely time.

    Brussels
    Full Day: Brussels

    Explore Belgium’s beautiful capital city Brussels, where one of the must-see sights is the stunning Grand Place, considered to be one of the most beautiful squares in Europe. This central square in Brussels is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is absolutely stunning - the architecture is some of the best in the whole of the city.

    There are a number of notable buildings surrounding the Grand Place, including the Town Hall, Guildhalls and the Museum of the City of Brussels. Of course, there are many other worthy attractions in Brussels, including the Cinquantenaire triumphal arch, the Basilica of the Sacred Heart and the Palace of Justice. We’ll get to see some of these attractions while touring the city at leisure.

    The Belfort tower, Sluis
    Half Day: Sluis and Coastal Drive

    We travel along the coast to reach Sluis, a lovely town with lots of things to do, from visiting the windmill fortress in the town centre to seeing Sluis’ Gothic Belfort.


          

    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.
    Ypres
    Half Day: Ypres

    We'll take a trip to Ypres today to explore this incredibly historical town in Belgium. Ypres is home to a great many fascinating sights, such as the 13th century Cloth Hall and Saint Martin’s Cathedral, which features remarkable Gothic architecture.

    During our time in Ypres, we’ll be able to tour these attractions at leisure, as well as enjoying walks through the town to see the local sights.




    EXTRAS

    Festive package
    Enjoy a wonderful festive package at your hotel, including a traditional Christmas dinner and a festive entertainment programme. 

 


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What's included

  • Return coach travel
  • Five nights accommodation
  • Daily breakfast, five evening meals
  • Christmas Eve gala dinner with music and dancing, with included wine, beer and soft drinks until 02.00
  • Christmas Day lunch, with included beer, wine and soft drinks included until 16.00
  • Porterage
  • Three included excursions
  • Three optional excursions
Royal Astrid Hotel

Royal Astrid Hotel

The Royal Astrid Hotel in Ostend provides comfortable accommodation within easy reach of the shops, bars, harbour and parks.

Learn more about the hotel

Royal Astrid Hotel

  • Royal Astrid Hotel
  • Royal Astrid Hotel
The Royal Astrid Hotel in Ostend provides comfortable accommodation within easy reach of the shops, bars, harbour and parks. The cosy bar with fireplace is the perfect place to unwind with a drink in the evening.
  • All bedrooms have private facilities, including hairdryer, cable TV, phone and safe
  • Lounge
  • Mozart restaurant serving buffet breakfast and 3-course dinner
  • Bar
  • Indoor pool, sauna and steam room
  • Lift access
  • Official three-star rating

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  • British Travel Awards
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