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Ostend Scenic Coast and Bruges

 

Riverboats in canal of Bruges
  • Overview

    highlights

    • Take in the sights of historical Bruges, with its enchanting narrow streets, tree-lined canals and splendid architecture
    • Explore charming Veurne on market day
    • Enjoy a scenic drive along the nearby Flemish coastline

    For a fantastic European short break, join us as we travel to Ostend and enjoy a great time away in this popular seaside resort, complete with an optional drinks package at the Royal Astrid Hotel. We’ll explore medieval Bruges and will visit the bustling Veurne Market to buy souvenirs of our stay. Read More

    Great for:

    • Great for - Beach
    • Great for - Scenery
    • Great for - Seaside
    • Great for - Shopping


    Floral clock in Leopold Park
      
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    Travelling to Northern France, we’ll make our way to our hotel in Ostend and will settle in, making the most of our time on holiday. The next day will begin with an exciting trip into Bruges, famous for its iconic medieval belfry and beautiful architecture.

    After this, we’ll enjoy an included trip to the Veurne Market, held on the busy market square. Surrounded by stunning neo-Renaissance buildings, this market is always a delight, as we’ll be able to buy everything from souvenirs to local produce here. We’ll then take a relaxing coastal drive to enjoy the scenery in this part of Belgium.
  • 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 historic 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.

    Veurne market
    Half Day: Veurne Market & Coastal Drive
    The Belgian city of Veurne is known for its large market square, which is surrounded by beautiful Renaissance-style buildings, one of which - the belfry - is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. There is of course a regular open-air market held at the square each week, and we’ll get the chance to visit during our holiday. We’ll be able to shop for souvenirs and mementoes of our break, as well as enjoying the busy atmosphere here.

    After our time at the Veurne Market, we’ll take a pleasant scenic coastal drive in order to soak up the wonderful views.

    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.
    Last Post
    Evening: Ypres & the Last Post

    Ypres was the sight of intense fighting during World War I due to the town’s position - it was the gateway to Belgium and France for German forces. Due to the sheer level of fighting which occurred in the town, it saw tens of thousands of casualties throughout the various battles which took place in Ypres, and so it was decided once the war ended that a memorial be built to commemorate those who lost their lives and have no known graves.

    This monument is the Menin Gate, and during our visit we’ll get to stay to watch the Last Post - the bugle call which is carried out every night at 8pm to give thanks to those who fought so bravely.

    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!



    EXTRAS

    Optional drinks package £34 per person
    Enjoy five free drinks on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings, from a choice of beer, wine and soft drinks.

 


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What's included

  • Coach Travel
  • Four nights accommodation
  • Daily breakfast, four evening meals
  • Optional drinks package available - £34 per person
  • Porterage
  • Two 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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