Bruges and Ghent

Your tour begins in the beautiful city of Bruges, where you can walk the quaint canals and enjoy all that the city has to offer. Whilst you explore the many wonders and visit the sights such as the Belfry and The Basilica of Holy Blood, why not enjoy a tasty treat and indulge in some scrumptious Belgian chocolates or try a famous Belgian beer? From our base in Bruges, discover the port city of Ghent, the ‘flower capital of Belgium’ and one of the country’s best kept secrets. You'll also have the opportunity to visit the quaint town of Ypres and experience the Last Post Ceremony at Menin Gate. This popular coach holiday will prove a delightful break for anyone wanting a taste of Belgium.

4 days from £429pp

Single Room Supplement from £189pp

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Your Tour Includes

  • 3 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • Local joining points
  • Porterage at the hotel

Itinerary

Please choose your preferred 4 day itinerary

Local departure by coach or Home Connect service, then to Bruges for a three-night stay.

This morning is at leisure for you to begin your exploration of Bruges with its canals, cobbled streets and shops selling the famous Belgian chocolate on almost every corner. The historic centre of Bruges is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a joy to explore. The Hotel Olympia is located around 1 mile from the historic centre of Bruges (approx. 20 – 30 minute walk). This afternoon spend further free time in Bruges or why not join our optional excursion to Ypres and the Last Post Ceremony? Spend time at leisure exploring the town centre and see the market square, dominated by the huge Cloth Hall, with its magnificent belfry. This evening pause at the Menin Gate, where the Last Post Ceremony is performed daily. The Menin Gate is a memorial dedicated to the missing and bears the names of 54,896 officers and men who died between 1914 and 15 August 1917. Every evening since 11 November 1929, buglers have sounded the emotive Last Post at 8pm beneath the archway. We return to the hotel after the Last Post Ceremony.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast

Included Highlights

  • Bruges

Optional Excursions

  • Ypres & The Last Post
    • 2024: £16.00pp
    • 2025: £17.00pp
    • 2026: £18.00pp

The optional excursions will be available to book during your tour.

Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in Euros (cash payments only).

Today we enjoy an included morning visit to Ghent. Affectionately known as the ‘Flower Capital of Belgium’, Ghent is a city of great elegance, boasting a wonderful legacy of medieval architecture and imposing monuments. The ‘Gravensteen’ or ‘Castle of the Counts’ was rebuilt by Philip of Alsace in the 12th century as a symbol of his power, and its battlements provide an interesting view of the city. Gent’s popular City Pavilion is a modern building, completed in 2012 by architects Robbrecht & Daem, and a contrast to the surrounding architecture, with its striking design and use of glass, wood and concrete in its construction. There will be free time for you to explore before we return to Bruges for an afternoon at leisure.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast

Included Highlights

  • Ghent

Return home.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast

Accommodation

You will stay for three nights at the 3-star, family-owned Hotel Olympia in Bruges, within walking distance of the local shops and the historic centre.


Hotel Olympia

Hotel Olympia

The friendly, family-owned Hotel Olympia is situated in a quiet neighbourhood on the western outskirts of Bruges, yet only around a 30-minute walk from the Grote Markt, and the shops and sights. Popular with Leger guests for many years, Valerie and her team will do their best to ensure a pleasant stay in this beautiful city. The hotel has a small bar, breakfast room on the first floor and lift to bedrooms. The hotel has 31 comfortable bedrooms with T.V., telephone, free WiFi and safe (at small additional cost). All rooms have walk-in shower.

Location: Magdalenastraat 16 Sint-Andries, 8200 Bruges,

Hotel Facilities

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General
  • 3 Star
  • English Speaking Staff
  • Guest Lounge
  • Bar
  • Lift
  • Central Location
Room
  • TV
  • Hairdryer
  • Extra Pillows and Blankets
  • Safe Box
  • Non-Smoking Rooms Available
  • Shower
  • Telephone
  • Free Wifi
Accessibility
  • Fridge Available for Medical Requirements
  • Ground Floor Rooms on Request
Transport
  • Bus Stop Nearby
  • Train / Tram Nearby
Service
  • Iron at Reception
  • Laundry Service
Hotel
  • English Speaking Staff
  • Guest Lounge
  • Bar
  • Lift
  • WiFi Available

Single Room Supplements

Single Room Supplement from £189.00

Reviews

4.6 Out of 5 ( 11 Reviews )

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Quality

4.1 / 5

Value for Money

4.1 / 5

Samantha Clarke, 9 months ago

The whole trip was fabulous from start to finish. Due to a change of circumstances I had to travel to and from Stop 24 alone which I must admit I was nervous about the return journey due to several coach changes but there was no need for concern as I was never left alone at any point. Our drivers, Ashley and John were brilliant. Our hotel was very good. The room was a good size with a comfortable bed, a safe and a nice bathroom. The breakfast was good and there was a small bar area. The trips were also very good, we did the trip into Ypres and Ghent. Ghent is beautiful and you could easily stay there all day. There really isn’t much at Ypres other than the ceremony at the Menin Gate which I suspect that was what most people were there for and therefore I felt the trip was too long. I would definitely do this trip again.

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Keith, 10 months ago

Beautiful destinations, lots of fun as well.

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John, 11 months ago

The holiday was excellent, the drivers from a company called Dews were very professional, friendly and helpful. The hotel was basic but the staff were excellent and always helpful. We have booked another holiday for next year to Italy, if it is as good as this one we will not be disappointed. Again really well done to the drivers who made the holiday excellent.

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Kathleen Allen Kathleen Allen, 11 months ago

the holiday was superb bruges and ghent were wonderful plenty to see

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Sc, 11 months ago

Lovely hotel, good location approx 15min walk to centre. Bruce and Kane (Shearings drivers) great and very informative. Would have liked longer in Ghent. Only reason preventing five stars is the journey time and number of changes from home to port / port to home.

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Mrs Julie Kerry, 11 months ago

Overhaul a very enjoyable long week-end.Hotel very good in a nice quiet residential area with good friendly staff.Trips very good.

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