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Bruges and Ghent

4 days - from only £319pp

ABOUT THE TOUR

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. With the opportunity to also visit the quaint town of Ypres and experience the Last Post Ceremony at Menin Gate. The 5-day tour also offers a morning in Ostend. This popular coach tour will prove a delightful break for anyone wanting a taste of Belgium.

TOUR INCLUDES

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

4 Day Itinerary

  • Day 1:

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

  • Day 2: Bruges & Ypres

    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. 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

    Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.

    2022 2023
    • Ypres & The Last Post
    £16.00 £17.00

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

    Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in cash in Euros (for tours to Europe) or Sterling (for UK tours).

  • Day 3: Ghent

    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 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

    Ghent

    Ghent

    Included Highlights

    • Ghent
  • Day 4:

    Return home.

    Included meals: Breakfast

Single Room Supplement from £125.00 (4 days).

Hotels

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

    The friendly, family-owned Hotel Olympia, is situated in a quiet neighbourhood on the western outskirts of Bruges, yet only around 30 minutes-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 Wi-Fi and safe (at small additional cost).

    • English Speaking Staff
    • Guest Lounge
    • Bar
    • Lift
    • WiFi Available
    • TV
    • Hairdryer
    • Bath and/or Shower
    • Telephone

Joining points

Travel from most joining points is included within your coach holiday price; some carry a supplement of £20pp. To find your nearest joining point, search using your postcode below.

See our full list of our joining points.

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