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Bruges, Lille & Brussels

 

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  • Overview

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    • Explore beautiful Christmas markets
    • Enjoy Christmas shopping in Lille
    • Admire the stunning festive decorations at the Brussels Christmas Market
    • Discover Bruges Christmas Market’s many stalls 

    Join us as we make the most of a fantastic break in Zeebrugge, with a chance to explore beautiful Christmas markets found in Lille, Brussels and Bruges. Treat yourself to some early Christmas shopping, indulge in delicious festive treats, and enjoy the excellent festive atmosphere at these superb European markets. Read More

    Great for:

    • Great for - City
    • Great for - Culture
    • Great for - History
    • Great for - Scenery
    • Great for - Walking


    Peaceful canal scene in Bruges

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    We’ll begin with an excursion to Lille in Northern France, where we’ll find a wonderful Christmas market filled with amazing sights, sounds and activities. With its festive atmosphere and pretty Christmas decorations, as well as a 50-metre high Big Wheel, the Lille Christmas Market is a superb place to visit.

    The next day, we’ll take a trip to Brussels in the afternoon and will be able to explore the city and the Christmas market here. Held on the famous Grand Place, this market is one of the best in Belgium and has something for absolutely everyone, including delicious foods, charming handcrafted trinkets and beautiful gifts.

    Our next excursion will take us to Bruges, famous for its grand medieval architecture, and we’ll spend time at the Christmas market here. This magnificent city comes to life in the winter months, with the many stalls offering everything from chocolates to superb Christmas presents.
  • Itinerary

    ITINERARY

    LOCATIONS


  • The Hotel

    YOUR HOTEL


    Ibis Styles, Zeebrugge

    Built in 2012, the ibis Styles i located close to Zeebrugge harbour and less than 30 minute drive from historic Bruges. There is an outdoor swimming pool (open seasonally) and a sun terrace.

    • All bedrooms have air-conditioning, telephone, radio, flat-screen television, safe, minibar and hairdryer
    • Lift
    • Lounge
    • Bar
    • Restaurant
    • Outdoor swimming pool (open seasonally)
    • Official 3-star rating
  • Gallery
  • Excursions & Extras

    INCLUDED EXCURSIONS


    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.
    Bruges
    Full Day: Bruges Christmas Market

    Bruges becomes the ultimate Christmas destination in the winter months, when a light dusting of snow and the city’s cobbled streets transform it into a beautifully quaint location. Enjoy some Christmas shopping at the fantastic Bruges Christmas Market, with its fairy-tale winter chalets, sparkling lights and festive decor making it a charming option.

    We’ll be able to buy everything from traditional toys for children to handmade jewellery and delicious chocolate treats, and there will also be an assortment of hot beverages to warm ourselves with. Afterwards, consider going ice skating on the rink, or take a horse and cart ride at leisure.

    Lille Christmas Market
    Full Day: Lille Christmas Market

    The Lille Christmas Market is always an exciting excursion, as the city of Lille is bedecked in Christmas decor and winter scenery at this time of year. With twinkling lights and festive wreaths, the market square will become home to a winter wonderland, complete with chalets serving delicious hot drinks and snacks, as well as stalls offering handmade wares.

    There will be all kinds of presents available to buy, with everything from gifts for children to trinkets that would be absolutely ideal for loved ones. There’s also a big wheel we can take rides on in order to enjoy excellent views over the city.

    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.
    Brussels
    Brussels Guided Coach Tour

    Brussels, the capital city of Belgium, is an excellent city filled with stunning scenery and architecture and, while visiting to see the Brussels Christmas Market, we’ll be given the option of enjoying a guided coach tour.

    This will take us past some of the many well-known attractions in the city, such as its historic centre, the Gothic town hall and the beautiful Museum of the City of Brussels. These, as well as many other attractions, will be the talking point for the tour, which will guide us through the city’s history.

    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!

What's included

  • Coach Travel
  • Four nights accommodation
  • Daily breakfast, three evening meals
  • Optional drinks package available
  • Porterage
  • Three included excursions
  • Three optional excursions

Ibis Styles, Zeebrugge

Built in 2012, the ibis Styles i located close to Zeebrugge harbour and less than 30 minute drive from historic Bruges. There is an outdoor swimming pool (open seasonally) and a sun terrace.

Learn more about the hotel

Ibis Styles, Zeebrugge

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Built in 2012, the ibis Styles i located close to Zeebrugge harbour and less than 30 minute drive from historic Bruges. There is an outdoor swimming pool (open seasonally) and a sun terrace.

  • All bedrooms have air-conditioning, telephone, radio, flat-screen television, safe, minibar and hairdryer
  • Lift
  • Lounge
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Outdoor swimming pool (open seasonally)
  • Official 3-star rating
  • 2
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  • British Travel Awards
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