Bruges – Venice of the North

Step back in time and appreciate the delights of the medieval city of Bruges, with enchanting tree-lined canals and splendid architecture. It is the ideal destination from which to explore Ghent and Ostend.

5 days from £499pp

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Your Tour Includes

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


Local departure by coach or Home Connect service, then to our hotel in Bruges for a four-night stay.

Enjoy free time to wander the beautiful cobbled streets of Bruges.

This perfectly-preserved medieval city has numerous sights to discover, including the UNESCO World Heritage Site city centre, museums and the Lake of Love.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast

Included Highlights

  • Bruges

Included excursion to the charming city of Ghent, often referred to as the historic heart of Flanders.

Ghent manages to combine medieval architectural wealth and idyllic charm within its city walls. From St. Michael’s bridge there is a wonderful view of the skyline of Ghent, which includes the three impressive towers of St. Nicholas’ Church and Sint Baafs Cathedral with its elaborate stone and marble naves. 

Explore the famous quayside of Graslei, lined with bars and restaurants. See the Castle of the Counts or why not enjoy a canal cruise.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast

Included Highlights

  • Ghent

Join us as we explore the charming seaside town of Ostend.

Stroll along the beautiful promenade or relax at the town’s numerous bars and restaurants, where you can sample one of the many beers Belgium is famed for.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast

Included Highlights

  • Ostend

Return home.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast


You will stay for four nights at the 4-star Le Bois de Bruges, centrally located in Bruges and within a few minutes walk of popular shops, cafés and restaurants.


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Value for Money

4.7 / 5

Hutton Magna Village Hall, 0 years ago

We could not fault the quality of the hotel, its restaurant, the breakfast buffet or the rooms. The staff were very helpful and friendly. I think where value for money fell down was in the itinerary planning: Day one- free in Bruges, fair enough and a day well spent. Day two - Ghent , Day three Ostend. Ghent is another fascinating town with lots to see but we were dropped about 15 minutes from the centre and asked to return to the coach by 2.30 ( I recall) so only about 2 1/2 hours in the centre with little time to get the feel of the place and have lunch as well. The latter part of the afternoon was given over to an extra paid for trip to the Menin Gate in Ypres. Day 3 Ostend was another time restricted visit - though if you’ve been to Ostend, that’s not a bad thing. I think it would have been better to do Ostend and Ypres on the same day and to have had much longer in Ghent on day two. The short durations maybe due to coach parking fees? Also information for Ghent and Ostend was sadly lacking. I can’t see why the coach couldn’t have town centre maps (freely available at the Tourist Information offices) instead of us taking time traipsing around following signs to the Tourist Information office, which I recommend. The gentleman in Ghent, when he learnt we only had a couple of hours drew us a route round the city which would take in the most interesting points in the time available. Top marks. Another useful leaflet would be the location of public toilets in the centres, which are far and few between and not readily identifiable. However, in conclusion, we did enjoy this tour, and if it offers the same hotel - Le Bios de Bruges - we would recommend it.

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John Pegg, 0 years ago

Excellent city, good hotel, good staff but spoilt by excessive travel and disorganised feeder system.

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Brian A Gallagher, 0 years ago

Great hotel

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Karen Shaw, 0 years ago

Value for money lovely hotel added bonus of trip to Ypres.

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Alice Murphy, 0 years ago

Had an amazing time . The transfers were super efficient, well organised . Very informative as to times , pick ups etc . Included tours amazing and added bonus of an extra tour . Hotel beautiful. Value for money without a doubt .

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Tan, 0 years ago

I had a fantastic time. The Driver Ben, was so helpful and informative. Hotel lovely. Everyone was so friendly. I am a middle aged, female solo traveller and I had the best time. Definitely recommend.

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We have recently returned from another Self Drive holiday to Llandudno, staying at the Marine Hotel. We had the most wonderful time - Hotel was again clean and comfortable and was beautifully warm (which was needed). All staff are wonderfully friendly and welcoming and we could not fault this holiday - we always enjoy our stay and cannot wait to return.


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