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New Year in Bruges Venice of the North

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  • Spend time in Bruges, the ‘Venice of the North’
  • Enjoy a guided walking tour of medieval Bruges
  • Take a scenic drive along the Ostend coast
  • Make the most of fun-filled New Year celebrations

Enjoy a fantastic start to the year with a spectacular New Year break in Bruges. You'll step back in time as you appreciate the delights of this medieval city, with its enchanting narrow streets and alleys, tree-lined canals and splendid architecture. And you'll welcome in the New Year with new-found friends and fun-filled celebrations.

Bruges is filled with wonderful sights and attractions, and we’ll get the chance to explore many of them during our stay. Our New Year break will begin with free time to be enjoyed in the city centre, so we can discover the stunning medieval architecture here. We’ll also take an included guided walking tour of the city, to further explore its excellent attractions and landmarks.

On New Year’s Eve, we’ll take an included excursion along the fantastic Ostend coast to take in the superb scenery here. In the evening, we’ll celebrate the beginning of a new year with a fantastic gala dinner, with music and a glass of Champagne to enjoy.

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Velotel Bruges

This elegant hotel exudes a personal ambience combined with state of the art comfort. Despite a parkland location, the historical centre of Bruges is within a five minute drive.

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The Local Area

Included Excursions

Bruges Guided Walking Tour

Join us as we explore the beautiful and historic town of Bruges. We will enjoy a guided walk around the historical centre which will be a fantastic way to learn the culture and history of the town from a local. The charm of Bruges is in its historic houses and pretty canals that encircle the middle of town and we’ll explore these beautiful examples of centuries old buildings and infrastructure. On the tour we’ll also visit the city’s two most famous sights, the Church of Our Lady, with the second largest brickwork church tower in the world and the Market Square, which is surrounded by historical sites including the 12th century Belfry.

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Ostend Coast

Enjoy a scenic drive along the Ostend Coast, stopping at places of interest en route to the city of Ostend. Ostend is an excellent place to visit, with its galleries, pretty pier, and impressive Sint-Petrus-en-Pauluskerk cathedral. Explore at leisure to see the sights here.

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Optional Excursions

Half Day: Sluis

Visit the quaint Dutch town of Sluis on an optional excursion. Just over the border in the Netherlands Sluis has an attractive Gothic belfry and stone mill.

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Half Day: Ypres with Battlefields

Ypres’ location in Belgium made it a strategic centre for German forces during World War I, as it was seen as the gateway to the rest of Belgium, as well as being their entry into France. Due to this, a number of fierce battles took place in the city, which caused a tragic loss of life on both the German and allied sides.

We’ll be able to learn more about the events of World War I and their effects on Ypres during this interesting Battlefields tour, which will take us to some of the important monuments and locations in and around the Ypres area.

While we’re in Ypres, we’ll also get to admire the beautiful Cloth Hall, which dates from medieval times, as well as other attractions such as Saint Martin's Cathedral and the Menin Gate.

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