5 days - from only £409pp

ABOUT THE TOUR

Ostend & Belgian Christmas Markets

Enjoy a festive break to Ostend, staying at the Hotel Royal Astrid. We’ll get to explore Ostend, as well as making our way to the festive markets in Lille, Brussels and Bruges to explore Belgium and nearby France.

TOUR INCLUDES

  • 4 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • 4 evening meals
  • Porterage at hotel
  • Free local joining points

5 Day Itinerary

  • Day 1:

    Local departure by coach or Home Connect service then to Ostend for four nights.

    Included meals: Dinner

  • Day 2: Lille

    We’ll begin our break with an exciting day out to nearby Lille in Northern France, where we’ll find a magical winter wonderland, complete with beautiful decorations and over 80 wooden chalet-style stalls to peruse. Father Christmas may even be there!

    Traditionally held at Place Rihour it is adourned with decorations, colourful lights and market stalls. In the main square a huge ferris wheel is erected giving visitors a chance to view Lille in all it's festive glory.

    This historical city comes to life at this time of year, and we’ll be able to buy Christmas presents and treat ourselves to some wonderful souvenirs.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Lille Christmas Markets

    Lille Christmas Markets

    Included Highlights

    • Lille Christmas Markets
  • Day 3: Brussels

    This morning we will have free time in Ostend to explore all the town has to offer. Later in the day, we head to Brussels, where we’ll find one of Belgium’s most spectacular Christmas markets.

    There will be hundreds of stalls to explore, each selling a range of tasty treats and handcrafted items. Don’t forget to indulge in some mulled wine!

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Brussels Christmas Markets

    Brussels Christmas Markets

    Included Highlights

    • Brussels Christmas Markets
  • Day 4: Bruges

    Today we head to beautiful Bruges, famous for its medieval architecture, where we’ll get to spend time at the pretty Christmas market.

    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.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Bruges Square at Christmas

    Bruges Christmas Markets

    Included Highlights

    • Bruges Christmas Markets
  • Day 5:

    Return home.

    Included meals: Breakfast

Single Room Supplement from £49.00 (5 days).

Hotels

You will stay for four nights at the 3-star Royal Astrid Hotel in Ostend, which provides comfortable accommodation within easy reach of the shops, bars, harbour and parks. The cosy bar with fireplace is the perfect place to unwind with a drink in the evening.

  • Royal Astrid Hotel

    The 3-star Hotel Royal Astrid provides comfortable accommodation within easy reach of the shops, bars, harbour and parks of Ostend. The cosy bar with fireplace is the perfect place to unwind with a drink in the evening.

    • Swimming Pool
    • Bar
    • Restaurant
    • TV
    • Bath and/or Shower

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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