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Ostend and Belgian Christmas Markets

5 days - from only £489pp


Ostend and 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.


  • 4 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • 4 evening meals
  • 5 drinks per person per day (wine, beer and soft drinks)
  • Porterage at hotel
  • Free local joining points

5 Day Itinerary

Please note: The Christmas market information provided is correct at the time of publication, and may be subject to change without notice, by the market organisers and local authorities.

  • 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. Traditionally held at Place Rihour, the Christmas market is decked out with lights and colour.

    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 tasty regional specialties and festive 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 popular Christmas markets.

    Explore the stalls dotted around the city centre, 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 in the pretty city centre. 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 goods ranging from traditional children’s toys 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 £69.00 (5 days).


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.

Joining points

Travel from most joining points is included within your coach holiday price.

See our full list of our joining points.