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.

5 days from £539pp

Single Room Supplement from £79pp

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Your Tour Includes

  • 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


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.

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

Included Meals

  • Dinner

We 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 specialities and festive souvenirs.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Included Highlights

  • Lille Christmas Markets

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

Included Highlights

  • Brussels Christmas Markets

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

Included Highlights

  • Bruges Christmas Markets

Return home.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast

Single Room Supplement from £79.00 (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.

Royal Astrid Hotel

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.

Location: Wellingtonstraat 15 8400 Oostende, Ostend,

Hotel Facilities

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  • 3 Star
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Indoor Swimming Pool
  • Lift
  • Sauna or Steam Room
  • TV
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe Box
  • Fridge
  • Shower
  • Free Wifi
  • Disabled Rooms Available
  • Bus Stop Nearby
Food & Drink
  • Vegetarian Meals On Request
  • Gluten Free Meals on Request
  • Lactose or Dairy Free Menu
  • Vegan Menu
  • Iron at Reception
  • Dogs Allowed on Request
  • Swimming Pool
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Lift
  • WiFi Available

Single Room Supplements

Single Room Supplement from £79

Our customer service reviews

Rated 4.4 / 5

Based on 4985 reviews

1 hour ago

Found the Front of House Manager Vicky (if she was) very rude and confrontational. Deeply disappointed that the lift was out of order and having to climb 4/5 flights of stairs to reach my room. Being almost 83 and having walking difficulties I had to make sure I had everything each morning to avoid going up the stairs unnecessarily. Chris the driver was very helpful and polite at all times and tried to cater for everyone's needs.


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driver (Chris) was excellent, above and beyond helpful.

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2 hours ago

Had really nice time, met some lovely people and well looked after the Shearing's staff. Trips were both enjoyable and very informative, Would definitely recommend and will be booking again. An all round good value for money holiday.

Mr R Singh

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