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Day 1 - London to Bruges
We depart St Pancras International and travel by
Eurostar to Lille, where we continue by coach to Bruges.
We stay here for three nights at the wonderful Hotel Aragon or
Martin's Brugge, and tonight we dine at a traditional Flemish
Day 2 - A taste of historic Bruges
This morning we discover Bruges and its rich history during a
guided walking tour. Much of Bruges' beautiful medieval
architecture has been preserved, and the city's historic centre is
on the UNESCO World Heritage list. We then experience one of the
country's most popular exports, with a visit to a chocolate maker.
The rest of the day is free for you to explore Bruges as it is
decorated for the festive season. You may wish to explore the
charming Christmas Market, held in the city's main square. The
small array of stalls is filled with gift ideas including
chocolate, lace and local delicacies. Other options for this
afternoon could include a tour of one of Bruges' breweries, a
cruise along the pretty canals, or a visit to the Historium
Day 3 - Tyne Cot, Ypres and the Last Post
After a morning at leisure, we travel by coach to Ypres, a
medieval town that saw intense fighting during the First World War.
On the way we visit Tyne Cot Cemetery, which is Belgium's largest
war cemetery and one of the most famous sights associated with the
war. We also visit the compelling 'In Flanders Fields' Museum. The
fascinating museum details the invasion of Belgium, and the area's
subsequent trench warfare. Following this you have some free time
to perhaps explore Ypres' Christmas Market. Held in front of the
Cloth Hall, the small market is decorated with trees and fairy
lights, and offers many regional specialities along with warming
mulled wine. Later we dine together in a restaurant in Ypres,
before visiting the imposing Menin Gate. Here we see the moving
Last Post Ceremony.
Day 4 - Homeward bound
Following a leisurely morning, we leave Bruges by coach to
Lille, where we join the Eurostar to London.
These meals where shown are included in the price
of your holiday