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Christmas Markets of Bruges & Brussels

(Tour code: BRM6)Discover two wonderful Belgian cities on our festive tour

Explore two of Belgium's most popular cities - beautifully preserved Bruges and dynamic Brussels - on this atmospheric festive tour. Be sure to discover the gifts, crafts and mulled wine at their charming Christmas Markets.

4 days from£395per person
What’s Included
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Tour Highlights
  • Beautiful Bruges and its Christmas Market
  • Guided walking tour of Bruges
  • Chocolate-making demonstration
  • Excursion to Brussels
  • Brussels Christmas Market
What’s Included (Full details)
  • Standard Class Rail
  • 3* Hotel Accommodation
    Breakfast Every Day
    Selected Evening Meals
  • Optional Bag Concierge

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Additional Information Departure Times

Provisional departure and return times, where available, can be found together with our dates and prices by clicking on the 'Prices & Availability' button. We write to all booked customers approximately 10 weeks prior to the start of their tour to advise the exact departure and return time for their particular group.

Eurostar at St Pancras
Day 1

London to Bruges

We depart St Pancras International and travel by Eurostar to Lille, then continue by coach to Bruges. We stay here for three nights at the wonderful Novotel Brugge Centrum, and tonight we dine at a traditional Flemish restaurant.

Includes:
  • Dinner
Bruges
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 Christmas Market, held in the city's main square. The small array of stalls is filled with chocolate, lace and local delicacies. Other options for this afternoon could include a visit to one of Bruges' breweries, a stroll along the pretty canals, or a visit to the Historium museum.

Includes:
  • Breakfast
  • Tour of Bruges
Brussels
Day 3

Brussels Christmas Market

Today we travel by train to the Belgian capital of Brussels. Dating back to the 11th century, this is a city with plenty to offer; from its Art Nouveau architecture, to its range of plentiful museums and array of restaurants, bars and cafés. Your time here is free for you to explore; and one of the highlights is Brussels' main Christmas Market which is located around the Grand Place, one of Europe's most beautiful city squares. As you absorb the magnificent atmosphere around the 230 artisan stalls here, why not be tempted by some of the traditional Belgian chocolate on offer? A real highlight of the market takes place in the evening, when an hourly Sound & Light show illuminates the Grand Place and its spectacular architecture in all its glory.

Includes:
  • Breakfast
  • Brussels Christmas Market
Eurostar to London
Day 4

Homeward bound

Following a leisurely morning, today we leave Bruges by coach for Lille. Here we join the Eurostar to London.

Includes:
  • Breakfast

Please note

Please note that while every departure of this tour will feature the same excursions, the order may differ from that shown above.

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