2016 Breathtaking Bruges

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                                                                                                                               Venice of the North 

Bruges – often described as the ‘Venice of the North’ was untouched by the industrial revolution that ravaged other European cities in the 19th century. With its lacework of narrow cobbled streets, gabled houses and tree lined canals, together with the friendliness of the Flanders people, Bruges is one of the most beautiful towns in Europe. You can stroll through the old streets or take a delightful trip on the canals. Time seems to stand still in these unspoilt surroundings where lace makers work at their intricate craft. You can still watch the horse drawn carriages and taste the handmade chocolates.

 

Highlights 

 

• Hotel for 3 nights with breakfast

• Welcome Drink on arrival

• City Centre hotel

• 2 Optional excursions

• December Weekends are Xmas Market Specials

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Your Hotel
Acadamie Hotel, Bruges

The 4 star Academie Hotel is situated right in the historic “golden triangle” of Bruges. The hotel boasts a lovely winter garden and garden terrace as well as a lift, bar and easy access on foot to the city centre. All 82 en suite bedrooms offer satellite TV and hairdryer. Due to the historic nature of Bruges, the street is too narrow for coaches so you will be dropped off 50 yards from the hotel entrance. 

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Your Itinerary 

Friday: After joining your holiday coach, we make our way to Dover for the short sea crossing to Calais. We then drive the short distance to Belgium and onto our hotel in Bruges for our 3 night stay with a welcome drink on arrival. Room and breakfast. 

Satruday & Sunday – At leisure in Bruges.

Explore the many delights of Bruges, one of the best preserved cities in Europe. Life in Bruges is centred around the Zand Market Square, bordered by historic houses, old guildhalls, restaurants and the market buildings. You make like to join our optional excursions available during your stay.

Optional Excursions

Ostend & Sluis
We first make our way to the lively and bustling resort town of Ostend, known as the Queen of the Belgian Coast. A popular resort for the British now for many years and there is much to see and do around both the harbour and town. Early afternoon we leave Ostend and follow the coastline north to visit the charming little town of Sluis, just over the border into Holland, complete with its working windmill.

Optional Bruges Walking Tour & Canal Cruise
Join our guided walking tour and canal cruise. All the major sights are closeby and a gentle stroll through level streets is the ideal way to appreciate this historic town. A network of canals plays an important part in Bruges today. The cruise allows you to see a very different aspect of the town. 

Monday: Late morning, we travel back through Belgium and France to Calais for our return to England. 

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N.B. Please note that this itinerary was produced well in advance of the forthcoming holiday season and that all optional activity prices and excursion content were correct at that time but could have been subject to change in the meantime. We reserve the right to make any changes necessary without prior notification. 

Departure DateTour RefHotelBrochure PriceWeb PriceDaysSingle SupptAvailable 
Fri 29-Apr-2016ABR0429 1Academie Hotel£289.00 £279 4£125.0010+
Fri 13-May-2016ABR0513 1Academie Hotel£299.00 £289 4£125.0010+
Fri 24-Jun-2016ABR0624 1Academie Hotel£299.00 £289 4£125.0010+
Fri 22-Jul-2016ABR0722 1Academie Hotel£299.00 £289 4£125.0010+
Fri 05-Aug-2016ABR0805 1Academie Hotel£299.00 £289 4£125.0010+
Fri 16-Sep-2016ABR0916 1Academie Hotel£299.00 £289 4£125.0010+
Fri 07-Oct-2016ABR1007 1Academie Hotel£289.00 £279 4£125.0010+
Fri 04-Nov-2016ABR1104 1Academie Hotel£279.00 £269 4£125.0010+

 

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