Brugges Christmas Markets

Brugges is one of the most beautiful towns in Europe 
                           4-day Coach Holidays
Departing                          December 16 
From                                  £249.00* per person

* Price shown: 05 Dec 2016

Bruges Christmas Market .....

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.

Belgium Travel service
Brugges Xmas Market
What The Price Includes
    • 3 nights Accommodation
    • Bed & Breakfast
    • An excursion to Ostend
    • Optional Guided walking tours of Bruges & optional Ghent Xmas Market excursion
    • Coach travel throughout
    • The services of a friendly Tour Manager
    • Porterage Included

Single rooms are available for a supplement 

Itinerary

Day 1

From your chosen joining point our feeder vehicle will take you to our designated interchange point where your holiday begins. 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. 

Days 2 and 3


At leisure in Bruges.

Spend your weekend at leisure, browsing the Christmas market stalls, on the main square, forming a ring around an open-air ice rink. Soak up the festive spirit then explore the city at leisure During your stay you make like to join our optional excursions available. Please note we have amended the itinerary to include the excursion to Ostend for shopping.


Ostend 

A half day excursion to explore Ostend open-air skating rink built around the main square. Ostend offers a fantastic choice for Christmas shopping, many shops & boutiques.


OPTIONAL EXCURSION


Ghent Christmas Market:

Join us for a visit to Ghent Christmas Market, set on St. Baafsplein, to enjoy the many lovely wooden chalet-style huts selling their Christmas wares, including decorations, candles, cards and other handicrafts. Ghent, with its marvellous cobbled streets and winding canals has much to offer as a city and especially at the Christmas Market.


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.


Day 4

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


Further Information

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.

Coach seating arrangements

Your seats on the main coach will be allocated for you in advance, taking into consideration any special requests wherever possible. Your Tour Manager or driver will advise you where to sit as you board the coach. This will be your seat for the duration of the tour. (Seats are not allocated on any connecting services to and from the main coach.)

Joining your holiday

Your final travel documents, including the exact time and place of departure, will be sent to you approximately 10 days prior to departure, providing all payments have been made. We are unable to give exact departure times before this.

Meal arrangements

Where meals are not included, your Tour Manager will ensure there are suitable stops made for you to purchase and enjoy lunch each day. 

Special requirements

If you have notified us of any special requirements, please check that they have been noted and acknowledged. This is especially important with any dietary needs you may have.

Disabled access

The majority of our tours involve a certain amount of walking, including a short walk from the coach stop to the town, attraction or venue you're visiting.  If you are bringing a wheelchair, please let us know at the time of booking so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

Acadamie Hotel, Bruges

Acadamie Hotel
Hotel Information
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.
Please note that NOT all Continental Hotels have tea and coffee making facilities in the bedrooms. Tea and Coffee are NOT always served after dinner, it is left to the discretion of each hotel.
Departure Details 
SOUTH ESSEX EuropeBritain
 BasildonTrafford House Coach Stop, Station Way08.1508.15
 BillericayBus Stop, Sun Corner, Laindon Road, near Fire Station08.2008.20
 ChalkwellPark bus stop, London Road07.4007.40
 GraysSocketts Heath, The Oak Public House, Lodge Lane08.5008.50
 HadleighBus stop, High Street opp old Fire Station07.5507.55
 Leigh-on-SeaBus stop, The Elms P.H. London Road07.5007.50
 PitseaBus Stop, Broadway, Gala Bingo Club08.1008.10
 RayleighOutside Railway Station07.4507.45
 ShoeburynessAsda bus stop, on North Shoebury Road07.1507.15
 Southend-on-seaVictoria Circus bus stops, back of Odeon/Sainsburys07.3007.30
 South BenfleetCoach Stop Layby, London Road Opp. Clare Road08.0008.00
 SouthchurchWhite Horse bus stop, Southchurch Road07.2507.25
 Thorpe BayOpposite Railway Station07.2007.20
 ThurrockM25 Services coach park09.1509.15
 WestcliffPalace Theatre, London Road07.3507.35
 WickfordHalls Corner, Opp. Police Station outside Curves08.0008.00
NORTH & EAST LONDON EuropeBritain
 BarkingLongbridge Road, Bus Stop EB, between
Faircross Avenue and Park Avenue
07.3507.35
 Buckhurst HillBus stop, outside Premier Inn07.0507.05
 DagenhamBus Stop Wood Lane, Opp. Morrisons07.4507.45
 Enfield TownBus Stop, Southbury Road (Opposite Rail Station,
Cont. Only ) (Adj. Rail Station, UK Only)
07.5010.15
 Gants HillBus Layby EV, outside Gants Hill Tube Station (A12)07.2507.25
 HornchurchNorth Street Queens Theatre Bus Stop, near Fire
Station
08.0508.05
 IlfordClements Road Bus Stop M, outside Empire College07.3007.30
 LoughtonHigh Road, Trapps Hill Bus Stop, Opp. Morrisons07.0007.00
 Ponders EndSouthbury Road, Bus Stop C (Glyn Rd)
(Tesco Side UK only)
07.5510.10
 RedbridgeOutside Tube Station07.2007.20
 RomfordSt Edwards Way, bus stop H07.5507.55
 UpminsterBus Stop A, Opp. Rail Station O/S. M&Co08.1008.10
 WalthamstowBus Stop opposite Hainault Court,
(after Snaresbrook Road) Lea Bridge Road
07.1507.15
 Woodford GreenBus stop opposite Castle Public House07.1007.10
 
NORTH & MID ESSEX EuropeBritain
 BrentwoodHoliday Inn Brook Street Car Park08.5008.50
 ChelmsfordA12 Springfield Services coach bay08.3008.30
 Clacton-On-SeaOutside Clacton railway station07.2007.20
 Clacton-On-SeaCrusader Business Park, Stephenson Road West07.3007.30
 ColchesterColchester North Railway Station Forecourt, Coach Stops, Stand A08.0008.00
 Frinton-On-SeaBus stop, Frinton Road adjacent to Rail station07.0007.00
 HarlowBus station, near Taxi rank08.2008.20
 Holland-On-SeaBus stop, Roaring Donkey public House07.1507.15
 Kirby CrossBus Stop by railway bridge, Clacton Road07.0507.05
 KelvedonBus stop, Outside The Institute, High Street08.1008.10
 Marks TeyBus stop, Fish & Chip shop, London Road08.0508.05
 WithamBus stop, the Old Post Office, Newland Street08.2008.20
 
HERTFORDSHIRE EuropeBritain
 BerkhamstedHigh St, Bus Stop WH Smith07.2509.30
 BirchangerM11 Services coach park07.4507.45
 Bovingdon (2015 Only)Hempstead Rd Bus Stop near Chiltern Jaguar07.2009.35
 CheshuntTurners Hill (B176), outside Tesco Metro08.1010.00
 HatfieldGalleria Centre, Main Entrance, Bus Stop Comet
End, Cavendish Way
07.1010.15
 Hemel HempsteadBus stop M, Bridge Street07.3009.45
 Kings Langley (2015 Only)High Street, O/S Royal Mail Sorting Office06.4509.55
 NorthchurchOld Grey Mare Site, Darrs Lane Bus Stop07.2009.25
 Potters BarBus Stop at junction of Southgate Road, opposite Highview Gardens07.3010.25
 TringBus Shelter near The Church07.1509.20
 St. AlbansBus Stop (13), St Peters Street, Thomas Cook07.0010.00
 South MimmsM25/A1M Services coach park07.2010.30
 Waltham CrossBus stop, Hertford Road btwn Bullsmoor Lane & Tollgate Road08.0010.05
 WatfordBus Interchange, Watford Junction Rail Station06.4010.00
 
SURREY & SUSSEX EuropeBritain
 BeddingtonBroadway Bus Stop, Opp. The Plough Pub07.0007.00
 Bexhill-On-SeaTown Hall Square, Bus Layby O/S. Town Hall06.4506.45
 BrightonSt Peters Church, Bus Stop, Richmond Place07.1007.10
 CarshaltonHigh Street Bus Stop, near Post Office07.0007.00
 CheamEwell Road, Bus Stop A, Broadway06.5006.50
 CrawleyBus station, Stand E, Friary Road07.3507.35
 CrowboroughEridge Road, Bus Layby near Jades Palace08.1008.10
 CroydonNestle Tower Bus Stop KC Park Lane Opp.
Fairfield Halls
07.0507.05
 EastbourneBus Stop, Outside Pier Entrance07.1007.10
 EwellLondon Road, Bus Stop, Opposite The Spring Hotel06.4506.45
 HailshamWe ask you to join at PolegateCALLCALL
 HastingsBus Stop, Outside Summerfields Sports Centre,
Bohemia Road
06.3006.30
 HoveBus stop outside Town Hall, Church Road07.0007.00
 Kingston-upon-ThamesBus Stops, outside Fairfield North Bus Terminus
opposite Bensons for Beds
06.3006.30
 Pease PottageM23 Services, coach park07.3007.30
 PolegatePolegate Cophall Services07.2007.20
 ReigateBus Stop R, Red Cross, London Road junct. with
Upper West Street
08.0508.05
 Shoreham-by-seaHigh Street, Bus Stop, Opp. Dominos Pizza06.4506.45
 SuttonBus stop L, opposite Police Station, Carshalton Road06.5006.50
 TolworthThe Broadway, bus stop F, outside M&S Food Hall06.3506.35
 UckfieldBus Station, outside Uckfield Club07.5507.55
 WorthingOutside Central Railway Station06.3006.30
 
KENT & SOUTH LONDON EuropeBritain
 AshfordChart Road (A292), Bus Stop, opposite the
Catholic Church
10.3007.30
 BeckenhamBus stop opposite Wimpy Bar, High Street07.1507.15
 BexleyheathBus stop outside Library, Townley Road08.1508.15
 BromleyBromley North Railway Station, Mitchell Way, O/S.
Northside House
07.2507.25
 CanterburyOutside Canterbury East railway station10.3507.40
 Chatham (UK Tours Only)Tesco Bus Stop, Adj. Gala Bingo, High Street (A2)n/a08.30
 Chatham (Cont. Only)Bus Stop, Outside Holiday Inn, Rochester Airport,
Maidstone Road
10.10n/a
 CrayfordOpposite Town Hall, Crayford Road08.2008.20
 DartfordBus Stop H, opp Waitrose, Home Gardens (County Courthouse)08.3008.30
 Dover (UK Only)Bus Stop A, outside Stagecoach Office, Pencester Roadn/a07.00
 Dover (Cont. Only)Eastern Docks Reception11.00n/a
 ElthamRail Station bus terminus, Well Hall Road07.5007.50
 Medway Services (Cont. Only)M2 Doverbound side10.15n/a
 Faversham (UK Tours Only)Bus stop, Canterbury Road (A2) opp Makenade Avenuen/a07.45
 FolkestoneBus stop by BP garage, Cheriton High Street/Firs Lane10.4507.15
 Gillingham (UK Tours Only)Bus Stop near Darland Ave/Esso Garage, Sovereign Boulevardn/a08.25
 GravesendBus Stop Opp. Sainsburys Petrol Station,
Wingfield Bank, off B262
10.0008.50
 MaidstoneChatham Road, bus stop adjacent to Moncktons Lane10.1508.00
 New ElthamFoots Cray Road, Bus Stop J, Opp. Railway Station07.5507.55
 Rainham (UK Tours Only)Bus Stop opposite Cricketers Public Housen/a08.15
 Rochester (UK Tours Only)Bus stop layby, rear of Dickens Centre, Corporation Streetn/a08.35
 SevenoaksBus Layby, Main Rd, O/S. Rail Stn, A224 London Rd08.4508.45
 SidcupBus Stop R, Elm Road. Opposite Morrisons08.0008.00
 Sittingbourne (UK Tours Only)Bus stop outside railway stationn/a08.00
 Strood (UK Tours Only)Bus Stop, Prince of Wales PH, Opp. Canal Roadn/a08.40
 TonbridgeQuarry Hill Parade, Bus Layby outside Lidl08.4008.40
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BEDFORDSHIREEuropeBritain
 DunstableLayby, Outside The Winston Churchill PH06.5009.05
 Leighton BuzzardOutside Halifax High Street06.3008.45
 LutonOutside Travelodge Hotel, junct 11 off M107.0009.15
 
NORFOLK, SUFFOLK & CAMBRIDGESHIREEuropeBritain
 AttleboroughBus Stop outside HSBC, near Queens Square06.5506.55
 BlythburghA12 Village Bus Stop Adj. Chapel Road07.0007.00
 CambridgeBus stop outside railway station07.0007.00
 DuxfordLayby opp Imperial War Museum (staff entrance) - A50507.1507.15
 FourwentwaysA11 services, Little Chef08.0008.00
 GorlestonLibrary, Lowestoft Road, Outside the Tramway PH06.1006.10
 Gt. YarmouthTemple Road, Coach Layby, Rear of Market Gate
Shopping Centre, Adj. The Troll Cart PH
06.0006.00
 IpswichOutside railway station07.3007.30
 KessinglandBus Stop, Post Office, London Road06.4506.45
 LowestoftO/S Chinese Rst, Opp. Station, Denmark Road06.3006.30
 MartleshamBus stop outside Tesco07.4007.40
 MildenhallA11 Barton Mills, Little Chef outside Travelodge07.3007.30
 NewmarketBus Stop outside National Horse Racing Museum07.4007.40
 NorwichBus stop, John Lewis store, All Saints Green06.3006.30
 PakefieldBus stop, London Road, Tramway Hotel06.4006.40
 ThetfordMinstergate Bus Interchange, Stand B07.1507.15
 WrenthamA12 Village bus stop06.5006.50
 WymondhamNational Express bus stop, Avenue Road, Fairlandhill06.4506.45
 YoxfordA12 Bus Stop, Culcott Close, Layby on Main Road07.1007.10
 
BUCKINGHAMSHIRE EuropeBritain
 AmershamBus stop on hill Avenure, Railway Station end07.0009.20
 Aston ClintonLayby Bus Stop Adj. The Bell PH07.0509.10
 Aylesbury Exchange St.Bus Shelters E2 & E306.4008.55
 Aylesbury BedgroveLayby on Camborne Avenue by Jansel Square06.5009.05
 BletchleyBus Station, Bay 606.1008.35
 CheshamBroadway Bus Stop07.1009.30
 HaddenhamFort End Bus Stop06.3008.50
 HazlemereA404 Opp. Three Horseshoes PH, Amersham Road06.5009.10
 High Wycombe CinemaEmpire Cinema Cressex, Bus Stop Layby06.3008.50
 High Wycombe Bus StationBus Station Bay 1806.4009.00
 Milton KeynesMidsummer Blvd Bus Shelter W3 o/s Chiquitos06.0008.25
 Princes RisboroughGeorge & Dragon P.H, High Street06.0508.30
 WendoverThe George & Dragon P.H, Aylesbury Road07.0009.15
 
OXFORDSHIRE EuropeBritain
 BicesterOutside JB Barbers, Market Square05.3007.45
 Oxford HeadingtonHeadington Opp. London Rd Post Office06.0508.10
 Oxford Pear TreePear Tree Services, in front of Waitrose05.5508.00
 ThameTown Hall Bus Stop High Street06.2508.40
 WheatleyM40 Services Junct. 8 Coach Layby Area06.1508.40

Departure Date
Price From

Fri 02 Dec 2016

Mon 05 Dec 2016

Fri 09 Dec 2016

£279.00

£249.00

£279.00

Special Rates for Groups.  Extra dates may be added, 

We can organise Private Group visits for parties of 45 or more.

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