2020 Bruges Christmas Markets
Beautiful medieval squares lit with colourful lights, pleasant shopping at the typical Christmas market or in the magically decorated shopping streets, skating on the ice rink on the Grote Markt, or just enjoy the atmosphere in the many restaurants and cafes with nice food and hot chocolate!
Colourful lights illuminate festive stalls Grote Markt and on Simon Stevinplein crammed with Christmas goodies, where shoppers can browse tables laden with elegantly-packaged chocolates, brightly-coloured sweets and unusual hand-made decorations. Your included excursion to Brussels will round this festive weekend off nicely.
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
DAY 1 - From your chosen joining point our feeder vehicle will take you to your designated interchange point where your holiday begins. After joining your holiday coach, travel to Dover for the short sea crossing to Calais. Continuing the short distance to Belgium and onto your hotel in Bruges for a 3 night stay with breakfast.
DAYS 2 & 3 - At leisure in Bruges with one included excursion
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 may like to join our optional excursions available - details from your driver for an optional visit to The Choco Story and a Brewery visit.
The Winter Wonders event takes place in the Grand-Place and around the Bourse, the Place de la Monnaie, the Place Sainte-Catherine and the Marché aux Poissons. Enjoy the atmosphere of more than 200 chalets, fairground attractions - ferris wheel, merry-go-rounds, a covered ice rink for skating (Place de la Monnaie) & a Christmas tree and sound and light show on the Grand-Place.
Day 4 - Late morning, we travel back through Belgium and France to Calais for our return to England.Back to top
Academie 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.