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French & Belgian Christmas Markets

Europe
  • Duration: 4 days
  • Board Basis: Half Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TJUS8403

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Coach

4 days

Europe 2018

PRICE FROM ? £219 per person
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Itinerary

Description

What better way to get into the festive spirit than a short hop across the Channel to stock up on some original Christmas gifts. Medieval buildings are illuminated by twinkling fairy lights and pretty stalls entice visitors with their delicious treats and colourful crafts.

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Day 1 – Lille Christmas Market

We catch the ferry to Calais and head first to the Christmas Market in Lille. Held around the Place Rihour, the centre of Lille comes alive with dozens of wooden chalets selling gifts and local delicacies. We continue on to our hotel, where we stay on a bed and breakfast basis.

Day 2 – Ostend & Bruges Christmas Market

We spend a couple of hours in Belgium’s premier seaside resort of Ostend, before heading to the beautiful medieval city of Bruges, famous for its picturesque canals and cobbled streets. Held in the city’s main market square, the Christmas Market is full of stalls selling a tempting array of hand-made Christmas decorations and gifts as well as tasty local produce and warming mulled wine. The festive atmosphere is enhanced by twinkling lights and an ice rink.

Day 3 – Arras Christmas Market

Our destination today is the charming town of Arras where the Christmas Market is held in the magnificent setting of the Grand’Place. With almost 100 exhibitors selling traditional crafts and gift ideas from their wooden chalets, gourmet food stalls, a skating rink and carrousel, the whole square is transformed into a magical winter wonderland.

Day 4 – Journey home via Ypres

We start our journey home, stopping en-route in the town of Ypres. The charming cobbled streets lined with pretty Flemish-style buildings belie the town’s past as the scene of some of the most intense battles of the First World War. Almost completely destroyed, the town was faithfully rebuilt including the striking medieval Cloth Hall. We continue on to Calais for our return ferry home.

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  • 3 nights bed and breakfast at our selected hotel
  • Excursions to Ostend, Bruges Christmas Market & Arras Christmas Market
  • En-route visits to Lille Christmas Market & Ypres

Coach Bullets

  • Return coach travel and ferry crossings
  • 3 nights bed and breakfast at our selected hotel
  • Excursions to Ostend, Bruges Christmas Market & Arras Christmas Market
  • En-route visits to Lille Christmas Market & Ypres

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