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Little Trains Of The Ardennes

Europe
  • Duration: 4 days
  • Board Basis: Bed & Breakfast
  • Tour Ref: D2TJUS9054

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Coach

4 days

EU 2021

PRICE FROM ? £299 per person
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Description

All aboard! Admire the stunning landscapes of the Belgian Ardennes on some of the best railways the region has to offer on this lovely short break. This beautifully scenic area of rolling green hills, forest-clad valleys and picture book towns and villages is just begging to be explored and these impressive journeys offer a great way to see the spectacular scenery from a different perspective. We also have the chance to discover the Belgian capital of Brussels on this first class break.

Itinerary

Day 1
Ferry to Calais and on to our hotel in Belgium, stopping en-route in Lille for dinner (not included).

Day 2 – Valley of de Bocq Train & Namur
We start the day with a lovely train ride along the old line of the Valley of de Bocq, from Yvoir to Ciney, one of the most beautiful areas of the Belgian Ardennes. The train cuts a path through tunnels and over viaducts, with plenty of incredible scenery to admire. On the way, we stop at Spontin, a small village with a medieval castle, an old mill and curious little alleyways which offer a pleasant moment of relaxation.

After disembarking the train in Ciney, we make our way to Namur, nestled at the confluence of the Meuse and Sambre rivers. This pretty medieval city is overlooked by a sprawling hilltop citadel, below which stands a picturesque old town and cobblestone lanes dotted with cafés, restaurants and shops.

Later, we have the opportunity to enjoy dinner in a restaurant of our choice before the coach takes us back to our hotel.


Day 3 – Three Valleys Train & Brussels
This morning we head to Mariembourg where we board our historic Three Valleys train for an enchantingly picturesque journey through the Ardennes Natural Park, enjoying the beautiful views along the way.

On arrival in Treignes, we rejoin the coach and head to Brussels. Belgium’s capital city has plenty to offer including the beautiful cobbled central square, Grand-Place, lined with exquisite buildings. Brussels is also well-known for its food and drink, especially waffles, chocolate, French fries and numerous types of beers, available in the many bars and eateries! We enjoy time at leisure in the city, with the chance to find a restaurant for dinner, before the coach takes us back to our hotel.

Day 4
Travel back to Calais for our return ferry home, stopping en-route in Ypres.

Coach Bullets

  • Return coach travel and ferry crossings
  • 3 nights at a selected 3-star hotel in Belgium with breakfast
  • Excursions to Namur & Brussels
  • Journeys on the Valley of de Bocq Train & Three Valleys Train
  • En-route visits to Lille & Ypres

    Please note: a £20pp supplement will apply for passengers departing from the Isle of Wight on all 2021 UK & Ireland breaks.

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  • 3 nights at a selected 3-star hotel in Belgium with breakfast
  • Excursions to Namur & Brussels
  • Journeys on the Valley of de Bocq Train & Three Valleys Train
  • En-route visits to Lille & Ypres

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Accommodation

3-star hotel

We’ll stay at a well-appointed 3-star hotel in Belgium such as the Casteau Resort Hotel in Mons. The comfortable rooms are en suite and other facilities include a bar and restaurant.

Hotel accessibility information
Your hotel will be confirmed approximately 3 weeks before departure, therefore we cannot guarantee that the hotel will have a lift and/or ground floor rooms and may be unsuitable for those with limited mobility.

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