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Little Trains Of The Ardennes

Europe
  • Duration: 4 days
  • Board Basis: Bed & Breakfast
  • Tour Ref: D2TJUS9580

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Coach

4 days

EU 2024

PRICE FROM ? £369 per person
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Itinerary

Description

All aboard! Admire the charming landscapes of the Belgian Ardennes with a steam-powered adventure across the region on our lovely short break. This scenic area of rolling green fields, tree-lined valleys and picturebook towns and villages is just waiting to be explored, and these train journeys from a simpler time offer a delightful way to see the scenery from a different perspective. On this first-class getaway we also have the chance to discover the Belgian capital of Brussels, perfect for foodies with delicious waffles, chocolate and more on offer.

Itinerary

Day 1

Ferry to Calais and on to our hotel in Belgium, stopping en-route in picturesque 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. The train cuts a path through tunnels and over viaducts, with plenty of quaint countryside to admire.

 

After disembarking, 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 (not included) before the coach takes us back to our hotel.           

 

Day 3 – Three Valleys Train & Brussels

This morning we head to Mariembourg where we step back in time and experience first-hand how the Ardenne’s steam-powered past is inextricably linked to its landscape with a journey aboard the historic Three Valleys steam train.

 

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 (not included), before the coach takes us back to our hotel.

 

Day 4

Travel back to Calais for our return ferry home, stopping en-route in the atmospheric Belgian city of Ypres.

Coach Bullets

  • Return coach travel & ferry crossings
  • 3 nights at a selected hotel in Belgium (JG3 rating) 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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  • 3 nights at a selected hotel in Belgium (JG3 rating) 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

Hotel

We’ll stay at a well-appointed hotel in Belgium such as the Horizon Hotel in Ath (JG3 rating). 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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