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Belgian Beer Weekend - "Beer By The Sea"

  • Duration: 3 days
  • Board Basis: Bed & Breakfast
  • Tour Ref: D2TLEI8766

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Coach

3 days


Calling all Belgian Beer Lovers!

Join us at one of the most popular beer festivals in Europe to sample some of the best beer in Belgium (did you know that the Belgians produce around 1,500 different types of beers? Not bad a for a small country and that means lots of choice for you!) at this fabulous annual Beer Festival in Middelkerke, close to the pretty seaside town of Ostend. You'll have a full day to enjoy the festival and if you haven't managed to pick up some of your favourite tipple there, we'll stop off at a discount beer and wine warehouse on the way back to Calais so you can really stock up and take advantage of the return of Duty Free!

You'll stay in the comfortable 3* Ibis Hotel in the seaside resort of De Panne, just a short distance from Middelkerke and the Beer Festival. Our hotel is located just minutes away from the beach, if you fancy a refreshing dip!

An ideal choice for:

* Friends and family looking to get away together and have some fun
* Beer lovers and those wanting to stock up in Duty Free
* Anyone wanting to experience a short European weekend

Valid passport required for travel

PRICE FROM ? £269 per person
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Day 1

Join your coach at your convenient local pick-up point, and get comfortable as we head to Kent for the crossing to France.

On arrival in Calais, we continue the short drive to our seaside hotel in De Panne. Check in and then enjoy free time to relax and sample some of the local food and drink in this pretty seaside resort. 

Day 2

After a hearty breakfast at the hotel, today is all about the beer! We will take you to Middelkerke mid-morning and you will have the entire day to enjoy this lovely seaside resort and sample the best of Belgian beer. Our coach will return you to De Panne around 9pm. Alternatively, there is a coastal tram that runs every 10-15 minutes between de Panne and Middelkerke - and even on to Ostend, so if you want to get back to the hotel earlier or explore another resort along this pretty coast, it is really easy to do so (just make sure you let our driver know!).

Day 3

After a final breakfast, say farewell to the Belgian seaside as you head back towards Calais via one of the many beer and wine warehouses to stock up on some Duty Free. After crossing the channel back to the UK, sit back and relax as we whisk you back home.

Belgian Beer Festival - Middelkerke

This annual summer event is hugely popular and lots of fun. The beer festival itself takes place along the seaside promenade in Middelkerke with loads of local bars and restaurants taking part with their own events and activities. There is lots of seating available along with drinking areas and various forms of music and entertainment. Simply graze from one place to another sampling delicious Belgian beers and tasty local food. There is also a coastal tram service that runs between De Panne and Middelkerke and then on to Ostend, so if you want to go home early or explore some of the other coastal towns around about, then it is really easy to do so.

More information on the coastal tram can be found HERE

Tour includes

  • 2 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • Channel crossing Dover to Calais
  • Full day at the Middelkerke Beer Festival
  • Visit to a discount beer and wine warehouse
  • Direct Coach Travel
  • Net Zero Carbon Offset Certificate
Please note that a valid passport is required for travel
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Ibis Hotel de Panne

Located a few short minutes from the beach, this comfortable 3* hotel is an ideal base from which to explore the surrounding area. The hotel has 79 bedrooms, all equipped with Wifi and air conditioning. The hotel has a lovely bar which sells drinks and snacks and in the summer months there is also an outdoor terrace for you to enjoy. The hotel is located in the heart of the pretty seaside resort of De Panne and there are plenty of bars and restaurants within easy walking distance.

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