Brussels Flower Carpet, Bruges & Ghent
- Duration: 3 days
- Board Basis: Bed & Breakfast
- Tour Ref: D2TNEW16154
- Travel Type: Coach
- Excursions: 2
2 nights. August 2018. From £195.00.
An unforgettable floral spectacle
If you've never seen the Brussels' Flower Carpet, you're in for a treat! Every two years, for just three days, 600,000 fresh flowers are transformed into a magical tapestry in Brussels' Grand Place. We include VIP entry to the 15th century Town Hall's balcony to give you the most spectacular view.
Tour Highlights And Inclusions
VIP entrance to the Hotel de Ville's balcony overlooking the Grand Place for unbeatable views of the Flower Carpet
Visits to Brussels, Bruges and Ghent
Two nights' bed and continental breakfast accommodation in a three-star standard hotel in the local Brussels area
Return channel crossings
Coach travel throughout
The services of a friendly Tour Manager
Single rooms are available for a supplement
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
Leaving the local area this morning we'll cross the Channel to France and continue our onward journey to Brussels, arriving by late afternoon.
After an early breakfast this morning, we head to the medieval Grand Place. Its cobblestone courtyard, surrounded by ancient guild halls, provides the most beautiful location for the stunning Flower Carpet - a tapestry of 600,000 brilliant-coloured begonias covering the square, with not a layer of soil in sight! We include VIP entrance to the 15th-century Hotel de Ville which opens its balcony especially to allow a truly amazing view.
Afterwards there'll be time to explore Brussels further - the Royal Museum of Fine Arts and buildings of the European Parliament are well worth a visit. You may wish to join our optional guided walking tour that uncovers the beautiful sights of the old town, such as picturesque Rue des Bouchers; Saint Hubert Galleries; and the cheeky Mannekin Pis.
This afternoon we visit Ghent, often described as one of Europe's best kept secrets - a beautifully preserved medieval city with stunning architecture, a 12th-century castle and quaint cobbled streets. Stroll along the beautiful Graslei to see its historic guild houses and enjoy the cityscape from St Michael's Bridge. You may also wish to join our optional canal cruise along Ghent's beautiful waterways. There'll be time to enjoy an early evening meal before we return to your hotel during mid-evening.
Today we'll begin our journey home. En route we'll make a short stop in Bruges, one of the most visited medieval cities in the world. Join our optional canal cruise, a popular and relaxing way of seeing the old city and its maze of waterways and romantic bridges, or explore at leisure, before we continue to Calais for our return Channel crossing. We should arrive back in your local area by mid-to-late evening.Back to top
AccommodationThree-star Brussels Area Hotel
You will be staying in a three-star standard hotel in the Brussels area. All rooms offer private facilities, a TV and a telephone.Back to top
Coach seating arrangements
Your Tour Manager will have allocated seats for you on the main coach in advance, taking into consideration any special requests wherever possible, and will advise you where to sit as you board the coach. This will be your seat for the duration of the tour. (Seats are not allocated on any connecting services to and from the main coach.)
Joining your holiday
Your final travel documents, including the exact time and place of departure, will be sent to you approximately 10 days prior to departure, providing all payments have been made. We are unable to give exact departure times before this.
Where meals are not included, your Tour Manager will ensure there are suitable stops made for you to purchase and enjoy lunch and/or dinner each day.
If you have notified us of any special requirements, please check that they have been noted and acknowledged. This is especially important with any dietary needs you may have.
The majority of our tours involve a certain amount of walking, including a short walk from the coach stop to the town, attraction or venue you're visiting. If you are bringing a wheelchair, please let us know at the time of booking so that appropriate arrangements can be made. Please also note that the medieval architecture of the Brussels Hotel de Ville means that it is not accessible in a wheelchair.
The majority of these consist of a double bed and an extra bed that is often only suitable for children. If this is a concern, you may wish to consider booking more than one room for your group.
Where possible, we will cross the Channel by ferry at the beginning and end of your holiday. However, we reserve the right to substitute crossings by Eurotunnel when necessary.
Foreign Office travel advice
Visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice to find out the latest Foreign And Commonwealth Office travel advice for your holiday destination, as well as information about passports and visas.Back to top