Bruges, Ostend & Ghent Christmas Markets
5 Days Away - 2021
Step into a magical Christmas card scene during our five-day getaway to the best French and Belgian Christmas Markets. Marvel at the curvy Flemish Renaissance buildings sparkling beneath the glow of festive lights and wander from cobbled lane to stately square, nosing through stalls packed high with gifts, trinkets and scrumptious treats. With visits to four unforgettable markets, make sure you leave enough room in your case for some wonderful prezzies and crafts!
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
- Return coach travel and ferry crossings
- 4 nights at a selected 3-star hotel in Northern France/Belgium with breakfast plus 3 dinners
- Included visit to Lille Christmas Market
- Free excursion to Bruges Christmas Market
- Free excursion to Ostend Christmas Market
- Free excursion to Ghent Christmas Market
- Included visit to Ypres
Welcome to delightful Ostend! Located in the Flemish province of West Flanders, this wonderfully cosmopolitan city attracts coach tours from far and wide. With five and a half miles of glorious, sandy beaches, Ostend is a popular seaside resort, with an attractive esplanade, pier and promenade, with vibrant shops, bars and restaurants to enjoy.
Rich in history, it has many beautiful heritage sites, from the days of Leopold II, the English Monarchy and even the Russian Tsar. During your coach break to Ostend make sure you take a stroll down the famous Albert II Promenade, offering views of the Royal monuments, or for culture, visit the Museum of Modern Art.
Renowned for its many restaurants and lovely cuisine, visit the Fisherman’s Quay where you’ll find a lively and colourful scene, enjoy the local specialities including Dover sole, mussels and shrimp croquettes, all washed down with the local beer. A treasure trove of delights, Ostend has much to offer visitors all year round!
Often referred to as the ‘Venice of the North’, Bruges is a medieval city that has been suspended in time and is now one of the most visited destinations in Northern Europe.
The picturesque market squares and stunning, winding canals combine to create one of the most beautiful cities you can imagine. Lose yourself for a few hours on one of the canal boats as they take you through a real taste of history in this spectacular city.
You can’t take a coach break to this fantastic city without checking out two of Belgium's most passionate pastimes; chocolate and beer. Both are certainly looked after in some style in Bruges- with fine chocolatiers for your indulgence and quaint cafes and bars from which to watch the world go by with one of their famous brews!
Bruges Christmas Market Carousel
Lille is a vibrant yet cultural city with plenty to offer our coach passengers from museums exploring the artistic side of this beautiful location such as the Hospice Comtesse Musuem, Metropole Museum of Modern, Contemporary & Outsider Arts and the most famous, Palais des Beaux – Arts de Lille coupled with fantastic shopping opportunities for all visitors.
This cultural hub and bustling university town was once an important operator of the French Flanders with many of the Flemish influences remaining, from its varied cuisines and architecture.