Brussels, Bruges & Lille Christmas Markets

Tour Details

Belgium Christmas Markets – Brussels, Bruges & Ghent Christmas Markets

5 Days

Departing Thursday, 1 December 2016

From £369 per person sharing

It’s probably the event that draws most visitors to this region of Europe. This popular tour is based in Brussels, a cosmopolitan city which transforms into a Winter Wonderland with its illuminated Big Wheel, roundabouts, street activities, the skating rink and of course the famous Christmas Market. New for 2016 we have added a visit to Ghent with all its Winter Festivities – Ghent’s city centre will again be turned into a winter wonderland. Enjoy the view of Ghent from the giant Ferris wheel in front of St. Bavo’s Cathedral. A Christmas market with international stands at Korenmarkt also adds to the festive atmosphere followed by a visit to the beautiful city of Bruges, described by many as the ‘Venice of the North’ with its canals and bridges, and where you can sample the traditional Christmas Markets. Add in a visit to York, where there is a sense of stepping into a scene from a Dicken’s tale with bustling Victorian market stalls selling everything from local produce to traditional gifts and crafts, all accompanied by the smell of roasting chestnuts and the sound of carol singers you will find this Christmas Market tour has it all.

 

Price includes

  • Luxury coach travel from Coleraine, Ballymoney, Cloughmills, Ballymena, Dunsilly, Belfast and Stena Line Terminal Belfast
  • Return ferry crossings with Stena Line Belfast to Cairnryan
  • Return overnight ferry crossings with P&O – Hull/Zeebrugge with en suite, inside cabin – room only basis
  • 2 nights’ accommodation at the 4* Thon Hotel Brussels City Centre
  • European style buffet breakfast
  • Visit to Brussels Christmas Market
  • Visit to Ghent Christmas Market
  • Visit to Bruges Christmas Market
  • Visit to York Christmas Market
  • Services of an experienced Travel Solutions tour manager

 

Supplements:

  • Single Supplement – £120 per person including single sole cabin

Accommodation

4* Thon Hotel Brussels City Centre

http://www.thonhotels.com/hotels/countrys/belgium/brussels/thon-hotel-brussels-city-centre/about-the-rooms/

 

Thon Hotel Brussels City Centre has undertaken a major refurbishment in the restaurant and lobby area. The formerly classic décor of Thon Hotels Brussels largest property has been updated and the hotel now offers a modern and refreshing look. The new design concept is based on light, serenity, modernity and includes all of the luxury befitting for a 4-star hotel.

 

Private bathroom, with bathtub, hairdryer and toiletries. Air condition, phone, small refrigerator containing 1 bottle of water offered by the hotel, desk and TV with a variety of channels.



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Itinerary

Thursday:

You meet your coach and travel to Belfast to join the ferry crossing to Cairnryan. You continue your journey towards Hull to board the overnight cruise ferry crossing to Zeebrugge.

 Overnight: P&O Ferries sailing to Zeebrugge – en suite cabin

 

Friday:

After disembarking the ferry, you travel to your hotel in Brussels to spend the day enjoying the magical Christmas Market, twinkly wooden Christmas Chalets, skating rink and Big Ferris Wheel.

 

Saturday:

This morning you will travel to the Christmas Market of Ghent, which comes alive with wooden stalls and chalets selling gifts and local cuisine. Later in the day you will return to your hotel in Brussels.

 

Sunday:

After a leisurely breakfast, you depart your hotel and travel to Bruges, to enjoy the city renowned for its fine medieval architecture, canals, delicious chocolate, and its ever popular Christmas Market. Later in the day you travel to Zeebrugge to join the overnight cruise ferry to Hull.

Overnight: P&O Ferries sailing to Hull – en suite cabin.

 

Monday:

On arrival in Hull, you will continue your Christmas Market adventure stopping in York to enjoy the bustling Victorian market stalls, before you continue your journey towards Cairnryan to catch the evening ferry crossing. On arrival in Belfast you return to your original joining point.

 



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Departing 1 Dec 2016

Adult prices from £369