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Ostend & Bruges Christmas Market

Pre-Christmas Treat on the Flemish Coast!

Situated in the Province of West-Flanders, Ostend is the largest city on the Belgian Coast. Ostend’s harbour became the first transit port between Belgium and the United Kingdom when the first ferry sailed from here to Dover in 1846. The Belgian Royal family liked to spend their holidays in Ostend and impressive Villas were built together with a horse racing track and Royal Galleries and the city became known as the Queen of the Belgian Coast. Today Ostend is renowned for its famous sea-side Esplanade, Pier, fine sandy beaches, Leopold Park, together with its local street markets and the Vissersplein which is a car free zone with an abundance of bars, cafés and seafood restaurants.

Bruges is a beautifully preserved Flemish gem and is undoubtedly one of the prettiest and most perfectly preserved medieval cities in Europe. Bruge’s prosperity reached it’s a peak in the13th & 14th centuries through the manufacture and trading of high-quality textiles. All this wealth left an impressive legacy of medieval town-houses and architectural wonders; the Gothic-style Town Hall and the magnificent13th century Belfry where the ascent to its summit rewards you  with magnificent panoramic views. Bruges is famed for its meandering canals and known as the Venice of the North, its lace and chocolate shops; atmospheric cobbled streets, old gabled houses and hump backed bridges which cross its waterways. Its colourful Christmas market is always a very popular event, with a lovely atmosphere and stalls serving a variety of food and drink and specialist gifts making it a unique experience for visitors to the city at this special time of year.

A valid 10 year Passport is required for this tour.

Accommodation

The Ostend Hotel is ideally situated in the very centre of Ostend within easy walking distance of the promenade, beach, Leopold Park, Casino and main shopping areas. The marina and tram terminus are also within easy walking distance of the hotel. Hotel facilities include reception, lift, bar, restaurant and all bedrooms are comfortably furnished and are equipped with private bathroom, hair dryer, TV and telephone.

Itinerary*

Friday: Travel to Dover where we board an afternoon ferry sailing to Calais. Continuing from Calais into Belgium arriving at the hotel in Ostend early evening.

Saturday: Full day at leisure to relax and to enjoy Ostend; enjoy a stroll along the promenade and pier, visit the Marina, Vissersplein pedestrian shopping and café areas, local street markets or Leopold Park.

Sunday: Today we travel to Bruges where the day is at leisure for you to enjoy this beautiful city and to visit it’s delightful Christmas Market.

Monday: Following breakfast we bid farewell to Ostend and retrace our route to Calais. We board an afternoon ferry sailing to Dover and continue homewards arriving in the local area at approx. 22.00hrs.


*Please note itineraries are subject to change

Price Includes

  • Return coach travel & ferry sailings
  • 3 nights accommodation with bed and breakfast
  • VAT.

Single Room Supplement

A single room supplement of £47.50 is applicable on this tour, for more information please call and speak to an advisor.

Pickup Points

Conwy, Lancaster Square
Llandudno Junction, Station Hotel Bus Stop
Deganwy, Castle Hotel
Llanrhos, Post Office
Llandudno, Mostyn Broadway Coach Park
Llandudno, Clarence Hotel(Travel Lodge)
Craig Y Don, St Pauls Church
Penrhyn Bay, St Davids Church
Rhos On Sea, Cayley Arms
Rhos On Sea, Hickorys (The Ship)
Mochdre, Bowling Green
Colwyn Bay, Guys Newsagents
Colwyn Bay, Railway Station
Old Colwyn, Opposite Marine Hotel
Old Colwyn, Top Shop
Old Colwyn, Queens Nursing Home
Old Colwyn, Junction Abergele Rd/Highlands Rd
Llanddulas, Fairview Inn
Abergele, Tesco Bus Stop
Abergele, Bowling Green Bus Stop
Abergele, Pentre Mawr Park Bus Stop
Pensarn, Roundabout Bus Stop
Belgrano, Pensarn Grange (Windjammers)
Towyn, Wendover Bus Stop
Sandy Cove, Bus Stop
Kinmel Bay, Junction Bronwen Ave/ St Asaph Ave
Kinmel Bay, Silver Birch
Bodelwyddan, Bus Stop opposite Garage
Bodelwyddan, The Vicarage
Rhuddlan, Vicarage Lane Bus Stop
Rhuddlan, Highlands Road Bus Stop/ Pentre Lane
Rhuddlan, Rhyl Road Bus Stop
Denbigh, Lenton Pool
Denbigh, Colomendy
Denbigh, Plas Pigot
Denbigh, The Green Bus Stop
Denbigh, Myddleton Park
Trefnant, Village Hall Bus Stop nr Traffic Lights
Trefnant, The Tweedmill
Trefnant, Clwydian Park
St Asaph, HM Stanley Hospital
St Asaph, Cathedral Bus Stop
St Asaph, Fountain Garage
St Asaph, Ashley Court Bus Stop
St Asaph, Bod Erw
Rhyl, Ffordd Derwen Pub
Rhyl, Boulevard Bus Stop
Rhyl, Old Carlton Garden Centre (opp Rosehill Road/ Rhuddlan Rd Bus Stop)
Rhyl, Rhuddlan Road/ St Margarets Drive Bus Stop
Rhyl, Vale Road Flats Bus Layby
Rhyl, Argos, Bodfor Street
Rhyl, Catholic Church/Wellington Rd
Rhyl, Marine Lake Bus Bay
Rhyl, St Thomas’ Church, Russell Road
Rhyl, Junction Russell Road /Churton Road
Rhyl, Junction Russell Road/ Old Golf Road
Rhyl, Eastville Bus Stop opp Denmore Stores
Rhyl, Tynewydd Estate Entrance( Junction Tynewydd Road/ Ffordd Anwyl)
Rhyl, Parrys Corner/ Pendyffryn Rd North
Rhyl, Junction Grange Rd/ Clifton Park Road
Prestatyn, Williams Estate Agents, Meliden Road
Prestatyn, Pendyffryn Gardens Bus Stop
Prestatyn, Bus Station
Prestatyn, The Victoria Hotel Bus Stop
Prestatyn, Police Station
Prestatyn, Ffrith Bus Stop
Prestatyn, Clwyd Carpets ( Victoria Road West)
Prestatyn, Jolly Sailor
Prestatyn, Penrhwylfa Crossroads Bus Stop
Prestatyn, Junction Ffordd isa/ Princes Avenue
Meliden, Manod Road Bus Stop
Meliden, Roundwood Avenue
Meliden, Old Garden Centre
Gronant, Cross Roads
Talacre, Junction Coast Road/Station Road
Ffynnongroew, Crown Inn
Mostyn, Lletty Hotel
Greenfield, Queens Head Hotel
Bagillt, Blossoms Inn
Dyserth, Voel Depot
Dyserth, The Vicarage Bus Stop
Dyserth, Cross Keys/Pendre Farm Bus Stop
Dyserth, The Bank (Bus stop opposite junction High Street/ Thomas Avenue)
Trelawnyd, Memorial Hall Bus Stop
Trelawnyd, Erw Wen Bus Stop
Lloc, Rock Inn
Carmel, Halfway House
Holway, Garage
Holywell, Traffic Lights (Fron Park Road/ Brynford Street)
Holywell, Victoria Hotel
Flint, The Ship Hotel Bus Stop
Northop, Car Park Entrance
Sychdyn, Cross Keys
Mold, Station Motors, Chester Road
Mynydd Isa, The Griffin
Ewloe, Clwyd Car Aucitons
Buckley, The Tivoli
Chester, Holiday Inn Wrexham Road (Old Post House)
Wrexham, Dobbs Hill Layby
Wrexham, Plas Coch Pub, Near Sainsburys
Wrexham, Kings Street Bus Station
Chirk, Moreton Garden Centre

Booking Information

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