Sunday 6th - Wednesday 9th December 2020
Soak up the atmosphere of three magical Christmas markets on this superb festive coach holiday. To get us in to the spirit of Christmas, our tour begins in the delightful town of Arras, home to the largest Christmas Market in northern France. Later, we move on and experience the magic of Lille, with stalls housed in wooden chalets, fine shops and mouth-watering smells. But, no coach break during the festive season, would be complete without visiting Bruges. With its beautiful setting, there’s no wonder it’s one of the most famous Christmas markets in Belgium.
Day 1: From your local joining point we make our way south, for our channel crossing to Calais. We continue onto Ypres for our 3 night stay at the Novotel Ieper Centrum on a bed & breakfast basis.
Day 2: We spend a full day in the charming city of Bruges, with its beautiful setting. Bruges boasts one of the most famous Christmas markets in Belgium, Its cobbled streets, historic medieval buildings and maze of canals are beautifully illuminated to create a majestic atmosphere as horse and carts trudge by. Browse the stalls laden with handmade Christmas goodies and tasty treats, test your skating skills on the ice rink and marvel at the ice sculptures at the Snow and Ice Sculpture Festival.
Day 3: Join our excursion as we travel first to the delightful town of Arras. The magnificent setting of the Grand Place plays host to the Arras Christmas market which, over the years, has become one of the largest in northern France. Wooden huts, a skating rink, carousel, musical events, workshops and mouth-watering smells: the Christmas village focuses on creating a festive atmosphere in anticipation of the Christmas season. This afternoon we visit Lille which boasts a wonderful Christmas market housed in wooden chalets, with fine shops and boutiques to complete the retail experience.
Day 4: We depart the hotel for the return journey to Norfolk and your local joining point.
Festive programme subject to change.
Single Supplement: £110
Tour Reference: EUR1736
Deposit Required: £70pp
Balance Due: 10 weeks prior to departure
Novotel Leper Centrum *** Ypres
This 3 star hotel provides an ideal base from which to explore. All 122 bedrooms are comfortably furnished with TV, hairdryer, tea/coffee making facilities, lift access, air conditioning and mini bar. The hotel has a brasserie bar, terrace and fitness centre.
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