Friday 3rd - Monday 6th December 2021
Soak up the atmosphere of three magical Christmas markets on this superb festive coach holiday. To get us in to the spirit of Christmas, 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.
On this festive weekend break, we also visit delightful towns 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.
Day 1: An early departure from your local joining point, to continue the journey to Bruges for our stay at the Park Hotel.
Day 2: At leisure to enjoy 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: Enjoy another day at leisure in Bruges, or join our excursion 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
Local Joining Point
Bruges Christmas Market
Lille & Arras Christmas Market
3 Nights bed & breakfast
Single Sup: £160
Deposit Required: £70pp
Balance Due: 10 weeks prior to departure
Hotel Academie **** Bruges
This elegant hotel is situated in the historic heart of Bruges, just 50m from the famous Lake of Love. All air-conditioned en suite bedrooms offer TV, hairdryer, lift access and tea/coffee making facilities. There is a breakfast room, traditional bar and lovely winter garden and stylish terrace. A limited amount of single rooms cannot be accessed by the lift.
Please note that as with many hotels in Bruges, the Academie hotel is situated on a narrow street that is not accessible by large coach. Accessing the hotel will involve a short walk of 150 meters between the coach drop off area and the hotel entrance.
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