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Bruges has outstanding art, twisting medieval streets, traditional bars, outstanding cuisine but when the unique charms of the carillon sound from the iconic belfry its ambience is complete. Unwind with a relaxing few days on our escorted tour to Bruges - with its picturesque canals and medieval charm.
- Guided walking tour of historic Bruges, arguably Europe’s most perfectly preserved medieval town
- Visit to Ypres including the thought-provoking First World War battlefields
- Visit to a traditional chocolatier creating exquisite Belgian chocolates, probably the world’s finest
- Services of our experienced tour manager
- Three nights' accommodation, including all local taxes, in a choice of quality three-, four- or four-star superior centrally located hotels with breakfast
- Return rail connections available on selected dates from over fifty regional stations
- Return standard class reserved seat on Eurostar from London St Pancras International and transfers to and from your hotel included
- Departures available exclusively for solo travellers
Day 1: Arrive in Bruges
Take the late morning/early afternoon Eurostar service from London St Pancras International to Lille. On arrival, we transfer by coach to your hotel for three nights in Bruges’ old town.
Day 2: Walking Tour
After breakfast we take a guided walk to discover the highlights of this alluring city. We begin in its medieval heart, the Markt, which has served as the main market square since the 10th century. Towering 272 feet over the colourful gabled buildings framing the square is the Belfry and its 47-bell carillon.
Day 3: Tyne Cot Cemetery
This morning we can arrange an optional boat tour of the canals so you can see the city from a waterside perspective (subject to seasonal operation). Late morning, for those interested, a coach leaves Bruges to visit Ypres and nearby Great War battlefields. Alternatively, you can simply choose to remain in Bruges to spend your time as you please. The battlefield tour centres on Ypres, which was almost flattened during the First World War as Allied and German forces fought for control of this strategically important town.
Day 4: Return Eurostar
Belgian chocolates are known as the finest in the world, and this morning we visit one of the few establishments in Bruges where they are still made by hand. During the demonstration you’ll learn all about this artisanal craft, including the top-quality ingredients that are used and the techniques involved in making these delicious luxuries. Later, a coach returns you to nearby Lille for an afternoon Eurostar service back to London St Pancras International.
Included excursions are a walking tour of Bruges, a chocolate making demonstration, a visit to the First World War battlefields.
Not included in the price is entrance fee to the ‘Halve Maan’ brewery museum which is approximately €7.50 and payable locally, the boat trip which is approximately €6.40 and payable locally, entrance to the Flanders Field museum which is approximately €7 and payable locally, entrance to the Passchendaele Memorial Museum which is approximately €7 payable locally.
Please note there is a £10, £20, £30 or £50 supplement for certain regional stations. If your preferred station is not available, please contact the office, as we may be able to request it for you.
Please note, prices listed are guide prices only and are based on 2 people sharing and don't include any additional supplements. Holiday prices are fluid and dynamic and may be changed at a moment's notice, prior to booking, at which point they are confirmed. Please call the team free on 0800 707 6229 for more departure dates available and a quote.
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