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Explore the beautiful cities of Lille and Bruges, from the Christmas markets to the Old Towns. Both cities are magical at Christmas time, with an abundance of sparkling lights, music, ice skating and lots of Glühwein. You'll also have plenty of time to explore the Christmas markets for food and gifts.
- Return Standard Class travel by Eurostar from St Pancras or Ebbsfleet International
- 3 nights in a 4-star hotel
- All breakfasts: 3 breakfasts, 1 dinner in a local brasserie including a glass of wine and a welcome drink
- Travelsphere Tour Manager and Specialist Local Guide
- Overseas transfers, other transportation and porterage
- Visit Lille's famous Christmas Markets and explore the beautifully preserved Old Town at your leisure
- Enjoy a traditional dinner in a French brasserie
- Day trip to the medieval city of Bruges
Day 1: UK - Lille
Today you'll make your own way to London St Pancras or Ebbsfleet International to board the Eurostar. You'll arrive in the French city of Lille in a flash and be transferred to your central hotel. There will be some time to relax and unpack before joining your travel companions for a welcome drink. Afterwards, you'll enjoy dinner in a local brasserie.
Day 2: Lille at leisure
You have the whole day today to explore Lille at your leisure. The city will be full of festive atmosphere, with twinkling fairy lights and decorated Christmas trees. Browse the wooden chalets of the pretty Christmas market for handmade gifts and enjoy the aroma of roast chestnuts and vin chaud. The centre of Lille is ideal for Christmas shopping and the cafés lining the Grand Place are perfect for a spot of people watching. Art lovers should make a beeline for the Palais des Beaux-Arts. This evening, you'll stay in Lille for your evening meal. Whether you prefer fine dining, classic French food in a lively brasserie, or something more casual, you're sure to find the perfect place to have dinner.
Day 3: Bruges
Today we travel to Bruges in Belgium. Bruges has one of the best-preserved medieval Old Towns in Europe and is especially magical at Christmastime when the city's old buildings are illuminated, and the squares are full of market stalls. You'll have plenty of time to explore the Christmas market, the winding streets and the canals. If you're feeling energetic, you can climb the 13th century bell tower for a bird's eye view of the city. Bruges is a fantastic city for foodies, so be sure to try some of the traditional food like moules, frites, beer, waffles and chocolate. There will be time to enjoy an early dinner in Bruges if you wish, before we return to Lille.
Day 4: Lille - UK
After breakfast, you'll board the Eurostar for your return journey to the UK.
Mercure Lille Centre Grand Place
Your hotel is right in the heart of Lille within walking distance of the Old Town. Facilities include a bar serving cocktails, local wines and charcuterie. Guest rooms have en suite facilities, safe, TV, fridge with mineral water, tea/coffee-making facilities.
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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