Belgium Christmas Markets
Friday 2 December 2022 (4 Days)
If you set out to design a fairy-tale medieval town, it would be hard to improve on central Bruges (Brugge in Dutch).
Picturesque cobbled lanes and dreamy canals link photogenic market squares lined with soaring towers, historic churches and old whitewashed almshouses. And there’s plenty of it
Roughly an hour and a half from Brussels, the city of Ypres (Ieper) is well known for some of the biggest battles of World War I. At that time Ypres was the centre of intense and sustained bombardment between German and Allied forces. These days, Ypres is most known to tourists for the memorials dedicated to the soldiers who lost their lives, on the battlefields. However, from the end of November, this city, which holds such a political and historical value, becomes a city of holiday delights.
Ypres Christmas Market, a relative newcomer, is fast becoming one of the popular markets in Belgium. The Swiss style chalets and ice rink ensure a typical Christmas atmosphere returns to Grote Markt
Hotel in Bruges
4* Academie Hotel is less than 100 metres from the famous Minnewater in a scenic and peaceful area of Bruges. The hotel includes a cosy bar, underground parking and a terrace with a garden. Free WiFi is available throughout the entire property. Air conditioning, a TV and refrigerator are provided as standard in the rooms at Academie. Each room also has a private bathroom with a shower and a bath. The Beguinage and De Halve Maan Brewery are less than 150 metres away. Academie is a 10-minute walk from both the Grote Markt and Bruges Railway Station. A daily buffet breakfast is served in the the hotel and includes pastries, breads and fresh coffee. There is also a lounge with tourist information. Free WiFi is available in the public areas.
Coach from M1 Junc 36, Rotherham, Catcliffe, Sheffield, Norton & Chesterfield
Short Sea Ferry Crossing
3 Night’s Bed & Breakfast
4* Academie Hotel in the centre of Bruges
Local Tourist Tax
Included Excursion to Ypres and the Menin Gate on Saturday afternoon/evening
Single Supplement: £150