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Bruges ,Ostend and Sluis Xmas Markets

Bruges ,Ostend and Sluis Xmas Markets

Bruges, Ostend & Sluis Christmas Markets
Monday 9 December 2024 (4 Days)

Step into a winter wonderland by visiting Bruges in December, where the charming medieval architecture is adorned with festive lights, creating a magical atmosphere that will enchant every traveler. The cobblestone streets of this Belgian gem are transformed into a picturesque scene straight out of a holiday postcard, with the iconic Belfry tower and historic Markt Square illuminated in a warm, seasonal glow. Indulge in the cozy ambiance of Christmas markets, where stalls offer handcrafted gifts, local treats, and the world-renowned Belgian chocolates. Take a romantic boat ride along the serene canals, surrounded by centuries-old buildings dressed in twinkling lights. Embrace the spirit of the season by sipping on mulled wine, enjoying the delightful holiday decorations, and immersing yourself in the festive traditions that make Bruges a truly magical destination in December.

Experience the coastal charm of Ostend in December, where the North Sea breeze carries a festive spirit through the air. The seaside promenade comes alive with twinkling lights, creating a dazzling backdrop for a winter getaway. Stroll along the sandy beaches, breathe in the crisp sea air, and explore the Christmas markets offering unique local crafts and culinary delights. Immerse yourself in the warmth of coastal hospitality, savoring freshly caught seafood at charming waterfront eateries. With cultural events and a lively atmosphere, Ostend in December invites you to embrace the holiday season against the backdrop of the stunning Belgian coastline.

Discover the enchanting allure of Sluis in December, a picturesque Dutch town exuding winter charm. Meander through cobbled streets adorned with twinkling lights, as historic buildings frame the festive atmosphere. The quaint boutiques and local shops offer a delightful array of seasonal treats and unique gifts. Enjoy a leisurely stroll along the tranquil canals, and savor the cozy ambiance of charming cafes. With its small-town charm and festive decorations, Sluis becomes a winter wonderland, inviting visitors to experience the magic of the holiday season in a storybook setting

4* Novotel Hotel in Bruges City Centre
This hotel is currently undergoing a major refurbishment and will be upgraded to a 4* after it is completed (due to reopen 1 May 2024)

Discover the rich history of Bruges and enjoy the comfort of the family-friendly Novotel Brugge Centrum. Its location and facilities make the hotel ideal for your business trips or weekend getaways. Enjoy a drink in our stylish bar. A delicious breakfast buffet is served daily. Spacious rooms with minibar, desk, safe and free Wi-Fi.Located in the heart of Bruges city centre, our hotel is the ideal starting point for exploring Bruges.


  • Coach from S Yorkshire ( see departure points below)
  • Short Sea Ferry Crossing
  • 3 Nights Bed & Buffet Breakfast
  • Newly Refurbished 4* Novotel in the centre of Bruges
  • Full Day excursion to Ostend and Sluis
  • Tourist Tax
  • Tour Manager

Cost:    £449
Single Supplementy:   £160   (double Room, Singlce Occupancy)
Deposit:    £80

LJ Leisure New Coach Departure Points

Our new departure points are as follows:
Please note that we DO NOT PICK UP AT ALL of these on all tours so please check.

There is free parking at Birdwell, Meadowhall Interchange, Catcliffe, Nunnery Square Park n Ride, Hilton Doubletree , near Arnold Clark, The Lockkeeper Pub.

M1 JUNC 40, Outside Holiday Inn
M1 JUNC 36   (Moor Lane, Birdwell)  
ROTHERHAM  (opp Bridge Inn, on Bridge Street)
CATCLIFFE (Orgreave Road, outside gates to playing to playing field)
SHEFFIELD (Nunnery Square Park n Ride, near the entrance)
MEADOWHEAD (Hilton Doubletree Hotel)
CHESTERFIELD (lay-by outside Arnold Clark, off Tesco roundabout)