Considered to be one of the best-preserved medieval cities in Europe, life in Bruges centres around the market square, bordered by guildhalls and towered over by the magnificent 13th-century belfry. Take a horse-drawn carriage ride, a boat ride along the dreamy canals or discover historic churches, picturesque cobbled streets and of course, those irresistible chocolate shops.
Day 1 Morning collection from your home to join the coach for the drive to Folkestone where we join the Eurotunnel to Calais. We continue through France and into Belgium arriving at our hotel in Bruges mid afternoon.
Day 2 A day in the beautiful city of Ypres. From 1914 for four years Ypres was shelled and reduced to ruins. The rebuilding of the city took more than 40 years, but it is now as beautiful as it was before the war with much to offer outside its war history. We have an included visit to the remarkable In Flanders Field Museum located within Cloth Hall in the centre of the town.
Day 3 A free day to explore Bruges.
Day 4 We depart Bruges after breakfast and head to the coast and Ostend, Belgium’s most popular seaside resort. After lunch we begin the return journey to Calais and the Eurotunnel crossing to Folkestone, before continuing to the local area arriving by mid evening, where our door to door service will be waiting to return you home.
Our four-star hotel is situated in the historic ‘golden triangle’ of Bruges, just 50 metres from the famous Minnewater (Lake of Love). All bedrooms have TV, telephone, WiFi, safe, hairdryer and kettle. The hotel boasts easy access on foot to the city centre. The hotel has a lift, small gym, breakfast room and bar.