The History & Beauty of Belgium
6 Days / 5 Nights

Our holiday base - Bruges, is renowned as being one of Europe's best preserved mediaeval cities.  It is compact with lots of character and charm including cobbled streets and a maze of waterways.  The half timbered houses provide the fairytale setting for our special break.


Suggested Holiday Hotel:

The 4* Hotel Academie is situated a stones throw away from the famous Lake of Love, in a quite and pleasant area of Bruges.  The hotel has a cosy bar, a courtyard & winter garden, and fitness room.  All rooms are en-suite and have satellite TV, safe, and free Wi-Fi.  You will also find a kettle with complementary tea and coffee.

Suggested Tour Itinerary:

Day 1
Depart during the morning and travel south to Folkestone making an appropriate comfort stop en-route, before arriving in time to board an early afternoon Eurotunnel service to Calais.  From Calais the coach will continue into Belgium to Bruges, arriving at our hotel - the 4* Hotel Academie during the late afternoon.  Accommodation is reserved for five nights on a bed and breakfast basis.

Day 2
After breakfast a local guide will meet the group at the hotel at approx. 10.00 hrs for a 2-hour walking tour of Bruges.  After the tour you will have time at leisure in Bruges.

Day 3
After breakfast the coach will take the group the short distance to board the ‘Lamme Goedzak Steam Wheeler’ departing at approx. 10.00 hrs for a 35 minute canal cruise to the small picturesque town of Damme.
After time at leisure in Damme, we rejoin the coach and make our way to the Belgian Coast and the resort of Knokke-Heist.  Once again there will be time at leisure before returning to Bruges via Blankenberge.

Day 4
After breakfast the coach will depart at approx. 11.00 hrs. for the journey to Ypres.  Upon arrival you will have time for lunch (not included).  During the early afternoon (approx. 13.30 hrs) a local guide will board the coach for a 3 hour tour of the South Salient - the more southern part of the frontline is, landscape-wise, very interesting and passes through a part of the green West-Flemish Hills.
We visit first Hill 60, the last pieces of authentic battlefield in Flanders.  We see the results of several mine explosions.  We pursue our tour and look for remains of the attack on June 7th 1917, when 17 deep mines exploded.  The Peace Tower in the Irish Parc of Mesen is a beacon in the landscape which will remember the sacrifice of the Irish people, Catholics as well as Protestants.  We pass by the Kemmelberg where the ‘Kaiserschlacht’ took place in April 1918, before returning to Ypres. 
Upon arrival you may wish to consider visiting the famous ‘In Flanders Fields Museum’ (admission not included).  During the evening there will be time to see the ‘Last Post’ which takes place daily at the Menin Gate at 20.00 hrs.  Afterwards the coach will return to Bruges.

Day 5
Day at leisure in Bruges.  

Day 6
After breakfast we check out of the hotel and travel to Ostend where you will have time at leisure before departing during the early afternoon for the journey to Calais, arriving in time to board a late afternoon Eurotunnel service to Folkestone.  From Folkestone we return to your local area, arriving during the late evening

Key Information

Holiday length:   5 days / 4 nights
Accommodation type: 4*
Coach travel:    included
Ferry travel: included
Dining:  bed & breakfast

How To Book

Any of our tours can be tailored to suit your 
particular groups requirements.

For further details please contact one of the team
on 024 7660 8443
or [email protected]

Price Includes:

  • Return coach travel
  • Return ferry or Eurotunnel 
  • 5 night's accommodation on a bed & breakfast basis at the 4* Hotel Academie in Bruges
  • City Tax
  • 2 hour guided walking tour of Bruges
  • Single canal cruise from Bruges to Damme
  • 3 hour guided tour of the South Salient
  • Full ABTA financial protection

Not Included:

  • Personal expenditure, gratuities or any admission charges other than stated
  • Entrance to the In Flanders Fields Museum
  • Any extra items at hotel
  • Single room supplement
  • Travel insurance


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