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Bruges is a picture-perfect example of a medieval city, made even more atmospheric by the trimmings of the season; its cobbled streets are festooned with lights, its towering belfry illuminated and the magnificent Markt square replete with towering tree. This six day festive break is based at the central, cosy and charming Aragon Hotel, includes two dinners at excellent local restaurants, free time and visits to Ghent and Antwerp.
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Following on from our very popular Beer and Battlefields coach tour, this new Christmas-themed holiday is a mix of battlefields, breweries and Christmas markets. Join us on this unique journey of Remembrance as we visit battlefield sites from both World Wars, including Messines Ridge in West Flanders, and the WW2 battlefields in Belgium. You’ll also hear the story of the Christmas Truce, and be able to raise a glass to our heroes, in a number of local breweries. Plus, you can indulge in the festivities at the Arras and Bruges festive markets.
Enjoy the beauty of Belgium at Christmastime as we head to Brussels and Valkenburg Christmas Markets. Begin in the heart of Europe with a day to wander around the festive delights of the Brussels Christmas Markets. From the Grand Place to the Brussels artists' markets, there’s plenty to see and do in the Belgian capital. Then, moving on to the rather unique Christmas markets of Valkenburg, head into the Municipal caves for festivities underground. With the air turned sweet by the smells of Christmas treats, this is one Christmas holiday you won’t want to miss.
Enjoy a short break by coach combining Germany’s Cologne and Monschau, with the Dutch town of Valkenburg, from our base in the delightful Hasselt in Belgium. The tour begins with a full day visit to the German city of Cologne. Set on the River Rhine, the 2000 year old city houses amazing architecture, make sure you pay a visit to the gothic Dom with its famous twin spires. We then pass through the Eifel Hills into the German town of Monschau, where we’re greeted with half-timbered houses and welcoming taverns. Crossing the border into Holland, spend time exploring the quaint, cobbled alleyways of Valkenburg, a Dutch hidden gem. You’ll not want to miss this tremendous Twixmas holiday!
Forget about your Brussel sprouts, join us as we take the Eurostar from London St. Pancras to the Brussels Christmas Markets for a picture perfect festive break. Spend your time at leisure visiting the winter wonderland that is Brussels as it transforms for the Christmas period with illuminations, merry-go-rounds, a big wheel and an ice rink. Why not make your way around the markets dotted about from the Grand Place Grote Markt, to the Marché aux Poissons Vismarkt and later on, relax in the comfort of your 4-star hotel.
Soak up the atmosphere of three magical Christmas markets on this superb festive coach holiday. To get us in to the spirit of Christmas, our tour begins in the delightful town of Arras, home to the largest Christmas Market in northern France. Then, housed in wooden chalets, with fine shops and mouth-watering smells, we then move on and experience the magic of Lille. But, no coach break during the festive season, would be complete without visiting Bruges. With its beautiful setting, there’s no wonder it’s one of the most famous Christmas markets in Belgium.
Enjoy a festive break in the company of like-minded travellers, as we take you on a spectacular holiday in beautiful Belgium. We begin on Christmas Eve, in the Belgium capital of Brussels. Enjoy the merry atmosphere and visit the local Christmas market for some last minute shopping, or why not take a stroll along the Grand Place and enjoy a festive treat in one of the many café’s or restaurants. On Christmas day, enjoy a leisurely morning and chance to join us on a visit to Mouscron and its magical Christmas Market. Stroll around the various stalls and appreciate the city’s amazing architecture. As the holiday season comes to an end, so does the tour and we finish the festivities in the town of Dinant, famous for its onion-shaped dome of the cathedral.