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.
You will stay for three nights at the 3-star family-owned Hotel Olympia, situated in a quiet neighbourhood on the western outskirts of Bruges, yet only around a 30-minute walk from the Grote Markt, and the shops and sights.
Local departure by coach, then to our hotel in Bruges for a three-night stay.
Location: Arras & Lille
Join our included excursion, as we travel first to the delightful town of Arras. The magnificent setting of the Grand Place plays host to the Arras Christmas market which, over the years, has become one of the largest in northern France. Wooden huts, a skating rink, carousel, musical events, workshops and mouth-watering smells: the Christmas village focuses on creating a festive atmosphere in anticipation of the Christmas season. This afternoon we visit Lille which boasts a wonderful Christmas market housed in wooden chalets, with fine shops and boutiques to complete the retail experience.
Spend a full day in the charming city of Bruges, with its beautiful setting. Bruges boasts one of the most famous Christmas markets in Belgium, offering the best of winter products, Christmas gifts, warming glühwein and tasty snacks. The historic centre of Bruges is a UNESCO world heritage site and a joy to explore. The Hotel Olympia is located around 1 mile from the historic centre of Bruges (approx. 20 – 30 minute walk).
You will have the option to book your own flights independently with the operator.
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