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Bruges - The Venice of the North

Bruges - The Venice of the North

Picturesque cobbled lanes and dreamy canals link photogenic market squares lined with soaring towers, historical churches and lane after lane of old whitewashed almshouses. Walking tour of Bruges - Ypres - Sluis.

Bruges - The Venice of the North

With it’s picturesque canals and intricate gabled houses, it’s no wonder Bruges is often referred to as the ‘Venice of the North’. It is one of the best preserved medieval cites in Europe. It’s pretty narrow winding cobbled streets and bustling squares are filled with many bars, cafes and restaurants.

 

Your Holiday Includes:

Cross Channel Ferry

3 Nights - Martin’s Brugge

Buffet Breakfast - 3 Mornings

 

Included Highlights:

  • Guided Walking Tour - Bruges (Local Guide)

  • Ypres

  • Sluis

 

Notification of Boarding Times:

Departure Times/Itinerary/Luggage Labels will be forwarded approximately 10 days prior to departure.

Day 1

We depart early morning to Dover and to join our sailing to Calais. We arrive in Bruges mid-afternoon. With picturesque canals and intricate gabled houses it is no wonder Bruges is often referred to as the ’Venice of the North’. It is one of the most beautiful and best preserved medieval cities in Europe. Our hotel is situated a few steps from the Grote Markt (Main Square) - a perfect location!

Day 2

This morning, after breakfast, the day is free to take a carriage ride around the town, climb to the top of the Belfry or maybe a canal cruise with ample time to sample the mouth-watering Belgian chocolate. We also include a guided walking tour of all the major sights with a local guide.

Late afternoon, join us as we make our way to neighbouring Ypres. Completely flattened during WW1. Having been completely rebuilt we witness the emotional 8pm ceremony beneath the Menin Gate, a poignant tribute to the courage and self-sacrifice of those who fell in defence of Ypres.

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Day 3

After breakfast, join us as we cross the boarder into the Netherlands to visit the charming town of Sluis, described as the most Flemish town in the Netherlands. Once an important port in medieval times, it now boasts a delightful centre in a canal side setting with a wealth of shops, restaurants, bars with cosy terraces, all set in beautiful architecture. We return to Bruges mid afternoon to enjoy the remainder of the day.

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Day 4

A leisurely start to the day, before we bid farewell to Bruges and head to Calais for our early afternoon crossing to Dover.

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Your Hotel

 

Martin's Brugge

Our hotel is the centrally situated 3* Martin's Brugge. Relax in the elegant inner garden and enjoy a cocktail in the Martin's Bar. Martin's Brugge is just a short walk from the Grote Markt and Belfry Tower. The hotel is the perfect base to explore the charming city of Bruges, with its historic medieval buildings, winding canals and abundance of musuems. All rooms enjoy TV, Hairdryer, WiFi and Safety Deposit Box.

 

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Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

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Burntwood The Wych Elm Pub Bridge Cross Road
Burntwood
Burton upon Trent The Bus Stop Outside The Octagon Centre
Burton upon Trent
Cannock The Bus Station
Cannock
Hednesford The Bus Stop Outside Tesco Victoria Street
Hednesford
Lichfield The Bus Station
Lichfield
Rugeley The Bus Station
Rugeley
Stafford Outside the Police Station Eastgate Street
Stafford
Sutton Coldfield McDonalds Lower Parade
Sutton Coldfield
Swadlincote The Bus Station
Swadlincote
Tamworth Assembly Rooms Corporation Street
Tamworth
Wylde Green Co-Op - Birmingham Road
Wylde Green
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