5-Star Brussels and Bruges Christmas Markets

4 days from £379pp.


Visit: Brussels, Belgium


Visit: Bruges, Belgium

Combine the traditions and quaint atmosphere of the Christmas markets with 5-star luxury in the heart of Brussels.

    Local departure by coach then to our 5-star hotel in Brussels for a three-night stay.

    Included day in Brussels. The city boasts a host of fascinating monuments, buildings and museums, along with countless cafés, restaurants and boutiques. During the festive period the centrepiece of Brussels is the local Christmas market, with its cheerful lights, delicious aromas and a vast number of stalls where you will find all kinds of traditional gifts, including handmade crafts and tasty festive foods including pots of moules (mussels), Belgian frites (fries), delicious Belgian waffles and, of course, Belgium’s world-famous chocolates and beer. Not to be missed is a visit to the Grand Place, one of the most beautiful squares in Europe with its Baroque and Gothic style architecture, decorated in festive lights and garlands. Explore the quaint little backstreets leading off the Grand Place where you will find more inviting eateries along the Rue de Bouchers and stroll to the Galeries Saint Hubert, a glass-roofed arcade full of cafés, shops and theatres.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    Today we include a visit to Bruges. Known as the 'Venice of the North', it is considered one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, where canals crossed with pretty, humpback bridges and winding, cobbled streets lead to picturesque market squares. The famous Belfry is one of the city’s most prominent symbols, towering above the bustling Christmas markets below.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    Return home.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    Prices are per person, based on two sharing.

    Extras: optional excursions; single room supplement £115; travel insurance from £35.50.


    Certain excursions are included in the price of your holiday. If you choose not to go on an included excursion, for whatever reason, no refunds will be made.
    Yes, you will receive one with your Travel Documents, which are sent 7-10 days before departure.
    We believe that our holidays may not be suitable for children under 8 years old (except for Disneyland Paris bookings) however, we will consider individual requests on application. Customers aged 18 and under at the time of travel must be accompanied by an adult, parent or guardian aged over 18 years old.
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    The 5-star Sofitel Brussels Europe is situated on Place Jourdan, in the heart of Brussels, surrounded by a good selection of restaurants and bars. Schuman metro station is just 600m away offering easy access to the rest of Brussels. Sofitel Brussels Europe is a truly elegant hotel with all of the 149 well-appointed rooms offering complimentary WiFi, tea and coffee making facilities and flat screen TV.


    Sofitel Brussels Europe

    Sofitel Brussels Europe

    Sofitel Brussels Europe

    • English Speaking Staff
    • Guest Lounge
    • Bar
    • Restaurant
    • WiFi Available
    • TV
    • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
    • Hairdryer
    • Bath and/or Shower
    • Telephone

    If you prefer, then you can join the tour at the hotel. To do this, we will require a copy of your passport for identification purposes and you must advise us at the time of booking.

    No reduction will be given if you should choose to do this.

    All hotel rooms benefit from private bathroom facilities.
    Some hotels have tea and coffee making facilities. Please check the tour pages for more information or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
    Most hotels have a lift, please call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333 for more information.
    Some hotels have ground floor rooms. Please email for information on individual hotels or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
    Your hotels will supply towels in your room.

    We are unable to guarantee that the hotel will be able to meet your dietary requirements. We find that the majority of European countries do not generally cater for vegetarians and that the meal supplied may well be what everyone else is having minus the meat.

    We will of course endeavour to arrange for a vegetarian meal at the hotel. We do however suggest that you advise us of your dietary requests at the time of booking and recommend that you speak to the receptionist on arrival with regard to your request.

    Travel in comfort and style

    Departure times given for each region are approximate. Please check your travel documents to confirm the actual timings.

    Front row seats can be reserved for £12pp (up to 6 days duration), £20pp (7 & 8 days duration) and £25pp (9 days duration and over) on all European tours. In addition to this seats on the second row can be reserved for £6pp (up to 6 days duration), £12pp (7 & 8 days duration) and £15pp (9 days duration and over). This offer is only available for bookings of two or four persons on the front row and is subject to availability. Guaranteed front/second row seats cannot be reserved on transfer journeys to/from the U.K. port. Children under 15 years cannot occupy a front row seat due to French Law.

    Please note: On some coaches the legroom on front seats may be slightly less than that available on other seats due to the presence of a modesty board in front.

    If your tour is cancelled for any reason and front/second row seats are not available on your new tour you will be refunded the supplement. No other compensation will be payable.

    Alternatively, we can take seating requests on your booking. However, requests are not guaranteed. All seat numbers are confirmed on travel documents approximately 7-10 days prior to departure.

    We guarantee that all passengers on the same booking will be seated together on the main tour coach. Seats on the transfer coaches to and from the U.K. port are not allocated.
    Hot and cold drinks are served on the main tour coaches. Prices are approximately 90p or 1 Euro per drink. Prices will be confirmed by the driver. Drinks may also be served on the transfer coaches but this is not guaranteed.

    Transfer coaches are routed approximately 2-3 weeks before departure and will depend on where passengers are booked to travel from on any particular date as to which route is taken. If you require further detailed information regarding the route to the port you can contact our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333 two weeks before you are due to travel.

    With regard to the route taken by the main tour coach, this is determined by the driver.

    All main tour coaches have on-board toilets. Transfer coaches to and from the U.K. port may not have on-board toilets. When non-British coaches are used on transfers and tours (air or TGV holidays only) an on-board toilet may not be available. However, comfort stops will be made during long journeys.
    All coaches feature air-conditioning. Should the air-conditioning system break down for a period exceeding 12 hours, compensation will be awarded up to a maximum of £10 per fare-paying passenger per tour.
    We operate a passenger interchange at the Channel port. Transfer coaches, including taxis, minibuses, Megabus and National Express operate to and from the U.K. port. You will join your main tour coach at the port.
    One medium sized suitcase per person, which should weigh no more than 20kg when full. We may refuse to carry larger or heavier cases. Hand luggage can be stored in the overhead racks aboard the coach.
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