Beautiful Bruges & Ghent

4 days from £269pp.


Bruges

Visit: Bruges, Belgium

Ghent

Visit: Ghent, Belgium

Your tour begins in the beautiful city of Bruges, where you can walk the quaint canals and enjoy all that the city has to offer. Whilst you explore the many wonders and visit the sights such as the Belfry and The Basilica of Holy Blood, why not enjoy a tasty treat and indulge in some scrumptious Belgian chocolates or try a famous Belgian beer. From our base in Bruges, discover the port city of Ghent, the ‘flower capital of Belgium’, and one of the country’s best kept secrets. With the opportunity to also visit the quaint town of Ypres and experience the Last Post Ceremony at Menin Gate. The 5-day tour also includes a morning in Ostend. This popular coach tour will prove a delightful break for anyone wanting a taste of Belgium.

Local departure by coach, then to Bruges for a three-night stay at the 3-star Hotel Olympia located within walking distance of the historic centre.

This morning is at leisure for you to begin your exploration of Bruges with its canals, cobbled streets and shops selling the famous Belgian chocolate on almost every corner. 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). This afternoon spend further free time in Bruges or why not join our optional excursion to Ypres and the Last Post Ceremony? Spend time at leisure exploring the town centre. See the market square, dominated by the huge Cloth Hall, with its magnificent belfry. This evening pause at the Menin Gate, where the last post ceremony is performed daily. The Menin Gate is a memorial dedicated to the missing and bears the names of 54,896 officers and men who died between 1914 and 15 August 1917. Every evening since 11 November 1929, buglers have sounded the emotive Last Post at 8pm beneath the archway. We return to the hotel after the Last Post Ceremony.

  • Included meals: Breakfast

Today we enjoy an included morning visit to Ghent. Affectionately known as the ‘Flower Capital of Belgium’, Ghent is a city of great elegance, boasting a wonderful legacy of medieval architecture and imposing monuments. There will be free time for you to explore before we return to Bruges for an afternoon at leisure.

  • Included meals: Breakfast

Return home.

  • Included meals: Breakfast

At a Glance

Tour Includes

  • 3 or 4 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • Convenient local joining points
  • Travel by executive coach or upgrade to Silver Service

Included Excursions & Visits

  • Bruges
  • Ghent

Optional Excursions & Visits

  • Ypres
  • Ostend (5-day tour)

Notes

4BRG 1 June 2017 - Please note that on this tour date you will stay at the 4-star Holiday Inn Ghent Expo on the outskirts of Ghent. On day two you have an included morning visit to Bruges, and a late afternoon optional visit to Ypres, where you can see the 'Last Post Ceremony' held at the Menin Gate at 8pm, before we return to our hotel. On day three you will enjoy a morning visit to Bruges and an afternoon at leisure in Ghent.

Single Room Supplement from £99.00 (4 days), £129.00 (5 days).

Local departure by coach, then to Bruges for a four-night stay at the 3-star Hotel Olympia located within walking distance of the historic centre.

Ypres

Ypres

This morning is at leisure for you to begin your exploration of Bruges with its canals, cobbled streets and shops selling the famous Belgian chocolate on almost every corner. 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). This afternoon spend further free time in Bruges or why not join our optional excursion to Ypres and the Last Post Ceremony? Spend time at leisure exploring the town centre. See the market square, dominated by the huge Cloth Hall, with its magnificent belfry. This evening pause at the Menin Gate, where the last post ceremony is performed daily. The Menin Gate is a memorial dedicated to the missing and bears the names of 54,896 officers and men who died between 1914 and 15 August 1917. Every evening since 11 November 1929, buglers have sounded the emotive Last Post at 8pm beneath the archway. We return to the hotel after the Last Post Ceremony.

  • Included meals: Breakfast
Ghent

Ghent

Today we enjoy an included morning visit to Ghent. Affectionately known as the ‘Flower Capital of Belgium’, Ghent is a city of great elegance, boasting a wonderful legacy of medieval architecture and imposing monuments. There will be free time for you to explore before we return to Bruges for an afternoon at leisure.

  • Included meals: Breakfast
Ostend

Ostend

Today why not join our optional visit to Ostend, the ‘Queen of Belgium’s seaside resorts’. Ostend gained its resort-town popularity from the Belgian Kings, Leopold I and II, who faithfully spent their summers here. A stroll along the promenade offers views of the Royal monuments and other historical sights. This afternoon we spend further free time in Bruges.

  • Included meals: Breakfast

Return home.

  • Included meals: Breakfast

At a Glance

Tour Includes

  • 3 or 4 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • Convenient local joining points
  • Travel by executive coach or upgrade to Silver Service

Included Excursions & Visits

  • Bruges
  • Ghent

Optional Excursions & Visits

  • Ypres
  • Ostend (5-day tour)

Notes

4BRG 1 June 2017 - Please note that on this tour date you will stay at the 4-star Holiday Inn Ghent Expo on the outskirts of Ghent. On day two you have an included morning visit to Bruges, and a late afternoon optional visit to Ypres, where you can see the 'Last Post Ceremony' held at the Menin Gate at 8pm, before we return to our hotel. On day three you will enjoy a morning visit to Bruges and an afternoon at leisure in Ghent.

Single Room Supplement from £99.00 (4 days), £129.00 (5 days).

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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Accommodation

You will stay for three or four nights at the 3-star Hotel Olympia in Bruges. This friendly, family-owned hotel has been popular with Leger guests for many years and has been refurbished. It is within walking distance of the local shops and the historic centre of Bruges and has a lift, bar and breakfast room.

Please note: 4BRG 1 Jun 2017 departure will stay at the 4-star Holiday Inn Ghent Expo on the outskirts of Ghent.

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Hotel Olympia

Olympia

Olympia


The friendly, family-owned Hotel Olympia, is situated in a quiet neighbourhood on the western outskirts of Bruges, yet only around 30 minutes' walk from the Grote Market, and the shops and sights. Valerie and her team will do their best to ensure a pleasant stay in this beautiful city. Popular with Leger guests for many years, the hotel has a small bar, breakfast room on the first floor and lift to bedrooms. The hotel has 31 comfortable bedrooms with T.V., telephone, free wi-fi and safe (at small additional cost).

  • English Speaking Staff
  • Guest Lounge
  • Bar
  • WiFi Available
  • TV
  • 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.

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Travel Information

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 £14pp (up to 6 days duration), £22pp (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 £7pp (up to 6 days duration), £14pp (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 feeder 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 £1 or 1.25 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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