Brussels Christmas Markets by Eurostar

4 days from £329 pp.


Brussels Christmas Markets

Visit: Brussels Christmas Markets, Belgium

Brussels

Visit: Brussels, Christmas Markets

About the Tour

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.

Tour Includes


  • 3 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • Return travel from London direct to Brussels by Eurostar™
Dates & Prices

Once you have booked your tour either online, or by telephone ( 01709 787 463 ), you have the flexibility of how you pay off the remainder of your balance. You can:

  • Use our balance payment facility online to make and track your card payments. You can pay as much as you want up until your final due date or pay it all, the choice is yours.
  • Send payments via online banking.
  • Send payments via cheque.
  • Call us and make a card payment, either a small amount or as lump sum until your final due date.

Our contact and online banking payment details will be on your confirmation invoice to remind you of your choices.

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Your Itinerary

    Make your own way to your departure station and proceed to the Eurostar check-in desks. We recommend you arrive at the station at least one hour before departure*. The Eurostar is a direct train from the UK to Brussels which will take approximately 2hrs so you can get a snack from the on-board cafe carriage or just sit back and enjoy journey into the centre of the city. You will stay for three nights with continental breakfast.

    *Please note your train times will show on your documents.

    Brussels

    Brussels

    You have two full two days in the charming city of Brussels where you can relax and savour the festive atmosphere. The City of Brussels is the capital of Belgium and has grown from a small rural settlement on the river Senne to become one of the most important cities in Europe. Brussels has so much to offer as a city in its own right including beautiful buildings, museums and art just to name a few. You can see both classical and modern attractions in the city so there is always something news to discover. In 1998 UNESCO World Heritage status was given to the Grand Place which is one of the main landmarks of the city and of course you must visit the Manneken Pis the famous boy status designed by Hieronymus Duquesnoy the Elder in the 1618-1619. If you want to see something a bit more modern, then why not find the Tin Tin and comic wall strips around the city. The comic wall strips are brightly coloured paintings on the sides of building which are located all over the city showing different senses from characters that you know as well as local ones, these painting as lovely to find and admire while you are out and about in the city. then why not find the Tin Tin and comic wall strips around the city. The comic wall strips are brightly coloured paintings on the sides of building which are located all over the city showing different senses from characters that you know as well as local ones, these painting as lovely to find and admire while you are out and about in the city.

    Of course the main reason for your visit is to enjoy the Christmas Markets. The Christmas Market has cheerful lights, delicious aromas and a vast number of stalls which promises a true holiday atmosphere. With exhibitors from all over Europe setting up wooden chalets around the Bourse (Stock Exchange), Place Sainte Catherine and the Marché aux Poissons (Fishmarket) you are sure to find plenty of stocking fillers. Whichever chalets you visit you will find plenty of Christmas goodies, handicrafts and various seasonal gastronomic delights. In addition to the Christmas Market the ever-popular outdoor ice-skating rink at the Marché aux Poissons offers fun for all. In the Grand Place itself, one of the world’s most beautiful squares, admire the stunning baroque facades of the guild houses and Town Hall, which will be beautifully illuminated. This vibrant city comes to life at night – treat yourself to a meal in one of the many splendid restaurants.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    Check out of your hotel this morning. Be sure to leave plenty of time for the journey back to the station. We recommend you arrive at the station at least one hour before departure to check in. Travel by Eurostar direct to the UK.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    Your Excursions

    Included Excursions & Visits

    • Excursions and visits as described in the itinerary

    Optional Excursions & Visits


    Notes

    Eurostar seat supplements may apply.

    Train Times 

     OutboundInbound 
     Depart London St. Pancras 12:58 Depart Brussels 16:56
     Arrive Brussels 16:08 Arrive London St. Pancras 18:06

     All Eurostar times are subject to change and will be re-confirmed with your travel documents.


     

    Travel Insurance from £27.00 (4 days). Single Room Supplement from £119.00 (4 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 nights at the 4-star Pullman Hotel Brussels Midi. The hotel offers first-class facilities including a restaurant, lounge bar and lift. The hotel is ideally situated, as it is only a few steps from Brussels-Midi Station.

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    Pullman Brussels Midi

    Pullman Brussels Midi

    Pullman Brussels Midi


    The 4 star Pullman Brussels Midi hotel was designed by the architect Jean-Philippe Nuel and has a comfort and modern design. The hotel is located in the enclosure of the international train station of Brussels, with the city centre only a short walk away. With the city centre being so close you can visit some of the local attractions such as Hallepoort Museum, the statue of Manneken Pis, the Atonmium, Coudenberg and the Royal Palace or you can relax in one of the many restaurants or cafes in the area. The hotels facilities include 24hr reception, concierge, fitness centre, currency exchange, restaurant, bar, room service (payable) and Wi-Fi/Internet access. All bedrooms feature Tea and Coffee making facilities, minibar, telephone, hairdryer, air conditioning, T.V, safe, Wi-Fi/Internet access and en-suite bathroom.

    • English Speaking Staff
    • Guest Lounge
    • Bar
    • Restaurant
    • Lift
    • 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.

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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. This offer is only available for bookings of two or four persons on the front row and is subject to availability. 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 £17pp (9 days duration and over). Guaranteed front/second row seats cannot be reserved on transfer journeys to/from the interchange. Children under 15 years cannot occupy a front row seat due to French Law. Central view seats are free.

    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 interchange are not allocated.
    Hot and cold drinks are served on your main tour coach. Prices are approximately £1 or €1.25 Euro per drink. Prices will be confirmed by your driver.

    Transfer coaches are routed approximately 2-3 weeks before departure. The route taken depends on where paassengers 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 vehicles to and from the interchange may not have on-board toilets. When non-British coaches are used on transfers and tours (air 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.
    All our coaches and transfer vehicles operate a 'no smoking on board policy'. The use of electronic cigarettes is strictly forbidden.
    In the interest of fellow guests, do not take hot food or ice cream on board.
    alcohol can only be taken on board our vehicles at the discretion of your driver.
    Depending on the location of your pickup point, you may be picked up by coach (not necessarily the on you are touring on), minibus, taxi, National Express or Megabus service. You may then be taken to another centralised pickup location or service station. We operate a passenger interchange at Stop 24 Services, where you will meet the tour coach you are holidaying on and then continue on with your outbound journey. Similarly, on the way home, you may also change transfer vehicles at another location, to take you to your final drop off point.
    Your allowance is 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 should be stored in the overhead racks aboard the coach. Nothing should be stored under your seat.

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