Ostend, Ghent & Bruges

5 days from £399pp.


Ostend Harbour

Visit: Ostend Harbour, Belgium

Ghent

Visit: Ghent, Belgium

Bruges

Visit: Bruges, Belgium

About the Tour

Discover the best of Belgium on this fully escorted coach tour. Join us as we stroll the cobbled streets of the canal side city of Bruges, taking in the famous sights from the Belfry to the Church of Our Lady. You have the opportunity to take a trip into the fortified Dutch town of Sluis, and pay a visit Holland’s only bell tower. In Ghent, marvel at the amazing medieval architecture, as you explore the ‘Flower Capital of Belgium’. Walk along the promenade and enjoy a morning in Ostend, the queen of Belgium’s seaside resorts. With the added opportunity to visit Ypres, home to the famous Menin Gate war memorial. There’s something for everyone on this wonderful holiday.

Tour Includes


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

    Local departure by coach, then to Ostend for a four-night stay.

    • Included meals: Dinner
    Bruges

    Bruges

    Today we travel to the charming city of Bruges on our included excursion. This morning is free for you to explore the town at your leisure. Bruges is one of Europe’s best-preserved medieval cities, and is Belgium’s most visited town. There are stunning buildings which grace the centre, including the Gothic clock, town halls and medieval belfry that dominate the main square. The town also boasts some excellent art collections. Add this to the myriad of canals, cobbled streets and shops selling the famous Belgian chocolate on almost every corner, there is plenty to see and do! From Bruges, you have the opportunity to join an afternoon optional excursion to the fortified town of Sluis. Situated in the rural province of Zeeland in Holland, the fortified town of Sluis is popular for both shopping and dining. You will have time at leisure to discover the rich architecture, elegant shops and rich cultural heritage of this charming town. Climb Holland’s only bell tower for a spectacular view of the picturesque countryside surrounding Zeeland Flanders, or visit the ‘De Brak’ windmill – originally built as a fortress mill and the first made of stone in the area, or take a walk along the old city ramparts.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Ghent

    Ghent

    Enjoy a morning included excursion to the delightful city of Ghent, where an optional guided walking tour will be available to introduce you to many sights. The walking tour will lead you through the quaint cobbled streets and tree-lined canals of this historic and delightful town. Ghent manages to combine medieval architectural wealth and idyllic charm within its city walls. From St Michael’s bridge there is a wonderful view of the skyline of Ghent, which includes the three impressive towers of St Nicholas’ Church and Sint Baafs Cathedral with its elaborate stone and marble naves. We return to Ostend for an afternoon at leisure.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Ostend

    Ostend

    This morning is spent at leisure in Ostend. The indisputable ‘Queen’ of Belgium’s seaside resorts, the city of Ostend gained its resort-town popularity from two Belgian kings, Leopold I and II, who faithfully spent every summer here. Be sure to make the most of your visit with a stroll along the promenade where you can admire the Royal monuments. This afternoon why not join our superb optional excursion to Ypres. Take a stroll around the beautiful town of Ypres. See the market square, overlooked by the dominating medieval Cloth Hall with its impressive 70 metre high Belfry, or perhaps visit the most important war memorial in Ypres, the Menin Gate.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Return home.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    Your Excursions

    Included Excursions & Visits

    • Bruges - Medieval city
    • Ghent - Flower Capital of Belgium

    Optional Excursions & Visits

    • Sluis - Fortified town
    • Ypres - Visit the famous Menin Gate

    Notes


    Single Room Supplement from £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 four nights at the 3-star Hotel Melinda, located within walking distance of the town centre, harbour and the beach in Ostend. The hotel offers a restaurant and a lounge bar, plus a lift.

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    Melinda

    Melinda

    Melinda


    Situated opposite the harbour, the Hotel Melinda is only a short walk from the seafront and beach, and the town centre with its excellent shopping, bars and restaurants. The hotel boasts modern public areas with a bar and restaurant. All 45 modern furnished bedrooms have T.V and telephone. The hotel has a lift.

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