About the tour: Ostend, Ghent & Bruges

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 see 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

5 days from £399 pp

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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Tour Itinerary

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

    • Included meals: Dinner

    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
    Bruges
    Bruges

    Included highlights

    • Bruges

    Optional highlights

    • Sluis

    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
    Ghent
    Ghent

    Included highlights

    • Ghent

    Optional highlights

    • Ghent Guided Walking Tour

    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
    Ostend
    Ostend

    Included highlights

    • Ostend
    • Ypres

    Return home.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    Additional Information


    Single Room Supplement from £135.00 (5 days).

    Ostend, Ghent & Bruges 5 days from £399pp

    OR Call our reservations team on:
    01709 787 463

    Accommodation

    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.

    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.

    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.


    Hotel Features

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

    Room Features

    • TV
    • Hairdryer
    • Telephone

    Travel Options

    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.

    When it comes to getting you to your destination, Leger Holidays make it easy, with a selection of travel options for you to choose from.

    All of our coaches are modern and comfortable, and you can be assured of a high level of service. On selected air holidays, the executive coach may not have an onboard toilet or drinks facilities.

    Executive Features

    • Air conditioning
    • Drinks machines
    • Onboard toilet
    • Reclining seats
    Silver Service, refreshments

    Silver Service Features

    • Sit back and relax in specially-designed, deluxe reclining seats, with leather headrests, footrests and more legroom than standard coaches.
    • Enjoy the perfect temperature onboard with climate control.
    • Relax and have a chat in the spacious rear lounge.
    • Servery on board offering a range of refreshments.
    • Porterage* at most hotels, so you really don’t have to lift a finger.
    • Time flies with our onboard entertainment system.
    • With free personal headphones you can tune into the music channel, listen to the radio or watch DVDs.
    • Onboard toilet

    Silver Service Seating Plan

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    Find your nearest pickup point

    You can join your coach at your nearest joining point – we’ve hundreds to choose from throughout England, Scotland and Wales. To find your nearest pick up, search using your postcode below.

      *Please note pickups are subject to availability.

      Travel Extras

      Why not go the night before your tour for a relaxing start?

      You can park for FREE for up to seven days at the Holiday Inn Ashford North and enjoy an overnight stay with English breakfast from just £38 per person (Based on 2 sharing a twin/double room on a B&B basis, subject to availability. Single supplements and terms and conditions apply.) We’ll then collect you from the hotel on the day of departure and return you there at the end of your holiday.

      To book this package, please call the hotel on 01233 713333, quoting ‘Leger Holidays’ and your booking reference. If your holiday is longer than seven days you can pay for additional days’ parking. Ask one of our friendly reservations team for more details when you book your holiday

      On most holidays if you’d prefer to join your tour coach at Stop 24 services, you can park your car in the car park which is accredited by the Park Mark safer parking scheme and is monitored 24 hours a day by CCTV. Payment for the parking is made on arrival using the self-service machines. Excludes holidays to Ireland and the U.K. and tours travelling via Brittany Ferries.

      On Single Traveller holidays and coach holidays of 7 days’ duration or more, you don’t even have to think about getting to your local joining point. If you live within 20 miles of one of our free joining points we’ll pick you up from your home and take you to meet your transfer vehicle, then return you back home at the end of your holiday. The cost is from £35 per booking each way for up to four people per booking.

      If you live a little further afield, you can also take advantage of this convenient option for an additional charge – please enquire at the time of booking.

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      Ostend, Ghent & Bruges 5 days from £399pp

      OR Call our reservations team on:
      01709 787 463