Enjoy a brilliant Belgian Christmas holiday, heading to two of the most popular markets in Europe, whilst enjoying the full 5-star luxury. Head to both Brussels Christmas Markets and the Bruges Christmas Market staying in a fantastic 5-star hotel in the centre of Brussels right in the heart of the Place Jourdan. Spend time at leisure wandering around the twinkling market stalls in two of Belgium’s most visited destinations. From the quaint and picturesque city of Bruges to the show stopping capital of Brussels, you will be full of festive cheer after visiting these two spectacular Christmas markets.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Why not go the night before your
holiday for a relaxing start? You can park for FREE
for up to nine days at the Holiday Inn Ashford
North and enjoy an overnight stay with English
breakfast from just £38 per person. This offer is
subject to availability and based on two sharing a
twin/double room on a B&B basis. 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
nine days you can pay for additional days’ parking.
Ask one of our friendly reservations team for
more details when you book your holiday.
Single supplements and terms and conditions apply.
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
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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.
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.