After an exciting Christmas, enjoy a relaxing break in the beautiful, Belgium city of Bruges. On this short break by coach, we also offer guests the opportunity to see Antwerp, Ostend and Ypres, making for the ultimate Twixmas getaway. 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. Explore Antwerp’s charming streets and historic churchyards and 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 where you can witness the Last Post Ceremony. There’s something for everyone on this wonderful Twixmas holiday.
Local departure by coach then onward to Bruges for a three-night stay.
Bruges & Ypres
Free morning for you to independently explore Bruges, with its canals, cobbled streets and shops selling the famous Belgian chocolate on almost every corner! This afternoon, why not join our optional excursion to Ypres? See the market square, dominated by the huge Cloth Hall with its magnificent belfry. We return to Bruges after the Last Post Ceremony at the Menin Gate, held every night at 8pm.
Enjoy an included visit to Antwerp. Antwerp is a delightful town with charming narrow streets, large squares and a café culture. The town boasts five historic churches, and has many quiet courtyards, squares and hidden gardens where you can relax.
En route to Calais for our return journey home, we make an included 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.
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.
You will stay for three 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.
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).
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.