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Beautiful Bruges including Ypres & Ghent

Beautiful Bruges including Ypres & Ghent

A 5 Day Holiday to Bruges, Ypres and Ghent staying at the 4 Star Hotel Portinari visiting key sites such as the Ypres Battlefields area, Essex Farm CWGC and time at the Last Post Ceremony

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Fri 18 to Tue 22 Oct 2019 (5 Days)


One of the most perfectly preserved medieval cities in Europe; Bruges is famous for its lace shops, magnificent churches and, of course, chocolate. A holiday in Bruges is like taking a trip back in time as you wander through cobbled streets surrounded by historic buildings as horse drawn carriages go by and a trip on one of the canal boats gives you a unique view of ‘the Venice of the north’.


Look What’s Included:


  • Door to Door Home Service

  • Our own courier service

  • Club Class Extra Legroom Coach

  • Return Dover to Calais ferry crossing

  • 4 nights bed & buffet breakfast

  • Welcome drink

  • Dinner on arrival night (To be taken in a nearby restaurant)

  • Outlined excursions

  • A scenic guided boat cruise of Ghent


Not included: 3 evening dinners & all lunches


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We head for Dover and the ferry crossing to Calais. From here it is just a short drive up the coast to Bruges. Enjoy a welcoming drink upon arrival before settling in to our new surroundings. 3-course evening dinner tonight.


Today, enjoy the delights of Bruges. This ancient settlement on a network of canals and rivers is an absolute delight. Take a cruise around the canals or a horse-drawn carriage through the streets, and shop for pretty lace or delicious chocolates. This evening is our first opportunity to sample the delights of Bruges; there are restaurants and pubs aplenty to sample the local fayre.


After a leisurely start, we visit some of the key sites of the Ypres battlefields area, including Tyne Cot, the largest British War Cemetery in the world and Essex Farm CWGC, where John McCrae wrote the immortal 'In Flanders Field' poem. We continue to Ypres town centre with an opportunity to visit the Flanders Field Museum (not included) and the Menin Gate. Free time at leisure for dinner before staying to attend the moving 'Last Post' ceremony.


A full day excursion to historical Ghent. What better way to start our day than with a leisurely guided boat cruise taking in the heart of the medieval centre viewing such sites as St Bravo's Cathedral, the Belfry and St Nicholas' Church and the impressive Castle of the Counts' and the Princes' court. In the afternoon there's some free time to explore this charming city.


Departing our hotel after breakfast we visit the popular seaside resort of Ostend before returning homeward in the afternoon.

Your Hotel


4 * Hotel Portinari, Bruges

Superbly located on the t’Zand Square in the very heart of Bruges. You’ll find plenty of bars, cafes and shops nearby, so after a busy day sightseeing it’s easy to find somewhere to unwind, take the weight off your feet and watch the world go by. All rooms (except suites) have walk-in showers, Bar & breakfast room.


Mobility Grade: 3 – The resort and hotel are on the level but please remember Bruges has many cobbled streets & walkways. There are a few isolated steps, but a passenger lift serves all floors.


Hotel Facilities:


  • Walk in Showers in all rooms (excepts suites)

  • Bar

  • Breakfast Room


Duration, Departure Dates & Price


5 Day Tour

Fri 18 – Tue 22 Oct 2019 - £669


Tour Departs: 6.00am

Returns By: 9.00pm




Single Room: £154

Holiday Insurance: £46 (IPT included)


Deposit: £75 per person for all coach holidays in Britain and Europe.


Other Information:


Passports will be required for this tour


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