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Bruges Christmas Market Mini-Cruise 2017 – Last Few Places Remaining!

  • Winter shopping in Bruges ©VisitBruges, JanDHondt, Toerisme Brugge

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  • Winter shopping in Bruges ©VisitBruges, Jan D'Hondt, Toerisme Brugge

    Winter shopping in Bruges Belgium
  • Bruges Market ©TourismBrugge, Jan Darthet

    Bruges Market ©TourismBrugge, Jan Darthet
  • Belfry, Bruges © PT Wilding

    Bruges, Belgium - Belfry © PT Wilding
  • Bruges historic buildings and canal © PT Wilding

    Bruges, Belgium - Bruges historic buildings and canal_1 © PT Wilding
  • Historium Brugge © PT Wilding

    Bruges, Belgium - Historium Brugge © PT Wilding
3 day tour
From £130 per person


This December, Greatdays are operating their successful mini cruise to Bruges for the 4th consecutive year! Tried and Tested, this mini cruise is a firm favourite with Greatdays’ clients.

Enjoy a superb mini-cruise to Belgium for a day in magnificent medieval Bruges, and explore a Christmas Market in one of Europe’s most stunning settings. Bruges is one of the best-preserved medieval cities in Europe, and popular throughout the year. The iconic canals reflect the beautiful façades, while the Belfry towers over the cobbled Market Square.

In December, Bruges’ Christmas Markets turn the town into a fairy-tale city. The main Grote Markt square is filled with fabulous market stalls, selling gifts, chocolates and trinkets. For the brave, why not take to the open-air ice rink?

For those feeling a little more cultural, the Historium museum gives visitors a unique look at medieval Bruges and a chance to truly experience the era in the new virtual reality exhibit. The museum’s Duvelorium cafe offers many famous – as well as lesser-known – Belgian beers. The Choco-Story museum and Frietmuseum offer an interesting take on two of Belgium’s greatest exports: chocolate and chips.

Alternatively, why not take a relaxing canal cruise (subject to canals not being frozen!) and see the town from a different angle, or simply wander the cobbled streets filled with tempting shops, bars and restaurants.

In our exclusive package, make your own way to the port at Hull, to be met by Greatdays staff for our overnight sailing from Hull to Zeebrugge with P&O Ferries. On board the overnight crossing, enjoy an extensive buffet dinner as well as some fantastic onboard entertainment.

The following day, start with a hearty breakfast onboard the ship before boarding our coach transfer from the port in Zeebrugge to Bruges. Here, spend the morning and afternoon exploring this enchanting city at leisure.

Late afternoon, we again board our private coach transfer back to the port in Zeebrugge, where we rejoin the ferry for our overnight sailing back to Hull. Once again, enjoy dinner onboard and the entertainment provided. Rising in the morning, disembark back in Hull after breakfast onboard.

Secure your place on this fabulous mini-cruise today – to book online click here


3rd December 2017

Suggested itinerary

Day 1

Cruise from Hull

Arrive in Hull and board the P&O ship for the overnight cruise to Belgium. Whilst on-board, enjoy an extensive buffet dinner in The Kitchen restaurant. After dinner, why not settle down in the Sunset Show Lounge or the Moonlight Lounge to take in the night’s entertainment.

Day 2

Discover Bruges

Enjoy an on-board breakfast as you sail into Zeebrugge before departing the ship. Board your coach for your short transfer to Bruges, arriving approximately 10am. A short walk from the coach park – central Bruges is pedestrianized to preserve its charm, you will be amazed by the historic city.

You can enjoy around 6 hours exploring Bruges and the fantastic sights and Christmas Markets (depending on sailing times). The Christmas Market will be housed on the main Grote Markt Square, with an ice rink at its heart. Here you can purchase many delightful gifts and sample some of Belgium’s specialities – waffles, chocolate, chips and beer!

Alternatively, perhaps visit Historium Brugge, one of the city’s most popular attractions, and look back at the history of Bruges from 1435 in 5S, a new concept that stimulates the five senses. Also worth visiting is the Beguinage, perhaps enjoy a chocolate tasting or take a canal cruise to see the town from a different perspective?

In the late afternoon, board your transfer back from Bruges to Zeebrugge, and re-board the ferry. After checking in, once again enjoy a 3-course buffet dinner and an evening at leisure, perhaps enjoying more live entertainment during our overnight cruise back to the UK.

Day 3

Disembark and return home

Disembark early morning in Hull after an on-board breakfast and continue on your journey home.

Our Ship

Our ship will be the Pride of Bruges or the Pride York, whose facilities include ‘The Kitchen’ restaurant where you can enjoy buffet breakfast and dinners and the Sunset Show Bar where the resident band will entertain you for the evening. There is also a bar to meet and socialise with fellow passengers. All cabins include an en-suite shower room and WC. Upgrades to low berth cabins and outside cabins are available on request. The ship is accessible for passengers with mobility issues. Both ship underwent an £8.5 million pound renovation project in Spring 2017.

Transport to Hull

Transport is NOT included to or from Hull on Day 1 or Day 3.

Our suggestions:

a) Self drive and park your car in the port car park from £7 per 24hr period. There are open air pay and display car parks close to the terminal building.

b) Organise a group from your local area and book a mini or full size coach to Hull, ask for our special prices.

c) Take the train to Hull and transfer to the port by taxi – approx cost £7 per taxi.

3rd December 2017 3 days
2 berth inside cabin with bunk beds £130.00 per person
Single Supplement £30.00 supplement
Low berth inside cabin supplement £19.00 per cabin
Outside (port-hole) cabin supplement £24.00 per cabin

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Our prices are guaranteed against any currency surcharges for 2017 European tours. Price based on exchange rate of £1 = €1.180. All prices are per person based on sharing a 2-berth bunk-style inside cabin. Prices do not include UK transport to/from Hull or travel insurance. The tour is subject to a minimum of 50 paying passengers booking on the trip. We will advise closer to the date of departure if this has been reached. Picture is for illustrative purposes only. Greatdays Holidays Limited are a member of ABTA (Y0380) which means you have the benefit of ABTA's assistance and Code of Conduct. Please ask us to confirm what protection may apply to your booking. The tour is subject to a minimum number of paying passengers confirming on the tour. If these numbers are not reached Greatdays can cancel the tour due to the number not being reached. Closer to the departure date you will be contacted to be advised if the tour is operating or not. Every effort will be made by suppliers to ensure that all advertised facilities are available, however, timings of the day and attractions may be closed, modified, delayed or cancelled without prior notice, notably due to inclement weather conditions.

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