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Bruges Christmas Market Mini-Cruise 2017 – For individuals and groups

  • 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 Greatday’s 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 city’s art museums house fine examples of the Flemish Masters, while the Choco-Story museum and Frietmuseum offer an interesting take on two of Belgium’s greatest exports: chocolate and chips. The Historium 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 offered many famous – and lesser-known – Belgian beers.

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

In our exclusive package, make your own way to the port at Hull, where you will be met by Greatdays staff for your 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 on board entertainment.

The following day, start with a hearty breakfast on-board the ship before boarding our coach transfer from the port in Zeebrugge to Bruges. Here you will have the morning and afternoon at leisure to explore the fantastic city at leisure.

Late afternoon, you will re-board our private coach transfer back to the port in Zeebrugge before re-joining the ferry for your overnight sailing back to Hull. Once again, enjoy dinner on-board and the entertainment provided. Rising in the morning, disembark back in Hull after breakfast on-board.

Secure your place on this fabulous mini-cruise today!


3rd December 2017

Suggested itinerary

Day 1

Cruise from Hull

Arrive in Hull and board your ship for the overnight cruise to Belgium. Whilst on-board enjoy a five course buffet dinner in The Kitchen restaurant. After dinner enjoy the entertainment on board, such as live music at the Sunset Show Lounge.

Day 2

Discover Bruges

Enjoy a leisurely buffet breakfast on-board before you make the short trip to medieval Bruges. Enjoy a full day in Bruges (around 6 hours depending on sailing times). Visit the attraction, Historium Brugge, and look back at the history of Bruges from 1435 in 5S, a new concept that stimulates the five senses. Explore Bruges further – see the Beguinage, enjoy a chocolate tasting or take a canal cruise to see the town from a different perspective. The Christmas Market will be housed on the main Markt Square with an ice rink at its heart. Return to the ship for dinner before more live entertainment during your relaxing overnight cruise back to the UK.

Day 3

Disembark and return home

After breakfast, disembark at Hull and continue on your journey home.

Your Ship

Your 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. The ships have recently undergone 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 night. 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.

For something truly unique, why not also consider our Dutch Dahlias on Parade mini-break?

Dutch Dahlias on Parade in Zundert – for Individuals or Small Groups

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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