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Best of Belgium – Bruges, Ghent and Brussels

  • Ghent at night © Alexandra Fletcher

    Ghent at night, Belgium
  • Bruges Canal

    Canal in Bruges
  • Burg, Bruges © Toerisme Brugge / Jan DHondt

    Burg, Bruges © Toerisme Brugge / Jan DHondt
  • Atomium, Brussels © WBT / J.P. Remy / www.atomium.be / SABAM

    Atomium, Brussels, Belgium, Group Travel (C) WBT - J.P. Remy - www.atomium.be-SABAM
  • Brussels © Jeanmart OPT gd pace bxl 1

    Brussels (C) Jeanmart OPT gd pace bxl 1
  • Brussels, Grand Place ©WBT-G.Batistini

    Brussels, Grand Place (C) WBT-G.Batistini
4 day tour
From £206 per person - minimum 25 passengers

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

The Flanders area of Belgium is home to some of the best towns and cities in Europe and all are within easy driving distances of each other. Explore medieval Bruges, an iconic city known for its charming cobbled streets and labyrinth of canals. Historic Ghent and the metropolis of Brussels are also fascinating places to explore. Discover three of the best of Belgium!

 


Dates

Dates throughout 2021


Suggested excursions

Day 1

Travel to Belgium

Take a short sea sailing crossing to Calais and travel to Belgium.

Day 2

Bruges

Bruges is one of the finest preserved medieval towns in Europe. We take a canal cruise to get acquainted with the town and its many canals and bridged. Then, there are plenty of options for your time at leisure. The Beguinage is beautiful and worth a visit, or enjoy a chocolate tasting and visit the fine chocolate shops.

 

Day 3

Brussels

Capital of Belgium and a city of many contrasts. An optional guided tour will highlight all the places of interest including the Royal Palace (summer only), Atomium and the Mannekin Pis. Stroll around the Grande Place, one of the most famous squares in Europe, or visit many of the designer shops.

 

Day 4

Ghent

Walk around old squares and along streets enjoying the different architectural styles. See the Belfry, St. Bavo’s Cathedral, the Castle of the Count and the famous Graslei with its many canal side cafés and restaurants. Take a guided boat cruise along the canal and view the city from a different angle or visit the old meat hall, now housing shops and cafés and experience the wonderful aromas.

 

Day 5

Travel to the UK

Make your way back to Calais for your short sea crossing back to the UK.

Extra Day?

Pairi Daiza

Also in Wallonia, There are the amazing gardens and zoo of Pairi Daiza. Leave your troubles outside as you go through the gates. Once inside, lush nature in the form of centuries-old trees, intriguing plants and exquisite flowers from all over the world will wave you in. Continue further to find over 5,000 animals from around the world including lions, hippos and pandas. A truly great attraction.

 


Suggested hotels

Academie Hotel, Bruges

The Academie Hotel is less than 100 metres from the famous Minnewater in a scenic and peaceful area of Bruges. The hotel includes a cosy bar, underground parking and a terrace garden with a fish pond. Air conditioning, a TV and refrigerator are provided as standard in the rooms at Academie. Each room also has a private bathroom with a shower and a bath. The Beguinage and De Halve Maan Brewery are less than 150 metres away. Academie is a 10-minute walk from both the Grote Markt. A daily buffet breakfast is served in the cellar of the hotel and includes pastries, breads and fresh coffee. There is also a lounge with tourist information and computers with free internet access. Coaches need to drop off about 200m from the hotel due to the small cobbled streets.

Mercure Roeselare ****

The Mercure Roeselare hotel, set in the Accent Business Park, lies 3.1 km from Rumbeke Castle and 4.5 km from Rodenbach Brewery. The bright rooms feature flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi. Some have kitchens or kitchenettes. Amenities include 5 meeting rooms and an auditorium that seats 100, plus a low-key bar and a restaurant with terrace seating.

The Bedford Hotel ***

The Bedford Hotel is located only 500 metres from the Grand Place in Brussels. The contemporary rooms feature TVs and minifridges. There is a high-end dinner restaurant, as well as a piano bar, plus 17 conference rooms. Coaches can park nearby free of charge.


 


Dates Hotel  Half Twin Single Supplement
2021 dates Hotel Academie  From £206.00 per person From £96.00 per person

 

Price based on exchange rate of £1.00 = €1.17. All prices are per person based on sharing a double or twin room and with one free place in a single room, based on a minimum 25 full fare paying passengers. Prices do not include UK coach hire or travel insurance. Dates are subject to availability. Smaller groups can be quoted for on request. Greatdays Holidays Limited is 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. Greatdays Holidays Limited has an ATOL licence (4279) and all of our air package tours are protected under this licence. In the unlikely event of our insolvency, the Civil Aviation Authority will ensure that you are not stranded abroad and will arrange to refund any monies you have paid to us for an advance booking. All the flights and flight-inclusive holidays on this tour are financially protected by the ATOL scheme. When you pay you will be supplied with an ATOL Certificate. Please ask for it and check to ensure that everything you booked (flights, hotels and other services) is listed on it. Please see our booking conditions for further information or for more information about financial protection and the ATOL Certificate go to: www.atol.org.uk/ATOLCertificate. Our website policy is to use only copyright free images or images which have been authorised to us for free use by the owner. If you consider an image to be unauthorised or to be your property, please contact us immediately and if invalid we will have the image removed. If your image requires crediting or is missing a copyright statement then we will be pleased to add this to the webpage, contact us at info@greatdays.co.uk

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