Best of Belgium – Bruges, Ghent and Brussels
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 throughout 2021
Travel to Belgium
Take a short sea sailing crossing to Calais and travel to Belgium.
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.
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.
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.
Travel to the UK
Make your way back to Calais for your short sea crossing back to the UK.
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.
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|