This selection of two fantastic European Christmas Markets is always one of our most popular festive short breaks. Our first included excursion is to beautiful Bruges where the Christmas markets illuminate the grand squares and historical buildings. You’ll also have time to wander around the romantic cobbled streets and alongside the pretty canals and visit some of the many chocolate shops in the Old Town.
In Valkenburg wind your way amongst the Christmas stalls in the caves underneath the town and visit the romantic ruined castle at its centre.
Ostend is a fantastic place to spend your evenings. There are plenty of restaurants and bars selling excellent Belgian beer. During the day you can wander along the promenade (or the beach if you're brave!), shop and maybe take to the ice on the famous ice rink built on the main square.
Day 1 - Ostend. Journey to your hotel in Central Ostend.
Day 2 - Ostend and Bruges. Following breakfast, your morning is at leisure to explore Ostend before an included excursion to Bruges. Return to Ostend early evening.
Day 3 - Valkenburg. Excursion to Valkenburg Christmas Markets.
Day 4 - Ostend. Morning at leisure in Ostend before commencing the journey home.
You will stay for three nights at a hotel in Ostend. All hotels used have well-furnished en-suite bedrooms as well as a bar and a dining room where breakfast will be included throughout your stay.
With more than 180 convenient local joining points, travelling by coach couldn't be simpler.
All our tour coaches offer comfortable reclining seats, drinks facilities, dvd entertainment system and on-board toilet as a minimum. As we whisk you away to your chosen city break, themed or event tour, you can relax knowing you won't have to do any of the driving and your coach will be available for all the included transfers throughout your holiday, enabling you to make the most of the few days away.