Brussels’ Winter Wonders has become one of the city’s unmissable annual festivals. The Christmas markets, voted amongst the best in Europe, offer a wide selection of stalls. Including an ice rink and ferris wheel centred around the festively decorated Place Sainte Catherine. You will also find their smaller markets amongst the lumière illuminations of Grand Place and the Fish market.
With almost 100 stalls and an impressive ice skating rink, Antwerp Christmas markets will get your short break off to a great start. It is transformed into a wonderful Christmas market each season offering an array of foods, drinks, crafts and decorations. The market stretches from Groenplaats through to the Market Square, via Suikerrui to Steenplein, The Groenplaats is adorned with festive Christmas lights with music playing in the background. Enjoy a cup of hot chocolate and a glass of Glühwein, a real speciality of the Christmas market in Antwerp.
Bruges has a fairytale feel, with lots of cosy Christmas markets prettily situated in ornate squares alongside the picturesque canals. Their beautiful ice rinks perfectly nestled amongst the festive atmosphere of the market, it will be hard to resist enjoying a skate.
Additionally on the last day we include a short visit to the historic Ghent, a city with charming canals, ornate architecture and the most listed buildings in Belgium. Join us on this great value and popular journey around the best of Belgium.
Day One (Journey to Belgium) - Sit back and relax as we journey to Belgium, arriving in the evening.
Day Two (Antwerp) - Enjoy a leisurely breakfast and free time before our late morning included excursion to Antwerp, where you’ll spend the afternoon and part of the evening.
Day Three (Brussels and Bruges) - Enjoy breakfast before departing for a split day between Brussels and Bruges. In our first stop of the picturesque city of Bruges you will be spoilt for choice! Explore the market square filled with stalls or enjoy the other festive activities and food options on offer. You will then head to Brussels, where the markets are filled with lots of shopping and more activities for you to enjoy. And with 240 wooden Christmas chalets you’ll be sure to find a great souvenir. A coach transfer will return you back to hotel for late evening.
Day Four (Ghent and Home) - After breakfast we depart the hotel for a short lunchtime visit to Ghent. A lovely city full of charm and architecture, where you can pick from the huge selection of delightful Belgian cafes and restaurants for your lunch. After lunch we will then commence our homeward journey.
You will stay for three nights at the Holiday Inn Brussels Airport, or similar. All hotels used have well-furnished en-suite bedrooms as well as a bar and dining room where continental breakfast is served.
Single supplement £139.00. Deposit £60pp.
Click here for information on travel insurance and deposits. Click here for information on travel insurance and deposits.