Monday 3rd - Thursday 6th June 2019
4 daysDeposit: £75pp
Travel Insurance: £31pp
Single supplement: £96
It is difficult and expensive to find hotels in Bruges in midsummer, but we have secured space at the conveniently situated Academie Hotel. Only about an hour and a half’s drive from Calais, the small Flemish City is famous for its remarkable medieval architecture, 13th century Belfry,network of picturesque canals and delicate lace-making.
Your Holiday Hotel
The Academie is an elegant 4-star Hotel, situated in the historic heart of Bruges, a short stroll from the Cathedral, Beguinage, Minnewater Park and Lake of Love. There is easy access on foot to the main squares, shops, museums and other attractions. The bedrooms are air-conditioned, with TV, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities. There is a lift, a good size restaurant,cosy bar, garden and terrace.
(DAY 1) Monday 3rd June
Taxi pick-up from your home to the coach. We cross to France through the Channel Tunnel the drive to Bruges, arriving soon after lunchtime. Once we have checked into the Hotel the afternoon is free to begin exploring and to choose from one of literally hundreds of restaurants for dinner.
(DAY 2) Tuesday 4th June
A day out to the seaside! We drive to the resort of Ostend, known for its long sandy beach and promenade. Explore the town, stroll through the pedestrianised Vissersplein, with its popular seafood restaurants, visit the pier or simply relax on the beach. This afternoon we continue along the coast to Blankenberge. The resort’s Belgian Pier juts out 350 yards into the North Sea, and the town is known for its art nouveau architecture.
(DAY 3) Wednesday 5th June
Spend the entire day in Bruges, where there is an incredible amount to see and do. Take one of the beautiful old horse-drawn carriages, a canal-boat trip perhaps, visit one of the city’s two breweries, its many museums or the Kantcentrum. This fascinating exhibition tells the story of the Bruges lace industry past and present.
(DAY 4) Thursday 6th June
Luggage will be taken to the coach after breakfast, and there will be more time in which to explore, enjoy lunch and undertake some last-minute souvenir shopping. Leaving Bruges mid-afternoon we head home through the Eurotunnel, arriving to meet the taxis early to mid-evening.