Bruges City Break

A Taste of Belgium

November 7 - November 11, 2024

Welcome to Belgium

The beautiful medieval city of Bruges, also known as the ‘Venice of the North’, is one of Europe’s most remarkable destinations and will have you charmed! Meander the cobbled lanes, picturesque canals, and waterways which are the arteries of this stunning city and explore the market squares lined with iconic towers and churches. Follow your nose to discover the delights of Belgium’s best beer and all-famous chocolatiers… and get a chance to taste them both! Finally, witness the poignant Last Post Ceremony at the Menin Gate in nearby Ypres – a moving tribute to the fallen soldiers of the Great War.

Tour Highlights

  • Explore Bruges on a walking tour of the city with a local guide
  • Visit the Chocolate Museum and sample its delights
  • Learn all about the brewing process of Belgian beers and enjoy a tipple
  • Tour the Battlefields of World War I in Ypres, West Flanders
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  • Dates & Prices

    The prices shown below include return transport from a specified UK departure point. If you are travelling from outside of the UK, please .

    November 7 - November 11, 2024 (5 days)

    Standard Blind Price: £999 Contact us for availability

    Discounted Sighted Price: £699 Contact us for availability

    The prices shown below are for non-UK travellers and do not include return transport and transfers. If you are travelling from within the UK, please .

    Standard Blind Price: 899 GBP Contact us for availability

    Discounted Sighted Price: 599 GBP Contact us for availability

    A long canal is lined by medieval buildings either side which gleam in the golden sunlight under bright blue skies. The canal leads up to the renowned Jan Van Eyck Square in the distance.
  • Picturesque landscape with green trees and a historic building reflected in a large lake.

    What's Included

    • UK price includes return rail travel from London St Pancras to Bruges
    • 3-star accommodation
    • All breakfasts
    • Specified excursions
    • Services of local guides
    • Services of a Traveleyes tour manager
  • Excursions

    • Walking tour of Bruges
    • Visit to the Chocolate Museum with audio guide and sample tasting
    • Guided tour around the De Halve Maan brewery and tasting
    • Full day tour of battlefields in Ypres
    Two short-stemmed glasses of dark and light Belgian beer and two beer bottles sit on a table cloth in the foreground with a canal left to right lined with medieval houses and blue skies above in the background

Below is the itinerary for the holiday. Please click each day for more information.

Thursday 7th November 

Travellers joining us in the UK will depart from London St Pancras International for Bruges, firstly taking the Eurostar to Brussels and, after a quick change, on to the beautiful medieval city of Bruges. After a short walk from the train station, we’ll arrive at our city centre hotel.

Overnight in Bruges.

Friday 8th November

From the hotel, our local guide will take us on a fascinating walking tour around the UNESCO-listed streets and canals of Bruges. We’ll take in iconic sights such as the Lake of Love, the Market Square with Belfry, the Holy Blood Chapel, and the Church of our Lady.

Belgium is renowned for its varied beers and, in the afternoon, we’ll enjoy a guided tour of the De Halve Maan brewery. Here we’ll learn all about the brewing process and, should you wish, get the chance to enjoy a glass.

Breakfast included. Overnight in Bruges.

Saturday 9th November

This morning we’ll drive out to the World War I battlefields in Ypres in the province of West Flanders. We’ll learn about the recent history of the region, including a visit to the Tyne Cot Cemetery and Flanders Fields Museum. Before heading back to Bruges, we’ll witness the very moving Last Post Ceremony at Menin Gate in memory of the soldiers who fought and died in the Great War.

Breakfast included. Overnight in Bruges.

Sunday 10th November

Today we’ll get the chance to indulge in Belgium’s other favourite export – chocolate! We’ll head over to the Chocolate Museum where we’ll learn all about the chocolate making process as well as get to sample a few too!

This afternoon you’ll have free time and a chance to explore the city further… and perhaps buy some delicious gifts to take home.

Breakfast included. Overnight in Bruges.

Monday 11th November

After breakfast, we’ll head back to the train station ready for our journey home.

Breakfast included.