France, Belgium, Italy
With its lacework of narrow cobbled streets, gabled houses and tree lined canals, together with the friendliness of the Flanders people, Bruges is one of the most beautiful towns in Europe. Often described as the 'Venice of the North', Bruges was untouched by the industrial revolution that ravaged other European cities in the 19th century. You can stroll through the photogenic old streets or take a delightful trip on the dreamy canals. Time seems to stand still in these unspoilt surroundings where lace makers work at their intricate craft. Watch the horse drawn carriages trot past and sample the delicious handmade chocolates.
Optional Bruges Walking Tour & Canal Cruise (€25 per person)
Join the guided walking tour and canal cruise. All the major sights are close by and a gentle stroll through level streets is the ideal way to appreciate this historic town. A network of canals plays an important part in Bruges and the cruise allows you to see a very different aspect of the town.
Blankenberge (€20 per person)
Infinite sandy beach, a warren of shopping streets, beach huts, beach bars and a promenade that stretches far into the sea. Sit and watch the bustling harbour with innumerable fishing and yachting boats, this resort is one of the most popular seaside cities on the coast.
The 4* Academie Hotel is situated right in the historic 'golden triangle' of Bruges. The hotel boasts a lovely winter garden and terrace as well as a lift, bar and easy access on foot to the city centre. All 82 en-suite bedrooms offer satellite TV and hairdryer. Due to the historic nature of Bruges, the street is too narrow for coaches so you will be dropped off 100 yards from the hotel entrance. No porterage available. Please note that twin rooms with a walk-in shower may incur a supplement - please enquire.
*5% discount applies to holidays of over £150 per person - Prices on the website include all available discounts - Insurance not included - Subject to availability - Single supplements may applyDownload Booking Conditions - Crusader Holidays 2020