Flanders, Valkenburg

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. Youll 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.

Itinerary

BELGIUM
Journey to your hotel in Central Ostend.
OSTEND AND BRUGES
Following breakfast, your morning is at leisure to explore Ostend before an included excursion to Bruges. Return to Ostend early evening.
VALKENBURG
Excursion to Valkenburg Christmas Markets.
OSTEND
Finally, enjoy another morning in Ostend before we make our journey home.

Included

Included visits to Valkenburg and Bruges Christmas Markets
Three nights accommodation in Ostend including continental breakfast
Return executive coach travel
Return channel crossing
Free local pick-up points
Free time in Ostend

Accommodation

You will stay for three nights at a hotel in central 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.
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