The Independent
Wednesday 3 September 2014

Bruges

There can be few places left where you can totally switch off for a few days from the pressures of modern day living so completely as Bruges. Its beauty and tranquillity are outstanding, as befits the most perfectly preserved medieval town in Europe. Its atmosphere is totally unique, whether it’s a stroll by one of the canals, indeed Bruges is also known as ‘Venice of the North’, sipping a coffee in the Old Market Square with the 13th Century Flemish chimes ringing out from the belfry, or perhaps a gentle trip around the town by horse and carriage. Its serenity will captivate you and it has something for all tastes.

Holiday Highlights

  • Three nights in medieval Bruges
  • Return rail connections on selected dates from more than thirty regional stations (supplements apply for certain stations)
  • Return standard class reserved seat on Eurostar from London St. Pancras International to Lille, Bruges' nearest Eurostar station. Journey time only 1 hr. 30 mins.
  • Return coach transfer from Lille to your hotel (approximately one hour)
  • Choice of excellent quality three and four-star hotels, superbly located in the heart of the old preserved town
  • Guided walk of historic Bruges, arguably the most perfectly preserved medieval town in Europe
  • Visit to a traditional Chocolate Maker
  • Visit to Ypres and the First World War battlefields
  • Escorted by our experienced tour manager

What's Included

  • Three nights in medieval Bruges, bed and breakfast
  • The price of this holiday is per person, based on two people sharing a twin room. Single rooms are subject to availability at a supplement of £95 per person (single rooms not available at the Golden Tree). The holiday includes standard class return seat on Eurostar, four nights bed and breakfast, all tours as mentioned and services of a Riviera tour manager.
  • Please note there is a £10, £20, £25or £50supplement for certain regional stations.
  • Standard Premier ClassUpgrade
  • In order to enjoy your Eurostar experience to the full, you may upgrade toStandard PremierClassfor only £139 return, subject to availability. This price includes a complimentary light meal, offeredfrom a selection of sweet and savoury coldsnacks andincludes adrink appropriate to the time of day, served at your seat while you relax in thespacious comfort of Standard Premier Class
  • The price of this holiday is per person, based on two people sharing a twin room. Single rooms are subject to availability at a supplement of £95 per person. The price includes a return standard class reserved seat on Eurostar, coach transfer from Lille to your hotel in Bruges (approximate transfer time one hour), walking tour of Bruges, three nights bed and buffet breakfast, chocolate making demonstration, visit to the First World War battlefields and the services of an experienced tour manager. Occasionally the opening times of the places of interest vary, and if this happens we may change the order of the visits on this tour.
  •  Not included: entrance to 'Halve Mann' brewery museum €6.50, boat trip €5.80, Flanders Field museum €5.50, Hill 62 €5, appoximate costs, payable locally.
  •  Please note there is a £10, £20, £25 or £50 supplement for certain regional stations.
  •  Standard Premier Class Upgrade
  •  In order to enjoy your Eurostar experience to the full, you may upgrade to Standard Premier Class for only £139 return, subject to availability. This price includes a complimentary light meal, offered from a selection of sweet and savoury cold snacks and includes a drink appropriate to the time of day, served at your seat while you relax in the spacious comfort of Standard Premier Class.

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