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Get ready for a dazzling coach trip from Hampshire to the enchanting Christmas Markets of Belgium with New Era Travel.

On this 4 night tour, departing from Alresford, Fareham, Portchester and Wickham, you’ll experience the festive magic of Bruges, Ghent, and Antwerp.

Bruges will captivate you with its charming canals, cobblestone streets, and delightful Christmas markets filled with twinkling lights, tasty treats, and unique gifts.

Ghent, a city steeped in history, offers a festive atmosphere, medieval architecture, and vibrant Christmas markets brimming with local delicacies and treasures.

Finally, in Antwerp, you’ll discover more Christmas market wonders, from artisanal crafts to delectable treats.

Immerse yourself in the holiday spirit, indulge in festive delights, and bring home beautiful memories from the Belgian Christmas markets. Don’t miss out on this extraordinary opportunity!

Itinerary

Day 1 - Thursday 5 December 2024 - Travel to Belgium

We will be travelling by coach from Hampshire to Belgium via Dover. Upon arrival, we will check in to our hotel, the Ibis Antwerpen Centrum. The hotel is located in the heart of the city and offers comfortable rooms with all the necessary amenities for a relaxed stay.

Day 2 - Friday 6 December 2024 -Visit Christmas Markets in Bruges

After breakfast, we will travel to Bruges to explore its famous Christmas markets. The markets are spread across different squares in the historic city centre and offer a wide range of festive delights such as Belgian waffles, smoutebollen, and glühwein. You can also enjoy ice skating and admire the beautiful Christmas decorations.

Day 3 - Saturday 7 December 2024 -Explore Ghent

Today, we will visit Ghent, a charming city with a rich history and vibrant culture. You can explore its many landmarks such as the Gravensteen Castle, St. Bavo’s Cathedral, and the Belfry of Ghent. You can also stroll along the picturesque canals and enjoy the local cuisine at one of the many restaurants in the city centre.

Day 4 - Sunday 8 December 2024 - Visit Christmas Markets in Antwerp

After breakfast, you will have a full day to explore Antwerp and to experience its famous Christmas markets. You can enjoy a cup of hot chocolate or a glass of glühwein while browsing through over a hundred market stalls offering festive ornaments and delicious treats such as Belgian waffles and pomme frites.

Day 5 - Monday 9 December 2024 - Return to Hampshire

After breakfast, we will check out from the hotel and travel back to Hampshire by coach.

3-Star Ibis Antwerpen Centrum

This vibrant hotel is located in the heart of Antwerp. It offers comfortable rooms with all the necessary amenities for a relaxed stay, including a bathroom with shower, flat-screen TV, and free Wi-Fi. The hotel’s bar offers a local experience with authentic Belgian beer, but the hotel’s location is ideal for exploring Antwerp’s history and culture. You also have plenty of dining choices to choose from, all reachable just a short distance from the hotel.

Inclusions

What's Included
  • Fully escorted by New Era Travel
  • Local pick-up points:
    Alresford - West Street, outside New Era Travel
    Alton - Bus stop outside Sainsbury's
    Fareham - West Street, near British Heart Foundation  
    Wickham - Bus stop in The Square
  • 3 nights at a 3🟊 central hotel in Antwerp
  • 3 breakfasts
  • A visit to Bruges and time to explore the Christmas Markets
  • A visit to Ghent and time to explore the Christmas Markets
  • A day at leisure in Antwerp to explore the Christmas Markets
WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

Executive Coach Travel

You’ll be picked up locally and travel in a 44-seat executive coach, with comfortable seats, toilet facilities and air conditioning.

Seats will be allocated to you nearer to departure. We will do our best to ensure your travel party sit together, however you may choose specific coach seats in advance for just £5 per person.

Prices

Date
Departing
Arriving
Description
From Price
5th December 2024
Alresford,
Alton,
Fareham,
Portchester,
Wickham
Alresford,
Alton,
Fareham,
Portchester,
Wickham
Twin/Double Room
£499
Per Person
5th December 2024
Alresford,
Alton,
Fareham,
Porchester,
Wickham
Alresford,
Alton,
Fareham,
Porchester,
Wickham
Solo Occupancy
£659
Per Person
Deposit required
£75
Per Person
Pre-selected Coach Seats
£5
Per Person

Pick-up Point Locations

Alresford - Outside New Era Travel
Alton - Bus stop opposite Sainsbury's
Fareham - Bus stop outside British Heart Foundation
Portchester - Outside The Red Lion Pub
Wickham - Bus stop in The Square

New Era Travel Prices

All rates are based on Dinner, Bed & Breakfast, with transport from Hampshire.

Please ensure you have a valid passport with at least 3 months validity before you travel.

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