Tour Date: 3-6 DecemberLocation: Belgium

Join us for a luxury weekend in Bruges visiting their famous Christmas Market and a steam hauled “Santa Special” Belgium style

Tour manager: Kevin – email kevin@ptg.co.uk

From: London St Pancras, Blankenberge

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Tour Highlights


  • First class rail travel from London
  • Luxury Radisson Blu hotel in Bruges
  • Famous Christmas market and lights
  • Dinner and breakfast included each day
  • Steam hauled “Santa Special”
  • Relaxing days and start times
  • Escorted from London
  • Tour Itinerary
  • Prices & Options
  • Booking
  • Gallery
  • Transport & Accommodation

Day 1 Friday 3 December (D) We meeting up at St Pancras at 1pm and catch an early afternoon Eurostar from St Pancras to Brussels Midi with connecting inter-city service train to Bruges, Check in to the luxury Radisson Blu Hotel close to the station. We will be travelling in Standard Premier on the Eurostar and, first class on the Intercity train to Bruges. Dinner in the Hotel restaurant.

Day 2 Saturday 4 December (B,D) late in the morning, we are collected by a preserved bus which will take us to  Maldegem, headquarters of the Maldegem-Eeklo Steam Railway. After a guided visit to the loco shed & workshop, there follows a  narrow gauge diesel hauled train ride which will stop at the museum shed to view the railway’s collection of rolling stock. In the afternoon, St Nicolas & his Black Petes (black from going down chimneys) arrive at the station and together we board the standard gauge, steam hauled Sinte Klaas train to Eeklo, where there will be a photo opportunity, & back. During the journey, St Nicolas will pass through the train and the Petes will hand out bags of goodies to the children. The bus then takes us back to Bruges with a short stop at a Supermarket en route for those looking for wines and Belgian Beer for Christmas. Dinner will again be at the Hotel Restaurant.

Day 3 Sunday 5 December (B,D) This morning, a knowledgeable guide will meet us for a walking tour of the old city of Bruges visiting the well-known, and some lesser known, historic sights. The rest of the  day is free to enjoy the extensive Christmas market. Alternatively, for the enthusiasts, there would be time to take a train to the coast to ride on the coastal tramway. Dinner in the Hotel restaurant.

Day 4 Monday 6 December (B,D) The morning is free to do some last minute shopping before we join our train to Brussels  for the Eurostar back to London St Pancras.

Holiday Prices (per person)

  • From London St. Pancras (Eurostar): £835
  • Joining in Bruges: £700

Deposit

  • £300 (from London)

Options

  • Single supplement: £175

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Overland via Eurostar

12.58 St. Pancras to Bruxelles-Midi (arriving 16.07)
16.51 Bruxelles-Midi to Bruges (arriving 18.25)

12.30 Bruges to Bruxelles-Midi (arriving 14.08)
14.56 Bruxelles-Midi to St. Pancras (arriving 16.05)

Hotel

Luxury Radisson Blu hotel in Bruges