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A Short Break in Bruges

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(Tour code: 19BGB)

Immerse yourself in historic Bruges

Immerse yourself in historic Bruges, the medieval port town that has retained much of its striking architecture. Enjoy fine Belgian chocolate and step back in time to when the area was dominated by the First World War.

  • Bruges
  • Visit to a chocolatiers
  • The Passchendaele Museum
  • Tyne Cot Cemetery
  • Hill 60
  • Ypres’ Last Post Ceremony
What’s Included
  • Standard Class Rail
  • 3* Hotel Accommodation
    Breakfast Every Day
  • Visit to a chocolatiers

A Short Break in Bruges 2019Tour Details

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Day 1 To Bruges
To Bruges

London to Bruges

Meet in Rail Discoveries' dedicated Departure Office at London St Pancras International before travelling by Eurostar to Lille followed by an onward coach journey to Bruges, a charming city with a picture postcard centre. On arrival, check in to your hotel, the Ibis Brugge Centrum, where you will spend the next three nights.

Day 2 Bruges

Exploring Bruges

Set off on a guided tour of Bruges which has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2000, and as you walk through the winding cobbled alleys and alongside romantic canals, it is easy to see why. Your tour begins at a famous artisan chocolate maker's in the heart of the city, where you have a chance to observe how the delicious confectionery is made. You will then go on explore many reminders of its prosperous past, as much of its medieval architecture has been preserved, as you explore with your guide. Continue wandering its secret nooks and crannies during some free time this afternoon.

  • Breakfast
Day 3 Tyne Cot Cemetery
Tyne Cot Cemetery

The Belgium of WWI

Today's excursion begins in the tiny western Belgian village of Passchendaele, site of one of the most controversial battles of World War One - the Third Battle of Ypres. Here you make a moving visit to the museum, erected to commemorate the 500,000 fallen allied soldiers. Continue to Tyne Cot Cemetery, the largest Commonwealth war memorial and cemetery in the world as well as Hill 60, where it's still possible to see a preserved section of the German front line trenches. This evening transfer to the Menin Gate in nearby Ypres to witness the tradition of the Last Post ceremony, played every day at 8pm by the volunteer fire brigade.

  • Breakfast
Day 4 Return to London
Return to London

Return to London

Depart Bruges by coach and travel across the French border to Lille, where you will join the Eurostar service back to London.

  • Breakfast

Departure Times

Provisional departure and return times, where available, can be found together with dates and prices by clicking on the 'Prices & Availability' button. We will write to you around 10 weeks before your departure date with the precise meeting times for your tour group.

What’s included
  • Fully escorted by a UK Tour Manager from start to finish
  • Exclusive meeting point at our St Pancras Departure Office
  • All rail and coach travel throughout your tour
  • 3 nights' hotel accommodation with breakfast each day
  • A guided tour of Bruges, including a visit to a chocolatiers
  • The Passchendaele Museum, Tyne Cot Cemetery and Hill 60
  • Ypres' Last Post Ceremony

Not Included

  • Cancellation & Travel Insurance is not included in the price of the tour but can be arranged.

Please note: This tour may be suitable for reduced mobility passengers, please call for further information.

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A Short Break in Bruges

Immerse yourself in historic Bruges


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