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Christmas in Bruges

(Tour code: 17BRX)

Explore medieval Bruges on this wonderfully festive tour. Marvel at the city's iconic architecture, discover the vibrant Christmas markets and learn from the very best in a traditional chocolate making demonstration.

Tour Highlights
  • Guided walking tour of historical Bruges
  • Church of Our Lady and the towering Bruges Belfry
  • Visit the traditional Christmas markets
  • Traditional Christmas lunch
  • Chocolate making demonstration
What’s Included (Full details)
  • Standard Class Rail
  • 3* Hotel Accommodation
  • Optional Bag Concierge

Itinerary & Map

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Departure Times

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St Pancras
Day 1

London to Bruges

After meeting at our dedicated St Pancras Departure Office, board the Eurostar to Brussels, continuing on to Bruges, where you check into the Novotel Brugge Centrum, and enjoy dinner.

  • Dinner
Bruges Toerisme
Day 2


Spend Christmas Eve on a guided walking tour of historical Bruges, marvelling at the wonderful architecture and festive displays. The city's iconic buildings have been used as filming locations for a variety of big budget film and TV shows including BBC series The White Swan. The guided tour takes in such iconic landmarks as the Church of Our Lady and the towering Bruges Belfry. Famously the Church of Our Lady is the only location outside of Italy to hold a work by the great artist Michelangelo, with the elegant sculpture Madonna and Child amongst the church's artefacts. The afternoon is at leisure and is the perfect time to visit the traditional Christmas markets and enjoy the festive atmosphere and some local yuletide delicacies. Alternatively, you could visit the Gruuthusemusem, the museum of applied arts, which is situated in a stunning medieval building.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Bruges on Christmas Day
Day 3

Christmas Day in Bruges

Christmas Day is at leisure in Bruges. Perhaps take a stroll through the city once more and marvel at the incredible buildings and charming narrow alleyways or simply relax at the hotel and enjoy the facilities. Perhaps whilst in the city you could visit one of the local churches? Later, enjoy a traditional Christmas lunch at the hotel (please note there is a smart/casual dress code).

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Bruges Canal
Day 4


This morning you have the chance to learn some traditional chocolate making techniques during a professional demonstration at Bruges' Chocostory. Discover the history of the popular treat and how the very best chocolatiers produce it. Learn some delicious recipes and some fascinating skills from the best in the business. The afternoon is at leisure to continue exploring Bruges.

  • Breakfast
Day 5


After breakfast, transfer to the station for the train back to Brussels, where you board the Eurostar service and return to London St Pancras, where the tour concludes.

  • Breakfast
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