• £75.00 Adult
  • £69.00 Child (5-15)
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Bruges Christmas Market Day Tour

Travel by executive coach with your tour manager for a festive day out in Bruges in the centre of Belgium with return ferry crossing from Dover to Calais.

This beautiful medieval city in the heart of Europe is the only place to be at this festive period. Loose yourself in the warm surroundings of Christmas cheer, cobbled streets and horse and carts in our  magical Christmas Wonderland.

Enjoy over 4 hours exploring the magic of Bruges Christmas market with an abundance of stalls surrounding the huge ice rink. Find warm waffles, hot chocolate, Belgium Beer and all kinds of handy crafts.


  • £75.00 Adult
  • £69.00 Child (5-15)
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Tour Highlights

  • Travel by luxury coach (typical group size 30-40 passengers)
  • Return Dover/Calais ferry crossings
  • Over 4 hours in Bruges
  • Services of a Tour manager for the full duration of the tour

Tour Schedule

Bruges Christmas Market

In December the City of Bruges transforms into a magical Christmas Wonderland. Known as the ‘Venice of the North’ this stunning medieval city is one of the most beautiful settings in Europe for a Christmas market. Cobbled streets, historic buildings, canals criss-crossing the city and horse and carts offering rides to visitors all combine to make the city the perfect setting for a Xmas day out.

The market on the main square forms a ring around an open air ice rink, surrounded by Christmas trees and festive lights. Spend the afternoon shopping at the Market stalls selling Christmas gifts, world famous Belgian chocolates and a fantastic selection of handmade crafts, followed by a visit to one of the many bars and restaurants in this wonderful city. We have over 4 hours in Bruges allowing plenty of time to get in the Christmas spirit.

Important Information

  • Before booking this tour please ensure you have a valid passport and travel visa (if your nationality requires one).
  • Please note these may vary according to traffic conditions.
  • We strongly recommend you arrive at your chosen meeting point 10 minutes before the departure time.
  • Our tour will depart promptly at the time stated on each pick up location.

Departure Details

  • Saturday 8th December 2018
  • 05:20am – Hammersmith Tube Station.
  • 05:30am – Great Portland Street Tube Station.
  • 05:45am – Embankment Tube Station.
  • 06:15am – Lewisham High Street, outside Police Station.
  • 06:40am – Ramsgate Train Station.
  • 07:05am – Canterbury East Train Station.
  • 07:30am – Dover Eastern Docks Bookings Hall.

Return times are:

  • 20.30pm – Dover Eastern Docks Bookings Hall.
  • 21:00pm – Canterbury East Train Station.
  • 21:00pm – Ramsgate Train Station.
  • 22:00pm – Lewisham High Street, outside Police Station.
  • 22.30pm – Embankment Tube Station.
  • 22.45pm – Great Portland Street Tube Station.
  • 23.00pm – Hammersmith Tube Station.


Will the tour pick-up from my hotel?

Not unless you are staying at a hotel that is a designated pick-up (you will see options for these before you pay).  This is because of Government actions to help prevent pollution, no tour operators have been allowed to make individual hotel pick-ups since 1st April 2017.

Are there toilets on the coaches?

Some coaches have toilets, some do not, but on all tours there are regular comfort stops of no longer than 2 hours apart, plus all places visited have toilets on site.

Will we have time for a full lunch stop whilst on tour?

Unless you book a tour that includes a specific lunch stop then no.  Most tours are targeted at seeing as much as possible in one day and do not have time for a full stop.  There are options to buy food and snacks at all sites visited, but these can be expensive and most people prefer to bring food and drink with them.  Supermarkets, e.g. Tesco Express offer excellent and great value, pre-prepared food that is ideal for this.  Here is a store finder link.

Will the tour return to for example London at the time stated or can it be late?

Most tours return at the expected time, but this is always subject to traffic and it is possible there could be a delay and so it is always wise to allow plenty of spare time if you are planning on booking theatre shows, trains or flights etc. after your tour.

What clothes should I wear?

It is always wise to check the weather forecast before setting out.  It is good to plan in case of rain, with perhaps a shower coat and umbrella.  There will likely be quite a bit of walking on tours and comfy shoes are a must and if any of the tour is on grass e.g. Stonehenge Inner Circle tours then waterproof shoes are sensible.  It is often colder out of London than in London particularly if windy and a jumper or fleece in summer are wise and a warm coat in winter.

If visiting London how much time will it take to see all the main sites, will we have time for more than one out of London tour if we only have a week? How long in advance should I book tours?

It is a common mistake that people think it may take six days to see London and only allow a day for out of London tours.  However there is so much to see out of London that four days to go out of London will be an amazing experience to see maybe all these locations, Dover, Canterbury, Leeds Castle, Hampton Court, Windsor, Winchester, Glastonbury, Stonehenge, Avebury, Bath, Stratford, Oxford and Warwick.

There are excellent day tours of London that see all of the main attractions in one day and then perhaps allow a further two days to see the Making of Harry Potter Warner Bros. Tour and other London attractions not included on the main tours and do not forget to book your show/theatre tickets well in advance too.

These are all very popular tours, most sell out well in advance and it is wise to book your tours, theatre and attractions several months in advance and you will find good planning in advance will optimise your holiday.

Is it better value to tour sites of London and out of London sites on our own, perhaps hiring a car?

No, fixed tours of both London and out of London are much better value than visiting sites individually and you will find going individually entrance costs alone will add up to more than the fixed tours, even before you factor in travel costs.

Do tours pick-up from any of the London airports?

Sorry no tours depart or return from any UK airports.  There are however excellent rapid express trains for example the Heathrow Express.

Can you help me find a discounted best value hotel? Plus theatre/shows and other attractions?

Yes we certainly can and here are some useful links.

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