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Bruges, Ypres & the Belgian Coast

Bruges, Ypres & the Belgian Coast

Bruges, Ypres and Ostend - all included during a fascinating short holiday

4 Day Holiday


Monday 18 May  £325

Single supplement £120


Insurance £37.50  inc IPT



3 nights bed & breakfast

Excursions as described

Channel crossings by Ferry

Day 1 Monday

Channel crossing to Calais. It’s not far
to Bruges, enabling us to have a sightseeing stop on the
way, maybe Dunkerque, maybe De Panne. Then check in
to Hotel Karos for 3 nights bed & breakfast

Day 2 Tuesday

This medieval gem is criss-crossed by
canals and cobbled streets, delightful to explore. See the
Belfry, have a boat trip on the canals, ride over the
cobbles in a horsedrawn carriage, buy some lace or
chocolate. There are too many attractions to list them
all, but you may like to consider the Basilica of the Holy
Blood, the Groeninge Museum, the Beguinage and the
Halve Maan Brewery to add to any ‘must see’ list


Day 3 Wednesday

Leave late morning for Ypres. Noone can fail to be moved by the Last Post ceremony at
the Menin Gate at 8.00pm. Before that, see how the
medieval city has been restored as a reminder of
peoples’ resilience, visit St Martin’s Cathedral and the
Flanders Fields Museum which focuses on personal
stories of ordinary people caught up in the Great War. A
huge number of original objects and documents are on


Day 4 Thursday

‘The City by the Sea’ is how Ostend
describes itself and emphasises the all-year round
nature of its attractions. Time in Ostend for its long
promenades, marinas, shops and restaurants, then a
drive along to Calais in the afternoon for the return ferry.



Bruges is a medieval gem, suspended in time centuries ago, with wonderfully preserved buildings and more canals than Venice, beautiful in all seasons. It is a UNESCO World Heritage site and has been voted as one of the world’s Top 10 destinations. Wonderfully restored after almost total destruction in World War I, Ypres is a hugely impressive visit, particularly as we will be there for the Last Post at the Menin Gate. And, in contrast, enjoy the shops and attractions of Ostend, Belgium’s premier seaside city.


FLORIS HOTEL KAROS l A wellequipped 3 star hotel near the historic centre of Bruges. There are about 60 rooms with all the usual facilities. Free WIFI. Swimming pool. The hotel serves buffet breakfasts with hot dishes. No restaurant, but there are plenty close by

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Ashingdon Golden Cross Golden Cross, By Fox (Welcome Homes)
Barking, North St North Street, Barking,outside St Margaret's Church
Barkingside Barkingside, Fulwell Cross, by Swimming Baths
Basildon Trafford House Trafford House (Adjacent to Basildon Rail Station)
Billericay Sun Corner Sun Corner, Laindon Road, Billericay
Brentwood Brentwood High St, by Argos
Canvey Island - Canute King Canute PH, Canvey Island
Canvey Island - Haystack Long Road, Canvey Island, Haystack
Chalkwell Park Chalkwell Park Bus Stop
Chandos Garage Hockley Chandos Garage Hockley
Cricketers Westcliff Cricketers Bus Stop, Southend on Sea
Dagenham Wood Lane Wood Lane, Dagenham, Opp Morrisons
Eastwood - Kent Elms Kent Elms Corner, Eastwood, Rayleigh Road
Eastwood - Rochford Cnr Rayleigh Road, Eastwood, Rochford Corner
Eastwood Jones Corner Eastwood, Rayleigh Road, Jones Corner
Bus Stop by Brookside Tavern
Folkestone services XX Eurotunnel- Stop 24 Junction 11 on M20
Grays Oak PH Oak PH, Socketts Heath, Grays
Hadleigh - Vic House Cnr Vic House Corner, Kiln Road, Hadleigh
Hadleigh Church Hadleigh Church, Bus Layby
Harold Wood Harold Wood, Bus Stops, Harold Wood Station
Hockley Spa Spa Road Bus Stop, Hockley
Hopes Green, S Benfleet High Road, S Benfleet, by Benfleet Tvl opp Shell G
Hornchurch North Street, Hornchurch, Fire Station
Ilford Clements Road, Ilford, by Travelodge IG1 !BA
Kents Hill Lights Kents Hill Lights Bus Stop, London Road, Benfleet
Kiln Road (Kenneth Road) Kiln Road (Kenneth Road) - Thundersley
Leigh on Sea - Elms Elms PH, London Road, Leigh on Sea
Leigh on Sea - Thames Dr Thames Drive, Leigh on Sea
M25 Thurrock Services M25 Thurrock Services Coach Park
North Shoebury Road Bus Stop , outside Asda (St Marys)
North Shoebury Road, Shoeburyness
Pitsea Old Granada Bingo, Pitsea SS13 3AH
Rayleigh Websters Way Websters Way, Rayleigh, opp Rayleigh Lanes
Rochford Station Bus Stop Rochford Station Bus Stop, Bradley Way
Romford St Edwards Way, Romford, Bus Stop 'H'
Shenfield Shenfield Station
Shoeburyness - Kathryn Ct The Cambridge.(Kathryn Ct.), Shoeburyness
South Benfleet Clare Rd Tarpots Coach Stop (opp Clare Road), Sth Benfleet
South Benfleet St Marys St Mary's Church, Layby, South Benfleet
Southchurch Tyrrel Drive Southchurch Road - Tyrrel Drive (Swintons)
Southchurch White Horse White Horse Bus Stop, Southchurch
Southend Airport Bus Stop, Southend Airport, Eastwoodbury Crescent
Southend Queensway Bus Layby, Rear of Sainsburys, Southend
Stanford le Hope Rookery Rookery Corner, Stanford le Hope (St Cleres Hall G
Thorpe Bay Station Station, Acacia Drive, Thorpe Bay
Upminster St Mary's Lane/Bell Corner, Upminster
Vange Barge Vange Barge Bus Stop, High Road, Pitsea
Wakering Crouchmans Wakering High St/ Crouchmans Avenue
West Leigh Schools West Leigh Schools, London Rd, Leigh on Sea
Westcliff on Sea Bell PH Bell PH, Rochford Road Bus Stop
Westcliff on Sea Palace Palace Theatre, Westcliff on Sea
Wickford Halls Corner Halls Corner, opp Police Station, Wickford
x Benfleet Hopes see hope xxxxxHopes Green, High Road,xxxxxxxsee new p/up
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