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Lille & Bruges Christmas Markets

2 days from £109*
Departing: November - December 2016
* Price shown: 03 December 2016 from - - LBX
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Continental Christmas celebrations

Join us at two of the most enchanting Christmas markets in Europe. Marvel as Lille's picturesque medieval alleys and squares are transformed by beautifully decorated stalls offering festive fare and superb seasonal gifts, and see the canals and cobbled streets of Bruges shimmer with their own Christmas market magic.

Tour Highlights And Inclusions

  • A visit to the Lille Christmas Market
  • A visit to the Bruges Christmas Market
  • One night's bed and continental breakfast accommodation in a comfortable hotel in the Lille area
  • Coach travel throughout
  • Return Channel crossings
  • The services of a friendly Tour Manager

Single rooms are available for a supplement

Itinerary

Day One

Leaving the local area in the very early morning we'll journey to France. From Calais, we'll travel to Lille and explore the Christmas Market that bustles in the centre of the historic Place Rihour. Browse the stalls for Yuletide treats, and perhaps ride the giant Ferris wheel for wonderful panoramic views over the city, before we head to our hotel.

Day Two

Today we'll visit Bruges, famous for its picturesque network of canals, fine medieval architecture and the increasingly popular Christmas market held in Simon Stevinplein. Shop for unusual gifts, decorations and delicacies, and soak up the atmosphere, before we return for our ferry/Eurotunnel Channel crossing. We'll head for home, arriving in the local area by the late evening.
Departure county Pick-up points
Meet At Port
Meet At Port Dover Port
Bedfordshire
Bedfordshire Bedford, Luton, Toddington Services M1
Berkshire
Berkshire Bracknell, Chieveley Services M4, Maidenhead, Newbury, Reading, Slough, Wokingham
Buckinghamshire
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Cambridgeshire
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East Sussex
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Hampshire
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Leicestershire
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Oxfordshire
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Somerset
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Suffolk
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West Sussex
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Warwickshire
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Wiltshire
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Date Price From Code
26 November 2016
26 November 2016 £109.00 NB6LBX02
03 December 2016
03 December 2016 £109.00 NB6LBX02
10 December 2016
10 December 2016 £109.00 NB6LBX02

Lille Area Hotel 

You will be staying in a hotel in the Lille area, such as the Kyriad, Novotel or Campanile. All hotels offer comfortable accommodation in rooms with private facilities.

Further Information

Changes to your itinerary

We reserve the right to reverse the itinerary, and visit Bruges on Day One and Lille on Day Two.

Coach seating arrangements

Your Tour Manager will have allocated seats for you on the main coach in advance, taking into consideration any special requests wherever possible, and will advise you where to sit as you board the coach. This will be your seat for the duration of the tour. (Seats are not allocated on any connecting services to and from the main coach.)

Joining your holiday

Your final travel documents, including the exact time and place of departure, will be sent to you approximately 10 days prior to departure, providing all payments have been made. We are unable to give exact departure times before this.

Meal arrangements

Where meals are not included, your Tour Manager will ensure there are suitable stops made for you to purchase and enjoy lunch and/or dinner each day.

Special requirements

If you have notified us of any special requirements, please check that they have been noted and acknowledged. This is especially important with any dietary needs you may have.

Disabled access

The majority of our tours involve a certain amount of walking, including a short walk from the coach stop to the town, attraction or venue you're visiting. If you are bringing a wheelchair, please let us know at the time of booking so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

Lille & Bruges Christmas Markets reviews verified by Reevoo

Lille & Bruges Christmas MarketsScores 8.2 out of 10 based on 390 reviews
(10 out of 10)

Sandy

Surrey Friends
Very good value for money and well organised as all Newmarket Holidays I have travelled on
Confirmed traveller: 13 December 2015
Published on: 30 December 2015
(5 out of 10)

T

Couple
This tour was ok. Nothing special and I was expecting much more in the way of the Christmas markets. Lille could've and should've been skipped completely to give more time to wander in Bruges. It would've been helpful to provide maps/guide as to where the markets/landmarks were in both locations. Several people, including us, had difficulty finding the markets with the poor verbal directions provided. It was very difficult to understand the main guide on the coach speaker, so I'm not sure what directions we were given and missed. Bruges was beautiful, even though the market was quite unimpressive. My main recommendation is to provide more clear guidance/directions. Those who don't need it can pass it by. At this point I would be reluctant to recommend the tour, but may try another one to see if it was mainly the individual guide. (He'd said it's been quite awhile since he'd done this tour and wasn't current on things.)
Confirmed traveller: 13 December 2015
Published on: 28 December 2015

We are very sorry that you were disappointed with our service on this occasion. I have passed your comments to our Customer Relations Department who will investigate the points you raise and reply directly within 28 days.

(9 out of 10)

PHIL

Farnham Friends
We had a great time on this trip and to a certain extent were very fortunate with time keeping which was near perfect considering the potential problems which could have occurred.
With hindsight, we would spend our time slightly differently next time (and there will be a next time). On Saturday, the schedule for Lille is quite tight, we would recommend eating first and looking round the market after. The market itself was very busy, probably because it was a Saturday afternoon, if ever a city centre screams out for pedestrianisation, that would be Lille.
The hotel was very pleasant,although a little way out of town with nice rooms, reasonable bar and a good continental breakfast. There was some uncertainty if the restaurant would be serving, hence the need to eat whilst in Lille.
The market in Bruges was the highlight, we arrived in good time on Sunday morning so it was much more leisurely, the crowds were just starting to build as we were leaving, there were also fewer cars in the centre of Bruges and the whole experience really made us want to visit again at other times of the year.

The only thing that would have been a "nice to have" perhaps would have been 90 minutes or so to grab a few bargains at a supermarket, it would have been tobacco for some and cheese and alcohol for others, that perhaps would have been gilding the lily though on what was an extremely pleasurable weekend.
Personally I thoroughly enjoyed the chance to leave the car at home and let someone else do the driving.
Confirmed traveller: 13 December 2015
Published on: 28 December 2015
(8 out of 10)

Robert

Family
A very enjoyable Christmas market visit.
Confirmed traveller: 13 December 2015
Published on: 27 December 2015
(9 out of 10)

JULIE

Uckfield, Sussex Family
Very good value for money, very accommodating coach drivers and tour manager. Good value hotel. Breakfast good although more than one toaster would have been helpful. Overall good time had.
Confirmed traveller: 13 December 2015
Published on: 27 December 2015
(8 out of 10)

STEPHANIE

Lewes Family
lovely weekend away. Well-organised, rightly paced, plenty of free time to visit and shop. Guide knew towns well so was able to make recommendations and give directions.
Confirmed traveller: 13 December 2015
Published on: 27 December 2015
(8 out of 10)

ARTHUR

Portland Couple
Very good but would look at missing Lille.
Confirmed traveller: 13 December 2015
Published on: 27 December 2015