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Lille & Bruges Christmas Markets

2 Days From £109*
Departing November - December 2016
* Price shown: 26 Nov 2016 - 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.

Departures and Prices

Departure countyPick-up points
Meet At Port
Meet At PortDover Port
Bedfordshire
BedfordshireBedford, Luton, Toddington Services M1
Berkshire
BerkshireBracknell, Chieveley Services M4, Maidenhead, Newbury, Reading, Slough, Wokingham
Buckinghamshire
BuckinghamshireAmersham, High Wycombe, Milton Keynes
Cambridgeshire
CambridgeshireCambridge, Ely, Huntingdon, Peterborough, St Neots, Wisbech
Dorset
DorsetBlandford Forum, Bournemouth, Bridport, Christchurch, Dorchester, Ferndown, Poole, Shaftesbury, Sherborne, Weymouth, Wimborne Minster
East Sussex
East SussexBexhill On Sea, Brighton, Eastbourne, Hastings, Newhaven
Essex
EssexBarking, Basildon, Benfleet, Billericay, Braintree, Brentwood, Chalkwell, Chelmsford, Clacton On Sea, Colchester, Hadleigh, Harlow, Leigh On Sea, Romford, Saffron Walden, Southend On Sea, The Elms, Thorpe Bay, Thurrock Services M25, Westcliff On Sea, Witham
Hampshire
HampshireAldershot, Andover, Basingstoke, Cosham, Eastleigh, Fareham, Farnborough, Fleet Services M3, Havant, Portsmouth, Ringwood, Southampton, Totton And Eling, Waterlooville, Winchester, Winchester Services M3
Hertfordshire
HertfordshireBirchanger Green Services M11, Bishops Stortford, Hemel Hempstead, Hertford, Hitchin, Letchworth, South Mimms Services A1 M, St Albans, Stevenage, Waltham Cross, Watford, Welwyn Garden City
Kent
KentAshford, Bexleyheath, Bromley, Canterbury, Chatham, Dartford, Deal, Dover, Folkestone, Gillingham, Gravesend, Herne Bay, Maidstone, Maidstone Services M20, Margate, Orpington, Ramsgate, Rochester, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Saltwood Services M20, Sevenoaks, Sittingbourne, Swanley, Tonbridge
Leicestershire
LeicestershireMarket Harborough
London
LondonCamberwell, Ealing, Eltham, Lewisham, Streatham, Wimbledon
Middlesex
MiddlesexEnfield, Feltham, Harrow, Hendon, Hounslow, Ruislip, Uxbridge
Norfolk
NorfolkDereham, Fakenham, Great Yarmouth, Kings Lynn, Norwich, Thetford, Wymondham
Northamptonshire
NorthamptonshireCorby, Kettering, Northampton, Rushden, Wellingborough
Oxfordshire
OxfordshireBanbury, Bicester, Didcot, Oxford, Oxford Services M40, Witney
Somerset
SomersetYeovil
Suffolk
SuffolkBury St Edmunds, Ipswich, Lowestoft, Newmarket, Stowmarket, Sudbury
Surrey
SurreyCamberley, Croydon, Epsom, Guildford, Kingston Upon Thames, Leatherhead, Redhill, Reigate, Staines, Sutton, Walton On Thames, Weybridge, Woking, Worcester Park
West Sussex
West SussexBurgess Hill, Crawley, East Grinstead, Horsham, Pease Pottage Services A23 M23, Worthing
Warwickshire
WarwickshireRugby
Wiltshire
WiltshireAmesbury, Salisbury
Departure DatePrice FromCode
Sat 26 Nov 2016
 Sat 26 Nov 2016£109.00LBX
Sat 03 Dec 2016
 Sat 03 Dec 2016£109.00 
Sat 10 Dec 2016
 Sat 10 Dec 2016£109.00 

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.

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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 and Bruges Christmas Markets Reviews collected by Reevoo

Lille & Bruges Christmas Markets reviews verified by Reevoo

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

STEVE

Carshalton Couple
The organisation, coach, driver and tour manager were brilliant. The markets were not very good but Brugges town was fantastic. When we got to breakfast there was very little food until Georgina complained.
Confirmed traveller: 13 December 2015
Published on: 23 December 2015
(9 out of 10)

DAVID

Family
It did what it said on the tin! It was value for money and we enjoyed it even if lille was very busy.
Confirmed traveller: 13 December 2015
Published on: 23 December 2015
(5 out of 10)

MELINDA

London Friends
Too long on a bus and ferry and waiting for the duration of the holiday.

A hotel actually in Lille would've been a lot better especially so we didn't have to pay 30 Euros to get there from the city. I don't see any reason why we'd need to stay near the airport other than I expect it was cheaper.
Confirmed traveller: 13 December 2015
Published on: 23 December 2015

Dear Melinda,

Thank you for your review. We did not advertise city centre accommodation for this holiday which is substantially more expensive, especially at this time of year and would therefore increase the overall price of the tour. We are sorry that the journey time was longer than you had anticipated. All feedback has been passed to the relevant Product team as part of their regular review process. We are always looking at ways to make improvements whenever possible. Thank you for bringing these points to our attention.

(8 out of 10)

Nicola

Brighton Family
It got off to a disappointing start when the tour manager told most of us to sit in the wrong seats. When we arrived at our next pick up point we all had to move. The tour manager seemed quite ditsy and haughty at the beginning but by the second day we all warmed to her as she didn't appear quite so stressed. Lille was awful, the French were rude and there were hoards of teenage children acting extremely aggressively. The Morphee Hotel had the tiniest single beds we'd ever seen, no hot water for the shower and a toilet seat which pinched our bottoms every time we sat on it. Breakfast was appalling, hardly any selection apart from bread and jam, there was a huge queue for the one toaster, which we gave up on.

Despite all the issues with the first day in France, we had a magical day in Bruges. It is a spectacular place to visit, beautiful architecture, friendly shop staff and a million times more amiable than Lille. I would gladly spend two days in Bruge and forget France altogether. By the end of the trip we felt that the Newmarket staff were brilliant, warm, friendly and helpful. The coach drivers were incredible and personable. Well done Newmarket Holidays, we'll definitely book another coach tour, just not in France.
Confirmed traveller: 13 December 2015
Published on: 23 December 2015
(9 out of 10)

ROXANA

Somerset Friends
Fantastic break coach driver was amazing he told us all we needed to know, tour manager was a complete was of time him being there. Not helpful at all!!
Confirmed traveller: 13 December 2015
Published on: 23 December 2015
(8 out of 10)

ANNE

Amesbury Couple
A good weekend, too long to stay in Lille and not enough time in Bruges! Would have been be much, much better if the first day was in Bruges and second day in Lille.
Tour guide not helpful or useful, the coach drivers were great ! Much more organized than the guide!
Confirmed traveller: 13 December 2015
Published on: 23 December 2015
(9 out of 10)

Sharon

Eastleigh Friends
Very well organised
Good itinerary
Excellent drivers
Overall had a fab time
Good value for money
Thankyou??
Confirmed traveller: 13 December 2015
Published on: 24 December 2015

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