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Lille & Bruges Christmas Markets

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


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
Dorset Bournemouth, Christchurch, Dorchester, Poole, Shaftesbury, Weymouth
East Sussex
East Sussex Brighton, Hastings, Newhaven
Hampshire Aldershot, Basingstoke, Farnborough, Havant, Ringwood, Southampton, Waterlooville
London Streatham
Somerset Yeovil
Surrey Camberley, Croydon, Epsom, Kingston Upon Thames, Redhill, Reigate, Staines, Sutton
West Sussex
West Sussex Horsham
Wiltshire Salisbury

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 reevooReevoo

Lille & Bruges Christmas MarketsScores 8.1 out of 10 based on 430 reviews
(9 out of 10)


Peacehaven Family
Weekend really enjoyable. only small downside was the location of hotel and proximity of restaurants available for food
Confirmed traveller: 11 December 2016
Published on: 30 December 2016
(8 out of 10)


Bromley Couple
A great short break if you like Christmas Markets. The coach and team onboard were all professional and water to give us the best experience. The hotel was out by Lille airport on an unlit road and the only thing that could be improved would be to stay longer in Lille to enable us to get dinner without having to cross dual carriageways and dodging the cars. The breakfast at the hotel was excellent - just the venue let it down. Bruges was wonderful and we had 4 hours to browse and shop. A much more laden coach on the way home and loved the Croydon pick up.
Confirmed traveller: 11 December 2016
Published on: 28 December 2016
(9 out of 10)


Would not do first day again second day was great, Lights by the hotel was not working, so very dark, had to walk/run over a very busy road as not told where the lights were to cross,
Confirmed traveller: 11 December 2016
Published on: 25 December 2016
(8 out of 10)


Portsmouth Friends
We went to France via the channel tunnel to Lille Christmas market. Then stayed at a lovely Hotel in Lille. The following day we went to Brugge Christmas Market, what a lovely place. Then came home via the tunnel
Confirmed traveller: 11 December 2016
Published on: 24 December 2016
(8 out of 10)


Twyford Family
Feeder coach quite cold. Otherwise a lovely break. Thank you.
Confirmed traveller: 11 December 2016
Published on: 24 December 2016
(9 out of 10)


christchurch Couple
lille was to packed with people to see the market ,disappointed!.Bruges on the other hand was good,but spent more time in the shop,s.easy to get lost but my wife and i had a great time.
Confirmed traveller: 11 December 2016
Published on: 23 December 2016
(9 out of 10)


Staines Friends
A very good trip, tour manager was excellent in giving information about various places visited.
Confirmed traveller: 11 December 2016
Published on: 23 December 2016