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Brussels Flower Carpet, Bruges and Ghent

3 days from £195*
Departing: August 2018
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A breathtaking floral spectacle

If you've never seen the Brussels Flower Carpet, you're in for a treat. Once every two years 600,000 fresh flowers are woven into a magical tapestry that covers the cobbles of Brussels' magnificent Grand Place for just three days. Enjoy VIP entry to the Brussels Town Hall balcony above the Grand Place, which offers the very best views of this amazing sight, and visit the lovely cities of Bruges and Ghent on this wonderful summer coach trip.

Tour Highlights And Inclusions

  • VIP entry to Brussels Town Hall's Grand Place balcony viewing area for the Carpet of Flowers
  • A visit to Brussels
  • A visit to Ghent
  • A visit to Bruges
  • Two nights' bed and continental breakfast accommodation in a three-star standard hotel in the Brussels area
  • Return coach travel
  • Channel crossings by ferry/Eurotunnel
  • The services of a friendly Tour Manager

Single rooms are available for a supplement

Brussels Flower Carpet Coach Trip Itinerary

Day One: Coach travel to Brussels

Leaving your coach pick up this morning we'll travel to the port for our channel crossing. Once in France, we continue to Brussels, arriving by the late afternoon.

Day Two: Visits to Brussels and Ghent

After an early breakfast, we'll transfer you into the centre of Brussels, where we'll head to the Grand Place to see the stunning Flower Carpet. The work of flower-growers from Ghent, the Flower Carpet is an extraordinary tapestry of brilliant begonias. To give you the best possible view of this amazing display, we have arranged 'VIP' entry to Brussels's stunning Hotel de Ville (Town Hall) - which opens its balcony especially for the event.

Afterwards, you're free to explore or join our optional walking tour of the city with a local guide. See the cheeky Manneken Pis - Brussels's most enduring symbol - and picturesque Rue des Bouchers (Butchers Street), hearing stories of the city as you wander through the Old Town's narrow streets.

In the afternoon, we'll visit the medieval city of Ghent. Take a canal cruise along the River Lys, stroll along the beautiful Graslei with its historical guild houses or enjoy the breathtaking cityscape at St Michael's bridge, before returning to your hotel in the evening.

Day Three: Included Bruges coach trip

Today we'll begin our journey home. En route we'll stop in Bruges, famous for its picturesque network of canals, fine medieval architecture and magnificent town square. After time to explore, and perhaps join our optional cruise on the canals of this 'Venice of the North', we'll continue home via Calais, arriving back at your original pick-up point by the mid-to-late evening.
Departure county Pick-up points
Meet At Port
Meet At Port Dover Port
Bedfordshire
Bedfordshire Bedford, Luton
Berkshire
Berkshire Bracknell, Maidenhead, Reading, Slough, Windsor, Wokingham
Bristol
Bristol Bristol
Buckinghamshire
Buckinghamshire Milton Keynes
Cambridgeshire
Cambridgeshire Ely, Huntingdon
Cheshire
Cheshire Altrincham, Chester, Macclesfield, Northwich
Cornwall
Cornwall Bodmin, Penzance, Saltash, Truro
Derbyshire
Derbyshire Derby, Glossop
Devon
Devon Dawlish, Exeter, Honiton, Newton Abbot, Paignton, Plymouth, Tiverton
Dorset
Dorset Bournemouth, Christchurch, Dorchester, Poole, Sherborne, Weymouth, Wimborne Minster
East Sussex
East Sussex Brighton
Essex
Essex Basildon, Braintree, Chalkwell, Chelmsford, Clacton On Sea, Colchester, Hadleigh, Harlow, Romford
Gloucestershire
Gloucestershire Cheltenham, Dursley, Gloucester, Tewkesbury
Gwynedd
Gwynedd Bangor
Hampshire
Hampshire Aldershot, Andover, Basingstoke, Eastleigh, Fareham, Farnborough, Fleet Services M3, Ringwood, Southampton, Totton And Eling
Herefordshire
Herefordshire Hereford, Ross On Wye
Hertfordshire
Hertfordshire Barnet, Birchanger Green Services M11, Hertford, Stevenage, Welwyn Garden City
Kent
Kent Ashford, Bexleyheath, Canterbury, Dover, Gravesend, Maidstone, Sittingbourne, Swanley, Tonbridge
Lancashire
Lancashire Bury, Leigh, Manchester, Oldham, Preston, Rochdale, Wigan
Leicestershire
Leicestershire Hinckley, Leicester, Loughborough
Lincolnshire
Lincolnshire Grantham, Louth, Skegness, Spalding
London
London Camberwell, Ealing, Lewisham
Merseyside
Merseyside Birkenhead, Southport
Mid Glamorgan
Mid Glamorgan Bridgend, Merthyr Tydfil
Middlesex
Middlesex Enfield, Feltham, Harrow, Hounslow, Wembley
North Yorkshire
North Yorkshire Harrogate, York
Norfolk
Norfolk Dereham, Downham Market, Fakenham, Great Yarmouth, Norwich, Wymondham
Northamptonshire
Northamptonshire Northampton, Wellingborough
Nottinghamshire
Nottinghamshire Nottingham
Oxfordshire
Oxfordshire Abingdon, Witney
South Yorkshire
South Yorkshire Doncaster, Rotherham, Woodall Services M1
Shropshire
Shropshire Shrewsbury
Somerset
Somerset Bridgwater, Weston Super Mare
Staffordshire
Staffordshire Burton Upon Trent, Cannock, Newcastle Under Lyme
Suffolk
Suffolk Bury St Edmunds, Ipswich, Stowmarket, Sudbury
Surrey
Surrey Croydon, Guildford, Kingston Upon Thames, Leatherhead, Redhill, Staines, Sutton, Woking
Tyne & Wear
Tyne & Wear Whitley Bay
West Midlands
West Midlands Birmingham, Coventry, Dudley, Solihull, Sutton Coldfield, Walsall
West Sussex
West Sussex Crawley
West Yorkshire
West Yorkshire Leeds, Pontefract, Shipley
Warwickshire
Warwickshire Leamington Spa, Nuneaton, Rugby
West Glamorgan
West Glamorgan Port Talbot
Wiltshire
Wiltshire Amesbury, Salisbury, Swindon
Worcestershire
Worcestershire Droitwich Spa, Worcester
Date Price From
17 August 2018
17 August 2018 £195

Three-star Brussels Area Hotel ★★★

You will be staying in a three-star standard hotel in the Brussels area. All rooms offer private facilities, a TV and a telephone.

Further Information

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. Please also note that the medieval architecture of the Brussels Hotel de Ville means that it is not accessible in a wheelchair.

Triple rooms

The majority of these consist of a double bed and an extra bed that is often only suitable for children. If this is a concern, you may wish to consider booking more than one room for your group.

Channel crossings

Where possible, we will cross the Channel by ferry at the beginning and end of your holiday. However, we reserve the right to substitute crossings by Eurotunnel when necessary.

Foreign Office travel advice

Visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice to find out the latest Foreign And Commonwealth Office travel advice for your holiday destination, as well as information about passports and visas.