The best of Belgium
Explore three of Belgium's most captivating cities on this summertime coach break. See attractive canals lined with quaint, colourful houses in Bruges, discover why Antwerp is known as the "diamond capital of the world" and spend a day in Ghent, one of Northern Europe's best kept secrets. You'll also have the chance to join two optional canal cruises on this delightful break in Belgium.
Belgium Holiday Itinerary
This morning, join our coach at your chosen pick-up point and travel to Dover for the Channel crossing. We'll then continue to our hotel in Antwerp, arriving by the early evening.
Day One: Travel to Belgium
Soak up the allure and charm of picturesque Bruges, today. This UNESCO-listed city has plenty of delights to be discovered, including the exquisite Beguinage convent, the Church of our Lady and tranquil 'Lake of Love'. Take a horse-drawn carriage ride along the cobbled streets, or climb the 366 steps of the Belfry for a spectacular panoramic view. You'll also have the chance to join an optional canal cruise along the maze of narrow waterways that weave through the city's old town.
Day Two: See the sights of Bruges
Enjoy an early evening meal (payable locally) before we return to the hotel.
Today we make the short transfer into Antwerp to explore the sights scattering its famous cobbled streets. Why not visit one of the city's many museums or explore the Grote Markt, the city's medieval centre lined with pretty guild houses? And be sure to take the time to marvel at the Cathedral of Our Lady - a landmark that took nearly 170 years to build, and to enjoy an early evening meal (payable locally), before we head back to the hotel.
Day Three: Explore Antwerp
Unveil the charms of Ghent on our final day of exploring. Take a stroll past the row of traditional gabled guild houses along the Graslei, Ghent's attractive quayside, enjoy the stunning views from St Michael's Bridge as you cross the river Lys, or opt to join our 40-minute canal cruise for some leisurely sightseeing. Allow some time to visit St Bavo's Cathedral to see The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb - a complex masterpiece created by the Van Eyck brothers in the 15th Century.
Day Four: Discover Ghent
Enjoy an early dinner (payable locally) before we return to the hotel in the early evening.
After breakfast, board the coach for the journey back to the UK. We should arrive back in your local area during the mid-to-late evening.
Day Five: Travel back to the UK