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The incredibly picturesque city of Brugge filled with historic canals, atmospheric cobbled streets and medieval architecture is an absolute delight to explore
This beautifully preserved Flemish gem is undoubtedly one of the prettiest and most perfectly preserved medieval cities in Europe whose prosperity reached a peak in the 13th & 14th centuries, through the manufacture and trading of high-quality textiles. All this wealth left an impressive legacy of medieval town-houses and architectural masterpieces like the Gothic-style Town Hall and the magnificent 13th Century Belfry where the ascent to its summit is rewarded with magnificent panoramic views.
The four star Academie Hotel is situated right in the historic golden triangle of Brugge, just 50 metres from the famous Minnewater (Lake of Love) and with easy access on foot to the city centre. The stylish rooms all feature air-conditioning, telephone and satellite television. Other facilities include a restaurant and bar, plus a lovely winter garden and terrace. Lift to all floors.
Please note that as with many hotels in Brugge, the Academie hotel is situated on a narrow street that is not accessible by large coach. Accessing the hotel will involve a short walk of 150 meters between the coach drop off area and the hotel entrance.
Three nights' accommodation with breakfast
Return Eurotunnel journeys.
Return travel by luxury air conditioned coach.
Due to restrictions placed upon coaches and large vehicles in Brugge, only coaches dropping off/collecting passengers with luggage to/from their hotel are allowed access to the inner city. For all excursion days, passengers will be required to walk to the Kanaaleiland coach park (approx. 15 minute walk). Alternatively local taxies are available for a small fee.
Early departure for our journey south to Folkestone and through the Eurotunnel to France. We then continue on to Belgium and the Academie Hotel in the delightful city of Brugge where we stay for the next three nights.
A day at leisure to discover the delights of this wonderful medieval city. Perhaps take a horse-drawn carriage ride to discover historic churches, picturesque cobbled streets and those irresistible lace and chocolate shops or maybe take a boat trip along the stunning winding canals and enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the city that has been dubbed ‘The Venice of the North’.B
A further day at leisure in Brugge or join us for a drive through the Flanders countryside to the Tyne Cot memorial before continuing to Artillery Wood Cemetery where the famous Welsh poet Hedd Wyn is buried. You will also have an opportunity to see the Welsh National memorial at Langemark. We then continue into Ypres, a town with strong associations with the First World War. Highlights here include the Cloth Hall and the ‘In Flanders Fields Museum’, plus the famous Menin Gate, placed there in honour of those who perished.B
We leave Brugge and return to the Eurotunnel terminal at Calais for our journey back to Folkestone and home to North Wales.B
Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.
Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.
|Abergele|| Abergele, Bowling Green Bus Stop |
|Bangor, Nelson Pub|| Bangor, Bus Stop Opposite Nelson Pub |
|Bangor, Pontio Centre|| Bangor, Pontio Centre Bus Stop |
|Bethel|| Bethel, Primary School Bus Stop |
|Bontnewydd|| Bontnewydd, Bus Stop Near Chip Shop |
|Bryngwran|| Bryngwran, School Entrance |
|Caergeiliog|| Caergeiliog, Outside Sportsmans Pub |
|Caernarfon, Campbell Road|| Caernarfon, Bus Stop Bottom of Campbell Road |
|Caernarfon, Leisure Cent.|| Caernarfon, Bus Stop opposite Leisure Centre |
|Caernarfon, Morrisons|| Caernarfon, Morrisons Bus Stop |
|Caernarfon, Waterloo Port|| Caernarfon, Waterloo Port Bus Stop |
|Caernarfon, Y Glyn|| Caernarfon, Y Glyn Bethel Road |
|Chester|| Chester, Holiday Inn South Hotel Bus Stop |
|Chirk|| Chirk, Moreton Park Garden Centre |
|Colwyn Bay|| Colwyn Bay, Railway Station Bus Stop |
|Criccieth, Medical Centre|| Criccieth, Medical Centre Bus Stop |
|Ewloe|| Ewloe, Outside St David's Park Hotel |
|Gaerwen|| Gaerwen, Stermat Car Park |
|Gwalchmai|| Gwalchmai, Opposite Clock |
|Holyhead|| Holyhead, Bus Stop Outside Ferry Terminal Entrance |
|Llanberis, Maes Padarn|| Llanberis, Bus Stop Opposite Maes Padarn |
|Llanberis, Spar|| Llanberis, Outside Spar Shop |
|Llandegai|| Llandegai, Penrhyn Castle Entrance |
|Llandudno|| Llandudno, Mostyn Broadway Coach Park Bus Stop |
|Llandudno Jct. Station|| Llandudno Junction, Station Hotel Bus Stop |
|Llanfairfechan|| Llanfairfechan, Castle Bridge Bus Stop |
|Llanfairpwll|| Llanfairpwll, Pringles Car Park |
|Llangefni|| Llangefni, Church Street Bus Stop |
|Llanrug|| Llanrug, Arvonia Garage |
|Menai Bridge|| Menai Bridge, Library Bus Stop |
|Northop|| Northop, Red Lion Pub Bus Stop |
|Oswestry|| Oswestry, Mile End Services Coach Park |
|Penrhyn Bay|| Penrhyn Bay, Post Office |
|Penygroes|| Penygroes, Crossroads (Outside Victoria Hotel) |
|Porthmadog|| Porthmadog, Tesco Bus Stop |
|Pwllheli|| Pwllheli, Bus Station |
|Rhos on Sea, Cayley Arms|| Rhos on Sea, Bus Stop Opposite Cayley Arms |
|Rhos on Sea, Hickorys|| Rhos on Sea, Bus Stop Opposite Hickorys Restaurant |
|St. Asaph|| St. Asaph, Bus Stop Outside Petrol Station |
|Valley|| Valley, Opposite Valley Hotel |
|Wrexham|| Wrexham, Bus Stand Lord Street |
|Y Felinheli, St. Marys|| Y Felinheli, St Mary's Church Bus Stop |
|Y Felinheli, Victoria|| Y Felinheli, Victoria Hotel Bus Stop |
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