THE 3 B'S OF BELGIUM

THE 3 B'S OF BELGIUM

Alfa Inn – Blankenberge

This hotel in Blankenberge, situated in an old monastery, and offers modern bedrooms and is well situated in the town centre,and a short walk from the sandy beach.

The charming Belgian seaside town of Blankenberge. proves an ideal base from which to explore this picturesque coast.During your stay, you will explore the beautiful Belgian coast, including the remains of the German Atlantikwall from WW1.

Additionally, a visit to Ypres allows further exploration of WW1 military history. The evocative ‘In Flanders Fields’ Museum is a particularly insightful museum, looking into personal accounts of the locals during the battles in Flanders. With your Battlefields
guide, visit some of the area’s best-known memorial sites and war cemeteries which lie in the fields around Ypres. If time permits, perhaps stay for the emotional ‘Last Post’ ceremony each evening at the Menin Gate.

We will also visit Bruges. This charming medieval town is simply beautiful and it’s easy to spend a day admiring the dramatic architecture while a guided tour will bring the cobbled streets to life. Take to the canals to cruise under bridges and past the quaint houses.

ITINERARY

DAY 1:
Arrive in Belgium. Travel to your hotel in Blankenberge, your base for the next four nights.

DAY 2:
Ypres and WWI Flanders Battlefields.

We travel to Ypres to visit ‘In Flanders Fields Museum’. Located in the imposing Cloth Hall, this interactive museum looks at the story of WWI through the eyes of those who were involved.

In the afternoon, we take a guided tour of the ‘14-18 Route’ with visits to sites and memorials including Tyne Cot and Langemark cemeteries.

There is an option to have dinner in Ypres and then watch the emotional ‘Last Post’ ceremony at the Menin Gate.

DAY 3:
Belgian Coast, Ostend and Blankenberge

This morning we travel along the coast to cosmopolitan Ostend, with 9km of wide sandy beach and a spacious promenade. In the afternoon, we return to Blankenberge with free time to explore the town and see the many Art Nouveau buildings. Take a stroll along the promenade that runs alongside the vast sandy beach, and explore the marina and Belgium’s only pier.

DAY 4:
Bruges Sightseeing

Today we spend the day in Bruges, the ‘Venice of the North’. Enjoy a guided tour to discover the medieval city, which boasts many canals and waterways, a maze of winding cobbled streets, some remarkable architecture, and more than a few specialist chocolatiers. Cruise leisurely along the waterways on a canal cruise, and perhaps visit the ‘Historium’ in the main square, a popular virtual reality experience that reveals the history of this fascinating place.

DAY 5:
It’s time to leave Belgium and return to the UK.

INCLUDED

» Coach Travel
» Ferry Crossing
» 4 Nights Bed & Breakfast
» Entrance to Flanders Field Museum
» 3 Hour Guided Tour of Flanders Battlefields and 14-18 Route
» 75 mins Bruges guided tour
» Bruges canal cruise

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30 Sep 2019 5 days £329.00 2
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  • Twin beds