Christmas Markets in Bruges, Brussels & Lille
7th - 10th December 2019

Lille in France is our base for this year’s Christmas Markets tour, from where we will travel in to Belgium to visit two of the most iconic and scenic European Christmas Markets.

There can be few settings more beautiful at Christmas than medieval Bruges, with its cobbled streets, historic buildings and horse drawn carts plodding by, it is considered to be one of the best preserved medieval cities in Europe. The Christmas Market on the main square in Bruges forms a ring around an open-air ice rink, with stalls selling sweets, handmade decorations and gifts. Wander in any direction from the market square to discover historic churches, picturesque cobbled streets and, of course, those irresistible chocolate shops, or climb the 366 steps of the magnificent 13th Century belfry, to be rewarded with stunning panoramic views.

Brussels Winter Wonders event takes place at the Grand-Place and around the Bourse, the Place de la Monnaie, the Place Sainte-Catherine and the Marché aux Poissons and includes the Christmas market, with more than 200 chalets, fairground attractions including a Ferris wheel and merry-go-rounds and a covered ice rink. In the Grand-Place  you will find the famous Christmas tree and a Lifesize Nativity Scene.

The Lille Christmas Market is one of the most popular in Europe. Held in the Place Rihour, with over 80 traditional Christmas stalls selling a wide range of products such as handmade decorations, honey, toys and beer there are traders from Russia, Canada and Poland, as well as many more local traders, offering many gift ideas along side hot soup, mulled wine, chocolate crepes and hot doughnuts. Why not try the merry-go-round or take in the spectacular views from the 50m high Ferris wheel, which turns majestically to the sound of Christmas carols.

Tour price includes:-

· 3 nights B&B at the Ibis Lille Centre Grand Palais
· Excursion to Bruges Christmas Market
· Excursion to Brussels Christmas Market
· En-route stop at PJ’s Chocolate Factory

Your Hotel - The ibis Lille Centre Grand Palais
Opened in March 2015, the ibis Lille Centre Grand Palais is modern and welcoming. Centrally located in a quiet area, the Zénith arena and Grand Palais are just across the street and it is just a 5 minute walk to the shopping centre and 10 minutes to the old town. All room are ensuite with direct dial telephone, LCD TV, free Wi Fi, air conditioning and hairdryer.

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