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A contrasting twin city break combining the buzzing city of Brussels with its bars, gourmet restaurants, shopping and museums, and the slow pace of life in the beautiful medieval city of Bruges. Your vacation includes three nights in each city with train travel in between the two.

Highlights

  • Visit fascinating museums at the elegant Grand Place and enjoy fabulous shopping on Avenue Louise in Brussels
  • Explore the medieval streets of Bruges and enjoy delicious waffles, Belgian chocolates and sample local beers

PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • Train travel in standard class throughout
  • 24hr Hop on Hop off pass in Brussels
  • Belgian Beer tasting in Brussels
  • Bruges city tour
  • 3 nights’ hotel stay with breakfast in Brussels
  • 3 nights’ hotel stay with breakfast in Bruges
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Why Not...

Extend your trip or try this package in reverse. Call a Rail Expert for details.

Disclaimer:

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy. Prices do not include rail from your hometown. Package prices are subject to change without notice, and all reservations are based upon availability at the time of booking. Single occupancy supplements will apply for solo travelers. Hotel and room facilities vary and may be subject to additional fees. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. Please call for pricing. We accept all major credit and debit cards. Activities referenced in the itinerary during free time are for suggested purposes only and are not included. Seasonal activity (if applicable): During the off-season, some tours may not be available. In this case, a similar tour will be substituted. Passports are required when traveling outside the United States including crossing the Canadian border.

Daily Itinerary:

DAY 1 – ARRIVE IN BRUSSELS
Arrive in Brussels today and check in at your hotel for a three-night stay. Once you've settled in, perhaps head out to do some shopping. Just as you might expect from a European capital city, the shopping opportunities are endless! From designer boutiques along the world's first shopping arcade, the Galeries Saint Hubert, to the famous names on the Avenue Louise, there is something for everyone. (Overnight in Brussels)

DAY 2 - BRUSSELS
Continue exploring the Belgian capital, making use of your Hop on Hop off pass included. If you haven't already, visit the magnificent Grand Place. Belgium's main square hosts wonderful architecture and the surrounding streets overflow with traditional restaurants, carts selling sweet Belgian waffles and boutique chocolatiers. Come the evening it's time to be introduced to some Belgian Beers, and you’ll get to sample a few in this small group tour. (Overnight in Brussels) B

DAY 3 - BRUSSELS
Spend your last day in Brussels discovering more of the famous landmarks and hidden gems of the city. The city is the seat of the European Parliament, and you can tour the fascinating building for a great insight into politics across the pond. Be sure to also visit the famous Mannekin Pis statue, which is often dressed up in costumes depending on the time of year. (Overnight in Brussels) B

DAY 4 - BRUSSELS TO BRUGES
Take the train from Brussels to Bruges today. Arrive in Bruges and check in to your hotel for a three-night stay. Spend the rest of the day acquainting yourself with the beautiful UNESCO World Heritage listed center of Bruges, either on foot through the medieval cobbled streets, or by boat along the pretty canals. (Overnight in Bruges) B

DAY 5 - BRUGES
After breakfast at your hotel this morning get your bearings of this beautiful city on a 50min city tour. Then, why not climb the 13th century Belfry on the main square for great city views or see Michelangelo's Madonna and Child in the Church of Our Lady? Be sure not to miss Bruges' most recent attraction, the Historium Museum where you are taken on a journey back in time to the Middle Ages. (Overnight in Bruges) B

DAY 6 - BRUGES
Spend another full day exploring the sights and sounds of historic Bruges. The cobbled streets are perfect for exploring on foot, dipping in and out of the exclusive boutiques, souvenir shops and, of course, chocolatiers! Be sure to indulge in some traditional cuisine when in Bruges. The city sits in the Flemish region of Belgium, famous for hearty stews and local breweries producing delicious Belgian beers. (Overnight in Bruges) B

DAY 7 - DEPART BRUGES
Enjoy a final breakfast in the hotel and then spend some time exploring more of Bruges before you continue your onward journey. If you have more vacation time, why not take the train to the Dutch capital of Amsterdam, to explore the lively heritage and more famous canals. B

MEAL GUIDE: B - BREAKFAST, BR - BRUNCH, L - LUNCH, AT - AFTERNOON TEA, D -DINNER

DISCLAIMER:

Prices are subject to availability, based on two people sharing a standard twin or double room. Prices are subject to change. Single occupancy supplements will apply for solo travellers. Hotel and room facilities vary and may be subject to additional fees. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. Please call for pricing. We accept all major credit and debit cards. Railbookers UK Trading Ltd is a member of ABTA (Y6401) and holidays including flights are ATOL protected, number 7579.

Floris Arlequin Grand Place Brussels

Situated just 200 yards from the magnificent Grand Place, the Floris Hotel Arlequin is the perfect base for sightseeing in Brussels. The hotel boasts 92 elegant rooms, each with Wi-Fi internet access, air conditioning and flat screen TVs. Guests can relax in the hotel bar after a long day of exploring, or can make use of the hotel’s fitness centre during their stay.

Floris Karos Hotel Bruges

The Floris Karos Hotel is a traditional property, boasting an attractive Norman façade and stylish colonial-style decor. Rooms feature modern amenities, including free WiFi internet access, LED TVs and hardwood floors. Guests can take a dip in the heated swimming pool or make use of the state of the art fitness centre. The hotel is located in the centre of Bruges, a stone’s throw from the Concert Hall and a pretty stroll from the Market Square.

Heritage Hotel Bruges Relais And Chateau

The boutique Heritage Hotel in Bruges is a member of the prestigious Relais & Chateaux group. It is a lovely family run hotel with 20 individually decorated bedrooms. The hotel has a cosy lounge and bar with a fireplace, a fitness room, and a small sundeck. The hotel is situated in the centre of Bruges, within walking distance to all of Bruges' main sights and attractions.

Martin's Brugge

Set in the heart of the historic UNESCO listed centre of Bruges, Martin's Bruges Hotel is situated behind the famous 13th-century Belfry and is only a short walk from the beautiful and historic Grote Markt. The hotel benefits from a lush terrace and trendy cocktail bar, which overlooks the historic city. Rooms come fully air-conditioned and are equipped with a minibar and free Wi-Fi. Popular tourist attractions nearby include the Arentshuis Museum and the brewery “De Halve Mann”.

NH Brussels Louise

Situated along Avenue Louise, Brussels’ lively shopping area, the NH Hotel Brussels City Centre offers an elegant escape in the heart of the city. The hotel’s 246 rooms all come equipped with cable television, tea and coffee making facilities and Wi-Fi internet access. Guests can dine on Belgian and international cuisine in the on-site ‘Chez Louise’ brasserie, and make use of the well equipped fitness centre.

NH Collection Brussels Centre

Nestled just a stone’s throw from Brussels’ iconic Grand Place and the famous Menneken Pis statue, the NH Collection Brussels Centre occupies a prime position right in the heart of the Belgian capital. The property’s 241 rooms are all warmly decorated, and feature minibars, tea and coffee making facilities and Wi-Fi internet access. Guests can make use of the spacious on-site gym, or dine in ‘Brasserie Atlanta’, where the menus feature the best of Belgian, French and Italian cuisine.

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Disclaimer:

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy. Prices do not include rail from your hometown. Package prices are subject to change without notice, and all reservations are based upon availability at the time of booking. Single occupancy supplements will apply for solo travelers. Hotel and room facilities vary and may be subject to additional fees. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. Please call for pricing. We accept all major credit and debit cards. Activities referenced in the itinerary during free time are for suggested purposes only and are not included. Seasonal activity (if applicable): During the off-season, some tours may not be available. In this case, a similar tour will be substituted. Passports are required when traveling outside the United States including crossing the Canadian border.

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