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  Medieval Brugge via Eurotunnel    
Medieval Brugge via Eurotunnel
Saturday June 8th - £49

There are places that crawl under your skin, although you can never fully understand them. Bruges is such a special place. A human-sized city, made famous by her compelling history, which promptly gave her the Unescolabel of World Heritage City.

 
   
 
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BRUGGE - There is enough history here to fascinate you for hours. With priceless works of art to wonder at and inspiring churches with stained glass the colour of jewels. Also amazing architecture, doubly beautiful when reflected in the peaceful canals, draped with weeping willows and graced by snow white swans.There are boat rides that glide along the canals, gently swishing the water against the banks. There are views that are a photographer’s or artist’s delight.

You may see pageants, medieval banquets to partake in and horses and carriages where you can ride like royalty. Sumptuous shopping in quaint streets – for lace, leather, tapestries, books, art, antiques, designer fashion, shoes and chocolate of course !.
There are cosy restaurants to indulge your taste buds, welcoming teashops with waffles and pancakes, friendly pubs with great atmosphere and great beers – lots of them!

The true centre of the city is the Markt (Market square) and it makes a good starting point. Probably the one building which stands out on the skyline the most is the Belfort (Belfry) tower. It is now a museum that you can visit and climb to the top if you are brave! The original was actually destroyed by fire three times and rebuilt!
Opposite the Belfry on the other side of the square is a row of old houses with step gables and sunny pavement cafes. These buildings were former guild houses and if you look up you will see different objects on the roofs depicting their original purpose. It is said Charles II stayed in one of these houses during his exile.

The imposing statue in the centre of the square is of Jan Breydel and Pieter de Coninck who led an uprising against the French occupiers which ended up in the victorious Battle of the Golden Spurs on 11th July 1302. This day is still celebrated by the Flemish people.
Also in the Markt are two Gothic Revival buildings; the former Government Palace now houses the Historium, and the current Post office, where in times gone by, boats unloaded their goods in the water Hallen. There is a very informative illustrated sign here.

PLEASE NOTE: A valid Passport is required for every passenger. Non-British passport holders should contact their Embassy for visa requirements.

Please note:
The above timings and information are subject to traffic conditions and we reserve the right to make any changes necessary without prior notification.
Coaches for our Day Trips will be in either 'Motts' or 'Crusader' Livery.

   

Departure DateTour RefHotelPrice (from)DaysSingle SupptAvailablePick Up Points 
Sat 08-Jun-2019UCB0608 1N/A£49.001£0.00 5 Amersham, Aston Clinton, Aylesbury, Bedgrove, Aylesbury, Exchange Street, Berkhamsted, Bicester, Bletchley, Chesham, Dunstable, Haddenham, Hazlemere (DT), Hemel Hempstead, High Wycombe, High Wycombe C, Leighton Buzzard, Luton, Milton Keynes, Northchurch (D), Northchurch (I), Oxford, Headington, Oxford, Pear Tree Services, Princes Risborough, Thame, Thame Services, Tring, Wendover, Wheatley Services    Book Now
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