The Belgian town of De Panne is the ideal base for visiting three famous Christmas Markets since it is nearly equidistant from Bruges, Ghent and Lille! Travelling on one of our modern luxury coaches means you will arrive in comfort and there is plenty of room to bring back all your Christmas gifts.
Your comfort is our priority and all travel arrangements have been made with this in mind. A comfort stop will always be planned en route for lunch/refreshments. We will arrive at the hotel in the late afternoon, where you will be greeted with a welcome drink. Your luggage will be taken to your room and you will have plenty of time to freshen up before the evening meal. Return travel will follow a similar schedule.
Your Hotel: Hotel ibis De Panne ***
Hotel ibis De Panne is located in the centre of the seaside resort De Panne, where life is dominated by the sea. The centre of De Panne offers many shops and cafes. Rooms are equipped with the new ‘Sweet Bed’ by ibis bedding, desk, internet, parquet flooring, LCD flat screen TV and a bathroom with shower.
Further details: http://www.ibis.com/gb/hotel-8131-ibis-de-panne/index.shtml
Itinerary and What's Included
- Luxury coach travel to and from destination
- Comfort stop in both directions
- Le Shuttle Channel Tunnel Crossing
- Welcome tea or coffee on arrival
- Dinner, Bed & Breakfast
All of our excursions are included in the holiday price unless otherwise specified. In addition to the planned activities, most excursions will allow plenty of free time for you to explore our well-chosen destinations. If you prefer to make other arrangements or just relax at the hotel instead of any of the excursions, you are welcome to do so. If so, we kindly ask you to please inform your driver. We will depart after breakfast and return in the late afternoon or early evening, to enable you to freshen up before your evening meal.
Lille & Ghent Christmas Market
Explore the French town of Lille in the morning and their famous Christmas Market. After lunch we head to Ghent, with its lovely cobbled streets and winding canals. The Christmas Market of Ghent extends from St Baafsplein to the Grote Market and features over 40 international stallholders offering typical regional products and original gifts. The city centre becomes a winter wonderland with an ice-skating rink under the City Pavilion and a giant Ferris Wheel. The Medieval Castle of the Counts will be surrounded by festively decorated tables, Christmas music and warm delicacies to enjoy.
One of the most beautiful towns in Europe, Bruges is often described as the ‘Venice of the North’. The Grote Market in Bruges and tree-lined Simon Stevinplein are adorned with a fairy-tale scene of pretty wooden chalets selling original gifts. A short walk away in the picturesque Grote Market, the chalets are arranged around a sparkling ice rink overlooked by the medieval belfry.
- Valid Passport and Euro currency required.
- We have a limited number of single rooms with NO single supplement. After which a £57.00 charge will be applied per person for the duration of your stay.
- Please inform us of any dietary or rooming requirements.
- Changes may be made to the itinerary at short notice due to weather conditions.
- Full itineraries will be given on your Tour Confirmations issued 2 weeks prior to departure.
Other ways you can book
You can also book this day trip/holiday at any one of the following locations:
Tourist Information Centres
Ramsgate, Harbour Parade
Margate, Droit House, Pier Head
Deal, Town Hall
Dover, Market Square
Astor Community Theatre
Stanhope Road, Deal, Kent CT14 6AB
2 Cattle Market, Sandwich, Kent CT13 9AG
Age Concern Sandwich
Sneller House, 19-21 Cattle Market, Sandwich
Sholden Village Store
1 The Street, Sholden, Kent, CT14 0AL
Bayliss Executive Travel Shop
Located at: Unit 7, Deal Business Park, Southwall Road, Deal, Kent CT14 9FH