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Bruges at Christmas

Great Escapes Autumn Sale

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The later part of the year is a wonderful time to visit Belgium or France. One of our favourite annual events is held in Bruges, the  ‘Magical Winter Moments Christmas Happening‘ which runs from 21st until the 30th of November in 2014. Previously known as “The Grand Christmas Happening Bruges”, this is a stylish and festive event in the heart of the city, featuring all the newest trends in home and floral decoration.

 

Bruges at Christmas

Bruges at Christmas

Mid-November sees the first of the fabulous Christmas Markets open. These are held in many towns and villages throughout Belgium and northern France. The atmosphere is festive with the smell of roasted chestnuts and mulled wine in the air. Find our more about the Christmas Markets in Belgium and France in our post, Dates for this year’s Christmas Markets.

Lille at Christmas

Lille at Christmas

Autumn SALE, book by 31st October 2014

Great Escapes is currently holding an autumn sale on short breaks to France and Belgium, offering £40 discount on any package booked between now and 31st October 2014 for travel in 2014 or 2015. Bookings must include ferry, Eurostar or Eurotunnel travel and include at least 3 nights’ accommodation. Discount is valid with ‘free night’ offers for even greater savings.

Here’s just a couple of our favourite examples to tempt you but you can find more on our website, Great Escapes.

Bruges, 3rd night FREE at the 3* Hotel Bryghia

This  family run hotel dates back to the 15th century and overlooks a quiet square within very easy reach of Bruges’ main attractions making it an ideal base for exploring this beautiful town.
A box of chocolates, to be collected locally, is included in all packages booked to Bruges.

Hotel in Bruges

Other information:  3rd night FREE offer valid from 03/11 to 13/12 for Sun to Tues arrivals. For the free night, breakfast is included.  Package also includes return travel Dover to Calais with P&O Ferries (car + 4 passengers). Package price from £109pp before Autumn Sale discount.

To book call 0845 330 2089 and quote 14Save40

Lille, 3rd night FREE at the 4* Alliance Couvent des Minimes

This elegant and comfortable hotel is a stunning  is the perfect blend of ancient architecture and modern design. A former 17th century convent, the Alliance Couvent des Minimes is less than a 10 minute walk from the Old Town with a fabulous range of restaurants, museums and shops close at hand.

Alliance Couvent des Minimes, Lilles

Alliance Couvent des Minimes, Lilles

The rooms are comfortable with all the amenities you would expect from a 4* hotel including free Wi-Fi and tea and coffee facilities. The glass atrium in the centre of the building adds to its character giving the hotel a great feeling of space.  The piano bar and the new champagne bar are the perfect place for relaxation in refined surroundings. The restaurant serving appetising dishes at very reasonable prices befits the excellent standard of the hotel.

Other information: 3rd night FREE offer valid from 12/09 to 31/12 for Fri-Sat arrivals. For the free night, breakfast is included. Includes return travel by Eurostar (Standard Economy). Package price from £209pp before Autumn Sale discount.

To book call 0845 330 2089 and quote 14Save40

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