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City Breaks

City Breaks in Belgium

The little Kingdom of Belgium boasts some of the finest cities in Europe - from the EU capital, dynamic, multicultural Brussels to the picturesque beauty of chocolate-box Bruges, the canals of vibrant Ghent and the shopping and cultural mecca of Antwerp, Belgium's urban centres are diverse in their appeal and merit exploration. The city wonders of Belgium are easily accessible and just a short journey by train from the UK.

During the holiday season, many of the great cities in Belgium bring festive cheer to life with their fantastic Christmas Markets and perfect getaways to enjoy Christmas delights, sample regional specialties and stock up on fabulous gifts and beautiful decorations. You’re really spoilt for choice where to enjoy a city break during the festive season in Belgium: Brussels offers a 60 metre ice rink and a nightly sound and light show in Grand Place, while the holidays showcase all that some of the country’s loveliest cities, such as Bruges, Antwerp and Ypres have to offer with and added and delightful holiday glow... the possibilities are countless..    

Below we feature some of the best city breaks in Belgium, all of which are easy to reach by train or ferry:

Bruges canal taken by Beespoke Tours

Cycling Tour from London to Bruges with Beespoke Tours

Discover why Belgium is so much more than chips and Trappist beer (without striking those off the list either!) cycling through the beautiful Essex countryside and along the famous dutch dykes to arrive in the fascinating medieval city of Bruges.


1 May to 1 October
Bruges Christmas Markets by First Class Rail

Bruges Christmas Markets by First Class Rail

Explore one of Europe's top Christmas markets during this 4-day, self-guided, 1st class train journey for this festive break to Bruges, where you can wander the festive sweet-scented market stalls and revel in the city's medieval history.

From £375 per person (based on two people travelling together)

Tailor-made to suit specific requirements
Tailor made to your specific requirements from late November to late December

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