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In Bruges… A day at one of Europe’s best Christmas Markets

The holiday season is almost upon us so why not get your Christmas gifts on a trip to Europe’s famous Christmas markets? Find out what you could experience in just one day from Grove Travel’s trip to Bruges last November! Follow Rosie from Grove Travel’s one day trip for inspiration!

08.58am: Hop aboard a Eurostar train from the iconic London St Pancras station…

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Tip! Get your trip off to a great start with a breakfast coffee and croissant from the on-board buffet car and enjoy the ride over to Belgium, mmmn!


12.32pm: Enjoy a change of scenery as you transfer at Brussels station for a train to Bruges…

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13.14pm: Arrive in the medieval city of Bruges to enjoy several hours exploring the magical Christmas market and more, see our picks below!

  •  Enjoy a boat ride along the famous canals, stretching 7.5 miles long it is otherwise known as “The Venice of the North”.

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  •  Head to the market square to shop ’til you drop at the Christmas Market, marvel at the medieval architecture or even enjoy a skate on the ice rink below the famous ‘Church of Our Lady’.

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18.00pm: Gather up your shopping bags full of festive goodies and catch the train from Bruges to Brussels…

18.55pm: Change at Brussels for your return Eurostar to St Pancras International departure leaving at 19.52pm.

Tip! Why not upgrade to the comfort of Business Premier seating to enjoy more legroom plus a delicious light supper including wine from celebrity chef Raymond Blanc’s menu?


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 21.20pm: Arrive home at St Pancras International just in time for a much needed rest after a great day out!


So, why not book yourself a trip to remember at a popular Christmas market this year? Whether it’s a day trip by coach to Bath Christmas Market from London, or a festive 3 night Bruges & Valkenburg break away we have something to suit you!

We also have a great range of Singles Holidays going to some great European Christmas Markets and other destinations over the holidays.

Want something to celebrate New Years Eve? Check out our great trip to Edinburgh’s lively Hogmanay celebration by coach from London and welcome in 2016 in style!

Whatever you fancy, give us a call on 01923 440 000 or message us below for some festive inspiration from Grove Travel.


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