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Bruges Christmas Market break - SOLD OUT! 

Christmas shopping should be just as magical as the day itself, so head to Bruges this winter and you can enjoy a great festive break as you pick up presents for your family and friends in this beautiful European city.

2 nights in an en suite cabin
Coach transfers to & from Bruges (approx 3hrs 30 mins)
2 nights bed & breakfast in the 3 star Novotel Brugge Centrum
Live onboard entertainment

Bruges Christmas markets

Bruges Christmas Markets

Each Christmas, hundreds and hundreds of market stalls are set out across the town centre of Bruges, turning its already-charming streets into fairytale festive towns and plazas. The stands are packed with traditional wooden toys for children, confectionery, gifts, jewellery and more. There are also fairground rides, an outdoor ice-rink and horses and carts for you to enjoy, all the while, the scent of honey waffle biscuits and other classic Belgian food hangs in the air.

Beautiful Bruges

Bruges is famous for being one of the prettiest cities in Europe, with wonderful architecture and canals intersecting the cobbled streets. Whether you’re travelling with friends, as a couple or as a family, there is plenty to do in the city. Visit one of the city’s many Guild-of-Chocolatier-approved chocolate shops, go on a scenic winter canal tour of the city, or, for a real festive treat, jump in a hot air balloon and see the city from above.

Bruges travel guide

Onboard entertainment

Onboard Entertainment

You’ll spend 2 nights onboard our ferry, but there will be no shortage of things to do while you sail. We have onboard bars, lounges and a club with a wide range of beers, spirits, wines and cocktails available, as well as soft drinks or tea and coffee. We also have onboard shops, a cinema and a games room for thrill-seekers, plus nightly entertainment from our house band and troubadour.

Onboard dining

Onboard dining

We have plenty of onboard dining options for you, so you’re sure to find something you’ll love. Dine à la carte at our Blue Riband restaurant or tuck into expertly-prepared steaks at our Explorer’s Steakhouse. We also have an international, all-you-can-eat buffet at our 7 Seas restaurant with over 80 dishes from all corners of the globe.

En suite cabins

En suite cabins

Cruise across the North Sea in comfort in one of our private, en suite cabins. Our standard Seaways cabins come with inside and sea view options and if you like, you can upgrade to one of our Premium Commodore or Commodore De Luxe cabins for an extra cost

Onboard facilities

Create your own festive break

For extra freedom, why not take your car across to Europe and choose your own destination for a festive break? There are Christmas Markets all over the continent and with our 5 routes to Europe, you can easily access France, Belgium, Germany, Holland, Scandinavia and more. Plus, with no luggage restrictions, you can bring back as much as you like, ideal if you go a little bit overboard at the stalls!

Your Trip at a Glance

Day 1
14:30 Check-in opens.
16:15 Check-in closes
17:00 Depart North Shields for Holland.

Day 2
09:30 Arrive in Holland.
10:00 Coach departs IJmuiden cruise ferry terminal for Bruges.
13:00 Your coach arrives in Bruges dropping you off at your hotel, The Novotel Brugge Centrum.
Explore at leisure. Perhaps visit the main market square.

Day 3
Enjoy Bruges at your leisure. You have the whole day to explore!

Day 4
Morning at leisure.
13:00 Board the return coach transfer from your hotel.
16:30 Arrive at IJmuiden cruise ferry terminal for check-in and boarding.
17:00 Check-in closes.
17:30 Depart Holland for North Shields.

Day 5
09:00 Arrive in Newcastle


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