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Bruges, Gent & Lille Christmas Market Weekend

“Join us on this short break visiting some of the delightful Christmas Markets in Belgium and France.”

Day 1

Travel to Folkestone for the Eurotunnel crossing to Calais, then continue to medieval Bruges. With its beautiful setting, it hosts one of the most famous magical Christmas markets in Belgium. There are plenty of restaurants to purchase lunch here. Enjoy time at leisure to browse the independent boutiques and Christmas market before travelling to our hotel where we can freshen up before our evening meal.

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Day 2

Today we depart for the fantastic city of Ghent. It’s home to one of the best authentic Christmas markets, ‘The Gentse Winterfeesten’, located in the enchanting heart of the city. Wander through a Scandinavian Christmas Village right in the middle of a pine forest. There’ll be an array of decorative items to buy, maybe purchase a glühwein and enjoy the wonderful atmosphere that surrounds Ghent. There are numerous shops to browse and restaurants to tempt our taste buds, too. We return to our hotel later for our evening meal.

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Day 3

After breakfast return to home area stopping on route in Lille. At this time of year Lille is decked out in lights and colour. Around the Christmas market, the whole town is covered in a huge crown of garlands. On Place Rihour there are 90 wooden chalets teeming with gift ideas, nativity figurines, Christmas decorations and festive food. We can find regional specialities here, aas well as arts and crafts from Russia, Canada and Poland! And that’s not to forget the gingerbread and other delicacies, which we can take away or eat on the spot with a glass of mulled wine.

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B=Breakfast Included, D=Dinner Included

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Barking Station Parade, IG11 8TU
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Barkingside Fullwell Cross, Bus Stop A - IG6 2EA
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Brentwood Brentwood, Outside The Dairyman
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Chalkwell Park Chalkwell Park Bus Stop, London Road
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Chelmsford Victoria Road Victoria Road CM1 1JR
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Collier Row White Hart Lane - Bus Stop out Tythe Court RM7 8LZ
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Corringham Town Centre Gordon Road, Bus Stop opposite Colbourne Close
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Cranham Front Lane/Moor Lane Junction Bus Stop RM14 1XJ
Outside Restaurant Opp. Car Park
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Dagenham Church Elm Lane, Bus Stop L - RM10 9QS
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Depot Depot, Princess Road, Rayleigh
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Hadleigh Church Hadleigh Church, Bus Layby
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Harold Wood Bus Stop A, Gubbins Lane, RM3 0DR
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Hockley Spa Hockley Spa, Bus Stop outside the Library
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Holiday Inn, Brentwood Holiday Inn Brentwood
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Hornchurch. Hornchurch Town Centre
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Hutton Hutton, Bus Stop just past the Chequers Pub
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Ilford Ilford, Bus Stop outside 6 Clements Road, IG1 1BA
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Kavanaghs Rd Kavanaghs Road/London Road, Brentwood
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Palace Theatre Palace Theatre Bus Stop
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Pitsea Outside Gala Bingo Hall, Pitsea
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Queensway Queensway Bus Stop (Behind the Odeon Cinema)
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Rayleigh Stn Rayleigh Railway Station
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Romford St Edwards Way - Bus Stop H - RM1 3DQ
Out: Romford Shopping Hall
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Sadlers Farm Bus Stop on A13, just before Sadlers Farm
roundabout, nr Romsey Road
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Shenfield Stn Shenfield Station, outside Barclays Bank
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Shepherd & Dog Crays Hill Shepherd & Dog, Crays Hill
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Shotgate Shotgate Post Office
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South Green Grange Parade Bus Stop, South Green, Billericay
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Stanford Rookery Corner Rookery Corner Stanford
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Sun Corner Sun Corner London Road - Billericay
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Thames Drive Thames Drive Bus Stop
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The Elms Bus Stop outside Elms Public House, Leigh on Sea
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The Oak Grays The Oak Public House, Lodge Lane, Grays
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Thorpe Bay Stn Thorpe Bay Station, Acacia Drive (opp Station)
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Thurrock Services, Thurrock Services Coach Park, RM16 3BG
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Trafford House Outside Trafford House, by Bus Stop, Basildon
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Upminster Bus Stop M, St Mary's Lane- Upminster
Outside St.Laurence Church RM14 2QJ
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Vic Hse Cnr, Rayleigh Rd Vic House Corner, (Rayleigh Road)
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Websters Way Websters Way, Rayleigh
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White Horse White Horse,Southchurch Road, Southend
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Whittinghams Grg Whittinghams Garage, opp Rochford Railway Station
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Wickford Halls Corner, opposite Police Station, Wickford
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Woodford Green Snakes Lane East, Bus Stop R - IG8 7HU
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