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Flanders Seasonal & holiday activities

Our most recommended Flanders Seasonal & holiday activities

From London: Bruges Christmas Markets

1. From London: Bruges Christmas Markets

After your departure from London, travel to Kent to make the crossing to Calais. On arrival in France, start your journey to Bruges in Belgium. Arrive in Bruges at 12:30 PM, where you have free time to enjoy a late lunch and explore this beautiful city. Depart at around 5:00 PM from Bruges for your return journey to Calais. Departure times from Bruges may vary depending on traffic conditions. Your tour manager will confirm the return time on arrival in Bruges. At 9:20 PM you will travel back to the UK via the Eurotunnel or ferry. You will arrive at the port in England at approximately 9:00 PM, before continuing the journey back to central London where you will arrive around 11:45 PM.

Christmas Magic in Bruges - Walking Tour

2. Christmas Magic in Bruges - Walking Tour

Throughout the year, Bruges always represents a fascinating destination where captivating charms and magic happens. However, during the Christmas period, Bruges turns into a mesmerizing box full of surprises. During two hour-long walking tour, stroll, explore, discover and enjoy the Christmas charms of Bruges. Start the journey from the iconic family-owned Chocolate House and become familiar with unique flavors. Wander the Bruges' main square and experience the unique Christmas atmosphere and local culture that prevails there. Find out how something like chocolate can have its own personality by visiting Chocolatier Dumon and end the tour in a traditional Bauhaus Bar situated within the historic walls of a centuries-old object.   

Brussels: 4-Hour Private Christmas Market Guided Tour

3. Brussels: 4-Hour Private Christmas Market Guided Tour

Warm your spirits with the coziness of Christmas in Brussels with a private guided tour of the Christmas market. Learn about the history of the market from your local guide as you wander the city center, enjoying magnificent light displays. Meet your guide at your hotel lobby and embark on a personalized tour that could include the Grand Place, Manneken Pis, the Cathedral, the Atomium, the Court of Justice, the EU district, and St. Catherine's Square.

Special Christmas Journey in Leuven - Walking Tour

4. Special Christmas Journey in Leuven - Walking Tour

During Christmas time, Leuven blooms with special energy. Every corner of the key urban areas of the city becomes adorned with must-see views. During two hours long walking tour, bond with Leuven’s unique atmosphere and explore some of the city’s top attractions. Start the magic Christmas journey from a centuries-old church inscribed on UNESCO World Heritage Site List. Then wander the beautifully decorated Grote Market where everything shines and inspires. Stroll the city’s historic corners and stumble upon the iconic Gothic town hall. End the tour in the Old Square by admiring and exploring authentic local products while surrounded by captivating Christmas lights and decorations.

Explore Brussels with a Local at Christmas

5. Explore Brussels with a Local at Christmas

Discover the winter wonderland that is Brussels over the festive season, soaking up the magical atmosphere and getting into the festive spirit. Explore the city as it’s transformed into a Christmas fairytale, from the 20 meter-high Christmas tree to the Winter Wonderland Festival. You'll be paired with guides that are passionate about the place they call home and who choose to spend their free time sharing it with like-minded travelers matched to them. Join a like-minded local to discover the most festive parts of the city, strolling through the beautiful streets while they’re draped with magical Christmas lights and see UNESCO-listed monuments and buildings lit up by fabulous light displays.  Your host will show you where the best Christmas lights in the city are, and share festive traditions with you so you can discover what Christmas is really like for the locals.  Visit the impressive Winter Wonderland Festival and stroll between the chalet stalls, indulging in festive treats and warming up with a mulled wine or hot chocolate as you take in all the magic of this annual Christmas extravaganza. Visit a smaller, traditional Christmas market where you can sample artisan chocolate and buy unique, handmade gifts and decorations to take home for your own tree.  Watch the locals gliding over an ice rink, or get involved in the local traditions and have a go yourself, getting into the festive spirit.  Although you will see well-known sights, your local host will also help you to discover the places, things, and stories that you won’t find in a guidebook and that make the city unique.

Christmas Experience in Ghent - Walking Tour

6. Christmas Experience in Ghent - Walking Tour

Feel the fairy tale atmosphere and explore the gems of Ghent during the magical Christmas period. Explore beautifully decorated sites, hear intriguing anecdotes and witness striking landmarks. Through an easy-paced walking tour gain insights and develop unique memories of Ghent. Step foot within the awe-inspiring medieval castle Gravensteen and admire the movie-like scenery that surrounds you. Walk alongside mesmerizing Lys river and gaze upon fascinating decorations while learning about the city’s history. Stroll the city’s central area and explore local traditions, fresh products, and festive events. End the tour at the iconic Sint-Baafsplein Street whose every corner brings a special touch of Christmas magic.

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