Brussels Flower Carpet & Bruges

Join us for a truly unique break to see the spectacular Brussels Flower Carpet! Established in 1971 and held every two years since 1986 in the city’s beautiful central square, Grand-Place, the intricate Flower Carpet is 75m long and 24m wide, featuring 500,000 flowers displayed in a stunning pattern. On a stroll through the square, soak up the fragrant smell of begonias and the mesmerising display of colour set against the backdrop of the Grand-Place’s impressive architecture. On this fantastic short break, we also spend time in vibrant Ghent and scenic Bruges – sure to make for a brilliant summer getaway!

Travel Options

4 Days from just £pp

Holiday Highlights

  • Return coach travel and ferry crossings
  • 3 nights at a selected 3-star hotel with breakfast
  • Excursions to Brussels Flower Carpet, Ghent & Bruges
  • En-route visit to Lille

    Please note: a £20pp supplement will apply for passengers departing from the Isle of Wight on all 2021 UK & Ireland breaks.

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Departure Date Pickup Points Hotel from Price Single Supplement  
13/08/2021 £299.00 £N/A Book Now
Selected Hotel

We’ll stay at a well-appointed 3-star hotel such as the Des Acacias in Tourcoing or the Ambassador in Menen. The comfortable rooms are en suite and other facilities include a bar and restaurant.

Hotel accessibility information
Your hotel will be confirmed approximately 3 weeks before departure, therefore we cannot guarantee that the hotel will have a lift and/or ground floor rooms and may be unsuitable for those with limited mobility.

Day 1
Ferry to Calais and on to our hotel, where we stay on a bed and breakfast basis.

Day 2 – Brussels Flower Carpet
We head to Brussels and the cobbled Grand-Place, a jewel of Gothic architecture, to see the magnificent Flower Carpet. Created by around a hundred volunteer gardeners, this giant floral puzzle is set up in less than eight hours. Enjoy the fragrant scents and rich palette of colours from vivid to delicate pastel shades.  Afterwards, enjoy time at leisure in the city with the opportunity to enjoy dinner in a restaurant of our choice before the coach takes us back to our hotel.

Day 3 – Ghent & Bruges
This morning we head to the vibrant city of Ghent. One of Belgium’s oldest cities, there’s a wealth of medieval and classical architecture to admire along the pretty canals and maze of cobblestone streets. Ghent is also home to an abundance of quirky bars and cafés and some of Belgium’s best museums.

Next we visit the lovely city of Bruges. Known as ‘the Venice of northern Europe’, Bruges is a beautifully-preserved medieval city of picturesque canals, impressive squares of pretty guild houses and narrow cobbled lanes crammed with fine chocolate shops, lace boutiques and souvenir shops. We enjoy time at leisure in Bruges, with the chance to find a restaurant for dinner, before the coach takes us back to our hotel.

Day 4
Travel back to Calais for our return ferry home, stopping en-route in Lille, France.

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