2021 Magical Bruges & Amsterdam “Now Full for 2022 – Reserve List Available”

4th - 10th December(7 nights)pdfdownload

 





Bruges, Amsterdam & Christmas Markets

Our tour starts where there cannot be many settings more beautiful at Christmas time than Bruges. With its cobbled streets, historic buildings and horse drawn carriages plodding by. Beautiful medieval squares lit with colourful lights, pleasant shopping in the magically decorated streets, skating on the ice rink on the Grote Markt, or just enjoy the atmosphere in many of the restaurants and cafes with good food and hot chocolate – and this is just the start.

We continue to a camping site on the outskirts of Amsterdam and close to the Metro Line and during your stay you will have a “Travel Card” to help move around the capital with ease.  

In the dark winter months, Amsterdam is transformed into a beautiful open light museum as part of the Amsterdam Light Festival. Modern artists from all over the world make spectacular light artworks that can be found in the city centre and can be seen via a walking and a canal route.

A Private Two-Hour Canal Cruise has been arranged, including a hot & cold buffet and drinks and a local Guide who will point out the sights of Amsterdam as we cruise along

You will have plenty of time to visit several of the Christmas Markets, Museums, take a coffee and soak-up the wonderful atmosphere of this time of year. Not forgetting Dinner in the Historic 1488 City Gates restaurant

Day One – Saturday 4th December
We meet at our first campsite on the outskirts of Bruges, Belgium. This evening we take a short 5min walk to a local restaurant for a “Welcome Dinner”.

Day Two – Sunday 5th December
Time to visit Bruges at your own pace, in the late afternoon the Christmas Market and the towns illuminations start to light up the night.

Day Three – Monday 6th December
Our travel today takes us to the campsite on the outskirts of Amsterdam 165 miles

Day Four – Tuesday 7th December
Relaxing start to the day and this afternoon we travel by the local Tram into Amsterdam to board our Private Canal Cruise along with our local tour guide to help bring to life all that we will see.
This is a great way to experience the Festival of Lights, while we all enjoy a delicious on-board buffet featuring many hot & cold speciality dishes accompanied with drinks throughout. Along the route you will see multiple works of art by various artists, designers, and architects that were created especially for the festival. The boat is heated so you will not get cold.

Day Five – Wednesday 8th December
Free day to explore Amsterdam.  Museumplein is one place to head for where there is plenty to explore with the main feature being the ice skating rink, there is a little wooden bridge raised over it and you can enjoy the amazing view of the Rijksmuseum in all its festive glory. On both sides of the rink, you will find plenty of Christmas Market stalls.
Surrounding the Dam Square area, walk past the Bijenkorf luxury mall to enjoy the grand window displays or hop in for a quick tour of the premises, there are many beautiful toys and displays inside the store. Check out the Schelterma bookstore and the Magna Plaza mall.
Most museums will be open, if the Van Gogh, Anne Frank or the Rijksmuseum are on your “to do” list then these are best booked via the internet well in advance.

Day Six – Thursday 9th December
Returning into Amsterdam we will complete part of the Festival of Light walking route and then enjoy dinner in St. Anthony’s Gate, a magnificent historical building originally built in 1488 and illuminated by 300 candles.

Day Seven – Friday 10th December
A campsite has been booked near to Calais. This evening enjoy a Farewell Dinner in the campsite restaurant. 225 miles

Day Eight – Saturday 11th December
The tour ends this morning, we are only 20 miles from the port of Calais

PRICE

Motorhome with 2 people = £695 per person
Motorhome with 1 person = £995

DEPOSIT £200

INCLUDED IN PRICE

  • 7 Campsite nights with hook-ups
  • Dinner in a Restaurant near the Bruges campsite. Drinks included.
  • Amsterdam Travel Card for 72 hours on Tram/Metro and Bus
  • Light Festival Private Two-hour Canal Cruise
  • Speciality hot and cold buffet with wine, beer, soft drinks, tea, and coffee
  • Dinner in St. Anthony’s Gate Restaurant including drinks
  • Tasting presentation of an old traditional Dutch drink
  • Tour information pack with suggested routes & GPS co-ordinates
  • Services of Tour Directors travelling in their own motorhome

This tour starts in Belgium, but if you would like to travel at the same time as the Tour Directors on the outward journey, please book the optional tour package so that everything can be arranged on your behalf

OPTIONAL PACKAGE

  • Meet at Dover Docks on the morning of Friday 3rd December
  • Return Dover/Calais Ferry with 60-day Flexible Ticket + Club Class Lounge
  • One additional campsite night with electric on Friday 3rd December
  • Tour information pack with suggested routes & GPS co-ordinates
  • Services of Tour Directors travelling in their own motorhome

OPTIONAL PACKAGE PRICE

Motorhome with 2 people @ £149 per person
Motorhome with 1 person @ £259