A Taste of History in Bruges & Ypres

Our new packaged tour takes in the popular towns of Bruges and Ypres as we combine the flavours of these famous towns with their historic wartime connections. A guided brewery tour, guided walking tasting tour and visits to the Tyne Cot War Graves Cemetery and Passchendaele Memorial Museum are all featured.
Day 1 Arrival
Today we cross the Channel and make our short onward journey to our base in Roeselare.

Day 2 Bruges
This morning we travel to the historic town of Bruges, renowned UNESCO World Heritage Site and full of beautiful buildings, churches and canals. To get a real taste of Bruges, we enjoy a 1 hour guided tour at the Bourgogne des Flandres Brewery where we learn more about one of Belgium’s most famous exports. We experience the different aspects of the brewing process, meet the brewer in the attic and enjoy a tasting in the alehouse at the end. We spend the rest of our day at leisure – enjoy a horsedrawn carriage ride around the historic streets, visit one of the many chocolate shops or see the town from a different perspective, on a relaxing canal cruise.

Day 3 Ypres
Today we make the short journey to Ypres, where we enjoy a 2 hour walking tasting tour. We sample tasty wares along the way whilst being regaled with stories and interesting facts about this medieval city from our entertaining guide. We then have time to explore at leisure - visit the excellent and moving Flanders Field Museum before enjoying lunch in the main square with its many cafés and restaurants. In the afternoon, we travel to Zonnebeke, where we visit the large UK and Commonwealth Cemetery at Tyne Cot followed by the nearby Passchendaele Memorial Museum. Complete with reconstructed trenches, the museum tells the story of the First World War, and the Battle of Passchendaele in particular, in a poignant and vivid way.

Day 4 Departure
After breakfast, we begin our journey home.

Mercure Roeselare

Roeselare, Belgium
AAA+ Central Location Great Touring Location
This modern 4 star hotel is located just outside the pleasant Belgian town of Roeselare, only a short drive from Bruges, Ghent and Ypres. Each of the 87 stylish, modern bedrooms are spacious and equipped with a TV, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities.There is a large, bright restaurant and bar area with floor to ceiling windows as well as an outside seating area. This is an excellently priced central hotel of good quality combining packaged visits to Belgium's most popular towns.

Mercure Roeselare

Roeselare, Belgium
3 Nights Half Board
2020 Twin from £309pp
Double for Sole Use Supplement from £100
Based on Friday arrivals

• Return short sea crossing
• Porterage
• Choice of buffet menu
• Tea/coffee after dinner
• Guided tour of Bourgogne des Flandres Brewery
• 2 hour walking tasting tour of Ypres
• Entrance to Passchendaele Memorial Museum
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£309 for 4 days

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