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Bruges Christmas Markets

Venice of the north


Returning customers ask for a discount code
A Dash to Medieval Bruges and its Famous Christmas Markets

With its network of canals Bruges is known as the Venice of the north, making Bruges a popular place to visit all year round. The festive season in Bruges includes Belgium's oldest Christmas Markets and Ice Rink.

The Christmas stalls can be found on both the Market Square and on Simon Stevinplein by the Ice Rink.​ 

As well as the he cosy Christmas atmosphere there's the horse drawn carriages, a multitude of shops selling fine Belgian chocolates, coffee shops, bars and restaurants.

A visit to Bruges wouldn't be complete without a guided boat tour or a horse drawn carriage around this beautiful Medieval city.

Don't forget to purchase your DUTY FREE goods

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Departure 2023 Dates 

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Departure Points

Duty Free

Just in time for Christmas

Saturday December 16th
Sunday   December 17th

More dates maybe added, please keep checking our website?
03.00 Hammersmith Apollo
03.25 London Vauxhall Bridge Road
03.50 London New Cross Gate
04.15 Bexleyheath Black Prince A2
04.50 Maidstone Services M20
05.35 Dover Docks
Since leaving the EU you can now purchase duty free goods on your return journey at massive discounts!

All purchases are subject to UK Government Duty Free laws. 
Returning customers ask for a discount code!
Proof of vaccination is no longer required!


In light of what’s happening in the world at the moment, we have to monitor the risks of travelling abroad, especially travelling to Belgium which. 

Bruges Christmas Markets is a possible target being both a religious festival and a gathering of foreign nationals.

The UK Foreign Office current warning for Belgium is "Terrorists are very likely to try to carry out attacks in Belgium"  This is such a severe warning that we simply cannot dismiss.

As we run up to Christmas the threat is only likely to increase. With the threat level as it is, we feel we have no other option but to cancel this year’s Bruges Christmas Market programme.

While we know this is disappointing, we hope you understand that ultimately your safety will always be paramount.

Customers that have purchased discount codes, please contact Wowcher for a full refund.

Customers that have booked directly with Coach Innovations will automatically be refunded. Funds have been returned back onto the card used for payment. Please allow 2 full working days to show on your account.

Once again, we're sorry for any disappointment.


Kind regards

Depart your chosen pick up point and travel to the port of Dover where we have a short break before boarding our Ferry/Eurotunnel to France. After a 90 minute drive from Calais/Dunkirk we arrive in Bruges where the rest of the day you're free to explore the Christmas markets, shops, bars & restaurants.​

If donning a pair of ice skates isn't your idea of fun then maybe take a tour on a horse drawn carriage or one of the many canal boats with English commentary.

The sights, sounds and smells of upto 100 market stalls should keep you busy until 5.30pm when it's time to make your way back to the coach park and say goodbye to Bruges as we drive back to the channel port and back to Blighty.

Arrival back in England should be approximately 21.45 before retracing your steps back to your drop off points. All times are estimated and cannot be guaranteed. ​

All times are estimated and cannot be guaranteed

Returning customers ask for a discount code for all your family & friends

Discount code must be added at the time of booking

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