Great deals to Belgium
There are some great deals to be had in Belgium, and we have handpicked some wonderful hotels to help you enjoy your stay. The city is rapidly becoming one of Europe’s must see destinations, with its charming mix of small town feel and big city style. It is of course famous for its chocolates and its beers, both of which should be sampled, and also for its beautifully preserved seventeenth century architecture. There are a number of walking tours that you can join to discover more about this lovely city of contrasts, which as well as possessing the charm of the historical is of course also the seat of the European Union. The museums and historic houses are well worth a visit.
Holiday offers to Belgium give you the opportunity to visit its second city easily, and appreciate the quaint charms that Bruges has to offer. The city’s name translates as ‘Bridges’ and in those it doesn’t disappoint; take a boat trip through the canals and appreciate the beauty of the surrounding architecture. Make sure you take the time to meander through the medieval areas, which really are fairy tale with the cobbled streets and picturesque market squares, and see the traditional artisan lace makers. At night the city is floodlit to perfectly showcase its elegant beauty, and the Christmas markets are well renowned. In spring the parks are carpeted with daffodils. As well as exploring on foot and by boat why not surrender fully to the fairy tale romance and take a horse drawn carriage? There are a wealth of cafes and bars for you relax in and sample the local produce – as well as the beer and chocolates, Bruges is also famous for its waffles.
The war cemeteries
In darker times of course, the battlegrounds of Belgium saw a huge loss of life. The cemeteries from the first world war are beautifully preserved and provide a dignified memorial to the fallen, as well as a reminder to the living. Guided tours to the cemeteries are readily available.