Concierge Tips – get some unique Christmas Fair at a European Market – Far Cheaper than we Expected

Are you looking for that original Christmas fair. Want to enhance your traditional table, well its far easier and much cheaper than you would expect.

The best way to do this is by day tour and amazingly it only costs around £65.

A great example we found is Bruges where you can enjoy; offer an assortment of handmade gifts, decorations, food, drink, clothing and knick knacks. It is tradition to enjoy a fresh, hot waffle and mulled wine as you wander around the stalls.

The array of famous Belgian chocolates made especially for Christmas, will delight those with a sweet tooth, otherwise they are lovely for a gift. Every year, a man-made ice rink is created in the centre of the Market Square, which adds an extra winter touch to the festive season.

   Bruges Christmas Market

Of course the Christmas Markets are popular at this time of year, but there is so much more to see and do if wandering around the markets doesn’t take your fancy.

De Halve Maam (Straffe Hendrik) Brewery – best place to try Brugse Zot Beer. 500m from city centre Church of Our Lady (Onze Lieve Vrouwekerk) – features a 122m spire, and claims to house the only Michaelangelo statue to have left Italy in his lifetime Beguinage (Begijnhof) – World heritage site – 0.5 miles from city centre The Snow and Ice Sculpture Festival – Runs from 26 Nov to 16 Jan The Chocolate Museum.

For Official local Tourist Information, visit the – 

Bruges Local Government Site

We found this tour at just £65 – surely you will save that in discounts at the duty free warehouse stop?

Bruges Christmas Market Day Tour

Return Dover/Calais ferry crossings, Over 4 hours in Bruges, Stop at a Beer/Wine warehouse, Services of a Tour Guide for the full duration of the tour


In December the City of Bruges transforms into a magical Christmas Wonderland. Known as the ‘Venice of the North’ this stunning medieval city is one of the most beautiful settings in Europe for a Christmas market.

Cobbled streets, historic buildings, canals criss-crossing the city and horse and carts offering rides to visitors all combine to make the city the perfect setting for a Xmas day out.

The market on the main square forms a ring around an open air ice rink, surrounded by Christmas trees and festive lights.

Spend the afternoon shopping at the Market stalls selling Christmas gifts, world famous Belgian chocolates and a fantastic selection of hand made crafts, followed by a visit to one of the many bars and restaurants in this wonderful city.

With over 4 hours in Bruges allowing plenty of time to get in the Christmas spirit.

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