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Ghent Winter Festival - £49

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  • Tower Hill Coach Park

    Entrance on Petty Wales, London (map)

    54.560886 -2.212512

  • More details will be emailed to you and added to the comments before the trip
  • Price: GBP49.00 /per person

    Refund policy

  • Ghent, in Belgium, is a stunning, vibrant city with a thriving restaurant and bar scene amid it's network of narrow canals overseen by dozens of antique brick houses. Ghent’s medieval past is to be found in a string of superb Gothic buildings including St-Baafskathedraal, whose principal treasure is Jan van Eyck’s remarkable Adoration of the Mystic Lamb, one of the world’s most important paintings.

    Supporting the cathedral are the likes of St-Niklaaskerk, with its soaring arches and pencil-thin turrets; the forbidding castle of the counts of Flanders, Het Gravensteen; and the delightful medieval guildhouses of the Graslei. 

    During our visit the Winter Festival will be in full swing. The city centre will become a winter wonderland with an ice-skating rink under the City Pavilion. From the giant Ferris wheel you'll enjoy a view of the city from the air. There is also a Christmas market with international stands and the Castle of the Counts changes into a winter wonderland castle.

    Getting to Ghent with us couldn't be easier! We will pick you up in our comfortable, heated coach from central London or Bexley and travel via the Channel Tunnel straight to the heart of this wonderful winter wonderland. Join us for a winter day trip to remember!

    *You must have a valid passport to travel on this trip!*

    Cost

    £49 per person

    Included

    Return coach travel from London, channel crossing by ferry, services of a tour guide

    Not included

    Tickets to attractions, food & drink, gratuities


    Departure/Drop off point

    Option 1) Tower Hill Coach Park

    Look for the sign-posted pedestrian entrance on Petty Wales (painted yellow, underneath Wagamama) take the steps on the right and wait in front of the coach bays. 

    Option 2) Hall Place Car Park, Hall Place, Bourne Rd, Bexley DA5 1PQ 

    Wait by the coach bays at the far side of the car park.


    Departure time

    6.45am / 7.30am

    Return time (approx)

    9.30pm / 10.15pm


    Schedule (approx.) (in local times - Ghent is 1 hour ahead)

    06.45 – Depart Tower Hill

    07.30 – Depart Hall Place

    08.50 – Arrive Folkstone for check-in before 9.50 crossing (crossing time approx. 30 mins)

    13.30 – Arrive Ghent

    18.00 – Depart Ghent

    20.00 – Arrive Calais for check-in before 20.50 crossing

    21.30 – Arrive Hall Place

    22.15 – Arrive Tower Hill


    Please leave a comment below if you have any questions (which aren't answered in the FAQ) and I will get back to you as soon as I can. I hope you can join me on this magical trip! Becca :-)

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  • Kelly

    Hi Becca, will there be a stop somewhere to grab breakfast on the way? 😀

    November 19

    • Rebecca C.

      Hi Kelly, if all goes to plan there should be 20 mins or so to grab something at the Channel Tunnel terminal, however I cannot guarantee this if there are delays, so it is best to plan ahead and bring something along with you.

      November 21

  • Monica

    Hi, I'm interested in this trip. If anyone cannot make it, please let me know and I'll buy the place. Thank you!!!

    November 8

    • Ingrid

      Hi Becca, me two...I would like two spaces please. Thanks x

      1 · November 13

    • Rebecca C.

      Monica & Ingrid - please email my work email address - [masked] to make a booking request for 11th (state that you are from Meetup)

      November 14

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