Weekend break to Brussels, Belgium + Eurostar
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Brussels, Belgium

Weekend break to Brussels, Belgium + Eurostar

Euro star + Hotel
Created: Wednesday, March 20, 2024
Ref ID: 8504004
Total price From £872
Created: Wednesday, March 20, 2024

About the destination

From its breathtaking medieval centre to its 21st-century temple to Surrealism, the new Magritte Museum, Brussels offers the visitor a great deal more than just beer and chocolate and is resoundingly unlike its unfortunate staid image as the home of EU bureaucrats. Indeed, Brussels is a creative, dynamic city. Its compact city centre is clustered with bars, restaurants and museums set along cobbled streets. Inevitably, most tourists head to the Grand-Place. With its ornate Flemish guild houses, impressive Town Hall and buzzing atmosphere, it would be difficult to find a more beautiful square in the whole of Europe. It deservedly is a UNESCO World Heritage site and is the city’s crowning jewel. Wander next to the nearby Royal and Sablon districts teeming with art galleries and antique shops. Throw away your map and meander down a myriad side streets, discovering flea markets, art-deco houses and boutique stores. The Bruxellois take pride in their self-effacing, intellectual sense of humour, underpinned by a strong appreciation of the bizarre. The city has a long-running love affair with the Surrealist art movement, pioneered by René Magritte, and with classic comic strips, epitomised by Hergé's boy hero, Tintin. There's a telling irony in the fact that the city's best-known landmark is the Manneken-Pis, a tiny statuette of a urinating boy. Meanwhile, all of this sits alongside world-class collections of art, fabulous cooking including mussels, frites, waffles and whelks, some of Europe’s best and unique beers (literally, there are thousands of varieties), and master-chocolatiers. The city’s cultural calendar is packed with events for everyone from the massive, raucous Foire du Midi street fair every July teeming with stalls and fairground attractions to the legendary Christmas Market that takes centre stage in the Place Sainte Catherine with 240 stalls, a skating rink, a big wheel, and numerous rides. One of the biggest events is Art Brussels, showcasing the city’s edgier, creative side and a hub for art connoisseurs from around the globe. If you’re a Euro-loving national, check out the European Quarter, centered around Schuman and the Berlaymont. Its liveliest part is the Place du Luxembourg: all its bars fill up around 6pm on week days with some of the 20,000 diplomats, politicians and civil servants who reside in the city after Brussels became the centre of international political following WWII. Open your eyes and you’ll be pleasantly surprised by all that Brussels has to offer.
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26 Apr
Transport from London to Brussels
Eurostar - EUROSTAR9114 - Operated by: Eurostar
08:16 - London St Pancras International
11:13 - Brussells-Midi
Nonstop Fare: Standard (Semi Flex)
Operated by:  Eurostar
Cabin Class: STANDARD
26 Apr
3 Nights
Thon Hotel Bristol Stephanie 9 Superb
Brussels - At 2.1 km from the centreROOM ONLYAvenue Louise 91-93, Brussels 1050 Double classic room
A stay at Thon Hotel Bristol Stephanie places you in the heart of Brussels, steps from Avenue Louise and a 5-minute drive from Brussels Park. This upscale hotel is 1.5 mi (2.5 km) from Mont des Arts and 1.7 mi (2.7 km) from Royal Palace of Brussels.Don't miss out on recreational opportunities including a sauna and a fitness center. Additional amenities at this hotel include complimentary wireless internet access, concierge services, and wedding services.Make yourself at home in one of the 142 guestrooms featuring minibars and Smart televisions. Complimentary wireless internet access keeps you connected, and digital programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with bathtubs or showers feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include phones, as well as safes and desks.Grab a bite to eat at 91-restaurant, a restaurant which features a bar/lounge, or stay in and take advantage of the 24-hour room service. Buffet breakfasts are served on weekdays from 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM and on weekends from 7:00 AM to noon for a fee.Featured amenities include complimentary wired internet access, a business center, and dry cleaning/laundry services. Event facilities at this hotel consist of a conference center and meeting rooms. Self parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.
29 Apr
Transport from Brussels to London
Eurostar - EUROSTAR9147 - Operated by: Eurostar
16:51 - Brussells-Midi
17:47 - London St Pancras International
Nonstop Fare: Standard (Semi Flex)
Operated by:  Eurostar
Cabin Class: STANDARD
Total price From £872

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