Bridgend County Council Home-to-School Routes Operated by Cresta Coaches

Ostend & The Best of Belgium

4 Days only £349
14 June 2024
Tour Includes
  • Tour includes

    • Return ferry crossing Dover / Calais
    • 3 nights hotel with breakfast
    • Free time in Ostend
    • Full day visit to Bruges
    • Half day visit to Ghent
    • Direct Coach Travel
    • Net Zero Carbon Offset Certificate

    Valid passport required for travel
    £50 deposit per person applies on these departure

Ostend & The Best of Belgium

Belgium’s most popular seaside resort and one of our favourite European destinations!

Enjoy our short break to Belgium with the lovely seaside resort of Ostend as our base. It has long been a firm favourite with Leisuretimers, and it is not hard to see why. With its individual charm, characterful seafront and marina, bustling markets and shops, and great restaurants, Ostend is perfect for a leisurely break.

Discover its cosmopolitan centre and beautiful parks, take a stroll along the pier or promenade lined with midrise architecture and cosy seafront cafes, or simply relax on the white-sandy beach. Ostend has a rich Maritime history and its location on the Belgian coast, of course, opens the doors to a number of culinary delights, so why not head to a seafood restaurant to sample them?

We stay at the popular Royal Astrid Hotel, which features an excellent spa and wellness complex and is located only 100m from the beach.

Spend all your time exploring Ostend and enjoying the facilities at the hotel, or join our excursions to the picturesque medieval cities of Bruges and Ghent.

An ideal choice for:

* Friends and family looking to get away together and have some fun
* Shopping, food, drink or history lovers
* Anyone wanting to experience a short European weekend

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Special Conditions associated with Air, Ferry & Train Connections

Departures & Collections

Departures. The Company will if asked give an estimated journey time to your departure Air/Ferry port etc. Clients should always build in a provision for unforeseen circumstances and in particular always allow extra time when travelling to the major UK Airports such as Gatwick, Heathrow, Luton, Stansted, Manchester Etc. Most of Britons Ferry & Airports are accessed via some of the countries busiest Motorway networks and we are finding that delays are becoming much more frequent. Particular attention should also be paid to check-in time given by airlines. Especially those airline companies that operate a shorter check-in time such as 1-2 hours. Our drivers are legally required to take a rest period of at least 45 Minutes after completing 4 ½ hours driving. We do however recommend this be reduced to no more than 3 hours driving. These break period should be added to your proposed departure times.

Breakdowns and delays

The Company gives its advice on journey times in good faith but does not guarantee the completion of any journey within a specific time period and will not be liable for loss or inconvenience caused by breakdown or other delays. The Company will not be held responsible for late arrivals or missed flights due to circumstances beyond its control.

Return Collections

The Company has access to most UK airports flight arrivals information and relies heavily on the live updates being provided by the major Airline Companies. It is therefore imperative that we are given your return flight details in full on final confirmation of your booking. Depending on which UK airport you are using you will be given a set of instructions to follow on what to do upon your return flight arrival.

Delayed Return Flights

Cresta Coaches will give allowance for return flight delays of up to 2 hours. Any additional delays in return flight collections are subject to an hourly charge of £25 per hour. These charges are in addition to the stated hire fees.

Airport Parking Charges

All airport parking fees paid by the Company are in addition to the vehicle hire costs stated unless confirmed to be inclusive.