Brussels in the winter doesn’t have to mean those fiendish green veg that invade your Christmas dinner.
Instead, why not plan a diverting city break to one of Europe’s most attractive capitals?
Brussels combines glorious architecture, delicious chocolate, postcard-pretty streets and wonderful beer.
Today’s Big Deal offers a three night break including flights and four star hotel.
Some dates available coincide with the city’s Winter Wonders festival and Christmas markets, making it the perfect chance to get into the festive spirit.
Today’s Big Deal, courtesy of The Travel Company Edinburgh (TTCE), flies you to Brussels, the attractive and cosmopolitan capital of Belgium and the European Community.
The Big Deal offers direct return flights with Ryanair from Edinburgh International, with cabin luggage allowance, and three nights room only accommodation, based on two sharing a double or twin standard room in the Husa President Park Hotel.
Flights are with Ryanair from Edinburgh International. The offer is available for departure on the following dates:
3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, 26th November
1st, 3rd, 8th, 10th, 15th, 17th, 29th December
There are two flight times which can be confirmed at time of booking with TTCE:
Outbound flight departs from Edinburgh at 12:55, arriving into Brussels Charleroi at 15:35. Inbound flight departs from Brussels Charleroi at 16:15, arriving into Edinburgh at 17:00.
Outbound flight departs from Edinburgh at 12:15, arriving into Brussels Charleroi at 14:55. Inbound flight departs from Brussels Charleroi at 21:45, arriving into Edinburgh at 22:30.
Pre-booked seats are included with this offer.
All rooms at Husa President Park have a high-pressure rain shower, flat-screen TV and free WiFi.
There is an in-house, a snack bar and free access to a fitness centre.
Husa President Park is an eight minute walk from Brussels-North Train Station. From there, you can travel to the city centre and the Grand Place in five minutes.
If the weather is sunny, many guests like exploring the hotel’s expansive private garden and terrace.
Double and twin rooms are available – please advise upon booking which room you would prefer. Room upgrades are available at a supplement – please discuss this directly with TTCE.
All visitors to Brussels get their bearings from the ornate and attractive main square, the Grand Place, with its distinctive decorated guildhalls and imposing Town Hall. It’s an impressive starting point for an exploration of the opulent and delightful streets of the city’s old centre.
The other traditional must-see is the cheeky Manneken Pis statue of the little boy gleefully irrigating the street.
The Brussels Winter Wonders season opens on 24th November 2017 with festive markets and events all around the centre, lasting throughout December.
Highlights include the magnificent son et lumière illuminations on the Grand-Place, a wealth of Christmas street markets, traditional carousels on Place Sainte-Catherine and a skating rink at Marché aux Poissons.
The Husa President Park Hotel has earned plenty of positive recommendations from impressed guests on TripAdvisor, including these recent excerpts from longer reviews:
‘Lovely hotel… We were given a huge room very spacious, quiet and comfortable. This really is a lovely hotel. The staff are extremely helpful… Location an easy walk to the station.’
‘Good hotel, very close to the train station Bruxelles Nord… The room is big, clean and comfortable…’
Classic city break
The Belgian talent for essentials such as great chocolate and superb beer makes Brussels a popular city break destination.
Today’s Big Deal provides direct flights from Edinburgh and comfortable accommodation.
It also offers the chance to book up a Christmas market visit and enjoy the city’s exuberant Yuletide festivities.