Travel challenge: A last-minute winter weekend in Bruges
Saturday 11 December 2010
Every week we invite competing companies to give us their best deal for a specific holiday. Today: a luxurious pre-Christmas weekend break in Bruges, departing on Friday 17 December. Prices are per person, based on two people travelling together for two nights.
Lastminute.com: £322.50: Martin's Orangerie, Kartuizerinnenstraat
Includes flights from Heathrow to Brussels and room only in a deluxe double at this four-star property. "Martin's Orangerie is located in the historical centre of Bruges and has fabulous views of the Den Dyver canal," says Nichola Sharpe at Lastminute.com (0871 222 5969; lastminute.com).
Expedia: £287: Hotel Aragon, Naaldenstraat
Includes flights from Heathrow departing with BMI and returning with Brussels Airlines and accommodation with breakfast at the four-star hotel. "This Hotel Aragon trip offers a hotel in a great location, excellent service and value. Ideally located on a quiet street a short walk from several restaurants as well as the major sites including Bruges market square and the chocolate shops, Hotel Aragon received an Expedia Insider's Select award in 2010 and is recommended by 93 per cent of Expedia customers. An extensive continental breakfast and Wi-Fi are also included within the price," says Stephen Davis at Expedia (0330 123 1235; expedia.co.uk).
Travelzest's VFB Holidays: £274: Martin's Orangerie, Kartuizerinnenstraat
Includes return Channel crossings and accommodation with breakfast at the luxury Orangerie hotel. "The four-star Orangerie is our most expensive property in Bruges, but we feel it is worth splashing out for that extra bit of comfort after a long day's sight-seeing or shopping," says Stuart Morris at Travelzest (0800 171 2160; travelzest.com).
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