A weekend away in Belgium can be a great break away for everybody who visits. If you are going alone, with a partner, friends or family; there is something for all to see and do.
Brussels, the capital has many charming and beautiful attractions, with ornate buildings on the Grand Place and visit one of the many bars on Place St Gery or shop till you drop on the trendy Rue Antoine Dansaert, this is a vibrant part of town with many bars, restaurants and shops to satisfy those looking for heavy spending. Brussels is a generally safe city apart from some suburban areas where travelers are unlikely to visit.
To complete your day, visit all the most popular tourist attractions with a Brussels Card. Prices vary from €24 for a 24 hour card, €34 for a 48 hour and €40 for a 72 hour card. This card entitles you to a free guidebook of the city and entry to many museums, use of transport and discounts at various shops, restaurants and attractions.
Cards can be purchased in tourist offices or on-line. www.brusselscard.be Take a day out in your weekend away to visit Bruges, which is situated in the north of Belgium. A train journey from Brussels to this beautiful town may take 1 hour 20 minutes and leaves every 30 minutes. Bruges closes in beautifully after you with street after street of charming historic houses with a canal always nearby. It is essential to take a ride on one of the tour boats around the canals for just €6 that will guide you through some places that are unreachable as not every canal runs into a street. Bruges Cards are also available which gives you discounts in shops and restaurants and entry into some of Bruges most famous tourist spots. www.brugescard.be
Flying into Brussels for a weekend can cost you from just €35. www.ryanair.ie
Staying in Brussels can cost from €56 per night at the Albert Hotel which is situated in the centre of Brussels. This 2-star hotel facilities include reception, bar and parking facilities. All the guest rooms are equipped with bathroom/shower, telephone and TV. www.hotelalbert.be