๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ชBRUGES & GHENT


Bruges Markt SquareA long weekend break visiting two of Belgium’s best cities? We have all you need to know below. Click for Luxury, Mid-range or Budget. Here’s your Bruges and Ghent travel plan:

Luxury Bruges
1 ๐Ÿš„London to Brussels train
๐Ÿš„Brussels to Bruges train (Book >)
Dep (Eurostar): 18:04
Dep (SNCB): 21:26
Arr: 21:05

Arr: 22:24

๐ŸจHotel de Orangerier (Book >) All hotels >
Take a night-time stroll to the Markt square. Book a transfer to your hotel.
2 Free walking tour (remember to tip at the end!). Book a cruise along the canal. Visit Saint Saviour’s Cathedral. The Old Chocolate House makes superb hot chocolate!
3 ๐Ÿš„Bruges to Ghent train (Book >) Dep: 17:00 Arr: 17:23 ๐ŸจPillows Hotel Grand Reylof (Book >) All hotels >
In Bruges climb the belfry (Belfort) then walk to the windmills via Jeruzalemkirk Taxi to the hotel should cost around โ‚ฌ27.
4 A Ghent boat tour will take you past key sites and is a good way of spotting places to revisit (including quirky Baudelostraat warehouse). Try a raspberry-flavoured cuberdon sweet from a street stall
5 ๐Ÿš„Ghent to Brussels train
๐Ÿš„Brussels to London train (Book >)
Dep (SNCB): 16:25
Dep (Eurostar): 17:56
Arr: 16:55

Arr: 19:03

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Ghent trains usually arrive onto platforms 14-16, Eurostar platforms are 1 or 2.
Mid-range Bruges at night
1 ๐Ÿš„London to Brussels train
๐Ÿš„Brussels to Bruges train (Book >)
Dep (Eurostar): 18:04
Dep (SNCB): 21:26
Arr: 21:05

Arr: 22:24

๐ŸจHotel Navarra (Book >) All hotels >
Take a night-time stroll to the Markt square. Bus 4 or 8 to the centre.
2 Free walking tour (remember to tip at the end!). Book a cruise along the canal. Visit Saint Saviour’s Cathedral. The Old Chocolate House makes superb hot chocolate!
3 ๐Ÿš„Bruges to Ghent train (Book >) Dep: 17:00 Arr: 17:23 ๐ŸจPillows Hotel Grand Reylof (Book >) All hotels >
In Bruges climb the belfry (Belfort) then walk to the windmills via Jeruzalemkirk In Ghent take tram 1 from Perron 2, alight at Burgstraat.
4 A Ghent boat tour will take you past key sites and is a good way of spotting places to revisit (including quirky Baudelostraat warehouse). Try a raspberry-flavoured cuberdon sweet from a street stall
5 ๐Ÿš„Ghent to Brussels train
๐Ÿš„Brussels to London train (Book >)
Dep (SNCB): 16:25
Dep (Eurostar): 17:56
Arr: 16:55

Arr: 19:03

Connect this Bruges and Ghent itinerary with the France or Germany itinerary >
Ghent trains usually arrive onto platforms 14-16, Eurostar platforms are 1 or 2.
Budget Ghent
1 ๐Ÿš„London to Brussels train
๐Ÿš„Brussels to Bruges train (Book >)
Dep (Eurostar): 18:04
Dep (SNCB): 21:26
Arr: 21:05

Arr: 22:24

๐ŸจSnuffel Hostel (Book >) All rentals >
Take a night-time stroll to the Markt square. Book a transfer to your hotel.
2 Free walking tour (remember to tip at the end!). Book a cruise along the canal. Visit Saint Saviour’s Cathedral. The Old Chocolate House makes superb hot chocolate!
3 ๐Ÿš„Bruges to Ghent train (Book >) Dep: 17:00 Arr: 17:23 ๐ŸจHostel Uppelink (Book >) All hotels >
In Bruges climb the belfry (Belfort) then walk to the windmills via Jeruzalemkirk In Ghent take tram 1 from Perron 2, alight at Burgstraat
4 A Ghent boat tour will take you past key sites and is a good way of spotting places to revisit (including quirky Baudelostraat warehouse). Try a raspberry-flavoured cuberdon sweet from a street stall
5 ๐Ÿš„Ghent to Brussels train
๐Ÿš„Brussels to London train (Book >)
Dep (SNCB): 16:25
Dep (Eurostar): 17:56
Arr: 16:55

Arr: 19:03

Connect this Bruges and Ghent itinerary with the France or Germany itinerary >
Ghent trains usually arrive onto platforms 14-16, Eurostar platforms are 1 or 2.

๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช AUSTRIA & MUNICH


Tyrol - Austria & Munich itineraryIdyllic Tyrolean scenery and picture-perfect cities, all packed into 9 days. Click for Luxury, Mid-range or Budget.

Here’s your Austria and Munich itinerary:

Luxury Austria mountains
1 โœˆTo Innsbruck
(Book >)
Dep: Morning Arr: Afternoon ๐ŸจBest Western Plus Hotel Goldener Adler (Book >) All hotels >
Walk to the Aldstadt and admire the sparkling Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl) before visiting the Hofkirche then Dom zu St. Jakob. Look out for the information boards dotted around the Old Town, which provide useful snippets of history.
2 Take bus J or tram 6 to Igls then either hike (it’ll take a few hours) or cable car up to Patscherkofel where a number of easy trails await (our favourite is the Zirbenweg Trail). There is a good value restaurant at Patscherkofel – no need to carry up your own food.
3-5 ๐Ÿš„Innsbruck Hbf to Jenbach train
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๐Ÿš„Jenbach to Mayrhofen train
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Dep: 09:14

Dep: 09:34

Arr: 09:29

Arr: 10:27

๐ŸจElisabeth Hotel Premium Private Retreat (Book >) All hotels >
Two and a half days to hike the many spectacular trails around Mayrhofen. Favourites include the trail up to Rastkogel from the Penkenbahn and the unmissable trek up to Berliner Hut (and beyond). Buses run from Mayrhofen to Ginzling from 06:40 Mon-Sat. From Ginzling you can start your hike to Berliner Hut.
6 ๐Ÿš„Mayrhofen to Jenbach train
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๐Ÿš„ Jenbach to Salzburg train
(Book >)
Dep: 08:15

Dep: 09:31

Arr: 09:06

Arr: 11:00

๐ŸจHotel Sacher (Book >) All hotels >
Get to know the Baroque streets of Salzburg. Ask your concierge to book tickets tonight or tomorrow night for the Schlosskonzerte Mirabell.
7 ๐ŸšŒSalzburg to Munich bus
(Book >)
Dep: 17:30 Arr: 19:45 ๐ŸจThe Charles Hotel (Book >) All hotels >
Visit Hohensalzburg Fortress and the DomQuartier in Salzburg. If you have time, extend your trip with a visit to Vienna.
8 Look out for the guides wearing white and blue in Marienplatz and join them for a free walking tour of the city. Climb St Peter’s Bell Tower for excellent views. Many of Munich’s museums are free (or heavily discounted) to visit on Sundays.
9 โœˆMunich to Home (Book >) Dep: Evening Arr: Evening Connect this Austria and Munich itinerary with the France, Italy, Poland & Slovakia, Switzerland or Germany itinerary >
Book a transfer to the airport.
Mid-range Austria cows
1 โœˆTo Innsbruck
(Book >)
Dep: Morning Arr: Afternoon ๐ŸจBest Western Plus Hotel Goldener Adler (Book >) All hotels >
Walk to the Aldstadt and admire the sparkling Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl) before visiting the Hofkirche then Dom zu St. Jakob. Look out for the information boards dotted around the Old Town, which provide useful snippets of history.
2 Take bus J or tram 6 to Igls then either hike (it’ll take a few hours) or cable car up to Patscherkofel where a number of easy trails await (our favourite is the Zirbenweg Trail). There is a good value restaurant at Patscherkofel – no need to carry up your own food.
3-5 ๐Ÿš„Innsbruck Hbf to Jenbach train
(Book >)
๐Ÿš„Jenbach to Mayrhofen train
(Book >)
Dep: 09:14

Dep: 09:34

Arr: 09:29

Arr: 10:27

๐ŸจElisabeth Hotel Premium Private Retreat (Book >) All hotels >
Two and a half days to hike the many spectacular trails around Mayrhofen. Favourites include the trail up to Rastkogel from the Penkenbahn and the unmissable trek up to Berliner Hut (and beyond). Buses run from Mayrhofen to Ginzling from 06:40 Mon-Sat. From Ginzling you can start your hike to Berliner Hut.
6 ๐Ÿš„Mayrhofen to Jenbach train
(Book >)
๐Ÿš„ Jenbach to Salzburg train
(Book >)
Dep: 08:15

Dep: 09:31

Arr: 09:06

Arr: 11:00

๐ŸจVilla Carlton (Book >) All hotels >
Get to know the Baroque streets of Salzburg. One of the best views of the city is from Kapuzinerberg Park.
7 ๐ŸšŒSalzburg to Munich bus
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Dep: 17:30 Arr: 19:45 ๐ŸจAloft (Book >) All hotels >
Visit Hohensalzburg Fortress and the DomQuartier in Salzburg. Billa supermarkets sell decent – and cheaper – alternatives to the Mozart chocolates (Mozartkugeln).
8 Look out for the guides wearing white and blue in Marienplatz and join them for a free walking tour of the city. Climb St Peter’s Bell Tower for excellent views. Many of Munich’s museums are free (or heavily discounted) to visit on Sundays.
9 โœˆMunich to Home (Book >) Dep: Evening Arr: Evening Connect this Austria and Munich itinerary with the France, Italy, Poland & Slovakia, Switzerland or Germany itinerary >
Stroll around the English Garden and watch the surfers at the Eisbach Wave.
Budget Munich
1 โœˆTo Innsbruck
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Dep: Morning Arr: Afternoon ๐ŸจMontagu Hostel (Book >) All hostels >
Walk to the Aldstadt and admire the sparkling Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl) before stepping in t the Hofkirche then Dom zu St. Jakob. Look out for the information boards dotted around the Old Town, which provide useful snippets of history.
2 Take bus J or tram 6 to Igls then either hike (it’ll take a few hours) or cable car up to Patscherkofel where a number of easy trails await (our favourite is the Zirbenweg Trail). There is a good value restaurant at Patscherkofel – no need to carry up your own food.
3-5 ๐Ÿš„Innsbruck Hbf to Jenbach train
(Book >)
๐Ÿš„Jenbach to Mayrhofen train
(Book >)
Dep: 09:14

Dep: 09:34

Arr: 09:29

Arr: 10:27

๐ŸจMayrhofen chalet (Book >) All rentals >
Two and a half days to hike the many spectacular trails around Mayrhofen. Favourites include the trail up to Rastkogel from the Penkenbahn and the unmissable trek up to Berliner Hut (and beyond). Buses run from Mayrhofen to Ginzling from 06:40 Mon-Sat. From Ginzling you can start your hike to Berliner Hut.
6 ๐Ÿš„Mayrhofen to Jenbach train
(Book >)
๐Ÿš„ Jenbach to Salzburg train
(Book >)
Dep: 08:15

Dep: 09:31

Arr: 09:06

Arr: 11:00

๐ŸจYoHo – International Youth Hostel (Book >) All hostels >
Get to know the Baroque streets of Salzburg. Ask your concierge to book tickets tonight or tomorrow night for the Schlosskonzerte Mirabell.
7 ๐ŸšŒSalzburg to Munich bus
(Book >)
Dep: 17:30 Arr: 19:45 ๐ŸจWombats City Hostel (Book >) All hostels >
Visit Hohensalzburg Fortress and the DomQuartier in Salzburg. If you have time, extend your trip with a visit to Vienna.
8 Look out for the guides wearing white and blue in Marienplatz and join them for a free walking tour of the city. Climb St Peter’s Bell Tower for excellent views. Many of Munich’s museums are free (or heavily discounted) to visit on Sundays.
9 โœˆMunich to Home (Book >) Dep: Evening Arr: Evening Connect this Austria and Munich itinerary with the France, Italy, Poland & Slovakia, Switzerland or Germany itinerary >
Stroll around the English Garden and watch the surfers at the Eisbach Wave.