Ostend and Diksmuide Belgium Beer Festival - 4 days / 3 nights
The queen of the Belgian coast as Ostend is more affectionately known is a stylish and cosmopolitan seaside resort. Coupled with its Olde Worlde charm it attracts more tourists each year then any other town along its coast.
Ostend is the home of a fascinating North Sea aquarium and a stately three masted Mercator in which is housed in the colourful yachting marina. For the gambler, Ostend also lays claim to one of the biggest casinos in the whole of Northern Europe. Ostend also boasts of its very own racetrack hosting numerous meetings throughout the year.
Whilst in Ostend, we recommend a stroll along the promenade and the pier, a visit to the fishing harbour is also a must, and here you will be able to sample the various seafood delicacies that are sold on the many seafood stalls that line the sea front.
As the sun goes down and the lights go on, Ostend springs to life. Laughter and singing fill the air, music and the smells of typical Flemish cooking can be found everywhere. One of the biggest draws is that of the many bars and clubs situated on or near to Langestraat most of which are open until 4.a.m. All of the hotels used by Five Star Group Travel are situated in the very heart of the town centre making it easy to fall out of a bar and into your hotel at the end of a fun filled night. Ask you coach tour manager for details of the best bars in town, many of which have free entrance for Five Star passengers.
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DIKSMUIDE BEER FESTIVAL
During the month of October, we will arrange for a visit to be made to the local Beer Festival which is held annually in the nearby town of Diksmuide – Entrance of 3 euros is payable on the night
Brief Travel Itinerary:
FRIDAY 20 OCTOBER 2017
Early morning depart gives plenty of time to reach the channel port in-order to catch the early afternoon ferry from Dover to Calais. On reaching Calais we will make the leisurely journey to the Ostend aiming for an approximate arrival time at your hotel of 5pm for check in. After check in the rest of the evening is free to spend at leisure
SATURDAY 21 OCTOBER 2017
Free day in central Ostend. Tonight we depart at 6pm for the short drive to Diksmuide Beer Festival, returning from the beer festival approximately 11pm
SUNDAY 22 OCTOBER 2017
Free day in Ostend to relax or enjoy the fair - Ostend is all kitted out for Halloween throughout October
MONDAY 23 OCTOBER 2017
After breakfast, we say a fond farewell to the hotel and its staff and rejoin the Five Star Travel coach for the return journey to the port of Calais, a short stop will be made at Pidou beer & wine warehouse in Calais
We aim to catch the early afternoon ferry to Dover. On arrival into the UK you will pass through the customs formalities and then proceed home to you original pick up point
£ 199.00 per person
Staying in the hotel New Astoria
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