BELGIUM » Ostend Day Trip

This year why not make the most of your hard-earned cash and join us on our ever-popular 24-hour shopper to Ostend in Belgium. Every winter, thousands upon thousands of British make the annual pilgrimage across the Channel to stock up on the many cheap and festive bargains.

Since January 1993 and the relaxation of the customs allowance laws, which means far greater quantities of goods can be brought back into England, we have carried thousands of satisfied customs over to Belgium many of whom have returned with a full years supply of booze, cigarettes and tobacco.

You will spend approximately 1 hour in the Pidou beer and wine cash & carry before travelling the short distance into Ostend town centre for a further 2 hours shopping. Here at leisure you will have the opportunity to browse around the many and varied shops, boutiques, restaurants. It is here in the town centre that you will find the Tabac’s which sell English cigarettes at prices well below those found in the U.K.

From here we make the short journey to the gigantic Auchan hypermarket in Dunkerque for a further 2 hours shopping. Here you will be truly amazed just how far your Euros will go. Famous names in pots & pans, sublime French wines at ridiculously low prices some only 50p a bottle, bottles of spirits from only £4, children’s clothing, irresistible French patisseries and of course those fantastic cheap crates of strong French and Belgian beers which can be purchased for approximately £3.50.

THIS SHOPPER IS ONLY AVAILABLE FOR PRIVATE BOOKINGS WHO HIRE THE WHOLE COACH

Brief GROUP TOUR Itinerary:

DAY ONE

Depart late evening from your choice of local pick up point giving plenty of time to reach the channel port in-order to catch the early morning ferry from Dover to Calais.

DAY TWO

On reaching Calais we will make the leisurely journey to Ostend aiming for an approximate arrival time of 0900. You will then have all day to browse around the local shops, bars and restaurants. Time will also allow for 2-3 hours shopping in Auchan hypermarket in Dunkerque. From Dunkerque we return to Calais stopping at the Pidou beer and wine warehouse, giving you one last chance to stock up on last minute bargains

We aim to catch the late 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

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Alternative channel crossing:
Cross the channel via Euro Tunnel for a small additional supplement

All itineraries are suggestions and can be adapted to suit your group requirements