Every two years the Grand-Place in Brussels historic city centre is covered with a spectacular carpet of flowers. The 77m carpet is composed by about 120 volunteers using nearly 1 million begonias to create an artistic display accompanied by dazzling light and sound. Image: © Visit Brussels / © Visit.brussels-ericdanhier
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4* Thon Hotel City Centre Brussels, Belgium

This 4-star high-rise hotel is decorated in a modern style and has outstanding views across the whole of Brussels from the top floor. The hotel is in a superb location, just a 10-minute walk from the Grand-Place and amenities such as shops, pubs and restaurants are close by. The 454 spacious bedrooms are well designed.

• Lift • Bar • Restaurant • Air conditioning • Bath tub • TV • Hairdryer • Tea/coffee making facilities • Free Wi-Fi • Outstanding views across Brussels • 10-minute walk from the Grand-Place •

Price includes

  • 3 nights dinner, bed & breakfast

  • 3-course dinner with set menu

  • Access to the Carpet of Flowers

  • Half day guided tour of the Botanic Garden Meise

  • City Tax per room per night

  • Escorted throughout



Images: © Visit Brussels / © Visit.brussels-ericdanhier

Tour Itinerary
Day 1

Transfer from your home and continue your journey for your channel crossing.

Day 2

Carpet of Flowers
Every other summer on a weekend in the middle of August, the Flower Carpet offers a chance to stroll across the Grand-Place, a jewel of Gothic architecture, to inhale the fragrant scent of the begonias and admire its details. This extraordinary spectacle is made complete by a visit to the balcony of the Town Hall, which offers a wide-angle view of the work. A musical theme is especially composed for each edition. A concert is given on the Grand-Place every evening and accompanies a magnificent sound-and-light show.

Day 3

Botanic Garden Meise
Enjoy a guided half day visit to The Botanic Garden Meise which is located in the grounds of Bouchout Castle in the town of Meise, just north of Brussels. The gardens cover an area of 92 hectares and hold 18,000 plants from around the world. The castle regularly houses exhibitions and the gardens contain enchanting oak, conifer, magnolia, hydrangea, rhododendron, maple and wild rose collections.

Day 4

We make our way back to the UK and home.

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