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11/10/2019 13/10/2019

Brussels

About the city

From its breathtaking medieval centre to its 21st-century temple to Surrealism, the new Magritte Museum, Brussels offers the visitor a great deal more than just beer and chocolate and is resoundingly unlike its unfortunate staid image as the home of EU bureaucrats. Indeed, Brussels is a creative, dynamic city. Its compact city centre is clustered with bars, restaurants and museums set along cobbled streets. Inevitably, most tourists head to the Grand-Place. With its ornate Flemish guild houses, impressive Town Hall and buzzing atmosphere, it would be difficult to find a more beautiful square in the whole of Europe. It deservedly is a UNESCO World Heritage site and is the city’s crowning jewel. Wander next to the nearby Royal and Sablon districts teeming with art galleries and antique shops. Throw away your map and meander down a myriad side streets, discovering flea markets, art-deco houses and boutique stores. The Bruxellois take pride in their self-effacing, intellectual sense of humour, underpinned by a strong appreciation of the bizarre. The city has a long-running love affair with the Surrealist art movement, pioneered by René Magritte, and with classic comic strips, epitomised by Hergé's boy hero, Tintin. There's a telling irony in the fact that the city's best-known landmark is the Manneken-Pis, a tiny statuette of a urinating boy. Meanwhile, all of this sits alongside world-class collections of art, fabulous cooking including mussels, frites, waffles and whelks, some of Europe’s best and unique beers (literally, there are thousands of varieties), and master-chocolatiers. The city’s cultural calendar is packed with events for everyone from the massive, raucous Foire du Midi street fair every July teeming with stalls and fairground attractions to the legendary Christmas Market that takes centre stage in the Place Sainte Catherine with 240 stalls, a skating rink, a big wheel, and numerous rides. One of the biggest events is Art Brussels, showcasing the city’s edgier, creative side and a hub for art connoisseurs from around the globe. If you’re a Euro-loving national, check out the European Quarter, centered around Schuman and the Berlaymont. Its liveliest part is the Place du Luxembourg: all its bars fill up around 6pm on week days with some of the 20,000 diplomats, politicians and civil servants who reside in the city after Brussels became the centre of international political following WWII. Open your eyes and you’ll be pleasantly surprised by all that Brussels has to offer.

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First Euroflat Hotel

70%
  • At 2.2 km from the center
  • Boulevard charlemagne, 50, Bruxelles 1000
This 4 star hotel is located in the city centre of Brussels and was established in 1975. It is close to the PARC CINQUANTENAIRE and the nearest station is SCHUMAN. The Hotel has a bar and a conference room. All 133 rooms are equipped with minibar and...
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  • TWIN ROOM SPECIAL (WITHOUT BREAKFAST) (1)

  • ROOM ONLY

  • 2 Accommodation nights

13/10/2019ECONOMY
Brussels
Luxembourg
Belgium
Brussels-North station / 7:30 PM
FlixBus B.V. FLIXNL FlixBus B.V.
3h 10m Nonstop
Luxembourg
10:40 PM Luxembourg central st.
13/10/2019 15/10/2019

Luxembourg

About the city

Poised at the edge of two steep gorges, Luxembourg is one of the most physically dramatic capitals in Europe. The country’s rolling landscapes penetrate the city, and medieval walls and spires share the skyline with prosperous international banks and office complexes. The city’s most impressive sight is the Bock, the oldest part of the town fortress. A masterwork of tunnels and storerooms. From the entrance explore its corkscrew staircases and catch tremendous views through the loopholes. The streets nearby are the oldest in town. St-Michael’s Church has stones laid in 987. The earliest section of the façade of the Grand Ducal Palace is a magnificent example of the Spanish Renaissance style. When you tire of the crowded old city, head for parks along the shaded River Pétrusse or, for a change of pace, visit the Portuguese and Italian quarter in the Alzette ravine. You can hear guitars, bands, and choirs in the evening at place d’Armes.

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Grand Hotel Cravat

70%
  • At 1.4 km from the center
  • Boulevard roosevelt, 29, Luxemburgo L-2450
Situated in the heart of the city of Luxembourg, close to the railway station and only 8 km from the airport, the Grand Hotel Cravat offers a high class welcome in the grand family tradition. A veritable institution in the city it has graced for more...
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  • FULL SIZE BED (1 BIG BED) (1)

  • ROOM ONLY

  • 2 Accommodation nights

15/10/2019ECONOMY
Luxembourg
Milan
Luxembourg
Luxembourg / 9:10 AM
easyJet U2 2672 easyJet
1h 15m Nonstop
Italy
10:25 AM Malpensa
15/10/2019 18/10/2019

Milan

About the city

With something almost Northern European in the air, yet exuding Italian style, Milan is Italy's most cosmopolitan city. The capital of Lombardy is both hardworking and glamorous - powerful in businesses from finance to fashion and, of course, football. But what gives Milan its certain something is its status as the epicentre of Italian fashion and interior design. International fashionistas, designers, supermodels and paparazzi descend upon the city twice a year for its spring and autumn fairs: Milan, which has carefully guarded its reputation for flair, drama and creativity, is Italy's natural stage. This is certainly one of the best places in Italy to shop, or windowshop. Milan is the main industrial, commercial and financial centre of Italy and as such, is unsurprisingly business-like in appearance. At first glance, it lacks the wow factor, but if you take time and are determined to explore Milan’s streets, you’ll access its aesthetically appealing gems – and they do exist. Cut through the modern metropolitan bustle, and you will stumble across impressive churches and palaces, the pretty Navigli area, the chic Brera district and lively university quarter, and no need to mention a landmark such as the Duomo, or that the city is impressively home to Leonardo da Vinci's 15th century masterpiece The Last Supper. Milan cannot be faulted when it comes to having a good time. The Milanese know how to party – and they don’t waste time getting started. Nightlife tends to kick off at 6pm; enjoying an aperitivo in which locals unwind with post-work drinks and nibbles before heading home is the rule rather than exception. So whether you’re looking for cut-price fashion, an alternative city break or a chance to paint the town red, Milan has undoubtedly got it covered.

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Best Western Antares Hotel Concorde

80%
  • At 5.1 km from the center
  • Viale monza, 132, Milano 20127
This hotel is close to Corso Buenos Aires, one of the most shop-crowded streets in Europe, very near to the metro stop from where you can easily reach the world-famous shops of Montenapoleone and Via Della Spiga. Guests are welcomes in a lobby with u...
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  • DOUBLE STANDARD (1)

  • ROOM ONLY

  • 3 Accommodation nights

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