Flight and hotel in Brussels
Presentation of Brussels
Everyone knows the Belgian capital as the EU's headquarters, but it's a great break destination in its own right. Despite the capital's relatively small size, package holidays to Brussels will take you to excellent architecture, outstanding restaurants and family-friendly attractions. It has among the world's most gorgeous city squares, is easily walkable and has fine public transport – ideal for low-cost holidays in Brussels. It's well used to travellers from overseas, so after a flight to Brussels, you'll find yourself in a very welcoming place to visit. We'd love to welcome you to travel with us!
Things to know before visiting Brussels
Getting to Belgium is easy, and with a flight and hotel in Brussels, you don't need to worry. For breaks of under three months, there are no visa requirements for cheap package holidays in Brussels; you'll just need your passport. You must carry some form of identification with you at all times. Although officially bilingual, French is more widely spoken than Dutch. The biggest airport is Zaventem, around seven miles from Brussels city centre. However, some short-haul flights, including those from the UK, land at Charleroi instead; it's about 35 miles south of the city, though there are good public transport links. Book with us and we'll get you there in style.
What is the weather in Brussels?
The climate in this part of Belgium is similar to that of southern England, so for our holiday deals to Brussels, you'll certainly be comfortable. Summer days are slightly warmer than in Britain, with July afternoons averaging around 23 degrees Celsius. Nights are usually mild, and frost is unheard of between June and September; enjoy this attractive climate with our all-inclusive holiday packages to Brussels. July is also the sunniest month for a flight from London to Brussels, as well as the driest. You can still enjoy pleasant weather at other times of year, though; if you're planning on being active, you may prefer the cooler spring or autumn. We're flexible enough to offer great deals all year round, so contact us now!
Things to do in Brussels
The capital is packed with art museums, all of them offering a fine way to spend an afternoon. For other great experiences after booking one of our flight and hotel deals to Brussels, visit:
- The Atomium – the symbol of the city is an extraordinary model of an atom, 35 metres tall; take the fast lift to the top.
- Belgian Comic Strip Centre – comics are hugely popular here, and local boy Tintin is well represented among the 5,000 drawings.
- Grand Place – the city's main square, lined with stunning historic buildings as well as welcoming cafes.
- Autoworld – a fabulous transport museum boasting over 250 vehicles, from veterans to sports cars.
- Mini-Europe – centred on models of famous European buildings, this park also contains cinemas, restaurants and a planetarium.
There's plenty to do on a holiday in Brussels at any time of year, so don't hesitate to check out anywhere that intrigues you. Check out our website too for some fantastic offers.
Places to visit near Brussels
Once you've got your bearings after a flight from Manchester to Brussels, a great day trip is to Bruges, 60 miles northwest. Nicknamed "The Venice of the North", this is a stunning, small city with many medieval buildings and a superb cathedral. Even closer is Ghent, with its flower-lined canals and excellent cultural life. Antwerp is another good option on a holiday in Brussels; here you can marvel at Rubens masterpieces and see some of Europe's finest diamonds. For a green-tinged day out during discount holidays in Brussels, head for Hasselt, which has lovely parks and a fun indoor theme park if the weather's not so good. Wherever you go, go there with us!
What to eat in Brussels?
Belgians love good food, and you certainly won't starve during package holidays in Brussels. For a memorable experience, eat at Louise 345 in a hugely attractive Victorian townhouse. Its traditional dishes with a subtle Asian twist, such as tartare of shrimp, are outstanding. If your budget won't stretch that far, try a sandwich. Yes, a sandwich: Tonton Garby serves up spectacular, filled baguettes from an enormous menu. Belgian chocolate is known the world over, so when you take advantage of our great holiday packages to Brussels, visit the Museo de Cacao et du Chocolat to taste some of the best. It makes a great souvenir, too! When you book with us at eDreams, we'll help make your trip truly special.