A Day in Flanders - Ostend, Belgium via Eurotunnel
Take a leisurely walk through the pedestrian shopping streets of Ostend with their marvelous shop windows. Explore numerous clothes shops, gift shops, shoe shops and specialist stores. Saunter around the beautiful market places and once you’re all shopped out, enjoy a drink in one of the many outdoor cafés – the street musicians will give you a welcome relief with the light background music. The PJ’s Chocolate Shop in Belgium sells home-made Belgian chocolates, spirits and tobacco (English brands), at low prices.
Day 1 Departure: 0400 – 0500 hrs. Travel down to Kent, making a short motorway stop en-route. Board the Eurotunnel at about 1020 hrs. Arrive at Calais around midday (local time) and travel to PJ’s Chocolate Shop where there is free time to shop (English pounds are accepted and also most credit/debit cards). Spend the afternoon at leisure, exploring and shopping, we aim to give you around 2.5-3 hours in Ostend. Catch the return Eurotunnel at around 1920 hrs. Arrive home: 2300-2400 hrs.
• Return coach travel
• Return Eurotunnel fares
FULL TEN YEAR BRITISH PASSPORT REQUIRED.
Currency required – Euros.
Credit card payments are taken at the hypermarkets (when using your credit card - you must present your passport). We suggest you ring your credit card company before shopping in France and Belgium – increased fraud means they are turning down shopper’s cards if their spending deviates from the norm. Take your mobile – you can often sort the problem out over the phone.
Alcohol, Tobacco and Cigarettes
Woods Coaches are operating this tour under the guidance of HM Revenue Customs. The rules and
regulations for alcohol and tobacco allowances can be found in their booklet “Travelling to the UK”. This is available from your drivers upon request. However, due to vehicle capacity restrictions all passengers that wish to purchase alcohol or tobacco products must only do this after consultation with your driver(s).
Our drivers are authorized to leave behind any excess purchases or passengers who are detained by HM Customs and Excise.
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