Housed in a stylish townhouse, located close to the Diamant transportation hub in the Schaerbeek district in Brussels, Diamant Suite Brussels provides a comfortable base for all those who like to feel at home in a foreign city. Each of the spacious, contemporary-styled studios comes with a private bathroom, a fully-equipped kitchenette and a flat-screen TV.
Bruges’s streets make a suitable home for Hotel Academie, where guests can rest up when not cycling along peaceful canals, shopping for artisanal chocolate or beholding the historic landmarks of the city. The hotel lives up to its four star rating, with en suite rooms featuring satellite televisions, air conditioning and Wi-Fi. Breakfast can be enjoyed amid the atmospheric surroundings of the medieval vaulted restaurant, and restful hours can be passed in the bar, courtyard and garden. A fitness suite accommodates workouts, complemented by soothing massage options.
Groupon’s Guide To Bruges
With numerous market squares, medieval brick buildings and canals, Bruges takes travellers for a leap through time back to the Middle Ages of north-west Belgium.
The historic centre of Bruges has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, as Gothic landmarks such as the Town Hall and The Church of Our Lady illustrate significant stages in the commercial and cultural fields in medieval Europe. The artistic heritage is present throughout Groeninge Museum, housing six centuries of Flemish and Belgian paintings, while the Bruges Art Route may be the star of a cycling tour through the city’s growing collection of paintings, sculptures and works-in-progress. Visitors with a sweet tooth will find chocolate-filled display windows all over town, and the Choco-Story provides an insight into the history and making of this cocoa treat.
Weather in the medieval city of Bruges consists of a moderate climate, with hot summers and colder winters. The best season to visit Bruges is summer, with an average temperature range between 13-21°C. August is considered the hottest month, but the temperature hardly climbs to 22°C. The colder season starts in September but becomes unpredictable in late December and January; Bruges gets some shorter days with a very poor level of sunshine during this period.
Groupon’s Guide To Brussels
Known as the Capital of Europe, Brussels is a world-renowned cultural centre which combines museums and architectural landmarks with modern art. As the sun sets on the city’s many Art Nouveau buildings, century-old mansions and churches, the former fortress turns into a cosmopolitan place with bars, restaurants and buzzing nightlife.
Strolling through narrow alleyways and cobblestoned streets, tourists may visit La Grand-Place, a 17th-century square blending Baroque, Gothic and Louis XIV architecture styles. Modern art form seekers may admire an iconic five-sphere structure at the Atomium, an imposing 102-metre complex that pairs up traditional cuisine with panoramic views over the city, in the on-site restaurant. At the foot of the Atomium, the whole Europe awaits to be explored at the Mini-Europe entertainment park that exhibits approximately 80 cities and 350 buildings in miniature. Music lovers can head to La Monnaie, the largest opera house in Belgium, featuring theatre performances, recitals, dance and classical concerts. No Brussels tour would be complete without taking a glimpse into the history of chocolate, a Belgian delight, at the Museum of Cocoa and Chocolate, where travellers with a sweet-tooth can even learn to make artisanal truffles. Brussels weather is temperate, but the city experiences a fair amount of rain, with about 200 rainy days each year. In summer, maximum temperatures are generally a pleasant 22°C to 25°C, but visitors are advised to bring an umbrella when visiting the city. September enjoys temperatures of up to 20°C, while the average temperatures in October may drop to 11°C.
Option 1: stay in Brussels
- €119-€159 for 2 nights with Dublin flights, depending on the departure date chosen
- €159-€189 for 3 nights with Dublin flights, depending on the departure date chosen
- €179-€229 for 4 nights with Dublin flights, depending on the departure date chosen
Option 2: stay in Bruges
- €139-€179 for 2 nights with Dublin flights, depending on the departure date chosen
- €179-€229 for 3 nights with Dublin flights, depending on the departure date chosen
- €219-€289 for 4 nights with Dublin flights, depending on the departure date chosen