Thanks to Brexit most Brits think of Brussels and picture European bureaucracy as the Belgium city is the unofficial capital of Europe because it's host to the official seats of the European Commission, Council of the European Union and the European Council. It's also a great destination for a city break. This is a great place if you're interested in architecture as you'll find Gothic, Baroque, and Louis XIV style buildings next to postmodern EU institutions. The Royal Museums of Fine Arts is there for art lovers and whatever else you do, make sure you try at least one local waffle.
You don't always need to use a site like Travel Supermarket to get a great deal on your flights. Booking a city break directly with British Airways makes a lot of sense. They mainly fly from London airports so you'll need to live in or near the capital to enjoy their best deals but if you do, you can book a combination of hotel and flight for your Brussels trip through BA's website. The site's hotel search options are great and if you buy through them, you'll accrue Avios points.
If you're planning on bringing a lot of luggage to Brussels, book through Jet2. They are currently the UK's second-biggest tour operator behind TUI so you can expect great deals if you're able to fly from the Midlands or the north, although they also fly from Stansted. A 22kg hold luggage allowance is included in the price if you book through Jet2 Holidays. You must pay a premium if you book the flight separately through Jet2 for the same weight.
You might have already considered flying to Brussels with easyJet but for the ultimate low-cost city break, book the hotel with them too. The search and booking process is quick and easy on the site. There are plenty of filters so you can tailor your search to the exact holiday you're looking for. This holiday provider enjoys high TripAdvisor ratings but there's one drawback with their site. Unlike easyjet.com, you can't tell which dates are cheapest.
Travel Republic offers a wide range of flights and hotels for city breaks. You can choose from more than hundreds of hotels in Brussels and fly from places like Southampton, London, the Midlands or Northern England. The site's customer reviews are clearly shown so these guys have nothing to hide but that's not the best thing about the site. Most bookings allow you to pay upfront for the flights but just £1 to reserve the hotel which you pay for in full two weeks before your departure.
To Consider Before Your Purchase
Do you go for a deal directly through a package holiday firm or use a comparison site?
- British Airways tell you how much you’re saving by booking your hotel and flight through them
- Jet2 Holidays allows you to compare package prices on alternative dates and from alternative airports
- With easyJet Holidays checked-in baggage costs extra.
What Do They Say on Other Sites
“An excellent value holiday and easy booking process.” (Glyn Stansfield reviewing Jet2 Holidays on Trust Pilot)
“I book through Travel Republic because it holds your hand throughout." (Alan Nelless reviewing Travel Republic on Trust Pilot)
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