Saturday 14 September 2019
From 07h00 until 23h30
La Côte d’Opal, Northern France
Transportation by 4* luxury coach
YOU BOOK AS LONG AS THERE ARE TICKETS AVAILABLE
All practical trip information for participants can be found by clicking here (that’s all you need)
Great weather!!! 24˚ degrees and sunny
EXTRA BONUS upgrade to Royal Class Seats:
– beautiful MSC Cruise doubledecker bus
– fewer people per deck
– much more leg room
– leg + foot rests
– more recline
One of our most beloved trips, and back on the calendar for the second time this year since 2017 after 6 amazing previous trips! The beautiful Côte d’Opale, with its magnificent coastal landscape, begins just two hours away from Brussels. This part of the French coastline received its name for its bright iridescent light. It stretches out about 120 kilometers from the Belgian border to Picardy. The 40 kilometers between the cities of Calais and Boulogne sur Mer are the most spectacular, and that is exactly the part of the country that we are going to discover.
Besides wonderful wide beaches, rolling hills with yellow flowers, and lovely little towns, it is known for two spectacular viewpoints, the Cap Blanc Nez and the Cap Griz Nez. You can even wave to England from there! We top this with visits to the harbour cities of Dunkirk and Calais, the Vauban-walled town of Gravelines, the resort town Wimereux with its many Art Nouveau houses, and the historic city of Boulogne sur Mer. So many places we visit!! This is truly a superb day out! You can read here what one of our participants wrote about it.
You can also optionally join a 13-14 km hike from Cap Blanc Nez to Cap Griz Nez, a true classic! It leads over both capes, along the coast, over the beach, through a nice resort town and rural roads. About 2 dozen people already decided to do so on this trip, so you will not walk alone. If you do not go for the hiking trip, you will stay a bit longer in Calais for a nice lunch and some time on the beach, watching the ships go by from the world’s busiest ferry port!
- Transportation by 4* luxury coach
- Bottled water on outbound journey
- Visits to various places along the Opal Coast
- A great group of international people
- A lifetime memory
Coach pick-up points
- Place Schuman (bus stop next to KBC Bank on roundabout)
- Metro Yser (long bus stop on main road leading to Basilique)
- Metro Simonis (long bus stop on main road leading to Basilique)
- Basilique (corner main roads behind the church)
- Basilix Shopping Center (long bus stop on main road leading to highway)
Who can join?
Expat Club is known for welcoming a wide variety of international people on its trips. This creates a special, open-minded, safe and friendly environment in which everyone should feel comfortable.
- Members & non-members
- Expats & (international) Belgians
- All ages, including children
- Singles / couples / retirees / friends / colleagues / families
- Foreign tourists
Child tickets available
Expat Club loves welcoming the youngest expats! If you want to bring your child(ren) up until 18 years, please first add the regular adult ticket(s) to the cart and then go to the cart page. On the cart page, there is a child ticket available for just €40 (lunch can be ordered during the day). This trip is particularly interesting for kids, with several stops, interesting viewpoints, ships, sea, and old towns.