Win a trip to Brussels on Eurostar for a two-night stay with Railbookers

May 2020 Prize Draw Extra

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We have a superb extra prize this month from our friends at Railbookers, a two night city break to Brussels for two inclusive of return Eurostar tickets and two nights hotel accommodation, with breakfast, to be taken before December 2021.

Travel from St Pancras’ beautiful international terminal: arrive a mere 30 minutes before your train leaves, although you might like to enjoy a wander around the shops and admire the refurbished building ahead of your journey. Once you’ve boarded the train, speeding through the English countryside, under the Channel and then on through France to Belgium, where you’ll arrive in Brussels, just over two hours later. That really is a whole lot easier than flying!

Grand Place, BrusselsBrussels brings to mind waffles, moules-frites, chocolate and wonderful beer! In addition to these culinary delights, it’s a top-notch cultural city too. As you wander around look out for cartoon murals, especially those of Hergé’s beloved Tintin. You can find out more at the Belgian Comic Strip Center or visit Bozar, Brussels music, dance, art and architecture centre. Stroll around the Grand-Place, Brussels’ stunning main square, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, famed for its Gothic town hall and Maison du Roi, where jazz, beer and flowers have their own festivals at different times of the year. The Fashion & Lace Museum celebrates both Belgium’s traditional crafts and modern - day designers. If you’re after bargains and a bustling market, try Jeu de Balle which hosts a year-round flea market in the heart of the Marolles district. And for nightlife of all kinds, try Kolenmarkt for something interesting!

Railbookers is the specialist rail travel company for independent travellers who wish to take the train to their holiday destination. Indeed many silver travellers, like the Pearsons, enjoy making the journey part of their break, stopping off at places of interest en route. Railbookers will help you plan train travel, hotels, places of interest and tell you about hidden gems too.

Tintin and his dog Snowy by Hergé
Belgian chocolates


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Other Members' Thoughts - 146 Comment(s)

  • drm52
    4 days ago
    Great prize and a wonderful way to travel. Brussels is such an interesting place to visit.
  • SilverTravelUser_3660
    5 days ago
    Train is my favourite form of travel even in socially un-distanced times. Brussels is a beautiful under-rated city.
  • gauville
    5 days ago
    we are not planning to fly for a good while and I much prefer the trains anyway so this is a fantastic prize draw
  • daisybooh
    5 days ago
    Personally I love train travel as go visiting sister in Northumberland went all the way to Vienna by train in 1983 would love try the euro star travel
  • Jooly777
    5 days ago
    I think Eurostar will become much more popular (and consequently probably more expensive) over the coming year as people shy away from air travel - all that recirculated air! It’s also a much more civilised way to get to Europe - nothing quite like a relaxing train journey through wonderful countryside.
  • Princesspearl
    5 days ago
    Lived in Brussels years ago and haven't been back for many years
  • Caspersnan
    5 days ago
    Eurostar is THE way to travel to Europe - Comfort, speed and reliability. Belgium is THE place to go for chocolate.
  • CaraD
    5 days ago
    Eurostar is the only way to travel through Europe! And there's so much to see in Brussels, can't wait to be able to go back.
  • Marpau
    5 days ago
    This could be the way to travel in future. I am reluctant to use air travel now
  • alanneedham
    5 days ago
    Loved my trip on Eurostar a few years ago. Great to do it again
  • cherries
    5 days ago
    Brussels looks fab. Fingers crossed.
  • gretgreen
    6 days ago
    Would love to win
  • JulieAAA
    7 days ago
    I've only travelled on the Eurostar once, and really enjoyed it, but would love to use it again. As I live in the north east of England though, I would already have a long journey to get to London to depart. I've been to Brussels a couple of times and really enjoyed visiting there. About 50 years ago, we parked our caravan overnight in the car park of the Atomium, which I don't think you'd get away with doing now!
  • SuzCG
    7 days ago
    Have just really enjoyed Bob Lyons 'Lockdown across the globe article' - it has given me an appetite and hope for the future!
  • Sararose
    7 days ago
    I haven't travelled on Eurostar for over 10 years but would love to visit Brussels. I loved Belgium when we last visited especially moules et pommefrites!! Oh, and the beer!
  • SilverTravelUser_3943
    7 days ago
    Would love to try travelling by Eurostar. Friends and colleagues say it's fabulous.
    8 days ago
    Travel by Eurostar is so easy and convenient. We've never been to Brussels, so fingers crossed!
  • Mumindevon
    8 days ago
    Love using the Eurostar but have only ever used to get to France. Have been longing to return to Belgium since I went in a school trip many(!) years ago.
  • Upstart
    9 days ago
    Last year we travelled to Paris by Eurostar. It was our first European rail trip and a great success. The train journey was less stressful than flying and better for the environment. We relaxed with a glass of champagne, watching the French landscape pass the train window. We organised that trip ourselves, but a Railbooker’s package sounds a great idea: travel and hotel planned by experts who can suggest hidden gems of Brussels as well as the must-see sights.
  • thedorsetdwarf
    9 days ago
    Moules and Frites in a bar, washed down by a glass of Duval. That'll do me.
  • Geety
    10 days ago
    Would love to travel without having to fly. And Brussels is such an intriguing mix of cultures and languages.
  • DJS16
    10 days ago
    Love train journeys. Cup of coffee, window seat and rolling countryside. Arrive in unique Brussels.whats not to love??
  • Lois
    11 days ago
    A holiday! Woo hoo!!
  • emouse
    14 days ago
    Wow this sounds truly amazing. I would love to experience Eurostar and visit Brussels. Sounds like there would be plenty to do and lovely things to eat - but you had me at chocolate. This would be a lovely trip to look forward to.
  • HazelP
    14 days ago
    I've been to other places in Belgium but never Brussels, so would love to win this trip.