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Bruges: Historium Bruges Story and VR Ticket

1. Bruges: Historium Bruges Story and VR Ticket

Travel back in time to the Middle Ages! The Historium – Bruges’ most visited attraction – lets you step back in time. Get a glimpse of how lively Bruges was during the Golden Age in various ways. In the Historium Story you'll follow the love story of Jacob, Jan van Eyck’s apprentice, as you wander through this spectacular attraction with film, backdrops and special effects. In the interactive Historium Exhibition you will find additional information about Mediaeval Bruges or you can get started on the wacky Family Trail. Time travel back to the year 1435 in the Historium Virtual Reality and sail virtually into the port of Bruges! You will see how the Waterhalle and Belfort tower looked in the past and can fly over the Market Square to the former St. Donatian’s Cathedral. It is a truly exhilarating experience.

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Bruges: Chocolate Making Workshop

2. Bruges: Chocolate Making Workshop

Immerse yourself in Belgium's rich chocolate making traditions with this interactive workshop.  Under the guidance of an expert chocolatier, learn how to make chocolate lollipops and mendiants, a traditional French confection. At the end of the lesson, savor the rewards of your efforts or feel free to take your chocolates home with you. Finish your workshop with a self-guided visit of the chocolate museum. Inside, admire a wide range of interactive exhibitions which will bring to life the 4000-year-old history of chocolate in words, pictures, and flavors. Admire a private collection of artifacts with over 1000 objects housed in the museum.

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Bruges: Choco-Story Chocolate Museum Tour

3. Bruges: Choco-Story Chocolate Museum Tour

Cocoa has been tickling taste buds for centuries, from the spicy drink in the Maya and Aztec civilizations to the popular sweet chocolate milk in Europe. With more than three people out of four loving chocolate, it’s hardly surprising that there is an enormous fascination for this exquisite treat. This tour aims to bring to life the 4,000-year-old history of chocolate in words, pictures, and flavors. The museum submerges you in the exciting world of chocolate, taking you on a journey of the senses through time. Young or old, passionate chocoholic or simply just interested, the Chocolate Museum will stimulate your fascination. The museum is composed of three parts, telling the story of the origin and evolution of chocolate through a unique collection of almost a thousand objects. Besides the history, the museum also reveals how chocolate is made, with special attention for the variety of raw ingredients and the development of the production process. In the demonstration center you will uncover the secret of beautiful silky chocolate, getting the opportunity to taste the chocolate products made in the museum.

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Bruges: Historium Bruges Story Ticket

4. Bruges: Historium Bruges Story Ticket

Travel back in time to the Middle Ages! The Historium – Bruges’ most visited attraction – lets you step back in time. See how lively Bruges was during the Golden Age in various ways. In the Historium Story, follow the love story of Jacob, Jan van Eyck’s apprentice, as you wander through this spectacular attraction with film, backdrops and special effects. In the interactive Historium Exhibition, find additional information about Mediaeval Bruges or you can get started on the wacky Family Trail.

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Bruges: Boat Cruise and Guided Walking Tour

5. Bruges: Boat Cruise and Guided Walking Tour

Explore Bruges on a walking tour with a local guide. Join a boat cruise along the canals to see the sites from the water. Meet your guide in the Markt for a guided tour of the city. Discover the narrowest street, the beautiful 12th-century basilica, and the golden statues on the impressive courthouse. Next, explore the fish market surrounded by 126 columns. Then, embark on the second part of the tour. Board your boat at the quay for a cruise along the canals. Sail beside ivy-covered facades and under bridges as you learn about the beautiful sites from your captain. Admire the old trading houses at the former harbor and the Beguinage. After half an hour on the water, head to the secret garden of an almshouse, where you will be surprised by the beauty of picturesque Bruges.

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Bruges: Old Town Guided Walking Tour

6. Bruges: Old Town Guided Walking Tour

Book your place on this free and informative walking tour and enjoy 2-hours of city sightseeing with a local guide. To reserve your spot, simply pay a small booking fee, then look forward to your Bruges adventure! The tour’s passionate local guides offer their services for free with the belief that everyone deserves to see very best of Bruges, regardless of travel budgets. Meet your local guide in the heart of Bruges and dive straight into a discovery of the city’s medieval history. As you wander through picturesque streets and quaint alleyways, listen to your guide share fascinating tales, anecdotes, and legends of Bruges’ colorful past. Highlights of the tour include Grote Markt, the Belfry, St. Salvator Church, St. John’s Hospital, Tanners’ Square, the fish market, and more. Throughout the tour, your guide will also share personal tips and recommendations to enhance your stay in Bruges.

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Zeebrugge to Bruges Return Cruise Shuttle Service

7. Zeebrugge to Bruges Return Cruise Shuttle Service

See the sights at your own pace and save money with a shuttle transfer service from the cruise terminal at Zeebrugge to the historic heart of Bruges. Avail of a quick transfer service that runs from the port to the city every 30 minutes in the morning and back to the port every 30 minutes in the afternoon. Take the worry out of your transportation needs during a cruise stopover in the pretty city of Bruges. Simply take the free port shuttle service to the gate, and then walk down to the bus departure point for embarkation. Get dropped off just a few minutes walk from the historic city center of Bruges.

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Bruges: Frietmuseum Entry Ticket

8. Bruges: Frietmuseum Entry Ticket

Answer all the questions that you have ever had about fries at the Frietmuseum in Bruges. Discover the origins of this globally beloved snack at the first and only museum dedicated to potato fries. Learn where the potato comes from, where fries where invented, and what the secret is to making the best fries. On the ground floor, learn about the fascinating history of the potato which originated in Peru more than 10,000 years ago. On the first floor, discover the history of fries and how they came to Belgium. Don't miss the chance to try some fries yourself in the medieval cellars of the building. This educational museum is housed in the Saaihalle, one of the most beautiful buildings in Bruges, which is an attraction in itself.

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Bruges: E-Bike Rental and Trip Tips

9. Bruges: E-Bike Rental and Trip Tips

Explore the charming streets of Bruges at speed as you zip around on an E-Bike known as a 'Step'. Enjoy the thrill of this activity for all the family and see incredible sights in a unique way. Discover the most beautiful routes around the city as you gain 15 insider tips from an informative city map. Get away from the beaten track as you escape the spots that most travelers to Bruges visit, and come away with memories to treasure on this exciting 3-hour ride.

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Bruges: Self-Guided Mobile Scavenger Hunt and Walking Tour

10. Bruges: Self-Guided Mobile Scavenger Hunt and Walking Tour

Get to know Bruges at your own pace on this interactive scavenger hunt walking tour played on your phone. Decipher riddles, interact with the most important attractions of the city, and unlock interesting facts.  After downloading the scavenger hunt tour on your mobile device (via a link and login credentials received upon booking), use the mobile app and integrated maps to reach 10 of Bruges’ most important attractions on foot. At each stop, learn about the attraction and solve a location-based riddle that can only be solved if you reach the specific location. Use logic, imagination, observation, and team spirit to unlock the correct code and reveal the next destination of the tour. As you walk through the city, enjoy the flexibility to pause your game at any time to take a break, snap the perfect photos, stop for lunch, or visit a museum. Choose to continue the tour later or save the rest for another day.

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What people are saying about Bruges

A really nice way to explore Bruges ! The app is very nice and the login very easy. We walked through some beautiful places of the city and the walk was amazing ! The riddles were of a mixed difficulty, most of them easy , one was a bit hard but with the use of hints we didn't have any problem. Also the info about the city and the attractions were many and very interesting . Definitely recommended and we will do it again for sure !

The booking process was easy to use and locating the office to collect our tickets and directions to the shuttle bus made it a smooth transition from the ship. The location which we were dropped off in bruge was only a 10 minute walk into the centre of bruge was worked well.

Our guide was amazing! So knowledgeable about Bruges and overall awesome experience. Highly recommend!

Very nice to explore Bruges in this way. Nice steps! Recommended!

Gosia, the guide, was enthusiastic and very entertaining