Day Trips from Bruges

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  • From Brussels: Ghent and Bruges Day-Tour

    1. From Brussels: Ghent and Bruges Day-Tour

    Discover two of Flanders’ most enchanting cities and follow your guide back in time! Ghent’s medieval architecture and vibrant atmosphere will impress you as you visit Saint-Bavo’s Cathedral, home to famous Mystic Lamb painting (option), and pass by the Castle of the Counts of Flanders the picturesque medieval harbor Graslei and much more. In Bruges, you will enjoy the peaceful Lake of Love and the old beguinage. Furthermore with your guide you discover the city on foot and you also have the option to enjoy a pleasant boat trip along the narrow canals. Do not forget your comfortable shoes to brave the cobbled streets! Choose between a private and a shared option.

    The trip was great from start to finish. Coach was clean and comfortable. Perfect amount of time in both cities and the tour enabled us to see a lot of different interesting things. Our tour guide Andrea was great - really informative and had lots of interesting facts. The use of microphone and earphones meant we could hear everything. Overall it was a fantastic trip and would 100% recommend.

  • Bruges Full-Day Guided Tour from Brussels

    2. Bruges Full-Day Guided Tour from Brussels

    Discover the “Venice of the North” on a full-day guided tour of Bruges from Brussels. Depart the Belgian capital and transfer to the charming town of Bruges, located 100 kilometers northwest (and just 15 kilometers from the North Sea). Upon arrival, see why the entire historic center of Bruges is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Go to the Lake of Love (Minnewaterpark) to see a tranquil oasis in the heart of the city. Marvel at the 13th-century Begijnhof, which is covered in a carpet of daffodils in the spring. Continue to the quiet, paved square of Walplein, and stroll down the narrow Stoofstraat. See sights such as the 800-year-old St. John’s Hospital, and the imposing façade of the Church of Our Lady (Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekerk). Learn the history of the opulent palace of Gruuthuse, and walk alongside the banks of the Dijver Canal. Other highlights include the charming canal-side houses of ...

    It was an interesting experience. there were no places in the English-speaking group, and I went with the Spanish-speaking. As a result, the guides connected me with a parallel English-speaking group. Everything is clear, easy, convenient and efficient. Thanks for the day in Bruges

  • From Brussels: Bruges and Ghent in a Day Guided Tour

    3. From Brussels: Bruges and Ghent in a Day Guided Tour

    Meet your guide at 8:30 AM in the center of Brussels and relax on the 100-kilometer journey to Bruges. Upon arrival, discover the charms of “the Venice of the North” and see why the entire historic center was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  Marvel at highlights such as the Lake of Love (Minnewater Lake) and the 13th-century Begijnhof complex, founded in 1245 to house lay religious women. Go to Walplein Square, where the shady trees and cafes provide a perfect place to relax. Visit Stoofstraat on the site of the city's former Red Light District, and see medieval monuments such as the 11th-century Old St. John’s Hospital. Look at the world's second tallest brickwork tower at the Church of Our Lady, and see other historic monuments such as Gruuthuse Palace, the Dijver Canal and the tiny piazza of Tanners Square (Huidenvettersplein). Go to one of the city's most photographed spots ...

    It was a very nice trip .Mark was funny.they give you lot of time to enjoy the view ..take pictures..you can also go on your own and come back to the given place and time if you dont want to go with the guide.

  • From Brussels: Bruges & Ghent Full-Day Trip

    4. From Brussels: Bruges & Ghent Full-Day Trip

    Discover the highlights of Bruges and Ghent, Belgium's most attractive cities, with round trip by train from Brussels. Tour two of the most fascinating medieval cities in Europe with an English/Spanish or French-speaking guide on a 10-hour guided day trip. Depart from the Grand Place at 09:30 only on Sunday. Upon arrival at the central station of Bruges, begin with a 2.5-hour walking tour and 2-hours of free time for eating, souvenirs and a boat trip. Scheduled return to Brussels will be at 18:00 and arrival at 19:00 with your guide. Program in Bruges: In the ancient city wall park, the ‘Lake of Love’ is one of the main water reservoirs nourishing the canal system of the Venice of the North. Visit the Beguinage, one of the best-preserved examples of medieval gated communities in which only women could live. Brewery ‘De Halve Maan’ is the only brewery still operating in...

    It was simply amazing . The guide was well knowledgeable, professional, courteous and fried . She was patient and listened attentively when questions were asked and always provided an answer. It was a truly enjoyable experience and I would highly recommend it.

  • Day Trip to Bruges from Amsterdam in Spanish

    5. Day Trip to Bruges from Amsterdam in Spanish

    This 12-hour excursion begins with a departure at 08:00 AM from the center of Amsterdam for the 260-kilometer drive to the Venice of the North. See why the historic center of Bruges was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Your visit begins with an introduction to the history of Belgium and Bruges by your Spanish-speaking guide. See the Lake of Love and the Begijnhof, founded in 1245. Visit the historic city center, learn more about Belgium’s world-famous beers and see the Church of Our Lady. Admire one of most charming areas, around the Dyver canal. Continue your walk to Walplein Square, the Stoofstraat, Gruuthuse Palace, Burg Square with its Gothic Town Hall, the Basilica of the Holy Blood and the Grote Markt with the Belfort. The tour finishes in the Grote Markt, in the heart of Bruges. Your guide will answer all your questions and recommend places for lunch outside the tourist area...

    Bruges it’s a place to visit. Tours are well organized give you good information and enough time to walk around the old town by yourself. Tour guide gives you lots of tips to make your visit more enjoyable.

  • From Amsterdam. 12-Hour Guided Day Trip to Bruges

    6. From Amsterdam. 12-Hour Guided Day Trip to Bruges

    Depart Amsterdam and journey to Bruges to see the UNESCO World Heritage monuments with an English-speaking guide. Get an introduction to the history of Belgium as you visit attractions such as the "Lake of Love" (Minnewater) and 13th-century Begijnhof. Learn more about the beers of Belgium and admire the brick tower of the Church of Our Lady. Explore the charming area around the Dyver canal, and then stroll the cobbled square of Walplein. Wander the narrow lanes of the Stoofstraat and discover the Gruuthuse Palace, Burg Square and Basilica of the Holy Blood. End in the Grote Markt and get 3 hours of free time for lunch or to visit the chocolate and lace shops independently.

    The whole tour ran smoothly with every easy instructions from where to meet, Bruges was gorgeous and we were lucky enough to have a wonderful English tour guide who was very knowledgeable about the history and was happy to answer all of our questions and even take our photos.

  • Damme: Electric Scooter Tour with Private Guide

    7. Damme: Electric Scooter Tour with Private Guide

    Join a private tour by electric scooter and soak up the atmosphere of Damme from a different perspective. Give your feet a rest for a while on a guided tour and see more of the city without having to walk long distances. Your guide will point out the most important landmarks as you relax aboard your carriage. Pass the beautiful townhouses and significant buildings of Market Square, such as Cranenburg House, where the emperor Maximilian of Austria was incarcerated in 1488. Journey through the history of the city for approximately 30 minutes on an itinerary that can be customized to suit and extended if you desire.

    What a perfect way to see Brugge. However, book the 60 minute one as 30 min too short. Your guide will be personal and kind as he gives commentary without even the first sign of getting out of breath. They take the time and answer all of your questions. THIS RIDE IS A MUST!

  • From Amsterdam: Day Trip to Bruges in Spanish or English

    8. From Amsterdam: Day Trip to Bruges in Spanish or English

    From Amsterdam you will go to Bruges by bus. During the tour you will have an introduction to the history of Belgium and cities near the route like Utrecht and Breda, both connected with Spanish history. This journey takes approximately 3 hours and 15 minutes. The city of Bruges owes its name to the various bridges you will find in it. It was declared a World Heritage City in 2000 and is also known as the Venice of the North.  It also has a great Medieval period architectural heritage, which you can enjoy as you walk through the city. Once you reach the Belgian city of Bruges, have a guided tour of 1.5 hours and visit the most attractive and interesting places of this city. The guided walking tour in Bruges starts at the Minnewater or Lake of Love. During the tour, see important places of the city such as the Markt Square dominated by the Belfry, the Brug Square and Town Hall, the Churc...

    I would highly recommend to go with guide Stephanie and she is wonderful and explains you very well about the place.

  • Great War Flanders Fields Minibus Tour from Bruges

    9. Great War Flanders Fields Minibus Tour from Bruges

    Enjoy a trip of historical discovery on this full-day minibus tour that takes you through West Flanders, from Bruges to the Belgian town of Ypres. The city, which was given the nickname Wipers, was rebuilt according to a medieval blueprint after being completely razed to the ground in the early 1900s. It was also here that the Germans invaded Belgium during World War I; a strategic move to attack France from the north. You will see the remaining artifacts and places of the city as you discover restored trenches, stroll among war graves in Passchendale and Polygon Wood, clamber over craters and bunkers on the preserved battlefield. and visit key war memorials. Behold the impressive sight of the imposing Menin Gate Memorial to the missing soldiers, complete with 55,000 names, erected on the spot where the soldiers left the city for the battlefront. As your day continues you will also see...

    This tour was excellent! Philippe was a wonderful and knowledgeable tour guide. You see many of the sites around the Flanders area and even have a chance at walking around Ypres. Would highly recommend this tour.

  • From Bruges: Great War of Flanders Fields Remembrance Tour

    10. From Bruges: Great War of Flanders Fields Remembrance Tour

    In Bruges you will enjoy the view of the peaceful Lake of Love and the picturesque Beguinage. Your guide will explain the stories and secrets behind the city’s history from the Viking period until the end of the Middle Ages. Catch many of the highlights of Bruges: the Basilica of the Holly blood of Jesus, the Belfry tower, our Lady’s Church, Saint John’s hospital and enjoy a pleasant boat trip along the narrow canals. After a short lunch break you willl leave for Flanders Fields. Your expert guide will lead you throughout the visit to help you understand the events that led to the first world war and how the catastrophe developed. Visit Passchendaele battlefield and the Tyne Cot Cemetery, the largest Commonwealth cemetery in the world where British, Australian and Canadian soldiers were laid to rest. Close by is Polygone where every year Anzac Day is celebrated at dawn. Then visit the M...

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Extremely satisfied with yesterday's Battlefields tour by Quasimodo Tours. Because in present surreal COVID-19 times, I didn't wanted to travel too far out, I decided to spend some time around the Belgian coast and take this tour to get more informed about some dark pages of recent Belgian history. Philippe, a tour guide with thirty years experience, took all coronavirus-recommendations into considerations (including mouth masks and plastic seat covers) and was very informative about the history of the region, the war, and so on. On this tour which lasted more than 9 hours, we were unable to see everything (as he explained from the start), but these highlights would be a good point of departure for future explorations. Still, we went to Tyne Cot cemetery, the German cemetery at Poelkapelle, the Menin Gate in Ypres, Hill 60, the Brothers in Arms memorial, Polygon Wood, Essex Farm Cemetery, and so on. We had lunch at Hooge Crater museum! If you're considering a tour, take this one!

This tour was excellent! Philippe was a wonderful and knowledgeable tour guide. You see many of the sites around the Flanders area and even have a chance at walking around Ypres. Would highly recommend this tour.

I would highly recommend to go with guide Stephanie and she is wonderful and explains you very well about the place.

Thank you for a great day, it was very moving and our guide was incredibly informative

Great service and guidance . Our guide was excellent