Bruges: Walking and Horse-Drawn Carriage Tour
- Small group
- Duration: 2 hours
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.
This was a fabulous event. We learned so much history about the city and was amazed by the Medieval beauty. Our guide was perfect.
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 Bru...
Hele leuke en interessante, leerzame wandeling door Brugge. Heel wat verstopte plekjes leren kennen en ook enorm veel leuke feitjes over Brugge te weten gekomen. Heerlijk sight seeing terwijl je vanalles over de stad vertelt wordt. De gids Nathan was ook echt leuk en gezellig, helemaal top!
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.
Brilliant I went with my husband on a day trip. The attraction was fantastic. Its well worth a visit even kids will love this.
Set off on foot on your beer tasting tour and learn the secrets of the beer-brewing process. Learn how to differentiate between an ale, lager, triple, and a historical medieval beer called Lambic. Discover what kind of beer Belgium is famous for and the best chocolate store in the city. Move on to other lively beer haunts, including some hidden gems loved by and known only to locals. Sample a selection of traditional beers and craftwork brews, a gutsy mix of malty, hoppy, fruity, reddish, and herby beers to sour and triple varieties. Trappist or Lambic beers can be surprising when matched with some chocolate or other local delicacies to enjoy the full Belgian beer-and-food experience. Last but not least, discover the secret varieties of a craft brewer and taste more delicious Belgian beers.
Meet your tour guide near the harbor of Blankenberge where you will board one of the top-of-the-range motorboats. With a small group, depart the harbor for a trip of 27 kilometers across the open sea to the Thorntonbank Wind Farm. Learn more about the massive wind turbines which provide sustainable energy for the population in the Flanders region. From the water, enjoy a fantastic view of these amazing feats of engineering. During the 2.5-hour journey, your experienced crew will provide information about windmills and their construction, as well the maritime importance of the North Sea including shipping routes, buoys, currents, and tides.
Travel to the medieval city of Bruges by train and take a 2.5-hour walking tour with an English-speaking guide on arrival. Marvel at the Minnewater that provides water to the canals and see the historical women-only convent of the Beguinage. Visit the city's only working brewery at De Halve Maan and get the chance to look inside the Hans Memling museum at the 12th-century Hospital of St. John. See one of the tallest brickwork towers in the world at the Church of Our Lady, where Michelangelo’s statue of the Madonna with Child can be found in the transept. Get a feel for everyday life at the historic Vis Markt (Fish Market) and look at the beautiful guildhalls on Tanners’ Square. Visit the Groeningemuseum and find one of Belgium's most famous Gothic buildings on the Markt (Market Square). Get 3 hours of free time to explore on your own. Take an optional canal cruise to appreciate the cit...
Really great way to see Bruges in one day! We covered all of the hotspots and there was time to have a meal and get in some shopping. James was an excellent tour guide. Very knowledgable and friendly.
From Brussels, enjoy a full-day private tour of Bruges, Ghent and Flanders with a professional driver and a tour guide. Immerse yourself in beautiful architecture and history. This tour is customizable, but a general programme is as follows. Be driven to Bruges, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the famous "Venice of the North". Marvel at the canals and beautiful gothic buildings. Listen to your guide as they explain the history of the most interesting sites in the city center. Discover the Basilica of the Holy Blood of Jesus, the Belfrey tower, and the Minnewater Lake. Gaze at the Church of Our Lady, visit Saint John's Hospital with it's beautiful Memling museum, and/or the Groeninge museum. Relax during free time for lunch, before continuing to Ghent. Gaze at the marvelous altarpiece in its Cathedral. Enjoy the canals and guild houses of the city center, before embarking on an optiona...
Start the tour from your location in Brussels then head to Bruges, the famous so-called Venice of the North and a Unesco World Heritage site. Discover its canals and beautiful gothic buildings as your guide explains all about the most interesting places in the city center - such as the Belfrey tower. After lunch, continue on to Ghent. You will be able to see a marvellous altarpiece in the city's cathedral. Wander along the canals and see the Castle of the Counts of Flanders before you are returned back to Brussels.
Explore the city of Brussels by private 8 seater Volkswagen Caravelle and see the many sights of Brussels, including the Atomium, the gothic cathedral, the Jubilee Park with king Leopold II's museum island, and Universal Exhibition Halls. Explore the city freely and visit the fish market over the Halles Saint-Géry. Be astonished by the most beautiful market square of Europe, the "Grand Place". Experience panoramic views over the entire city at the 19th century Palace of Justice. Get restaurant recommendations for your lunch break. Go for "haute cuisine" or for simple but delicious mussels with fries. Taste delicious chocolates have a Gueuze beer at à la Mort Subite and a waffle at Cirio. Transfer back to the Zeebrugge Cruise Terminal, or to a location of your choice in or around Zeebrugge.
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In addition to the well-known highlights, our guide Anna also took us to lesser-known places in Bruges. She took the time even though we were a little late. She also showed us nice and affordable restaurants for lunch. We enjoyed our walking and carriage ride.
The tour was very interesting and informative! Ann was super nice and was able to answer all of our questions! Thanks again