Explore one of Europe's best preserved medieval cities on a 7-hour day trip to Bruges from Brussels, and take a 4-hour guided walking tour on arrival. Take the train across country to discover the canals and architecture of the "Venice of the North."
What to Expect
Discover one of Europe’s best-preserved medieval cities on a day trip to Bruges from Brussels, and explore the capital of Flanders on a 4-hour walking tour on arrival.
Transfer by train, with departures from Brussels every Tuesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Upon arrival, navigate the romantic cobblestone streets of Bruges’ historic center to experience the medieval architecture and canals of the UNESCO World Heritage Site in all their glory.
Your guide will take you to see hidden gems known only to locals, and tell you why Bruges was at the forefront of western trade and art in the Middle Ages.
Start your walking tour at St. Salvator’s Cathedral, before heading to the Grote Markt to speculate on the scale of the city’s mercantile history outside the Belfry. Get acquainted with legendary characters, such as Jan van Eyck and Hans Memling, who revolutionized Renaissance art in Flanders. Discover Europe’s 1st stock exchange at The Bourse.
At the end of the walking tour, enjoy some free time for a drink at a café or bar, before joining your guide on the train journey back to Brussels, with an estimated arrival time for your evening meal plans.
- Return train fare from Brussels to Bruges and back
- 4-hour walking tour of Bruges
Meet in front of the tower of City Hall on Grand-Place/Grote Markt, Brussels. Look for the guides with the official red Sandemans umbrellas, T-shirts and name badges
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Know Before You Go
• Please note that while there are charged baggage lockers at the train station in Bruges, it is recommended that you only bring what you feel comfortable carrying on a walking tour. The tour is designed for people staying in Brussels who want a day out in Bruges