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From Brussels: Bruges and Ghent in a Day Guided Tour

From Brussels: Bruges and Ghent in a Day Guided Tour

From US$ 53.32 per person

Visit 2 of Belgium's most beautiful cities in a day on a guided tour of Bruges and Ghent. Benefit from round trip transfers from Brussels and the services of a professional guide. See an abundance of medieval monuments and picturesque neighborhoods.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Duration 10 - 10.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore 2 of Belgium's most beautiful cities in a day
  • Benefit from round-trip transfers from Brussels
  • Take a guided tour of the UNESCO World Heritage historic center of Bruges
Full description
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 at Rozenhoedkaai, and admire the Belfry on Castle Square. Admire the facades of the Gothic-style Town Hall and the 12th-century Basilica of the Holy Blood. Visit Market Square (Grote Markt) to see the Bell Tower (Belfort) and Sint-Salvator’s Cathedral. Then enjoy 1-hour's free time for lunch (at your own expense) and the chance to sample some of the city's delicious chocolates.  Next, drive to Ghent, where the inhabitants have been popularly known as "noose-bearers“ since the days of Charles V. Take a guided tour of the city's historic buildings, such as the Castle of Gerald the Devil and Saint Bavo Cathedral, where you can look at the painting of “The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb” by the Van Eyck brothers. Admire the Belfort (Bell Tower) and peculiar Gothic and Renaissance-style Town Hall. See one of the city's oldest monuments at St. Nicholas’ Church opposite the unusual facade of the Masons’ Guild House. Journey along the embankments of the medieval port of Graslei, and discover other highlights such as the majestic Castle of the Counts of Flanders, the charming Patershol neighborhood, the Great Butchers’ Hall, the Old Fish Market and Friday Market Square.
Includes
  • Spanish or English-speaking guide
  • Bus transfers from Brussels
  • Lunch
  • Entrance tickets
  • Headphones
  • Since January 1, 2018, Bruges has a new regulation for the management of tourist visits. On certain occasions, the company must perform the service using radios with headphones. Due to the contamination that implies using disposable helmets, we ask our clients to contribute their own to avoid the problem and collaborate with the environment. For those customers who do not have their own, the company will make available disposable for only 1€.

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Meet in front of the Hilton Grand Place Hotel, Central Station, Brussels.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Smoking in the vehicle

Know before you go

  • Bookings can be cancelled up to 48 hours before the day of the tour (Brussels time) without penalty. Cancellations of less than 48 hours are subject to a fee of 50% of the total tour cost. In the event of a no-show you will be charged the full cost of the tour
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 830 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.6/5
  • Transportation
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Safety
    4.7/5

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This should be a must do on your list. Actually Bruges and Ghent are extremely different cities. While Bruges feels like a homely and more historical city, Ghent is a bustling modern city with medieval structures grounding it to its history. Our guide (lady with her puppet Owl, Tom) beautifully explained the history of Bruges and Ghent during the entire tour. She managed to maintain our interest during the tour by indulging us in some fun activities as well. My 8 year old also enjoyed the complete tour. So, Kudos to her efforts. She also provided good dining options when we were back in Brussels. All in all, this is an excellent family day outing...! We are glad that we chose this tour.

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January 12, 2022

The tour overall is worth the money. You enjoy not only the sceneries and the place but also the valuable information and knowledge about the history of Bruges and Ghent shared by our guide Bruno. Also, you can know where to go for the food and souvenirs as he also give a lot of insights about it. Saving your time and also your money.

December 22, 2021

The trip was fabulous. Thank you Bruno (our English guide) for an amazing Brugge and Gent tour. The way he does the tour was really great. He is very accomodating. He is more of a host than guide. I am very lucky to have this tour with him and a plus that he is a local, definitely knows what to offer in Belgium. I would highly recommend this tour.

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December 22, 2021

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