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From Brussels: Bruges and Ghent in a Day Guided Tour

From Brussels: Bruges and Ghent in a Day Guided Tour

Meet your guide in the center of Brussels and relax on the 100-kilometer journey to Bruges by bus. 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 or the Dijver Canal. Go to one of the city's most photographed spots at Rozenhoedkaai, and admire the Belfry on Castle Square. Visit Market Square (Grote Markt) to see the Bell Tower (Belfort). 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 learn about 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 Great Butchers’ Hall, the Old Fish Market, and Friday Market Square. Enjoy some free time in this magical city before returning back to Brussels. Our adventure is over! Don't wait and enjoy this day with us!

Bruges: Guided Walking Tour and Canal Boat Trip

Bruges: Guided Walking Tour and Canal Boat Trip

Your guide will meet you at the meeting point. Experience the many charms of the Venice of the North and see why the historic center of Bruges was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. During the city tour you'll see the Lake of Love, the Begijnhof (founded in 1245), Walplein Square, the Stoofstraat, Old St. John’s Hospital, the Church of Our Lady, Gruuthuse Palace, the Djiver Canal, Rozenhoedkaai, Tanners Square (Huidenvettersplein), the Burg Square with its Gothic Town Hall, the Basilica of the Holy Blood and the Market Square (Grote Markt) with the Belfort. At the end of the visit, your guide will answer all your questions and recommend places for lunch outside the tourist area. The guide will also give you advice about Belgium’s famous beer and about additional places to visit, including museums. End your visit with a boat ride through its canals! Do not miss this opportunity to discover the city from another perspective.

Bruges: Small Group Boat Cruise and Guided Walking Tour

Bruges: Small Group Boat Cruise and Guided Walking Tour

Meet your guide on the Market square in the heart of the city. Explore the historic core with a qualified guide who lives in this town. Learn about local history, legends and sightseeings. Discover the narrowest street, the beautiful 12th-century basilica, and the golden statues on the impressive courthouse. Next, explore the old 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 quaint homes and iconic landmarks from the water. Walk the Rosary Quay and enter a chocolate shop. Taste artisanal chocolate. It's not only fresh, but also carefully crafted. This results in a variety of tasty fillings and shapes. Tune your senses! Continue discovering the highlights as the Gruuthuse palace, the romantic Bonifacius Bridge and the Church of Our Lady. Get surprised by a hidden garden of an almshouse. Just experience Bruges in all its fascinating aspects!

From Amsterdam: Bruges Guided Day Trip in English

From Amsterdam: Bruges Guided Day Trip in English

Discover the old-fashioned charm of Bruges on this guided tour from Amsterdam. Ride in a comfortable and air-conditioned coach and See sights like the Minnewater lake, Gruuthuse Palace, and the Grote Markt on a guided tour and have free time to explore the sights on your own.  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 Djiver 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 on your own.

💛 Tell Me About Bruges 🏰 1000 Years of Stories by Locals ⭐

💛 Tell Me About Bruges 🏰 1000 Years of Stories by Locals ⭐

A 1000 years of stories brought to you by a local storyteller. Travel back to the middle ages and imagine how life was when Bruges was the richest city in the world. On our walk through the medieval heart of Bruges, we will tell you about our Golden Ages. But also how we became the poorest city of Belgium afterwards and why we are once more flourishing as a city. We'll share our stories about love and conflict, architecture and wealth, why we like neither the French nor Dutch, but also about feminism and finance, and of course, tell you about chocolate and beer. Our guides have their personal stories and route, but you'll definitely see: - Market Square - Burg Square - Rosary Quay: the most photographed view of Bruges - St. Boniface Bridge (also known as the Bridge of Love) - St. John's Hospital - Church of Our Lady

From Amsterdam: Bruges Full-Day Tour

From Amsterdam: Bruges Full-Day Tour

Climb aboard an air-conditioned coach for a full-day tour of Bruges in the West Flanders region of Belgium, and discover the Belgian capital of chocolate and canals, with plenty of free time to amble. Depart Amsterdam in the morning and drive across the Dutch border. Upon arrival in Bruges, admire scenic streets and the canals that gave Bruges its nickname, "The Venice of the North." A guide will take you on a 3-hour driving tour of the city center, revealing highlights such as the Church of Our Lady on the banks of the Dijver Canal, the well-preserved, 13th century Sint Salvator’s Cathedral, and Burg Square with its impressive City Hall. Continue on foot for approximately 30 minutes, and enjoy an optional 1-hour boat ride along some of the canals, before your return transfer to Amsterdam.

Historical Walking Tour: The Story of Bruges - by Legends

Historical Walking Tour: The Story of Bruges - by Legends

Step back in time to medieval Bruges on our walking tour through the city's historical heart. Your local guide will regale you with tales of love, glory, and fortune, alongside stories of intrigue, war, and conflict. Meet your guide at Bruges' main square and explore the medieval heart of the city, including all the must-visit spots. Highlights include Market Square, the Church of Our Lady, St. John's Hospital, Gruuthuse Palace, Minnewater (Lake of Love), the Beguinage, Half Moon Brewery, Fish Market, Burg Square, and more. Pause at the Rosary Quay (Rozenhoedkaai), Bruges' most photographed spot, to capture your own memories. Discover a blend of history, funny anecdotes, legends, and facts as you explore both highlights and hidden gems. By the end of the tour, you'll be brimming with local knowledge and equipped with insider tips for your time in Bruges. As a bonus, receive a chocolate treat, a booklet with discounts (€3 off boat tours) and gifts at select local restaurants, museums, and shops.

Free tour Bruges! Exploring Bruges in a fascinating way!

Free tour Bruges! Exploring Bruges in a fascinating way!

Join our immersive free tour and discover the treasures of Bruges: • Admire the medieval grandeur of De Burg and the bustling Market. • Admire the architectural wonders and charming squares in the heart of the city. • Climb the iconic Belfry for panoramic views of the Bruges skyline. • Stroll along picturesque canals and enjoy the romantic atmosphere of the city. • Delve into the rich history of the Gruuthuse Museum and the awe-inspiring Church of Our Lady • Discover the old wards of St. John's Hospital and its fascinating exhibitions. • Taste the flavors of Belgian beer at the Half Moon and Bourgogne des Flandres breweries. • Wander through the nice streets of Walplein and discover the faded decadence of Stoofstraat. • Enjoy Belgian chocolate, crispy fries and our world-famous beers. • Immerse yourself in art at the Groeninge Museum and stroll along the serene banks of the Dijver and Rozehoedkaai. • Experience local life on Huidenvettersplein and the lively fish markets. Join us on a journey through Bruges' past and present, where every corner reveals a story waiting to be told.

Bruges: 2.5-Hour Private Walking Tour

Bruges: 2.5-Hour Private Walking Tour

Discover Bruges, a growing tourist destination in Belgium, for the beautiful medieval town center still intact. Customize this private tour to your interests and comfort, such as walking, coach or driving. With the plethora of museums in Bruges, the highlights of museums and popular restaurants will be recommended to help you establish your visit in Bruges. See the old facades reflect in the canals and give Bruges its charm. Find out why the entire town center is listed as UNESCO World Heritage. Admire beautiful buildings, stately churches, wandering canals and picturesque alleys. Enjoy a boat ride along the canal, and relax while seeing the sights. Purchase lunch and catch a boat ride during the break.  See the Lake of Love, the Beguinage, the Walplein with the de Halve Maan brewery, the St. John's Hospital with masterpieces by Hans Memling, the Church of Our Lady with Michelangelo's Madonna, the Gruuthuse Museum and the Dijver with the Groeninghe Museum, The Tanners' Sqaure, The Fish market, The Burgplein with the town hall, the Market Square with the Belfry, the Cloth Halle, the former post office and the guild houses along the way.

Bruges: 3-Hour Beer and Chocolate Tasting Private Tour

Bruges: 3-Hour Beer and Chocolate Tasting Private Tour

Explore the historic center of Bruges and visit the Choco-Story museum and De Halve Maan brewery. Along the way, learn about the most important buildings and squares, such as Market Square, The Burg, Fish Market, medieval Dijver and Minnewater. Learn the history of chocolate at the Choco-Story museum, starting with the cacao beans of the Mayans and Aztecs to the high-tech production process of today. Indulge your sweet tooth and sample the chocolates. Then, enjoy a 3-course lunch in the De Halve Maan brewery and visit the brewery where De Brugse Zot beer is brewed. Learn everything you need to know about the hops, malt and brewing process.

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What people are saying about Dijver

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We loved the tour! Our guide, Pascal, did a wonderful job. He's very dynamic, cheerful and has good sense of humour. He also commands the group's attention very well. In the end, everyone in the group got a card with a QR code with a list of recommendations, which was thoughtful. Definitely recommend and thank you!

The trip started in Brussels we went to Brugge and Ghent . The whole trip was great because of the professional guide called Pablo he is so well informed and intelligent that made this trip unforgettable.

This was a great tour filled with amazing stories and information about Brugge. It is worth the modest upfront fee and tip at the end. Thoroughly entertaining!

Carlos and Jose were amazing. A great time and a great experience. Highly recommend!

A fun informative couple of hours and very good value