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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 Brussels: Bruges Full-Day Guided Tour

From Brussels: Bruges Full-Day Guided Tour

Depart the Belgian capital in the morning and transfer to the charming town of Bruges. Upon arrival, see why the entire historic center of Bruges is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Go to the Lake of Love to see a calm oasis in the heart of the city. Marvel at the 13th-century Begijnhof,  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. 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 the Rozenhoedkaai, the tiny square of the Huidenvettersplein, and the site of the 1st count’s castle on Castle Square.  Then, enjoy 3 free hours for lunch and explore the city as you please. Taste some of the exclusive chocolates of Bruges and pop into some of the legendary lace shops. Transfer back to Brussels, with an approximate 6:00 PM arrival time.

💛 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 Brussels: Bruges Day Trip in Spanish

From Brussels: Bruges Day Trip in Spanish

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 Sitewith a guided walking tour of 2 hours. 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 the Rozenhoedkaai, the tiny square of the Huidenvettersplein (Tanners Square), and the site of the 1st count’s castle on Castle Square. Striking buildings on the square and nearby include the Basilica of the Holy Blood, City Hall, the neighboring Market Square (Grote Markt), and the Belfry (Belfort) tower. Then, enjoy free time for lunch and to explore the city as you please. Taste some of the exclusive chocolates of Bruges and pop into some of the legendary lace shops. Now it's time to go back to Brussels. Hope you enjoyed the day with us!

Bruges: Guided Walking Tour

Bruges: Guided Walking Tour

Your guide will meet you at the meeting point. Experience the city's many charms 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 Dijver 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.

Bruges: City Highlights Bike Tour

Bruges: City Highlights Bike Tour

Discover Bruges' medieval past on a guided bike tour of the city. Cycle to its most iconic landmarks and locations, seeing highlights such as the Burg and Market Square, the Beguinage, and windmills. Follow your local guide along paved cycle paths, down charming alleyways, and across large squares. Head off on your cycling adventure and cycle over this ancient harbor city's historic cobblestones as you admire its grandness and history from the saddle. Make your way to some of its most famous sights, including the Burg and Market Square, the Church of Our Lady, the Beguinage, and the windmills. Feel like a true local as you follow your guide to their favorite spots, away from the crowds and hustle and bustle of the city. Cycle through charming streets and alleys, learning about the history and daily life of this gem of a city. Stop to snap photos whenever you want in this idyllic city.

From Brussels: Day Trip to Bruges by Train

From Brussels: Day Trip to Bruges by Train

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 city from a different perspective before the train journey back to Brussels.

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.

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The tour was fantastic Our guide was extremely knowledgeable of the history and local area. We learned so very much. The boat tour was 30 minutes and was just perfect. Gave us a really good insight of the area and the canals.

Victoria (our guide) was excellent. One of the best we’ve had! The tour was just long enough. Gave us a good feel of the city and interesting historical info on this beautiful place. Thank you!

Super good. The girl who guided us was very nice and knowledgeable about everything. He had a lot of charisma and was very kind. The tour left on time. I highly recommend it

The guide was very kind and spoke in a very gentle tone so it was very easy to understand him. The bot guide was also very kind.

Beautiful towns , great history and the tour guy was very knowledgeable about the history , the driver was great.