Bruges
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  • Bruges: Boat Cruise and Guided Walking Tour

    1. Bruges: Boat Cruise and Guided Walking Tour

    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.

  • From Brussels: Bruges & Ghent Full-Day Trip

    2. From Brussels: Bruges & Ghent Full-Day Trip

    Discover the highlights of Bruges and Ghent, Belgium's most attractive cities, with round trip by train from Brussels. Tour two of the most fascinating medieval cities in Europe with an English/Spanish or French-speaking guide on a 10-hour guided day trip. Depart from the Grand Place at 09:30 only on Sunday. Upon arrival at the central station of Bruges, begin with a 2.5-hour walking tour and 2-hours of free time for eating, souvenirs and a boat trip. Scheduled return to Brussels will be at 18:00 and arrival at 19:00 with your guide. Program in Bruges: In the ancient city wall park, the ‘Lake of Love’ is one of the main water reservoirs nourishing the canal system of the Venice of the North. Visit the Beguinage, one of the best-preserved examples of medieval gated communities in which only women could live. Brewery ‘De Halve Maan’ is the only brewery still operating in...

    It was simply amazing . The guide was well knowledgeable, professional, courteous and fried . She was patient and listened attentively when questions were asked and always provided an answer. It was a truly enjoyable experience and I would highly recommend it.

  • Zeebrugge to Bruges Return Cruise Shuttle Service

    3. Zeebrugge to Bruges Return Cruise Shuttle Service

    See the sights at your own pace and save money with a shuttle transfer service from the cruise terminal at Zeebrugge to the historic heart of Bruges. Avail of a quick transfer service that runs from the port to the city every 30 minutes in the morning and back to the port every 30 minutes in the afternoon. Take the worry out of your transportation needs during a cruise stopover in the pretty city of Bruges. Simply take the free port shuttle service to the gate, and then walk down to the bus departure point for embarkation. Get dropped off just a few minutes walk from the historic city center of Bruges.

    We had arrived at Zeebrugge on P&O Arcadia and the cruise company only arranged a shuttle bus to the port gates or the the town near to Zeebrugge (not Bruges) The friendly staff for the bus company arranged thru Get Your Guide were expecting us and gave us a map and detailed instructions of how the shuttle buses ran and where we would be taken in Bruges for the drop off/pick up. The driver wa svery friendly and the buses ran regularly and were well maintained. It was a shame that more people from the ship did not use the service (it ran both ways with only 6 or 7 passengers) and we know that P&O charged much more for their service to and from Bruges.

  • From Amsterdam: Day Trip to Bruges in Spanish or English

    4. From Amsterdam: Day Trip to Bruges in Spanish or English

    From Amsterdam you will go to Bruges by bus. During the tour you will have an introduction to the history of Belgium and cities near the route like Utrecht and Breda, both connected with Spanish history. This journey takes approximately 3 hours and 15 minutes. The city of Bruges owes its name to the various bridges you will find in it. It was declared a World Heritage City in 2000 and is also known as the Venice of the North.  It also has a great Medieval period architectural heritage, which you can enjoy as you walk through the city. Once you reach the Belgian city of Bruges, have a guided tour of 1.5 hours and visit the most attractive and interesting places of this city. The guided walking tour in Bruges starts at the Minnewater or Lake of Love. During the tour, see important places of the city such as the Markt Square dominated by the Belfry, the Brug Square and Town Hall, the Churc...

    I would highly recommend to go with guide Stephanie and she is wonderful and explains you very well about the place.

  • Blankenberge: Offshore Wind Farm Tour by Boat

    5. Blankenberge: Offshore Wind Farm Tour by Boat

    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.

  • Zeebrugge: Guided Excursion to Bruges

    6. Zeebrugge: Guided Excursion to Bruges

    Book an excursion through Bruges and upon your arrival a local guide will be waiting for you to explore the historic center and let this fascinating city come to life through stories, descriptions, and medieval legends. The guided tour will take up to 2 hours, and afterwards you will have plenty of time to discover Bruges on your own. Throughout your tour you will visit sights such as: • The Lake of love and Beguinage • Walplein and Half Moon Brewery • The smallest street • Old St. John's Hospital • The Church of Our Lady and the Bridge of Love • Dijver & Rosary Quay • The Fish Market • Burgh Square • Market Square and Belfry Tower Your cruise shuttle to Bruges provides a return shuttle service from your cruise ship to Bruges and back at regular intervals (with a maximum waiting time of 30 minutes). This results in you having no delay in getting to Bruges and back from your cruise ship...

  • Brussels: Small Group Discovery Tour of Bruges

    7. Brussels: Small Group Discovery Tour of Bruges

    Visit the enchanting city of Bruges with its historic city center that was named a UNESCO world heritage site. From Brussels, relax onboard of a comfortable coach while learning about the history of the city from your expert guide. In Bruges, your guide will first take you to the Beguinage, once a community of lay religious women. Continue the tour through Bruges to see the Chapel and Old Saint John’s hospital. Enjoy a comprehensive tour of the Church of our Lady where you'll discover the tombs of the Dukes of Burgundy, the Madonna by Michelangelo, and paintings by Caravaggio. Then, wander through the city and discover the other highlights including the Museum of the Flemish Primitives, Belfry Tower on the Market Square, the Burg Square with the Town Hall, and the upper and lower Basilica of the Holy Blood. Next, it's time to learn about Belgium's famous beer during a brief beer tasti...

  • From Brussels: Ghent and Bruges Combination Small Group Tour

    8. From Brussels: Ghent and Bruges Combination Small Group Tour

    The tour begins with pickup from the meeting point in Brussels and heads out of the city towards Bruges where a day of adventure awaits. During the drive to Bruges, learn about the rise and fall of the city from your guide, and how it came to be a UNESCO World Heritage Listed location. Upon arrival, stop by Europe’s oldest Saint John’s Hospital then enjoy a guided visit of the Church of our Lady which feature the tombs of the Dukes of Burgundy, as well as the Madonna painting by Michelangelo. Next, walk to the Belfry Tower in the Market Square, then continue onto the Town Hall and the Basilica of the Holy Blood. Once you’ve worked up a bit of an appetite, enjoy a short beer tasting session followed by an optional lunch at a local restaurant with views of the Belfry. After lunch, enjoy a boat tour along the canals of Bruges and see the sights from a new perspective. Depart Bruges and lis...

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What people are saying about Bruges

We had arrived at Zeebrugge on P&O Arcadia and the cruise company only arranged a shuttle bus to the port gates or the the town near to Zeebrugge (not Bruges) The friendly staff for the bus company arranged thru Get Your Guide were expecting us and gave us a map and detailed instructions of how the shuttle buses ran and where we would be taken in Bruges for the drop off/pick up. The driver wa svery friendly and the buses ran regularly and were well maintained. It was a shame that more people from the ship did not use the service (it ran both ways with only 6 or 7 passengers) and we know that P&O charged much more for their service to and from Bruges.

Very nice guide with a lot of explanation. You also get a lot of explanation on the boat, we really saw a lot. The guide was very friendly

This was a fabulous event. We learned so much history about the city and was amazed by the Medieval beauty. Our guide was perfect.

I would highly recommend to go with guide Stephanie and she is wonderful and explains you very well about the place.

Great service and guidance . Our guide was excellent