From Brussels: Ghent and Bruges Day-Tour
- Small group
- Pickup available
- Duration: 10.5 hours
per group up to 3
per group up to 25
Discover two of Flanders’ most enchanting cities and follow your guide back in time! Ghent’s medieval architecture and vibrant atmosphere will impress you as you visit Saint-Bavo’s Cathedral, home to famous Mystic Lamb painting (option), and pass by the Castle of the Counts of Flanders the picturesque medieval harbor Graslei and much more. In Bruges, you will enjoy the peaceful Lake of Love and the old beguinage. Furthermore with your guide you discover the city on foot and you also have the option to enjoy a pleasant boat trip along the narrow canals. Do not forget your comfortable shoes to brave the cobbled streets! Choose between a private and a shared option.
The trip was great from start to finish. Coach was clean and comfortable. Perfect amount of time in both cities and the tour enabled us to see a lot of different interesting things. Our tour guide Andrea was great - really informative and had lots of interesting facts. The use of microphone and earphones meant we could hear everything. Overall it was a fantastic trip and would 100% recommend.
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 Site. 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 ...
It was an interesting experience. there were no places in the English-speaking group, and I went with the Spanish-speaking. As a result, the guides connected me with a parallel English-speaking group. Everything is clear, easy, convenient and efficient. Thanks for the day in Bruges
Enjoy a private guided tour of Bruges with a professional guide. Sit back and relax on a specially designed rickshaw bike for a unique and easy way of traveling around the city. Start the tour at Market Square and head out past the city’s landmarks and monuments and into some of the lesser-known parts of town. See the highlights of the town as you hear about local legends and learn some fun facts. Enjoy a relaxing tour of the best parts of Bruges and the interesting commentary of your knowledgeable guide.
Very informative - wish it had been longer! A blanket was provided since we went in December, which was nice. Only issue is that the meeting place was a little off from location provided when booked, according to my gps, so I had to call to find the driver.
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 ...
It was a very nice trip .Mark was funny.they give you lot of time to enjoy the view ..take pictures..you can also go on your own and come back to the given place and time if you dont want to go with the guide.
Your local host has the magic key to unravel the highlights and hidden gems of this medieval city while avoiding the tourist crowds. If you feel like changing the route, your host will be happy to personalize the tour to your wishes and make their Bruges your Bruges. Head to a local neighborhood where you can cross the canals. Stumble upon a hidden Gothic church, step inside and be amazed by its beautiful interior. Make your way to the Church of Our Lady that stands tall in the sky. Don’t forget to marvel at one of Europe's oldest hospital buildings right next to it. Later on, it’s chocolate o’clock and time to visit an authentic Belgian Chocolatier. Do as the locals do and indulge a Belgian sweet treat. Peek into the oldest working brewery in town. This local hotspot has a fascinating story about a remarkable underground pipeline exclusively for beer. Top off your tour with a visit...
Really did see hidden parts that we would not have on our own. From social housing to single women housing -with details to highlight the walk - but never boring. Thanks Filip for a lovely excursion.
After your departure from London, travel to Kent to make the crossing to Calais. On arrival in France, start your journey to Bruges in Belgium. Arrive in Bruges at 12:30 PM, where you have free time to enjoy a late lunch and explore this beautiful city. Depart at around 5:00 PM from Bruges for your return journey to Calais. Departure times from Bruges may vary depending on traffic conditions. Your tour manager will confirm the return time on arrival in Bruges. At 9:20 PM you will travel back to the UK via the Eurotunnel or ferry. You will arrive at the port in England at approximately 9:00 PM, before continuing the journey back to central London where you will arrive around 11:45 PM.
Really great trip with very friendly service. If you fancy a city break For a day, I definitely recommend booking with this company.
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 ...
Daniell was an excellent guide. However he needed to leave 40 minutes early for snother appointment so we didn’t have a 3 hour tour.
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This was one of the best activities I did with my wife during our three day visit to Bruges. Pieter showed us a lesser known part of Bruges with great enthusiasm. He showed us many details in the city that we would not have noticed otherwise. Very nice to go through the city in a fast and easily manoeuvrable rickshaw. My wife especially enjoyed it. She had many questions that Pieter was able to answer well.
Be on time and you will see the most important things in Bruges in an hour. The guide was also neat and very polite And told everything about the special things of Bruges There was also plenty of room to ask questions yourself. In short, a successful ride
Booked a one hour tour. Very friendly guide who told us a lot about the city. It was not a standard story and he knew how to answer our questions. Highly recommended!
An ideal way to discover the city and then find the places on foot. That's what we did.
Had a great tour I will do it again really recommended