Day trip

From Brussels: Bruges and Ghent in a Day Guided Tour

Activity provider: BUENDIA TOURS
Day trip

From Brussels: Bruges and Ghent in a Day Guided Tour

Activity provider: BUENDIA TOURS
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From US$ 50.75 per person

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Take a day trip from Brussels to Bruges and Ghent. Accompanied by a guide, explore St. Bavo's Cathedral, medieval monuments, the Lake of Love, and more on a walking tour of both cities.

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Duration 10 - 10.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish, French

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore 2 beautiful cities in a day with this guided trip
  • Explore the majestic beauty of Saint Bavo Cathedral in Ghent
  • Visit the Belfry of Bruges and the Church of Saint Nicholas
  • Discover the Lake of Love and the Begijnhof founded in 1245
  • See Michelangelo's Madonna sculpture at the Church of Our Lady
Full description

Meet your guide 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 “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
  • Transportation to all destinations
  • Spanish and English-speaking guide
  • Walking tour in Ghent
  • Walking tour in Bruges
  • Fleet of eco-friendly and comfortable buses
  • Radio system
  • Lunch
  • Entrance tickets
  • Headphones to hear the guide clearly (available for purchase)

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Meeting point

Meet at Carrefour de l'Europe, under the columns of the main entrance of the station Brussel-Centraal, in front of the Hilton Grand Place Hotel.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Smoking in the vehicle

Know before you go

  • Due to the pollution caused by disposable headphones, visitors to Bruges are asked to use their own as per local regulations. For customers who do not have their own headphones, you may purchase them from the activity provider for just 1 EUR
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 1481 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Transportation
    4.7/5
  • Service
    4.6/5
  • Organization
    4.6/5

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a great day out, we loved Bruges and Ghent - could have spent a lot more time in both places but this trip was perfect because our trip to Belgium was short and we learned so much about both cities on this day trip with our guide Bruno. would definitely recommend

March 28, 2023

Nice to roam around both the cities. Bruno is very nice guide and described everything in detail. It wasn't rushing at all. We got ourselves nice time to Roam around and explore as well. Both cities are very different from each other. It's been good experience altogether.

March 28, 2023

I wanted to know bruges and due I had some more hours, I decided to also visit ghent for knowing another city. I loved ghent. My favourite city of Belgium now. An important tip is to take waterproof cloths and traines because it rains all the day. Guide Pablo it's a genius.

March 28, 2023

Product ID: 66951