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  1. Belgium
  2. West Flanders
  3. Bruges
  4. Basilica of the Holy Blood

From Brussels: Ghent and Bruges Combination Small Group Tour

Product ID: 341071
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Make the most of your time in Belgium and see the very best of Ghent and Bruges in just one day. Enjoy the intimacy of a small group experience as you explore the two cities, visit the most iconic landmarks, learn about their history, and more.
About this activity
Duration: 2 days
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Discover two of Belgium's cities in just one day, Bruges and Ghent
  • Soak up the sights of both cities on a cruise through the canals and rivers
  • Visit and learn about the cities' most iconic landmarks and historical buildings
  • Enjoy a beer tasting session in Bruges and try cured Ganda Ham in Ghent
Full description
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 listen to your guide bring the history of Ghent to life as you travel to the city.

Stretch your legs with a guided tour of the Ghent’s highlights including the churches of Saint Jacob, Saint Michael, and Saint Nicholas, as well as the Town Hall, the Cloth Hall, and the Old Harbor. Later, visit the impressive Cathedral as well as the Castle of the Count of Flanders, built in the late 12th century. Your time in Ghent also includes a trip to the medieval Great Butcher’s Hall where you can taste local Ganda Ham that has been cured amongst the great wooden rafters. After another idyllic boat tour, which cruises along the rivers of Ghent, sit back and relax on the return journey to Brussels.
Includes
  • Round trip by coach from Brussels
  • Professional and multilingual guide
  • Entrance to Church of Our Lady in Bruges
  • Beer tasting in Bruges
  • Boat trip in Bruges
  • Entrance to Castle of the Count of Flanders in Ghent
  • Meat tasting in Ghent
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Lunch
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Please arrive 15-minutes before the activity starts. The meeting point is located next to Hotel Aris.

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Important information
Know before you go
• This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility
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BRUSSELS CITY TOURS

Product ID: 341071