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From Brussels: Ghent and Bruges Day Tour

1. From Brussels: Ghent and Bruges Day Tour

Discover 2 of Flanders’ most enchanting cities and follow your guide back in time on a day tour. Choose between a private and a shared option. Walk through both cities and see some of their most famous landmarks, including Saint-Bavo’s Cathedral of Ghent, Bruges' Old Town, and the Lake of Love. Ghent’s medieval architecture and vibrant atmosphere will impress you as you visit Saint-Bavo’s Cathedral, home to the 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. With your guide, discover the city and its cobbled streets on foot and you also have the option to enjoy a pleasant boat trip along the narrow canals.

From Amsterdam: Day Trip to Bruges in Spanish or English

2. 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 was declared a World Heritage City in 2000 and is also known as the Venice of the North. Enjoy a guided tour and visit the most attractive and interesting places of this city. Begin 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 Church of Our Lady where you can appreciate one of Michelangelo's masterpieces "The Madonna of Bruges," among others. At the end of the guided tour, the guide will indicate a collection point and time to return to the bus, after free time in the city. Have free time to eat, take a walk, or go shopping. Later, you will return to the starting point of this excursion, the Dutch capital of Amsterdam.

From Paris: Private Bruges Tour

3. From Paris: Private Bruges Tour

Enjoy a 12-hour  private tour of Bruges from Paris. Take advantage of a private vehicle with a chauffeur at your disposition, and a local expert guide in Bruges for 3 hours. The city of Bruges is located in the Northwest of Belgium, known as the ''Venice of the North''. Your guide will show you the main attractions of the city, starting with the historical center declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. After you see the old town, you will visit other places like the Belfry – known for being one of the most famous landmarks in Belgium – the Basilica of the Holy Blood, and the Groeninge Museum that holds paintings of the most famous Flemish artists.  You will also get to see the Church of Our Lady, known for being the tallest in Belgium. Visit a relic from Medieval times at the Béguinage.To finish with the tour, you will have some time to admire the streets of the city and to try its typical gastronomy before your chauffeur takes you back to Paris.

From Bruges: Day Trip to Ghent

4. From Bruges: Day Trip to Ghent

Take a guided bus and walking tour from Bruges to the medieval city of Ghent. See the city's iconic sights, including St. Nicholas Church, the Municipal Bell Tower, and the Castle of the Counts of Flanders. Depart from Bruges on a bus and find yourself walking the streets of Ghent after a short ride. Take a trip back to medieval times as you stroll between canals and monuments. Cross St. Michael's Bridge to get to the stunning facades along the Graslei Pier. Visit St. Nicholas Church, the 14th-century Municipal Bell Tower, and St. Bavon's Cathedral. Admire the priceless artwork inside the cathedral. Continue from the cathedral and past the Town Hall, distinguished by its mix of several architectural styles. Arrive at the Castle of the Counts of Flanders, where you'll learn about its history and importance during the medieval period. Next, discover Vrijdagmarkt Square and take in the magic of Ghent as you walk through its canals. Enjoy some free time to explore on your own after your guided tour. Afterward, get transferred back to Bruges.

Ostend: Private 2-Hour Art and Architecture Walking Tour

5. Ostend: Private 2-Hour Art and Architecture Walking Tour

Learn about the history, art, and architecture of Ostend on a 2-hour private walking tour. Visit the main attractions and get an in-depth look at this “city by the sea” with a local expert guide. You can choose to be picked up at your centrally located Ostend hotel or meet your guide in front of the main entrance of the Casino Kursaal Ostend. This casino and concert venue is a highlight of 1950s architecture. Inside explore artwork by famous Belgian artists, including murals by Paul Delvaux, ceramics by Pierre Caille, and frescoes by Marc Mendelson. Walk toward the Wapenplein plaza in the city center and continue on to the James Ensor museum, located in the house where the famous Belgian painter lived in the first half of the 20th century. Walk along the dike and pass various modern artworks that were part of the official selection for the Triennial of Contemporary Art by the Sea, as well as more classical sculptures, such as the Seamen’s Memorial. You’ll also make a stop at the Vistrap, an open-air fish market. Visit the neo-Gothic Church of St. Peter and St. Paul, the main church of Ostend. Continue on to the marina to see the sailing ship the Mercator, which was built as a training ship for the Belgian merchant fleet and is now a floating museum. The final stop on the tour is the former post office, recognized as a great architectural achievement of the post-World War II period in Belgium and now serves as a cultural center.

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What people are saying about Bruges

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 223 reviews

This tour was AMAZING! Andrea was our tour guide and Giuseppe was our driver. The tour started whilst we were on the coach, en route to Ghent (our first stop). Andrea pointed out very interesting facts along the way. For example, explaining that Flanders is a very flat region of the country. Our time in Ghent was perfect. Andrea is very knowledgeable and made the walking tour engaging. For me, the amount of free time we had was ideal. Again, en route to Bruges Andrea provided more sightseeing nuggets. Our walking tour in Bruges was excellent. Lunch was lovely, and our free time was great. On the return trip to Brussels, Andrea continued to provide facts along the way. All in all, this was a day very well spent. This tour gets a ten out of ten from me! Thank you, Andrea and Jiuseppe, for helping to make my stay on Brussels an excellent one!

Great day trip! Our guide was knowledgeable and friendly, and the towns were stunning. If your staying in brussels I highly recommend

Great day trip, Ghent and Brugge are beautiful and if you have just one day to visit them, this is a great option.

Great one!! The hospitality of the team was good. Good way to explore Ghent, Bruges when short on time.

Great tour and great value to see what Belgium has to offer