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Bruges: Private Historical Highlights Walking Tour

1. Bruges: Private Historical Highlights Walking Tour

Travel back in time to the golden days of medieval Bruges on this private walking tour through the historical heart of the city. Your guide will share stories of love, glory, and fortune, as well as tales of intrigue, war, and conflict. After meeting your guide on the main square of Bruges, walk through the medieval heart of the city that includes all the must-visit spots. The highlights include the Market Square, the Church of Our Lady, St. John's Hospital, the Gruuthuse Palace, the Minnewater (Lake of Love), the Beguinage, Half Moon Brewery, Fish Market, Burg Square, and many more. Make a stop at the Rosary Quay (Rozenhoedkaai), the most photographed spot in town, where you can take your own snapshots of this memorable spot. As you explore highlights and hidden gems, you’ll get the perfect mix of history, funny stories, legends, and facts — everything you need to make your experience of Bruges authentic and exciting. By the end of the tour, you'll know more than a local and you'll have a better idea of where to go and what to do during your time in Bruges. As an added perk, you'll receive a booklet with discounts and gifts at local restaurants, museums, and shops.

Bruges Private 2-Hour Walking Tour

2. Bruges Private 2-Hour Walking Tour

You’ll be welcomed by your guide at an agreed central Bruges location to begin your private tour that’s priced for up to 20 persons. During the 2-hour guided tour of Bruges’s UNESCO-listed historic center, you'll take in the most important attractions of the city. The following is a sample itinerary, departing from ‘t Zand Square, at the Concert Hall: Head along the main shopping street in the direction of the Market Square. Along the way you'll pay a visit to the St. Savior Cathedral. Visit the Market Place with the imposing 83-meter-tall belfry and continue to Jan Van Eyck Square, once the center of Hanseatic Bruges. From the 13th to the 15th century this area was the economic and financial hub of Flanders. See the impressive houses that are a reminder of the leading role Bruges played as a commercial center in those days. You will pass the city theater, the Saaihalle (1399), Huis ter Beurze (the first stock exchange), and the Toll House. A little further along you'll arrive at the Burg, one of the most charming squares in town. See the stunning Gothic City Hall, the Basilica of the Holy Blood and the Liberty of Bruges, once the city’s courthouse, and today the Municipal Archives. Walk through the Fish Market, Tanners Square and the very picturesque Dijver. Pass St. Mary’s Church and a little farther on, you’ll make a brief stop at St. John’s Hospital (one of the oldest preserved hospital buildings in Europe). The walk ends at the Minnewater and the Princely Béguinage.

Bruges: 2.5-Hour Private Walking Tour

3. Bruges: 2.5-Hour Private Walking Tour

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 Madonna, the Gruuthuse Museum and the Dijver with the Groeninghe Museum, The Tanners' Sqaure, The Fish market, The Burgplein with the town hall, the Market Square with the Belfry, the Cloth Halle, the former post office and the guild houses along the way.

Bruges: Private Walking and Horse-Drawn Carriage Tour

4. Bruges: Private Walking and Horse-Drawn Carriage Tour

Immerse yourself in Bruges's cobblestone streets, ancient bridges and cozy squares on foot. Clamber into a carriage to enjoy more beautiful sights in luxuriating comfort. See all the charming spots of Bruges during this 2-hour combination tour. Your expert, local guide will reveal to you the local legends and stories behind the facades. Take in the town hall, the fish market and the city palace of Gruuthuse as you walk these famous streets. Then its time to jump in your carriage for a relaxing, horse-drawn tour. Enjoy a stop at the Beguinage UNESCO world heritage site while your horse takes a break. Take in historic houses, narrow canals and unforgettable architecture of this most beautiful of cities. Have peace of mind knowing that your horse is very well cared for. Take comfort in knowing your horse gets plenty of breaks, water and food, and two days rest after a day of touring.

Brussels: Private Trip to Bruges & Food Tour with 6 Tastings

5. Brussels: Private Trip to Bruges & Food Tour with 6 Tastings

Enjoy authentic and delicious tastings in this personalized food tour in Bruges with a local guide. Head to the Markt, the city’s medieval heart lined with quaint pavement cafes under the watchful eye of the Belfort, Belgium's most famous belfry. Start your food journey by whetting your appetite at a no-frills pub or bar for a drink and a couple of appetizers like cheese, olives, salami, and meatballs. Continue to a longstanding local cafe or bistro for some traditional Flemish cuisine – take your pick of hearty, beer-based Flemish stew or pie, bouillabaisse, and vol-au-vents. Take a break before your next round, walking through the city center’s cobbled medieval streets, and squeezing in some sightseeing with on-the-go Belgian Frites (twice-cooked, thick-cut fries). End on a sweet note with sweet, syrupy, fluffy Belgian waffles and a chocolate tasting at a local chocolatier. All these delectable tastings are included in the price of the tour, so all that’s left for you to do is enjoy the best food Bruges has to offer!

From Paris: Private Bruges Tour

6. 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 Amsterdam: Private Sightseeing Tour to Bruges

7. From Amsterdam: Private Sightseeing Tour to Bruges

The day begins with private pickup from your accommodation in Amsterdam. Head out of the city and into the rolling countryside as you make your way to Bruges, a historical and picturesque city in the north-west of Belgium. After approximately 2.5 hours of driving, arrive in Bruges. Spend around 5 hours exploring the city at your own pace, according to your own interests. Wander along the charming cobblestone streets, soak up views of the idyllic canals and romantic bridges, and visit the impressive Begijnhof. There’s also time to shop for souvenirs, and snack on some famous Belgian chocolate and waffles. At the end of a magical day, hop back in the car for the return journey to Amsterdam.

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What people are saying about Beguinage

The tour of three was very informed. Hein, our guide, told us a lot of the most interesting things about the history of Bruges, showed us historical places and knew some episodes to tell. The tour was very expensive, but absolutely recommendable! Thanks to our city guide Hein. Many thanks!

Gérard a brilliant guide, history with a capital H and anecdotes. A good tip to do the visit as soon as you arrive so that you can take full advantage of your walks and wanderings. There were 4 of us, including my parents, 87 and 85, Gérard showed a lot of patience.

I have booked this tour as a part of bachelorette party for my friend. We have loved and enjoyed every second of it. Lavigna is the best guide ever! I can only recommened!

Martin was a very good guide who knew the history of the city and was able to impress our kids with the stories as well. Highly recommended!

With our guide (Hein) we had a very pleasant and great tour of the city as a group of 10 people.