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From Brussels: Bruges and Ghent in a Day Guided Tour

Activity provider: BUENDIA TOURS

From Brussels: Bruges and Ghent in a Day Guided Tour

Activity provider: BUENDIA TOURS
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Visit 2 of Belgium's most beautiful cities in a day on a guided tour of Bruges and Ghent. Benefit from round trip transfers from Brussels and the services of a professional guide. See an abundance of medieval monuments and picturesque neighborhoods.

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Duration 10 - 10.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore 2 of Belgium's most beautiful cities in a day
  • Benefit from round-trip transfers from Brussels
  • Take a guided tour of the UNESCO World Heritage historic center of Bruges
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
  • Spanish or English-speaking guide
  • Bus transfers from Brussels
  • Lunch
  • Entrance tickets
  • Headphones

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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

  • Bookings can be cancelled up to 48 hours before the day of the tour (Brussels time) without penalty. Cancellations of less than 48 hours are subject to a fee of 50% of the total tour cost. In the event of a no-show you will be charged the full cost of the tour
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 1340 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.6/5
  • Transportation
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Safety
    4.7/5

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Our guides were friendly, organized, and knowledgeable. The tour is focused on giving you an overview of each spot. So, if you have specific items on your agenda, be sure to let your guide know. That’s how we were able to see Michelangelo’s Madonna and The Mystic Lamb. We’ll worth the price.

December 3, 2022

The tour itself is nice and both cities are beautiful and worth visiting. Our guide, although knowledgeable was a little disappointing. He spent more time telling us the do’s and don’ts of the trip then talking about the history of these places. It felt a little like a school field trip with a teacher who doesn’t really like his job. He actually talked about his other ‘real’ job while on the tour.

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November 29, 2022

We had a wonderful time in both cities even though it was cold and rainy :p big thanks to Bruno for showing us around! He is very detailed and shared a lot of interesting history and stories with us, we definitely learnt a lot from this tour! The coach ride was also very comfortable and there was enough free time to do our own exploring in addition to the walking tour. Overall, I would definitely recommend this tour!

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November 19, 2022

Product ID: 66951