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From Brussels: Day Trip to Bruges by Train

1. From Brussels: Day Trip to Bruges by Train

Travel to the medieval city of Bruges by train and take a 2.5-hour walking tour with an English-speaking guide on arrival. Marvel at the Minnewater that provides water to the canals and see the historical women-only convent of the Beguinage. Visit the city's only working brewery at De Halve Maan and get the chance to look inside the Hans Memling museum at the 12th-century Hospital of St. John. See one of the tallest brickwork towers in the world at the Church of Our Lady, where Michelangelo’s statue of the Madonna with Child can be found in the transept. Get a feel for everyday life at the historic Vis Markt (Fish Market) and look at the beautiful guildhalls on Tanners’ Square. Visit the Groeningemuseum and find one of Belgium's most famous Gothic buildings on the Markt (Market Square). Get 3 hours of free time to explore on your own. Take an optional canal cruise to appreciate the city from a different perspective before the train journey back to Brussels.

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What people are saying about Groeningemuseum

Overall rating

3.9 / 5

based on 5 reviews

Very good tour to Bruges

Was a very good, interesting tour. There were only myself, my partner and two other couples in the English guide bit, which was very good as we could go in smaller areas to see things. The guide explained Bruges very well, could answer questions and pointed out the best chocolate shops! There was a bit of disorganisation when obtaining the train tickets and then the platform for the train changed (which was nobody’s fault) so we felt we wasted about an hour waiting. The guide was very helpful, explained how to get back to the train station afterwards and which train to catch. She even took us to see the foundations of a Cathedral underneath a hotel, which were very interesting! She also took us to a Catholic ceremony in the Basilica, which was beautiful inside, however we are not religious so felt it wasted some time. My only downside was we were not set free until 3pm, had nothing to eat since breakfast, and all that walking, could have done with snacks. Overall beautiful city!

Really great way to see Bruges in one day! We covered all of the hotspots and there was time to have a meal and get in some shopping. James was an excellent tour guide. Very knowledgable and friendly.

An excellent trip.

Great trip, really informative. We were able to see some of beautiful parts of Bruges and learn about the history.

Great, city is amazing and the guide was awesome, kept given details about everything!

The trip was nice, and our guide Louise was very friendly!