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From Paris: Bruges Full-Day Trip with Canal Cruise

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88 reviews

Activity provider: ParisCityVision

From Paris: Bruges Full-Day Trip with Canal Cruise

Activity provider: ParisCityVision
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From US$ 120.57 per person

Walk down cobbled streets in Bruges, past intact medieval buildings. Take a cruise down the canals with the guided options. Visit Ten Wijngaerde, the Basilica of the Holy Blood, the Belfry, and more.

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Duration 1 day
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Japanese, English, Spanish, Italian, German, Korean, Russian, French, Portuguese
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Chinese, English, French, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish


  • Cross the border of France and Belgium to the capital of West Flanders
  • See intact medieval buildings and canals that date back to the 12th century
  • Visit the Basilica of the Holy Blood, an almost intact Romanesque chapel
  • Cruise down the canals in summer and admire Renaissance and Gothic architecture
  • Try the national dish of moules frites and Belgian beer
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Escape Paris for the day and cross the border to the capital of the West Flanders region of Flemish Belgium. The full-day tour, with round-trip transfers from central Paris, will take you to the UNESCO World Heritage city of Bruges, sometimes referred to as the “Venice of the North.” Enjoy a guided walk of the historically rich center, admiring the gothic-style City Hall, the ornate Renaissance architecture of the Place du Bourg, and the 12th-century Basilique du Saint-Sang (Basilica of the Holy Blood), among other attractions. Free time will be allocated for lunch at a local restaurant, where you can enjoy Belgian specialties, such as traditional moules frites (mussels and French fries) and an extensive selection of Belgian beers. A visit to the Groeningemuseum, home to Flemish master painters, such as van Eyck and Hieronymous Bosch is a popular way to spend an afternoon in Bruges. Alternatively, shop for handmade lace and Belgian chocolates in the city’s boutique stores.

During the summer season, choose the guided option to enjoy a boat cruise along some of the most famous canals of Bruges, built as far back as the 12th century.

  • Transportation by luxury air-conditioned coach
  • Toll taxes
  • Licensed multilingual guide (if option is chosen)
  • Canal cruise in summer (if guided option is chosen)
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Please wear good walking shoes and warm clothing in winter
  • Please note that Bruges has an especially humid climate
  • Try the national dish of Moules Frites, served with various sauces, such as wine, cheese, onions, or garlic, accompanied by Belgian beer
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4.3 /5

based on 88 reviews

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We had a great time, the city is fascinating with a lot of little side streets and a lot history. We enjoyed tasting chocolate in some of the many chocolate stores, we also found a great restaurant on a side street so narrow that cars could not use it. The bus ride was long but worth it.

February 24, 2020

What was great was the hotel pick up and traveling by bus because it removed the stress of getting to the destination. When we were there I loved the little shops and most of all the waffles which were to die for. The experience was magical and my husband and I are grateful.

August 18, 2019

Great Trip

Translator very hard to understand (French) but she was friendly and the city was beautiful. Small passenger bus with only 20 people...quaint group. Had PLENTY of time to roam around (3hours). Boat ride was awesome. We drank chocolate beer! Didn’t have to check passports into Bruge, bus drove on through w/o stopping. We had to stop for gas on the way back, (poor planning and should have been done while we were shopping). Food was magnificent. People were super friendly. Would definitely do this trip again and spend a few nights just in Belgium. Gorgeous city and a memorable experience on our European vacation. Well worth the money. Definitely would do this again. Get your guide was spectacular in arranging everything. Taxi picked us up and dropped us off at our hotel which was very convenient because we do not speak French. All arrangements were perfect. We left at 6:30 am and did not get back to hotel until 11:00 pm. Long day but super FUN!! Traffic in Paris BAD!!!

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July 7, 2019

Product ID: 10756