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  • Bruges Full-Day Guided Tour from Brussels

    1. Bruges Full-Day Guided Tour from Brussels

    Discover the “Venice of the North” on a full-day guided tour of Bruges from Brussels. Depart the Belgian capital and transfer to the charming town of Bruges, located 100 kilometers northwest (and just 15 kilometers from the North Sea). Upon arrival, see why the entire historic center of Bruges is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Go to the Lake of Love (Minnewaterpark) to see a tranquil oasis in the heart of the city. Marvel at the 13th-century Begijnhof, which is covered in a carpet of daffodils in the spring. Continue to the quiet, paved square of Walplein, and stroll down the narrow Stoofstraat. See sights such as the 800-year-old St. John’s Hospital, and the imposing façade of the Church of Our Lady (Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekerk). Learn the history of the opulent palace of Gruuthuse, and walk alongside the banks of the Dijver Canal. Other highlights include the charming canal-side houses of ...

    It was an interesting experience. there were no places in the English-speaking group, and I went with the Spanish-speaking. As a result, the guides connected me with a parallel English-speaking group. Everything is clear, easy, convenient and efficient. Thanks for the day in Bruges

  • From Brussels: Bruges and Ghent in a Day Guided Tour

    2. From Brussels: Bruges and Ghent in a Day Guided Tour

    Meet your guide at 8:30 AM 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 ...

    It was a very nice trip .Mark was funny.they give you lot of time to enjoy the view ..take pictures..you can also go on your own and come back to the given place and time if you dont want to go with the guide.

  • From Brussels: Bruges & Ghent Full-Day Trip

    3. From Brussels: Bruges & Ghent Full-Day Trip

    Discover the highlights of Bruges and Ghent, Belgium's most attractive cities, with round trip by train from Brussels. Tour two of the most fascinating medieval cities in Europe with an English/Spanish or French-speaking guide on a 10-hour guided day trip. Depart from the Grand Place at 09:30 only on Sunday. Upon arrival at the central station of Bruges, begin with a 2.5-hour walking tour and 2-hours of free time for eating, souvenirs and a boat trip. Scheduled return to Brussels will be at 18:00 and arrival at 19:00 with your guide. Program in Bruges: In the ancient city wall park, the ‘Lake of Love’ is one of the main water reservoirs nourishing the canal system of the Venice of the North. Visit the Beguinage, one of the best-preserved examples of medieval gated communities in which only women could live. Brewery ‘De Halve Maan’ is the only brewery still operating in...

    It was simply amazing . The guide was well knowledgeable, professional, courteous and fried . She was patient and listened attentively when questions were asked and always provided an answer. It was a truly enjoyable experience and I would highly recommend it.

  • Bruges Private 2-Hour Walking Tour

    4. 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...

    This tour had been organized for a business group and it was very much appreciated by all participants. Thanks!

  • From Amsterdam. 12-Hour Guided Day Trip to Bruges

    5. From Amsterdam. 12-Hour Guided Day Trip to Bruges

    Depart Amsterdam and journey to Bruges to see the UNESCO World Heritage monuments with an English-speaking guide. Get an introduction to the history of Belgium as you visit attractions such as the "Lake of Love" (Minnewater) and 13th-century Begijnhof. Learn more about the beers of Belgium and admire the brick tower of the Church of Our Lady. Explore the charming area around the Dyver canal, and then stroll the cobbled square of Walplein. Wander the narrow lanes of the Stoofstraat and discover the Gruuthuse Palace, Burg Square and Basilica of the Holy Blood. End in the Grote Markt and get 3 hours of free time for lunch or to visit the chocolate and lace shops independently.

    The whole tour ran smoothly with every easy instructions from where to meet, Bruges was gorgeous and we were lucky enough to have a wonderful English tour guide who was very knowledgeable about the history and was happy to answer all of our questions and even take our photos.

  • Bruges: 2-Hour Guided Tour

    6. Bruges: 2-Hour Guided Tour

    Your guide will meet you at the meeting point, just a few minutes from the central train station at 10:30 AM and begin this 2-hour tour. Experience the many charms of the Venice of the North and see why the historic center of Bruges was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. During the city tour you'll see the Lake of Love, the Begijnhof (founded in 1245), Walplein Square, the Stoofstraat, Old St. John’s Hospital, the Church of Our Lady, Gruuthuse Palace, the Dijver Canal, Rozenhoedkaai, Tanners Square (Huidenvettersplein), the Burg Square with its Gothic Town Hall, the Basilica of the Holy Blood and the Market Square (Grote Markt) with the Belfort. At the end of the visit, inside the Beer Museum of Bruges, your guide will answer all your questions and recommend places for lunch outside the tourist area. The guide will also give you advice about Belgium’s famous beer and about additiona...

    Vita is an outstanding tour guide. It was educational and lots of fun. We had a great time with her and can only recommend the tour.

  • Bruges: Walking and Horse-Drawn Carriage Tour

    7. Bruges: 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.

  • Bruges: History, Chocolate and Beer Walking Tour

    8. Bruges: History, Chocolate and Beer Walking Tour

    Discover the best Bruges has to offer on a historical guided walking tour, with stops at a chocolate shop and brewery included.  After meeting your guide, explore the medieval heart of the city. Visit some of the city’s most iconic places such as the Market Square, Beguinage, St. John's Hospital, the smallest street in the city, and more. Listen to stories and legends about the city as you stroll.  During the tour, stop off at Bruges' oldest chocolate shop for a praline demonstration and sampling afterwards. See how it is transformed from a bean into praline, with all the steps in between.  After strolling some more through the city, next stop off at a well-known brewery, Bourgogne des Flandres. The tour will finish with a beer on the brewery's terrace, accompanied by a beautiful view of the canals.

  • Brussels: 3-Day Belgium Discovery Tour by Bus

    9. Brussels: 3-Day Belgium Discovery Tour by Bus

    Get to know Belgium on a 3-day bus tour and visit the 5 most important cities. Begin the tour in the capital city and take a short walk to the majestic Grand Place, the cradle of medieval Brussels. Then, hop onboard of the coach where a multilingual guide takes you to all the must-see highlights in the city center. To complete your Brussels tour, visit the outskirts of Brussels to see the Atomium, the Royal Residence Palace, and the EU district. Next stop on the tour: Antwerp, the old city with an impressive 13th-century castle that guarded the city and its medieval river port. Visit numerous sights of the world's largest harbor city including the Cathedral of Our Lady. Marvel at the countless paintings by world-class artists of the 17th century including the masterpieces of Flemish artist Peter Paul Rubens. Continue the tour through Antwerp to see the ...

  • Brussels: Small Group Discovery Tour of Bruges

    10. Brussels: Small Group Discovery Tour of Bruges

    Visit the enchanting city of Bruges with its historic city center that was named a UNESCO world heritage site. From Brussels, relax onboard of a comfortable coach while learning about the history of the city from your expert guide. In Bruges, your guide will first take you to the Beguinage, once a community of lay religious women. Continue the tour through Bruges to see the Chapel and Old Saint John’s hospital. Enjoy a comprehensive tour of the Church of our Lady where you'll discover the tombs of the Dukes of Burgundy, the Madonna by Michelangelo, and paintings by Caravaggio. Then, wander through the city and discover the other highlights including the Museum of the Flemish Primitives, Belfry Tower on the Market Square, the Burg Square with the Town Hall, and the upper and lower Basilica of the Holy Blood. Next, it's time to learn about Belgium's famous beer during a brief beer tasti...

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What people are saying about Beguinage

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 247 reviews

In addition to the well-known highlights, our guide Anna also took us to lesser-known places in Bruges. She took the time even though we were a little late. She also showed us nice and affordable restaurants for lunch. We enjoyed our walking and carriage ride.

It was a trip that was worth it, the value for money, the very diligent guide and the service in general 100 points, in addition to the fact that the places are beautiful. Thanks

The tour was very interesting and informative! Ann was super nice and was able to answer all of our questions! Thanks again

This tour had been organized for a business group and it was very much appreciated by all participants. Thanks!

Great service and guidance . Our guide was excellent