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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 1316 reviews

Review summary

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

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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

It’s a great excursion, but too little free time, which in Bruges could be gained if a guided tour was a bit shorter. My suggestion to the guides would be to give all general explanations on the bus ( beer , chocolate, history) and then just shortly remind people on the spot about things they had already explained. Guides don’t speak after leaving Brussels till we reach Bruges and that time ( 1h approximately)could be used better .

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November 19, 2022

Our guide was the best, who made all the difference to this beautiful tour of 2 beautiful cities. The tour was engaging, informative and fun with many anecdotes. Mark has definitely left a mark on me. Bruges and Ghent are wonderful cities and a must visit. The tour helps you to catch a glimpse of these cities in a timely manner with all points of historic information covered

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November 15, 2022

Product ID: 66951