Ghent And Bruges Day Trip From Brussels

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Tour Information

Key Details

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  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
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  • Duration: 10 Hrs 30 Mins
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    9:00 AM Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time
  • Departure Details :
    Grasmarkt Straat 82, 1000 Brussel, Belgium
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Discover two of Flanders most enchanting cities and follow our guide back in time! Ghents medieval architecture and youthful vibrant atmosphere will impress you. We visit Saint-Bavos Cathedral, home to the world-famous Mystic Lamb painting (optional), and walk along the Castle of the Counts of Flanders, the picturesque medieval harbor and many more highlights. In Bruges, you enjoy the view of the peaceful Lake of Love and the old beguinage. Your guide will explain the stories and secrets behind the citys history from the Viking period until the end of the Middle Ages. You also have the option to enjoy a pleasant boat trip along the narrow canals. Do not forget your comfortable shoes to brave the cobbled streets!

Highlights

  • Day trip (destination A to B)
  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Led by a local guide

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Itinerary
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Pass By: Belfry and Cloth Hall (Belfort en Lakenhalle), Ghent, East Flanders Province

The 91-metre-tall belfry of Ghent is one of three medieval towers that overlook the old city centre of Ghent, Belgium, the other two belonging to Saint Bavo Cathedral and Saint Nicholas' Church.

Pass By: Graslei and Korenlei, Ghent, East Flanders Province

A quay in the historic city center of Ghent, Belgium, located on the right bank of the Leie river.

Pass By: St. Bavo's Cathedral (Sint-Baafskathedraal), Ghent, East Flanders Province

The Saint Bavo Cathedral an 89-meter-tall Gothic cathedral in Ghent, Belgium. It is the seat of the diocese of Ghent, is named for Saint Bavo of Ghent, and contains the well-known Ghent Altarpiece.

Pass By: Saint Nicholas Church, Ghent, East Flanders Province

St. Nicholas' Church is one of the oldest and most prominent landmarks in Ghent, Belgium. Begun in the early 13th century as a replacement for an earlier Romanesque church.

Pass By: Gravensteen, Ghent, East Flanders Province

The current castle dates to 1180 and was the residence of the Counts of Flanders until 1353. It was subsequently re-purposed as a court, prison, mint, and even as a cotton factory.

Stop At: Basilica of the Holy Blood, Bruges, West Flanders Province

The Basilica of the Holy Blood is a Roman Catholic basilica in Bruges, Belgium. The church houses a venerated relic of the Holy Blood allegedly collected by Joseph of Arimathea and brought from the Holy Land by Thierry of Alsace.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekerk, Bruges, West Flanders Province

The Church of Our Lady in Bruges, Belgium, dates mainly from the 13th, 14th and 15th centuries. Its tower, at 115.6 metres in height, remains the tallest structure in the city and the second tallest brickwork tower in the world.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Stadhuis, Bruges, West Flanders Province

The Bruges City Hall is one of the oldest city halls in the entire Netherlands region. It is located in Burg Square, the area of the former fortified castle in the centre of Bruges.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Minnewater Lake, Bruges, West Flanders Province

The famous area is called the "Lake of Love" and" Lovers bridge" .
Its a romantic place to be with someone you love! An amazing location within the confines of the city.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Burg Square, Bruges, West Flanders Province

The Burg Square is the political center of Bruges. It is a lovely place where architecture lovers can enjoy the amazing mix of beautiful buildings.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Beguinage (Begijnhof), Bruges, West Flanders Province

The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaerde is the only preserved beguinage in the Belgian city of Bruges. There are no more Beguines living there, but since 1927 it functions as a convent for Benedictines, founded by canon Hoornaert.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Historic Centre of Brugge, Bruges, West Flanders Province

There will be time for an optional but unforgettable canal tour.

Duration: 30 minutes

Inclusions

Professional guide

Air-conditioned vehicle

Exclusions

Gratuities

Hotel pick up & drop-off

Entry/Admission - Historic Centre of Brugge

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

May be operated by a multi-lingual guide

Access to the Mystic Lamb at St Bavo's Cathedral is not possible on Sundays

Comfortable walking shoes are recommended

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 200 travelers

Traveler Reviews

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  • 24-Feb-2020

    Our driver Jimmy” was great and safe and the guide “Andrea” was pleasant.
    Now the reason for the three stars: 1) my headset did not work so I didn’t get a Bruges tour. The guide just said “oh sorry”. 2) the guide highly suggested a lunch restaurant that was $70 for food that was fast and had no flavor. Better to have just gone to a burger place 3) bus air vent was not adjustable or could be closed. 4) Fitbit steps had us over 20,000 steps so keep that in mind.

    Overall I usually tip the guide well -not this time as I did not feel I go a tour. I tipped the driver very well!

  • 19-Feb-2020

    It was good for the price. Experienced guide who talked a lot about history. You get to see both cities as expected.

    Cons:
    1) big group of 42 ppl, had to wait 30 minutes on one couple who was late, ruining experience for other 40 ppl. I wish I would have paid more and had a smaller group.

    2) we were forced to eat lunch at specific restaurant in Bruges, - Vivaldi, food was ok, but we wanted to go to another place, but couldn’t.

  • 13-Feb-2020

    The tour was excellent. Our guide, Mr Frank, was so nice and polite. Congrats. The hours spent to visit two cities was perfect. We had the lunch at the restaurant suggested by the guide, great food.

  • 10-Feb-2020

    The tour is average and being conducted by a multilingual guide in English then Spanish and then French. I speak all three so I get the same
    Information 3x for everything. The day was a wintry and a strongly windy day with interspersed drizzles so it was not conducive to a lot of exploration. Average amount of information about the two cities was provided. One always wants to hear a lot more. Very nice sights and exterior is good for photographs. Since it was A
    Sunday in February it was not swarming with tourists which the guide reminded us how lucky we were to be there when you could actually see something in Ghent and especially Bruges.
    Very nice stop for lunch at Vivaldi Restaurant where I was able to eat more of the famous Belgian mussels and the local beer was very good with it too.

  • 06-Feb-2020

    Tour guide speaks 3 languages, bless him! Both cities are definitely great destinations to visit when you’re in Belgium.

  • 03-Feb-2020

    We had a great day in this tour especially the tour guide Stefa ( not sure if it’s right spelling ) , he is amazing, his knowledge of the history in those places, was a A+

  • 21-Jan-2020

    Wow is all I can say!! Could easily have spent an entire in both places or ever longer. Absolutely gorgeous. Great tour as got to see lots. Definitely reccomend anyone going to Brussels to do this tour. Coach comfortable and clean. Restaurant tour guide Jasmine suggested was delicious.
    January was a great time, although cold not many tourists so able to get good pictures

  • 08-Jan-2020

    My husband and I did the day trip to Ghent and Brugge on our last full day in Brussels and it did not disappoint. Our tour guide Daniel and driver Curtis were both so nice. Our guide provided a lot of historical information on the two cities we visited. This day trip is highly recommended if you do not have a lot of time to spend in the area but would like to experience the Flemish region of Belgium. Brugge is gorgeous, very picturesque. You will find the best Belgium chocolates, beer and waffles for certain.

  • 06-Jan-2020

    Extremely good tour.... Guide was very knowledgeable, comprehensive, friendly and interesting.
    Definitely recommend this tour.
    Will take this tour again in the summer when it's warm..... But the places are gorgeous either way.

  • 10-Dec-2019

    This was the best possible way to spend a day in Belgium. The guide Stephan was a delight! The two cities are magical. Must see! The tour was insightful and super fun!

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