Ghent And Bruges Day Trip From Brussels

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

Details about this tour

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product
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

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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.

Reviews

  • Ashoke D
    19-Aug-2019

    good ..we enjoyed ..must visit cities ..good trip with nice guide ..nicely coordinated ...guide was nice and providing valuable suggestion

  • Catherine H
    12-Aug-2019

    Really, tour guide Miguel made this attraction extra special. He explains matters that you need to know clearly and courteously. He is kind to all in the tour group, and just generally to all people. He knows the points of interest very well, and conveys it to the group efficiently.

  • Angela W
    02-Aug-2019

    Visit to Ghent was interesting but Bruges certainly gained more of our attention. Bruges was full of magnificent sites, activities and history.

  • Karla C
    30-Jul-2019

    I went July 28. Albert our guide was amazing !!! Alberto nuestra guía estuvo increíble!! He was very patient and acknowledged people with difficulty walking, he made sure we were engaged and he knew soooo much about the culture!!! El estuvo muy pendiente de todos y muy paciente con personas con incapacidades física. El sabía mucho de las dos ciudades

  • Manuchh50
    19-Jul-2019

    The tour guide took us to the restaurant very expensive in comparison with other restaurants in Bruges, and it was obvious that she had a contract with restaurant bill

  • completeaccess
    15-Jul-2019

    Not what I expected. Started late, there was some confusion with the tour guide for English-speaking group. Too many tourists so hard to see all the places in a limited about of time. Good news is the bus was at least air-conditioned.

  • joydeepsarkar_2000
    12-Jul-2019

    The tour led by Andrea was well planned and timed. She explained the history and present of both the cities quite well. Boat ride is highly recommendable.

  • Bill V
    12-Jul-2019

    It was extremely disorganized. By rough estimate 250 people gathered at the meeting point at the same time and had to be sorted into the various tours. The meeting point is a five or ten minute walk to where the buses actually pick up. Our bus was unusually late and the staff did seem to be trying to do something about it, but it was at least 45 minutes after the supposed start time that we got underway. There was a general lack of communication about what was going to happen when, and a lot of standing around waiting throughout the day.

    The bus itself was disgustingly dirty (spills and trash on the floor and on the table trays) and the whole bus smelled like a sewer (apparently the toilet on board had not been emptied in a while).

    Ghent was okay, Bruges was pretty. The commentary from the tour guide was fine, though I felt like a lot more could have been said (we walked right past what looked to be Roman columns and other monuments, without comment). He breathed heavily into his microphone while walking, so that in our headphones it sounded like we were on a scuba tour.

  • oussama a
    08-Jul-2019

    In just one word; don't miss this trip; very good explanations and the guide ANDREA has enlarged my knowledge about history of bruge and ghent; i highly recommend this trip

  • kanchana.subramaniam
    08-Jul-2019

    It was a fun trip - Bruges and Ghent in one day. You might want to go back to Bruges and spend some more time or maybe even stay overnight. Both the cities were beautiful. I would definitely like to go back and stay over in Bruges the next trip.

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