Day trip to Bruges and Ghent from Brussels

Day trip to Bruges and Ghent.

Day trip to the two most beautiful cities in Belgium.

From: 50,0 TVA incluse

Sustainable tourism

Over 10 years of experience

Certificate of Excellence 2013-2019

Recommended by the Brussels Tourist Office

Day trip to Bruges and Ghent from Brussels

Description:

Day trip to Bruges and Ghent from Brussels.

Discover Bruges and Ghent in just one day; two cities considered the most beautiful in Belgium. You will have the opportunity to learn about their history but also to explore them on your own during the free time devoted to you.

 

Activity characteristics:

Additional information

City:

Brussels, Bruges, Ghent

Type of activity:

Day trip

When:

Friday, Saturday

Time:

9:30 am

Duration:

9 hours

Language:

English

Meeting point:

The Grand-Place of Brussels in front of the City Hall.

Responsible tourism:

This activity respects the codes of responsible and sustainable tourism.

Highlights:

  • Day trip to the two most beautiful cities of Belgium.
  • Explore Bruges the “Venice of the North”, a wonderful medieval city.
  • Walk through the streets while listening to the legends of this fairy-tale place and take a boat trip on the canals (possibility to take a boat trip on the canals).
  • Visit of historical sites and monuments: museums, medieval castle….
  • Opportunity to admire the altarpiece of “The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb” by the Van Eyck brothers. One of the most important works of art from the Middle Ages.
  • Dynamic visit with a passionate guide.
  • Eat the local dishes (mussels, french fries, Flemish carbonnades) and opportunity to buy the best Belgian artisan chocolates.

 

Our guarantees:

  • Responsible tourism: This activity respects the codes of responsible and sustainable tourism.
  • We work in partnership with the Brussels Tourism Office.
  • More than 10 years of experience.
  • Certificate of Excellence since 2013.
  • Professional guides (English-speaking).
  • Quick and easy booking (free cancellation*).

Itinerary:

  • Departure from Brussels by train (faster, safer, more comfortable, more environmentally friendly and less walking) with our guide to Bruges, who will tell you about the history, the architecture, the legends and much more for a visit of maximum 2 hours.
  • The guide will suggest free-time activities (museums, restaurants, boutiques…).
  • Free time of 2 hours in Bruges.
  • Departure from Bruges by train with our guide to Ghent, who will tell you about the history, the architecture, the legends and much more for a visit of maximum 2 hours.
  • The guide will suggest free-time activities (museums, restaurants, boutiques…).
  • Free time of 1 hour in Ghent.
  • Return to Brussels by train with our guide. If you would like to stay in Ghent for a longer time, our guide will give you all the necessary information to return to Brussels.

Program:

  • Departure by train (faster, safer, more comfortable, greener and less walking) to Bruges from Brussels.
  • Guided tour in Bruges.
  • Free time in Bruges.
  • The guide will suggest activities to do in your free time (museums, restaurants, souvenirs, etc.).
  • Departure by train (faster, safer, more comfortable, greener and less walking) to Ghent.
  • Guided tour of Ghent.
  • Free time in Ghent.
  • The guide will suggest activities to do in your free time (museums, restaurants, souvenirs, etc.).

Return to Brussels with our guide. If you wish to stay in Ghent longer, our guide will give you all the necessary information to be able to return to Brussels on your own.

 

Bruges, what you will visit:

  • Bruges’ Grote Markt: the old market has existed since 958.
  • The Place du Bourg and its various buildings: the Basilica of the Holy Blood, the Town Hall, etc.
  • The Vismarkt and the Tanners’ Square.
  • The Groeninge Museum: possibility to enter the museum and see the paintings of the Flemish Primitives.
  • The Gruuthuse Museum.
  • The Church of Our Lady of Bruges.
  • The Hospital of Saint John: possibility to visit the Memling Museum.
  • The De Halve Maan brewery.
  • The beguinage (Begijnhof).
  • Lake of Love (Minnewater).

 

Ghent, what you will visit:

  • Bavo’s Cathedral and its important works of art: the polyptych of the Adoration of the Mystic Lamb, the Conversion of St. Bavo painted by Rubens, the Romanesque crypt and its murals, etc.
  • The market square with its Belfry of Ghent and the covered market. The Stadhuis, an imposing hybrid style building (mix between Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque).
  • The churches of Nicholas, St. Michael and St. James.
  • The Graslei, the old port of the city, and one of the most beautiful places in Ghent.
  • The medieval castle Gravensteen.
  • The Patershol, a picturesque district of the city with its charming facades.
  • The Great Butcher’s Shop (Groot Vleeshuis), a Gothic building dating from 1408.

Practical information:

Price:

  • Adults: 55€
  • Children (12 to 25 years old): 53€
  • Seniors (over 65): 50€
  • Children (under 12 years old): Free.

When:

  • Every Friday and Saturday.

Starting time:

  • 9:30am

Duration:

  • 9 hours.

Meeting point:

  • The Grand-Place in Brussels, opposite the City Hall. You will recognize our guides by their white umbrella with the Bravo Discovery logo.

Language:

  • English.

Included:

  • Professional English-speaking guide, expert in the history and legends of Bruges and Ghent.
  • The return train ticket (faster, safer, more comfortable, greener and less walking).

Not included:

  • Meals.
  • Entrance fees to museums.
  • The boat tour in Bruges (optional).
  • Entrance to see “The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb” (optional).

Terms of service:

Participation:

  • To ensure your participation, we recommend booking your tour as soon as possible.
  • The number of participants is limited.
  • Without prior booking, our guides reserve the right to refuse participation in the tour depending on the availability.
  • We kindly ask you to be at the meeting point 10 minutes prior to the scheduled starting time.

 

Booking:

  • The reservation is free and without charge.
  • You can book up to 2 hours before the beginning of the tour (please note that the number of participants is limited to 25 per group).

 

Cancellation:

  • Up to 24 hours prior to the tour: 100% refund.
  • Less than 24 hours prior to the tour: no refund.

Frequently asked questions:

Group size:

In order to guarantee a quality service, our tours are limited to 25 people.

 

When to book?

We advise you to book as soon as possible to ensure the availability of places for the desired visit.

You can book up to two hours before the start of the tour or arrive at the meeting point without reservation with our guides.

 

How to recognize our guides?

You will easily recognize our guides on the “Grand Place” thanks to their white umbrella with the Bravo Discovery logo.

 

What if we want to do the group visit?

In this case, we recommend our private guide service “Guided tour of Bruges and Ghent”. In order to obtain a personalized offer, send us a message with information about your group (number of people, date and time of the visit…).

 

Information about museums:

  • Groeninge Museum: open from Tuesday to Sunday, from 9am to 17pm.
  • Bavo’s Cathedral: open Monday to Saturday, from 8:30 to 18:00 and Sunday from 10:00 to 18:00.

 

Do you have any questions?

If you have any questions or would like more information, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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6 reviews for Day trip to Bruges and Ghent from Brussels

  1. Paul Sguerzi (verified owner)

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    What a wonderful experience. Our tour guide, Louise was fantastic. She went out go her way to make sure that everyone was happy with the tour.

    I would highly recommend the tour to anyone, especially if Louise is their host.

  2. Atanu D. (verified owner)

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    Great experience

  3. Anonymous (verified owner)

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    Our guide Louisa was amazing!

  4. Tatiana & Mum (verified owner)

    I had a trip with my mum and everithing was great. Moreover, thetour guide David made everithing perfect! Heisarare kind, sweet and grooming tour leader that explains the hystory of the place and gives you all you need (suggestion,advice, news)to have a great day!

  5. Anirban Roy (verified owner)

    The tour guide David gave a very comprehensive and very good tour explaining all the history with impeccable details.Please take this as a 5 star recommendation for David

  6. Gabriel Bravo (store manager)

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