Day trip to Bruges from Brussels

Excursion to one of the most beautiful cities in Belgium.

Have a memorable day in Belgium’s most attractive city thanks to our tour of Bruges from Brussels. Our English-speaking local guide will lead you on a fantastic excursion to experience Bruges, the “little Venice of the north,” following a comfortable train ride through stunning countryside. It is the perfect balance of a planned tour and independent adventure with enough time to explore on your own and take a myriad of photos.

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Day trip to Bruges from Brussels


Day trip to Bruges from Brussels.

With the help of our well-known trip from Brussels to Bruges, let’s explore this lovely city together. Bruges welcomes you inside one of the most stunning medieval cities in the world and is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2000. With the knowledge of our experienced guide, you will walk through its tiny streets and will have the opportunity to appreciate its unique red brick houses in the Flemish or “Nordic” architecture, but also its many canals owing to which it got the sweet nickname of “Little Venice of the North”.

The most convenient and pleasant mode of transportation for this journey will take you out of the nation’s capital by train. And whilst on your journey, you will be able to take in the breath-taking Flemish scenery throughout the latter.

What are you waiting for? Let’s go on this incredible excursion to Bruges from Brussels!

Additional information

Type of activity:

Day trip


Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday


9:30 am


9 hours



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.


  • Excursion to Bruges, from Brussels, in the company of a local guide.
  • Discovery of one of the most beautiful Belgian cities, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Guided and commented tour of Bruges, nicknamed the “Little Venice of the North” thanks to its many canals.
  • Stroll through real medieval streets and listen to the stories and legends of this magnificent fairy-tale town.
  • Free time in Bruges to enjoy a relaxing boat trip, discover the gastronomy and the different local flavours or buy souvenirs.
  • Travel by train the most comfortable and ecological mode of transport for this type of journey.

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*).


We will meet at the Grand-Place in Brussels to start our incredible day of visiting Bruges from Brussels.

From there, you will walk with our guide to Brussels-Central station. This 3-minute journey will allow us to reach the train.

The train journey to Bruges takes one hour. This relaxing tour will give you the chance to take in the stunning agricultural landscapes of the Flemish plains and introduce you to their striking colour palette, which changes with the seasons. During the journey, our guide will use the opportunity to discuss significant events in Bruges’ history and provide you with crucial information and practical details regarding our day, including the full schedule of the locations you will see, free time, and the time to go back to Brussels.

As soon as we arrive in Bruges, we will stop at the Tourist Office to take a map of the city.

That’s it… The visit can begin!

First, we’ll drive through the iconic ‘Lake of Love’ (Minnewater ) park and learn about the legend that gave it its name.

We will then enter the Beguinage of Bruges (De Wijngaard ) . It is the former home of a community of women, called the beguines, who were generally single or widowed and who devoted their lives to charity.

Our walk will then continue through the typical winding streets of the “little Venice of the North”. During the visit, we will see the famous swans living on the canals of Bruges, the “Bourgogne des Flandres” brewery as well as the Saint-Jean hospital (Oud Sint-Janshospitaal ) which is one of the oldest medieval hospitals in Bruges. Europe and now houses the Hans Memling Museum. You will also discover the Church of Our Lady of Bruges ( Onze-Lieve-Vrouwkerk ) in which is kept the “Madonna” or “The Virgin and Child” by the Italian sculptor Michelangelo .

After crossing the gardens of the Groeningemuseum, we will arrive at the “fish market” ( Vismarkt ) and “the tanners’ square” ( Huidenvettersplein ) . Admire and enjoy these two places full of history and charm! We can enjoy these places full of history and admire their charm.

For the last leg of our guided tour of the historic center of Bruges, our guide will take you to “the Town Square” (Burg ) and “the Main Square” ( Markt ) . Historically, these two squares were the political and economic heart of the city.

To end the day and close this superb tour of Bruges from Brussels, we can take advantage of a little period of free time to explore more of Bruges. A variety of options will be presented to you, including a boat trip along the charming canals of Bruges, a visit to one of the city’s many museums, a taste of the regional cuisine, a stop at the impressive brasserie “Bourgogne des Flandres,” where you can sample the restaurant’s signature beer and shop for mementos.

After that, we will meet our guide to take the train back to Brussels. Our arrival is scheduled around 7:00 p.m.

Finally, if you decide to stay in Bruges for a longer period, our tour will provide you with all the knowledge you need to get back to Brussels on your own.



  • The Grand-Place of Bruges: the old market exists since 958.
  • The Place du Bourg and its various buildings: the Basilica of the Holy Blood, the Town Hall, etc.
  • The Vismarkt and the Place des Tanneurs.
  • The Groeninge Museum: possibility to enter the museum and see the paintings of the Flemish Primitives.
  • The Gruuthuse Museum.
  • The Church of Our Lady in Bruges.
  • Saint Jean Hospital: possibility to visit the Memling Museum.
  • The De Halve Maan brewery.
  • The beguinage (Begijnhof).
  • The Lake of Love (Minnewater).
  • The house of the Van der Beurse family (the name “stock exchange” originates there).
  • Jan van Eyck Square, the center of the Hanseatic League quarter.
  • La Loge des Bourgeois: the Bear of Bruges, shot according to legend by Baudouin Bras de Fer.

Practical information:


  • Adults: 50€
  • Children (12 to 25 years old): 48€
  • Seniors (over 65 years old): 45€
  • Children (under 12 years old): Free.


  • Every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday (several times a week).

Starting time:

  • 9:30am


  • 9 hours.

Meeting point:

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


  • English.


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

Not included:

  • Meals.
  • Entrances to museums (optional).
  • The boat trip (optional).


Terms of service:


  • 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.



  • 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).



  • 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 visits 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 excursion or show up at the meeting point without booking with our guides.


How to recognize our guides?

You will easily recognize our guides on the “Grand Place” by their white umbrella bearing the Bravo Discovery logo and the words “Walking Tour”.


Is the transport of the excursion to Bruges from Brussels included in the price of the ticket?

Yes, transportation is included in the ticket price. We have chosen to offer you the train for this excursion because it is the most ecological means of transport, the fastest (you avoid traffic jams) and which allows you to enjoy magnificent views throughout the journey.


Is it possible to take a boat trip in Bruges?

Yes, it is quite possible to take a boat trip. Please note, however, that the price of the tickets for the cruises is not included in the price of the excursion to Bruges.


How can I book a boat trip in Bruges?

If you want to take a boat trip on the canals of Bruges, we suggest you buy them here:  Tickets for a boat trip on the canals of Bruges.


Rates for cruises:

  • Adults: € 10.00
  • Children up to 11 years old: € 6.00
  • Children up to 3 years old: Free

Duration of the cruise: 30 minutes (departures every 15 minutes from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

Meeting place: Rozenkaai

Tour languages: Dutch, French, German, English.


Which museums can we visit during our free time in Bruges?

Yes, it is quite possible to visit museums in Bruges during your free time, for example you can visit:

  • history,
  • Bruges Beer Experience (Beer Museum),
  • Groeningemuseum,
  • Saint Savior Cathedral,
  • St. John’s Hospital,
  • Gruuthuse Museum,
  • Fries Museum.


What is the best way to get to Bruges from Brussels?

The best means of transport to go to Bruges is the train: it is ecological, fast and very comfortable. It also allows you to enjoy the magnificent landscapes of the Flemish hinterland.

On weekdays, there are three trains per hour that run from Brussels to Bruges.

What if we want to do the group visit?

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

Information about the Groeninge Museum:

During your free time, you will have the opportunity to visit the Groeninge Museum , which is open Tuesday to Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please note that admission to the museum is at your own expense.

You have questions?

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

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