Private day trip to Bruges (Group ULB EATS2020)

Day trip to one of Belgium’s most beautiful cities.

Guided tour of Bruges lead by an expert in the history and the legends of Bruges.

 

Group ULB EATS2020

From: 35,0

Sustainable tourism

Certificate of Excellence 2013-2019

Over 10 years of experience

Recommended by the Brussels Tourist Office

Private day trip to Bruges (Group ULB EATS2020)

Description

Day trip to Bruges from Brussels.

 

Highlights:

  • Day trip to one of Belgium’s most beautiful cities.
  • 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).
  • 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*).

 

What to expect:

  • Departure from Brussels by train (faster, safer, more comfortable, more environmentally friendly and less walking) with our guide, 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 (about 3 hours).
  • Return to Brussels by train with our guide. If you would like to stay in Bruges for a longer time, our guide will give you all the necessary information to return to Brussels.

 

Program:

  • The ancient city wall park. Admire parts of the ancient city wall and the ancient moats while taking fresh air.
  • Markt Square, the tenth century city market that has been for a millennium the economic heart of Bruges. Admire its imposing guildhalls and its bellfort tower, which is one of the most famous Gothic buildings in Belgium.
  • Burg Square, the political heart of the city, place in which the city was born around the castle of the first Count of Flanders. Admire the oldest Gothic city hall of the Low Countries, the Basilica of the Holy Blood (it treasures a relic of the blood of Jesus Christ), and the civil register built in Renaissance architecture.
  • VisMarkt (fishmarket) and the Tanners’ Square, two of the oldest squares in Bruges with their beautiful guildhalls and lovely cafés and restaurants.
  • GroeningeMuseum (possibility to enter the museum and see the paintings of the Flemish Primitives).
  • Our Lady of Bruges is one of the oldest churches in the city. Admire its impressive tower that is still one of the tallest brickwork towers in the world, and take a look to its art treasures, including Michelangelo’s Madonna with the child (optional).
  • Old St. John’s Hospital is one of the oldest hospitals in Europe, where you can appreciate 800 years of European architecture, learn about its history, and visit the museum of Hans Memling (optional).
  • Brewery “De Halve Maan” is the only brewery still operating in the city center. During lunchtime try one of the famous Bruges beers and a “Flemish Carbonnade”, a traditional beef stew made with local beer.
  • The Beguinage. Visit one of the best-preserved examples of medieval gated communities in which only women could live. Learn about its history, visit its courtyard, appreciate its unique architecture and art treasures (including the oldest sculpture of Our Lady of Bruges), and enjoy a moment of calm and contemplation.
  • The “Lake of Love” is one of the main water reservoirs that nourish the canal system of “the Venice of the North”. Admire a stunning panoramic view of the city in a bucolic spot that seems to whispers into your ears the secrets of the city.

 

Practical information:

Price:
  • The day trip (without chocolate tasting): 35€
  • The day trip (with chocolate tasting): 39.
When:
  • April 09, 2020
Starting time:
  • 9:15am
Meeting point:
  • In the lobby of the “Motel One” Hotel, rue Royale 120, 1000 Brussels.
Duration:
  • 9 hours.
Language:
  • English.
Included:
  • Professional guide (English-speaking), expert in the history and the legends of Bruges.
  • Headphones.
  • Round trip by train from Brussels (Brussels-Bruges-Brussels).
Not included:
  • The meals.
  • The tickets to the museums (optional).
  • The optional boat tour (optional).

 

Frequently asked questions:

Free booking:

We advise you to reserve your place as soon as possible to ensure availability (deadline March 30th, 2020).

 

Do you have more questions?

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

Additional information

Type of activity:

Day trip

Duration:

9 hour

Language:

English

Responsible tourism:

This activity respects the codes of responsible and sustainable tourism.

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 10 days in advance (please note that the number of participants is limited to a maximum of 50 people).

Booking

Customer reviews on independent platforms

Customer reviews​

Our Awards

TripAdvisor
Customer rating 4,8
Facebook
Customer rating 4,7
Google
Customer rating 4,4

Follow Bravo Discovery On