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DAY TRIP TO BRUGES AND GHENT FROM BRUSSELS

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

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Highlights:

Explore 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

Discover « one of the most beautiful historic cities of Europe » according to François Mitterand

Visit the museums and buy souvenirs

Eat the local dishes such as fries, mussels and Flemish beef and beer stew

Information:

Price: 45€ (free for Children 0 - 4 years old).

Opt to visit to the altarpiece of “The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb” by the Van Eyck brothers and admire one of the most important works of art from the Middle Ages

Visit an authentic medieval castle

Take one shoe off in exchange for a beer at the famous bar De Dulle Griet

Professional guides (English-speaking). Expert in the history and the legends of Bruges and Ghent

Every Sunday at 9:30 am

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45€
Every Sunday
9h30

45€

Every Sunday at 9h30
MEETING POINT

You can find us every day at 9h30 and 14h00 at the Brussels Grand-Place in front of the City Hall. Our guides hold a white umbrella with the Bravo Discovery logo.

DESCRIPTION:

Bruges and Ghent are two of the most beautiful cities of Belgium. The former is listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, whereas the latter has preserved its medieval city centre and is considered a historical jewel of Belgium. In one day, you will get to learn more about the history of both cities and explore them further during your free time.

WHAT TO EXPECT:

  • 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:

Bruges, what will you visit :

  • 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.

Ghent, what will you visit:

  • Saint Bavo’s Cathedral, a spectacular Gothic church decorated with majestic Baroque ornamentation. Step into the marble choir and private chapels, admire Peter Paul Rubens’ painting “Saint Bavo Enters the Convent at Ghent” and the Rococo pulpit, and go into the Romanesque crypt, where you can also admire its frescoes. Optional visit to the altarpiece “the Adoration of the Mystic Lamb” by the Van Eyck bothers, which is one of the most important works of art of the Middle Ages.

  • The market square, the Belfort tower, and the covered market.

  • The City Hall, an extraordinary building combining Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque architecture.

  • The churches of St. Nicholas, St. James, and St. Michel, three parish churches that stand as a reminding of Ghent’s medieval past.

  • The Graslei, old port of the city and one of the most scenic places in Ghent, where you can admire the river Leie and the old guildhalls.

  • Gravensteen, a medieval castle that was the former residence of the Counts of Flanders.

  • Patershol, picturesque area with buildings of charming brick facades where restaurants and cafés offer you the best of the Flemish cuisine.

  • The medieval butchery, an imposing Gothic building of 1408 that is one of Europe oldest meat markets.

PRACTICAL INFORMATION:

Price:

  • 45€

  • Free for Children 0 - 4 years old

When:

  • Every Sunday

Starting time:

  • 9:30 am

Meeting point:

  • Grand-Place in front of the City Hall. Find our guides! They hold a white umbrella

Duration:

  • 9 hours

Language:

  • English

Included

  • Professional guide, expert in the history and the legends of Bruges and Ghent

  • Round trip by train from Brussels (Brussels-Bruges-Ghent-Brussels)

Not included:

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

Size of the group: to ensure the best service possible, our tours are limited to 25 participants per group. For larger groups, please contact us.

Booking:

  • Online booking : book and pay directly online.

We advise you to reserve your place as soon as possible to ensure availability.

You can book up to 2 hours before the beginning of the tour (depending on the availability).

How to spot our guides? that’s easy! Our guides hold a white umbrella with the  "Bravo Discovery - Walking tour" logo on it. You will of course be informed of the name and contact details of your guide.

We are a group: we recommend our "Day trip to Bruges & Ghent " private guided tour starting from 220,00€. Send us a message to receive a personalised offer.

Information about the museums:

  • Groeninge museum: open from Tuesday to Sunday, 9am-5pm (Please note that the ticket to the museum is not included - 8,00€).

  • Saint Bavo’s Cathedral: open from Monday to Saturday, 8:30am-6pm, and on Sunday, 10am-6pm.

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.

TERMS OF SERVICE:

Participation:

  • To ensure your participation, we recommend booking your tour as soon as possible.

  • The number of participants is limited.

  • Bravo Discovery ensures participation to only those who booked in advance.

  • 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:

  • 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.

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