Bruges and Ghent - Belgium's Fairytale Cities - from Brussels


10 hours 30 minutes (Approx.)
Free cancellation
1 - 15
Mobile ticket

Overview

Discover Flanders’ two most enchanting cities and follow your guide on his walking tour way back in time! We take you to Ghent. We visit Saint-Bavo’s 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, after lunch you enjoy the view of the peaceful Lake of Love and the picturesque Beguinage. Your guide will explain the stories and secrets behind the city’s history from the Viking period until the end of the Middle Ages. You see literally ‘all’ highlights of Bruges: the Basilica of the Holly blood of Jesus, the Belfry tower, our Lady’s Church, Saint John’s hospital etc. You even have the option to enjoy a pleasant boat trip along the narrow canals.
Do not forget your comfortable shoes to brave the cobbled streets!

Inclusions

  • Professional multilingual guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle

What to expect

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Belfry and Cloth Hall (Belfort en Lakenhalle), Emile Braunplein, Ghent 9000 Belgium

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, Graslei en Korenleih, Ghent Belgium

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), Sint-Baafsplein Casco Historico de la Ciudad, Ghent 9000 Belgium

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: Gravensteen, Sint-Veerleplein 11, Ghent 9000 Belgium

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: Saint Nicholas Church, Cataloniestraat 4 Korenmarkt, Ghent 9000 Belgium

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.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Basilica of the Holy Blood, Burg 13, Bruges 8000 Belgium

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, Mariastraat, Bruges 8000 Belgium

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, Burg 12, Bruges 8000 Belgium

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 8000 Belgium

The famous area is called the "Lake of Love" and" Lovers bridge" .

It’s 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, Burg 15, Bruges 8000 Belgium

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: The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde, Begijnhof 24-28-30, Bruges 8000 Belgium

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 8000 Belgium

There will be time for an optional but unforgettable canal tour.

Duration: 30 minutes

Time of tour

09:00 AM

Meeting point

Rue du Marché Aux Herbes 61, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium

Additional information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Access to the Mystic Lamb at St Bavo's Cathedral is not possible on Sundays
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 200 travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands

Exclusions

  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick up & drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Entry/Admission - Historic Centre of Brugge

Ticket delivery

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.
EmanuelCdr
December 2021

I love it. Very, very nice. I love it. Very, very nice I love it. Very, very nice I love it. Very nice.

WilliamKhalil
May 2022

Everything was great. Welcoming team at the office. The tour guide Estephan snd all the detailed information. Thr organization of the tour. The timing was perfect. All in all it was a great experience and highly recommended.

Brad_B
May 2022

The bus was overcrowded and the boat tour was cramped. No COVID distancing possible. The tor was overpriced for what we received

Mariana_B
May 2022

I truly recommend this tour, Ghent and Bruges are incredible and the all tour is very well planed !!! Thank you Andrea, you're the best tour guide :)

AeroDDD
May 2022

Ghent too rushed. Bruges like watching paint dry. Guide lovely but walking was too slow, too many people and listening to three translations of the script was too much. Should be two languages max and a smaller group. Ghent for longer, bruges shorter woukd have been much better. There's only so m...

Ben_K
May 2022

Great tour guide , Andrea, who had a knowledge of the cities and you could tell she loves her job. She showed an interest in everyone of the tour

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