Bruges is an ancient city located in the northern part of Belgium, about 100 km from Brussels. The city was once a main port of shipment and welcomed plenty of artists and nobles from Europe during the 15th century. Bruges maintained its medieval appearance thanks to various factors from the last centuries, about which you will learn during the visit. Today, Bruges is a destination of choice for thousands of tourists every year.
WHAT TO EXPECT
•Departure from Brussels by train with our guide, who will tell you about the history, the architecture, the legends and much more for a visit of maximum 3 hours,
•The guide will suggest free-time activities (museums, restaurants, boutiques…),
•Free time of 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.
Price: • 30€
When: • Every Friday and Saturday. In July and August, the day trip is also offered on Wednesday and Thursday
Starting time: • 9:30 am
Meeting point: • Grand-Place in front of the “Tourist Information Office”. 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
• Round trip by train from Brussels (Brussels-Bruges-Brussels)
Not included: • The meals
• The tickets to the museums
• The optional boat tour (8€ - paid directly on site)
•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.
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.
Bravo Discovery offers you two booking options:
•Free booking : book and pay in cash on the day of the visit
•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" private guided tour starting from 220,00€. Send us a message to receive a personalised offer.
Information about the Groeninge museum: open from Tuesday to Sunday, 9am-5pm
Please note that the ticket to the museum is not included (8,00€).
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:
•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.
•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.
Bravo Discovery guarantees you the best guided tours in Bruges.
We offer you to visit three of the most beautiful cities in Belgium: Bruges, Ghent, and Antwerp. They have impressive medieval city centers that stand as a proof of their historical character. Nowadays, Bruges, Ghent, and Antwerp are flourishing cities that in their own way can offer you the best of Belgian cuisine, beer, chocolate, fashion, arts and museums. English-speaking guides will meet you in Brussels from where you will depart on train to your respective destination, and they will go along with you during your day trip excursion until you come back to Brussels. Bravo Discovery staff members will make sure that you get the best of your tour, learning about the history and architecture of your destination, visiting its more important landmarks, and recommending you what to do and where to grab a bite during your free time.
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