Bruges is a simply exquisite town. The intact medieval centre of this UNESCO World Heritage site looks like a living canvas painted by a Flemish old master. The capital of West Flanders, it's close to the North Sea and bustling port of Zeebrugge. ... 

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2015

This was an amazing trip! We had so much fun!

Geret not sure how to spell his name was a great tour guide! He was clear, concise and straight to the point. He gave us good directions and made sure everyone was accounted for, and gave instructions on what to do in case we lose the group. He wasn't overbearing and gave us quiet time in the bus during long drives in between cities so we can nap/rest meaning he didn't chatter away like other guides we've had. We'd love to have him again!

Ghent was such a charming city. Not too touristy and very lovely. Bruges was bustling with tourists but is still quite enchanting. We lost the tour group after lunch because where we ate at was so busy that we didn't get our food in time. So we just bought a map and a Bruges guide book and wandered around on our own. It was quite lovely. We eventually found the group and joined them on a canal tour. It was a much-needed relaxation time.

We didn't get to see some of the major buildings because of such a short time. Half a day is just not enough. We plan to go back someday but this tour was perfect to give us an insight so we can plan better next time!

BOTTOM LINE: This trip was worth every penny!

Doing what: Ghent and Bruges Day Trip from Brussels

3 star rating: Worth doing
May 2015

We are two friends who have been travelling around Europe together for over a month now. We have therefore done several tours before, and several of those through Viator, and usually are very happy but there were a few issues with this one.

With the Ghent and Bruges tour, though we DID enjoy it, we had a couple of issues. Firstly, the group was just plain too big. There were 56 people and one guide. Other tours this big have either had several guides and split the group eg. by language, or used headsets and earphones so that one could always hear the guide. Since perhaps 46 of us were in the English-speaking group, it was impossible to always be close enough to the guide to hear what she was saying. I reckon I only heard 80 at best. That said, the 80 was very informative and enjoyable.

The second major issue was the time crunch. I found it too short a time in Ghent by the time we broke for free time, we had less than half an hour before coming back to meet, and I had barely enough time to relieve myself given the queue of like-minded travellers in the café we went to! I dread to think how some might cut it very fine if they actually tried to see the Mystic Lamb as is one of the optional activities, one I'd have liked to have done if it seemed at all feasible. Marginally more free time in Bruges but needed more again.

Third issue- I'm very scared of boats and was told en route to Bruges that while I can't force you, it's pretty much compulsory to do it and you'll be missing half the tour if you don't. Thankfully I managed, but I shouldn't be pressured when the booking clearly states optional and does not warn that it is half the tour I'd paid for. Finally, asking when back on bus just after free time in Ghent for the EXACT change for a nearly compulsory boat ride she hadn't told us about was poor planning. If it is such a bit part of the trip and I agree it is this should be more obvious from the beginning and people could plan accordingly.

Doing what: Ghent and Bruges Day Trip from Brussels

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2015

Everything was perfect...

Doing what: Ghent and Bruges Day Trip from Brussels

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2015

Great trip and would recommend it to anyone considering it. Ghent and Bruges are lovely old towns that are well worth it a visit.

Doing what: Ghent and Bruges Day Trip from Brussels

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2015

Our tour guide was fantastic! The transportation was great, and I learned so much about the region and cities. We were granted the perfect amount of free time and guided touring. There was a lot of walking and information, so I would not recommend it for younger children.

Doing what: Ghent and Bruges Day Trip from Brussels

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2015

Really nice tour guide, a superb trip.

Doing what: Bruges Express City Tour from Brussels

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2015

It was awesome. I loved Genr. I would really recommend having a whole day tour for Gent because it worth it. Within Bruges, and despite I was already in that city, the guide took us through really cool places. The guide named Frak was awesome. He spoke in Dutch, English and Spanish.

Doing what: Ghent and Bruges Day Trip from Brussels

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2015

I thoroughly enjoyed the day trip. The tour guide was really helpful, entertaining and very warm. The ride was comfortable and I got to learn so many things about Belgium that day. The cost of the trip was reasonable enough, not expensive at all and so i recommend this to anyone.

Doing what: Ghent and Bruges Day Trip from Brussels

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2015

This tour is a MUST! A beautiful city not to be missed if you are in Belgium.

Doing what: Ghent and Bruges Day Trip from Brussels

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2015

This was a great trip, so much to see including a canal cruise, we had a terrific lunch at the Vivaldi in Brugges, so many photo opportunities, the guide had a very good knowledge, l would definitely go on this trip again

Doing what: Ghent and Bruges Day Trip from Brussels

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2015

Loved every minute of it. When in Brussels you should book this tour. The guide Stefan was exceptional. Warm and friendly and very informative. We saw everything that Ghent and Bruge had to offer and nothing was rushed. Worth every penny. A smashing day out.

Doing what: Ghent and Bruges Day Trip from Brussels

4 star rating: Recommended
April 2015

This was trip was great. I wish the weather would have been a little better, but otherwise it was a great trip. We were taken around and things were explained to us, but we also had time to go off and explore on our own which was great. Everything went smoothly, I was very pleased with the trip.

Doing what: Ghent and Bruges Day Trip from Brussels

4 star rating: Recommended
April 2015

A lovely day in two great cities, highly recommend this trip!

Doing what: Ghent and Bruges Day Trip from Brussels

Fabio
Portugal

4 star rating: Recommended
April 2015

This tour was amazing!

Doing what: Ghent and Bruges Day Trip from Brussels

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