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  • Location: Brussels, Belgium
  • Duration:  9 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

Journey from Brussels to learn about the fascinating history of two medieval cities: Ghent and Bruges. On this day trip, your local guide will introduce you to two of the gems of Flanders, both UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Key sights in Ghent include St Bavo’s Cathedral, the ancient port, St Nicholas’ Church and the Castle of the Counts of Flanders. Then admire the peaceful countryside as you transfer via coach to Bruges to stroll ancient cobblestone walkways, admire Minnewater (also known as the Lake of Love) and take photos at the Chapel of the Holy Blood.

Highlights

  • Full-day trip to the UNESCO-listed cities of Ghent and Bruges from Brussels
  • Discover top city attractions such as St Bavo’s Cathedral and the Castle of the Counts of Flanders in Ghent
  • Take a scenic drive through the Belgian and Flemish countryside
  • Wander the cobbled streets around Bruges’ romantic Minnewater (Lake of Love)
  • Explore City Hall, the Market Square and the medieval Chapel of the Holy Blood with your guide
  • Tour includes round-trip travel from Brussels

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What You Can Expect

Ghent and Bruges Day Trip from Brussels

Explore the best of Ghent and Bruges on your day trip from Brussels

After a convenient pickup from your Brussels hotel, you’ll meet your local guide for the one-hour coach ride to beautiful Ghent, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. St Bavo’s Cathedral is first on your sightseeing agenda. Here, learn about its medieval painting, Mystic Lamb, while your guide points out details of the ornate interior. Then it’s time to admire Ghent’s key attractions on foot; visit the belfry, St. Nicholas’ Church, Castle of the Counts of Flanders (Gravensteen) and the medieval port at the Graslei.

Nearby Bruges, also a UNESECO World Heritage city, is home to the Lake of Love, known locally as Minnewater. Here you have free time to explore the charming cobblestone streets on your own or relax with lunch (at your expense) at a local eatery.

After the break, the tour continues with your local guide pointing out the city’s most popular attractions: Saint John’s Hospital, Our Lady’s Church with the statue by Michelangelo (optional), City Hall, the Market Square and the Chapel of the Holy Blood. You’ll have more free time at the end of your walking tour to perhaps take a boat tour along Bruges’ famous canals (own expense) for a different city view.

Then it’s time to say goodbye to pretty Bruges for your transfer back to Brussels (about 1.5 hours by coach).

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

A very worthwhile tour, Bruges was stunning! We liked that you could opt in and out from the tour guides input and do your own thing. We would recommend booking the boat trip in Bruges with the guide as you fast track the lines.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

A trip which should not be missed!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Tour guide was excellent.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Beautiful and Frank was awesome!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Awesome tour. Daniel, our guide, was extremely informative. Highlight of our trip to Brussels.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Going to both Ghent and Bruges was great. The cathedral at Ghent is very different to other churches around Europe, and we were so glad we visited. Bruges is so beautiful. I was worried we wouldn't have enough time there - and it was a flying visit - but it was enough to get a taste of this fantastic town. I want to go back and stay though. Our tour guide was great - full of information but not too overbearing - gave plenty of space.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Above my expectations.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

My tour guide is wonderful. He explain everything that you need to know. I learn so much from him. His name is Gerrit smekers. Keep it up

BINA Z
United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Great tour guy and organization!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

A tour of two interesting places with outstanding buildings and scenery. The guide was knowledgable and entertaining. Well worth the money.

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