Immerse yourself in the medieval majesty and rich historical heritage of Ghent and Bruges on a full-day trip from Brussels. Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, marvel at the UNESCO-listed city of Ghent as you visit legendary landmarks like the Castle of the Counts, St Bavo’s Cathedral and the picturesque old port. Then, travel through the verdant Belgian countryside to Bruges in order to witness the architectural beauty and winding waterways of the iconic city. Stroll quaint cobbled streets on the way to Market Square and absorb the sacred ambience of the Chapel of the Holy Blood during your comprehensive tour of the city.

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

Depart from your Brussels hotel in a spacious, air-conditioned vehicle and get acquainted with your knowledgeable guide during the scenic 1-hour journey to Ghent. Disembark at the UNESCO World Heritage-listed city, considered one of Belgium’s most beautiful, and embark on a comprehensive tour with your accomplished guide.

Begin at the sacred structure of St Bavo’s Cathedral, home to late-medieval treasures like the ‘Mystic Lamb’ painting. Delve into the building's rich history by listening to your guide’s commentary (entrance optional) and then embark on an explorative walking tour of Ghent to see the city’s most legendary landmarks.

Meander through charming streets to the Castle of the Counts of Flanders (Gravensteen), St Nicolas’ Church and the ancient port of Graslei as your guide recounts local legends and entertaining anecdotes. After your enriching tour, return to your vehicle and travel to the beguiling city of Bruges to witness more historical wonders.

On arrival, stroll the quaint cobbled streets of the UNESCO-listed city to Minnewater (Lake of Love) and revitalize with lunch at a café overlooking the beautiful body of water (own expense). Afterwards, begin your walking tour of the splendid city and see cultural highlights like the City Hall, Market Square and the Chapel of the Holy Blood.

Opt to see Bruges from a different perspective during an idyllic boat tour of the city’s winding waterways at your own expense. After thorough exploration, return to your comfortable vehicle and relax during the 1.5-hour journey back to Brussels, where the tour concludes.

Customer Reviews

Luis F B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Great tour to see Ghent and Bruges.

maryunkel

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Fabulous experience! The medieval city of Bruges is a little jewel and the city of Ghent provided a fascinating juxtaposition between two cities with similar histories who evolved in very different ways. Our tour guide was exceptional fluent in four languages, he provided a lively, friendly and charming commentary full of historical details and anecdotes. It was clear he loved his native Bruges. His friendly nature set the tone for good-humored relationships among a very diverse group of tour participants.

jorgeu7

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

everything on time, great customer service. unforgettable trip

jvanzante

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Great trip. Good overview of both cities. Guide was knowledgeable and friendly.

Tsvety

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Amazing experience! Had the opportunity to explore these two Belgian jewels in one day with interesting information, in a relaxed and pleasant way. Certainly the best way to do this. Highly recommend!

David C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

This was a very well-organised tour. The towns of Bruges and Ghent are beautiful. The bus was on-time, clean and comfortable. This is a full-day tour and involves a considerable amount of walking but you do get to see a substantial amount of the cities in a short space of time. In particular, our tour guide Jan Yan? was excellent. He was fluent in English and Spanish any many more besides. He was friendly, knowledgeable, pleasant, and took a genuine interests in the individuals on the tour. 10/10 for Jan!

Enrique M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Fully recommended

Thomas G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

This was a great experience! our guide, Frank, was very knowledgeable and provided much detailed information. Both cities were most interesting and the pace was quite good. We would highly recommend this trip.

Bambi D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Great tour of two beautiful cities for a terrific value! What could be better?

Anthony John

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

This tour was great! We visited two great historic cities. The guide was very informative and was able to cater too many languages English, French and Spanish.
If you have trouble walking, you may not want to take this tour as it requires a lot of walking as the bus is not allowed into the old parts of the cities.
I am really glad I took this tour so that I can see both cities in one day. If I did it alone, I would only be able to see 1 city.

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