Tour code: 2200DEB02
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

Mei Lin K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Absolutely worth doing! Both places are beautiful...wished we had more time.

Wes P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Great trip covering two of Belgium's great cities.

Preeti365 India

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Excellent trip. Was a gloomy wet day which progressed into very interesting scenes. Loved Ghent and Bruges absolutely a fairy tale

Grace T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

The trip was well organised, the guide has so much knowledge about the different locations we visited. We were given enough time to sight see around Ghent and Brugges. Really loved the Canal crise in Brugges. Beautiful city and the hand made chocolate there is nice and affordable

Laura R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Tour was great! Frank was a very attentive and informative guide and kept everyone interested. Both places were very beautiful and it was great to see a different side of the country. Really glad we went and would definitely do it again. Would recommend the boat trip in Brugge as you can see many iconic landmarks. Cannot recommend enough- great value for money!

Miloslav B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Nice trip, good aranged, good guide.
Miloslav

Laura B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Fantastic way to get an overview of both places without having to keep your travel book and map in hand! The guide was very knowledgeable and it was nice to just sit back and enjoy the tour. Pickup and drop off at the hotel was great as well.

Barbara S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Very good guide named Lucy. Well organized and informative. Enjoyed it a great deal!

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.

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