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

Discover two of Flanders' special gems on a full day trip to Ghent and Bruges. No visit to Belgium is complete without a visit to these two beautiful cities, just a short drive from Brussels.

Highlights

  • Full-day trip to Ghent and Bruges from Brussels
  • Scenic drive through Belgian and Flemish countryside
  • Guided tour of Ghent
  • Ghent's St. Bavo Cathedral, St. Nicolas Church and the Castle of the Counts of Flanders
  • Coach and walking tour of Bruges
  • Bruges' Lake of Love, Beguinage, Our Lady Church, Market Square and Town Hall Square
  • Audio history via headphones
  • Multilingual guide
  • Pickup from selected Brussels hotels

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What You Can Expect

Ghent and Bruges Day Trip from Brussels

Ghent and Bruges Day Trip from Brussels

After a one-hour drive through the scenic Belgium countryside you'll arrive in Ghent. Here you will visit the St. Bavo Cathedral, home of the world-famous "Mystic Lamb" painting (optional, closed on Sunday).

During your city tour of Ghent you will see important buildings from the Middle Ages, such as the Belfry, the St. Nicolas Church and the Castle of the Counts of Flanders.

Next, while driving through the Flemish countryside to Bruges, you can hear an audio history of Flanders, Ghent and Bruges via headphones. Upon arrival in Bruges, you'll visit the Lake of Love (Minnewater) and the Beguinage (convent). Take advantage of some free time to enjoy lunch (not included) before you start a walking tour to discover: Our Lady Church with a statue by Michelangelo, the Market Square with the Belfry, and the Town Hall Square (Burg) with the Chapel of the Holy Blood.

After the walking tour you can take an optional boat cruise along the canals. You will depart Bruges at approximately 6:30pm.

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Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2014

Fabulous day trip! Our guide Daniel was so knowledgeable. He showed us everything we wanted to see. There was just enough free time. I would recommend this tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2014

Two beautiful cities in Belgium! This tour was very well organized with just the right balance between guided time and free time. I took the canal tour in Bruges--don't miss it! It's really cool to see the city from the vantage point of a boat. You'll get some awesome photos that you wouldn't otherwise. I really lucked out with the weather being so nice, but even on a rainy day, both of these cities are absolutely stunning.

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