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

ksandfordclisby1

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Loved both places and great guide

Kevin T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

It really was a nice trip and the tour guide was very pleasant and informative. I spent an hour thoughtfully writing a few hundred words about the trip itself. But, they were lost because the Viator website asked for my password after I clicked 'submit' and did not recover them. I'm not re-writing my review. Sorry. Overall, Viator has be reasonable to work with, but that kind of glitch is very annoying if they expect reviews.

Gufus

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

A beautiful trip. A wonderful guide, Lucia. I saw two very different cities. Impressive churches, places new and wonderful

benjawan b

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Good service. Everything went well . Impressive tour guide. Highly recommended

A J B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Great Tour.Two wonderful cities and a great guide.

Vicki F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Great way to spend the day gets to see the sights and get to know lots of information
free time is available and the boat trip is extra
would go on this trip again

Gagan

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

we had a great time during the trip. The trip was well planned and all details were perfect right from the meeting place for the start and during the course of the tour. Highly recommended!!!

Julia B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Great, you get to see both cities and walk around with the guide and after you also can use the free time to see what you want. Coach was really comfortable and they had great recommendations.

LeTranThanhTam

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

I totally fall in love with Ghent and Bruges Cities, the most beautiful and ancient places I have ever been. The fresh and peace atmosphere there made me relaxed and enjoyable

Kari N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Tour was lots of fun and very thorough

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