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  • Location:Paris, France
  • Duration:14 hours (approx.)

Paris to Bruges Day Trip

Include a day trip to the charming town of Bruges in Belgium's Flemish region on your Paris holiday. You'll visit one of the most beautifully preserved medieval towns in Europe. In summer you'll cruise down Bruges famous canals and see why the city is known as the "Little Venice of the North".


  • Day trip from Paris to Bruges
  • Guided walking tour of Bruges' beautiful medieval centre
  • Canal cruise (April to October)
  • Free time to shop or visit museums
  • Air-conditioned coach trip through France and Belgium
  • Illuminating commentary from your expert guide

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

This popular day trip takes you to one of Belgium's most appealing towns, where you'll get a walking tour and free time to explore. Don't forget to pick up some tasty Belgian chocolates to nibble on during the coach ride back to Paris!

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What You Can Expect

Paris to Bruges Day Trip

Bruges, Belgium

Your drive to Belgium takes you through northern France to Bruges, not far from the North Sea in northern Belgium. Bruges is a simply exquisite town. The intact medieval centre of this Unesco World Heritage site looks like a living canvas painted by a Flemish old master.

Upon arrival in Bruges, your guided tour begins with a walk through the city's medieval heart. Highlights include the magnificent Grand Place, quaint houses with elaborately decorated facades, the Halles (an outdoor market with a belfry), the Place du Bourg with the Saint-Sang Basilica, the Gothic-style Town Hall and the Beguine Convent.

In summer (April to October) you'll then take a short cruise down Bruges' canals to see this lovely old city from the water. You'll have free time afterwards to pursue your own interests, perhaps visiting the museums of Flemish art or browsing for handmade lace and Belgian chocolates.

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Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

It was a great experience and I would book another Viator trip.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Day trip to Bruges was the highlight of our trip to Paris! An amazing place, so unique and interesting. Tour guide was great - nice balance of guided tour with information and free time to wander, exploring the city and buying some yummy chocolate. Canal boat trip was lots of fun and a nice bonus. Weather was perfect and the city was well worth the drive there and back. Great driver, relaxing trip. Awesome - highly recommended.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

With the exception of the long bus rides, the tour was outstanding. Beautiful city, waffles, beer and chocolate. Tour guide was very knowledgeable. Couldn't have asked for more.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

A must-do day tour from Paris. Bruges is a centuries old town with amazing buildings.Travel through the town on the canals,horse-drawn carts or simply walking.The food at all the various restaurants was of the highest quality. A great way to spend a day in France and Belgium.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Love love loved! If you can afford this you wont regret it! Its such a beautiful and quaint city. Safe, friendly, fun. Must try Belgium fries, chocolate and waffles!!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Wonderful day in Bruges!! On the motorcoach to Bruges, the tour guide was very informative and interesting, but once there, you were transported back in time, such a charming city. Also, loved the free time to eat at one of the delicious restaurants in the square and to take a ride on the canal.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Well worth the trip! I wish we had had more time in Bruges but isn't that always the case?!. It is beautiful! The bus ride is a bit long, but nice bus stops at a rest stop 1/2 through the trip in both directions. We arrived a bit later than expected back to Paris as we had 2-3 people that were late for meeting for our departure, which was unfortunate for those of us on time as well as there was an accident on the highway on the way back which fortunately the driver heard on the radio so we were able to avoid and take a different route back. Overall a great long day with wonderful guides.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Well worth the trip! Guide was very informative, I wish we had had more time in the lovely town of Bruges. It is beautiful! Was grateful for the stop the bus made for a 30 minute break in both directions, especially on the trip back. Although we had a new bus, the air conditioning was not working well and the bus was very warm. It was unfortunate that there were no windows in the bus that we could open to cool the bus down a bit. However, that was just a misfortune and the trip overall was fabulous!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

This was a very enjoyable and lovely day in Bruges. Our bus, guide, and sites were all worth it, although we were sprinkled on as we took the canal ride. Wish we had more time and hope to visit again.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

This was a lovely day out. Our guide was friendly and gave us lots on information about Bruges but also many points of interest along the way. You get enough time in Bruge to do your own thing but the problem will always be that you can't see everything in 1 day. This is not a fault of the tour - there is simply too much too see in 1 day - this tour does everything it can to help you see and understand as much as possible in the time available.

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