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

Paris to Bruges Day Trip

Spend a day exploring the picturesque Belgian town of Bruges on a day trip from Paris. This canal-filled city has the well-earned nickname of 'Little Venice of the North,' and it also happens to have an incredibly well-preserved historic town center. Enjoy a guided walking tour plus free time to see the town on your own.

Highlights

  • 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

Board a coach in Paris for the scenic drive into Belgium through the northern part of France. Bruges sits in northern Belgium, near the North Sea, in the region known as Flanders.

Despite the history of war in this area, the Medieval center of Bruges is amazingly well-preserved – so much so that the historic center is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Your visit to Bruges begins with a guided walking tour of the charming Medieval center, including ornately-decorated buildings, the Saint-Sang Basilica on Place du Bourg, the Beguine Convent, the Gothic City Hall and the 12th-century Markt Square with its iconic bell tower.

After the walking tour, take a brief canal cruise (for summer visits, from April to October) to see this charming city from the water, followed by free time to explore Bruges on your own. (Visitors during the rest of the year go straight from the walking tour to leisure time in Bruges.) Take advantage of your free time to see Flemish art museums, shops selling handmade lace or enticing Belgian chocolate shops.

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Customer Reviews

Jennifer A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

We had a great time! Only drawback is that we wish it could have been a bit longer!

Margaret J. B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Beautiful town and a trip worth taking a day out of Paris to see different architecture and experience a different culture. Wonderful chocolate and lace shops, tapestry shops. A canal boat ride is a good way to see the city. Beautiful churches to visit in a very peaceful setting. Would loved to have stayed a few days to explore.

A Lorraine E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

It was the greatest day and such a beatiful area!

Kathryn C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Comfortable bus and journey, although long. Good introduction to Bruges with guide-led tour at start, plenty of time to explore.

Monica M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Very beautiful town.

Evangeline G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Long day but well worth it. Great tour guide and very helpful.

Joan H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

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

Joanne I

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.

Michael V

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.

Robert W

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.

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