Depart from your Brussels hotel in a luxurious, private vehicle and enjoy the scenic surroundings on your short, 1-hour drive to Ghent. Hailed as one of Belgium’s most beautiful cities, Ghent is typified by its medieval architecture and picturesque network of canals. Begin your tour by venturing within St Bavo Cathedral, a sacred structure whose altarpiece is adorned with the renowned painting, The Adoration of a Mystic Lamb.
Stroll into the historical heart of the city and capture fantastic photographs beside the colossal Belfry of Ghent and the looming Gothic towers of St Nicolas’ Church. Gaze at the grand turrets of Gravensteen Castle and listen as your guide recounts tales from its 12th-century origin.
After thorough exploration of Ghent, return to your vehicle and travel to Bruges; pop in state-of-the-art headphones and listen to a historical comparison of the two cities before arriving amidst the quaint canals and medieval structures of the pretty city. Stroll around Minnewater Lake, known as the Lake of Love due to the resonant romanticism of the area, and then absorb the sacred atmosphere of the Beguinage, a serene chapel and courtyard within a convent.
Revitalize with a traditional Belgian lunch in town (own expense) and then embark on a walking tour of the city. Stroll around Market Square with its impressive Belfry; admire the Renaissance façade of the Church of Our Lady; and capture photographs of the world-renowned Chapel of the Holy Blood.
Opt to see Bruges from a different perspective during a tranquil ride through the canals of the city (own expense) and then reconvene with your private guide for the relaxing return journey back to your Brussels hotel.