I loved this trip from beginning to end! I think a great tour guide always makes a tour extra special and this was no exception. It was a larger group tour, but unlike the Brussels/Antwerp day tour it was not over crowded and actually had substance. The bus was a double decker and was extremely comfortable. I was lucky enough to have a row all to myself and could truly enjoy the trip which was about 3 hours each way. We got a lot of history going and coming from Bruges. Once in Bruges we were treated to a nice walking tour. The city is compact enough and teeming with lots of history which made it that much more special! Free time was greatly appreciated and because I had done my research picked the three things that I absolutely wanted to do during my free time. As most people have said in Bruges you could always use more free time as there is so much to do. I had an amazing lunch off the beaten path, got some chocolate at Dumon, Did the boat ride, got some lace, and was able to still have a little more time to visit some of the must see historical points of interest. I recommend this trip to everyone and definitely over the Brussels one. My only recommendation is to understand you will not be able to see everything so pick a few things that are most of interest to you. The boat ride is nice because it gives you a different perspective of the city. Also if you have time, maybe spend overnight there and take the train back!
Remarkable! Bruges is a very beautiful city. It's like you're in a different world. The hot chocolate is beyond compare. You'll marvel at the architecture of buildings. We were able to watch the Nativity Parade.
It was a fun trip. The bus ride was long and not that entertaining, but the town was beautiful and our guide was very knowledgeable of the area. The weather was pretty rough, but that is to be expected. My advice for future travelers would be to dress for the elements. Luckily we did.
What a great trip this was! We had a beautiful sunny day and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves! This was such a beautiful town..highly recommended!
If you only have time for one full-day trip from Amsterdam, choose THIS ONE You will love it, guaranteed. Mariana is a top-notch guide. Professional, knowledgeable, friendly and funny. After a beautiful drive through the quaint countryside you will be truly transported to another time upon arriving in Bruges. It was simply unreal - I must have taken about a hundred photos. During your free time in Bruges I recommend taking a boat tour on the canals. It's the best way to get a good idea of all the different buildings. Also if you meet up with Mariana at 5 pm to walk back to the bus you get an extra little tour of the quiet cobblestone side streets. That was my favorite part for taking photos. Bruges has fantastic shopping too - beer, candy, chocolate, lace, shoes, fashions - all of it! I was a lone female traveler and felt completely safe on this trip. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
A lot of time spent on the bus, but it was worth it. Beautiful city!
Though not our first visit to Bruge, we learned a lot of new things about the place thanks to Alex, our tour guide. As an added bonus, while I expected him to start his commentary only on reaching Bruge, he shared so much about Amsterdam too, on the way to and from Bruge. Good job!
Bruges was as fascinating and interesting as we'd expected. A remarkable place that is truly still medieval. Journey there and back was longer than expected but our guide and driver were great. One we'd certainly recommend.
This was a fun filled day. We started off early and the guide was great. Plenty of free time to enjoy the sights on your own. She took some of us the her favorite restaurant for the best mussels ever. Would say that Bruges was one of my favorite places to visit and I have been to several European cities.
Corine, Tracy, California
Very good tour. Our guides were very helpful and amiable. Bruges is quite an experience!
Only thing I would change is probably schedule the trip for an earlier time, so we have more time to sightsee in Bruges, because we did not get to see everything in the city.
A full day trip with an excellent guide! Mariana spoke many languages and never missed a beat! Bruges is quaint and charming and truly the European town that time forgot. There were many local artisans set up in the old fish market square where we purchased a painting of the local scenery and several beautifully woven linen scarves. Many excellent shops and restaurants with chocolate and steamed mussels as the local specialties.
Awesome trip - must do in Amsterdam it's just so beautiful. Your went smoothly from start to finish, Marianna our guide was excellent.
We had a wonderful time in Bruges. The tour guide, I think her name was Marianne and the driver Frank, were great. The tour guide talked about the history of both Amsterdam and Bruges, which was very helpful. The only problem, we wished we had a little bit longer time in Bruges, but, that has to do with our time management to squeeze in as much as we can. The next time we're in Amsterdam, we will defiantly do the Bruges trip again. The city is really beautiful.
Longish drive out and back from Amsterdam but worth it, Bruges is a great place to spend time relaxing.
This is a great trip. The guide was knowledgeable and Bruges was an amazing place.
We loved Bruges...our bus was comfortable and our guide was very knowledgeable and we were amazed at her language skills! The headset for the guide tour did not function on my headset..but I was able to walk close enough to the guide to hear. Its a beautiful place, great Dumon's chocolate and boat tour!
Jerry United States of ...
The walking tour of Bruges was just enough to get a good understanding of this town, its history, people and charm. There was ample time for us to explore Bruges both on our own and with the group! We highly recommend it! June and Jerry
Tour guide, Alex, was knowledgable and set a good pace. There was a good amount of free time.
We had a wonderful experience going to Bruges on your tour. We enjoyed the driver, the comfort and especially the city. We had a wonderful lunch, shopping and just wondering around the city. I highly recommend the tour and would love to go back!
Great overall experience! Comfortable coach, knowledgeable tour guide spoke in both English and Spanish. Only issue was he did not have the little earpieces available so if you were far away from him, taking photos or something, you could not hear him. Also it was a rainy day but that's out of everyone's control!
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