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Day Trip to Bruges from Brussels

Bruxelles, Belgium

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  • 7 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Hop a train from Brussels to Bruges with your private guide and spend the day in the home of the Western Renaissance. The day trip is the perfect balance of a planned tour and independent adventure. Take a narrated walking tour through the city center visiting Saint Salvator Cathedral, Grote Markt, and more. Afterward, you have time to explore on your own and take a myriad of photos.
  • Take your time to explore Bruges independently
  • See one of the jewel’s of Europe in a day
  • Visit both the major attractions and lesser known local spots
  • Listen to the narration and insider tips of your personal guide

What's Included

  • Local guide
  • Train tickets to and from Bruges
  • Food and drinks

Departure & Return

Departure Point

  • Grand Place
    Grand Place, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium

    Your Day Trip to Bruges starts from Brussels, in front of the tower of City Hall on Grand Place/Grote Markt. Just look for the team with the 'free tour' red umbrellas, red T-shirts and name badges.

Departure Time

9:30 AM

Return Details

  • Bruges
    Bruges, Belgium

    Please note that if you are doing the tour on a weekday (Mon - Fri), your guide will return to Brussels on the train with you. On Saturdays and Sundays, you can return to Brussels at your own time and convenience (return ticket included in the ticket price).

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children under 12 are welcome to join this tour for free. We reserve the right to ask for a valid ID for children joining our tours
  • No meals are included but your guide will be happy to point you in the direction of some great food spots!
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Please note that if you are doing the tour on a weekday (Mon - Fri), your guide will return to Brussels on the train with you. On Saturdays and Sundays, you can return to Brussels at your own time and convenience
  • The independent guides who employ us to market their tours have your best interests in mind; while the tour usually includes the sites & stories mentioned and lasts about 7 hours, your tour may vary depending on what your guide thinks is best for your group
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:What is the policy on sanitization during Day Trip to Bruges from Brussels?

A:The policy on sanitization is:
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

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You will need to take pictures quickly and keep up.
is perfect - not too early (I mean we are on holiday), gave us plenty of time to have breakfast and prepare.
If you need this tour in English I hope you get James you will love the experience!
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A great day
Joanna_D, Jul 2022
Fraser was a terrific guide and we loved the small group setting. Definitely a day to remember. The day was the perfect mix of guided tour and free time.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Super way to see Bruges
Margaret_A, Mar 2020
Mathias was the perfect guide and the rainy March weather held off so we had a fantastic day in Bruges. The central meeting place and time in Brussels were very convenient and our small group of 8 had no trouble catching the train and getting to see some of Belgium during the hour-long trip. Mathias did a great two-hour walking tour with lots of interesting stories but also bringing context with history and architecture. In the hour and a half we had on our own we managed great waffles and the boat tour on the canal. We easily made the train back to end a great day.
Bruges in March
Melanie_C, Mar 2020
Senna (I might have misspelled his name) was an excellent guide!!! Very knowledgeable and enthusiastic made for a fantastic tour of Bruges
Great tour, highly recommend - one of the highlights on our visit to Belgium
Gregory_S, Mar 2020
Adrien was an excellent guide and made the tour super enjoyable. His knowledge of history, dry sense of humor and his passion (for Bruges, for history, for making sure we got we were looking for) made the tour. Bruges is a gorgeous setting and while some have described it as touristy it has a very interesting history that we learned all about. Note we were there in February, when the tourist hordes are minimized, and the weather a little gloomy...but it was still one of the highlights of our 10 days in Netherlands and Brussels. Props to Adrien for making it very enjoyable! Here is more detail if desired... 1. We booked the tour the night before. We had a free day and wanted to get outside Brussels 2. Meet point at the Grand Place was easy. Adrien and his female assistant were easy to spot with the umbrellas they had. Plus at this time of morning it was not crowded. This was a convenient spot as we were at the nearby Hilton Brussels Grand Place 3. The start time was great for us. 9:30 is perfect - not too early (I mean we are on holiday), gave us plenty of time to have breakfast and prepare. 4. Walk to Centraal station was just a couple of blocks, very easy 5. Train ride was pleasant. We had been on several trains so we were used to them by now. Adrien gave good advice on all of us sitting near him and walked us to the front of the train where there were less people 6. From the train station in Bruges short walk into the city. We crisscrossed and saw everything there was to see with several stops on the way. Tour took a couple of hours, leaving us a couple of hours on our own. 7. We would have preferred going on a weekend to be able to spend more time there than we did on a Friday as most of our free time was spent eating lunch and warming up at Half Moon brewery (great recommendation by Adrien as well, he had several for those who wanted to buy chocolate, places to eat and drink, etc.) 8. The group met back at the designated meeting space and walked to the train for the ride home. Again, no issues, comfortable ride, decent scenery (trains are comfortable, come with free toilets, and are heated properly). Adrien bid us adieu at the Central station 9. Tour group size was good - 14 of us so it was easy to stay together, hear our guide, etc. We were in an English speaking group. Interesting diversity in the group - we were the only couple from the states with others from Peru, Zimbabwe, Bangladesh, and more
Bruges tour
Ahmed_Elawad, Feb 2020
Very nice day to a beautiful place with professional guide(Mathias), a highly recommended and non forgettable tour.
Great tour leader and use of time!
KAL, Feb 2020
Mathias was a great tour leader! Super knowledgeable and clearly loves his job! The tour was short enough to leave sufficient time for self exploring of the city and gave us a diverse round up of the key historical facts of Bruges.
Bruges with Fraser
Meehanmaryjane, Feb 2020
The tour was everything and more. Fraser was very informative, personable and competent. Would highly recommend!
Super!!! (even in a different language)
Michelle_D, Jan 2020
Our English speaking guide was sick the day our our tour, so we decided to go ahead with the Spanish tour since we were leaving the next day. We ended up with Ana- who was so energetic and enthusiast, you could see the look on the other faces being caught up in the story she was telling. Luckily we had help from her intern who was very helpful in helping translate and she would touch base to see if we had any questions. Everything was great! Would recommend this tour and this company and will definitely look for other tours from them on future vacations.
great guide
Michael D, Jan 2020
personal, informative, sense of humor, and respectful of needs.Good cheer, offered individual time, suggested local food options.
Great tour with a great guide, Charlotte!
Andrea C, Jan 2020
Charlotte was an amazing tour guide with lots of personality! She knew all the history behind every highlight and had adorable stories and jokes along the way. She recommend lots of things to do and eat when we broke from the group after the tour. I would definitely recommend this tour and her.
Beautiful city / town!!
YiHsiang_L, Jan 2020
Great trip, beautiful place with great tour guide(Fraser) who is knowledgeable and make it very interesting!! Definitely recommend.
Engaging guide
Eevian_L, Dec 2019
Tour was conducted in full english and our guide, Charlotte, was engaging and enthusiastic. Meetup was easy too
Brugg
edsoccer69, Dec 2019
Quinton was amazing, knowledgeable and very helpful Will definitely recommend to anyone who wants to learn about this beautiful place!
Peter is the man
Ami_R, Dec 2019
We did this day trip with Peter and we had a great time even though it rained all day. He made sure all guests were taken care of.
Terrible experience
Rania_F, Dec 2019
You ate asking my opinion about a trip ghat I booked but didn’t catch .I didn't join the trip because of the strike of Paris trains , I arrived late because my train from Paris to Brussels was cancelled , I went into the next one , I arrived 9:30 to Brussels, I tried to catch them but couldn’t, I was advised to meet them in Bruges by their agents,but I didnt find them , I sent a complaint and asked a refund of my trip but they didnt answer me , they should be more flexible and consider urgent circumstances like the strike thst made me not catch this trip
Brugges day trip
sahaamit2017, Dec 2019
Peter our guide was very interesting, professional and kept us engaged with the right content. It was excellent
Great Brugges walking tour
dkl842019, Dec 2019
Peter was a knowledgeable and funny guide, and made sure we never got lost. He also suggested a great place to eat and drink. Thank you!
Bruges Day Tour
John T, Nov 2019
Glad we did the tour as I'd been looking forward to seeing Bruges for quite some time. The tour and tour guide were excellent however I was a little disappointed in Bruges itself. We were there in early September and it was still very "touristy". A friend after the fact mentioned best time to visit Bruges is late fall/winter. During the tour did learn that french fries are an American term and frites are the proper name as they weren't founded in France, rather they were founded in Belgium
a must
fhristea, Nov 2019
This day trip to Bruges is a must. I recommend doing it by train from Brussels. The city of Bruges is a real jewel!
Great Tour
Kathy C, Oct 2019
The train is a bit longer than I thought We had a tour member from India, who is an older female using a walking cane, so we had to slow down the pace for her to catch up. For that reason we had to cut down our tour time in order to get back to Brussels on schedule. I will recommend the tour but I personally think 5 hours in Bruges is too short. It should be at least 7-8 hours. We only had 40 minutes for lunch, which is too rush.
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