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Immerse yourself in the medieval majesty and rich historical heritage of Ghent and Bruges on a full-day trip from Brussels. Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, marvel at the UNESCO-listed city of Ghent as you visit legendary landmarks like the Castle of the Counts, St Bavo’s Cathedral and the picturesque old port. Then, travel through the verdant Belgian countryside to Bruges in order to witness the architectural beauty and winding waterways of the iconic city. Stroll quaint cobbled streets on the way to Market Square and absorb the sacred ambience of the Chapel of the Holy Blood during your comprehensive tour of the city.

Highlights

  • Full-day trip to the UNESCO-listed cities of Ghent and Bruges from Brussels
  • Discover top city attractions such as St Bavo’s Cathedral and the Castle of the Counts of Flanders in Ghent
  • Take a scenic drive through the Belgian and Flemish countryside
  • Wander the cobbled streets around Bruges’ romantic Minnewater (Lake of Love)
  • Explore City Hall, the Market Square and the medieval Chapel of the Holy Blood with your guide
  • Tour includes round-trip travel from Brussels

What You Can Expect

Ghent and Bruges Day Trip from Brussels

Explore the best of Ghent and Bruges on your day trip from Brussels

Depart from your Brussels hotel in a spacious, air-conditioned vehicle and get acquainted with your knowledgeable guide during the scenic 1-hour journey to Ghent. Disembark at the UNESCO World Heritage-listed city, considered one of Belgium’s most beautiful, and embark on a comprehensive tour with your accomplished guide.

Begin at the sacred structure of St Bavo’s Cathedral, home to late-medieval treasures like the ‘Mystic Lamb’ painting. Delve into the building's rich history by listening to your guide’s commentary (entrance optional) and then embark on an explorative walking tour of Ghent to see the city’s most legendary landmarks.

Meander through charming streets to the Castle of the Counts of Flanders (Gravensteen), St Nicolas’ Church and the ancient port of Graslei as your guide recounts local legends and entertaining anecdotes. After your enriching tour, return to your vehicle and travel to the beguiling city of Bruges to witness more historical wonders.

On arrival, stroll the quaint cobbled streets of the UNESCO-listed city to Minnewater (Lake of Love) and revitalize with lunch at a café overlooking the beautiful body of water (own expense). Afterwards, begin your walking tour of the splendid city and see cultural highlights like the City Hall, Market Square and the Chapel of the Holy Blood.

Opt to see Bruges from a different perspective during an idyllic boat tour of the city’s winding waterways at your own expense. After thorough exploration, return to your comfortable vehicle and relax during the 1.5-hour journey back to Brussels, where the tour concludes.

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Customer Reviews

Joan P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2018

Excellent trip and we enjoyed the day without any hustle.

alanshipwrecked

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2018

Bruges and Ghent are shockingly beautiful the Buses are like new Mercedes the guide was very friendly and energetic this was the Spanish tour so my wife could understand but me not so much only a little Spanish. Great tour I would not hesitate to do it again someday. Very informative, time for breaks was sufficient ,the tour company was great my first experience with them .One more thing absolutely do take the boat ride in Bruges this is the highlight of the trip its not included but an option at the end .

manish

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2018

it was good tour covering many places. tour guide was very knowledgeable about places there.

Karen S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2018

Fantastic Tour the Lady was very good and very knowledgeable on the Cities I would highly recommend these places.

ahmed e

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2018

Great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great

Steven C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

Great day trip. Tour guild was great. Would highly recommend this tour

Tracey N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

Absolutely fantastic day from beginning to end with our wonderful guide Stephan. I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND this trip to anyone. Just wear sneakers :.

Megan T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

We had a wonderful tour to Ghent and Bruges! Andrea did a fantastic job providing details on the history and sites of both cities. The coach and ride were comfortable. I only wish we had had more free time in both cities as the 45 minutes was a bit rushed. Definitely recommend this tour!

ERNESTO R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

It's a good trip but you have to walk a lot about 5 km. on each city. There is a lot to see and both cities are interesting. The guide explain the history of each city.

Dimple B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2018

Both the towns are beautiful But there's no need to take the optional boat ride pay extra in Ghent. You'd rather walk and shop around the town.

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