Day Trip to Bruges and Ghent from Brussels

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Duration: 10 hours
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Overview of the tour in Brussels

In just one day, come and discover Bruges and Ghent, considered to be the two most beautiful cities in Belgium. You will have the opportunity to learn about their history, but also to explore them by yourself in your free time.
 
Highlights:
Day trip to the two most beautiful cities of Belgium.
Explore Bruges the “Venice of the North”, a wonderful medieval city.
Walk through the streets while listening to the legends of this fairy-tale place and take a boat trip on the canals (possibility to take boat trip on canals).
Visit historical sites and monuments: museums, and medieval castles….
Opportunity to admire the altarpiece of “The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb” by the Van Eyck brothers. One of the most important works of art from the Middle Ages.
Dynamic visit with a passionate guide.
Eat the local dishes (mussels, french fries, Flemish carbonnades) and opportunity to buy the best Belgian artisan chocolates.

Not included:
The meals.
The tickets to the museums (optional).
The optional boat tour (Bruges).
The optional visit of the altarpiece “the Adoration of the Mystic Lamb”.

This activity includes:

  • Saint Nicholas Church
  • Market Square
  • Brussels Town Hall
  • St Michael and St Gudula Cathedral, Brussels
  • Professional guide (English-speaking), expert in the history and the legends of Bruges and Ghent
  • Round trip by train from Brussels (Brussels-Bruges-Ghent-Brussels).
  • The ancient city wall park. Admire parts of the ancient city wall and the ancient moats while taking fresh air.
  • The “Lake of Love” is one of the main water reservoirs that nourish the canal system of “the Venice of the North”. Admire a stunning panoramic view of the city in a bucolic spot that seems to whispers into your ears the secrets of the city.
  • Markt Square, the tenth century city market that has been for a millennium the economic heart of Bruges. Admire its imposing guildhalls and its bellfort tower, which is one of the most famous Gothic buildings in Belgium.
  • Burg Square, the political heart of the city, place in which the city was born around the castle of the first Count of Flanders. Admire the oldest Gothic city hall of the Low Countries, the Basilica of the Holy Blood (it treasures a relic of the blood of Jesus Christ), and the civil register built in Renaissance architecture.
  • VisMarkt (fishmarket) and the Tanners’ Square, two of the oldest squares in Bruges with their beautiful guildhalls and lovely cafés and restaurants.
  • GroeningeMuseum (possibility to enter the museum and see the paintings of the Flemish Primitives).
  • Our Lady of Bruges is one of the oldest churches in the city. Admire its impressive tower that is still one of the tallest brickwork towers in the world, and take a look to its art treasures, including Michelangelo’s Madonna with the child (optional).
  • Saint Bavo’s Cathedral, a spectacular Gothic church decorated with majestic Baroque ornamentation. Step into the marble choir and private chapels, admire Peter Paul Rubens’ painting “Saint Bavo”. Enters the Convent at Ghent and the Rococo pulpit, and go into the Romanesque crypt, where you can also admire its frescoes. Optional visit to the altarpiece “the Adoration of the Mystic Lamb” by the Van Eyck brothers, which is one of the most important works of art of the Middle Ages.
  • The market square, the Belfort tower, and the covered market.
  • The City Hall, an extraordinary building combining Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque architecture.
  • The churches of St. Nicholas, St. James, and St. Michel, three parish churches that stand as a reminding of Ghent’s medieval past.
  • Gravensteen, a medieval castle that was the former residence of the Counts of Flanders.

Meeting point

Brussels Grand-Place 1000

On arrival

Meeting point:
Grand-Place in front of the City Hall. Find our guides! They hold a white umbrella (We kindly ask you to be at the meeting point 10 minutes prior to the scheduled starting time).
This activity respects the codes of responsible and sustainable tourism.

Things to note

Participation:

To ensure your participation, we recommend booking your tour as soon as possible.
The number of participants is limited.
Without prior booking, our guides reserve the right to refuse participation in the tour depending on the availability.
We kindly ask you to be at the meeting point 10 minutes prior to the scheduled starting time.


Booking:

The reservation is free and without charge.
You can book up to 2 hours before the beginning of the tour (please note that the number of participants is limited to 25 per group).


Cancellation:

Up to 24 hours prior to the tour: 100% refund.
Less than 24 hours prior to the tour: no refund.

Free Cancellation

Free Cancellation up to 24 hours before the activity starts. Late cancellation or your non-arrival is not refundable.

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