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Overview
Don’t waste your precious vacation time organizing transportation and itineraries; let a guide do the hard work on this day trip to Bruges and Ghent from Brussels. It’s perfect for travelers with limited time, offering a great introduction to these two UNESCO-listed medieval cities. Learn the history of each place from your guide and relish the cultural highlights.
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You'll start at
Grasmarkt Straat 82
Grasmarkt Straat 82, 1000 Brussel, BelgiumThe street right next to the Grand Place and 5 minutes from the Central Station. We are located right next to Hotel Aris
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  • Pass by Belfry and Cloth Hall (Belfort en Lakenhalle)
    Pass by Graslei and Korenlei
    Pass by St. Bavo's Cathedral (Sint-Baafskathedraal)
    Pass by Gravensteen
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    Saint Nicholas Church
    Stop: 10 minutes -
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    Basilica of the Holy Blood
    Stop: 10 minutes -
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  • 3
    Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekerk
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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  • 4
    Stadhuis
    Stop: 10 minutes -
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  • 5
    Minnewater Lake
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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  • 6
    Burg Square
    Stop: 20 minutes -
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  • 7
    The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde
    Stop: 10 minutes -
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  • 8
    Historic Centre of Brugge
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission excluded
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You'll end at
Grasmarkt Straat 82
Grasmarkt Straat 82, 1000 Brussel, BelgiumThe street right next to the Grand Place and 5 minutes from the Central Station. We are located right next to Hotel Aris
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Highlights
  • Take a full-day tour of Bruges and Ghent from Brussels 
  • Let someone else handle transportation and the itinerary 
  • Commentary brings the history of the two UNESCO-listed cities to life 
  • Take a guided walking tour of Bruges and Ghent highlights 
  • Upgrade to include a cruise on Bruges' idyllic waterways
What to Expect
Your day trip begins with pickup in central Brussels, from which you embark on a journey through the Belgian countryside to Ghent, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. On arrival in Ghent, visit St. Bavo's Cathedral (Sint-Baafskathedraal), home to the world-famous 'Mystic Lamb' painting, and take a guided walking tour of Ghent’s churches and castles, including Gravensteen Castle (Castle of the Counts). The next stop is Bruges, another UNESCO-listed medieval city, where you break for lunch (own expense) at Minnewater (Lake of Love). Tick off Markt Square, Belfry (Belfort), the Basilica of the Holy Blood, plus many more on a walking tour accompanied by historical commentary. Upgrade to take a canal cruise on Bruges’ idyllic waterways before returning to your vehicle for the journey back to Brussels.  
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Important Information
Departure Point
Grasmarkt Straat 82, 1000 Brussel, Belgium
Duration
10h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Professional multilingual guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick up & drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Entry/Admission - Historic Centre of Brugge
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Access to the Mystic Lamb at St Bavo's Cathedral is not possible on Sundays
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • 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
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 200 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Thomas R wrote a review 20 Mar
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Had to leave Brussels early due to flight and border closings. But while there, we were able to take this tour March 12, 2020. Beautiful excursion, little rain, mostly sun. Saw beauty everywhere. Buildings amazing. Our initial goal was to take this tour to get a good overview
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Date of experience: March 2020
Response from brusselscitytours, Customer Service at Ghent and Bruges Day Trip from Brussels
Responded 1 week ago
Dear customer, We are so grateful for your kind words. Thanks for sharing your review with us. Don't hesitate to join us for another tour when you comeback! Stay safe. Kind regards, Brussels City Tours Team
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Mitchell B wrote a review 11 Mar
Georgia Coast, Georgia2 contributions
This tour was flat out bad. From the set up of the trip to the tour guide this was just a bad experience. Never have we ever had a tour guide purposely lead us to tourist traps until we went on this tour. We were essentially required to eat lunch at a tourist trap that is
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Date of experience: March 2020
Mitchell B wrote a review 11 Mar
2 contributions
We used viatour to book many tours throughout Europe and all were great so we were excited to embark on this tour. Unfortunately of the many tours we took, this was the worst one and was horrible. The tour guide was unengaging and didn’t seem to care about us or the trip. What
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Date of experience: March 2020
natyes9031 wrote a review 5 Mar
3 contributions
Excellent service and information provided during the tour. Great places to visit and tasty beer along with an amazing h
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Date of experience: September 2019
Response from brusselscitytours, Customer Service at Ghent and Bruges Day Trip from Brussels
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear customer. Thanks for the great review and we look forward to seeing you again. Best regards, Brussels City Tours Team
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Mona wrote a review Feb 2020
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My father and I have been to this tour with Andra/ Andrea. The tour guide was really professional and informative. She could handle a group of 50 people easily and still deliver pleasant information. Also, I would like to point out that the Asian lady on the front desk was very
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Date of experience: February 2020
Response from brusselscitytours, Customer Service at Ghent and Bruges Day Trip from Brussels
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear customer, This review made our day!!! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us this review. Please share your lovely photos on our Facebook Page and feel free to tag us on instagram. We hope to see here again and please bring all your friends and family. Kind regards, Brussels City Tours Team
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By: Brussels City Tours
Thomas R
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Two Beautiful Cities
Had to leave Brussels early due to flight and border closings. But while there, we were able to take this tour
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Mitchell B
20
One of the worst tours I’ve ever been on
This tour was flat out bad. From the set up of the trip to the tour guide this was just a bad experience. Never
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Mitchell B
20
Don’t book this trip
We used viatour to book many tours throughout Europe and all were great so we were excited to embark on this tour.
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natyes9031
30
Excellent!
Excellent service and information provided during the tour. Great places to visit and tasty beer along with an
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Mona
20
AMAZING tour and staff
My father and I have been to this tour with Andra/ Andrea. The tour guide was really professional and informative.
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sascraig
Wilmington, Delaware
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Enjoyable Ghent and Bruges tour
Enjoyable Ghent and Bruges day tour. A bit of rain didn’t dampen our enthusiasm or that of our guide Andrea. Great
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pete501
Miami, Florida
285
Helpful and Most Friendly
I commend Zohra Amri, Sales Agent, who was most helpful with bookings explaining so much about the cultural and
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Loumd11
121
Comfortable ride. Tour guide well informed and friendly.
This is a very good day trip to Amsterdam. Tour guide allowed guest to have good photo opportunities. She was
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David L
Melbourne, Australia
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an important site
Fine memorial of the battle of bastogne also check the museum next door well worth a look Note not well known on
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Heather
Louisville, Kentucky
8921
Worth it!
This tour is an all-day tour, but it was well run and enjoyable. The tour guides impressively switched languages
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