Bruges Guided Walking Tour and Boat Trip

Bruges is known as the quintessential medieval city and the “Venice of the North”. Discover why it has earned these titles by exploring its corners and secrets on foot with an expert guide. End your tour with a boat ride through its canals. Have we enchanted you yet?

  • Prices

    • Adult

      34

    • Kid 4 to 11 y/o

      23

    • Under 4 y/o

      Free

Itinerary

Bruges is the quintessential medieval city and also known as the “Venice of the North”. Call it what you want, it doesn't matter, because the city will capture you as if by magic —cue mysterious music— okay, we're kidding, its name has little to do with magic. However, it is associated with medieval beauty, so much so that since 2000, the Historic Center has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site in its entirety.

Its corners are full of stories and secrets that our local guide will share with you without holding anything back. A stop at the Lake of Love? How romantic! It is also known as Minnewater, and we assure you that it is a natural environment that forms one of the most beautiful postcards of Bruges.

We will talk about the béguinages, which were structures that associated Christian women with a vocation for serving the sick and destitute. Get ready to discover the history! Next stop: Walplein Square, which literally means “wall square,” referring to the city's first walls, a real journey through time!

From there, we can also enter Stoofstraat, one of the narrowest streets in Bruges, whose literal translation into Spanish is “stove street.” These stoves are associated with thermal baths, where gentlemen during the golden age of the 14th and 15th centuries came to bathe and relax. However, some of these “baths” had a characteristic that was not immediately apparent but was part of the essence of this alley… Do you want to discover what we mean?

Let's go to the hospital! Or rather, now a museum that houses Memling, Picasso, Miró… A real attraction for art lovers! If we add a museum located in the Saint John’s Hospital, the oldest hospital in Europe, curiosity and interest in this visit are guaranteed.

Would you like to see the second-tallest tower in the world? Yes, you read that right, in the world! Our Lady's Church awaits you. How many meters tall do you think it can be? The Gruuthuse Palace won't leave you indifferent. Get your camera ready!

The Tanners Square and the Castle Square, where some of the most incredible buildings in Bruges are located, will help us understand the city's essence and history. Before ending the tour, we will stop at the Basilica of the Holy Blood. A Catholic temple where the relic of the blood of Christ is kept. Legend or reality?

We bid farewell at the Market Square, but don't forget that you have a boat ride included to discover the secret corners of Bruges, which can only be explored from the water.

If it's called the “Venice of the North,” there must be a reason. Sail through the canals and waterways, which are the true arteries through which the people of Bruges move. However, don't expect too much intimacy because there are some locals who tend to join you on your ride: the swans. Are you ready to join us?

Details

    Duration

    • 3 hours aprox
    • Guided visit 2h 30min
    • Boat trip 30min

    Included

    • Local guide in English
    • Small groups of maximum 24 people
    • Boat ride through the canals of Bruges

    Language

    The visit is carried out in English

    Rules and tips

    • You have to present the confirmation voucher that you receive by email printed for the boat
    • The departure time is indicative, adapting of course to the established departure times. If the boat is full at the selected time, you can do it in the following time slot.

FREE Cancelation Cancelation

Free! Cancel free of charge up to 24 hours before the start of the tour. If you cancel with less time, arrive late or do not show up, no refund is offered

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