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Day Trip to Bruges and Ghent

  • 10 hours
  • Live tour guide + Transfers
  • Free Cancellation

On our Day Trip to Bruges and Ghent you will discover two of the most fascinating medieval cities in Europe.

  • Colorful houses at the shore of a Bruge channel
    Colorful houses at the shore of a Bruge channel
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    En la Grote Markt de Brujas os contaremos la historia de su campanario y sus curiosidades
  • Aerial view of the square in Bruge with colorful houses
    Aerial view of the square in Bruge with colorful houses
  • Old square with coffe tables in ghent
    Old square with coffe tables in ghent
  • Enjoy the day trip and discover the best of Belgium
    Enjoy the day trip and discover the best of Belgium
  • Aerial view of Ghent, Belgium | Buendía Tours
    Aerial view of Ghent, Belgium | Buendía Tours
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    Discover Flandes jewels with us
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Prices

  • Adult

    From 47

  • Under 26

    From 43

  • Over 65

    Free

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If you have enough time do not hesitate and visit both cities with plenty of time to enjoy the maximum of it, take a look at our special prices in our tours, day trip to Ghent and our day trip to Bruges 

Itinerary Itinerary

We will depart at 08:30 am from the centre of Brussels, and travel to the charming town of Bruges. Enjoy one of the most fascinating medieval cities in Europe with an English-speaking guide, and discover why the entire historic centre of Bruges is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

We will be able to enjoy the peacefulness of the Lake of Love, Also called Minnewater, one of the most romantic places in Bruges, with a unique love story hidden inside it. Close by, the Begijnhof (Beguinage) awaits us. One of Bruges’s most representative places, Begijnhof was declared a World Heritage Site in 1998, and after you visit you will understand why.

Another stop on our guided tour, the Bruges Walplein, is a square that is perfect to discover the medieval side of the city that fascinates everyone that crosses it. At the edge of Bruges Walplein starts one of the narrowest streets of the city, Stoofstraat. Once the ideal place to not be seen, today it’s the place to buy any kind of souvenirs you wish for.

Next, we will discover the beautiful Church of Our La and the Sint-Janshospitaal (Saint John’s Museum), one of the oldest hospital buildings in Europe.

Our guide will also take us to the Gruuthusemuseum. This palace belonged to the Grunthense family, one of the most powerful families in Bruges. Nowadays it has been converted into a Museum that holds artwork and artifacts that span five centuries of history. Don’t miss the view of the charming St Bonifacius Bridge: it dates from the early 20th century and is one of Bruges’ newest bridges, even though it may not look like it at first.

Rozenhoedkaai is one of the most stunning places in Bruges and for this reason it is one of the most photographed spots in the city. Take your own photos as a memory of your trip. It is an ideal location to stop for a moment and enjoy one of Bruges most timeless sceneries. During this tour we will be visiting Huidenvettersplein, a tiny square that is surrounded by restaurants and is always full of artists gazing around, giving the square an intimate and relaxing atmosphere. 

Of course, our guide will take us to Burg Square, where the town of Bruges was firstly born and where we will find the Town Hall of Bruges. Nearby stands the Basilica of the Holy Blood, a Romanesque lower church connected to the Neo-Gothic upper church where the Holy Blood is preserved. A legend says that a part of the Holy Blood was brought here from the Holy Land by Thierry of Alsace.

Next, we will stop at Bruges main market square, the Grote Markt, and the Bell Tower where we will enjoy the sight of the Belfort tower, another symbol of Bruges and another world heritage site! 

The next stop on our trip will be Ghent, one of the best-preserved medieval cities in Europe where we will discover Ghent’s Town Hall, or Stadhuis. It is a huge building with a complex façade, and it seems to be formed by two buildings, but it is just a trick! 

One of the three famous towers in the Ghent sky belongs to Saint Bavo's Cathedral, another stop on our tour, the cathedral’s protagonist is the Ghent Altarpiece, or ‘The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb’, painted by the van Eyck brothers, Hubert and Jan. It is one of the most influential paintings ever made and is renowned in the whole world as an astounding artwork.

The town’s belfry, Het Belfort van Gent will be our next stop, that stands proudly at 91 meters tall with the city’s mascot, a fierce dragon, at the very top p. This dragon observes the city of Ghent and protects its inhabitants from harm. Our guide will tell us the history of this dragon and how it got to be at the top of Ghent’s Belfry

We will also visit the Korenmarkt, or the Wheat Market, the main square of Ghent. Nearby we will find Saint Nicholas’ Church, the third of Ghent’s towers and an amazing example of Scheldt Gothic style

We will cross the Sint-Michielsbrug bridge, with a perfect romantic background to take great photos, and visit the Sint-Michielsbrug church, where we will find the famous painting ‘Christ on the Cross’ by Anthony Van Dyck. The church contains others paintings and sculptures by famous masters, so it is definitely worth the time

Discover two of the most beautiful cities in Europe in one day trip to Flemish jewels.

Meeting Point

At Carrefour de l’Europe, under the columns of the main entrance of the station Brussel-Centraal, in front of the Hilton Grand Place hotel.

  • Carrefour de l'Europe 3
    • 1000 Bruselas

Details

  • Prices

    • Adult: 47 €
    • Under 26 y/o: 43 €
    • Senior (Over 65): 36 €
    • Under 12 y/o: Free 
  • Duration

    • 10h00 approx
  • Included

    • English speaking guide
    • Round trip
  • Not included

    • Headphones
  • Language

    • English
  • Cancellation Policy

    • Free of charge up to 48 hours 
  • Please notice

    • In some occasions we will be forced to use headphones during the tour 
    • The itinerary regarding the order visiting the cities may vary
  • Covid 19 Travel Health

    The service complies with local regulations and the necessary hygiene measures to avoid infections related to the coronavirus

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