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Ghent and Bruges Day Trip from Brussels

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  • 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 
Ghent and Bruges Day Trip from Brussels
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Ghent and Bruges Day Trip from Brussels
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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 convenience of hotel pickup and drop-off.
What to Expect
Your day trip begins with pickup from your Brussels accommodation, from which you’ll embark on a journey through the Belgian countryside to Ghent, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
On arrival in Ghent, you’ll visit St. Bavo Cathedral (Sint-Baafskathedraal), home to the world-famous Mystic Lamb painting, and take a guided walking tour of Ghent’s churches and castles.
The next stop is Bruges, another UNESCO-listed medieval city, where you’ll break for lunch (own expense) at Minnewater (Lake of Love). Tick off Markt Square, Belfry (Belfort), Gravensteen Castle (Castle of the Counts), 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 your Brussels hotel.  
Reviews (2,153)
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Reviewed yesterday
Great tour guide makes a long day worth it

Yes the crowds at Brugges were heavy, but the views and history were worth it. Ghent is just as impressive with smaller crowds. This was a Viator tour that Brussels City Tours conducted. Our guide, Phillip, was so attuned to his group and knew his...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Nick1381046
Reviewed yesterday
Great introduction to these two GEMS in Belgium!

I booked this tour just to get a taste of Bruges and Ghent - and in spite of the long duration of the tour - you really do just get a taste! If you've never been it's well worth doing - but we had 20-25...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank photovagabond
Reviewed 2 days ago
Too many people, uninterested guide,

Don’t get me wrong, the city of Bruges is beautiful however it’s like Disneyland on steroids. Way too many people to enjoy the town and the rides in the town square made it seem like a fair. Knowing what I do now I would skip...More

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Date of experience: April 2019
Thank GoldCountry2
Reviewed 4 days ago
amazing Bruges

Very interesting trip. Bruges is a very well maintained UNESCO site. It was a good trip but is meant for only those who love to walk a lot.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Skundaje
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile
Excellent day!

Bruges and Ghent are both extraordinary places to visit! Daniel was a very knowledgeable and helpful guide even showing us where to have a sneaky beer and give us good tips on where to buy chocolate! It was a great day but be prepared not...More

Thank RenePete
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