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Ghent and Bruges Day Trip from Brussels

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Discover two of Flanders’ most enchanting cities and follow our guide back in time! Ghent’s medieval architecture and youthful vibrant atmosphere will impress you. We visit Saint-Bavo’s Cathedral, home to the world-famous Mystic Lamb painting (optional), and walk along the Castle of the Counts of Flanders, the picturesque medieval harbor and many more highlights. In Bruges, you enjoy the view of the peaceful Lake of Love and the old beguinage. Your guide will explain the stories and secrets behind the city’s history from the Viking period until the end of the Middle Ages. You also have the option to enjoy a pleasant boat trip along the narrow canals. Do not forget your comfortable shoes to brave the cobbled streets!
  • 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
Departure Time
9:00 AM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Professional guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick up & drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Historic Centre of Brugge
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Access to the Mystic Lamb at St Bavo's Cathedral is not possible on Sundays
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • 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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This tour was enjoyable and good value. I was worried the day was going to be too jam-packed, however, the time spent in both Ghent and Brugges was perfect. The guide, Laura, was friendly and knowledgeable. My partner and I enjoyed that she walked us through the towns but also
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We were quite worried that putting two cities on the list won’t give us enough time to see much. But in fact, it was quite enough to get a glimpse of Ghent old town with its beautiful and numerous churches and cathedrals, and enough time to spend 4 hours in Brugge with an hour
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The only reason why I gave one star is because that is the lowest rating. It was disappointing. About 50% of the passengers were English speaking, yet the tour guide spoke in excess of 80% of the time in Spanish. If I wanted a Spanish tour I would have booked it as such.
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We had a great tour, our guide, Anton,was so knowledgeable about Belgium, Ghent and Bruges and the multiple sites within the towns that we visited. We did enjoy our history lesson. History plus humor was done very well. We were well briefed on what to expect on the tour and
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Great service from brussels city tour - tour guide Mr STEFEN was very knowledgeable and did not let people get bored during bus and walking tour. Nice service & worth visiting.
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  • Duration: 10h
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  • Languages Offered: French, Spanish
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