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Bruges: City Highlights Bike Tour

1. Bruges: City Highlights Bike Tour

Discover Bruges' medieval past on a guided bike tour of the city. Cycle to its most iconic landmarks and locations, seeing highlights such as the Burg and Market Square, the Beguinage, and windmills. Follow your local guide along paved cycle paths, down charming alleyways, and across large squares. Head off on your cycling adventure and cycle over this ancient harbor city's historic cobblestones as you admire its grandness and history from the saddle. Make your way to some of its most famous sights, including the Burg and Market Square, the Church of Our Lady, the Beguinage, and the windmills. Feel like a true local as you follow your guide to their favorite spots, away from the crowds and hustle and bustle of the city. Cycle through charming streets and alleys, learning about the history and daily life of this gem of a city. Stop to snap photos whenever you want in this idyllic city.

Bruges: Private Historical Highlights Walking Tour

2. Bruges: Private Historical Highlights Walking Tour

Travel back in time to the golden days of medieval Bruges on this private walking tour through the historical heart of the city. Your guide will share stories of love, glory, and fortune, as well as tales of intrigue, war, and conflict. After meeting your guide on the main square of Bruges, walk through the medieval heart of the city that includes all the must-visit spots. The highlights include the Market Square, the Church of Our Lady, St. John's Hospital, the Gruuthuse Palace, the Minnewater (Lake of Love), the Beguinage, Half Moon Brewery, Fish Market, Burg Square, and many more. Make a stop at the Rosary Quay (Rozenhoedkaai), the most photographed spot in town, where you can take your own snapshots of this memorable spot. As you explore highlights and hidden gems, you’ll get the perfect mix of history, funny stories, legends, and facts — everything you need to make your experience of Bruges authentic and exciting. By the end of the tour, you'll know more than a local and you'll have a better idea of where to go and what to do during your time in Bruges. As an added perk, you'll receive a booklet with discounts and gifts at local restaurants, museums, and shops.

Bruges: Belgian Beer Tour

3. Bruges: Belgian Beer Tour

Set off on foot on your beer tasting tour and learn the secrets of the beer-brewing process. Learn how to differentiate between an ale, lager, triple, and a historical medieval beer called Lambic. Discover what kind of beer Belgium is famous for and the best chocolate store in the city. Move on to other lively beer haunts, including some hidden gems loved by and known only to locals. Sample a selection of traditional beers and craftwork brews, a gutsy mix of malty, hoppy, fruity, reddish, and herby beers to sour and triple varieties. Trappist or Lambic beers can be surprising when matched with some chocolate or other local delicacies to enjoy the full Belgian beer-and-food experience. Last but not least, discover the secret varieties of a craft brewer and taste more delicious Belgian beers.

Bruges: Private Tour with Locals – Highlights & Hidden Gems

4. Bruges: Private Tour with Locals – Highlights & Hidden Gems

See Bruges at its best from the eyes of a local in just 3 hours. Check out prime landmarks like Burg Square, the Markt, De Halve Maan and hear unique insights that only a local would know. Uncover hidden gems and city secrets along the way that will show you an authentic side of the city with the help of a knowledgeable local guide. Fully experience the local flare with an included local treat to make your city tour a complete experience.

Bruges: Private Guided Tour by Pedicab

5. Bruges: Private Guided Tour by Pedicab

Give your feet a rest and explore Bruges by pedicab. Meet your driver/guide on the Markt (Market Square) at the site of the old medieval market. Sit back and relax as you driver pedals you to all the main sites of interest. Enjoy picture-perfect views of the canals and medieval buildings of the UNESCO World Heritage old town. Listen to fascinating stories from the history of the city and chat about what it is like to live in Bruges today. Learn how the city grew from its humble beginnings as a coastal settlement to one of the great centers of trade in the 12th to 15th centuries. Venture off the tourist path and discover a few hidden locations known only to the locals. The specially designed bikes can comfortably seat up to 3 people and feature a canopy to keep you covered at all times. 

Brussels: Private Trip to Bruges & Food Tour with 6 Tastings

6. Brussels: Private Trip to Bruges & Food Tour with 6 Tastings

Enjoy authentic and delicious tastings in this personalized food tour in Bruges with a local guide. Head to the Markt, the city’s medieval heart lined with quaint pavement cafes under the watchful eye of the Belfort, Belgium's most famous belfry. Start your food journey by whetting your appetite at a no-frills pub or bar for a drink and a couple of appetizers like cheese, olives, salami, and meatballs. Continue to a longstanding local cafe or bistro for some traditional Flemish cuisine – take your pick of hearty, beer-based Flemish stew or pie, bouillabaisse, and vol-au-vents. Take a break before your next round, walking through the city center’s cobbled medieval streets, and squeezing in some sightseeing with on-the-go Belgian Frites (twice-cooked, thick-cut fries). End on a sweet note with sweet, syrupy, fluffy Belgian waffles and a chocolate tasting at a local chocolatier. All these delectable tastings are included in the price of the tour, so all that’s left for you to do is enjoy the best food Bruges has to offer!

Bruges: Family Walking Tour

7. Bruges: Family Walking Tour

What mysterious legends are hidden by the city of Bruges? Why are the inhabitants of Bruges called the “fools of Bruges"? Find out on this adventure with your family. Enjoy a leisurely pace and a stroll around the city center, highlighting the famous cultural and architectural landmarks. Your guide will make sure the kids have as much fun sightseeing as the adults. Have fun learning about Bruges' fascinating and interesting sites. The stories shared by the guide are guaranteed to provide you with a few giggles, as you wind down the off-beaten paths of the city.

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What people are saying about Bruges

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 204 reviews

We toured with Martin and had an amazing experience! He was incredibly knowledgeable about the history of Brugge and was very engaging and entertaining throughout the entire tour. He also gave us some great recommendations for continued exploration of the city, and some awesome food and beverage recommendations.

Fantastic introduction to the city. Discovered loads of hidden gems. The guide was brilliant, so really got the back story to Bruges. Could ask as many questions as we could dream up.

Great guide. Great food. Great city. We really enjoyed our food tour to Bruges with Michael!

It was a great trip, Arthur our bike guide showed us lots of interesting places and stories

Very informative- gave us great overview and history while throwing in humor!