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From Brussels: Day Trip to Bruges by Train

Product ID: 64879
Explore the Venice of the North on a 9-hour guided day trip to Bruges, with round-trip train transportation from Brussels. Marvel at the sights of one of the most fascinating medieval cities in Europe with an English-speaking guide
About this activity
Duration: 8 hours
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Experience

Highlights
  • Discover one of Europe's most intact medieval cities on a day trip to Bruges
  • Taste the famous chocolates of Bruges, or try some moules frites with a Belgian beer
  • Marvel at the historic monuments of Market Square
  • Enjoy a peaceful moment at the Benedictine convent of the Begijnhof
  • Get some free time to shop for lace or find a nice spot for lunch
  • See masterpieces of art at the Groeningemuseum
Full description
Travel to the medieval city of Bruges by train and take a 2.5-hour walking tour with an English-speaking guide on arrival. Marvel at the Minnewater that provides water to the canals and see the historical women-only convent of the Beguinage.

Visit the city's only working brewery at De Halve Maan and get the chance to look inside the Hans Memling museum at the 12th-century Hospital of St. John. See one of the tallest brickwork towers in the world at the Church of Our Lady, where Michelangelo’s statue of the Madonna with Child can be found in the transept. Get a feel for everyday life at the historic Vis Markt (Fish Market) and look at the beautiful guildhalls on Tanners’ Square.

Visit the Groeningemuseum and find one of Belgium's most famous Gothic buildings on the Markt (Market Square). Get 3 hours of free time to explore on your own. Take an optional canal cruise to appreciate the city from a different perspective before the train journey back to Brussels.
Includes
  • Round-trip transportation by train (Brussels-Bruges-Brussels)
  • Local guides
What’s Not Included
  • Optional canal cruise

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meet in front of the Tourist Information Office on Grand-Place. Look for the white umbrella.

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Important information
Know before you go
• Wear good walking shoes and warm clothe in winter
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 56 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.3 / 5
  • Organization
    4.3 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.4 / 5
  • Safety
    4.6 / 5
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Our guide Elouise was very friendly and knowledgeable ensuring lots of interesting information on our walking tour. Unfortunately at the train station at Brugge returning to Brussels, we lost Elouise . This was daunting as there were 3 of us unsure what to do, in looking around the platform we could not see Elouise so assumed she had boarded the train. We had people help us on the train but we had no ticket when the conductor came along. We arrived back in Brussels which was the main thing .

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January 11, 2020

Very good tour to Bruges

Was a very good, interesting tour. There were only myself, my partner and two other couples in the English guide bit, which was very good as we could go in smaller areas to see things. The guide explained Bruges very well, could answer questions and pointed out the best chocolate shops! There was a bit of disorganisation when obtaining the train tickets and then the platform for the train changed (which was nobody’s fault) so we felt we wasted about an hour waiting. The guide was very helpful, explained how to get back to the train station afterwards and which train to catch. She even took us to see the foundations of a Cathedral underneath a hotel, which were very interesting! She also took us to a Catholic ceremony in the Basilica, which was beautiful inside, however we are not religious so felt it wasted some time. My only downside was we were not set free until 3pm, had nothing to eat since breakfast, and all that walking, could have done with snacks. Overall beautiful city!

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December 10, 2018

The trip was nice, and our guide Louise was very friendly!

January 28, 2020

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Bravo Discovery

Product ID: 64879