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From Paris: Bruges Full-Day Trip with Canal Cruise

Activity provider: ParisCityVision

From Paris: Bruges Full-Day Trip with Canal Cruise

Activity provider: ParisCityVision
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Walk down cobbled streets in Bruges, past intact medieval buildings. Take a cruise down the canals with the guided options. Visit Ten Wijngaerde, the Basilica of the Holy Blood, the Belfry, and more.

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Duration 1 day
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Japanese, English, Spanish, Italian, German, Korean, Russian, French, Portuguese
Optional audio guide
Chinese, English, French, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish

Experience

Highlights
  • Cross the border of France and Belgium to the capital of West Flanders
  • See intact medieval buildings and canals that date back to the 12th century
  • Visit the Basilica of the Holy Blood, an almost intact Romanesque chapel
  • Cruise down the canals in summer and admire Renaissance and Gothic architecture
  • Try the national dish of moules frites and Belgian beer
Full description

Escape Paris for the day and cross the border to the capital of the West Flanders region of Flemish Belgium. The full-day tour, with round-trip transfers from central Paris, will take you to the UNESCO World Heritage city of Bruges, sometimes referred to as the “Venice of the North.” Enjoy a guided walk of the historically rich center, admiring the gothic-style City Hall, the ornate Renaissance architecture of the Place du Bourg, and the 12th-century Basilique du Saint-Sang (Basilica of the Holy Blood), among other attractions. Free time will be allocated for lunch at a local restaurant, where you can enjoy Belgian specialties, such as traditional moules frites (mussels and French fries) and an extensive selection of Belgian beers. A visit to the Groeningemuseum, home to Flemish master painters, such as van Eyck and Hieronymous Bosch is a popular way to spend an afternoon in Bruges. Alternatively, shop for handmade lace and Belgian chocolates in the city’s boutique stores.

During the summer season, choose the guided option to enjoy a boat cruise along some of the most famous canals of Bruges, built as far back as the 12th century.

Includes
  • Transportation by luxury air-conditioned coach
  • Toll taxes
  • Licensed multilingual guide (if option is chosen)
  • Canal cruise in summer (only for the guided option)
  • Tips
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Cruise ticket (only guided option has them)
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Please wear good walking shoes and warm clothing in winter
  • Please note that Bruges has an especially humid climate
  • Try the national dish of Moules Frites, served with various sauces, such as wine, cheese, onions, or garlic, accompanied by Belgian beer
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 116 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.5/5
  • Transportation
    4.2/5
  • Value for money
    4.2/5
  • Safety
    4.7/5

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This is a fantastic day trip. I can't recommend it highly enough. Although it is a very long day, we were able to see most of the lovely architectural sites in Bruges. As well as the guided tour, there was still sufficient time to explore the city on our own, have lunch in a local restaurant, go on a canal cruise and do some shopping. I didn't feel rushed at all.

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July 27, 2022

Bruges is a small and beautiful city that is fleetingly known in a few hours. One takes away the aroma, the chocolate-flavored mouth and the smile of seeing so much beautiful architecture. The tour is perfect because it arrives in the morning and lasts just long enough to return to Paris for dinner.

May 25, 2022

We had a great time, the city is fascinating with a lot of little side streets and a lot history. We enjoyed tasting chocolate in some of the many chocolate stores, we also found a great restaurant on a side street so narrow that cars could not use it. The bus ride was long but worth it.

February 24, 2020

Product ID: 10756