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Bus day trip to Bruges & Ghent from Brussels

Make the most of your time in Belgium during this full-day excursion to Bruges and Ghent from Brussels. Don’t worry about time-consuming public transit; instead, benefit from round-trip transfers, as well as the insight of a local guide who can share context you might not have discovered alone, before exploring independently at your own pace.

per adult from

$66

AUD

Duration

10 hours

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  • What's included :
    • Professional English-speaking guide
    • City tips
    • Round-trip with A/C
    • Bussiness discount (chocolateries, restaurants)
    • We keep your suitcases on the bus.
    • Chocolate tasting
    What's excluded :
    • Food and drinks
    • Headphones
    • Museum entrance
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Bargeplein (Katelijnparking), Bargeweg, 8000 Brugge, Belgium

    Our bus will leave us in Bargeplein. Here we will have 10 minutes to go to the bathroom. The guide will explain at what time should we be back in the bus

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Minnewater, 8000 Brugge, Belgium

    Our first stop will be Minnewater, also known as the "Lake of love". With the beautiful lake on the background our guide will explain the history of Bruges as well as the love story occurred in this lake.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Begijnhof, 8000 Brugge, Belgium

    The next step of our tour will be the Begijnhof. Founded in 1245, this place saves the history of an incredible group of women.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Chocolalino, Wollestraat 6, Bruges 8000 Belgium

    In one of the few certified artisan chocolate shops, we will have the chance to taste artisan chocolates. Our guide will also tell us about the famous Bruges chocolate and will give you some tips to distinguish the handmade chocolate from the industrial one.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Walplein, Bruges 8000 Belgium

    In this beautiful square, our guide will explain us the history of Bruges beer.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Stoofstraat, 8000 Brugge, Belgium

    Here our guide will teach us how to identify the original medieval houses.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Pass By: Mariastraat 23, 8000 Brugge, Belgium

    You will have the chance to take some beautiful photos from the little bridge.

    Stop At: Sint-Janshospitaal (Museum), Mariastraat 38, 8000 Brugge, Belgium

    In front of Old St. John’s Hospital our guide will explain how the health system in medieval Bruges worked.

    Duration: 8 minutes

    Stop At: Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekerk, Mariastraat, Bruges 8000 Belgium

    In front of old St. John’s Hospital, we will find the Church of Our Lady. From the outside, our guide will explain us some curiosities of the white marble sculpture of the Madonna and Child created by Michelangelo that is inside the church mentioned before.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Gruuthusemuseum, Dijver 17, Bruges 8000 Belgium

    In the front of Gruuthuse, we will get to know the most famous and powerful family of Bruges between the XVII and XVIII centuries.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: St Bonifacius Bridge, Groeninge 6 Arentshof, Bruges 8000 Belgium

    In one of the most charming spots of Bruges, our guide will explain the interesting legend of this bridge. You will also have time to take photos.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Quai du Rosaire / Rozenhoedkaai, Rozenhoedkaai, Bruges 8000 Belgium

    In the most photographed place of Bruges, our guide will tell us about the history surrounding the "Pier of the roses". You will also have the chance to take some pictures.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Huidenvettersplein, Bruges 8000 Belgium

    Our next step is Tanners square, here we will learn about how tanners worked in the medieval Bruges.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Burg Square, Burg 15, Bruges 8000 Belgium

    In this square we find the Gothic Town Hall, the Old Court House and the Basilica of the Holy Blood.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: The Markt, Markt, Bruges 8000 Belgium

    The last point of our guided tour in Bruges is The Market Square or Grote Markt. Here our guide will explain the different buildings around the square and will give some tips about where to eat or which are the best shops to buy the traditional chocolate. The guide will also remember you when and where you must be to take the bus to Ghent.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Bruges, Bruges, West Flanders Province

    Free time, you will enjoy about 1,5 hours of free time (it depends on the traffic and the rhythm of the group).

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Bargeplein (Katelijnparking), Bargeweg, 8000 Brugge, Belgium

    Here waits our guide and the bus. Time to continue our trip to Ghent.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Bus Parking Dampoort, Kasteellaan 447, 9000 Gent, Belgium

    We arrive to Ghent, one of the best-preserved medieval cities in Europe. We walk to the centre, where the guided tour will begin.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Ghent Town Hall (Stadhuis), Botermarkt, Ghent 9000 Belgium

    We start our guided tour in front of the Town Hall. Here our guide will explain us the different architectural styles of the building.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Het Belfort van Gent, Sint-Baafsplein, Ghent 9000 Belgium

    Our guide will explain this emblematic tower and the history surrounding its dragon.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: St. Bavo's Cathedral (Sint-Baafskathedraal), Sint-Baafsplein Casco Historico de la Ciudad, Ghent 9000 Belgium

    You will discover the outside and the inside of Ghent’s Cathedral, where the most stolen painting in history is kept, the famous painting of the Van Eyck brothers “The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb”.

    Duration: 25 minutes

    Stop At: Saint Nicholas Church, Cataloniestraat 4 Korenmarkt, Ghent 9000 Belgium

    Do you know that Belgian churches host concerts and other events?

    Duration: 3 minutes

    Stop At: Masons' Guild Hall, Sint-Niklaasstraat 2, Ghent 9000 Belgium

    In front of the original facade of the Masons guild house, our guide will explain what guild houses are and the peculiarity of this one.

    Duration: 2 minutes

    Stop At: Korenmarkt, Ghent 9000 Belgium

    In front Saint Nicholas Church, we found the Korenmarkt. In this spot will be explained the peculiar history of the building where the post office used to be.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Sint-Michielsbrug, St Michael's Bridge, Sint-Michielshelling, 9000 Gent, Belgium

    Upon this bridge you will be able to take incredible photos. Here will also be explained the story of the tower of Saint Michael's Church.

    Duration: 7 minutes

    Stop At: Graslei and Korenlei, Graslei en Korenleih, Ghent Belgium

    We are going to follow the Lys riverbank. We will get to know the buildings surrounding Lys river such as the Masons’ Guild House or the current Marriot Hotel. You will also have the chance to take some photos.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Great Butcher's Hall, Groentenmarkt 7, 9000 Gent, Belgium

    The Great Butchers’, which dates back to the 15th century, was originally a covered market.

    Duration: 7 minutes

    Stop At: Kleine Vismarkt, 9000 Gent, Belgium

    In front the Great Butcher's Hall, we will make a little stop in a traditional market stall where the seller will tell us about Ghent’s more famous candy, the cuberdon.

    Duration: 3 minutes

    Stop At: St. Veerleplein, Ghent 9000 Belgium

    The last point of our guided tour is Sint-Veerleplein Square. Here our guide will explain the story of the square and the different buildings around it. Also, will give some tips about where can you drink the traditional beer or which are the best souvenir shops. The guide will also remember when and where you must be to take the bus back to Brussels.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Ghent, Ghent, East Flanders Province

    Free time, you will enjoy about 1 hour of free time (it depends on the traffic and the rhythm of the group).


    Duration: 1 hour

  • Departure Point :
    Brussel-Centraal, Carrefour de l'Europe, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium
    Departure Time :
    8:30 AM
    Return Detail :
    Rue du Marquis 1100, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    • You will receive the confirmation at time of booking
    • Our guides have your best interests in mind; while the tour usually includes the sites & stories mentioned and lasts about 2.5 hours, your tour may vary depending on what your guide thinks is best for your group.
    • No meals are included but your guide will be happy to point you some great food spots :)
    • Groups over 24 pax must use headphones in Bruges, you can purchase them for 1€ a pair directly to our guides
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 45 travelers
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Buendía Tours

Activity ID: V-6877P39

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