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Private Historical Tour: The Highlights of Bruges

Walk around Bruges with a private guide, explore the historic centre and travel back in time to the golden days of Bruges. On our journey through the beautiful heart of town our guide will tell you the stories of love, glory and fortune, but also of intrigue, war and conflict. Our guide can also advise you on where to eat and where to drink during your stay. By the end of the tour you'll know more than a local!

per adult from

$113

AUD

Duration

2 hours

Voucher

Mobile ticket

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No tour options available.

  • What's included :
    • All Fees and Taxes
    • Local guide
    • Professional guide
    • Hotel pick up and drop off
    • Private Tour
    What's excluded :
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
    • Entry/Admission - Gruuthusemuseum
    • Entry/Admission - Sint-Janshospitaal
    • Entry/Admission - De Halve Maan Brewery
    • Entry/Admission - Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekerk
    • Entry/Admission - Groeningemuseum
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: The Markt, Markt, Bruges 8000 Belgium

    We start here with an introduction about the history of Bruges and the role the city played as a trading hub in medieval times. We also go deeper into the troublesome relationship between the city of Bruges and the French king.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Belfort, Markt 7, Bruges 8000 Belgium

    We visit the halls behind the bellfry and explain you the important role the tower has played during the Middle Ages.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Gruuthusemuseum, Dijver 17, Bruges 8000 Belgium

    This newly renovated city palace belonged to a wealthy family in Bruges, who held a monopoly on a specific part of the trade. Our guide will tell you all about it.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Sint-Janshospitaal, Mariastraat 38, Bruges 8000 Belgium

    We make a stop at the magnificent hospital of St John, one of the oldest still exisitng hospitals in the world and one of the cornerstones of medieval society.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde, Begijnhof 24-28-30, Bruges 8000 Belgium

    We'll take you for a walk into the picturesque beguinage, the biggest of its kind in the world, where a community of ladies have lived together for over 800 years.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Minnewater Lake, Bruges 8000 Belgium

    By the Lake of Love we tell you the story of why we have swans on the canals of Bruges and how the city got into a conflict with Emperor Maximilian of Austria.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: De Halve Maan Brewery, Walplein 26, Bruges 8000 Belgium

    We stop in front of the brewery to tell you the story of how the people of Bruges got the nickname 'Fools of Bruges' and to show you a piece of the beer pipeline that flows beneath our city.

    Duration: 10 minutes

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

    We'll tell you the story of this iconic church, which is the 2nd tallest brick tower in the world and houses a statue by Michelangelo as well as the tombs of the last Dukes of Burgundy.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Groeningemuseum, Dijver 12, Bruges 8000 Belgium

    We venture into the garden of the Groeninge Museum, where some of the works of the biggest Flemish masters are on display.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Huidenvettersplein, Bruges 8000 Belgium

    We take you to the old Tanner's square, where the smelly business took place of greasing skins and turning them into leather.

    Duration: 10 minutes

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

    After passing by the old Fishmarket, we end the tour on the Burg square, the political heart and birthplace of the city of Bruges.

    Duration: 15 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Markt 20, 8000 Brugge, Belgium
    Return Detail :
    Burg Square, Burg, 8000 Brugge, Belgium
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 3 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    • If you have any questions or if you want to make a booking for more than 15 people, please contact us: bruges@legendstours.be
    • Please mention what time you would like to start the tour!
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • 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 - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Legends Tours & Activities

Activity ID: V-62056P18

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