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Ghent and Bruges Day Trip from Brussels

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Don’t waste your precious vacation time organizing transportation and itineraries; let a guide do the hard work on this day trip to Bruges and Ghent from Brussels. It’s perfect for travelers with limited time, offering a great introduction to these two UNESCO-listed medieval cities. Learn the history of each place from your guide and relish the cultural highlights.
  • Take a full-day tour of Bruges and Ghent from Brussels 
  • Let someone else handle transportation and the itinerary 
  • Commentary brings the history of the two UNESCO-listed cities to life 
  • Take a guided walking tour of Bruges and Ghent highlights 
  • Upgrade to include a cruise on Bruges' idyllic waterways
What to Expect
Your day trip begins with pickup in central Brussels, from which you embark on a journey through the Belgian countryside to Ghent, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. On arrival in Ghent, visit St. Bavo's Cathedral (Sint-Baafskathedraal), home to the world-famous 'Mystic Lamb' painting, and take a guided walking tour of Ghent’s churches and castles, including Gravensteen Castle (Castle of the Counts). The next stop is Bruges, another UNESCO-listed medieval city, where you break for lunch (own expense) at Minnewater (Lake of Love). Tick off Markt Square, Belfry (Belfort), the Basilica of the Holy Blood, plus many more on a walking tour accompanied by historical commentary. Upgrade to take a canal cruise on Bruges’ idyllic waterways before returning to your vehicle for the journey back to Brussels.  
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Important Information
Departure Point
Grasmarkt Straat 82, 1000 Brussel, Belgium
Departure Time
9:00 AM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Professional guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick up & drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Historic Centre of Brugge
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Access to the Mystic Lamb at St Bavo's Cathedral is not possible on Sundays
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 200 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Did this tour with my parents on 10/25/19 and it was super worth it. This was such a great deal. Ghent and Bruge were spectacular and have a lot of beautiful good places to take pictures. Looks like in a fairy tale location. It is well planned. One day to go to these lovely
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Nice place but unfortunately the tour guide talking too fast and less explained more about the history~
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Response from brussels-ity-tours, Customer Service at Ghent and Bruges Day Trip from Brussels
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Customer, We are sorry to hear that our service did not meet your expectations. I hope that we can convince you to change your mind and give our service another try. Kind regards, Brussels City Tours Team
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Our guide was full of historical information from the start of the trip to the end. If you’re not into walking or history this wouldn’t be the trip for you
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Response from brussels-ity-tours, Customer Service at Ghent and Bruges Day Trip from Brussels
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Customer, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us this review. Next time you’re here, try the "Brussels Delicious Tour". You will be able to learn fun facts about Brussels while you taste Belgian specialities. Kind regards, Brussels City Tours Team Kind regards, Brussels City Tours Team.
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We were only in Belgium for 3 days and wanted to see all the Flanders cities. This was a great way to spend a day and to hear some of the local history. Our guide led the tour in both English and Spanish which I know annoys some people but I didn't find it took much more time.
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Response from brussels-ity-tours, Customer Service at Ghent and Bruges Day Trip from Brussels
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Customer, We would like to thank you for taking the time to leave us this review. Your feedback does matter to us, as we strive to improve with each and every tour. Kind regards, Brussels City Tour Team.
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This was my favorite as the cities are so full of wonder and history. This one is the one I would not miss if you go to Belgium. I did get some Belgium lace in Bruges. I was able to try the National stew of Belgium there and it was good. Get the beer as it is cheaper than
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