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Day Trip to Bruges

Join us on this day trip from Brussels to visit the most beautiful medieval city in all of Europe

ABOUT THE Day Trip to Bruges

This 7-hour day trip to Bruges will take you to all the top attractions in the ancient city centre, such as the Saint Salvador Cathedral, the famous Belfry and Grote Markt. See all the places that gave Bruges its UNESCO World Heritage status, as well as the hidden gems that make it dear to its locals. 


Your tour to Bruges starts from Brussels, in front of the tower of City Hall on Grand Place/Grote Markt. 


Explore Bruges' unmissable sights with a local guide

Bruges is one of the best-preserved and most beautiful medieval cities in all of Europe. Just a one-hour train ride from Brussels, it’s become an absolute must on every traveler’s Belgian to-do list. Quaint and romantic, its canals and cobblestone streets are a picture of life as it was centuries ago. This day tour to the city will take you through the ancient city center to all the places that make Bruges famous, as well as the lesser-known sites. 

Learn about Bruges' history and its breathtaking architecure

More than just a pretty face, this town packs an historical punch. You will discover how it helped transform Western Europe into the trading center and driving economic power of the continent and how it cradled the Western Renaissance. Marvel at Bruges' breathtaking architecture, which has earned it its nickname of ‘Venice of the North’, and see the echoes of the once thriving economic and cultural hub. 

Listen to the stories of Bruges' most significant artists

You will also learn about Bruges’ most significant historical figures, such as Jan van Eyck, who famously painted the Arnolfini Portrait, and the German painter Hans Memling.

Explore Bruges for yourself!

After your walking tour around Brugues, you will have time to wander, relax, take photos, and check out your guide’s top recommendations in this vibrant area. This fantastic experience in Bruges is sure to be one of your highlights of Belgium! Join us on this day trip and let yourself be romanced by this unique town. 

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The Day Trip to Bruges starts from Brussels, in front of the tower of City Hall on Grand Place/Grote Markt

  • See the magnificent Saint-Salvator Cathedral
  • Visit the heart of the city; Grote Markt
  • Snap a picture with the iconic Belfry of Bruges, a medieval bell tower
  • Learn about how Bruges was home to the world’s very first stock exchange
  • Stroll down the picturesque canals
  • Listen to the tragic romance of Minnewater or ‘the lake of love’
  • Walk through the former fortress at Burg Plein
  • Visit the final resting place of the Burgundian dukes, Church of Our Good Lady
  • Explore the Basilica of the Holy Blood that claims to contain a cloth with the blood of Jesus himself



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Inclusions & exclusions
What’s included
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Train tickets to and from Bruges
What’s not included
  • Food and drinks
Additional Information
  • No meals are included but your guide will be happy to point you in the direction of some great food spots!
  • Please note that if you are doing the tour on a weekday (Mon - Fri), your guide will return to Brussels on the train with you. On Saturdays and Sundays, you can return to Brussels at your own time and convenience
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Our business is connecting great guides and smart travelers, and we're proud that so many local guides employ us to welcome travelers like you on their journey through some of the world's best cities. No two tours are alike, and the sites, stories, and length of the tour will vary depending on what your freelance guide decides is best. That's why the tours we promote never get stale or feel scripted, and why both independent guides and savvy travelers prefer SANDEMANs
Bruges Day Tour start point in front of the tower of City Hall, Grand Place
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