Ghent and Bruges are two of the best preserved medieval cities in Europe and two of the most-visited towns in Belgium. Take a full day-trip and discover the charming Ghent and picturesque Bruges.
Ghent and Bruges Day Trip
Depart from Brussels’ city centre at 8:30 am by coach to the charming city of Bruges, also known as “The Venice of the North”, situated 100km to the northeast of Brussels.
Upon arrival, follow your knowledgeable English-speaking guide through the town and visit some of the most popular landmarks such as Sint Janshospitaal (Saint John’s Hospital), the beautiful medieval Church of Our Lady, which houses a celebrated Madonna and Child sculpture. Next, head to the Market Square, visit the Basilica of the Holy Blood, the Belfry of Bruges, the Lake of Love, the Begijnhof which was established in 1245, Walplein Square, the Dijver Canal, Tanners Square, Castle Square and its Gothic-styled Town Hall.
After the guided tour around Bruges, continue to visit the city at your own leisure for one hour, stop to have lunch or get some typical souvenirs, including the delicious chocolate from Bruges.
Next, head to Ghent, the country’s fourth largest city and one of the liveliest towns in Belgium full of university students.
Once you get to the destination, let yourself be led through the picturesque streets of this charming town by your guide. You will discover St Bravo’s Cathedral, which accommodates the world-famous painting by the Van Eyck brothers: “The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb”. Afterwards, visit the Belfort bell tower, Saint Nicholas’ Church, Gravensteen (Castle of the Counts), the Castle of Gerald the Devil, the curious Town Hall, the Masons’ Guild House, and wander through the Patershol district. And afterwards, you'll have an hour of free time to take in the city at your own pace.
After a full day-trip, head back to Brussels. You will get to the capital’s city centre at around 7 pm.
Since Bruges and Ghent are such beautiful cities, if you have enough time, we recommend you book a full day tour to Bruges and another to Ghent. It is the best way to discover these two medieval gems.
For organizational purposes, sometimes you visit Ghent first and then Bruges.
|Adults||Children 2-8 years old||Children under 2 years old|
Children 2-8 years oldUS$ 24.1
Children under 2 years oldFree
The tour is exclusively in English.
Transportation to both cities by coach.
Expert English speaking guide.
City map of Bruges and Ghent with local recommendations.
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
If there are still places available, you can book until the previous day (local time in Brussels).
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - Can I bring a pushchair on the tour?
A - Yes, but it might be uncomfortable, as the streets of Ghent and Bruges are largely cobbled.
Q - Can we take suitcases on the excursion?
A - Yes, but you'll please indicate so in the comments when making the reservation.
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).
Tour departs from Brussels Central Station