Bruges is such a picturesque town, just walking through it makes you feel like your walking through a fairytale village. The medieval town is lined with cobblestone streets and canals, historic churches and buildings as well as some great food and sights to see. Belgium itself is a small country but it is packed with so much history spanning back thousands of years, and Bruges was practically at the center of it. What better way to get to know such a charming city than to experience the best of it. Here are some great tour ideas to really get to know the city and see (and taste!) the best of it!
It may not be Cinderella’s carriage but it’s still a great time! Hop on board a private carriage tour and be led by a local to show you some sights around town. Perfect for people who just arrived and want to get to know the city a bit or for people who don’t have a lot of time and just want a quick little tour around town. See historical sights and monuments and medieval houses and buildings around town. Journey through the historic city as you give your feet a rest and learn some history!
Private bike tour by carriage
Address: Market Square (Markt), 8000 Bruges
Duration: 30 minutes
Price: from 29.79 USD
Beer and chocolate, together at last! When you think of Belgium, you might think; delicious beer? Delicious chocolate? Well now’s your chance for both packaged in one tasty tour!
A private guided tour through historic Bruges combines sightseeing and tasting some of the city’s best culinary delights. The tour offers a walk through a chocolate museum and an authentic brewery. The brewery tour also offers a three-course lunch so make sure you’re hungry. See the historic buildings and taste the amazing food in one awesome tour.
Beer and chocolate tasting
Duration: 4 hours
Price: from 100.15 USD
For the history lovers out there, some of you may know that a lot of fighting during the First World War was fought on Belgian soil. Visit battlefields of the great war and follow in the footsteps of soldiers 100 years ago. Knowledgeable guides will answer any questions about the sites any visitors may have. Departure is from central Bruges in a comfortable minibus and makes a couple of stops during the tour. Lunch is available in a nearby town for visitors.
WWI Battlefields Tour
Duration: 11 hours
Price: from 90.15 USD
How can you see the best of any city? See it with a local, of course! The highlights private tour is an affordable private tour with a Bruges local that can change the itinerary based on the group’s personal interest so flexibility is definitely a great thing.
Explore historic sights, architecture, as well as the canal-side neighborhoods. After a long walk exploring the old city, visit a chocolatier and have a delicious chocolate tasting. An amazing tour at an amazing price.
Bruges highlights and private tour
Duration: 2 Hours
Price: from 14.23 USD
Bruges is a historic medieval city, with several UNESCO heritage sites spanning back to the medieval ages. Featuring a tour guide with a flexible itinerary, explore the myths, legends, and heroes who made Bruges the historic city it is. Hear the amazing stories of the park and historic Almshouse.
There are plenty of gorgeous buildings to see and admire all filled with a rich history. The showpiece of the tour is the Gothic square so prepare your camera for some wonderful snapshots of the architecture. If there’s a certain spot you heard about and want to see, make sure to let the guide know, so you can stop by.
Private medieval tour
Address: Market Square, 10M
Duration 2 hours
Price: from 23.72 USD
Journey back to old Belgium and taste some delicious beers while you’re there. Located in a historic building called the Waterhalle, tours will travel through various themed rooms and try different beers and have a tasting in the “grand beer cafe.” Even if you aren’t a beer aficionado, there are still some tasty beers to have.
Address: The front desk of the Historium, Markt 1, 8000 Bruges
Price: from 24.44 USD
Dinner and show! Feel like you’re part of the royal court while you watch performers reenact the wedding of Charles the Bold and Margaret of York in July 1468. There will be dancing, sword fighting, jesters and of course, delicious Belgian food and drinks. Located in a former Jesuit church located in the middle of historic Bruges, you’ll be surrounded by other guests while you eat a four-course meal and drink as much beer and wine as you want. Feast like royalty and enjoy a show you surely won’t forget!
Medieval dinner and show
Address: Celebrations Entertainment: Vlamingstraat 86, 8000 Bruges, Belgium
Duration 2.5 hours
Price: from 70.34 USD
Meet your local tour guide and explore some of the best the city has to offer. A great mix of both “living like a local” and “seeing like a tourist.” You’ll learn what the locals do and where they go as well as see some of the sights that Bruges has to offer. Belgium is known for its fries, beer, and chocolate and there will be no shortage of that here. Enjoy a chocolate tasting after a nice long walk exploring, you deserve it.
Private tour with local
Address: Belfort, Markt Square
Price: from 14.31 USD
So much to see and do and taste!
Bruges is an old city with old city charm. It has so much to offer to those looking for culture, history, food and everything else in between. What better way to explore a new city than to see it with a local!
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