Unforgettable private tour to Belgium’s most delightful cities Bruges and Ghent

Bruges and Ghent are two beautiful medieval Belgian cities, often called "Northern Venice" and "the most Flemish". There is no other place like Bruges in Belgium. With its authentic medieval architecture and scenic canals, the so-called "reien", the city really is fairy tale material and on thу other hand, there is no other place in Belgium like Ghent where contemporary design, art, fashion, gastronomy, and music blend so perfectly with the past.

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Duration

8 hours

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  • What's included :
    • Professional licensed guide
    • Pick up and drop off
    • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle
    • All fees and taxes
    What's excluded :
    • Food and drinks (own expense)
    • Entry/Admission - Basilica of the Holy Blood
    • Entry/Admission - Belfort
    • Entry/Admission - The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde
    • Entry/Admission - Stadhuis
    • Entry/Admission - Belfry and Cloth Hall (Belfort en Lakenhalle)
    • Entry/Admission - Gravensteen
    • Entry/Admission - Ghent Town Hall (Stadhuis)
    • Entry/Admission - St. Bavo's Cathedral (Sint-Baafskathedraal)
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: De Vos Almshouse (Godshuis de Vos), Noordstraat 14, Bruges 8000 Belgium

    Your guide will pick you up at the Cruise Port after your ship will dock at the port. Tour is timed to your’s ship’s arrival and departure.

    Depending on the time of day and the situation on the road, you will start the tour either from Ghent or from Bruges. You will have sightseeing tours of Bruges and Ghent with all the main sights of these cities discovering them both – by private car and on foot.

    The Bruges townscape contains many small, whitewashed almshouses, usually grouped around an inner voice. This social housing " Avant la Lettre " were established from the 14th century by wealthy citizens or guilds. Scattered throughout the city, there are 46 church complexes have been preserved, which are mainly inhabited by elderly people. A beautiful complex is the Almshouse De Meulenaere and Sint-Jozef (Nieuwe Gentweg 8-22) Bruges has a total of 46 almshouses in the city center.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Basilica of the Holy Blood, Burg 13, Bruges 8000 Belgium

    This chapel is located in a corner of the Burg square and judging by the richely decorated facade you would not immediately expect a chapel behind it. This flamboyant facade is actually a 16th century staircase that connects two underlying chapels: the Romanesque Saint-Basiliuschapel and the (neo)gothic Holy Bloodchapel. The Basilica of the Holy Blood is a Roman Catholic minor basilica in Bruges. Originally built in the 12th century as the chapel of the residence of the Count of Flanders, the church houses a venerated relic of the Holy Blood allegedly collected by Joseph of Arimathea and brought from the Holy Land by Thierry of Alsace, Count of Flanders. Built between 1134 and 1157, it was promoted to minor basilica in 1923.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Belfort, Markt 7, Bruges 8000 Belgium

    The Belfry of Bruges is a medieval bell tower in the center of Bruges, Belgium. One of the city's most prominent symbols, the belfry formerly housed a treasury and the municipal archives and served as an observation post for spotting fires and other danger. A narrow, steep staircase of 366 steps, accessible by the public for an entry fee, leads to the top of the 83 m (272 feet) high building, which leans 87 centimeters to the east. To the sides and back of the tower stands the former market hall, a rectangular building only 44 m broad but 84 m deep, with an inner courtyard. The belfry, accordingly, is also known as the Halletoren (tower of the halls). The belfry is a key component of the UNESCO world heritage site of the historic center of Bruges. The building is a central feature of the 2008 film In Bruges and is also mentioned in the novel Cloud Atlas.

    Duration: 30 minutes

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

    The 'Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde' with its white-colored house fronts, tranquil convent garden, and beguinage museum was founded in 1245. This little piece of world heritage was once the home of the beguines, emancipated lay-women who nevertheless led a pious and celibate life. Nowadays, the Beguinage is inhabited by the Sisters of the Order of Saint Benedict. In the small beguine house, you can still gain insights into what daily life was like in the 17th century. Please note: the entrance gates are always closed (and remain closed) at 6.30 p.m. The Bruges Begijnhof (beguinage) has been a World Heritage Site since 1998.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Stadhuis, Burg 12, Bruges 8000 Belgium

    The monumental City Hall (1376-1421) is one of the oldest in the Low Countries. It is from here that the city has been governed for more than 600 years. An absolute masterpiece is the Gothic Hall, with its impressive vault and 20th-century murals depicting the history of Bruges. The adjacent historic hall sheds further light on the governance of Bruges over the centuries, using original documents and paintings. On the ground floor, you are brought face to face with life-size portraits of the city’s rulers and can also learn more about the evolution of the Burg.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Quai du Rosaire / Rozenhoedkaai, Rozenhoedkaai, Bruges 8000 Belgium

    Summer or winter, morning or evening, sun or rain…Rozenhoedkaai has the enthralling ability to always make a stunning impression. It should come as no surprise that this continues to be one of the most photographed spots in Bruges. Here anyone can create his or her picture-perfect postcard of Bruges. Rozenhoedkaai’s sophisticated class makes it the ideal location to pause for a moment and together with your loved one enjoy one of Bruges’ most timeless sceneries.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: The Markt, Markt, Bruges 8000 Belgium

    The Markt ("Market Square") of Bruges is located in the heart of the city and covers an area of about 1 hectare. Some historical highlights around the square include the 12th-century belfry and the West Flanders Provincial Court (originally the Waterhall, which in 1787 was demolished and replaced by a classicist building that from 1850 served as a provincial court and after a fire in 1878 was rebuilt in a neo-Gothic style in 1887. In the center of the market stands the statue of Jan Breydel and Pieter de Coninck. In 1995 the market was completely renovated. Parking in the square was removed and the area became mostly traffic-free, thus being more celebration friendly. The renovated market was reopened in 1996 with a concert by Helmut Lotti.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Belfry and Cloth Hall (Belfort en Lakenhalle), Emile Braunplein, Ghent 9000 Belgium

    The 91-meter-tall belfry of Ghent is one of three medieval towers that overlook the old city center of Ghent, Belgium, the other two belonging to Saint Bavo Cathedral and Saint Nicholas Church. Its height makes it the tallest belfry in Belgium. The belfry of Ghent, together with its attached buildings, belongs to the set of belfries of Belgium and France inscribed on UNESCO's World Heritage List.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Gravensteen, Sint-Veerleplein 11, Ghent 9000 Belgium

    The Gravensteen (literally "Castle of the Counts") is a medieval castle at Ghent, East Flanders in Belgium. The current castle dates from 1180 and was the residence of the Counts of Flanders until 1353. It was subsequently re-purposed as a court, prison, mint, and even as a cotton factory. It was restored over 1893–1903 and is now a museum and a major landmark in the city.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Ghent Town Hall (Stadhuis), Botermarkt, Ghent 9000 Belgium

    If you’re walking down the street and find yourself stepping over rice and rose petals, you’ve discovered Ghent Townhall (Stadhuis) where one gets married. The building is hard to miss, as the detailed, ornate Gothic style in which the building was originally built is in stark contrast to the clean lines of the plainer Renaissance style, which the building was completed in. Inside is equally interesting with wooden vaulted ceilings, stained glass windows, Wedding Chapel, a labyrinth, and more.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Graslei and Korenlei, Graslei en Korenleih, Ghent Belgium

    From Saint Michael's bridge you have an astonishing view over the medieval city harbour. On the right-hand side you see old warehouses, some of them are now exquisite restaurants or shops with a very refined collection. On the left the houses are slightly younger and more elegant.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: St. Bavo's Cathedral (Sint-Baafskathedraal), Sint-Baafsplein Casco Historico de la Ciudad, Ghent 9000 Belgium

    The Saint Bavo Cathedral (also known as Sint-Baafs Cathedral, or in Dutch Sint Baafskathedraal) is an 89-meter-tall Catholic, Gothic cathedral in Ghent, Belgium. It is the seat of the diocese of Ghent, is named for Saint Bavo of Ghent, and contains the well-known Ghent Altarpiece.
    During the tour, you will have opportunities to experience local cuisine and famous Belgian chocolate and beer if you’d like.

    After the tour, your guide will return you to your ship.

    Duration: 30 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offeredPorts
    • Cruise Terminal Zeebrugge, Zweedse Kaai, 8380 Brugge, Belgium
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    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • 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
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
    • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • 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

10

Organised by Uopera tours

Activity ID: V-224720P392

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