Private tour to see the highlights of Bruges, Belgium with private local guide and car
Known as the Venice of the North, because of its peaceful canals, Bruges is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. It was a justified motive that prompted UNESCO in 2000 to include the entire historical city centre on the World Heritage list. The current city boundaries still coincide exactly with those of the medieval city centre, and the spaces and structures that were so typical of Bruges in the past have been preserved. Walking along the maze of winding cobbled alleys and romantic canals, you imagine yourself to be in medieval times.
Special event in 2018
10 May - Procession of the Holy Blood in Bruges (http://www. bloedprocessiebrugge. be/)
29 June - WWI memorial programme: 3000 small craft will take to the water manned by 6000 volunteers who will each write the name of one of the victims of the First World War at sea along with other messages of peace.
A typical half-day Bruges city walk includes the major highlight: the church of Our Lady and the Statue by Michaelangelo (Monuments'Men movie); the Market Square with the Belfry and the Town Hall Square (Burg) with the Chapel of the Holy Blood. We shall stroll by the Lake of Love (Minnewater) and the peaceful Beguinage cloister. Optional 30-minute canal cruise (7, 5€pp)
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: At security gate cruise ship port
IMPORTANT INFO - PLEASE READ CAREFULLY
BE AWARE THAT due to very strict security we are not allowed to near the ship. The cruise company organizes a free shuttle transfer from the ship to the check point/entrance gate (2 minute ride). We'll be waiting for you at the gate, after security with a sign with your name on.
End location: Same as above
Duration: 6 hours
Minimum duration of guided walk is 3 hours. However the city is best visited and appreciated in 5 or even 6 hours (including pick up and drop off at Zeebruges harbor). I'm flexible and will adjust to your cruise arrival/departure time.
I use different vehicle for different types/sizes of groups:
Kia Sportage (up to 3 clients)
Citroen Picasso (4 clients without luggage)
For 4 to 6 passengers with or without luggage I use a luxury Multivan VW.
If you would prefer a more luxurious vehicle or a larger coach please contact me (Mercedes S,E or V class).
In case number is larger than 4, please contact me.
Pick up/drop off at Zeebruges harbor. Private transportation from/to the ship for up to 4 pax.
For larger vehicle please contact me.
English speaking local driver-guide
Estimated Local Cash Needed
15 euros - Entrance to (your choice)
Church of Our Lady (Michelangelo Madonna & Child) (cf: Monuments Men Movie) = 6€ per person
A 30-minute canal cruise = 7,5€ per person (not available between Nov. & March)
Entrance to St John Hospital (Memling Museum) = 8€ per person
A 30-minute canal boat cruise (7,5 euros per person)
Entrance fees to churches and museums
Lunch and personal expenses.
Rates are for up to 4 passengers but I also have a large van that can accommodate up to 7 passengers
If the number of passengers is greater than 4, there is an extra charge for a larger vehicle (please contact me)
Please check my calendar for availability.
For walking tours taken between October and March - in case of bad rainy, snowy, windy cold weather, we might either shorten the walks or visit indoor sites instead.
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Joyce was a pleasuere. I cannot recommend her highly enough! She was personable, knowledgeable and flexible. We saw everything on our list and she made our trip to Brugge, I will definately recommend her again to friends and family. Brillient!