Ghent and Bruges full day tour from Brussels (9-10h)

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Tour Number

Activity Level

2899


Categories

City, Day Trip / Out of Town, First Time Visitor, Religious Heritage

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.
If you are planning to walk the sites, bear in mind that the streets are covered with uneven cobble stones, so wear good shoes. If you have difficulties walking, don't worry there are alternative ways to marvel at the sites!

Maximum travelers: 6

Language(s)

explanation

Dutch (conversational), English (fluent), French (fluent), Spanish (conversational), German (basic), Italian (fluent)

See the best of Flanders with private transportation and personal local guide


You do not have much time but still wish to see as much as possible of Flanders?
This tour is for you! I'll take you for a guided walk through the 2 "must see" of Flanders and we'll enjoy a scenic drive through the Flemish countryside. We're not just "skimming through" the places - we'll enjoy the day at your own pace and see as much as your stamina allows!
A full day tour that will give you a good overview of two of Belgium's nicest gems!

Itinerary

Pick up at your hotel in Brussels and drive to Ghent (45 minutes)
Ghent walking tour to the castle of the counts, the former meat hall, former harbor, cathedral and famous Van Eyck altarpiece (Monuments Man), the belfry tower (cloth hall).
Then we drive to Bruges and start with a relaxing lunch break in a local traditional restaurant (not included) or have a quick bite. . . . your choice.
Bruges walk to the: Main square, church of our lady ad the Michelangelo Madonna (Monuments Men), Burg, Beguinage, Lake of Love, Cathedral, St John's hospital, canal cruise and much more.
Free time for shopping.
Return to Brussels at the ennd of the day.

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Suggested by Guide: NH Brussels Grand Place Arenberg Hotel

End Point Options: Suggested by Guide: NH Brussels Grand Place Arenberg Hotel

Duration: 9 hours

This tour could take up to 10 hours depending on traffic, weather, your energy ...
We are not responsible for delays due to traffic jams, accidents or weather conditions.

Transportation

I use a standard either a Kia Sportage (1 to 3 clients) or a Citroen Picasso (4 clients). In case number is larger than 4, I can organise for a larger vehicle (up to 16) please contact me.

What’s Included

Other: Pick up/drop off at your hotel in Brussels
Private transportation for up to 4 passengers
English speaking driver-guide with accreditation and expertise. For more than 4 passengers please contact me.
A 30-minute canal cruise in Bruges

Estimated Local Cash Needed

25 euros - for a nice all Belgian lunch in a typical restaurant in Bruges (but it can also be a nice snack lunch by the canals in Ghent which would then be about 15euros or less) - Entrance fee to the church to see the Michelangelo Madonna in Bruges - Entrance fee to see the Altarpiece in Ghent (Monuments'Men).

What’s Extra

Other: Entrance fees to churches and museums
Lunch and personal expenses.

Restrictions

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.

A Recent Review of this tour

Joyce brought Ghent and Bruges alive as we traveled with her today. Her knowledge of Belgium, Bruges and Ghent was superb. She provided history, current information, and the cultural aspect and brought it all together to provide an excellent experience. She knew just the place to shop for Belgium lace, truly made in Bruges. We even had a lovely visit with the shop owner who showed us the traditional way to make the beautiful lace. If I am ever in the area again, she will be my guide!!
Janice Vannatta

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