West Flanders meets East Flanders
Discover Flanders' two most famous UNESCO-listed medieval cities, Bruges and Ghent, in 1 day. Only 30 min (by train) separates cities each with their unique and different architecture and atmosphere.
Both cities have a Unesco listed Belfry and Beguinage. Each city has many market squares and historical buildings. Admire the famous Renaissance painting "The adoration of the mystic lamb" by van Eyck in the Saint Bavo Cathedral in Ghent, or the sculpture "Madonna and Child" in Bruges by Michelangelo (the only sculpture he made outside of Italy).
A canal tour in Gent or Bruges? Chocolate shopping? Waffle tasting? A visit to a local brewery? The possibilities are endless!!
Experience the best of these two marvelous cities in 1 day.
some of the sights in Gent: Belfry, the medieval port, the Cathedral with its famous painting 'the adoration of the Mystic Lamb', the Unesco sights, the city hall, the Castle of the Counts. . . and some of the local 'off the beaten track' areas in the city center.
Some of the sights in Brugge: the Beguinage, the old city center, the Belfry, some of the Almshouses, the Church of our lady housing the Michelangelo sculpture , the local brewery, the Chapel of the Holy Blood with Belgian's most famous relic.
Brugge swans, walk along the canals, the 'Chocolate street', and some of the local 'off the beaten track' locations.
You will be taken to world-recognized landmarks and the hidden corners of Ghent and Bruges. Added to your historic tour will be ample opportunities to experience local tastes and culture. You will visit authentic shops and boutiques-both trendy and traditional. If you'd like, you can experience art and music, and excellent beer pubs of longstanding excellence.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Unless other arrangements are made, you will be welcomed at the train station or your hotel in Bruges or Gent
Pick up time dependent on your scheduled arrival.
End location: Train station, or any other location in Ghent or Bruges...
Duration: 8 hours 30 min.
End location: hotel Bruges or Gent/ trainstation
Duration: 8 hours 30 min.
tickets to be bought at the local train station-not included in the tour fee
My expertise as your local guide.
You will be picked up at your hotel in Bruges or Gent, or at the Bruges or Gent train station.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
50 EURO - This represents the total admission fees to all sites combined, if visited, lunch and beverage.
Train tickets: easy to buy at the local train station;
There are admission fees to some of the venues; painting of the adoration of the Mystic Lamb in Gent Cathedral:
The Michelangelo sculpture of the Madonna
all other personal expenses
Food and beverages costs will vary depending upon your preferences.
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Doris was a wonderful guide on this most whirlwind of a tour and as a result, we had a chance to see and experience so much of both cities. With so much to see, it's not easy to orchestrate and then accomplish the itinerary and make it enjoyable for the group. Doris accomplished this with much aplomb and grace. As one member of the tour stated " Doris just knocked it out of the park!) utilizing American baseball lingo. Just to clarify in case, choosing Doris would be an extremely wise choice.