Shore Excursion: Highlights of Bruges

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Tour Number

Activity Level

407195


Categories

City, First Time Visitor, Shore Excursion

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes. Suitable for children of at least 6 years old.

Friendly: No.
Bruges is not made for wheelchairs, full of cobblestones.

Maximum travelers: 6

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent), Dutch (fluent), French (advanced), Spanish (advanced)

Best of Bruges, including transport from and back to the Port of Zeebrugge


Meet and Greet in the port of Zeebrugge. We drive to the city centre of Bruges. Then we discover the city by walking; we cross the beguinage and discover a 'beer'pipeline!
I take you back in history by explaining the surprising stories that happened behind the walls of Saint John's Hospital. We continue to see the church of Our Lady (with optional inside visit, € 6, 00 per person), walk along romantic canals, meet a beerwall and arrive in the medieval city centre to see the beautiful Burgsquare with old buildings such as the Town Hall and the Basilica of the Holy Blood.
We finally end our tour on the Market Square, where we can see the Belfry Tower and beautiful former guildhouses.
Then, it's time to go shopping for Belgian chocolates, waffles or lace and why not sample one of the fine Belgian beers or local specialities?
A canal boat trip can be the perfect addition to your walking tour (about 30 minutes, € 8, 00 per person).
After your free time, we drive back to the port of Zeebrugge.

Itinerary

The transfer to Bruges takes about half an hour crossing the port and countryside.
Then, we discover the city centre by walking about 2 up to 3 hours, depending on what you wish, followed by about 2 hours free time.
Possibility for optional inside visits to the church of Our Lady (extra entrance fee) and the Basilica of the Holy Blood (free entrance to both chapels, closed between 12. 00 and 14. 00).
A canal boat trip, about 30 minutes can be a perfect addition to your walking tour.

* I recommend comfortable shoes to walk on cobblestones (can be slippery in case of rain).

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Exit of the Security Gate of the terminal of the port of Zeebrugge. This is the closest point where private tours can pick up guests. You might need to take the free shuttle bus (red color) from the ship to the security gate of the terminal. (2 minutes drive). In some cases it's a short walk to the ship.
I wait at the exit of the terminal showing a paper with your name on it.

End location: Security Gate of the port of Zeebrugge. This is the closest point where private tours can leave guestss. You might need to take the free shuttle bus to go back from the security gate to the ship. In some cases it's a short walk to the ship.

Duration: 6 hours

This is the maximum duration, including transfers from and back to the port, walking tour, free time. When ship is leaving the port of Zeebrugge early, the tour duration is shorter, to be sure that you can be on board on time.

Transportation

As I am not the driver, I organize transport from the port to the city and back. Of course I accompany and guide you during these transfers. In the city center, you don't need transport as it is a walking tour.

What’s Included

Other: - Service as your personal tour guide
- Transport from the port of Zeebrugge to Bruges and back to the port
- Free map
- Advice about restaurants, museums, shopping.
- During the tour, I'm at your disposal for all your questions.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

25 EURO - - Average lunch is about € 25 per person
- Public toilets/restrooms € 0,50 (coins are useful)
- Consider extra € 6,00 per person if you want to visit the church of Our Lady

What’s Extra

Other: - Optional entrance fees:
• Church of Our Lady € 6,00 per person
• Canal boat trip (about 30 minutes) € 8,00 per person
- Personal drinks, food, souvenirs, shopping, etc.
- Entrance fees for museums.

Restrictions

Please check my calendar for availability

A Recent Review of this tour

Had a fantastic tour with Rik. He is very knowledgeable and provided us a with amazing historical walking tour of Brugge. Rik is very personable and we thoroughly enjoyed Brugge and would recommend him as a guide to anyone traveling.
Marlene Schwebel

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