Take the time to discover Bruges and Ghent medieval architecture and canals.
Tour on foot in Bruges during which you discover the beauty and history of the picturesque streets and canals. Your private guide brings you to quiet and quality locations where you can best enjoy Bruges' highlights and hidden treasures.
Ghent is both historic and contemporary; it is crossed by two rivers and a number of canals on which 40 minutes city cruises are offered. Apart from the one thousand year old Castle of the Counts, Ghent renovated its squares and main buildings in preparation of a universal exhibition which was organised in 1913.
The walking tour in Bruges starts at the Bargeplein. Lake of Love, Beguinage, Walplein with "Halve Maan" brewery, Saint John's Hopsital with masterpieces by Hans Memling, Church of Our Lady with Michelangelo's Madonna, Gruuthuse Museum, Dyver with Groeninghe museum with masterpieces by Jan Van Eyck, Tanner's square, fish markets, Burg with Town Hall, Market Square with Belfry, Cloth Hall and guild houses.
The walking tour in Ghent starts at St-James' church. We discover historical Ghent with the Castle of Gerald the Devil, St-Bavo cathedral with Jan Van Eyck's Adoration of the Mystic Lam band with the Belfry, the Town Hall, the Friday market, the Patershol, the Old Fish Market at the St Veerlesquare, the old harbour with St-Michael's church and a view on the famous Three Towers: the towers of St -Nocolas church, the Belfry and St-Bavo cathedral.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Cruise dock at Zeebrugge or Antwerp, or any hotel or train or bus station in Flanders
End location: Cruise dock at Zeebrugge or Antwerp, or any hotel or train or bus station in Flanders
Duration: 9 hours
By private car from Antwerp or Zeebrugge to Bruges and Ghent. The city centres can only be visited on foot.
My car is a Volkswagen Tiguan which is comfortable for 1 to 3 passenger; 4 passengers is also possible, but with less comfort.
Guided tour on foot in Bruges; drive to Ghent and back, car parking, guided walking tour in Ghent, restaurant -, bar - and shop recommendations.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
50 Euro - per person will cover canal cruise in either Bruges or Ghent, light lunch, a waffle and a few drinks.
Occasional entrance fees to some of the venues; lunch, drinks, waffles, chocolates, all depending upon your wishes and preferences. Canal trips are possible in both Bruges and Ghent.
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Wow Roger is an amazing guide! We wanted to learn about the culture and history of Belgium and boy is Roger the perfect person. He is just such an amazing fountain of information. We really got an amazing picture of what life was like in the 15th century. We especially loved his historic picture of Ghent, what a great way to appreciate the past. We spent 9 hours in Roger's hand and what a wonderful treat he was. We could tell he takes pride in his work and we truly appreciated his energy & knowledge