Shore Excursion: Highlights of Bruges and Brussels

Tour Number

Activity Level

394606


Categories

First Time Visitor, Local Experience, Museums / Culture, Shore Excursion

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: Yes.
You must be able to get in and out of a car

Maximum travelers: 6

Language(s)

explanation

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

The Best of the Cities of Bruges and Brussels, including transport from the Port of Zeebrugge


Discover Brussels and Bruges on a day trip from Zeebrugge. See top attractions such as the Grand Place (Market Square) in Brussels. Then travel by car through the Belgian and Flemish countryside to Bruges. There, marvel at Minnewater and wander cobblestone streets to the impressive Market Square and the Chapel of the Holy Blood.

Itinerary

You meet your driver in the port. From Zeebrugge it's a one hour drive through the Flanders countryside to the center of Brussels where we park the car. We walk passing the Brussels highlights like the Grand Place. Then we return to Bruges.
Bruges can easily be walked; everything is within very reasonable walking distance. We see the Beguinage, the church of Our Lady, the St. John's Hospital, Gruuthuse palace, the Dijver Canal, the Fish market, the Belfry Tower, the Burg square, the Town Hall, and the Basilica of the Holy Blood. Your guided walking tour ends on the market square: time to go shopping for Belgian chocolates, waffles or lace and why not sample one of the fine Belgian beers or local specialties? After your free time we drive back to the ship and you say goodbye to your driver/guide.
We recommend comfortable walking shoes and light - or no - (heavy) bags.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Pick up is in any place in and around greater Bruges.
For cruise passengers: Meeting is at the entrance of the Port of Zeebrugge. This is the closest point where private tours can pick up passengers. You might need to take the free shuttle bus. In some cases you can walk to the entrance.

End location: Drop off is in any place in and around greater Bruges.
For cruise passengers: Drop off is at the entrance of the Port of Zeebrugge. This is the closest point where private tours can leave passengers. You might need to take the free shuttle bus to the ship. In some cases you can walk to the ship.

Duration: 8 hours

The average length is 8 hours, with a minimum of 8. The tour involves driving on a sometimes congested motorway. That is why we visit Brussels first.

Transportation

Minivan Mercedes Viano or similar with comfortable seats and A/C.

What’s Included

Pick up and Drop off in the Port of Zeebrugge - Deluxe Minivan - Walk and/or drive through the city of Brussels & Bruges - See the major sights

Estimated Local Cash Needed

20 Euro - Money for personal expenses like food, extra entrances of museums, boatrides or the use of public toilets (coins are handy).

What’s Extra

Visit of Museum - Food

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