The Best of the Cities of Bruges and Ghent, including transport from the Port of Zeebrugge
Discover Ghent and Bruges on a day trip from Zeebrugge. See top attractions such as St Bavo's Cathedral, the ancient port, St Nicholas' Church and the Castle of the Counts of Flanders in Ghent. 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.
You meet your driver in the port. From Zeebrugge it's a one hour drive through the Flanders countryside to the center of Ghent where we park the car. We walk passing the Ghent highlights like the Belfry, Cathedral, Old Port and Castle of the Count. Time permitting you have free time to visit the painting of the Mystic Lamb before driving 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 6
Minivan Mercedes Viano or similar with comfortable seats and A/C.
Pick up and Drop off in the Port of Zeebrugge - Deluxe Minivan - Walk and/or drive through the city of Ghent & 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).
Visit of Museum - Food
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We were picked up at cruise ship. Filip was our guide. He was extremely nice and helpful. Being a native of Bruges and having long experience as tour guide was extremely helpful. He knew every nook and cranny. He knew the history of everything. He knew all the good chocolate shops and eateries. Filip was very accommodating, he has a large Mercedes minivan which was very comfortable. There were five of us, and everyone agreed he deserves highest recommendation.