Venture to Bruges, the “Venice of the north,” whenever you choose. An audioguide will take you on a tour through the city center.
After leaving our office near the Louvre at 7:15 a.m. aboard an air-conditioned tour bus, you will arrive at 11:00 a.m., just in time to explore part of the city before choosing a restaurant for lunch. Be sure to taste traditional Belgian fare, such as moules-frites, carbonade flamande, Bruges pork fillet, salmon with asparagus, waffles, and other delicacies.
Next, continue visiting the city at your own rhythm. Stop to admire Gothic architecture in the historic medieval city center, which is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore picturesque city streets as you listen to audio guide commentary. You’ll see Bruges’s most prominent monuments: The Markt, the Belfry of Bruges standing tall in the former market hall, the 13th-century Church of Our Lady and its striking red-brick tower, the Beguinage (a Benedictine monastery) and the impressive City Hall.
During your walk, you may want to stop to visit museums that house illustrious Flemish artwork and local artisan craft. Take the time to taste local specialties such as Belgian chocolate.
From April to October, you can enjoy an audio-guided cruise down the canals that flow through the city. As you glide through the water, you can gaze out at extravagantly colored Flemish homes and take in Bruges’s quiet, mystical atmosphere.
The tour bus will leave Bruges at 4:30 p.m. and will arrive at our agency around 9:00 p.m.