Guide and Ride - Private Guide in BrugesMember Since 2011
Flemish Countryside, Winmills, Damme and for freedom museum or Sluis (Netherlands)
Private tour in Bruges
Tour Price : 240,- Duration : +/- 5 hrs Languages: Dutch, French, English, German
Meet your own private guide at your hotel (or any other pre-arranged location). First, we make a stop at the windmills of Bruges for a picture (weather permitting), and then a leisurely drive along the Canal of DAMME to this charming little town. The medieval town of DAMME is only five kilometers away from Bruges and is a much smalller copy of its bigger neighbor.
Hidden in the heart of the Flemish polders, DAMME in recent years became a much appreciated center of gastronomy. Every second Sunday of the month, the quaint town square becomes one big book market. Here we stop and visit the old town with views of the canal and the windmill. Afterwards, we drive through the polders area, and continue our tour to Lisseweghe, a former stop used by the pilgrims on their way to Compostella. Now, it’s really not far to KNOKKE, for a visit to the “For Freedom*” museum (closed on Mondays). On the 1st and 2nd November in 1944, after 5 years of hardship and occupation our region was liberated. During the recapture of the area, also known as operation “Switchback”, approx. 1000 Canadian soldiers were killed. Most of them had an average age between 18 and 25 years old. * Winter time from 11th of November till Easter = For Freedom museum is open only on Saturday & Sunday from 11 am to 5 pm. Summer time from Easter till 11th of November: open every day (except Mondays) from 10 am to 5 pm.
Entrance fees to the museum are included! In case you do not want to visit this museum, this part of the tour is replaced by a drive across the border into the Netherlands (only +/- 10 km’s – 7 miles), to visit SLUIS. In medieval times SLUIS was the gateway to Bruges and Ghent. The belfry is the witness of its glorious past. The windmill in SLUIS is a picture postcard place! You breathe in a different atmosphere and the narrow streets are filled with visitors looking for Dutch specialties. Here there’s some time for shopping. The shops are open on Sundays. Drive back to your hotel and goodbye to your driver / guide.
OPERATES FROM: Your hotel in Bruges or any other location, fully licensed transportation with your professional driver / guide can be arranged as a “package” from any city in (or outside) Belgium. Transportation = Deluxe sedan (max 4 guests) or deluxe minibus (max 7 guests).
|Tour Price: 240,-|
|Duration: +/- 5 hrs|
|Group Size: 7|
|Languages: Dutch, French, English, German|
|Tour package includes:|
|Airport Transfer :||NO|
|Tour Transportation (car, van, limo, boat, etc…):||YES|
|Food and Drinks :||NO|
|Other services (fees apply):|
|Attraction tickets (concerts, theater, museum, circus...) :||NO|
|Translation services :||NO|
|Reservations (hotels, restaurants, airline) :||NO|
|Visa support :||NO|
|This tour must be booked at least 7 days in advance of your travel date :||YES|
|Tour groups must include a minimum of 2 passengers :||YES|
|Tour prices are flexible and based on your requirements :||YES|