Mike - Private Guide in BrusselsMember Since 2005
Bruges - Day tour from Brussels
Culture and History tour in Bruges
Tour Price : €400 Duration : 8 hours Languages: English, French, German, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Swedish
Private Bruges Guide tour
Bruges, named " The Venice of the North ", did not usurp his title.
In winter or by moonlight, Bruges can seem a dream-like vision of the Middle Ages, With its houses of mellow time-worn brick, its majestic public buildings and its canals where swans glide gracefully over the dark waters. The medieval illusion is complete when melodious chimes ring out from the belfries of the city's ancient churches. In summer and even during out-of-season weekends a metamorphosis takes place, when visitors fill the streets and squares and the whole town buzzes with activity.
Bruges' unique character was recognized by UNESCO in 2000 when it was placed on the World Heritage List.
As Bruges is mostly closed to cars, the visit will be a "Walking About" tour, but we will move from one place to another by car.
To give a first real feeling, we would suggest the "canal tour ", this is a "must".
Small boats will serpentine trough the town, passing under medieval bridges and giving you a sight you can never admire from elsewhere.
After digesting this event, we will start our walking visit, passing "The Markt", flanked by houses with crow-stepped gables, old guildhalls and the covered market in the shadow of the magnificent town belfry built in the 13C.
The "Burg", excavations have uncovered remains of the early-9C ramparts, however, these were pulled down in the 10C to enable the construction of St. Donaaskerk (church) .
Subsequently, the walls were replaced by brick ramparts. Four of Bruges' main buildings surround this square
The Basilica church dedicated to the Holy Blood - The Basilica of the Holy Blood is exposed once or twice a day, and we won't miss the opportunity to " touch " it !
The Gothic town hall
The Renaissance court record office.
All these edifices will be visited jumping from one century to the other and leaving the visitor in ecstasy.
We won't miss to visit the Gothic church dedicated to Church of Our Lady and admire the Michelangelo's splendid white marble "Madonna and Child", The Beguinage or the "Beguine Convent of the Vine" founded in 1245, The Groeningemuseum from 15C, devoted to the Flemish Primitive painters and also the Memlingmuseum housed in the old 12C St. John's Hospital.
Our Guided Tour in Bruges are waiting for you!!!
These will be the main spots, we will end the tour, driving around the ramparts, pass some well preserved old windmills, and end in the most precious and melancholy little town of Damme who previously was the harbour of Bruges. Here, we will enjoy the best pancakes in the World, in an real local "bistrot"
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|Tour Price: €400|
|Duration: 8 hours|
|Languages: English, French, German, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Swedish|
|Tour package includes:|
|Airport Transfer :||YES|
|Tour Transportation (car, van, limo, boat, etc…):||YES|
|Food and Drinks :||NO|
|Other services (fees apply):|
|Attraction tickets (concerts, theater, museum, circus...) :||YES|
|Translation services :||YES|
|Reservations (hotels, restaurants, airline) :||YES|
|Visa support :||NO|
|This tour must be booked at least 7 days in advance of your travel date :||NO|
|Tour groups must include a minimum of 2 passengers :||NO|
|Tour prices are flexible and based on your requirements :||NO|
|This Tour is Kid Friendly :||YES|
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Latest Customer's Opinions:
Now I am sure that Bruges is beautiful, impressive and very interesting! Our private guide Mike showed us and told us so many interesting and fascinating stories!
The Chapel of the Holy Blood is not flaring with its decoration, it's austere, romanic, ascetic. But at the same time it's so magnetic! It was very interesting to see the Holy Blood with my own eyes and I'm very grateful to Mike for this opportunity.