Private tour

Bruges: Private Highlights and Hidden Gems Tour

4.5 / 5

34 reviews

Bruges: Private Highlights and Hidden Gems Tour

From £44.73 per person

Wander past cobblestone streets, see dreamy canals connected with jaw-dropping historical buildings, and marvel at picturesque views. Get ready to fall under the magical spell of Bruges.

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
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  • Say goodbye to tourist crowds and hello to a quaint local lifestyle
  • Check out the oldest brewery in town
  • Follow alleyways through to their secret doors
Full description
Your local host has the magic key to unravel the highlights and hidden gems of this medieval city while avoiding the tourist crowds. If you feel like changing the route, your host will be happy to personalize the tour to your wishes and make their Bruges your Bruges.  Head to a local neighborhood where you can cross the canals. Stumble upon a hidden Gothic church, step inside and be amazed by its beautiful interior. Make your way to the Church of Our Lady that stands tall in the sky. Don’t forget to marvel at one of Europe's oldest hospital buildings right next to it.  Later on, it’s chocolate o’clock and time to visit an authentic Belgian Chocolatier. Do as the locals do and indulge a Belgian sweet treat. Peek into the oldest working brewery in town. This local hotspot has a fascinating story about a remarkable underground pipeline exclusively for beer. Top off your tour with a visit to a tranquil and hidden oasis in the city center. Find lanes filled with beautiful beguinage and almshouses. Tucked away, the serene and peaceful lake of love awaits. Enjoy the scenery as your guide tells you all about the magical legends. 
  • Private tour
  • Local guide
  • 1 local drink/tasting
  • Small-group tour option available
  • CO2 emissions offset
  • Pickup or drop-off at your accommodation
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

In front of Historium on the Markt.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 34 reviews

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With guide Anna we saw very beautiful places and heard interesting stories and indeed saw hidden gems. It was not rushed and it was no problem to take lots of pictures. Me and my boyfriend had booked the private tour. She also suggested to take some pictures of me and my boyfriend. She knew what she was talking about and could tell it in a pleasant way. She was very friendly and I would definitely recommend it to anyone who wants to get to know the city of Bruges.

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27 July 2021

Great tour of Bruges

We had a great tour of Bruges. Anne-Marie was our guide and really took us to the best places. We found it particularly nice that there were places that we would never have found on our own but that were incredibly fascinating and interesting. Anne-Marie has a great deal of knowledge and it has never been boring to listen to her. We really felt at the end of the tour that we saw all the highlights (and more). Thanks again to Anne-Marie and Withlocals - we highly recommend!

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15 April 2019

Our guide was very informative and very nice

however, the guide was not there at the agreed time of 2:00 p.m. Something had gone wrong in the planning and organization. After a phone call to the local service station they found our booking and tried to organize an appointment on the same day. We then started the tour at 4:00 p.m. The service apologized “a thousand times” for the inconvenience and we were satisfied.

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1 April 2019

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