Walk down cobbled streets and past gothic buildings in Bruges, capital of West Flanders. See intact medieval buildings and gorgeous canals. Visit the monastery of Le Béguinage, the Basilica of the Holy Blood, the huge belfry of Notre Dame, and more.
What to Expect
Escape Paris for the day and cross the border to the capital of the West Flanders region of Flemish Belgium. The full-day tour, with round-trip transfers from central Paris, will take you to the UNESCO World Heritage city of Bruges, sometimes referred to as the “Venice of the North.”
Enjoy a guided walk of the historically rich center, admiring the gothic-style City Hall, the ornate Renaissance architecture of the Place du Bourg, and the 12th-century Basilique du Saint-Sang (Basilica of the Holy Blood), among other attractions. Free time will be allocated for lunch at a local restaurant, where you can enjoy Belgian specialties, such as traditional moules frites (mussels and French fries) and an extensive selection of Belgian beers.
A visit to the Groeningemuseum, home to Flemish master painters, such as van Eyck and Hieronymous Bosch is a popular way to spend an afternoon in Bruges. Alternatively, shop for handmade lace and Belgian chocolates in the city’s boutique stores. During the summer season, you can also take a boat cruise along some of the famous canals of Bruges, built as far back as the 12th century.
- Transportation by luxury air-conditioned coach
- Toll taxes
- Licensed multilingual guide
- Canal cruise (summer season only)
Know Before You Go
English & Spanish: Every departure
Japanese: Wednesdays & Sundays
Portuguese: Wednesdays & Fridays
• Please wear good walking shoes and warm clothing in winter
• Please note that Bruges has an especially humid climate
• Try the national dish of Moules Frites, served with various sauces, such as wine, cheese, onions, or garlic, accompanied by Belgian beer