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Bruges: Boat Cruise and Guided Walking Tour

1. Bruges: Boat Cruise and Guided Walking Tour

Explore Bruges on a walking tour with a local guide. Join a boat cruise along the canals to see the sites from the water. Meet your guide in the Markt for a guided tour of the city. Discover the narrowest street, the beautiful 12th-century basilica, and the golden statues on the impressive courthouse. Next, explore the fish market surrounded by 126 columns. Then, embark on the second part of the tour. Board your boat at the quay for a cruise along the canals. Sail beside ivy-covered facades and under bridges as you learn about the beautiful sites from your captain. Admire the old trading houses at the former harbor and the Beguinage. After half an hour on the water, head to the secret garden of an almshouse, where you will be surprised by the beauty of picturesque Bruges.

Bruges: Choco-Story Chocolate Museum Tour

2. Bruges: Choco-Story Chocolate Museum Tour

Cocoa has been tickling taste buds for centuries, from the spicy drink in the Maya and Aztec civilizations to the popular sweet chocolate milk in Europe. With more than three people out of four loving chocolate, it’s hardly surprising that there is an enormous fascination for this exquisite treat. This tour aims to bring to life the 4,000-year-old history of chocolate in words, pictures, and flavors. The museum submerges you in the exciting world of chocolate, taking you on a journey of the senses through time. Young or old, passionate chocoholic or simply just interested, the Chocolate Museum will stimulate your fascination. The museum is composed of three parts, telling the story of the origin and evolution of chocolate through a unique collection of almost a thousand objects. Besides the history, the museum also reveals how chocolate is made, with special attention for the variety of raw ingredients and the development of the production process. In the demonstration center you will uncover the secret of beautiful silky chocolate, getting the opportunity to taste the chocolate products made in the museum.

Bruges: Historium Bruges Story and VR Ticket

3. Bruges: Historium Bruges Story and VR Ticket

Travel back in time to the Middle Ages! The Historium – Bruges’ most visited attraction – lets you step back in time. Get a glimpse of how lively Bruges was during the Golden Age in various ways. In the Historium Story you'll follow the love story of Jacob, Jan van Eyck’s apprentice, as you wander through this spectacular attraction with film, backdrops and special effects. In the interactive Historium Exhibition you will find additional information about Mediaeval Bruges or you can get started on the wacky Family Trail. Time travel back to the year 1435 in the Historium Virtual Reality and sail virtually into the port of Bruges! You will see how the Waterhalle and Belfort tower looked in the past and can fly over the Market Square to the former St. Donatian’s Cathedral. It is a truly exhilarating experience.

Bruges: Self-Guided Highlights Scavenger Hunt & Walking Tour

4. Bruges: Self-Guided Highlights Scavenger Hunt & Walking Tour

Get to know Bruges at your own pace on this interactive scavenger hunt walking tour played on your phone. Decipher riddles, interact with the most important attractions of the city, and unlock interesting facts.  After downloading the scavenger hunt tour on your mobile device (via a link and login credentials received upon booking), use the mobile app and integrated maps to reach 10 of Bruges’ most important attractions on foot. At each stop, learn about the attraction and solve a location-based riddle that can only be solved if you reach the specific location. Use logic, imagination, observation, and team spirit to unlock the correct code and reveal the next destination of the tour. As you walk through the city, enjoy the flexibility to pause your game at any time to take a break, snap the perfect photos, stop for lunch, or visit a museum. Choose to continue the tour later or save the rest for another day. You can start the activity any time, the schedule is indicative.During the tour, you will see the following landmarks: Burg Square Jan Van Eyck Square Belfry of Bruges Sint-Salvatorskathedraal Bonifacius Bridge Church of Our Lady Bruges Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan Ten Wijngaerde, Begijnhof Astridpark Rozenhoedkaai and more

Bruges: 1.5-Hour Waffle Workshop

5. Bruges: 1.5-Hour Waffle Workshop

Your tour takes place in a delightful workshop in the Ezelstraat Quarter of Bruges. It will be there that you will discover the art of the Belgian waffle, throughout a 1.5-hour waffle-making workshop. Following a short introduction, you will begin to follow your recipes, splitting into teams. Everything you need to create your waffles is provided, including ingredients, take-home recipes, kitchenware, assistance, and demonstrations. You can prepare the waffle dough, bake it, and then decorate your waffles with whipped cream, chocolate, and seasonal fruits. You don't need any previous cooking experience to attend the workshop, and kids are welcome too. Feel free to make crazy topping combinations; cream, chocolate, honey, fruit, the choice is yours. At the tour's conclusion, you can take photos of your creations, before enjoying them with a complimentary drink.

Bruges: Private Historical Highlights Walking Tour

6. Bruges: Private Historical Highlights Walking Tour

Travel back in time to the golden days of the medieval city of Bruges on this private walking tour through the historical highlights of the city. Hear stories of love, glory, and fortune, as well as stories of intrigue, war, and conflict. After meeting your guide in Burges’ main square, you’ll walk through the medieval heart of the city on a route that includes all the must-visit spots. Visit Market Square, the Church of our Lady, St. John's Hospital, the Gruuthuse Palace, the Minnewater (Lake of Love), the Beguinage, Half Moon Brewery, Fish Market, Burg Square, and many more. Head to Quay of the Rosary (Rozenhoedkaai), the most photographed spot in town, and take your own photos of this memorable spot. As you explore highlights and hidden gems, you’ll get the perfect mix of history, funny stories, legends, and facts — everything you need to make your experience of Bruges authentic and exciting. By the end of the tour, you'll know more than a local and you'll have a better idea of where to go and what to do during your time in Bruges. As an added perk, take home a booklet with discounts and gifts at local restaurants, museums, and shops.

Bruges: Historium Bruges Story Ticket

7. Bruges: Historium Bruges Story Ticket

Travel back in time to the Middle Ages! The Historium – Bruges’ most visited attraction – lets you step back in time. See how lively Bruges was during the Golden Age in various ways. In the Historium Story, follow the love story of Jacob, Jan van Eyck’s apprentice, as you wander through this spectacular attraction with film, backdrops and special effects. In the interactive Historium Exhibition, find additional information about Mediaeval Bruges or you can get started on the wacky Family Trail.

Bruges: City Discovery Game and Self Guided Walking Tour

8. Bruges: City Discovery Game and Self Guided Walking Tour

Combine the excitement of a sightseeing city tour with the fun of a trivia game on this self-guided smartphone walking tour in Bruges. Play the game by yourself or compete with a group of up to 5 people. Find attractions easily with the app's easy navigation function.  Experience the challenge of solving riddles and puzzles at landmarks like Burg Square. Try to solve a puzzle at this square where you can see sights like the ancient Gothic Basilica of the Holy Blood and Saint Basil Chapel. Solve riddles that range in difficulty to reveal the location of your next destination. As you explore, uncover educational tidbits about each location. Explore the city at your own pace, with the freedom to stop the game and resume playing whenever you want. Starting in Burg Square, the tour route includes Jan Van Eyck Square, the Belfry of Bruges, Sint-Salvatorskathedraal, Bonifacius Bridge, the Church of Our Lady Bruges, Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, Ten Wijngaerde (Begijnhof Brugge), Astridpark, and Rozenhoedkaai, where the tour ends.

Bruges: Private Interactive Trivia City Tour

9. Bruges: Private Interactive Trivia City Tour

Take a beautiful walk past the main sights of Bruges. Along the way, hear some fascinating facts and about the city's history. Compete with your tour-mates in answering fun questions asked by your guide. A perfect plan for a pleasant afternoon among friends, family, or colleagues. Head off on an interactive walk and let your guide/quizmaster take you through the historic heart of Bruges while firing off all kinds of fun questions at you, for example about the plague and life in a medieval metropolis. The team that answers correctly gets a sweet bonus and the team members with the highest score at the end each receive a ticket for a free Brugse Zot beer in Brewery De Halve Maan (buy 1, get 1 free; the losing team pays). Learn about life in a medieval metropolis. The tour is a perfect mix of history and funny stories, legends and interesting facts, highlights and hidden gems — everything to make your experience of Bruges that much more authentic and exciting.

Bruges: Family Walking Tour

10. Bruges: Family Walking Tour

What mysterious legends are hidden by the city of Bruges? Why are the inhabitants of Bruges called the “fools of Bruges"? Find out on this adventure with your family. Enjoy a leisurely pace and a stroll around the city center, highlighting the famous cultural and architectural landmarks. Your guide will make sure the kids have as much fun sightseeing as the adults. Have fun learning about Bruges' fascinating and interesting sites. The stories shared by the guide are guaranteed to provide you with a few giggles, as you wind down the off-beaten paths of the city.

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What people are saying about Bruges

A great way to explore Bruges on our own! Cracking the codes at each of the location to reveal the history of the site was fun and navigating to the next site meant we could meander through the city taking in its charm. Would definitely recommend as an alternative to guided walking tours!

Instructive and charming visit to discover the historic center of Bruges with a very friendly and French-speaking guide. As for the boat trip, it allows you to see the city from a beautiful, very photogenic angle! The "captain" had a great sense of humor.

The amount of information is exactly so much as needed to give you the sense of what you visit, without stuffing you with too much historical info. It takes you to all the sites in a fun way!

There is so much history behind chocolate! It was really interesting to discover it.

Great way to get to know the city and the history of it.