Brussels/Bruges (Zeebrugge), Belgium

Zeebrugge is your gateway to Brussels. The capital of Belgium, Brussels is really two cities in one. Old Brussels is a city of superb Baroque architecture with ornate guildhalls, cobbled lanes and one of the finest squares in Europe. New Brussels is the modern city, the capital of the European Union, the home of NATO and the seat of the European Atomic Energy Community. It is a city of fascinating contrasts.

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Points of Interest

  • Bruges & Belfry
  • Church of Our Lady
  • Brussels & "Manneken-Pis"
  • Grand Place & Guild Halls
  • Ghent & St Bavo's Cathedral
  • Flanders Fields & Ypres
  • Taste of Belgium
  • Canals of Bruges & Ghent
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  • Bruges & Belfry

    Beautiful Bruges is cosmopolitan but full of old world charm. Discover the large marketplace, ancient Guild Halls, a medieval Belfry that stands 270-feet high, and the Basilica of the Holy Blood.

  • Church of Our Lady

    This imposing Bruges landmark dates back to the 13th century and is the tallest structure in the city, famous for housing Michelangelo's white marble sculpture of the "Madonna and Child."

  • Brussels & "Manneken-Pis"

    The capital of the European Union is home to the magical Atomium Statue, a unique monument depicting an iron molecule, and the "Manneken-Pis," an bronze statue of a spirited young boy, not to be missed.

  • Grand Place & Guild Halls

    In the heart of Brussels, the vibrant Grand Place was once a medieval market and is now home to the Guild Halls with their ornate Baroque façades, the Town Hall and St. Hubert's shopping arcade.

  • Ghent & St Bavo's Cathedral

    The medieval city of Ghent boasts a 14th-century belfry, historic St. Michael's Bridge and stunning St. Bavo's Cathedral, home of "The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb," a renowned 15th-century artwork. In the autumn of 2012, a long process of 5 years will start to renovate the panels of 'The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb'. Throughout the whole process, the panels that are not being restored at that moment, are still available to see in St Bavo's Cathedral for the public. The others are being replaced by copies.

  • Flanders Fields & Ypres

    The region of Flanders became a symbol of the human sacrifice of war after the 1915 publication of John McCrae's poem, "In Flanders Fields," while nearby Ypres, is a charming Flemish town.

  • Taste of Belgium

    Belgium is famous for its many beers - there are approximately 125 breweries in the country - as well as its delicious chocolate and waffles, which can be sampled as you tour this vibrant region.

  • Canals of Bruges & Ghent

    Bruges and Ghent boast networks of picturesque canals which offer the eager visitor an impeccable vantage point from which to experience this unique medieval region. Cruises are available at both.

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Bruges on Your Own

7 hours | Brussels/Bruges (Zeebrugge) | ZE1-185
  • Bruges & Belfry

This full-day excursion to historic Bruges is designed for passengers who have visited the city before, or for passengers who wish to sight-see, browse the shops and enjoy lunch at their pace.

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Bruges on Your Own (Wheelchair Accessible)

7 hours | Brussels/Bruges (Zeebrugge) | ZE1-186
  • Bruges & Belfry

This departure is space set aside on lift-equipped vehicles for wheelchair-accessible passengers - please be sure to read the Notes section of the tour description regarding requesting this space. This full-day excursion to historic Bruges is designed for passengers who have visited the city before, or for passengers who wish to sight-see, browse the shops and enjoy lunch at their pace.

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The Flemish Countryside & Castle of Loppem

4 hours | Brussels/Bruges (Zeebrugge) | ZE1-225

Experience the rural beauty of the Flemish countryside with a self-guiding tour of the medieval village of Damme. Meander its awe-inspiring streets and take picture perfect shots of Our Ladies Church and Saint-John's Hospital before traveling to storybook Loppem Castle.

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Ghent by Canal Cruise

5 hours | Brussels/Bruges (Zeebrugge) | ZE1-295
  • Ghent & St Bavo's Cathedral
  • Canals of Bruges & Ghent

Experience wonderful Ghent, a medieval town laced with a network of canals on a gentle, guided cruise. The sights range from the beautiful Chinese Tea Houses and medieval Guild Halls to the 1000-year-old Castle of the Counts. It's a perfect way to see the sights with relatively little walking. There's even some free time for shopping.

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Bruges & Belgian Chocolates

5 hours | Brussels/Bruges (Zeebrugge) | ZE1-150
  • Church of Our Lady
  • Bruges & Belfry
  • Taste of Belgium

Adventurous travelers shouldn't miss an opportunity to explore Bruges, a fascinating medieval city. View a 12th-century Gothic basilica, a 13th-century church and the town's Guild Halls before sampling some of the country's most internationally-renowned chocolate at a delicious private demonstration.

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Ghent & Belgian Chocolatier

5 hours | Brussels/Bruges (Zeebrugge) | ZE1-155
  • Taste of Belgium

Discover the medieval city of Ghent and tour some of its most fascinating landmarks, including St. Michael's Bridge, the 14th-century Belfry, and St. Bavo's Cathedral, before enjoying a delightful chocolate demonstration and tasting (exterior views only).

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Bruges Highlights & Time On Your Own

8 hours | Brussels/Bruges (Zeebrugge) | ZE1-180
  • Church of Our Lady
  • Bruges & Belfry
  • Canals of Bruges & Ghent

Enjoy a full day exploring the fascinating medieval city of Bruges, including a canal boat cruise through the center of the town, a photo stop at Church of Our Lady, and free time to enjoy a lazy lunch and shop for gifts.

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Bruges & Canal Cruise

4.75 hours | Brussels/Bruges (Zeebrugge) | ZE1-200
  • Church of Our Lady
  • Bruges & Belfry
  • Canals of Bruges & Ghent

Bruges, the capital city of Flanders, boasts breathtaking medieval buildings and a network of beautiful canals. Enjoy a cruise along the calm waters, and the opportunity to view some of the city's more picturesque landmarks, such as the impressive Belfry, from this engaging vantage point.

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Ypres, In Flanders Fields Museum & Bruges

8.5 hours | Brussels/Bruges (Zeebrugge) | ZE1-140
  • Bruges & Belfry
  • Flanders Fields & Ypres

Travel to the historical city of Ypres to view the inspirational monuments devoted to World War I and those who perished. Visit Flanders Field Museum and later, explore Bruges, one of Europe's best-preserved medieval cities.

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Bruges & Beer Tasting

4.75 hours | Brussels/Bruges (Zeebrugge) | ZE1-305
  • Bruges & Belfry
  • Taste of Belgium

Get a taste of Belgium with a sampling of some of its finest beers. Then, soak up the sights of beautiful Bruges on a walking tour along its charming cobbled streets. Witness the Belfry, the Market Place, the Guild Halls and the Gothic Basilica of the Holy Blood.

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The Best of Brussels

8.5 hours | Brussels/Bruges (Zeebrugge) | ZE1-100
  • Brussels & "Manneken-Pis"
  • Grand Place & Guild Halls

Discover the joy of Brussels on this fabulous guided walking tour that takes in the Atomium Statue, the magnificent Grand Place, ornate Guild Houses, St. Hubert's Gallery and shopping arcade, as well enjoying as a delicious three course lunch.

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Best of Bruges, Ghent & Canal Cruise

9 hours | Brussels/Bruges (Zeebrugge) | ZE1-105
  • Church of Our Lady
  • Bruges & Belfry
  • Ghent & St Bavo's Cathedral
  • Canals of Bruges & Ghent

Explore two fascinating medieval cities with guided walks through Ghent and Bruges. Tour the medieval St Bavo's Cathedral in Ghent, and then enjoy a delicious Flemish lunch before a picturesque cruise along Bruges' romantic canals.

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