Bruges and opt. Ghent Private Tour with Shared Transfer from Zeebrugge Port

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About this tour

Duration (5-7,5h) Check availability to see starting times
Language English
Free Cancellation up to 24h in advance

Highlights

  • Discover Bruges and Ghent: Immerse yourself in the beauty of two historic Belgian cities.
  • Our punctual cruise pick-up ensures a stress-free journey.
  • Relax in our air-conditioned coach as our experienced guide satisfies your curiosity.
  • Marvel at the Basilica of the Holy Blood in Bruges and St. Bavo’s Cathedral in Ghent.
  • Don’t forget to savor the famous Belgian snacks along the way!

Overview

Explore the best of Belgium with our shore excursion for cruise passengers docking in Zeebrugge. Discover Bruges, often called the Venice of the North, and enjoy its famous Belgian chocolate, stunning medieval architecture, and beautiful canals. If your schedule allows, extend your tour to Ghent, another captivating Belgian city.

Our tour is timed to coincide with your ship's schedule to ensure a smooth experience. After disembarking, you'll be greeted by our knowledgeable guide and comfortable transportation. A short drive through the Belgian countryside brings you to Bruges, where you’ll begin with a 20-minute guided walk into the city.

Hear intriguing stories of Belgian history as you soak in the city’s enchanting atmosphere and uncover hidden treasures with our local expert. In the iconic Market Square, admire the historic guildhalls and the famous Belfry, a symbol of Bruges' heritage. Enjoy the local flavors with Belgian waffles, fries, beer, or hot chocolate right in the bustling market.

Visit the Basilica of the Holy Blood, showcasing a blend of Gothic and Romanesque architecture, and housing a venerated relic believed to contain a drop of Christ's blood. If you choose to visit Ghent as well, we’ll take you there next, with a scenic 45-minute drive past picturesque windmills and the imposing Gravensteen Castle.

In Ghent, explore the Cathedral of Saint Bavo, home to the famous Ghent Altarpiece, and walk along the historic Graslei and Korenlei streets, once a thriving trading hub. Enjoy recommendations from our guide and savor authentic Belgian cuisine to perfectly round off your visit.

Choose to immerse yourself in the history of Ghent or enjoy the timeless charm of Bruges—either way, our tour ensures a memorable experience. We provide a timely return to your ship in Zeebrugge. For those opting for free time in Bruges, we’ll pick you up on our way back. Join us for an unforgettable excursion showcasing the very best of Belgium.

What’s Included?

  • Modern, air-conditioned bus
  • Professional local English speaking private tour guide
  • Private Tour with Shared Transfer
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks

Meeting and Pickup

We meet all passengers outside of the Cruise Terminal Zeebrugge. Please look for our hosts holding "VEXPERIO" signs.

Itinerary

5-7,5h

1. Cruise Terminal Zeebrugge

Join us on a captivating tour that will transform your day in Belgium into an unforgettable memory. Explore the enchanting cities of Bruges and Ghent, where every corner exudes beauty and charm.

We’ve meticulously crafted an itinerary to align with your cruise schedule, ensuring you maximize your precious time. From the moment you step ashore in Zeebrugge, our English-speaking guide will be there to welcome you. Enjoy stress-free transportation with port pickup and drop-off, and relish the expertise of our experienced guide who will accompany you throughout the journey. Get ready for a treasure trove of wonderful memories!

2. Bruges: Bargeplein

In the past, when travelers journeyed from Ghent to Bruges by "trekschuit" (pulled boat), this spot marked their first entry into Bruges.

Today, we welcome you here by bus! This area has been transformed to guide new adventurers into the medieval town, leading you through the enchanting Minnewater Park and the Beguinage.

3. Beguinage

Visit the Beguinage, once home to the beguines.

The evolving dynamics and prosperity of Bruges inspired these medieval women to rethink their roles in society. During this unique period, they united to create a new way of life.

Experience the serene and romantic tranquility of this religious sanctuary, certain to captivate your senses!

4. Gruuthuse palace

In the bustling trading hub of Bruges, individuals seized opportunities to create their own fortunes and establish lasting legacies.

Be amazed by the power and opulence of one of Belgium's wealthiest families, whose influence extended far beyond Bruges, leaving a national mark.

Discover the story of how they accumulated the wealth needed to build this magnificent residence!

5. Rosary Quay

Don't miss another iconic sight in Bruges: the ancient belfry tower mirrored in the water amidst charming wooden facades.

This captivating spot wil immerse you in the unique beauty of Bruges like no other.

6. Holy Blood Basilica

 Next, a short stroll will bring us to the Basilica of the Holy Blood, an important sanctuary that seamlessly blends Gothic and Romanesque architecture.

Inside, you'll find a revered relic believed to contain a drop of Christ's blood, which gives the basilica its name. The serene atmosphere and exquisite adornments invite quiet contemplation.

7. Market Square

The Market Square is the vibrant heart of Bruges! Immerse yourself in its beauty as our guide highlights all the must-see sights.

Next, our guide will take you to a charming local chocolate shop, where you can enjoy irresistible treats.

After exploring the Market Square, participants on the Bruges and Free Time tour will begin their leisurely activities from here. 

Meanwhile, those on the Bruges and Ghent tour option will seamlessly transition to the Ghent leg of their adventure.

The 5 hour tours end here and head back to port. 

8. Ghent: Saint Bavo’s cathedral

After marveling at Bruges' Basilica of the Holy Blood, it's time to discover Ghent's Cathedral of Saint Bavo.

This Gothic masterpiece, featuring soaring spires and stunning stained-glass windows, is home to the renowned Ghent Altarpiece—a true Flemish art treasure.

9. Belfry tower and the dragon of Ghent

Built as a testament to collective achievement, the belfry tower stands as a steadfast guardian of Ghent's triumphs and tribulations, protecting its people and treasures.

At its summit, the golden dragon, steeped in legend, awaits your guide's enlightening tale of its true origins. As you draw near, who can predict the melodies that will ring out from its carillon?

10. Gras- and Korenlei

Take a break from the city hustle and enjoy a leisurely stroll along the shores of Graslei and Korenlei, where historic facades echo Ghent's trading history.

Experience the serene canal promenade, a connection to Europe's far reaches shaped by flowing waters.

Explore Belgian cuisine through carefully chosen eateries, indulging in classics like moules-frites and Belgian waffles or innovative twists on traditional dishes in charming surroundings.

11. Gravensteen castle

Afterward, our comfortable coach will take you on a tour of Ghent, providing a relaxed way to immerse yourself in Belgium's beauty.

Don't miss the impressive Gravensteen Castle, a medieval fortress with imposing turrets and formidable walls that reflect Ghent's rich history. Allow our guide to shed light on its importance as a symbol of power and authority in medieval Flanders.

12. Cruise Terminal Zeebrugge

Lastly, our coach will take you back to the port for a smooth boarding process. There's no need to worry about timing—our tour perfectly matches the ship's schedule, guaranteeing a hassle-free return without missing any sights.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations less than 24 hours ahead (in the local timezone) or no-shows result in no refund.

The specifics of the tour require us to cancel the client's booking (full refund) in the following cases:

  • Bad weather
  • Not enough travellers

Weather Forecast

Today in Bruges

Monday, 8 February

12°C
Precipitation 80%
Humidity 80%
Wind 80 km/h

Tue, 9 Feb

13° 5°

Wed, 10 Feb

13° 5°

Thu, 11 Feb

13° 5°

Fri, 12 Feb

13° 5°

Sat, 13 Feb

13° 5°

Sun, 14 Feb

13° 5°

Important Information

What to bring?

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Know before you go:

The tour involves walking on uneven surfaces and is not wheelchair accessible or suitable for people with mobility issues. 

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