Bruges tours and excursions
A boat tour of Bruges is arguably the most civilised way of exploring the city. The canals offer a different perspective on the Old Town and if you take one of the evening tours it is one of the most romantic (and cheapest) diversions Bruges has to offer. Frequent boat tours depart from several points on the south side of Bruges and last around 30 minutes.Tel: +32 50 444 646.
If you’re going to explore one of the prettiest medieval cities in Europe, why not do it in the manner of the Middle Ages? The sound of hooves clunking along the cobbled streets has been ringing out in Bruges for centuries, and taking a horse-drawn cab is a wonderfully nostalgic reminder of a bygone era. Frequent tours depart from Markt Square, and most last 30-minutes.Tel: +32 50 345 401.
Several times a week throughout the year, and daily in July and August, two-hour guided walking tours of Bruges depart at 1600 from the tourist office. For a livelier history of the city, tag along on a In Brugge tour, which usually swings by some of the city’s best watering holes. Visit St Christopher’s Inn Hostel at the Bauhaus (Langestraat 133-137) for details.Tel: +32 50 444 646.
Zeebrugge, a seaside resort and the port of Bruges, lies just 16km (10 miles) north of the city, and is easily reached by bus or train. Attractions here include the Seafront maritime theme park, whose centrepiece is a Russian Foxtrot submarine, open to visitors.
WWI battlefield minibus tours are another alternative for a day out from Bruges. Quasimodo Tours operates trips to Paschendale, Ypres and other important sites three times weekly from February to December.Tel: +32 50 370 470 or +32 80 097 525