Don't bother with the tours. I went solo by taking the train from Gare du Midi in Brussels. I was able to do everything the tours offer at my own pace. I may have missed out on the guide's lectures but was good as can...More
Your day trip begins with pickup from your Brussels accommodation, from which you’ll embark on a journey through the Belgian countryside to Ghent, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
On arrival in Ghent, you’ll visit St. Bavo Cathedral (Sint-Baafskathedraal), home to the world-famous Mystic Lamb painting, and take a guided walking tour of Ghent’s churches and castles.
The next stop is Bruges, another UNESCO-listed medieval city, where you’ll break for lunch (own expense) at Minnewater (Lake of Love). Tick off Markt Square, Belfry (Belfort), Gravensteen Castle (Castle of the Counts), plus many more on a walking tour accompanied by historical commentary.
Upgrade to take a canal cruise on Bruges’ idyllic waterways before returning to your vehicle for the journey back to your Brussels hotel.
Enjoyable visit to Ghent and Bruges, well organised, Bruges is a real gem. Canal cruise in Bruges is worth the €8 extra. Traffic out of Brussels was heavy as well as Bruges. Our guide Josephine was from Flanders so her knowledge was fantastic.
Our tour guide did a bilingual tour with only 2 people who spoke spa ish. It wasn't advertised for bilingual and was very confusing for the group. Very minimal information about sites without history. Also couldn't hear the tour guide most of the time but...More
Unfortunately, this trip was not very good. Our tour was unexpectedly conducted in both English and Spanish and it was clear that our guide was more comforatable speaking in Spanish than English. That left the English speakers feeling short changed. Also, unless you were standing...More