Welcome to the enchanting world of Ghent and Bruges, two picturesque cities in Belgium that are sure to captivate your senses. If you’re planning a trip to Brussels and are looking for a seamless and unforgettable day tour, we have just the thing for you! Discover the rich history, charming architecture, and delicious cuisine of Ghent and Bruges by joining our Ghent and Bruges Day Tour from Brussels.
Why Visit Ghent and Bruges?
Ghent and Bruges are two hidden gems of Belgium, offering visitors an immersive experience that takes them back in time. Here are just a few reasons why you should include these magical cities in your travel itinerary:
- Rich history: Ghent and Bruges are home to medieval buildings, grand castles, and historic churches that bear witness to their rich past. They offer a glimpse into the art, culture, and architecture of a bygone era.
- Picturesque canals: Just like Venice, Ghent and Bruges are crisscrossed by picturesque canals that add to the romantic allure of these cities. Take a leisurely boat ride to admire the stunning architecture from a different perspective.
- Charming squares: Both cities boast beautiful squares, such as Ghent’s Saint Bavo’s Square and Bruges’ Market Square. These vibrant hubs feature delightful cafes, colorful facades, and statues that tell stories of their own.
- Artistic heritage: Ghent houses the famous altarpiece, “The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb,” by the Van Eyck brothers, while Bruges is home to the renowned Flemish Primitive art. Art enthusiasts will be in awe of the masterpieces found here.
- Delicious cuisine: Indulge in Belgium’s culinary delights, from mouthwatering chocolates and waffles to hearty Flemish stews and delicious local beers. Ghent and Bruges offer a wide range of gastronomic experiences to tantalize your taste buds.
Planning Your Ghent and Bruges Day Tour
1. Departure from Brussels
The day tour starts from Brussels, where you’ll embark on a comfortable and air-conditioned coach for a scenic drive to Ghent and Bruges.
2. Ghent Exploration
Once you arrive in Ghent, you’ll have the opportunity to explore the city’s stunning landmarks, including:
- Saint Bavo’s Cathedral: Admire the ornate Gothic architecture and discover the famous altarpiece, “The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb.”
- Gravensteen Castle: Step back in time as you explore the medieval castle and enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of the city.
- Graslei and Korenlei: Stroll along the picturesque canals and soak up the ambiance of these charming streets lined with historic buildings.
3. Bruges Discovery
After exploring Ghent, the tour continues to the fairytale city of Bruges, where you’ll be enchanted by its timeless beauty. Highlights of the Bruges leg of the tour include:
- Market Square: Immerse yourself in the heart of Bruges and marvel at the medieval architecture surrounding the bustling square.
- Belfry Tower: Climb the iconic tower for panoramic views of the city and the opportunity to hear the famous carillon bells.
- Lake of Love: Take a leisurely stroll along the tranquil Lake of Love and be captivated by the idyllic scenery.
4. Free Time and Souvenir Shopping
Throughout the tour, you’ll have free time to roam the cobblestone streets, visit charming boutiques, and purchase souvenirs to commemorate your unforgettable trip.
5. Return to Brussels
After a day filled with exploration and discovery, the tour concludes with a relaxing drive back to Brussels. Reflect on the memories made, knowing that you’ve experienced the best of Ghent and Bruges in just one day.
Why Choose the Ghent and Bruges Day Tour?
Still not convinced? Here are a few reasons why our Ghent and Bruges Day Tour should be at the top of your travel list:
- Convenience: Our tour takes care of all transportation, allowing you to sit back, relax, and enjoy the journey without the hassle of navigating unfamiliar roads or public transport.
- Expert Guides: Our knowledgeable guides will provide fascinating insights into the history, culture, and stories behind the cities’ most iconic landmarks.
- Time-Efficient: With limited time available, our day tour ensures you experience the must-see highlights of Ghent and Bruges in a single day, making the most of every minute of your trip.
- Flexibility: While the tour has a structured itinerary, you’ll also have some free time to tailor your experience and explore specific attractions that catch your interest.
- Group Atmosphere: Joining a group tour allows you to meet fellow travelers from around the world, fostering a sense of camaraderie and creating lifelong memories.
So, what are you waiting for? Explore the historic wonders, romantic canals, and delightful cuisine of Ghent and Bruges. Book your Ghent and Bruges Day Tour from Brussels today and embark on an adventure-filled day guaranteed to leave you with lasting memories!
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