GHENT AND BRUGES - Optional lunch and boat tripDiscover two of Flanders’ most enchanting cities and follow our guide back in time! Ghent’s medieval architecture and youthful vibrant atmosphere will impress you. We visit Saint-Bavo’s Cathedral, home to the world-famous Mystic Lamb painting (optional), and walk along the Castle of the Counts of Flanders, the picturesque medieval harbor and many more highlights. In Bruges, you enjoy the view of the peaceful Lake of Love and the old beguinage. Your guide will explain the stories and secrets behind the city’s history from the Viking period until the end of the Middle Ages. You also have the option to enjoy a pleasant boat trip along the narrow canals. Do not forget your comfortable shoes to brave the cobbled streets!
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Belfry and Cloth Hall (Belfort en Lakenhalle), Ghent, East Flanders ProvinceThe 91-metre-tall belfry of Ghent is one of three medieval towers that overlook the old city centre of Ghent, Belgium, the other two belonging to Saint Bavo Cathedral and Saint Nicholas' Church.Pass By: Graslei and Korenlei, Ghent, East Flanders ProvinceA quay in the historic city center of Ghent, Belgium, located on the right bank of the Leie river.Pass By: St. Bavo's Cathedral (Sint-Baafskathedraal), Ghent, East Flanders ProvinceThe Saint Bavo Cathedral an 89-meter-tall Gothic cathedral in Ghent, Belgium. It is the seat of the diocese of Ghent, is named for Saint Bavo of Ghent, and contains the well-known Ghent Altarpiece.Pass By: Saint Nicholas Church, Ghent, East Flanders ProvinceSt. Nicholas' Church is one of the oldest and most prominent landmarks in Ghent, Belgium. Begun in the early 13th century as a replacement for an earlier Romanesque church.Pass By: Gravensteen, Ghent, East Flanders ProvinceThe current castle dates to 1180 and was the residence of the Counts of Flanders until 1353. It was subsequently re-purposed as a court, prison, mint, and even as a cotton factory.Stop At: Basilica of the Holy Blood, Bruges, West Flanders ProvinceThe Basilica of the Holy Blood is a Roman Catholic basilica in Bruges, Belgium. The church houses a venerated relic of the Holy Blood allegedly collected by Joseph of Arimathea and brought from the Holy Land by Thierry of Alsace.Duration: 10 minutesStop At: Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekerk, Bruges, West Flanders ProvinceThe Church of Our Lady in Bruges, Belgium, dates mainly from the 13th, 14th and 15th centuries. Its tower, at 115.6 metres in height, remains the tallest structure in the city and the second tallest brickwork tower in the world.Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Stadhuis, Bruges, West Flanders ProvinceThe Bruges City Hall is one of the oldest city halls in the entire Netherlands region. It is located in Burg Square, the area of the former fortified castle in the centre of Bruges.Duration: 10 minutesStop At: Minnewater Lake, Bruges, West Flanders ProvinceThe famous area is called the "Lake of Love" and" Lovers bridge" .It’s a romantic place to be with someone you love! An amazing location within the confines of the city. Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Burg Square, Bruges, West Flanders ProvinceThe Burg Square is the political center of Bruges. It is a lovely place where architecture lovers can enjoy the amazing mix of beautiful buildings.Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Beguinage (Begijnhof), Bruges, West Flanders ProvinceThe Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaerde is the only preserved beguinage in the Belgian city of Bruges. There are no more Beguines living there, but since 1927 it functions as a convent for Benedictines, founded by canon Hoornaert.Duration: 10 minutesStop At: Historic Centre of Brugge, Bruges, West Flanders ProvinceThere will be time for an optional but unforgettable canal tour. Duration: 30 minutes