Legends of Bruges Private Tour

Private & Custom Tours in Belgium
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Tour description

Why does Bruges have swans on its canals? Why are the people from Bruges called the "Bruges Fools"? How did Bruges come to be one of the richest cities in medieval Europe and what are the reasons for its decline? For the answers to these questions and many more, come join our Legends of Bruges Tour!  We can meet you by your hotel or on the main square (Grote Markt) of Bruges.  See you soon!

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: The Markt, Bruges, West Flanders ProvinceWe start here with an introduction about the history of Bruges and the role the city played as a trading hub in medieval times. We also go deeper into the troublesome relationship between the city of Bruges and the French king.Duration: 10 minutesStop At: Minnewater Lake, Bruges, West Flanders ProvinceWe walk from the main square of Bruges all the way to the beautiful Lake of Love, stopping in between by the Gruuthuse Palace and the medieval St John's hospital to tell you more about these fascinating monuments. By the Lake of Love we tell you the story of why we have swans on the canals of Bruges and how the city got in a conflict with Emperor Maximilian of Austria.Duration: 15 minutesStop At: De Halve Maan Brewery, Bruges, West Flanders ProvinceWe stop in front of the brewery to tell you the story of how the people of Bruges got the nickname 'Fools of Bruges' and to show you a piece of the beer pipeline that flows beneath our city.Duration: 10 minutesStop At: Burg Square, Bruges, West Flanders ProvinceAfter we pass by the Church of Our Lady, the Groeninge museum and the old Fishmarket, we end the tour on the Burg square, the political heart and birthplace of the city of Bruges.Duration: 15 minutes

What's included

  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Local guide
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Private tour

What's not included

  • Food and drinks, unless specified