In this full-day tour, you will visit these two beautiful cities which are the jewels in the crown of Belgium. You will discover the key points of both cities with your English speaking guide, as part of day trip from Brussels.
At 8.30 am you will meet your guide in the centre of Brussels and head to the charming city of Bruges, located 100km/62mi north-west of the Belgian capital and only 15km/9mi from the North Sea. Discover the charm of “the Venice of the North” and the reason why its entire historic centre is a UNESCO World Heritage site. During your tour in Bruges, you will have the opportunity to see: the Lake of Love, the Begijnhof (founded in 1245), Walplein Square, the Stoofstraat, Old St. John’s Hospital, the Church of Our Lady, the Gruuthuse Palace, the Dijver Canal, Rozenhoedkaai, Tanners Square (Huidenvettersplein), the castle Square with the Gothic Town Hall, the Basilica of the Holy Blood, the Market Square (Grote Markt) with the Bell Tower (Belfort) and, finally, the St. Salvator’s Cathedral. After the visit, you will have one hour to have lunch and enjoy the delicious chocolate from Bruges (not included). Your next destination will be the beautiful and powerful city of Ghent, residence of the famous Van Eyck brothers. Come and discover with your professional guide the charm of Ghent and its inhabitants, popularly known as "the noose-bearers“ from the time of Charles V. It is a fabulous place full of history. See the following highlights: the Castle of Gerald the Devil, the Saint Bavo's Cathedral, where you can see the famous painting of the Van Eyck brothers “The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb”, the Belfort bell tower, the peculiar Gothic and Renaissance Town Hall, St. Nicholas’ Church, the Masons’ Guild House, the Graslei embankment, the majestic Castle of the Counts of Flanders, The Patershol neighbourhood, the Great Butchers’ Hall, the Old Fish Market, the Friday Market Square...At the end, take the shuttle back to Brussels.