Cruise Express Return Shuttle Service Your cruise shuttle to Bruges provides a return shuttle service from your cruise ship to Bruges and back at regular intervals (max. waiting time 30 min.), so no delay in getting to Bruges and back from your cruise ship.Shuttles leave Zeebrugge between 8.30AM-12PM (noon), and return from Bruges in the afternoon. The schedule in the afternoon depends on the departure time of your cruise ship. First bus back: 4 hours prior to final embarkment/ last bus back: 1 hour prior to final embarkment. Shuttles every 30 minutes. Bruges Excursion (optional) Book an excursion through Bruges and upon your arrival a local guide will be waiting for you to explore the historic centre and let this fascinating city come to life through stories, descriptions, and medieval legends.
• 20 minutes
Your visit first takes you to a very moving German Cemetery, from where we drive to a section of the WW1 trenches. You visit the Monument of the ‘Brooding Soldier’, which commemorates the sacrifice of 2,000 Canadian soldiers during the first German gas attack. After a set lunch in Ypres your guide takes you to the outstanding Flanders Fields museum. You will hear the touching stories behind four years of trench war. Next, our coach takes you to Passchendaele and the Tyne Cot Cemetery which is the largest Commonwealth cemetery in the world. You will also visit Essex Farm Cemetery. This was the dressing station where Dr. John McCrae wrote the famous poem ‘In Flanders Fields’ Time for an evening snack. At 8 pm you can attend the Last Post Ceremony at the Menin Gate, a daily tribute to all Commenwealth soldiers and officers that were missing after battle.The tour offers ample opportunity for reflection and to take pictures
• 11 hours
Ready to fall under the spell of charming Bruges? Your local host has the magic key to unravel the highlights & hidden gems of this medieval city while avoiding the tourist crowds. Enjoy an easy-going route like a true local on a private & customized tour around your wishes!
• 3 hours
Learn about the heroes and myths of Bruges that help make this medieval city magical. Join your local and knowledgeable guide for a brief and private walking tour (with no more than 4 people), where you will explore the history of this beautiful city.
• 2 hours
Fancy tasting the best food Bruges has to offer? This 2 hour private tour with your local hosts will do just that. Stroll through the city and take some stops at the best local bakeries, chocolate shops and bars where locals like to go away from the tourist areas. Discover the secret garden and see how the locals live.
• 2 hours
Stand on Messines ridge where the New Zealand Corps launched the attack after the explosion of the 19 mines. You will visit Passendale, Tyne Cot Cemetery, Gravenstafel and many other places in which the ANZAC Corps was involved.
• 12 hours
Stand in the tunnels in Vimy, walk in the trenches where Canadian troops stood in April 1917. See the CWGC's largest cemetery in Europe, come to see the Brooding Soldier where the first gas attack took place. Attend the Last Post Ceremony at the Menin Gate in Ypres. See the dressing station where John McRae wrote the poem "In Flanders Fields".
• 10 hours
Stand in the tunnels where Canadian troops stood before the assault on Vimy Ridge and visit the Canadian and German trenches. You will see the scattered landscape of the Newfoundland Memorial Park in Beaumont Hamel. Thiepval Memorial, Courcelette Canadian Memorial will also be visited.
• 9 hours
You will stand in the footsteps of the Australian soldiers in Fromelles, Ploegsteert and Messines. You will see some of the mine craters laid by the 1st Australian Tunneling Cie. Polygoon Wood, and Passendale will be visited. You will finish your day at the Last Post ceremony at the Menin Gate in Ypres
• 12 hours
From the best fries to top-notch truffles made by true artisans - this private food tour has it all! Get ready for 10 delicious tastings, a unique local route through Bruges and countless memories to last a lifetime!
• 3 hours