Bruges has most of its medieval architecture intact, making it one of the most well-preserved medieval towns in Europe. Old town's most famous landmark is its 13th-century belfry, housing a municipal carillon comprising 48 bells. The city still employs a full-time carillonneur, who gives free concerts regularly.
Church of Our Lady is an example of medieval architecture. After two centuries (13-15th cc.) of the constructional works, the Church became the highest spot of Bruges because of its 122-meter brick steeple. These days, a magnificent Carrara marble Madonna with a Child sculpture by Michelangelo is housed in the church.
Don't forget to take your camera with you because this the most photographed site of the Belgian city! This is the most amazing, enchanting and magical place of Bruges. A bridge across the canal, classic facades of the houses and shops will remind you of a medieval tale.
John's Hospital has a 600-year history. Nuns and monks took care of the sick, the poor, travelers and pilgrims here. During the visit to John’s Hospital, you will explore medieval wards with artworks by contemporary artists. For example, John’s Hospital is a good place to see eight original paintings by the famous medieval artist Hans Memling.
The Markt or the Market Square is located in the heart of the city. It is made of many old buildings, including the 12th-century belfry and the West Flanders Provincial Court. In the center of the market stands the statue of Jan Breydel and Pieter de Coninck.
One of the most exciting ways to tour Bruges is a canal cruise down narrow scenic passages with a lot of hidden treasures such as beautiful bridges and secret gardens. Canal cruise will give you a completely different perspective of the city.
Burg square is a place that is full of history. Surrounded by many buildings, it represents different architectural styles ranging from Gothic to Neo-Classical ones. Stadhuis (or City Hall), Old Civil Registry, the Basilica of the Holy Blood, and many other structures are located on the Burg square.
Basilica of the Holy Blood is located in a corner of the Burg square. It consists of two churches: a Romanesque lower church and a Neo-gothic upper church. The last one preserves the relic of the Holy Blood allegedly collected by Joseph of Arimathea and brought from the Holy Land by Thierry of Alsace, Count of Flanders.
83-meters tall, the Belfort is the most important Bruges’ tower. During the Middle Ages, it kept the city’s charters, seal and public funds. These days, the Belfry is famous for a Carillion with 47 melodious bells and a panoramic deck with a breathtaking view of Bruges.
- Private professional tour guide (3,5 hrs)
- Private vehicle for round-trip transfers
- Bruges Old Town walking tour
- Join-in canal ride
- Meals / snacks
- Drinks / coffee break
- Admissions / donations
- Tips / Gratuity
IMPORTANT: NO refunds for late passengers!