This tour is available on 2 different times and also in 2 languages. Make sure you pick the correct one from the program.
There are places that somehow manage to get under your skin, even though you don’t really know them all that well. Bruges is that kind of place. A warm and friendly place, a place made for people. A city whose history made it great, resulting in a well-deserved classification as a Unesco World Heritage site. Medieval mysterious, unabashedly Burgundian and a metropolis for centuries; Bruges inner city impresses with its cultural-historical heritage.
Did you know that
- In the 13th century, Bruges was the leading trade centre of Northwestern Europe.
- The first ever stock exchange (‘beurs’ in Dutch) was founded in Bruges.
- From the end of the 14th century, Bruges was part of the realms of the Dukes of Burgundy.
- Famous painters such as Jan Van Eyck and Hans Memling – the great Flemish primitives – found their creative niche here.
- The world famous ‘Madonna with child’ is the only work by Michelangelo that left Italy during his lifetime.
On this exclusive walk (max. 16 persons), local city guides and JCI senators Claude Pauwels or Johan Persyn will take you along on a fascinating trail. You’ll discover hidden gems and secret places next to the must-see heritage and architectural highlights of Bruges.
From the Market Square and the Burg, over the Rozenhoedkaai (Rosary Kay) and the canals, through the Beguinage and the Lake of Love, the almshouses and much more. Iconic sites that give the city its look and charm you instantly. During the tour you will also see Bruges from the water. The canals of Bruges – the ‘reien’ – are the arteries of the city. Nothing is as pleasant as chuggling along in a boat as you sail past all the most beautiful places in the city. From the ‘reien’, you discover hidden romantic corners and secret gardens.
We finish and reminisce with a fresh pint in a local brewery.
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This text is also available in Dutch (PDF): Guided tour – Full description (NL)
Timing, Language & Location:
Saturday – 9:30 – 11:30 – English – Meeting point: St. Godelieve Abbey
Tour is available on different locations, languages and times:
- Saturday – 9:30 – 11:30 – English – Meeting point: St. Godelieve Abbey – Book here
- Saturday – 9:30 – 11:30 – French – Meeting point: St. Godelieve Abbey – Book here
- Saturday – 14:00 – 16:00 – English – Meeting Point: Hotel Casselbergh – Book here
- Saturday – 14:00 – 16:00 – French – Meeting Point: Hotel Casselbergh – Book here
Max 16 people per tour.