Introduction to Bruges Tour

Marvel in the charm of Bruges with a local expert
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Tour Details
3 hours
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  • Van Eyck Square
  • The Begijnhof
  • Grote Markt
  • La Bourse
  • Rosary Quay
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Tour Description
Starting off at the vibrant Grote Markt, you'll instantly discover the energy that has animated Bruges for centuries. You will discover important places such as La Bourse, the birthplace of Europe's first stock exchange, where the foundations of modern financial systems were laid centuries ago, or Tanners Square (Huidenvettersplein), where the echoes of artisans and craftsmen still resonate.

Amidst the picturesque buildings and cobbled streets, your expert guide will introduce you to the origins of the lottery and its enduring legacy in shaping European society. You will meander along the tranquil Rosary Quay, which offers storybook views of Bruges' iconic canals and medieval architecture. At Van Eyck Square, named after the legendary Flemish painter Jan van Eyck, you will have a moment to reflect on the city's timeless beauty and the vast influence it has had on European and global culture. 

Whether you're a history enthusiast, art lover, or simply seeking to immerse yourself in the charm of a bygone era, our Introduction to Bruges tour will speak to all of your senses. 

  • You are passing through Bruges and want to get the most out of your time
  • You are helplessly charmed by beautiful façades and stories of days gone by

  • La Bourse: The birthplace of Europe's first stock exchange, steeped in financial history.
  • Grote Markt: The vibrant heart of Bruges, surrounded by stunning architecture and lively atmosphere.
  • Tanners Square (Huidenvettersplein): A picturesque square where artisans once practiced their craft.
  • Rosary Quay: Serene waterfront offering scenic views of Bruges' iconic canals.
  • Begijnhof: A tranquil UNESCO World Heritage site, preserving centuries of religious heritage.
  • Van Eyck Square: Named after the renowned Flemish painter. 

Additional Trip-Planning Resources

  • For more information on planning your travels to Europe, take a read through our Context Stories.

Is this tour appropriate for children?
While not a kid-specific tour, we can accommodate children on this itinerary! 

Does this tour include a canal boat ride?
No. We find that it is very difficult to hear on the boat rides offered in Bruges, and they do not lend themselves to the narrative of this tour. We suggest you enjoy our Introduction to Bruges tour first and follow it up with a boat ride by one of the many providers in town to fully appreciate the charm of Bruges. 
We understand that some of our valued guests may have mobility concerns, and we want to ensure you have a comfortable and enjoyable experience throughout your tour. If there are any accessibility concerns that your tour guide will need to be aware of, please let our team know at the time of booking.

Is this tour wheelchair-friendly?
Bruges, as with most European cities, is still working on making the city completely wheelchair friendly. There are narrow sidewalks and cobblestone streets on this tour, however there are no major inclines and stairs can be avoided. 

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Excellent discussion of historical knowledge of Brugge. He also recommended a good restaurant for lunch.
We will use Flavia again for another tour. She is excellent! Easy going, very conversational and fun.
Albert was excellent, very knowledgeable and interesting. Highly recommend.