Your destination today: one of the most beautiful towns in Europe, Bruges. As you leave the center of Amsterdam in the morning you will travel via comfortable bus on a most scenic journey. Discover this preserved medieval city in this incredible location that has earned UNESCO's stamp of approval as a pristine and undamaged example of medieval city life. You'll find there's hardly a historical city in Europe that can compare with Bruges.
Upon arrival you will be met by your friendly and knowledgeable tour guide who will lead you through the historical center. Explore its beautiful and famous canals along carefully preserved cobblestone roads dating back centuries. Your walking tour will last approximately 1 hour.
As you stroll along the authentic cobblestone streets, you will travel back in time and away from today's contemporary era. Visit the gorgeous Basilica of the Holy Blood, the austere, Gothic Belfry of Bruges with its 47 ringing bells and the quaint Market Square, where an adorable Christmas Market is hosted every year during the holiday season.
Architecture lovers will marvel at the enchantment of historical design seen throughout your time here, and everyone will have the opportunity to take full advantage of the day and appreciate the sights and sounds of this wondrous and beautiful city.
After the guided portion of the tour is through, take the time on your own to explore the world-class shopping and chocolate-tasting that Belgium is known for. Sip on one of Belgium's famous Trappist beers on a patio and people-watch amid the stones and arches of one of Europe's best-preserved historical cities. Enjoy a boat trip along the beautiful canals, visit one of its museums, shop for lace, or taste the excellent Belgium cuisine.
There's no better way to experience the living soul of medieval Europe besides getting up close and personal with the city of Bruges. Allow yourself to be carried away by her beauty and romance, you will leave saying this has been the perfect place!
Reviewer: Bari Johnson
I thoroughly enjoyed my time in Bruges; it's an enchanting city. Our guide was excellent: knowledgeable, funny, and a good story-teller. Her suggestions regarding a restaurant and where to buy chocolate were excellent. However, the trip had its drawbacks that have nothing to do our guide. It was a rainy therefore slippy, making the walking more difficult and slow. Finding my way once we had free time was a bit more difficult than I expected. Finally, it's a long trip there from Amsterdam, making it a long day. I knew that going in so it wasn't a surprise.
Reviewer: Mark K
This was a long but worthwhile trip. Brugge was such a beautiful and interesting city. Our tour guide was amazing and gave us just the right amount of free time for us to explore.
It was a long day but a very interesting day. Great guide gave us a lot of information about Bruges and sites along the way. Really enjoyed the day and would highly recommend.