Meet your guide in front of the city hall at the Grand-Place of Brussels and make the most of your stay in Brussels to visit two magnificent cities of Bruges and Ghent!
Discover the rich medieval pasts of those cities with your professional guide. Immerse yourself in the romantic and historic atmosphere of Bruges in the morning. And in the afternoon, let yourself be surprised by the mixing of contemporary buildings and history in the joyful city of Ghent.
During this tour, you will be able to see various hidden jewels such as:
- The ancient city wall park
- Markt Square: the tenth-century city market
- Burg Square: the political heart of the city
- The oldest Gothic city hall of the Low Countries and the Basilica of the Holy Blood
- VisMarkt (fish market) and the Tanners’ Square: two of the oldest squares in Bruges
- GroeningeMuseum (possibility to enter the museum and see the paintings of the Flemish Primitives)
- Our Lady of Bruges: one of the oldest churches in the city
- Old St. John’s Hospital: one of the oldest hospitals in Europe
- Brewery “De Halve Maan”: the only brewery still operating in the city centre
- The Beguinage: one of the best-preserved examples of a medieval gated community
- The “Lake of Love”: one of the main water reservoirs that nourish the canal system of “the Venice of the North
- Saint Bavo’s Cathedral, with Peter Paul Rubens’ painting “Saint Bavo”
- An optional visit to the altarpiece “The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb” by the Van Eyck brothers.
- The market square, the Belfort tower, and the covered market
- The City Hall: a building combining Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque architecture
- The churches of St. Nicholas, St. James, and St. Michel: three parish churches that stand as a reminder of Ghent’s medieval past
- The Graslei: old port of the city
- Gravensteen (Castle of the count): a medieval castle
- Patershol: the picturesque area of the city
- The medieval butchery: an imposing Gothic building of 1408, one of Europe oldest meat markets