All-in-One Bruges and opt. Ghent Shore Excursion from Zeebrugge

All-in-One Bruges and opt. Ghent Shore Excursion from Zeebrugge

For cruise ship passengers docking at Zeebrugge, this shore excursion is planned to showcase the best Belgium has to offer. See Bruges, world-famous for its delicious chocolate, medieval architecture, and picturesque canals. For ships docking longer, opt for an additional trip to Ghent - another Belgian gem.

All our tours are aligned with your ship's schedule for a seamless experience. Upon disembarkation, our guides and comfortable transport await.

In Bruges, explore historic streets, the popular Market Square, and enjoy the city's famed canals' calm.

Opting for the Ghent extension allows for visits to Gravensteen Castle, the old harbor of Graslei, and the city's mix of Gothic and Renaissance architecture.

At the end of the tour, we will whisk you back onto your cruise ship, providing plenty of time to unwind before your next destination.

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Cruise Terminal Zeebrugge, Zweedse Kaai, 8380 Brugge, Belgium

Embark on this unique shore excursion designed for cruise ship passengers docking in Zeebrugge. Let us help you make the most of your visit to Belgium, taking you on a journey through the charming streets of Bruges and, time permitting, an optional excursion to the enchanting historic city of Ghent. Our tours are customized to align with your ship's schedule, ensuring a seamless and enriching experience.
Upon arrival in Zeebrugge, a friendly, English-speaking guide awaits to escort you to a comfortable, air-conditioned bus. Our well-thought-out itinerary promises to maximize your time ashore, offering a stress-free exploration with convenient port transfers. Expect punctual returns, ensuring you're back at your ship with time to spare. Join us for a day filled with discovery, guided insights, and unforgettable Belgian highlights.


Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Market Square, Markt, 8000 Brugge, Belgium

Your bus and tour guide will then escort you to the enchanting city of Bruges. As we approach the heart of the city, a scenic 20-minute stroll awaits to bridge the gap between where our transportation can reach and the city center's historic treasures—our guides will be with you every step, ensuring a seamless transition. The adventure begins at the vibrant Market Square, where the past and present of Bruges converge amidst historic guildhalls and the iconic Belfry. Here, you're invited to dive into the rich tapestry of Bruges' heritage, guided by our expert who'll spotlight all the must-see sights. This square is also the perfect place to try Belgium's renowned treats. Enjoy traditional hot chocolate and waffles, or taste Belgian fries with a local craft beer, offering a genuine flavor of Belgium.

Duration: 3 hours

Pass By: Basilica of the Holy Blood, Burg 13, Bruges 8000 Belgium

Next, marvel at the Basilica of the Holy Blood, notable for its religious significance and unique blend of Gothic and Romanesque design. This revered site is named for housing a relic said to contain Christ's blood. As we pass by it, you'll see the detailed exterior, which highlights its historical importance. The peaceful atmosphere of the basilica offers a chance for quiet reflection as we carry on with our tour.

Pass By: Gravensteen, Sint-Veerleplein 11, Ghent 9000 Belgium

Next, those who selected the optional Ghent excursion will be whisked off there by our coach and our passionate local tour guide. The journey itself offers a glimpse into Belgium's scenic beauty, including the majestic Gravensteen Castle. This imposing medieval fortress, with its vast turrets and formidable walls, stands as a vivid reminder of Ghent's historical significance. Our guide will share insights into its storied past, a narrative of power and prestige in medieval Flanders. Along the way, the rolling landscape dotted with Belgium's iconic windmills, some still turning, will catch your eye, a testament to the country's enduring charm.

Meanwhile, guests choosing to stay behind in Bruges can take advantage of extended free time. This is your perfect opportunity for deeper exploration, more shopping, or simply to relax and enjoy the city's timeless beauty at your own pace.

Pass By: St. Bavo's Cathedral (Sint-Baafskathedraal), Sint-Baafsplein Casco Historico de la Ciudad, Ghent 9000 Belgium

The Cathedral of Saint Bavo presents itself as an architectural marvel, embodying the rich history and cultural depth of Ghent. With its towering spires and detailed stained-glass windows, it stands as a testament to the intricate craftsmanship synonymous with Flemish design. This cathedral, a highlight on our tour through Ghent, invites you to admire its exterior, which is adorned with a wealth of architectural elements. Each feature, from the flying buttresses to the sculpted facades, narrates a piece of Ghent's storied past. Although our visit won't take us inside, the external view of the cathedral offers a compelling snapshot of Belgium's architectural elegance.

Stop At: Graslei and Korenlei, Graslei en Korenleih, Ghent Belgium

Next, we'll take a leisurely walk along the Graslei and Korenlei shores, a pause from the city's vibrant activity. This tranquil path allows for a moment to appreciate the well-preserved facades of historical buildings along the old trading waterfront, echoing Ghent's medieval past. As you wander the cobblestone streets beside the canal, let the serene atmosphere transport you back to an era when Ghent connected to far-reaching European markets.
Belgian culture shines through its cuisine, known for both its diversity and its indulgent snacks. Our guides will point you towards local favorites where you can grab a quick bite, ensuring a taste of Belgium's culinary heritage. From moules-frites and sweet Belgian waffles to a sampling of chocolate or a quick sip of craft beer, you'll enjoy the flavors of Belgium.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Cruise Terminal Zeebrugge, Zweedse Kaai, 8380 Brugge, Belgium

At the end of our tour, our coach will take you back to the port, ensuring you board your ship on time and stress-free.

On our way we'll pick up those who chose to explore Bruges on their own.

We've designed the tour with your ship's timetable in mind, eliminating any worries about late returns. Relax and join us on this tour showcasing best Belgium has to offer!

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes



Informacion Adicional
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Stroller accessible"
"Not recommended for travelers with back problems"
"Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level"
"This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund"
"This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund"
"This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travelers"
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 9 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability"



Duración: 7 To 8 Hours
Lugar de comienzo: Cruise Terminal Zeebrugge, Zweedse Kaai, 8380 Brugge, Belgium

Cancelaciones y devoluciones: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.

Incluye

  • Modern, air-conditioned bus
  • Professional local English speaking tour guide

No Incluye

  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks

Instalaciones


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