Charms and Gems of Bruges for the First Timer Cruise Visitors

Charms and Gems of Bruges for the First Timer Cruise Visitors

Welcome, adventurous souls docking at Zeebrugge! Eager to delve into the rich tapestry of history and captivating allure of Bruges on your maiden voyage? Embark on our extraordinary 6-hour shore excursion, meticulously crafted to enchant and mesmerize. Wander through the historic heart of the Old Town, traverse romantic bridges, gaze upon the grandeur of Market Square, and stroll the quaint lanes of the city center. Stand in awe before the timeless grandeur of the Basilica of the Holy Blood and capture breathtaking vistas from the Quay of the Rosary. We'll also lead you to discover hidden treasures like the Fish Market. For those with a penchant for the finer things, we've allocated 2 hours of leisure for you to savor exquisite Belgian chocolates and waffles, explore the renowned local breweries, or dine in charming local cafes. Our expert guides are dedicated to providing an unparalleled experience, ensuring you fully immerse in the distinctive enchantment of Bruges.

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

Embark on a fascinating journey to the heart of Bruges, beginning right at the Zeebrugge cruise ship port. Receive a warm welcome from our amiable representative, who will be eagerly waiting for you inside the cruise ship terminal. Climb aboard our comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle and settle in for a scenic 30-minute ride. Marvel at Belgium's stunning landscapes as we transport you on an unforgettable adventure through the enchanting streets of Bruges, where the allure of history and beauty merge flawlessly.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Belfort, Markt 7, Bruges 8000 Belgium

Experience the captivating allure of the Belfry of Bruges, an emblematic beacon rising above this medieval city's skyline. Meander along the cobblestone pathways, guided by the grandeur of the Belfry towards the core of Bruges, a place where historical richness and stunning beauty blend seamlessly. This splendid edifice not only presents awe-inspiring panoramas but also echoes the city's storied history, beckoning visitors to dive into the charm and enigma that render Bruges an eternally enchanting destination.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Burg Square, Burg 15, Bruges 8000 Belgium

Exploring Burg Square in Bruges is like stepping back in time, surrounded by some of Belgium's most iconic buildings and significant architectural marvels, such as the breathtaking Gothic-style Bruges City Hall. Nestled in the heart of Bruges, this captivating square presents a unique window into the city's medieval history through its cobblestone streets and scenic facades, rendering it an essential destination for both history aficionados and tourists.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Basilica of the Holy Blood, Burg 13, Bruges 8000 Belgium

Enter a realm where history intertwines with spirituality at The Basilica of the Holy Blood in Bruges. This mesmerizing Roman Catholic basilica stands not only as an architectural wonder but also as a sacred space safeguarding one of Christianity's most hallowed relics. According to legend, Joseph of Arimathea collected the Holy Blood of Christ, a revered artifact that Thierry of Alsace, the Count of Flanders, valiantly brought from the Holy Land to Bruges. This magical basilica provides visitors with an extraordinary exploration of time, faith, and marvel, encouraging you to appreciate its stunning beauty while connecting with a fragment of the divine.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Fish Market, Vismarkt, 8000 Brugge, Belgium

Venture beyond the conventional paths to discover the enchanting Vismarkt, a historical marketplace located on the canal's east side, just across from Burg Square. Amid the whispers of the past, immerse yourself in the dynamic Fish Market atmosphere. Here, from Wednesday to Saturday mornings, the tradition of selling day-fresh seafood springs to life. This presents a singular chance not only to delve into the city's rich heritage but also to savor the ocean's fresh bounty, meticulously caught and delivered to the market. Immerse yourself in the vivid local culture and be carried away by the spirited exchanges between vendors and residents—a genuine glimpse into the city's heart and essence.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Quai du Rosaire / Rozenhoedkaai, Rozenhoedkaai 3, Bruges 8000 Belgium

Explore Rozenhoedkaai, the Quay of the Rosary, Bruges' most captivating sight, where the tranquil Dijver and Groenerei canals meet in a stunning union. Famous for being one of Bruges' most photographed spots, Rozenhoedkaai offers visitors an unparalleled view into the essence of Belgium's medieval allure. Its everlasting beauty and peaceful waters mirroring the sky invite you to capture moments that seem like stepping directly into a living postcard. Here, history softly speaks from the cobblestone streets and venerable buildings, establishing it as an essential visit for anyone eager to delve into the magic of Bruges.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: St Bonifacius Bridge, Groeninge 6 Arentshof, Bruges 8000 Belgium

Dive into the bewitching charm of Bruges with a visit to the magical Boniface Bridge. While it may be a newer fixture in the city, it captures the quintessential spirit of Bruges in its entirety. Get ready to be enchanted by its mystical atmosphere, where love lingers and breathtaking views compete for your attention. The Boniface Bridge serves as a perfect starting point for delving into Bruges's unparalleled beauty and ageless allure, leaving you with memories and snapshots to cherish forever. Uncover this secret treasure and allow its splendor to fill you with awe and wonder, ensuring your trip remains indelibly etched in your heart.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde, Begijnhof 24-28-30, Bruges 8000 Belgium

Embark on an enchanting journey through history at the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Princely Beguinage 'Ten Wijngaarde'. This hidden treasure, dating back to the 13th century, offers a peek into an extraordinary enclave where, centuries ago, beguines—unmarried women pursuing a life of piety and fellowship—established a haven. They forged a community that was remarkably progressive for its time, providing insights into a lifestyle that balanced emancipation with deep spirituality. Stroll through historic alleys, admire the time-honored architecture, and soak in the serene ambiance of a community that celebrated both autonomy and shared living.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Minnewater Lake, Bruges 8000 Belgium

The Lake of Love, also known as Minnewater, stands as a beacon of romance and serenity. Esteemed as a top romantic locale, it is steeped in folklore, with ancient tales suggesting it was once home to water nymphs ("minnen" in Dutch), hence its enchanting name. Add a poignant love story, enigmatic trees, and lush greenery into the mix, and you've got a place that's the epitome of romance. Ready for an Instagram or Facebook post- Capture your best shots from the Lake of Love bridge or near the Lockhouse. Trust us, it's captivating even without filters.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Sint-Janshospitaal, Mariastraat 38, Bruges 8000 Belgium

Discover the enchanting Sint-Janshospitaal, located within the venerable Saint Jan's Hospital, and delve into a realm where the allure of the medieval era converges with medical history. As one of the oldest hospital buildings in Europe still intact today, this museum welcomes visitors to explore an extraordinary collection of artifacts and masterpieces, many of which were originally crafted for the hospital or acquired from related charitable institutions.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: The Market Square, Markt 20, Bruges 8000 Belgium

Explore the very essence of Bruges at Market Square, a dynamic pedestrian zone that stands as the focal point of the city's historical narrative. Imbued with age-old allure, this active square welcomes visitors worldwide to delve into its spirited vibe. With every step, guests are whisked away through history, encircled by architectural wonders and the melodic clinking of horse-drawn carriages. Following the guided portion of your tour, set off on a self-guided exploration with two hours at your leisure. Delve into a delightful mix of shopping where hidden gems and keepsakes beckon, relish the varied tastes of local fare that delight the palate, and surrender to the sights and sounds that render this locale truly extraordinary. Whether in search of the ideal memento, feasting on gastronomic treats, or basking in the lively atmosphere, Market Square provides an unmatched adventure for every explorer. Venture forth, discover, and revel in the experience!

Duration: 2 hours

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

After enjoying a splendid day immersed in the charming delights of Bruges, comfortably return to your awaiting ship in our comfy vehicle. Reflect on the captivating memories that will eternally echo in your heart. Rely on our twenty years of experience in crafting flawless shore excursions, perfectly synchronized with your ship's schedule. With us, you're encouraged to explore freely, confident of a timely and relaxed return to your ship, your spirit imbued with the enchantment of your discoveries.

Duration: 45 minutes

Informacion Adicional
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Stroller accessible"
"Near public transportation"
"Infants must sit on laps"
"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 999 travelers"
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability"

Duración: 6 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.


  • Cruise terminal pick up and drop off
  • Certified local guide services
  • Safe professional driver services
  • Comfortable air-conditioned transport
  • Timely return to the port guarantee
  • Full refund guarantee if ship does not port

No Incluye

  • Food and beverages


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