Ghent & Bruges day tour from Brussels
Flanders is the northern Dutch-speaking half of Belgium, including headtown cities of Ghent and Bruges.
Ghent and Bruges have played a key role in European history. In the Middle Ages, Bruges was one of the wealthiest and most populated citiess of Europe. In Ghent the propserous taspestry weaving industry helped to create a very sophisticated culture, with impressive achievements in architecture and arts, rivaling those of northern Italy.
"Flemish painting flourished from the early 15th century until the 17th century. Flanders delivered the leading painters in Northern Europe and attracted many promising young painters from neighbouring countries. These painters were invited to work at foreign courts and had a Europe-wide influence. Since the end of the Napoleonic era, Flemish painters had again been contributing to a reputation that had been set by the Old Masters." (Wikipedia)
We start from Brussels right after breakfast and drive to Bruges (75 minutes). A 30-minute canal cruise is included upon arrival. This will give you a great overview of the city. We continue with a guided walk and discover the highlights of the city (UNESCO world heritage). Time for lunch (not included) - we can suggest an all belgian flavors sampling experience (beer, cheese, cold cuts, fries, waffles, chocolate etc.).
We then drive to Ghent for a guided walk through the old city center and a coffe/tea break (not included) on the bank of the old harbour. Return to Brussels at the end of the day.
Data e fundit: 12/09/2022