Guided tour of Bruges and its museums with traditional lunch

Bruges visite guidée

Discover Bruges with a guide and have lunch like a local

Who hasn’t wanted to discover the Venice of the North, the city of Bruges with its fantastic museums and incredible monuments? Now, accompanied by a professional guide, you too can take to the streets and pavements for a truly wonderful day out.

A personalized visit

Grand-Place Markt Bruges

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With a meeting point in the heart of Bruges, you’ll start your day’s visit by discovering the Groeninge museum, where you can admire numerous Belgian artists who lived between the 15th century and the present day. These include Memlin and Van Eyck, as well as Magritte and Brueghel. During this personalized tour (you’ll be in small groups to get the most out of your comments and anecdotes), your local guide will tell you all about the history of France and Belgium, to help you understand the origins of life in Bruges at the time.

An enchanting city

Historic, atypical, traditional and yet extremely contemporary, Bruges is a city like no other: in fact, this city in Flanders will leave you with unforgettable memories of its architecture and picturesque atmosphere, giving you the impression of having stepped into a corridor of time.

Your tour will become increasingly complete as you continue on to the Beguinage, then the Place du Bourg with the city’s 4 main monuments: the Basilica of the Holy Blood, the Town Clerk’s Office, the Gothic Town Hall and the Palace of Justice.

Then it’s on to the historic center, where you’ll discover the Grand’ Place with its gabled houses and the famous Halles, dominated by a belfry from which the chime of 47 bells can be heard echoing throughout the city.

Bruges’ museums

Bruges visite guidée

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Here is a non-exhaustive list of the museums in Bruges that you can discover during your visit:

  • Groeninge Museum: a museum where you can find most of the paintings from the Baroque and Renaissance periods, as well as paintings from Symbolism and Belgian Modernism.
  • Musée Gruuthuse: a museum that bears witness to life in the Middle Ages, with a kitchen over 500 years old, antique furniture and period weapons.
  • The Memling Museum: an impressive collection of archives, works of art and medical instruments dating back to the Middle Ages.
  • Notre-Dame reception church: recognizable by its 118 m-high brick tower. Don’t miss Michelangelo’s famous « Madonna and Child ».

Other museums and buildings are also worth a visit, as Bruges is full of nuggets of this type: the Lace Centre, the Choco-Story (chocolate museum), the Historium de Bruges, the Diamond Museum, the French Fry Museum, the Lighting Museum, and so on.

Practical aspects

The price for this exceptional day in Bruges includes the services of a professional guide, a guided tour of Bruges, admission to the Groeninge and Memling museums and the Town Hall.

Also included in the price is a 3-course lunch in a local restaurant to replenish your strength. Please note that this exquisite tour of the Venice of the North begins at 9:00 am and lasts an average of 8 hours. Good footwear is essential.

Are you interested in such a guided tour?