November 9, Friday, 09.00 a.m.
Full day Tour to Brugge
Brugge (Bruges in English) is located in the northwest of Belgium. It is the capital and largest city of the province of West Flanders in the Flemish Region. The historic city center is a prominent World Heritage Site of UNESCO. It is oval ‐ shaped and about 430 hectares in size. Its medieval old ‐ town and its charming canals makes Brugge one of the most picturesque towns in Belgium, also called the “Venice of the North”. Brugge is an outstanding example of a medieval historic settlement, which has maintained its historic fabric as this has evolved over the centuries, and where original Gothic constructions form is a part of the town's identity. As one of the commercial and cultural capitals of Europe, Brugge developed cultural links to different parts of the world. It is closely associated with the school of Flemish Primitive painting. The most important of the squares are the Burg and the Grand'Place. For some 1,000 years the Burg square has remained the symbol of the alliance of religious and civic authorities, as well as the seat of several public institutions, including the dispensing of justice. The Grand'Place, on the other hand, is the site of the halls, the belfry and the Waterhalle, symbolizing municipal autonomy. The architecture of Brugge, from the Middle Ages until modern times, is principally characterized by brick Gothic, and particularly by a style of construction known astravée brugeoise. This type of construction was well established in the early 16th century and, with some later variations, it was maintained until the 17th century. It also became the main inspiration for 19th ‐ century restorations. Brugge is a romantic open ‐ air museum with churches and patrician houses. One can look at picturesque Groene Reie, the beautiful old houses along the river, the typical cobbled squares with their ancient colored and ornate houses reminding us of another time. The program of the excursion consists of two parts: the first part is bus panoramic tour followed by walking city tour, the second part – a lot of free time to visit sights of Brugge, such as Chocolate Museum, Beer Museum, Diamonds Museum etc, to take boat trip, to have a walk around this magical city, taste local delicacies, etc. The return to Ghent is between 20:00 and 21:00.
PRICE – 55 euro.
Booking rules and conditions
The excursion is considered booked and guaranteed in case of its full prepayment. The prepayment can be made at any convenient time with the help of a bank card, using the red button PAY in the previous paragraph. The deadline for advance payment of the excursion for guaranteed participation is 31st of October. After the 31st of October, the tour can be booked only if there are vacant seats.
The cancellation of the excursion is possible at any time, but no later than two days before the beginning, with a full refund. If you cancel the tour later than two days before the day of excursion, we will refund 50%, less than 24 hour prior the beginning of excursion - no refund.
The organizers of the excursion reserve the right to change the tour program for reasons beyond the control of the tour organizers, due to weather conditions or force majeure circumstances.
The tour might be cancelled, in the case if the number of participants is less than 20 people.
Recommendations for the excursion
Comfortable shoes, warm clothes, a bottle of water, umbrella