I embarked on a Coach day trip to Bruges for £42 and it was a fantastic experience.
We went via the Ferry through the English Channel. I had a great time on the Ferry from Dover to Calais before we continued the Road trip to our final destination in BRUGES.
Getting to Bruges is easy. All you need do is fly in or catch a train to Brussels and take the one hour connection to Bruges from the central train station. Also if you prefer the Eurostar then your ticket entitles you to FREE onward travel to anywhere in Belgium! Returns from London go for a little as €65 so check it out.
1. Take a Horse Carriage Tour:
The tour guide took us through historic buildings and landmarks while giving narratives on them as well.
The Belfort Tower, or Belfry, is a gorgeous medieval bell tower at the heart of the city centre. It is one of Bruges most famous symbols and dominates the skyline of the city. If you’re feeling brave you can climb the 366 narrow, winding steps to the top of the tower to enjoy panoramic views across the city towards the sea. It’s definitely worth it for views like this…
5. Visit the Beer Museum:
Even if you’re not a beer lover (like myself!) a visit to Bruges Beer Museum is a must. The interactive tour teaches you all about the history of brewing beer in Belgium and how it has evolved over the years. There’s even a funky bar at the end of the tour where you can enjoy some of the best beers Belgium has to offer.
6. Enjoy moules-frites
A lot of people think that the tradition of eating moules-frites (mussels and chips) originated in France however, it’s actually a Belgian dish. Pretty much everywhere you go in Bruges there will be moules-frites on the menu so if you’re a big fan of mussels you’ll be right at home.
7. Take a Canal Boat Tour:
Canal boat tours are a fantastic way to see the city from another perspective and they’re very reasonably priced too (€8 Adults and €4 Children 4-12 years). Bruges is a fairytale city and looks even better when you’re admiring it from its canals whilst learning about some of the history from the captain of the boat. If you’re visiting in winter then boat tours only run on weekends but during the summer they operate everyday.
8. Eat ALL the Chocolate you can: