Paris Day Trip to Bruges by Minibus
During your stay
in Paris, take the opportunity to discover Bruges, a true jewel of architecture.
After a drive accross the North of France we'll reach Bruges in Belgium also
Known as the Venice of the North. "Bruges is one of the most beautiful
cities in Europe! It was a justified motive that prompted UNESCO in 2000
to include the entire historical city centre on the World Heritage list.
Walking along the maze of winding cobbled alleys and romantic canals, you imagine
yourself to be in medieval times."
During your day
trip you will enjoy a roundtrip on the picturesque city canals and discover
Bruges from quite a different and surprising point of view!
You will also appreciate
the beauty of "The Centuries-old Bruges Skyline Top with the Welcome Church
of Our Lady (Onthaalkerk Onze-Lieve-Vrouw), Belfry, Saint Saviour’s Cathedral.
Three spires dominate the Bruges skyline each in their own way. The imposing
Belfry has been the proud symbol of Bruges’ independence for centuries. The
stiff climb up its stairs will be rewarded with an unforgettable panorama. The
brick tower of the Church of Our Lady – the highest of its kind in Europe –
exemplifies the craftsmanship of Bruges’ artisans. The spire of Saint Saviour’s
Cathedral has recently been completely renovated."
For those who choose
to visit the Belfry Tower, it is no less than 83 metres high! "On your
way to the top you will discover the old treasury room, an impressive clock
mechanism and a carillon with 47 bells. After 366 steps, your athletic efforts
will be rewarded with a breath-taking view of Bruges and its surrounding countryside."
Others might want
to pay a visit to the "Welcome Church of Our Lady - The Onthaalkerk O.L.V."
"With its 122-metre brick steeple, it dominates the skyline of the city.
It is quite literally the ‘high spot’ of the stonemason’s art in medieval Bruges.
The church also plays host to a rich collection of art treasures, of which the
crowning glory is defi nitely the beautiful ‘Madonna and Child’ by Michelangelo.
The choir aisle is also a treasure trove of exceptional pieces: paintings and
exquisite woodcarving, the 16th-century ceremonial tombs of Maria of Burgundy
and Charles the Bold, as well as other painted tombs from the 13th and 14th
And of course for
Chocolate Lovers, "The World ’s Capital of Chocolate Top 49 chocolate boutiques,
the chocolate museum Choco-Story, a chocolate trail and a chocolate fair. It
goes without saying that Bruges is the world’s capital of chocolate. The only
way to discover this tasty universe is by eating and sampling chocolate, of
THIS TOUR WILL NOT BE CONDUCTED BETWEEN NOVEMBER 1ST TO MARCH 31ST
Season: From April 1st to October 31st
Scheduled days: SUNDAYS (No minimum passenger required)
Departures: From 6:10 am
Duration: Approximately 12 hours
Pick up point: From your accommodation in Paris
Return point: To your accommodation in Paris
| Feedback on 11/3/2011 from Beverly|
Pascal took us on a wonderful journey through the French countryside into Bruges. It was a beautiful city,canal ride was excellent-a day enjoyed by all!
| Feedback on 4/27/2011 from Theron|
Not much in the way of tour info enjoyed the free time
| Feedback on 12/12/2010 from Natasha Hayles|
We recently did two tours with Paris-trip - the first to the Loire Valley and the other to Brugges. Lionel was our guide and he was very knowledgable, experienced, patient, friendly, punctual and had us fascinated with his ability to switch from one language to another. The journeys glided along and we felt in safe hands. The mini van was also very comfortable - we took in a lot of fascinating scenery, in the countryside and also through Paris. We would not hesitate to call him again when we organise a day trip in Paris - which would be Burgundy next time! Best wishes from the Coleman party, Natasha, Lucille, David, Irene.
| Feedback on 5/19/2011 from Alexander|
very interesting tour to exclusive historic town
| Feedback on 5/7/2012 1 from Michael|
We took the day trip to Brugge. It was fun and our guide was nice and gave us a quick tour of Brugge before leaving us on our own. We were surprised that lunch was not included... thought lunch was included on all your day-long tours. Other than that little disappointment, it was fine.
|Management response :|
Thank you very much for your feedback regarding lunch. You are right, most of our day-long tours include lunch except for some like the Bruges Day Trip. One of the reason is to keep the price down, but it is also to give the opportunity for people to save time and choose their lunch option based on what they want to do with their given free time in Bruges. I am glad though to see that you enjoyed this beautiful medieval town and the trip as a whole. Best Regards, Arnaud
| Feedback on 5/26/2011 from Ron|
We had a great time in Bruges and thought the city was beautiful and the tour of the canal was great and the drive through the country was pleasant. Out guide whos name I cannot remember, (we went on May 4th) was not exaclty what I had expected. He was pleasant and well versed in different languages. I am always impressed with that. The only drawback was that as he drove us to and from Bruges and on the walking tour after our canal cruise, I wish there was some history or background on the area and town itself. As Americans, we are not so versed in local history of small towns and cities in Europe. I would have like to know how and who founded Bruges, the historical importance of the city, the struggles and battles that may have occured close by, who had control over the centuries, etc. I think a history of the area always helps to enrich a trip
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The Canals of Bruges : the city’s arteries
"Toerisme Brugge" - © Jan D'Hondt"
a roundtrip on the picturesque city canals, you will discover Bruges
from quite a different and surprising point of view! You will experience
the city by following an age-old tradition. Cruising Bruges’ canals
- these remarkable city arteries you will discover secret gardens,
picturesque bridges and wonderfully beautiful still lives. Although
it sounds incredible, Bruges’ loveliest places ooze even more charm
when you admire them travelling by boat."
Beguinage and Minnewater
"Toerisme Brugge" - © Jan D'Hondt"
"Hushed beauty Some places are so beautiful that you will
have no choice but to fall silent. The beguinage is such a beauty
spot. When you amble through its quiet inner court, its purity will
leave you speechless. Therefore take your time and while away along
the romantic Minnewater where you will fully enjoy the age-old view."
Burg and City hall : medieval opulence
Brugge" - © Jan D'Hondt"
Town Hall dates from 1376, making it one of the oldest town halls
in all of the Low Countries. It is from this building that the city
has been governed and administered for more than 700 years. The
Gothic Chamber, with its magnificent 19th-century wall paintings
and its polychrome ceiling, is a work of art in its own right. The
painted figures illustrate stories from the city’s glorious past.
Under the theme of ‘Governors and Governed,’ you will be able to
follow the exciting power struggle between the aristocracy, the
city administration and the citizens of Bruges.