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Canal Boat Tours

Bruges, Belgium
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Ranked #17 of 41 Activities in Bruges
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

We had a lovely afternoon trip on a sunny December afternoon. Boat was busy. Long queues but worth the wait. Great staff. Fantastic views.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

My mum and I visited Bruges on a day trip to see the Xmas markets. My mum had been there before and suggested we do the canal trip. It was very easy to sort out. You paid 7.60 euros each and waited until there was enough people to take the boat out (up to 25 in a boat, we had... More 

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Camberley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

We had a very good experience seeing the city by boat. The driver was very friendly and knowledgeable. The atmosphere was good as everyone was in good spirits despite the cold. A fair price for the ride.

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Poole, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Just back from Bruges..or Brugge ,if you prefer. One of our "want to do " was a canal trip.This was on a wednesday and nearly did not happen. The issue is whether or not they run the boats.We walked to a number of the launch sites,with no sign of a boat. The main information center did not know...! Anyway,we were... More 

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Poole, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

I found the boat ride through the canals of Bruges very relaxing and interesting. The driver/guide was very informative and spoke many different languages I would recommend this to anyone and the price was very fair for what you get!

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melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

The canal tour should be the first thing you do. Great way to get your orientation of the beautiful city.

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Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

A good way to know much of the history of the city of Bruges. The boat trip lasts about 40 minutes and the price is quite affordable.

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

All of the guides to Bruges say the canal boat tour is a must-do and I agree. It's a unique and fun way to see the City. The tour takes about 30 minutes. Some operators use recorded commentary, others are live. Lines can vary from operator to operator. Worth the time and the fee.

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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

You want to see another Bruges, from down up, and experience its other beauty - you simply have to take the tour. Not long, but charming way to know the city and more of its history for those who are not staying for long, and a perfect way to start Bruges' explorations for those who stay longer.

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Sylvan Lake, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

What a wonderful way to see Bruges. You sit in a small tour boat, where every seat is a good one, and wind your way through Bruges, the Venice of the North. Quaint houses, shops, and bridges decorate the waterways. Lovely way to relax and see a beautiful town.

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