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Canal Boat Tours

Bruges, Belgium
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Ranked #17 of 39 Activities in Bruges
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Traveler Description: A classic must do is the canal boat tour. You will get to places in Bruges you can't get to when walking around. So if you need a break from all... more »
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Evanston, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Great views of the city, for a very reasonable price. Our guide spoke Dutch/French/German AND English, and was amusing and understandable, and pointed out some of the city features we wouldn't know about just from the guidebook (like the "Most Famous Citizen of Bruges". Yes, you can walk through the same areas, but the boat tour is very much worth... More

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England
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

We had done this years ago, enjoyed it then and really wanted to see the city from the water. We stood in a queue for about half an hour, very hot and bothered then were the last people to climb onboard a very full boat. We couldn't sit together and I was right in the middle of the boat -... More

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Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

It's quick, easy, cheap and fun. Gives a different view on the ancient town, and with interesting commentary. You cannot go to Bruges and not do this.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

With seven Australian friends I was in Bruges and they found the boat trip super fun and educational, they gave their eyes on the terms of old buildings really nice day and a must

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Competa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

For 7.60 euros enjoy half hour sightseeing tour on the canal. Hat and fully charged camera a necessity. Dogs not allowed.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We had a really super trip along the canals, seeing the sights on a bright sunny morning. The boat trips go from 5 separate landing stages, all operated by a different company, though the tour route and price is fixed and should be consistent. However, a couple of points to watch out for to maximise your enjoyment of the experience:... More

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Toronto, ON
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We decided to take a canal tour during our day trip to Bruge and it was the best decision we made all that. What a way to see the town! It's only 7 euro per person for the 30 minute tour. It was great to see everything from a different perspective. This is a must-do when visiting.

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La Mesa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

When you want to take a canal trip to Damme while you are in Bruges, do not take the two hour city tour and canal trip. Do take the go at your own pace trip from the Noorweegse Kaai! The ride takes you from city to countryside to village. You will see families picnicking along the way and a ton... More

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THESSALONIKI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

beautiful way to see canal with friends.if the weather is good ofcorse.you see thing and places you cant see otherwise

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Informative and friendly commentary, with beautiful views of the city. It gives your feet a break! For a family of 4 (2 adults and 2 children), it came to 22 Euros for a 30 minute ride.

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