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Canal Boat Tours

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Address: Bruges, Belgium
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: Yes

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I highly recommend doing a canal tour! It was the highlight of our trip in Bruge. Only 8 euros and absolutely beautiful. It was rainy and cold when we did ours and we're still so... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

I highly recommend doing a canal tour! It was the highlight of our trip in Bruge. Only 8 euros and absolutely beautiful. It was rainy and cold when we did ours and we're still so glad we did it.

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Accrington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

My girlfriend and I took the 30minute boat trip on her Sunday Birthday. The driver was a little short tempered and we told him to cheer up and have a laugh,this seemed to do the trick.The trip is rather short, quicker than half an hour,the driver told us about the sights but did not stop the boat to have a... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Nice way to see Bruges, and reasonably priced at €8 for 30 minute trip. Commentary was given throughout the trip in English, French and Dutch, and was very interesting. Staff very friendly and was overall very enjoyable.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Had a canal boat tour over the weekend. Enjoyed it but there were a couple of factors that could make it a lot better. The boats are crammed so full it's borderline uncomfortable (might be the time of day - afternoon - we took the trip) and the commentary wasn't as loud as it could be. It might be an... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 NEW

Another way of seeing the City of Bruges - and one you shouldn't miss the sun was shining brightly on the day we went out but nevertheless you need a coat / jumper for this trip. The cost was €8 and trips last 30 minutes the tour was given in Dutch / French / English and German - worth the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Recommend a canal trip to see some of the buildings and bridges - best time to go is mid week because it's very busy on the weekends ... oh and there's swans too ...

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We spent the day visiting bruge and went on a boat to see the sights which was really lovely beautiful tourist place with lots to see. Very busy place but that could have been due to us arriving on a cruise ship with loads of other passengers.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The guide we had on this tour was interesting and these tours seemed better value for money than some of the coach based alternatives that are available.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Very knowledgable guide/skipper who told us lots and pointed out things that we would have missed otherwise. Trip lasted 30 minutes which was long enough to enjoy and not too long to get cold or bored. Look out for the lace map and smallest window.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Well worth the €8, the boat trip lasted about 30 minutes. Only 4 of us on the boat so we didn't have to queue. Later on in the day the boats were much busier, so it's best to do this trip on a morning and it also helps you get your bearings in Bruges. Informative guide who pointed out buildings... More 

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