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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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Northumberland, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

We had a fabulous 1hour boat trip on the canal, the tour guide was very knowledgeable it gave us a good chance to take lots of photographs from different view points,this was a trip well worth doing.

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Zagreb, Croatia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

That's the way to experience Bruges, lovely ride through canals with drivers telling you something about history of the city. Don't miss it.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Please do a canal boat .... Skippers can be very funny ... But if Bruges was a play it would be Romeo and Juliet ..... Romantic v and prettier viewed from the water.....tiny streets smell of chocolate who could want more ....

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Rouen, France
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Get here early (tours start at 10am) to avoid waiting in line. Also great for getting your bearings at the start of a trip around Bruges. Couldn't really hear the commentary but we were right at the back so got some decent photos instead. We weren't crammed in but if you're not used to travelling on European trains and boats... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

Bruge by canal was fantastic. This 30 minute tour was a great deal at €7 per adult and €3.40 per child HOWEVER the guide was a grump with the kids (fun police to be honest). At the end of the tour we were asked / told to give a tip! As we got off the boat (a group of 11)... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

As we waited in the long line we watched boat after boat come flying around the canal. When a boat would dock the people were crammed on the boat and rushed like cattle. After seeing two boat loads in action we decided to not get on the boat. One note - as we ate lunch we watched no less than... More

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Evanston, Illinois
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

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

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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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

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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