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Canal Boat Tours

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Address: Bruges, Belgium
Phone Number: 050-28-86-10
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: Yes

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Nice history tour

enjoyed this canal tour around Bruges. Lots of history given by driver/tour guide. Not bad experience for November. weather held out for us.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Julie B
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71 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

enjoyed this canal tour around Bruges. Lots of history given by driver/tour guide. Not bad experience for November. weather held out for us.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had about a 15 min wait to get on and then a 30 min tour with a guide who sounded utterly fed up (probably having done this thousands of times before). Interesting enough and got all the information on buildings etc. there was to see. They must make an absolute fortune running from 8 till 6 or 7pm. With 40... More 

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Thank tardis1956
Greater London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The canal network in Bruges isn't extensive so the boat trips double back on their routes. Some great sights of Bruges which we wouldn't have seen otherwise. The guide was very average and not memorable!

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Thank Lindi D
Burlington, Vermont
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151 reviews
71 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

For a truly unique view of the city with once in a lifetime photo opportunities, a canal boat tour is the way to go. This is particularly true if you are lucky enough to get a sunny day to really bring out the beauty of the city's historic architecture. You don't have much choice but if you can get a... More 

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Thank Bryan G
Orlando, Florida
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17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed this ride and the information provided along the way. The boat was charming and the canals are lovely. The only complaint was that we waited approx 45 minutes. It had been a rainy day so, despite the wait, we were very happy that the sun came out long enough for us to do this.

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Thank beaglefamily
Miami, Florida
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It takes about 45 minutes we had to wait around 30 minutes to get on the boat but it was worthy. The tourist guide was very knowledgeable and the tour was in English and French. The city is beautiful.... if you go to Bruges you must take a boat tour.

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Thank Reivaj2015
London
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406 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Luckily as it had been a mild winter and the sun was out the tour boats were running. Crowded and cramped but nevertheless well worth taking the time to do this trip. You see the City from a completely different perspective, including the famous 'Dog' in the window ' Fidel.' Reasonably priced with an a commentary in different languages.

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Thank eonaLondon
Bicester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are many points to pick up a canal boat tour, but you will be dropped off where you were picked up. The tour lasts about 30 minutes, and we took ours shortly after we arrived, allowing us to see things from the canal, that we were able to follow up on foot later. The boats take a good 30... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As this was the only boat tour open during the festive period there was a bit of a wait but it was well worth it. The price is very reasonable at 8€ and lasts just over half an hour. It's a great way to get your bearings and would be worth doing early on during your break to help you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

As only one tour was operating today (2nd Jan) the wait was a bit long given the cold weather but the tour certainly compensated for it! The cost was €20 for 2 adults and one child for a 30min round trip, which given the quality is far better than a lot of other attractions. Our guide was very informative and... More 

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