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Canal Boat Tours

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Address: , Bruges, Belgium
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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A must do

* euros for 30 minutes. A must do for Brugge. Interesting commentary. Lovely scenery and great photo opportunities.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

This was one of the highlights of our trip, it shows you bruge from a whole different perspective. I absolutely loved it! Our tour guide gave us a bit of extra information and even mentioned sites that were used to film during the movie in bruges. It was very informative and also very relaxing! It was raining the day we... More 

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Pasadena
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

I enjoyed the canal boat ride through Bruges. I once went on the same about 3 decades ago. It is a charming way to see the town. It costs about 10$ so is reasonable. They present in several languages as Europeans are ultralingual and know so many language.

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Deal, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

* euros for 30 minutes. A must do for Brugge. Interesting commentary. Lovely scenery and great photo opportunities.

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Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Nice way to see the city. Reasonably priced for 30min trip. Shame you can't hop on and off but otherwise fine.

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Hexworthy, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

About 6 kms from Bruges along the biggest canal is Damme. We'll worth a visit - you can walk, bus or paddle boat! The Lamme Goedzak quietly paddles up the canal for about 40 minutes - while you have a drink in the bar. Alternatively walk there and paddle back on the boat - its about a fiver at current... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

A really good way to spend the day. We were having a day trip in Bruges, after walking from the train station we bought a ticket from the first boat point we saw and had to wait 20 minutes for the first departure, the flea market was right by though so we had a wander through there whilst waiting. We... More 

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Mechanicsville, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

The boat tour is 8 Euros (cash only), and is a great way to see the city. Our boat operator gave commentary in several languages, and the tour lasted about 30 minutes. It was a great way to get the history of Brugge as well as see different sites in the city. Almost everything is located along the canal. There... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

The canal tour was very basic. It took us up one side of the canal, and then back down the other. We knew what to expect based on other reviews so no surprises. Gives you a basic view of the city of Brugges.

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Nuneaton, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

A must if your visiting Bruges weather permitting these boats are not covered over.Trip lasts about 40 min with commentary just sit back and enjoy the views

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Cedar Park, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

It was a August day and we were all crammed in on the boat with a guide who sounded like he hated his life and had given the tour ten times that day already. The picture taking opportunities weren't really that great on a moving boat full of people, but you're welcome to try. You're still on a boat, it's... More 

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