Starting from the tourist information office this walking tour cost @12 euros each and lasted 2 hours, Dirk our guide, was informative and friendly as he led us around the medieval city and told us of its beginnings as an early settlement through the ages to present day, mainly a historical tour it would appeal to those wanting more than the smell of waffles and chocolates, some tips;
*2 hours walking on cobbles takes its toll, wear really comfy shoes even trainers as the roads are very unforgiving
*the day we did the tour was 2deg and bitter, not unusual in the winter so dress to keep warm as there is no break for coffee or warmth if the weather is against you, several walkers just looked too cold to care what was being said
* there is no expectation to tip at the end, the guide is paid, but a polite appreciation with a handshake does no harm, some left with no goodbye to the guide which is rude in all cultures
* the walk ends at the belfry not where it starts so have a map on you (or pin your start on your phones gps if you intend to do this walk early in your trip otherwise you may not be sure where you are
*there is a morning walk at 10.30 or afternoon at 4, clearly during the winter months the 4 pm one will be in the dark, this may be very atmospheric but a lot of the features were architectural on buildings etc which may be harder to see in the dark in which case go for the morning walk
* the walk started fairly promptly so plan to get there on time not later!
If you own or manage Walking Tour Bruges, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.