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“Condensed history of Bruge on foot highly recommended” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Walking Tour Bruges

Walking Tour Bruges
Tourist Information Centre | 't Zand square, Bruges, Belgium
+32 50 44 46 46
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Ranked #14 of 41 Activities in Bruges
Type: Walking tours, Sightseeing Tours
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Owner description: Throughout the year the tourist office organises guided walking tours to enable you to discover the old town center. This two-hour walking tour is available in Dutch, French and English and will take you along the highlights of Bruges. To ensure quality there is a maximum of 25 people per guide, so registering in advance is necessary. You can do this online or in Bruges at 2 local tourist offices (on 't Zand or Market square). The walking tour departs from the tourist office on 't Zand square. In 2014 walking tours are on the following (remaining) days: September: Saturday at 14h30 + Sunday at 10h30 October: Saturday at 14h30 + Sunday at 10h30 November: Monday, Wednesday and Saturday at 16h00 + Sunday at 10h30 December: Monday, Wednesday and Saturday at 16h00 + Sunday at 10h30 There is a guided tour at 10h30 on the following (remaining) Belgian public holidays in 2014: - 1 November January, February, March, November and December are free if you have bought a Brugge City Card.
Cirencester, United Kingdom
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“Condensed history of Bruge on foot highly recommended”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

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!

Visited November 2014
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Uppingham, United Kingdom
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“By the book”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Borrowed the guide book from the B&B and did one of the walks. Can see so much on foot and, with everything in the old town within easy walking distance, had a good few hours mooching and taking photos.

Visited November 2014
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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“Great Guide”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Our hotel offered us the walking tour as part of our package, and at 2.30 we were taken to the town hall and introduced to our guide. He was a fund of information and funny anecdotes, he was born and brought up in Bruges so knew the history well. Two hours flew by so quickly, there was never a dull moment. Well worth doing the walk because it gives you an on the ground map of where you are and the local history is fascinating. The Flemish people are obviously a very caring community and have always taken care of women who have fallen on hard times mostly due to the war, widows and children (the alms houses). The tour is very worthwhile.

Visited September 2014
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Cluain Dolcáin, Dublin, Ireland
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“Visiting Bruges.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

I went to Bruges a while back. I was travelling in September (still the low season). As I had booked a package break (hotel and flight) it worked out quite reasonable ( and I had the chance to stay in a 4-star hotel) on the plaza and woke up in the morning to the bells of the nearby tower.
Please check will your local travel agency and will do all they can to find you a good deal and obviously avoid the peak summer months.
Enjoy this picturesque old town and even if you don't speak Flemish you will always find somebody helpful. Be adventurous and walk the route all around the town and admire the waterways.

Visited October 2013
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Naples, Florida
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“Day Trip from Paris via Bus with Walking and Boat Tour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Bruges is a beautiful town and lives up to its reputation as the "little Venice". We had an excellent guide on the walking tour and the boat tour as we traveled the waterways. The reasonably priced boat trip gave us a panoramic view of the town, its architecture, and history. There is a picturesque central park with beautiful swans. We enjoyed the flea market that was there, the churches, museums, the Belgian waffles, chocolate, and the food. We took a bus tour from Paris which was approx. 3.5 hours each way, and we had about 6 hours to spend in this delightful town. Overall, I would highly recommend this as a wonderful day trip from Paris.

Visited September 2014
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