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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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A fun excursion

Bruges is sometimes called the "Venice of the North" thanks to its network of canals. This 30 minute tour is more fun than educational, but it gives you a unique view of the older... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
William P
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Louisville, Kentucky
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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Bruges is sometimes called the "Venice of the North" thanks to its network of canals. This 30 minute tour is more fun than educational, but it gives you a unique view of the older part of the city, which is absolutely beautiful. The tour guides steering the boats speak multiple languages, and try to be funny, sometimes successfully.

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

For €8 per person this is a great way to see Bruges from the comfort of a boat. We had expected more interesting facts, whereas you actually get fairly scripted 'jokes' from the captain as you pass the amazing sites. Good for 30 minute activity but not as interesting as you'd expect.

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Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

What a great tour this is €8 for 30 mins and it takes you round the whole bruge on the boat and the building are geourgous and the captain is great and friendly speaks in all the launguges thats on the boat and makes some jokes so.its even better reccomended to do!

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A short 30 min trip on the river with a guide who speaks quite a few languages I think (only 2 on our trip) Interesting to see different cues of the city but you should supplement this with a full city tour of some sort. At €8 each for adults it's good value and a pleasant way to spend some... More 

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Capelle aan den IJssel, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The boat canal tour is a must-do in Brugge. The city is best experienced from the canals. It will take you about an hour including the waiting line, which goes rather quickly. The ride is 8 Euro per adult and takes itself about 30 minutes. You can embark almost everywhere along the canals. The boats are all similar. If you... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Great way to see the city without walking. Very relaxing and budget friendly tour. The audio wasn't always clear though.

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We boarded behind city hall and enjoyed a 30 min trip for 8 euros. The guide spoke fluent (I assume) english, french, dutch and german and was very knowledgeable. This is a must-do trip.

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Rochester, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is a great way to see Brugge but the only disappointment is that is over too soon. The tour lasts only about 30 minutes and it goes by quickly. The guide/pilot give a talk that is a mix of spoken, in multiple languages, and recorded dialog. It was hard to keep up with the passing scenes and the words... More 

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Leicester
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Seeing sights of Bruges by Canal boat tour is an excellent way to enjoy this beautiful medieval city. The trip lasts 30 minutes costing €8. Commentary in English and other languages depending on the passengers. This is an unmissable experience in Bruges.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Its very reasonably priced and only takes 30 mins (once boarded), but you certainly don't see the best bits of the city. The canals is a bit limited, but for the price, its well worth doing. Our driver repeated every comment in three languages.

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