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“Amazing experience”
Review of Bruges Ballooning

Bruges Ballooning
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The most romantic and adventurous way to discover Bruges is undoubtedly by hot air balloon. Bruges Ballooning offers, in exclusive co-operation with the city of Bruges, balloon flights over the centre of Bruges. Daily departures at sunrise and 2 hours before sunset. A one-hour balloon trip takes you over the city of Bruges, and it's wonderful surrounding castles and fields. Champagne and hotel pick-up are included.Bruges Ballooning ofrece, en cooperacion exclusiva con la ciudad de Brujas, vuelos en globo aerostatico sobre en centro de Brujas. Salidas diarios al amanecer o en la tarde. Un vuelo magico de una hora sobre la ciudad medieval y los campos y castillos de los alrededores. Champagne y servicio e transporte desde su hotel incluido.
Reviewed September 14, 2012

What a great time! We soared over the historical Brugge Center and then through the beautiful countryside. The pilots and staff were knowledgable and very friendly. It's a little pricey, but well worth it.

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Reviewed September 10, 2012

My friend and I booked our flight and were really looking forward to it. We almost didn't make it because it was a bit windy, but the wind finally stopped and we took off. We were able to fly over Bruges, and also other small towns and farms. There were moments when we were really high up, and others in which we could almost touch the leaves on the treetops. I was a great way to look at the world from another perspective.
Thank you for this great experience.

Thank Fer423
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Reviewed August 26, 2012

My partner and I originally wanted to attend a sunset flight but had to move to a morning flight due to inclement weather. The Bruges Ballooning staff picked us up from our hotel and were very friendly, funny, and welcoming. There were 5 people total on our flight, plus a pilot, and there was plenty of room to take photos. We had great weather and were able to fly, not only over Brugge, but also over other small towns, farms, and into Holland. It can get chilly up there so bring layers. We had fun helping set the balloon up and pack it up again. The champagne and pastries at the end were a nice opportunity to get to know the staff and other members of our flight. One weird thing was the pilot did this bizarre trick on us where he poured champagne on our heads... didn't really understand why. There are no bathrooms so make sure you go ahead of time. It was a very expensive attraction - by far the most expensive thing we did on our trip. Not sure if it's worth quite as much as we paid but overall, it was very fun and a great experience.

1  Thank AlJess902
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Reviewed August 25, 2012

We had booked our ride months ago for an evening trip, but the weather delayed us and we went the following morning. Mother nature calls the shots! This was our second experience ballooning, but to be honest I wasn't prepared to really participate with the setup and breakdown of the equipment. That said, we were one of two groups that took off and it was lovely seeing the Bruge area from above. We were a little disappointed as we watched our companion balloon hover over the city, we didn't get that close - but still enjoyed the ride. I do understand there is just so much time and room in the sky. Please do be warned...wear jeans and old sneakers -.you can land anywhere and we ended up in the middle of a cut hay field, which was pretty nasty. Everyone should experience it!

1  Thank Munch01
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Reviewed August 19, 2012

We went ballooning on August 18th...We were picked up at 6:45 in the evening,and taken to a subdivision right outside of Bruges. there were to be two balloons that evening.The weather was not what the captains wanted, so we loaded into vans again, and went to a Movieplex parking lot,I kid you not!!! We took off, after helping to ready the balloon,and rode for an hour,silently,in the soft early evening air.There were six aboard.We drifted away from our"sister" balloon, and got to about 1500 feet! We drifted over fields,and into another residential community.I asked the "pilot" how many times he had landed in this site.He replied,"Never, we just go where the wind takes us!" All the neighbors came out of their homes with cameras, and several local fellows helped us once we landed...deflating the balloon, and packing up! We then broke out the champagne and waffles and toasted our flight! Each passenger was issued a certificate,and we were driven back to our hotel about 10:30.
This is a pricy tour, but one for the books...or the bucket list!:)

1  Thank GONeal
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