Meet and greet with your English-speaking guide in the hotel lobby, from where you will be taken for an interesting walking tour of the historical city center in Bruges, one of Belgium’s crown jewels and world heritage site.
Known as the Venice of the North, because of its peaceful canals, Bruges is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. It was a justified motive that prompted UNESCO in 2000 to include the entire historical city center on the World Heritage list. In no other European city are the feel and the look of medieval times so present! Here, the town authorities have done their utmost to preserve the medieval-looking image of the city and a stroll through the tiny medieval streets is always an enchanting experience.
The current city boundaries still coincide exactly with those of the medieval city center, and the spaces and structures that were so typical of Bruges in the past have been preserved. Walking along the maze of winding cobbled alleys and romantic canals, you imagine yourself to be in medieval times. The wealth of museums is a striking image of this city’s stirring history.
Bruges is always beautiful, in the summertime as well as in the wintertime. Your guide will show you the major highlights of this beautiful city, such as the church of Our Lady with the Statue by Michelangelo, the Market Square with the Belfry and the Town Hall Square (Burg) with the Chapel of the Holy Blood. We shall stroll by the Lake of Love (Minnewater) and the peaceful Beguines cloister.
During the tour, there will be a private workshop chocolate praline making / tasting at the Chocolate Museum. www.choco-story-brugge.be/en/
Moreover, Bruges maintains the very highest culinary standards. The city boasts dozens of excellent restaurants, trendy lunch addresses, fun coffee bars and a local population famed for its love of the good life and its high levels of expectation! Bruges is famous for chocolate and lace. On every corner in the city center you will find shops relating to this. Did you know that Bruges has the highest density of chocolate stores in the world?
5pm The tour will end back at your hotel where you have the remainder of the day for your own leisure.