Zeebrugge (for Bruges) Cruises, Belgium
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Get ready to be mesmerised by Bruges, one of Europe’s most beautiful cities and world famous for its naughty-but-nice chocolate. It’s a treasure trove of narrow streets and cobblestone squares, pretty canals and ornate Guild Houses. Your tour kicks off with a walking tour, taking in the Market Place, the City Hall and the chapel of the Holy Blood. You’ll see, too, the Beguine, a 13th-century convent still occupied by nuns, and the Church of Our Lady with the statue of Our Lady and Child by Michelangelo. Then it’s time for what you’ve all been waiting for - the Chocolate Museum, 'Choco-Story'. If you’re curious about Bruges of the past and present and you’re crazy about chocolate, this place was made for you. Learn all about the transformation process of cocoa into chocolate, as well as the health and quality aspects of Belgian chocolate. It’s a great chance to discover Bruges and some seriously tasty chocolate.
Discover the best of Bruges on this half-day tour, as you take in the traditional way of life, the historic sights, and the city’s charming network of waterways. You’ll begin with a scenic drive through the Flemish countryside, before reaching the main event. Starting with a walking tour, you’ll be guided through the pretty cobbled streets and around the historic marketplace, which is home to the Guild Halls and many other centuries-old buildings. You’ll also stroll past one of the town's major landmarks, the Belfry – a huge tower that houses 48 bells – plus the impressive Town Hall and the 12th-century Basilica of the Holy Blood. Afterwards, it’s time to hop aboard a small boat for an open-air cruise around the canals, passing the chocolate-box houses which sit directly on the water’s edge. You’ll then disembark and head to Walplein, the town square. During some free time here, browse the shops for fine Belgian chocolate and Flemish lace, or stop at a nearby café for a coffee or a locally brewed beer.
Pay a visit to beautiful Bruges and try the city’s only locally-produced beer. Your trip kicks off with a walking tour taking in the Market Place, the City Hall and the chapel of the Holy Blood. You’ll also see the Beguine, a 13th-century convent still occupied by nuns, and the Church of Our Lady with the statue of Our Lady and Child by Michelangelo. Then it’s time to visit the home brewery 'De Halve Maan' or the Half Moon. It’s the last remaining family brewery that’s still active in the centre of Bruges. Take a wander round the museum to discover the old traditional brewing methods, then taste Brugse Zot. It’s been awarded the Gold Medal in the World Beer Cup of Seattle. Bottoms up!