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The pearl of medieval Europe, the lacy lacy of the history of the once richest port city. It seems that stone, water and time, merged together, created a miracle frozen over the centuries ...
Bruges is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, a romantic open-air museum with ancient churches, elegant buildings, famous canals and ports.
Not to visit Bruges means not to see the most interesting in Belgium. The whole city is a fairy tale created by the interweaving of canals and ancient streets, squares of the fourteenth and sixteenth centuries and modern shops filled with famous lace, Belgian chocolate and beer.
May 30 - Holy Blood procession! Beginning at 14.30.
Departure in the morning. Departure time depends on the city of departure and is reported when ordering a trip.
Bruges - the capital of West Flanders, the crown of travel to the Kingdom of Belgium! A city with over 1,100 years of history, and what a story! It was once called the pole of wealth of Europe. The roads converged here from all the trading cities of Hanseatic Europe, and in the 13th century Bruges (from “brüggia” - the port) became a port of world significance, where the counts of Flanders spent their days in luxury, and then the dukes of Burgundy, who patronized the development of crafts and arts, reaching unprecedented heights here: metal forging, wallpaper and trellis craft, embroidery, lacework, jewelry, architecture, construction, painting ...
In the Middle Ages, about 200 thousand inhabitants lived here - more than now. But Brugge has lost its political, commercial, military power so long ago that even the sadness from this loss has already turned into elegiac sadness, giving the city a subtle charm, a combination of fragility and masculinity, which was reflected in the works of the great artists who lived and worked here - Jan van Eyck , Hans Memmling, Rogier van der Weyden ... A captivating city sung not only by artists, poets, writers, but also ... guides - the city attracts about 3 million tourists a year, more than any other city in Belgium. Join them and make up your mind about this beautifully preserved medieval city!
During our excursion you will get acquainted with the romantic Lake Minnevater, on the site of which the famous port once rustled, with white swans - the symbol of Bruges, the medieval convent of the Begins (Beginage), where today about 80 nuns live, with the oldest in Belgium the town hall and the church of St. Salvador (9th century), a market square above which Belfort towers, which was once a symbol of fortitude and urban freedom.
You will walk along the narrow Blind Donkey street from the Fish Market to the ancient Burg Square. There you will see two churches: the Church of St. Basil, and above it - the Basilica of the Holy Blood of Christ. You will certainly admire the picturesqueness of one of the first hospitals in Europe - St. John's Hospital and the adjacent church of the XIV century, dedicated to the patroness of Bruges, Virgin Mary. This church houses the unique work of Michelangelo, representing the Madonna and son.
About 80 bridges have been erected through the canals of Northern Venice, as Brugge has long been called. Along the canals are numerous souvenir shops and shops, cafes with amazing Belgian cuisine, Belgian beer, chocolate and marzipans ...
On a carriage, wagon, boat or bicycle after a walking tour, you can continue exploring the amazing city - depending on the time of year and desire. But wherever you go, your hand will involuntarily search for a camera, which is absolutely necessary in this unforgettable trip.
In the evening, return to Germany. Arrival time depends on the city of departure.
- a journey by a comfortable tourist bus, accompanying by a qualified guide
- the obligatory excursion package is an integral part of a trip and is paid obligatory, it is only 10€, for children up to 12 years old it is free.
Depending on circumstances the guide or the attendant can change the program on the course.
The travel agency has the right for adjustment. The prices can be changed depending on a season.
The number of places on a special proposal is limited. Entrance tickets are paid additionally (at will).
Departure is possible from the cities:
Aachen, Bonn, Dortmund, Duesseldorf, Cologne, Moenchengladbach, Essen,
and also from Koblenz, Muenster, Osnabrueck and Frankfurt - at the weekend
* - surcharge for departure (at its existence) is paid additionally
The possibility of the departure on the concrete date, the information on the existence of surcharge for departure and its size you can find in the order form, having chosen service to BOOK a TOUR.
ATTENTION: The basic cost can be changed depending on the date and the city of departure! Please, make a calculation of the basic cost below, having chosen the date at first, and then the city from the list!
The list of possible departure cities and information about the availability of co-payment for departure is found in the block Calculation of the base cost by selecting the date and city of departure you are interested in.