Paris to Bruges Day Trip 2023
About Day Trip to Bruges from Paris
Take a charming day tour to Bruges from Paris. Experience the unique atmosphere of this iconic city by walking its cobblestone streets with an expert tour guide. After a walking tour, enjoy a boat cruise down the canals. You will be able to visit the Basilica of the Holy Blood, Ten Wijngaerde, the Belfry, and other unique sites.
Paris to Bruges Day Trip
Escape the hustle and bustle of Paris and travel across the border to the West Flanders region’s capital. On this full-day tour, which includes a round-trip transfer from central Paris, you will be able to explore the important UNESCO World Heritage site – the city of Bruges, also known as the “Venice of the North.”
Enjoy a walk across the historically rich city center and admire the breathtaking Renaissance architecture of the Place du Bourg, the gothic-style City Hall, and the 12th-century Basilica of the Holy Blood, among many other attractions.
After finishing the exploration, spend some free time and have lunch at a local restaurant. Enjoy the rhapsody of different Belgian specialties and an extensive selection of Belgian beers.
A day trip will continue with a visit to the Groeningemuseum, a home to Flemish master painters like Hieronymus Bosch and Jan van Eyck. While being there, you will be able to shop for delicious Belgian chocolates and handmade lace in the city’s famous boutique stores.
We recommend booking the guided tour option during the summer months if possible. That way, you will have an opportunity to enjoy a boat cruise along the most famous canals of Bruges, which are built as far back as the 12th century.
- Transportation by air-conditioned coach
- Optional multilingual guide
- Canal cruise during the summer months (only for the guided option)
- Hotel pickup and drop-off (at extra cost)
- Cruise ticket (only guided option includes them)
- Spanish, French, Chinese, English, Japanese, Portuguese
- Passport or ID card
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An experience you don’t want to miss!
Straight across from the Bercy Village at 20 Place des vins de France, 75012 Paris. Your representative will be holding a Paris city vision sign.
Nearest Metro Station is Cour Saint Emilion – Line 14 (Exit N°1 – 2)
Bus station : n°24 + 111 + 109 Stop Terroirs de France
Discover the unique medieval buildings and canals which date back to the 12th century.
Enjoy a relaxing cruise down the canals during the summer months while admiring Gothic and Renaissance architecture.
Go on a walking tour across Burg square and visit the prominent landmarks of Bruges, including the Basilica of the Holy Blood.
Stroll through the city’s boutique stores and shop for handmade lace and Belgian chocolates.
Satisfy your taste buds with the traditional dish of Moules Frites and enjoy the famous Belgian beer.
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Good to know before you go
- Please wear comfortable walking shoes and warm clothing in winter.
- Keep in mind that Bruges has an incredibly humid climate.
- Try the national dish of Moules Frites, served with various sauces, such as wine, cheese, onions, or garlic, accompanied by Belgian beer.
Visit Bruges in the best way!
Deciding how you want to travel from Paris to Bruges depends exclusively on your personal preferences. It is relatively easy to visit Bruges by bus, car, or train. But, the best and most convenient way to visit the charming town of Bruges is by going on an organized day tour. That way, you will be able to learn much more about the city’s history accompanied by an expert guide. Also, you will have an opportunity to fully experience all the charms this city offers.
FAQ – Paris to Bruges Day Trip
Is a Bruges day trip worth it?Absolutely! With its gingerbread-style houses lining picturesque canals and cobblestone streets, this small, charming town is definitely worth your visit, even if you only can spend one day in Bruges.
For how long should I stay in Bruges?One day in Bruges is more than enough to explore all the main parts of its historic center. If you book this guided day trip from Paris to Bruges, you will be able to see all the iconic attractions within a day.
When can I book a day tour from Paris to Bruges?Bruges day tours from Paris are available throughout the whole year. You just need to pick the desired visit date, and there will be an available tour. We suggest booking a Bruges day trip from Paris in advance and online. By doing so, you will save yourself much more money and time.
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Spend a day in Bruges – Itinerary
During this day trip to Bruges, you will have an opportunity to see the beautiful Minnewater Lake – the city’s most famous spot. Enjoy the surrounding green trees and watch the swans swim gracefully across the water while you walk past this small lake.
Basilica of the Holy Blood
In the corner of Burg Square, you can find the Basilica of the Holy Blood – a very famous monument that holds a true historic treasure inside. This 12th-century Roman Catholic church claims to possess a vial containing Jesus Christ’s actual blood-stained cloth. It was said that Joseph of Arimathea preserved a cloth used to clean Christ’s body after his death, but this was not recorded in the Bible.
Church of Our Lady
You will also have an opportunity to see the Church of Our Lady – one of Bruges’ most prominent landmarks, which dominates the town’s skyline. An entrance to the church is free, but if you want to explore the museum section, you will need an entry ticket.
Quay of the Rosary
After you pass by the Bonifacius Bridge, continue your way toward Bruges City Hall. As you walk across, you will see the most photographed spot in town – the Quay of the Rosary. With small terraces along the water and medieval buildings touching the water, this area situated near Tanners Square is well worth seeing. This is also a starting point for several canal cruises, so you will definitely see boats of tourists sharing the water with swans.
Best time to plan your trip from Paris to Bruges
The best time to schedule your visit to Bruges is during the summer months since the weather is ideal at that time of the year. However, you should be prepared for large crowds because most people visit Bruges during summer.
Winter is also one of the most popular times to visit Bruges, especially around the holidays when everything is nicely decorated. A must-see attraction is Bruges Christmas Market. As you walk through it, you will be able to enjoy mulled wine, hot cocoa, and cider while enjoying the festive atmosphere.
A fantastic day trip to Bruges from Paris!
Bruges is a small, beautiful city that can easily be explored in only a few hours, especially if you’re accompanied by an incredible guide like John. We learned so much about the city's history in the most entertaining way. A very nice trip that I highly recommend everyone to book it!
Well worth your time & money!
AMAZING trip! The boat cruise was awesome, and our tour guide was super friendly. It would be great to go back and spend a few extra days just in Belgium on a future trip. Gorgeous city and an extraordinary experience on our European vacation. All arrangements were perfect. I 100% recommend it!
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- Transportation by air-conditioned bus
- Multilingual tour guide (if the option is chosen)
- Optional audio guide
- Walking city tour
- Canal cruise during the summer months