Highlights & Hidden Gems With Locals: Best of Bruges Private Tour

Badge of ExcellenceBrugge, Belgium
Bruges Highlights Tour With a Local
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From USD 79.02

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 3 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Get a local introduction to Bruges' highlights on a private tour with a guide who's passionate about life in the city. Enjoy the flexibility to customize the tour to your interests, as you take in historic sites, classic architecture, and colorful, canal-side neighborhoods. Stop to explore local markets and to taste some locally-made chocolate, then finish with insider tips for your remaining time in Bruges.
  • Private walking tour of Bruges
  • See the city on foot with a local guide
  • Learn about Bruges history and culture
  • Visit local landmarks like the Church of Our Lady
  • Includes a tasting of Belgian chocolate

What's Included

  • Private Tour
  • Local Guide
  • 1 local drink/tasting
  • Drinks & food
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Price for the entrance tickets to landmarks are not included (we will only visit them from outside)

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Markt 1
    Markt 1, 8000 Brugge, Belgium

    In front of Historium Bruges

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Make your way to a central location in Bruges, then learn a bit about Bruges as you walk along a series of scenic canals. Find out some of the city’s quirky history when you pause by the oldest bridge in the city, and stop by the 2be Beer Wall, an impressive testament to Belgian beer culture, which UNESCO recognizes as part of the world’s “Intangible Cultural Heritage.”

Continue to the Burg Square and the 12th-century Church of Our Lady Bruges, then see some of the oldest preserved hospital buildings in Europe. See the historic fish market and Minnewater Lake, then pause for a chocolate tasting at Delpa Chocolatier.

Throughout your tour, though, you can take advantage of your time with a private guide to see just the things that interest you most, from this “best of” tour of the city to a walking tour focused on history, culture, or more. Your private walking tour concludes in central Bruges.

The Markt

1 hour Admission Ticket Free

De Halve Maan Brewery

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Burg Square

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Jan Van Eyckplein (Pass By)

Church of Our Lady (Pass By)

Sint-Janshospitaal (Pass By)

Sint-Annakerk (Pass By)

Minnewater Lake (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Private tour: only you & your local guide
  • CO2 Neutral: all tours carbon emissions are offset
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Traveller Tips

Be sure to dress in layers, bring an umbrella and comfortable shoes.


182 reviews
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Great tour
MaryAnn_C, Sept 2023
We loved the private to ur with Patrick...especially taking us to the non-touristy areas of the city where we could really appreciate the history and architecture in a peaceful setting.
Patrick was the best
Greg_G, July 2023
Patrick was so knowledgeable and walked us through the streets, explained everything about Michael Angelo. The hotel and many many other interesting facts about the buildings and structures he was worth his money and top notch.
History tour with Ann
Patricia_R, July 2023
Understanding the history from the Vikings to the change in the sea. It was nice having a private guide to go at our pace and see as much as possible
Response from Host, July 2023
Dear Patricia, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback about your private walking tour in Bruges. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the experience and appreciated the flexibility of having a private guide. We strive to provide informative and engaging tours that allow our guests to explore and learn about the rich history of Bruges. It is wonderful to hear that you found the historical insights, spanning from the Viking era to the changing sea, valuable and interesting. We understand the importance of accommodating individual preferences and pace, and we are glad that having a private guide allowed you to customize the tour to your liking. Our goal is to ensure that our guests have a memorable and enjoyable experience, tailored to their specific interests and preferences. Thank you for choosing our walking tour in Bruges, and we truly appreciate your positive feedback. If you have any further comments or suggestions, please do not hesitate to reach out to us directly at We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back on future tours. Kind regards, Withlocals team
Delightful, Private Waking Tour w/Patrick!
Greg_V, July 2023
We enjoyed our visit with Patrick and the walking tour he guided. He is very knowledgeable and friendly. We found him to be very informative, patient, and shared with us many of the highlights Bruges had to offer. We’ll be at Christmas, per his recommendation!
A day in Brugge with a local guide
Joseph_Y, July 2023
Patrick is an excellend guide -- knowlegeable, enthusiastic and attentive. The three hours went by quickly as we learned about Brugge history, architecture, nature and customs. Great experience overall.
Simply Wonderful
Hakimah_S, May 2023
take a train from brussels and meet your tour guide in brugee. Patrick my tour guide is the best guide i ever had . I had a private tour session with him and customized accordingly where he bring me around like a local .. another reason you need to have Patrick with you is because he don’t mind helping you taking pictures and wait for you unlike some other tour guides i have experienced in the past .. you really can tell that Patrick is really passionate about his job and the way he shares stories with you is full of excitements. Highly recommended!
Very Good Tour!
Thomas_L, May 2023
Ann, our guide, was very good. She is quite knowledgeable of the are, and showed us many interesting spots including the restaurant at the local beer museum!
Easy walking tour
Michael_D, Apr 2023
We had a nice tour with Ann. She gave us a lot of insight into Bruge life and history. We especially enjoyed sitting and having a drink with her. She shared a little about her life living there.
Excellent tour guide
Esther_B, Apr 2023
Patrick our tour guide was very knowledgeable and very passionate about Bruges. A must for anyone traveling to Bruges.
The best possible tour in Brugge!
Samantha_S, Sept 2022
We saw some really beautiful areas of the city which we wouldn’t have found on our own. The Spanish square, ( Biscaian), the streets that were once canals, some gorgeous significant, the area where the former Begijntjes women had lived was really beautiful. Patrick was a lovely, warm, friendly man with a wealth of knowledge. Couldn’t recommend this tour more highly!!!
Thanks for an informative tour, Nathan.
Stephanie_J, Sept 2022
Nathan is a Brugges native and demonstrates a lot of pride while sharing information about his home town. He goes over some history, some cultural touchpoints, and a few insider recommendations which make the tour well worth it. I recommend taking this tour early in your trip so you know a few special places to visit and eat or have a beer.
The history of Bruges white walking
Steven_N, Aug 2022
It was excellent to have a true local guide provide us the local history, current events, knowledge of the area with all the must see sights and several off the normal stroll. We were able to go at our own pace. Excellent tour by our local guide Ann, she was super.
BEAUTIFUL bits of Brugge
Dennis_c, June 2022
Our guide Inge was very knowledgeable and a "true local". We saw many things and areas we would not have seen without her guidance. Comfortable shoes a MUST.
Great walk around Brugge!
Geoff_M, June 2022
Our guide Patrick was very knowledgeable and well spoken. He highlighted areas of interest to us which was great!! So many small details were highlighted that we would have obviously missed on our own. Great quick tour!
The client was very...
Stuart_G, Apr 2022
The client was very knowledgeable about the history of the city. He also gave us go to advice about the right places to go to get better prices. The pictures on Maps he brought along were also helpful.
Interesting and fun!
Sharon_G, Apr 2022
This was the perfect tour, and Nathan was both knowledgeable and fun. We learned so many interesting things that we never would have discovered on our own. Having a private tour with Nathan and the two of us made it easier to follow along and ask questions.
Loved Bruges!
Mary_J, Apr 2022
Nathan was a wonderful guide, sharing the history of the lovely town on Bruges. I recommend this tour and this town to everyone.
Do this tour!
sydney_p, Apr 2022
We had Patrick as our tour guide in Bruges, he was great! Extremely knowledgeable about the history of the area and was able to answer all of our questions. He had a perfect route of the city planned, we felt as though we were able to see a LOT of the landmark locations/areas of Bruges in the 3 hour tour. Would definitely recommend this to others.
No show
William_D, Apr 2022
No one showed up and instead of giving a refund they said we had to go through the process of getting one.
Response from Host, Apr 2022
Hi there, I am Lieke from Withlocals and I am part of the quality and support team. At Withlocals we really want our customers to receive the best experience of their trip so we are very disappointed to find out about your negative experience. As we cannot directly get in touch with you from here, please email us at and we will make sure to understand why this happened, to see that you are at least compensated for this bad experience, or to offer you a better experience instead. We really look forward to your email! Thank you and please accept our apology on behalf of Withlocals! Have a great day, Lieke @ Withlocals
Amazing tour and tour guide
Barbara_B, Apr 2022
Anna is kind, wonderful and charming with encyclopedic knowledge of Bruges. This tour has been a highlight of our vacation.

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