Private Historical Tour: The Highlights of Bruges

Brugge, Belgium
Likely to Sell Out

From USD 89.72

Price varies by group size

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Avoid crowds and enjoy a more enriching experience of Bruges than is typically offered by group tours. This private walking tour is exclusively for your party so, as you explore the city's sights, you'll have ample opportunity to talk with your guide and learn all about the city's intriguing history.
  • Private tour, exclusively for your party: Ensures a personalized experience
  • Hassle-free pickup and drop-off from your Bruges hotel
  • Get insights into Bruges history and culture from your guide
  • Opportunity to glean local recommendations from your guide

What's Included

  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Local guide
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Private Tour
  • Food and drinks, unless specified

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Markt
    Markt, 8000 Brugge, Belgium

    We meet in front of the statue on the main square (Markt) of Bruges. Look out for the guide with the red umbrella.

End point

  • Burg Square
    Burg, 8000 Brugge, Belgium

What To Expect

The Markt

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free


10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free


10 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included


10 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Minnewater Lake

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

De Halve Maan Brewery

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included


10 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included


5 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included


10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Burg Square

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 3 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • If you have any questions or if you want to make a booking for more than 15 people, please contact us:
  • Please mention what time you would like to start the tour!
  • Most travellers can participate
  • 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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144 reviews
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Awesome tour
Linda_R, Apr 2023
Enjoyed this tour very much. Bruge is beautiful. Eric was awesome providing so much historical perspective. His architectural knowledge was also so informative.
The most impressive thing...
Ronnie_A, Apr 2023
The most impressive thing about the tour was walking through small alleys, hidden small squares. The guide was knowledgeable. His command of the English language was not very good.
Spring stroll through Bruges
Robert_H, Apr 2023
Sander was an excellent guide. He loves history and philosophy and helped bring Bruges alive for us.
Great tour
Matthew_H, Mar 2023
This was a great tour! What a wonderful place to see. Our guide was very knowledgeable and had a great personality. Thanks for the experience, we loved it.
Two thumbs up for Martin and Bruges!
James_K, Feb 2023
Martin was simply outstanding! We could not have asked for a better walking tour. Martin provided the right level and balance, and we truly feel like we understood the history and specialness of Bruges.
Great tour in Bruges
Coenraad_d, Jan 2023
We had a wonderful time with our guide, who shared an enormous amount of knowledge of Bruges and it’s history with us. Will be remembered.
Bruges History in 2 hours
William_T, Dec 2022
The tour was great. Every minute was filled with History. The pace was continuous. Peter covered items from the time of the Roman Empire through the 19th century. I particularly liked the facts of how the city changed over time; it’s rise and fall.
Wonderful tour- highly recommend!
Sara_K, Dec 2022
This tour was a wonderful way to get acquainted with Bruges. I was hesitant to book a group tour because my mother has some mobility issues and I’m so happy we went with this option. Our guide Martin was a great storyteller, provided interesting insights into the city and his experiences there, and went at our pace. We’ll always remember this tour and Bruges fondly.
Best way to visit Brugge
Gina_W, Oct 2022
Had a great tour. Our tour was very informative with many facts and stories of life in the past. He knew all the places to get the best photos. Great recommendations for food after our tour. “Mo” was also was responsible for the modern map of the city.
carla_p, Oct 2022
Interesting and fun history, the background stories, local resident flair! Erik is great! Good knowledge of hidden interest spots in Brugge alleys.
Wonderful time in Brugge
Albion_H, Oct 2022
Kobe is passionate about the history of Brugge. He did an excellent job putting the history of Brugge into the context of today’s world. He provided lots of info about other things for us to do in Brugge on our own.
The Guide Makes the Visit - thanks Louis!
Carolyn_G, Sept 2022
Louis is fantastic. Consider yourself very lucky if you get him as your guide. We had him for a private walking tour and so appreciated his love and pride for his native Bruges. A wonderful man who is a font of historic information and the stories that make it all come to life. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Great Experience!!!
Mellissa_H, Aug 2022
We loved our private tour with Nico! He was very knowledgeable about the area and is a local so he gave great recommendations for a restaurant! He was very personable and made the tour so much fun!
Kobe’s love of Bruges and...
Brian_S, Aug 2022
Kobe’s love of Bruges and history made the tour rich and fun. Our family of five particularly liked that he showed us some spots off the main path.
Great walking tour of Bruges
Bill_H, Aug 2022
Matin was our guide and truly made it a 5 Star experience. We learned a great deal about Bruges from him.
Great experience!!!
ElizabethA_Y, Aug 2022
Our guide (Rachel??) was fabulous. Very knowledgeable & sweet (that is what my niece thought!!). Well worth the $$! I am not new to Bruges but even I learned things.
A relaxed, fun walking tour through the history of Bruges
Christopher_G, July 2022
Our guide was Nico, a history student and incredibly knowledgeable, charismatic teacher. He had answers to any questions we threw at him and made the entire outing fun, especially for our sometimes shy tween and teen. We would 100% recommend this tour for anyone looking for a concise summary of Bruges history without having to give it the whole day. By doing it in the morning, we were able to see sites like the Historium in the afternoon and have additional context Nico had provided that morning.
Best Bruges tour guide!
Alexander_M, July 2022
Erik was a great tour guide! He was very knowledgeable about Bruges and his enthusiasm for the beautiful city was palpable. We loved learning about the history of Bruges from him, both the historical facts and the legends! We actually saw him a few days later at the Belgium independence day festivities and he was kind enough to take time out of his day to tell us about the holiday celebrations and translate some of the speeches for us. We would love to take tour from him again, highly recommend!
Great tour of Brugge
Michelle_R, July 2022
Natalie was a wonderful tour guide in Brugge. She provided many interesting facts and funniest. The Madonna sculpture was very nice.
Best tour in Bruge with the best guide!
Lauren_C, July 2022
Our tour of Bruges was amazing and it was all because of our guide Erik. He truly loves this town and knows his history. He showed us little places we’d never have found on our own and provided us with history and legends to keep it fun and interesting. He went at our pace which was important because one of our party has a former leg injury and has trouble walking fast, especially on cobblestones. We never felt rushed and were never bored. Erik gave a fantastic tour and gave great recommendation for lunch. Totally worth it. Especially when you see the hordes of large cookie cutter tour groups invade in the afternoon. We were thankful for a quiet early morning with our own one -on -one guide.

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