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Canal Boat Tours

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Address: Bruges 8000, Belgium
Phone Number:
+32 50 33 32 93
09:00 - 17:00
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:00
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 11:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: Yes

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Peaceful if a bit brief

Nice peaceful trip with good English speaking guide. For 8 euros each it was a bit brief but very nice views and sights you otherwise can't see.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 7 August 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Nice peaceful trip with good English speaking guide. For 8 euros each it was a bit brief but very nice views and sights you otherwise can't see.

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Devon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

for only 8 Euros the tour is well worth the visit, it takes around 30 minutes for the tour and the boat driver ? spoke very good English

Thank Edward C
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

Was a nice educational boat road with self proclaimed local James Bond. Lasted about 30 mins through the canal. Young kids could get a bit bored after a while. Saw the historical places and this is a must do in Brugge.

Thank Jay V
Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

A wonderful, picturesque tour of the city. Bruges is a great place to see by boat. The tour guide was also very informative.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

There are plenty of places in the city to pick up a boat tour and most seem to provide a half hour tour for 8€ (4€ for children). We boarded near the fish market. Commentary was brief but was given in 4 languages so I guess there was only a limited time. So many picture opportunities, and the good thing... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

We did the canal boat trip on the first day of our stay, and it was included in the Bruges City Card (which I strongly recommend as it is excellent value). We do not usually do these types of tours, but this was excellent. Our multilingual tour guide gave very interesting information on numerous buildings, statues and bridges as we... More 

1 Thank Hannah S
England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

Not usually one to take the tour bus or boat, but this one was enjoyable and informative. Multilingual captain worked hard to entertain and educate on the 30 minute tour. For the 8 Euro fee pp, it's money well spent in expensive Bruges.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

We did this on our first day and found it to be that perfect introduction to Bruges taking in many of the sites in a unique and fun manner. The driver had a great knowledge of the city and could answer any question. I would recommend this for the excellent experience but also as an introduction to Bruges if you... More 

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Kent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

This was our first visit to Bruges and this is the perfect way to see the city, and get a feel for the place. Although it's a short trip, the multi-lingual skipper was informative and amusing. He must have to tell the same jokes ten times a day but still managed to sound as if he'd just thought of them.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

For 8euros each, this is a great way to see the city. Being on the canals, seeing the buildings and going under all the old bridges is fun and the tour guides have some great facts to share. However, at half an hour long, I only wish the tour could be a bit longer!

Thank Lydia A

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