Introduction Tour

Tour Overview

Tour Description

Looking for Local Knowledge and Hidden Gems in Bruges?  

You’ve come to the right place. The Tour in Bruges ‘Introduction Tour’ is the  perfect activity for your first day. Your fun, friendly guide is also a life-long  resident of this beautiful Medieval city, offering so much more than a list of  Wikipedia facts. I’ll give you a real introduction to the life, culture, food, and  fame of Bruges. Ready to make the most of your time here?  

Walk with me through gorgeous narrow streets, while I share fascinating  historical facts along with the best local recommendations for places to stay,  food, drink, and sight-seeing hotspots. So if you’re wondering what to do in  Bruges, don’t miss your chance for a homegrown, authentic experience, with local  insight you won’t find anywhere else.  

Feast Your Eyes on the Old Venice of the North

Arriving in Bruges is often compared to stepping into a fairytale. Virtually every  visitor gets swept up in the old-world charm of this city, and it’s easy to see why  it’s adored by lovers, friends, and families alike. Get ready to immerse yourself in  world-class restaurants, cute cobbled streets, and stunning architecture. I’ll  share our secrets on how to enjoy it best.  

Jaw-Dropping Facts & Huge Historical Significance  

Wondering why and when Bruges was built? Do you know just how important it  was in the Middle Ages? Or that it was the birthplace of the lottery and the stock  market? Was Bruges bombed during WWII? Discover the answers to all this and  more on our super-informative Introduction Tour.  

Other Tour Package – Food Tour  

Once you’ve got a feel for the city’s beauty and history, let me show you more with my Food Tour! Luckily, we have some of the finest cuisines Europe has to offer – if  you know where to look…  

Tour Includes

General FAQs

How far will we walk?

About 1.3 miles or 2km.

I can’t make my booking. Do you have a cancellation policy?

No problem! If you cancel with at least 24 hours notice, we’ll give you a full refund. Easy.

I’m not satisfied with my service.

We’re so sure that you’ll love your experience with us, we offer our customers a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. If your tour didn’t meet your expectations for any reason, we’re one of the only providers in the city that will offer a full refund – so you can book with confidence.

Tour Program

Meeting at the Market

Wondering what to do in Bruges? We’ll meet in the historic hub of the market, where you can imagine the boats from the sea arriving here in the Middle Ages. Learn fun facts about our beautiful medieval tower and let me introduce you to our Freedom Fighters.

The First Stock Market in the World

The New York Stock Exchange got its inspiration from our very own city. What started it all?

The Old Harbor

Before dropping their merchandise for sale, the businessmen had to pay their taxes here.

The Birthplace of The City

Before Bruges became one of the most important trading posts of the world, it all started over here! I’ll show you where Bruges began.

The Fishmarket

World-renowned, Bruges fishmarket is a fisherman’s heaven.

The Tanners Square

The Guild of the Tanners had their own Square. However, they were banned from the city. Discover why!

The Palace of The Most Powerful Family in The City

How did the owners become so wealthy? It might have something to do with beer...

The Inventor of The Decimal Fraction

Brugges are proud to say that one of our own invented the decimal fraction. I’ll explain how it changed our lives.

Chocolate Tasting

What is a praline? And how did we become so good at making chocolate?

The Old City Hospital

What was it like in a hospital in the past? Find out with me in front of St John’s, one of the oldest preserved hospital buildings in Europe. The earliest traces date from the mid 12th century. Filled with an impressive collection of artworks and medical instruments, St John’s tells the story of early medicine and how hospital wards used to look in the mid 17th century.

Heart Of The Beer Industry

This Square was the heart of the Beer Industry in Bruges. It’s also one of the old breweries is still in use. I’ll let you in on the secrets of their determination and persistence.

A Religious City within the City

This city within the city of Bruges was inhabited by religious women. Were they nuns?

The Lake Of Love

A truly magical place. This romantic lake marks the end of our tour, and is the perfect place for your own journey to begin!

Meeting Point

Markt 1, 8000 Brugge, Belgium



Do this tour!

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 introduction tour. Would definitely recommend this to others.

Sydney - Guest from USA, Minnesota - 04/25/2022


Mother daughter trip

My daughter and I just took the Introduction tour with Patrick. I can not say enough wonderful things about our experience. Brugge is a beautiful city. Patrick’ love and pride for his city was very evident. He was extremely knowledgeable and made the tour so much fun. Patrick was very sweet and we really enjoyed chatting with him about life in Belgium. I would definitely take this tour again when I return with my husband. It was an absolute gem!

Falguni - Guest from USA, Texas - 05/15/2022


Absolutely Superb Tour Guide

We took a Thursday afternoon tour with Patrick and wow. What a superb tour! He is so knowledgeable and passionate about his city (he grew up and lives in Bruges) and he’s a superbly kind and funny guy! Recommend 100%he is the type of person who if you bump into again he’d remember you and say hi like an old friend. Don’t miss this tour, he will show you some absolute gems off the beaten track.

Gregory - Guest from UK, Manchester - 05/03/2022

Food Tour

Treat your tastebuds. A Bruges city tour with best of Belgian cuisine...


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