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Bruges (Zeebrugge), Belgium-port

Zeebrugge is the gateway to Bruges, the capital of the Belgian province of West Flanders. Bruges was a wealthy city during medieval times when trade with Baltic ports flourished. The Zwin River, connecting Bruges with the North Sea, slowly began to narrow, marking the end of the city's great trade period. Today, visitors flock to Bruges to enjoy the charming, well-preserved medieval architecture lining the old and narrow roads and canals and to see some of Western Europe's finest artistic masterpieces.

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Below is a list of those shore excursions previously offered in this port. For information on which shore excursions will be offered on a particular cruise, please reference the specific itinerary of that cruise.

Free Excursions

Regent Choice Excursions

  • Light Activity /Walking Light Activity /Walking
  • Seated Tour Seated Tour
  • Moderate Activity/Walking Moderate Activity/Walking
  • Most Active or Strenuous Most Active or Strenuous
  • Minimal Activity Required Minimal Activity Required
  • Regent Choice Regent Choice
  • Gourmet Explorer Gourmet Explorer
  • Meal Meal
  • Evening Tour Evening Tour
  • Bruges - a Medieval Gem
    Moderate Activity/Walking
  • Bruges & Belgian Chocolates Demonstration
    Moderate Activity/WalkingRegent Choice
  • Bruges At Your Own Pace
    Light Activity /WalkingMinimal Activity Required
  • Bruges On Your Own
    Light Activity /WalkingMinimal Activity Required
  • Bruges Sights & Beer Tasting
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Brussels in a Day
    Light Activity /WalkingRegent Choice
  • Executive Collection Full Day Car
    Seated TourRegent Choice
  • Executive Collection Full Day Minibus
  • Executive Collection Full Day Van
    Seated TourRegent Choice
  • Executive Collection Half Day Car
    Seated TourRegent Choice
  • Executive Collection Half Day Van
    Seated TourRegent Choice
  • Explore Bruges
    Moderate Activity/WalkingRegent Choice
  • Ghent & Bruges: Flemish Art Jewels
    Light Activity /WalkingRegent ChoiceMeal
  • Panoramic Ghent By Canal Boat
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Ypres, in Flanders Fields
    Light Activity /Walking

Bruges - a Medieval Gem

Moderate Activity/Walking

Duration: 4 1/2 hours

Tour Code: ZEE-001

Smaller and more contained than many other Flemish cities, Bruges gives the impression that you have stepped back in time to the 14th century. A short drive from the port brings you to the old city where your guide will walk you through the narrow, twisting cobbled streets, past picturesque views of ancient buildings, tree-lined canals and gabled facades. Stroll through the bustling marketplace; see the Belfry Tower, the Town Hall and the Chapel of the Holy Blood. Discover another aspect of the city during what will undoubtedly be the highlight of your tour, a 30-minute canal boat ride. While sitting back in a small boat, you can enjoy the serene waterways of this romantic historic city. After some free time to explore on your own, re-board your motor coach for the return journey to the ship.

Please note: This tour includes approximately 2 hours 30 minutes of walking - at times on uneven ground, cobblestone surfaces and some steps to negotiate at the canal boats. It is not considered suitable for wheelchair guests or those with mobility concerns. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Dress conservatively to enter cathedral.