Free Historical Tour: History and Legends of Bruges | By Local Legends

Duration: 2h
Languages: English, Spanish, French
Quality Verified Registered on March 24, 2020

Legends Free Walking Tours offer free tours, private tours and other fun experiences in Bruges, Brussels, Ghent and Antwerp. From its foundation in 2015, the Legends team has guided tens of thousands of tourists through Flanders thanks to the work of its large team of experienced local tour guides, who strive every day to provide a quality service and maximize the customer satisfaction. For this reason, Legends Free Walking Tours is the best rated tour company on TripAdvisor and has been named the top 20 best experience in Western Europe by Viator.

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  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

Walk around Bruges with a local guide, explore the historic centre and travel back in time to the golden days of Bruges.

On our journey through the beautiful heart of medieval Bruges, we'll tell you the stories of love, glory and fortune, but also of intrigue, war and conflict.

By the end of the tour you'll know more than a local!

Places we visit: 

  • Market Square. 
  • Belfry. 
  • Gruuthuse Palace. 
  • St. John's Hospital. 
  • Beguinage. 
  • Lake of Love. 
  • Brewery. 
  • Smallest Street. 
  • Church of Our Lady. 
  • Bridge of Love. 
  • Dijver. 
  • Rosary Quay. 
  • Fish Market. 
  • Burg Square.

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  • Meeting point:
    Markt 14, 8000 Brugge, Belgium
    Markt 14, 8000 Brugge, Belgium
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    We meet in front of the statue on the main square (Grote Markt) of Bruges. Look out for the guide with the red umbrella. IMPORTANT UPDATE DURING CHRISTMAS TIMES: Until the end of the Christmas market on January 8th, we meet in front of the former post office, the current Medi-Market on the main square of Bruges (next to the Belfry Tower). Look out for the guide with the red umbrella. Remember: if it's not red, it's not legendary!

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Lyuba 06 Dec 2023

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Travelled in couple - Dec 2023
This tour was so interesting, it really gave a good glimpse into the city’s past. Eric’s tour was very engaging and interactive and his sense of humour also came out which we really enjoyed! Would definitely recommend! Thank you!
Daniela 06 Dec 2023

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Travelled in couple - Dec 2023
Estuvo entretenido, los lugares que recorrimos y la guía fue muy cordial, creo que el tiempo se nos fue muy rápido pero lo disfrutamos 😉
Giulia 05 Dec 2023

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Travelled in couple - Dec 2023
Our guru was prepared on the mean historical facts and people of bruges, however for me it was quite complicated to follow him on the explanations. His tone of voice was not high enough considering the city very crowded, the entity of the group (too large, in my opinion), the noise of the city (eg churchs' bell ringing for some long minutes)... A better empathy with the visitor would have been more appreciated.
Kay Warren 05 Dec 2023

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Travelled in group - Dec 2023
Free Guru Tours did not disappoint! Have used them before and Anthony our guide was as professional and interesting as other Guides we have experienced in different locations. Even though it was freezing cold and snowing, Anthony held our attention with his facts, story telling and good humour! Very knowledgeable, personable and entertaining. Excellent way to spend time and get to know the history of Bruges. Thank you!
FEDERICA 04 Dec 2023

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Travelled in group - Dec 2023
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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 5 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Only cash payment is accepted.
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