This post lists the best free walking tours you can take in Bruges, including self-guided and audio tours.
WHAT ARE FREE WALKING TOURS?
Free walking tour companies run their guided experiences on a pay-what-you-like basis. At the end of the tour, they’ll ask you to pay what you think the experience was worth or what you could afford.
We suggest paying €10 per adult after a fun tour with your guide.
The guided walks in Bruges generally cover the city centre. The walled city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and small enough that there is usually also time for some level of a short history lesson. You’ll be able to find daily city overview walks as well as culinary tours.
Since the free tours are affordable and popular, they can get quite crowded during the busy season. So, for travelers who want to take tours with fewer people, we recommend paid small group tours.
FREE TOURS OF BRUGES
Here is a list of companies that provide pay-what-you-like walking tours in the city.
Latin Tours Brugge
Latin Tours Brugge offers daily pay-what-you-like walks with an overview of Bruges. This 2-hour tour will show you the most famous landmarks, accompanied by a short history of the area’s community and culture.
Your guide will also give you some tips on the best restaurants, nightlife spots, and street food options. English tours begin at 10:30 am. Spanish tours begin at 13:00 (1:00 pm).
If you enjoy your time with the tour guide, Latin Tours Brugge also offers food tours, cycling tours, and a 3-stop pub crawl with a history lesson.
NOTE: During the heavy tourist season, they will add an additional tour time for walks in both languages.
Ambassadors of Bruges
Enthusiastic local ambassadors guide daily History and Heritage tours on a pay-what-you-like basis. You’ll get to see the main points of interest such as Market Square, St. John’s Hospital, Fish Market, and others.
The tours begin daily at 10:30 am, 11:00 am, and 13:30 (1:30 pm) and take approximately 2 hours.
This company also offers paid, in-depth historical tours and customizable private small-group tours.
Legends of Bruges
Discover the medieval city centre of Bruges with Legends of Bruges free tours. The daily 2.5-hour walk focuses on local history, urban legends, and culture. You’ll leave your guide with fun stories and tips on where to eat and hang out.
The walk starts at 10:30 am, 11:30 am, and 14:00 (2:00 pm). The 9:45 am tours run every day from April – December, and on weekends only from January – March.
There are also pay-what-you-like Bruges by Night and A Taste of Bruges walks. Both are 1.5 hours long.
SELF-GUIDED WALKING TOURS
Self-guided walking tours are perfect for when you prefer to explore the city at your own pace or if you cannot find the right option for your schedule.
Bel Around the World
This blogger took a day trip to Bruges and wrote a self-guided itinerary. If you take your time at each stop, they suggest you set aside half a day to see all the sights. It guides you over the city’s canals, past the beautiful church and market, the 13th-century belfry, and other great spots.
One Day Itinerary: Self-Guided Walking Tour
The Portable Wife frequently travels and has written a one-day walk around the UNESCO city. The written guide lists culture tips as well as suggestions on which order to visit different attractions to avoid crowds. The guide includes an interactive map.
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