Shore excursions specially made for cruise ship passengers. If you are on a cruise to Zeebrugge, we offer you this unique opportunity to see the best of Bruges and surround. The new harbor of Zeebrugge (Seabruges) is located about 10 miles outside of the city, at the Belgian coast.
Bruges (Brugge) was founded in the 9th century by Vikings. It's a beautiful Belgium Medieval city. Bruges called 'the Venice of the North'. It is a World Heritage City and a centre of world gastronomy. It's a very unique place. Bruges is mysteriously medieval and cultural, cosmopolitan and artistic. It's always beautiful, in the summertime as well as in the wintertime.
Your driver-guide Jan grew up in Jonkershove, a small village close to Ypres in the middle of the Flanders Fields. Early in the morning he will pick up you at Zeebrugge cruise port to show you all beauty of Belgium medieval places.
Itinerary (made for customers on Celebrity Constellation, but can be customized depending on your cruise schedule, needs and interest):
- 07:20 pick up at Zeebrugge cruise port
- 7:30: departure from Zeebrugge port, via the 'back-roads' to Damme
- 8:15 - 9:00: arrival in Damme, short visit / city walk.
People of Damme are proud of their medieval city along the picturesque Damme canal located between historic Bruges and Knokke mundane to the North Sea beach. Vivenkapelle is the jewel of the Gothic city in Flanders. Also Jacob van Maerlant lived and worked in this beautiful town.
- 9:30 - 11:00: guided walk through the center of Bruges.
- 11:00 - 12:30: free time
- 13:00 back to Zeebrugge port
The best way to visit Bruges and be back in time in Zeebrugge cruise port.