Train to Bruges
Reaching Bruges by train is easy; Bruges is only 3 hours 20 minutes from London St Pancras via the Eurostar to Brussels and a NMBS train from Brussels to Bruges, prices start at £29.
***Currently you can travel on the Eurostar from Brussels to any other Belgium destination at no extra cost!*** Provided the journey is a domestic one and is made within 24 hours of passing through Brussels. (does not apply for all journeys)
Bruges rivals Venice as one of the most beautiful European cities, ancient buildings and cobbled streets are reflected in miles of winding waterways, with over 50 quaint and colourful bridges to sigh at. Barge Bridge is one of the more bizarre but perhaps most eye-catching bridges, a red, asymmetrical bridge in the shape of a reptile. The bridge is located on the edge of Minnewater Park, which is a must do for those seeking a relaxing romantic stroll.
Art fanatics must visit Groeninge museum, whose walls are adorned with the works of local Flemish masters, mixed in with renaissance, expressionist and Baroque works; there is sure to be something to suit everyone’s art tastes in the Groeninge museum. Don’t miss the opportunity to marvel at the famous Lady and Madonna painting by Michelangelo in the Church of our Lady.
Bruges is also famous for its chocolates and hand-made lace in Kantcentun; strolling through Bruges it is impossible to avoid the temptation and chocolate lovers should visit Pralinette where you can see the chocolate being made as well as a sample a few for free! Don’t miss out on the opportunity to taste the praline fusions which bring together extraordinary flavours such as chocolate and lime, and chocolate and chilli.