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“Average tour but its sort of a must-do!”
Review of Canal Boat Tours

Canal Boat Tours
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Leeds, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
113 reviews
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“Average tour but its sort of a must-do!”
Reviewed 11 September 2013

Pros of this tour, you can get on one at loads of different points along the canal network and the prices are standardised - and not that bad. The guides are good, speak many languages, and tell some interesting facts and stories. I've been on much better tours in other cities (Amsterdam for example) but its sort of a must-do in Bruges so I was glad I went, I'd have felt like I was missing out otherwise!

Try and make sure you join a small queue as it can be a while between boats so if you just miss out on one be prepared for a wait! It helps if you spot a group from the same country or who speak the same language as you, as then the driver will have less languages to fit in so he or she will tell you more stuff!

Visited August 2013
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Budapest, Hungary
Level 2 Contributor
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5 attraction reviews
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“Canal Boat Tour”
Reviewed 4 September 2013

It was heavy rain, but umbrellas provided. Price is fair, 4 languages are available. We bought tickets on the morning but because of the rain we deiced not to board. They were kind and allowed to come back later with the tickets when weather is better.

Visited August 2013
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nyc
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360 reviews
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“GREAT TO DO !”
Reviewed 1 September 2013

A guided boat tour of the city and not overpriced, but very very fairly priced! Put this on the list of what to do while in Bruges, after you eat the chocolate and the waffles and of course the fries...
Then rest from all your eating while on the boat!

Visited August 2013
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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159 reviews
58 attraction reviews
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“A good way to spend 30 minutes”
Reviewed 29 August 2013

A good way to see the city and get a bit of local knowledge. Trips are only half an hour long and if you get there before midday you won't need to queue.

Visited August 2013
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North Vancouver, Canada
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Canal Tour”
Reviewed 29 August 2013

I chose a tour that had a recording in 3 languages as opposed to a guide who may or may not speak English well. It was easy to understand and hear and the tour showed all of the major sites. The service was good and they said right away when I asked that the tour would have English.

Visited August 2013
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