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“An enjoyable experience”
Review of Canal Boat Tours

Canal Boat Tours
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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“An enjoyable experience”
Reviewed 17 November 2013 via mobile

A must do in Brugge.
Don't expect too much, but still it's a fun and informative activity that you should do in the beginning. You shouldn't miss it.

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Batroun, Lebanon
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“Must do for tourists”
Reviewed 7 November 2013 via mobile

A great way to explore this wonderful town especially if you are short on time.
At an affordable price, the canal boat will tour you across brugges and show you the beauty of the historical city.
Do not miss it.

Visited October 2013
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Leek, United Kingdom
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“A must do for tourists”
Reviewed 1 November 2013

This is well worth doing as its only about 8 Euros and takes about 30 minutes. Its a great way to see Brugge and a really good experience.

One thing worth a mention is that although all the operators charge the same, you do not get the same experience. We were unfortunate to get a guide who did not actually speak to us, he just had an i-pod recording which he played while pointing at things. Not sure if this was because he did not speak all the languages, but a bit disappointing when we could see other guides interacting/joking with their groups, which adds to the experience. We passed a lot of boats on the tour, and ours was the only one where we really had a driver, rather than a tour guide. Just bad luck on the day I guess, but still recommend doing the tour.

Visited September 2013
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Aurora, Colorado
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“Quick tour if you have the time”
Reviewed 7 October 2013

There are several boat tour operators and you can board at several different locations along the canal, they all charge the same price. If you have the time, it is a quick 30 minute tour, to give you a visual overview of the city. I was a bit surprised at how fast the boats go on the canal, this is not a slow, leisurely tour. Our guide was informative and presented the tour in 3 or 4 different languages. Our hotel had provided a discount card which we used for the ride and the lines were short. If the lines are long or if you are only spending a few hours in Brugge, I would skip this. Brugge is very walkable and you can see the whole city by foot in a short time.

Visited September 2013
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Cairo, Egypt
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“Boat Tour”
Reviewed 26 September 2013

A wonderful tour with small open boat through the beautiful Canal of Bruges which look some how like Venice of Italy but much smaller in area and population

Visited August 2013
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