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“expensive but worthwhile”

Ranked #19 of 48 Tours in Bruges
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Reviewed 8 February 2014

39 euros plus expected tip for half hour carriage ride. Fortunately ours was split between 5 adults so not bad value. Guide was interesting & slightly crazy so was entertaining. Stop in middle was great, discovered an area we wouldn't have seen otherwise.

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Reviewed 23 January 2014

It was nice to sit in the carriage with a rug over our knees (which you needed at that time of year) but the trip was rather short. we were told 30 minutes with a five minute stop for the horse, but to be honest, the actual trip was a lot less. Despite this it was nice, the driver told us about many buildings and it was a bit of fun. Costs €39 and they tell you that a tip is appreciated.

1  Thank Tina D
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Reviewed 8 January 2014

This was our fourth trip to Brugges but on this occasion we had friends with us and decided what better way to give them a whistle stop view of this beautiful city.

The tour takes about half an hour with a ten minute stop for the horse to have food and water near the Minnewater.

We picked the coldest day of our visit but were soon bundled up under blankets.

Our friends thoroughly enjoyed it and even though it was good fun my husband and I didn't see anything new.

I would advise this is something to do on your first visit to Brugge and may be a little less chilly in the summer.

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Reviewed 31 December 2013

My hubby wanted to rate this a 3 but I couldn't justify it. This is not a relaxed ride through the streets with an informative commentary. It is too fast to really take anything in and to really enjoy the views. We couldn't hear most of the commentary but what we did hear was forced and clinical, not animated and interesting. Just a string of facts delivered in a monotone. There was no opportunity to stop and ask questions. That would have been like interrupting a recording. Actually, come to think of it, a recording with a headset would have been much better.
Our driver sounded bored. Maybe she was but we were paying so she should pretend to be interested. She seemed more interested in chatting to the young girl she had with her. Guess she was babysitting.
Very disappointing. Wouldn't recommend this. They are obviously just churning through the tourists without caring about the impression they make.

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Reviewed 24 December 2013

Expensive at 39Euros for a 30 minute ride but worsens as you lose 5 to 10 minutes half way around as a horse rest period and then worsens at the end with the rude semi-demand for a tip at the end for which I left a euro that increased the rudeness. On the positive side you get to learn about one or two points of interest to which you can return and see on foot.
We normally take a boat ride during Bruges visits and will return to this as a treat at our next visit.

18  Thank Graham T
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