Chapman Freeborn blog

7 ways to explore Bruges | Private jet charter Bruges, Belgium

The beautiful medieval city of Bruges is so compact, it’s easy to explore on foot, by bike, on a canal boat, by bus, on a carriage ride and even via hot air balloon. Its cobbled streets lead visitors on a charming time warp into secret alleyways and thoroughfares. Bruges is the perfect private jet charter city break.

Bruges Photography Tours

Bruges is a photographer’s Mecca, as professional snapper Andy McSweeney knows only too well. A native of Montreal, he’s been in Bruges for 14 years and runs tours almost every day: early morning to catch the best light, lunchtime essentials, a hidden Bruges around 4pm and a spot of night photography in Bruges after dark. Visit

Cycling in Bruges

Flat landscapes make cycling a joy so either hire a bike for the day and do your own thing or join a bike tour. Quasimodo’s Bruges By Bike tour offers visitors a two-and-a-half hour ‘laid back’ ride around the city, exploring the waterways, monuments and main sights, including the Belfry tower, the Lake of Love, the windmills, and of course the canals. Plus a stop at a local hostelry for the best beer on the planet.

Bruges Bus Tours

Perfect if you’re travelling with friends or family with limited mobility, the minibus tour lasts 50 minutes and takes guests to all Bruges’s main sights. Commentary is in several languages. Look out for the bright yellow buses – they depart every thirty minutes from the Markt – the square in front of the Belfry.

Bruges Canal Tours

Escape the tourist melée on the Burg and the Markt, and hop on a boat for a relaxing canal tour of Bruges. The 30-minute ride follows the ancient fortifications and is an effortless way to see Bruges from a calmer perspective. Boats leave from the quays behind the Stadhuis (City Hall), Belfry and the Church of Our Lady. Prepare to queue in peak season.

Bruges Horse-drawn Carriage Rides

Treat your loved one to a romantic 30-minute carriage ride along Bruges’s enchanting cobbled streets. There’s a brief stop at the medieval houses of the Beguinage and rides leave from the carriage station on the Markt or from the Burg on Wednesdays before noon. You can also book a carriage to collect you from your hotel or restaurant.

Vespa Tours Brugge

Escape from the city and enjoy a little Dolce Vita Belgium-style with a guided tour on a bright orange Vespa through scenic woodland and picturesque villages like Damme – once Bruges’s outer harbour. English, Dutch and French is spoken and if you want to zip off alone you have the option to hire a scooter for the whole day. Visit

Bruges Ballooning

Surely one of the best ways to see Bruges is from the air looking down over years of history. Ballooning is weather dependent, but if you’re lucky enough to get airborne, you could be gliding over city spires, polders and even see the Belgium coast with a Champagne and strawberry celebration at your destination. Visit

Let us organise your private jet charter to Bruges today. Call our air charter experts now for more information.