One of the best ways to see Bruges is on a simple and very cheap Canal Boat tour because it cuts through this UNESCO World Heritage city and introduces you to its cultural, architectural and historical importance. Most canal tours take only 30 minutes and you will see medieval architecture including low bridges you have to duck under. We highly recommend it as the start to seeing Bruges and it will orientate you and inform you as to where hidden gems are to be found like the our Lady and the Madonna and Child sculpture. If you are on a day visit, the saving of time at these locations is as important as the saving of money. Bruges is of coarse Euros, but even with a poor exchange rate like in 2009 it is still cheap. Enjoy the tour with me here in this film.

You can see why they call Bruges the Venice of the North, but that is also a term thrown around in St Petersburg and much of the Baltic because they are all canal based and often styled on Venice. Bruges is a city you can visit on a City Break by many means not just a ship, you might like to see our Bruges walk of the city and view from the Belfry and our Chocolate film. It is a city you could spend some time drinking local beer in, sadly we only had one quick drink at the station waiting for the train. But, we will be back, Bruges is on most Baltic Cruise. If you are thinking of a City Cruise, then take a look at our Baltic overview film if you have not seen the full length films. It is a short snap of many ports / cities all run together so you can get an overview.

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Violet has never had romance, never ever. As an older woman time is running out and she needs to make a change. This romantic read is based around cruises because once she cruises she loves it. That is her romance, well, there is a little more. Sally Katz used the films on Doris Visits to peg her books on! With permission. Each book takes place over a cruise! Book 1 is a Canary Islands cruise, Book 2 is in the Baltic, Book 3 is in the Caribbean, and Book 4 goes from the ABC islands through the Panama Canal.