There can be few places left in Europe where you can totally switch off from the pressure of modern life as you can in Bruges. Its beauty and tranquillity are outstanding as befits the most perfectly preserved medieval town in Europe.

Our short city breaks to Bruges couldn't be any easier to get to being only a short Eurostar journey away and with Bruges being steeped in rich heritage and having picture postcard beauty, it's no wonder it's known as the Venice of the North.

In Bruges visitors now flock to explore the cobbled streets and old guild houses in the Market Place but it is the canals with their ancient humped bridges that create its unique character. Small enough to explore by foot, horsedrawn carriage or by canal boat, there is much to see museums and art flourish, good restaurants abound and pretty shops sell lace, Flemish tapestry, speciality beers and chocolates.

Things to do, places to see...in Bruges:

The Historic Centre and Belfry with its 366 step staircase leading to the top where panoramic views of the city can be seen
the Burg, the heart of the administrative Bruges, with its Romanesque Sait Basil's Basilica and Gothic City Hall
the Basilica of the Holy Blood, a chapel that contains a phial which allegedly contains Christ's blood, brought back from the Crusades
the Minnewater Lake or 'The Lake of Love', one of Bruges' most romantic beauty spots
the Beguinage, founded in 1245 and occupied by nuns of the Order of Saint Benedict
the Church of our Lady with its 122mt spire and what is claimed to be the only Michelangelo statue to have left Italy in his lifetime
Groeninge Museum, an art gallery which houses a permanent collection including world famous collection of Flemish Primitive painting
the Markt, the medieval commercial centre of the city filled with restauranrts and shops.

Prices shown below are per person including Eurostar travel, at selected times, based on two adults sharing one room on bed and breakfast basis (unless stated otherwise). For other party sizes and durations, please use our City Break Search panel.