Accessible Travel to Bruges
By John Sage
One of the quaintest cities in Europe, Bruges offers a relaxing getaway for disabled visitors. The silting up of the main canal caused this city to be frozen in time and the charming 17th century buildings and ambience remain. Wheelchair users may be challenged by the omnipresent cobblestones but fortunately the city center is relatively small. Public transportation is not available to get between the tourist sites and taxis are few. Our Bruges Accessibility Review
lists the pros and cons of accessibility in this wonderful city.Learn about our Bruges Accessible Trip Planning Services
Like all European cities, Bruges is easier to visit with a disability if you know the ins and outs of disabled access before you arrive. Be sure to use one of the boat docks with a wheelchair ramp for your Bruges canal tour. This checklist of 8 Keys to Success for Bruges Disabled Travel
lets you know everything you need to take care of before arriving in this city.
Many tour itineraries in Bruges run across accessibility challenges such as curbs, steps, and stairs.Our 4 accessible tours in Bruges are specifically designed to meet the needs of disabled visitors. Whether you have trouble walking long distances, trouble walking fast, or can’t get up steps in your wheelchair, our tours ensure that you have a relaxing time sightseeing in this fascinating city. The 3 hour accessible private walking tour of Bruges spans ten centuries as you discover the story of the rise, fall, and revival of the “Venice of the North.” Cruise passengers can take advantage of a full day Zeebrugge accessible shore excursion that includes a 3 hour walking tour and round-trip accessible van transfers from the port.
Get €20 off each accessible tour
when you book an accessible travel package!
Wheelchair Accessible Bruges Tours
Many tour itineraries in Bruges run across accessibility challenges such as curbs, steps, and stairs.Our accessible tours in Bruges
are specifically designed to meet the needs of disabled visitors. Whether you have trouble walking long distances, trouble walking fast, or can’t get up steps in your wheelchair, our tours ensure that you have a relaxing time sightseeing in this fascinating city. The accessible 2 hour overview tour gives private groups a taste of the city for 90 euros. The half-day and full-day tours delve further into the museums, churches, and other historical buildings that tell the story of Bruges. Half-day wheelchair accessible tours cost 180 euro, and full-day wheelchair accessible tours cost 320 euro. Get 20 euro off each accessible tour
when you book an accessible travel package!
Bruges Accessible Van Transfers
Wheelchair accessible taxi service is available from the Bruges train station or the Brussels airport to your hotel in Bruges. All vans are equipped with wheelchair lifts for manual wheelchairs, power wheelchairs, and mobility scooters. Round-trip service from the Bruges train station to one of the accessible hotels in central Bruges costs 110 euro. Brussels airport transfer prices depend upon arrival time. Contact us
with the date, time, and place of your pick-up as well as your drop-off location to book your Bruges wheelchair accessible van transfer.
With no public transportation to get between the tourist sites in Bruges, many visitors with mobility issues prefer to rent a manual wheelchair or mobility scooter while in Bruges. Wheelchair rentals cost €205 for up to a week including delivery. Rental mobility scooters (shown in the photo on the left) cost €195 per week including delivery. Contact us with your travel dates to check availability of rental wheelchairs and rental mobility scooters in Bruges.
“Just a note to thank you for arranging the hire of the wheelchair in Bruges. Without it we would not have been able to return to a city we have loved very much over the years. Many thanks to you.” –Wendy, Manual Wheelchair Rental...Read more client feedback
There are several fully-accessible hotels in Bruges, and our disabled travel researchers have inspected them first-hand to evaluate their accessibility. Our Bruges accessible travel specialists will match with you with the perfect hotel for you: romantic, luxurious, budget friendly, modern, or charming. All of the Bruges accessible hotels
we work with are centrally-located, fully-accessible, and within walking distance of numerous accessible restaurants and shopping. You can stay in an accessible hotel on Markt Square
a roll-in shower accessible hotel room
closer to the Bruges train station. Luxury disabled hotel rooms in Bruges
promise to make your trip a memorable one.
If you found our Bruges Accessibility Review helpful, our 28 page Bruges Accessibility Guide
will really knock your socks off. Packed with pictures, maps, and descriptions, the accessibility guide provides you with everything you need to know about visiting Bruges with a disability. Looking for the wheelchair accessible boat tour dock? It’s in there. Not sure which entrance of the Church of Our Lady is accessible? Look no further. The guide is provided as part of all of our accessible travel packages described below. With the accessibility guide, you’ll know which attractions meet your accessibility needs and the location of the accessible routes between the attractions ensuring that your vacation will be as easy as possible.
For the best possible accessible vacation in Bruges, look no further than our Accessible Travel Packages for Bruges. Our accessible travel packages have proven time and time again to work for disabled travelers. We provide you with 1) the best accessible hotel accommodation in Bruges, 2) handicapped accessible tours, and 3) expert Bruges accessible travel advice in our Accessibility Guide for Bruges. Our accessible travel agents can also arrange for wheelchair van or accessible train transportation from nearby cities including Brussels, Paris, and Antwerp.
“The holiday was excellent, everything that we wanted and then more! The hotel was outstanding! Sis and I just stood in our room with our jaws hitting the floor, it was wonderful to wake up in such beautiful surroundings every day. The staff were great and the facilities perfect, we couldn't have been anywhere better. Brugge itself was gorgeous and when we met Maurice on our guided tour, sis almost packed him up to come home with us! He was so knowledgeable, and we can't say enough about how much we enjoyed his company, thank you so much for arranging it, it was one of our highlights. This is just to say a very big THANK YOU!! and that comes from us all.” -Tania, Manual Wheelchair User, UK...Read more client feedback