City Break to Bruges

Beautiful Flemish architecture, cobblestone paths and serene canals connects the city of Bruges to the sea. Sail from Dunkirk and arrive for your short city break in Bruges in an hour.

This beautiful city is a UNESCO World Heritage City Centre with its elegant style, medieval buildings, restaurants, canals and culture – there is so much to see and enjoy. ​

  • Sail from Dover-Dunkirk or Calais 
  • Capital city short break – made easy
  • Beautiful city break destination
  • City centre hotel

There is a £50 supplement for bookings made 24 hours before departure.​

​​​​​​​​*All prices based on 2 people sharing.​ From price based on bookings made more than 48 hours before departure.  


Our Dover-Dunkirk crossing takes 2 hours and our crossing from Dover to Calais takes just 90 minutes. Our ports in France have convenient and easy access to the French motorway network, meaning you can enjoy a smooth drive to Bruges from whichever port you arrive in.

Our onboard facilities mean time flies, from restaurants to bars, shopping to our Pirate's Island play area, there's entertainment for the whole family.


A city for all seasons


Visit Bruges any time of the year and you're sure to fall in love. From blooming daffodils at Begijnhof and the canal's goslings in the spring, to festivals across the city in the summer. 

Watch green fade as trees and buildings alike are enveloped in red and orange in autumn or wait until winter for the most charming Christmas markets.

Our Hotels


Wander through Bruges' medieval streets and find yourself in awe at the limitless beauty of the city. Visit the medieval Belfry and climb its steep and winding staircase to the top for outstanding views of the city. There's also the Grote Markt, Basilica of the Holy Blood and the grand City Hall. Pick up fries from a stall, with mayonnaise, of course, and take a trip to a true Belgian chocolatier. You also have to try the local beer, and make sure to order the Flemish beef stew. ​

See it all with ease when you stay in the 3 star Martin's Hotel which is just seconds from the Belfry Though a traditionally Flemish exterior, the inside is unmistakably modern. 

Martin's Hotel​

Bourgogne des Flandres Brewery


Boasting the real taste of Bruges is the Bourgogne des Flandres brewery located right behind Martins Hotel. The brewery dates back to 1825 and the beer is brewed onsite. It provides an authentic Flemish taste that has survived centuries. With regular, interactive tours and audio guides, learn about the history of co​mpany and the brewing processes. Enjoy a free seasonal beer when you book a tour and show your DFDS booking confirmation. Stop for a drink in the brewery bar and head out on the terrace to take in the views of the canals and surrounding architecture.

Belgian beer guide

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