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“The most romantic and adventurous way to discover Bruges”

Daily Balloon flights over Bruges

Fly with us… over 1000 years of history

See all the canals, churches, bridges and towers of Bruges, from our hot air balloon.

Call us +32.475.972.887

Bruges Ballooning

Join us for our daily hot air balloon rides above Bruges. Whether you’re a couple, a solo explorer, or part of a group, everyone is invited to soar in our majestic hot air balloons and experience the awe-inspiring adventure of a balloon flight over the historic center of Bruges.

What do I wear? Will it be cold?

NO, it is warmer! We have a very comfortable temperature up there. As we travel with the wind, there is no chill factor in the air.

And most of all: we have this nicely warm balloon over our heads.

Excellent safety record

The only balloon crew in Belgium that has had safety trainings to meet British CAA standards for commercial balloon operators since 2000, and now we also are proud of having full EASA certification. As a result, we have had zero injuries in over 4000 flights, flying more than 40,000 people.

Balloon flights over Bruges’ city center

Hot air balloon rides over Bruges - Bruges Ballooning

Morning Flight.

Nothing beats a morning flight. Sure you’ll have to get out of your bed really early, but that pays off because by 10AM, you’re back in Bruges to enjoy the rest of the day.

  • Pick-up from your hotel in Bruges, and return after the flight.
  • Group flights will take typically 4 to 10 persons. Our clients like small groups and we do too.
  • Pre-flight safety briefing by your pilot in command.
  • 1 hour sightseeing flight over Bruges and surroundings.
  • After-flight celebration with champagne.
  • Total event duration: appr. 4 hours.
  • Breakfast upon landing included; we serve croissants with tea or coffee, and some Belgian delicacies.
  • You’ll be back in the center of Bruges around 10 AM or earlier, in time for all your other activities in Bruges.
  • Questions and answers by your pilot. Feel free to ask what you want, whenever you want.
  • Passengers insurance throughout the flight.
  • Your booking is interchangeable for any evening flight !
Daily balloon rides Bruges

Afternoon Flight.

As it only gets dark between 9 PM and 11 PM in summer, take offs are planned around 7 PM, leaving a whole day for you to plan before getting to the flight.

  • Pick up from your hotel, b&b or from the Center of Bruges, and return after the flight.
  • Group flights will take typically 4 to 10 persons. We don’t use bigger baskets.
  • Pre-flight safety briefing by your pilot in command.
  • 1 hour sightseeing flight over Bruges and surroundings.
  • After-flight celebration with champagne, and some Belgian beers!
  • Total event duration: appr. 4 hours.
  • Questions and answers by your pilot. Feel free to ask what you want, whenever you want.
  • Pick up is between 5 PM and 7 PM, so before, you can enjoy a whole day in Bruges.
  • Flight certificate awards.
  • Passengers insurance throughout the flight
  • Your booking is interchangeable for any other flight, our calendar permitting.
Daily balloon flights in Bruges - Wedding proposal in a hot air balloon

Romantic flight for two.

Whenever you want, wherever you want… A small (big!) attention for your girlfriend or lifelong partner? Celebrate an anniversary ? Or propose marriage in the most original way…

  • Bruges flights: pick up from your hotel, and return after the flight.
  • Pre-flight safety briefing by your pilot in command.
  • 1 hour sightseeing flight, just you two and the pilot. Total duration of event appr. 4 hours.
  • Morning flights: breakfast upon landing included; we serve croissants with tea or coffee, and some Belgian delicacies.
  • After-flight celebration with champagne.
  • Evening flights: special treat with Belgian specialties after landing !
  • If you fancy an original Valentine’s present, give a very special gift or maybe propose to your partner,…this is your flight!
  • Questions and answers by your pilot. Feel free to ask what you want, whenever you want.
  • Passengers insurance throughout the flight.
Balloon ride over Bruges

Do we really fly over the city ?

Yes! Whilst hot air balloons cannot really control their direction, Bruges gives us some interesting features that make it possible to fly over the center most of the time.

Even if we cannot guarantee 100% that you will fly straight over the middle of the market square like the photo here, in most of the cases we do manage to have a very good and long look at Bruges’ medieval city center.

Balloon flights in Bruges: landing on a small road with a super happy family!
Balloon flights in Bruges: landing on a small road with a super happy family!

Timetable

Pick-up timetable balloon flights Bruges, Morning and Afternoon flights. Total adventure duration appr. 4 hours.

PeriodMorning flight pick-upAfternoon flight pick-upSunset
April 1-157 AM5.15 PM8.15 PM
April 16-306.30 AM6 PM9.00 PM
May6 AM6.30 PM9.30 PM
June6 AM7 PM10 PM
July6 AM7 PM10 PM
August 1-156.30 AM6.30 PM9 PM
August 16-317 AM5.30 PM8.30 PM
September 1-157 AM5 PM8 PM
September 16-307.30 AM4.30 PM7.30 PM
October8 AM4 PM7 PM

Pick-ups are done from any place in Bruges: your hotel, airbnb, the train station, … When you check in we’ll ask you where we can pick you up for the flight. After the adventure we’ll bring you back to any place in the center. This can be a restaurant, a bar or your place of stay. If you need to go back by train, we’ll bring you to the train station in time. This service is included.


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HEART WARMING COMMENTS FROM OUR PASSENGERS

  • star rating  Great experience. Fantastic flight above Bruge and surrounding. Very well organised. Surely recommend to all.

    dianedL1311MC
    August 15, 2020

    star rating  A fabulous and serene way to see Bruges with an early morning flight over Bruges and its surroundings. Simply fabulous with a pretty flawless landing in Holland! Would highly recommend.

    fase2019
    August 5, 2019

    star rating  This was by far the best part of our stay in Bruges. Christophe and Martin provided a great excursion. They pick you up from you hotel and drop you off... read more

    eric19w
    August 4, 2019
  • star rating  It was so fantastic to fly above the town of Brugge and the farm land beyond. I booked this as a special treat for my family. Our tween children loved... read more

    Zoe V
    July 29, 2019

    star rating  Leuke ervaring om de Brugse binnenstad te bezichtigen, samen met een fantastisch (professioneel) team. Vanaf het blazen van de ballon tot het opvouwen wordt je erbij betrokken, wat de belevenis... read more

    KoenV012
    June 27, 2016

    star rating  Heel mooie vlucht over vlaanderen. Brugge van een afstand maar direct over damme. De hele ervaring was zeer goed geregeld. Top.

    NicoB517
    September 3, 2016
  • star rating  We had an evening flight over Bruges. The views were amazing .We were picked up and returned to our apartment and the who experience is one we will will never... read more

    Ray H
    January 7, 2020

    star rating  We spent several days in Belgium, and then made our way to the Netherlands and Iceland. Our favorite part of the whole trip was our hot air ballon ride with... read more

    GLA410
    August 22, 2019

    star rating  We took a flight on evening in September during our stay in Bruges . An amazing experience. The visability was outstanding, we could see for miles and to see the... read more

    Ray H
    October 11, 2019
  • star rating  Geweldige ervaring: zweven boven Brugge en het Ommeland. Ook het opstijgen en he landen is een boeiende gebeurtenis!

    Myriefran
    April 21, 2016

    star rating  Just back from a long weekend break in Bruges and the highlight of our trip was our morning hot air balloon flight with Christophe. Fabulous experience!! Such a lovely calm... read more

    Martina M
    July 31, 2019

    star rating  Eerste ballonvlucht en wat een ervaring! Top team voor begeleiding en organisatie. Zalige avond, stralende zon, mooie vergezichten.

    1019Sofdan
    May 6, 2019
  • star rating  I would highly recommend this trip. After a few days in beautiful Bruges seeing it from the air way even better. The view also included seeing the ocean in... read more

    benjaminjh
    August 5, 2019

    star rating  Geweldige ervaring! Begeleiding en organisatie waren top! Werden meerdere keren gebeld om te bezien of het door kon gaan. Foto’s spreken voor zich :). Bedankt Christophe en Dries... read more

    189abdela
    October 8, 2019

    star rating  We took a flight on evening in September during our stay in Bruges . An amazing experience. The visability was outstanding, we could see for miles and to see the... read more

    Ray H
    October 10, 2019
  • star rating  Eind september zijn we met de avondvlucht meegegaan. Het weer zat echt goed mee, de zon scheen en er was geen wolkje aan de lucht. Er was ook weinig wind... read more

    Saminatorr
    October 14, 2018

    star rating  I would highly recommend this trip. After a few days in beautiful Bruges seeing it from the air way even better. The view also included seeing the ocean in... read more

    benjaminjh
    August 6, 2019

    star rating  Whilst on my first solo trip in Belgium I thought I would book a hot air balloon ride whilst in Bruges and I do not regret that decision. I was... read more

    Sophie2327
    September 19, 2019
  • star rating  It was a fun, exciting and beautiful first flight on a balloon over Bruges and its countryside for me Thank you so much Christophe!!!

    DamianoZag
    November 20, 2019

    star rating  From my first initial inquiry months before my trip, it was clear that our experience with Bruges Ballooning would be memorable. Christophe was quick to respond to my inquiries... read more

    Meredith A
    July 20, 2019

    star rating  Het was een geweldige ervaring! Vliegen boven en rond Brugge met een prachtig uitzicht. Goed georganiseerd, geweldig team. Genoten van de vlucht en zal zeker niet de laatste keer zijn!

    Mobile822374
    October 7, 2018
  • star rating  Super leuke activiteit om met vrienden of familie te doen. Het weer moet meezitten. Leuke luchtballonploeg is ook een goede reclame!!

    256lulu
    December 10, 2019

    star rating  Een geweldige manier om Brugge te zien. Professioneel team met ervaren piloot die de veiligheid hoog in het vaandel draagt. Je krijgt de dag zelf uitleg waar en wanneer je... read more

    398rosalied
    July 19, 2019

    star rating  Deze morgen met papa en broer genoten van een prachtige vlucht boven Brugge en omstreken. Alles was perfect geregeld. Bedankt Christophe en team! Hopelijk nog tot eens!

    saskia w
    April 20, 2019

FAQ

NO, it is warmer! We have a very comfortable temperature

up there: as we travel with the wind, there is no chill factor +

we have this nicely warm balloon over our heads.

We pick you up from your hotel in Bruges. Pick-up times

are around 7PM or 6AM.

While we gently float over Bruges’ historic centre, you can see some of the 100 castles, the woodlands, the countryside with many picturesque farms and even the North Sea.

We guarantee a fantastic flight of at least 1 hour, guided by highly trained pilots with excellent safety records.

Enjoy Champagne and a unique souvenir after the landing.

After the flight we drive you back to where you stay.

Don’t worry about losing too much time: after morning flights,

you’ll be back around 10 AM. For afternoon/evening flights, we

pick up around 6 PM. Do check with us for exact hours.

Of course the very best thing, is the balloon flight over the historical center. But we suggest some alternative fun things to do in Bruges after your flight, or in case weather didn’t permit you to go up.

  • Bike rides; you can rent bicycles in a lot of different places. Go for a guided tour that takes you outside the city walls. That way you’ll enjoy the real Flemish landscape.
  • Eat: there are a lot of good restaurants in Bruges, and unfortunately also some less tasty places. Du Phare is not overpriced and one of our favourites. Some restaurants around the market square are to be avoided if the food is more important than the view for you!
  • Walk a lot! Everything in Bruges is easily walkable, the city is very small.

See our Timetable. An evening flight in Bruges will typically start with you being picked up wherever you are, around 6PM or 7PM. The whole experience takes 3-4 hours.

You’ll be dropped off anywhere you like in Bruges between 9PM and 11PM latest. If you need to catch the train back to Brussels, we’ll get you to the station in time!

A morning flight in Bruges will typically start with you being picked up wherever you are, around 6AM to 7AM. The whole experience takes 3-4 hours.

You’ll be dropped off anywhere you like in Bruges between 9AM to 11AM the latest.

Belgium is one of the busiest hot air balloon countries in the world, not without reason. The diversity in landscapes is enormous. Views change from city centers to farmer’s fields in a few minutes. But especially around Bruges, where more than 100 castles surround this magical city, you get to see polder landscapes, the North Sea, the Dutch border (some of our balloon flights even end in Holland), woods, little villages and nature areas.

Very much, the geographical situation of Brugge, close to the North Sea, makes that there are generally less clouds, less showers and more sun than in the rest of Belgium.

First of all we cross the city, with all its canals, churches, bridges and towers. After that, it’s time to relax to the view of farms, cows and horses and farmer’s fields, in a mixture with many small villages that are so typically for this Flemish landscape. Around Bruges, there also a lot of medieval and more modern castles. On every flight, we do get to see at least a few of those castles, sometimes 10 or 20 !

Yes, we have capacity for 60 persons every day. There are special group rates and we do custom made trips with special treats after landing, like cheese-fondue in very field where we have landed in.

Some good reasons to join us on a balloon flight over Bruges

NO FLIGHT – NO PAY

Recognizing that many of our clients come from outside Bruges or Belgium, we offer tickets for exclusive balloon flights on specific days. If adverse weather forces the cancellation of all your booked adventures during your Bruges visit, rest assured – we promise a 100% refund.

Affordable Balloon Flights in Bruges.

Compared to other destinations like France, Switzerland, Kenya, or Tanzania, our Bruges balloon flights are budget-friendly. By minimizing reliance on a large sales office and streamlining bookings through our website, we eliminate the need for an extensive team to handle rescheduling. Instead, we promptly refund you when weather conditions disrupt your scheduled balloon flight.

Top-tier Safety Record

Since our establishment in 2000, we proudly stand as the first balloon crew in Belgium with safety training meeting British CAA standards for commercial balloon operators. Boasting a flawless record with zero injuries over 4000 flights carrying more than 40,000 passengers, we’ve been fully compliant with the latest EASA-safety standards since 2014.

Personalized Service and Attention

Opting for a personal approach in our daily hot air balloon rides over Bruges, we choose purpose-designed passenger balloons to maintain the highest safety standards for passenger transport. This allows us to share our passion, engaging in face-to-face conversations about captivating hot air balloon stories while guiding you through the flight.

Enjoyable Adventures in Bruges!

Each balloon flight is a unique experience, with diverse individuals from various countries joining together. After landing, we celebrate your courage with champagne, beers, and most importantly, lots of fun! Whether it’s laughter sparked by a humorous encounter with a farmer, greetings from people in their backyards, or the communal task of packing up the balloon, you’ll find this to be the most relaxed and interactive way to meet people from different nationalities.

30 years of Expertise

Our pilots undergo thorough screening, with only those demonstrating proven safety over many years and extensive flying experience on various balloon types considered suitable for our company.

High-Quality Balloon Flights

We adhere to a strict quality standard — no quality, no flight. Even when technically feasible to fly in weather conditions such as mist or rain, if we believe the experience would be subpar, we will inform you honestly. We provide the option to reschedule for the next available slot or offer a full refund.

Train ticket refund

For those staying in Brussels, we assist in reaching Bruges by reimbursing your train ticket up to €15.00 per person. This often covers the ticket cost; simply show the ticket to the pilot, and we’ll take care of the rest. Additionally, we ensure you’re dropped off at the train station in time for the last train back. Please note that this offer cannot be combined with other promotions.

Any questions?

Call us by phone, viber, whatsapp,… on +32.four seven five. 972.887

Bruges Ballooning in media & TV

Watch our appearance in “ESPAÑOLES EN EL MUNDO” from RTVE (Spanish TV), watch from 7’48”:

https://www.rtve.es/play/videos/espanoles-en-el-mundo/espanoles-mundo-belgica-ana/939446/

Check us out at 43” and at 51” in this commercial ‘Live in the Grey’ campaign:

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/live-in-the-grey-campaign_n_2808097

Watch some Youtube Video’s on Christophe Saeys, owner and pilot, and some other video’s featuring our Balloon Flights over Bruges:

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