A swan cleans on a blue-watered day in a canal, Bruges Belgium. Photo by Photo Tour Brugge

Private Photo Tour

With daily open group photo tours proven to get you better photography results in Brugge & beyond, sometimes you may want us to yourself for full focus & flexibility.

Offered towards getting the most out of our time together & truly for everyone from casual smartphone to dedicated pro. Choose from one of our hugely popular themes (Edges, Essential, Hidden, Night), or we can build a custom tour around your specific requests and needs.

Photography workshop, tight focus on locations only, or just a “bit of both”… the choice is entirely yours and you’ll even have a copy of your guide Andy’s photo book to remember the time together.

It’s about what excites YOU and your camera in Brugge, let’s get together for some great photos!

Private Photo Tours Include

  • Full Focus: No unknown group, just you and your photo guide Andy.
  • Length of Private Tour: 3 hours (2 hours on open tours).
  • Flexible start time: First light or deep in the dark: No problem.
  •  Choose from the proven routes & times or custom itinerary/theme.
  • Optional hotel pickup (within city ring) or our usual spot.
  • Maximum 4 photographers per tour of your choice.
  •  Free reschedule (as available) up to 1hr before tour.
  • Cancel up to 3 days before = 50% refund.

Reviews of Photo Tour Brugge

We’re proud to have over 600 “Excellent” reviews on Tripadvisor since 2012.

Feel free to see the most recent 9 reviews below (and all the others via this link).

      Today I did one of the photo walks with Andy for the first time.I am a novice but a enthusiast when it comes to photography and I learned a lot on his tour. He was very professional and easy going. I also got to know...More

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      The photography tour with Andy was very interesting and informative.. learnt new photography styles.

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      Last Friday I toured Brugge with Andy and 2 other guests. Andy was very responsive to my questions leading up to the tour. He was at the meeting spot on time and he was very nice to spend the morning with. Andy helped us by...More

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      Taking the morning Photo Tour with Andy in Brugge more than exceeded my expectations. He is open and friendly and immediately makes you feel comfortable and at ease. He is very skillful at recognizing the level of photography you are at and gearing his interactions...More

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      Andy was great! Truly knowledgeable about photography - my slr camera had a number of issues which he immediately was able to fix some settings on. We were the only ones who booked so the tour was private - bonus. My husband was a non...More

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      I am so happy to have had the chance to explore the streets of Bruges with Andy. His card was at the front desk of my hotel. I only had 2 days in Bruges, so wasn't sure if he'd be available. He was and I...More

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      I am so glad I was able to hook up with Andy. Not only is he thoroughly familiar with Bruges he is also a skilled photographer with an ability to gently guide you in the right direction when it comes to locations, shot possibilities and...More

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      Andy was a good teacher and helped me see with a new eye and also gave great suggestions on camera adjustments. He have lots of information and I went back the next day to the same spots to absorb it all.

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      I had a great time on my personal photo tour with professional photographer Andy who gave me, a beginner, many helpful tips on setting up and using my DLSR. Andy provided historical content to many of the beautiful sites this picturesque city has to offer...More

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Top 5 Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is a “photo tour”?

A photo tour (as we offer it) is a city tour with a strong focus on photography, both in seeing the city through the a photographer’s perspective as well as improved results in the photos you’ll take.

On Photo Tour Brugge & with your guide Andy, we offer sample photos on location as well as photo advice tailored to your specific skill and interest.

Basically, Part city tour, part workshop… With of course a portrait option (here) since Andy loves such things too. 😉

2. What kind of camera/experience do I need to bring?

Any camera from your smartphone or compact to DSLR/mirrorless to medium and large format is quite suitable for this tour.

(As your guide Andy says: “It’s not the car, it’s the driver that counts.”)

Whether you’re beginner or intermediate or pro (or even just looking for a unique tour experience), we’ll happily offer optional technical & creative advice as well as sample photos on location to help improve your photography both in Brugge & beyond.

An umbrella covers from the rain on a stretch of canals in Brugge Belgium. Photo by Photo Tour Brugge.

3. What’s your cancellation policy (especially in rain)?

Our full refund policy is via this link but here’s the short version:

Open tours are 50% refundable up to 1 week beforehand, private tours up to 3 days beforehand minus the 75€ deposit. Overall, we’re also flexible and sympathetic as possible if something unexpected comes up.

In case of rain: We push on in very light drizzle (and offer you a free camera cover to help), in case of heavy or dangerous rain we will usually offer rescheduling or you can cancel for a 50% refund until 1hr before the tour starts.

See our full cancellation policy here.

4. Can I bring my friend/partner/child along? (+1 non camera friend)

Each tour guest on open and private tours may bring one additional “+1 non camera friend” at no extra charge.

That guest may take absolutely no photos during the tour (including on the smartphone), but is otherwise a welcome to listen in and chat as time permits.

5. How do I book online?

That’s too easy! 🙂 Simply click any of the “book now” buttons (or this link) and you’ll be taken to the booking calendar for both open & private tours. For private tours you can also click this link to go straight to the private tour booking form.

Bonus FAQ: Does this mean you don’t offer photo portraits?

We do happily offer photo portraits via this link and next to that: Always happy to take a  photo or two of you on the regular tour option as time permits.

More Questions? Check out the full all FAQs or Contact us

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220€ per private photo tour

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Includes up to 4 photographers of your choice.

(more than 4? contact us for a quote.)

Free copy of “Being in Brugge” Photo Book!

With every private tour you book, you will also receive a signed softcover edition of your guide Andy’s 58 page photography book “Being in Brugge: Favourites so Far” (25€ value).

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