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.
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).
Andy an excellent and relaxed host, guiding us to scenic spots with some of his own shots to inspire us. Never overbearing and very helpful, assisting both beginner and more... read more
This is a really fantastic way to explore and get a feel for the city outside of the normal tour routine. I did the 10am "Edges of Bruges" tour/workshop which... read more
What a fantastic way to see this beautiful city. Andy took me to perfect locations for getting amazing photographs. Not only did he improve my skills in such... read more
Andy is an amazing and very personable guide. After just two hours we felt we had made a friend for life. We've taken his tour before and keep coming back... read more
Our cruise ship visited Brugge, Belgium, and we got to go on another tour of Brugge with Andy McSweeney of Phototourbrugge. We really enjoyed our tour with him after... read more
What a fantastic 2 hours! This tour was the most fun thing I did on my trip. Not only did I get tips for taking better photos, but we got... read more
This is an excellent tour. Andy is so organized. He took us to various photo spots. He showed us photos he has taken there - different photo... read more
When travelling to Brugge,, the first thing to do is to find your hotel and drop off your luggage. The second thing to do is to book a photo tour... read more
Amazing photo tour, Andy accompanied me and my wheelchair to the wonderful places of Bruges, giving me directions, suggestions and advice. I am very happy to have met Andy and... read more
Top 5 Frequently Asked Questions
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.
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.
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.