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Procession of the Holy Blood

Procession of the Holy Blood

Ascension Day in Bruges

Join RTT on this special tour to Bruges for the Procession of the Holy Blood. This ritual has endured many centuries, continuing to depict the passion and resurrection of Jesus Christ each year. Of the many stories told about how the cloth stained with the blood of Christ arrived in Bruges, the most popular one recounts the Count of Flanders, Thierry d ‘Alsace, retrieving it during the second crusade. The relic was presented to him by his brother-in-law Baldwin III of Jerusalem, relocated to St. Basil the Great’s basilica and put under the protection of the Noble Brotherhood of the Holy Blood.

The relic is displayed on Fridays, before and after mass to be honored by the faithful. The pinnacle of this age-old ritual is celebrated on Ascension Day, when bishops and prelates carry the shrine through the streets of Bruges in a colorful procession. Bells ring out as the clerics and 1,500 faithful, dressed in medieval costumes, pass through the cobblestone streets. The day will also provide plenty of free time to explore all the cultural delights of Bruges. Beautiful architecture, Belgian chocolate, microbreweries, museums, great food and more can all be found in this magical medieval town.

Booking Details


  • ЄTBA Adults
  • ЄTBA Children
  • Not recommended for children under 3 years of age

 Departures Dates

Month Dates Month Dates
Jan 2019  --  Jul 2019  --
Feb 2019  --  Aug 2019  --
Mar 2019  --  Sep 2019  --
Apr 2019  --  Oct 2019  --
May 2019  --  Nov 2019  --
Jun 2019  --  Dec 2019  --

 Pick Up Time & Place

  • Departs TBA
  • Returns TBA
  • Main Chapel Parking Lot, Ramstein AFB. Please park toward center of the lot.


  • Round Trip Deluxe Coach
  • RTT Tour Guide

 Not Included
Meals, beverages, entrance fees not specifically mentioned as “included" and items of a personal nature.
 Cancellation Policy
  • From day of booking until 14 days prior €15 of tour price, per person.
  • From 13 days until 2 days prior 50% of tour price, per person.
  • Later Cancellations - No refunds.
  • No Show - No Refund
 Required Documents
All participants must be in possession of a valid US tourist passport during the tour.
 Child Safety
German law requires ALL child passengers, regardless of size or age, to have a seat on a bus and use an approved safety seat provided by the customer.
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