While he is excited about facing the top clubs, Bruce is also aware that it will be vital for Hull to pick up points regularly at the KC Stadium.
"Our home games are going to be key," said the defender.
"The first one against Norwich you would look at as a vital one to try and pick up some points and I can't wait for that one.
"The KC will be bouncing that day - the club's first Premier League home game for three years. It will be a big occasion and I think it could be reminiscent of the Cardiff game on the final day of last season in terms of it being a bit of a carnival atmosphere.
"As exciting as the season is going to be, we can't get overawed by it all. We have to remember that there is a job to do and we're looking forward to getting stuck into it."