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Brussels: Guided Walking Tour

1. Brussels: Guided Walking Tour

Get an overview of the fascinating city of Brussels, with a tour through the medieval and Baroque city, the industrial city, the bourgeois city, and on to modern Brussels. This tour ensures you get to see all the parts of this multi-faceted city. With your informative tour guide, learn about the city’s museums, where the best bars and local beers are, and where to buy the best chocolate at a reasonable price. Your guide will also answer any practical questions you might have about restaurants, attractions, nightlife, or even just getting around on public transport. During your walking tour of the city, the tour will be split into two different areas: the Upper City and Lower City. The tour is structured this way to help you better understand the origins and historic development of Brussels.  During your tour of the Lower City, you will see highlights such as The Grand Palace, The Everard t'Serclaes monument on Charles Buls street, The Manneken Pis and Grands Carmes street, Marché au Charbon street, Anspach Boulevard, The covering of the Senne, Riches Claires street and Grande Île street and The Saint-Géry island amongst many others.  Whilst perusing through the Upper city, you'll notice a very different style. During this portion of the tour you will see landmarks such as The Grand Place, the power of merchants, The Galeries Royales St Hubert, The Mort Subite, The Cathedral of St. Michael and St. Gudula (visit inside: stained glass windows, the Chapel of the Blessed Sacrament, the pulpit), The Royal Park, the Royal Palace, the Royal Square and The Palace of Coudenberg amongst many others.

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Brussels: Capital of Beer Exploration Game & Old Town Tour

2. Brussels: Capital of Beer Exploration Game & Old Town Tour

Be led on an exciting self-guided tour around Brussels’ Old Town where you play the role of a brewer on a quest to discover the best beer recipe in town. See the most famous drinking places in Brussels and learn about Belgium's rich beer culture. Download the app, go to the starting point, and begin the adventure. Follow clues that will take you to fascinating drinking places and attractions around the Old Town. Unlock secret stories of the places you visit on your beer-themed journey. See the Bourse Fountain, Belgian Brewers Museum, Carillon of the Mont des Arts, the Statue of Peter the Great, and many more. Walkthrough the most beautiful city square in Belgium - the magnificent Grand Place. Explore the favorite bars of the Belgian surrealist painter René Magritte and French poet Charles Baudelaire.   Use the clues to lead you from one site to another. Each clue provides you with exact directions so you won't need a map, GPS, or guide. Complete the tour in about 1.5 hours, however, there’s no time limit, allowing you to go at your own pace.  Play as a group or split into smaller groups/teams and compete against the others. Each person can also play on their own, separate from the group, and meet the group at the end of the tour.

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Brussels: Outdoor City Escape Game With Drinks

3. Brussels: Outdoor City Escape Game With Drinks

Want to know what happened last night in Brussels? The game starts in the middle of the city, in the basement of an old bar. Meet with your game master, pick up the gear and download the app that will help you in your quest. With your friends/colleagues and a good sense of adventure, walk about 3km, discover Brussels, and stop by some bars for refreshments. Solve riddles, unlock free drinks, and continue the hunt. The game lasts about 2h and 30 minutes.

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Brussels: Chocolate Workshop and Guided Walking Tour

4. Brussels: Chocolate Workshop and Guided Walking Tour

Brussels is the home of the sumptuous praline and Belgium reigns supreme as a champion chocolate nation. On this 4-hour tour indulge your sweetest tooth and get to know Belgian chocolates like never before. Pound the pavements of the chocolate capital as you visit the top chocolate shops with a knowledgeable local guide. They will point out the major sights as you stroll and explain the history of how the city became so famous for its mouth-watering treats. Your walk will take you through the historic Grand Place, known to some as the most beautiful square in the world. Also see the Manneken Pis, pass the antique stores of the Sablon and visit the oldest chocolate shop in the city. Get free samples and taste the chocolate goodness as you explore. Learn how to make real Belgian pralines for yourself in a fun and informative workshop. As they are made with real cream or alcoholic fillings they will need to be eaten straight away; but then how could you resist? This delicious walking adventure will let you discover an authentic side to Brussels like no other tour.

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Brussels: Clue-Solving City Exploration Game

5. Brussels: Clue-Solving City Exploration Game

Play detective for the day as you enjoy a top-secret mission to explore the picturesque sights of Brussels! Solve challenges on your phone with friends and family, and unlock directions to your next location while admiring the city's most incredible spots. Admire the many gems that Brussels has to offer en route, from the Black Tower, and the Grand-Place, to le Mont des Arts. Take on the role of Olympus Peraux, a world-famous detective hired by Princess Astrid of Sweden to investigate her own security for an upcoming wedding with Prince Leopold of Belgium. Learn the history of Brussels while having fun during this exciting 2-3 hour game. Play on your own, with a group, or in competition with another team.

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Hard Rock Cafe Brussels Skip-the-Line Entrance

6. Hard Rock Cafe Brussels Skip-the-Line Entrance

Get ready to rock in Brussels at the Hard Rock Cafe in the city’s historic Grand Place. See priceless pieces from legends such as John Lennon, The Who, Sex Pistols, and Elvis Presley, as well as more contemporary curiosities, such as a stage costume worn by Madonna. The dining areas include upscale design features and innovative technology, including the interactive Rock Wall Solo, enabling fans to explore the world’s greatest rock ‘n’ roll memorabilia, and tour all of the Hard Rock's 174 global venues virtually. Pick from a menu of classic American fare and signature cocktails, with the choice of 3 options as follows: Gold Menu (2-course): Choice of main course - • Original Legendary burger (black Angus steak) • Moving Mountains burger (vegan) • Grilled chicken sandwich • Twisted mac, chicken, and cheese pasta • Grilled chicken caesar salad • Tupelo chicken tenders Dessert - • Brownie Choice of beverage - • One soft drink, coffee, or tea Diamond Menu (3-course):  Starter - • Fresh salad Choice of main course - • Original Legendary burger (black Angus steak) • Moving Mountains burger (vegan) • Smoked BBQ combo • Grilled salmon • Twisted mac, chicken, and cheese pasta • Steak salad • BBQ chicken Dessert - • Chocolate cake Choice of one beverage -  • One soft drink, coffee, or tea

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Brussels: Grand City Bus Tour

7. Brussels: Grand City Bus Tour

Who hasn’t dreamt of seeing Brussels? A tour of Brussels is a good introduction to Belgium. Discover the ancient buildings of the city and its splendid modern part on board the bus. Your tour will begin at the majestic Grand Place from where the coach will take you to Saint-Michael’s cathedral.  Visit the widely known Atomium and pass by the Chinese pavilion and Japanese Tower. From the Royal Residence you will return to the city center to visit the Sablon area, with its numerous antique shops, while passing the Palace of Justice and Royal Palace. The next part of your tour covers the district in which you will see the headquarters of the European Parliament and Commission. Choose between a private and a shared option.

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Brussels: Express Tour with Belgian Lunch, Chocolate, & Beer

8. Brussels: Express Tour with Belgian Lunch, Chocolate, & Beer

Meet your guide on Grand Place for the start of this 3.5-hour food tour of Brussels, and sample traditional Belgian sweet treats as you learn why the city is so famous for its mouthwatering chocolates, often filled with real cream or alcohol. Then, discover the city’s astonishing range of quality beers and artisan brews. Sample some of the most traditional in one of the oldest taverns in Brussels. Your guide will help unravel some of the mysteries of Belgian beer. Next, get a taste of the local cuisine with tastings of mussels, served with fresh herbs and flavorful vegetables in a stock of butter and white wine. Try some frites served in paper cones with mayonnaise on the side. You can also try other Belgian dishes, such as beef stew, waterzooi, and salmon. Complete your foodie experience with some delicious waffles, topped with whipped cream and strawberries.

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Brussels 3-Hour Guided Art Nouveau Tour

9. Brussels 3-Hour Guided Art Nouveau Tour

Enjoy a 3-hour guided tour on Art Nouveau architecture and Victor Horta. The tour will be led by a local Brussels guide. Discover the most beautiful and impressive Art Nouveau projects by architects who mastered the art of combining iron, glass, wood and stone into an infinite variety of different forms. The tour starts at the Grand-Place at 10:00. From there you’ll take the tram to the Bailli district, the famous village within the city that has the largest number of Art Nouveau buildings in Brussels. The program ends in front of the Victor Horta Museum. Detailed Itinerary: Old England House (Music Instrument Museum) Hotel Tassel, built by Victor Horta in 1893-1894 Van Rysselberghe House, built by Ocatave Van Rysselberghe in 1912 Hotel Otlet, built by Ocatave Van Rysselberghe and Henry van de Velde from 1894-1898 Hotel Goblet d’Alviella, built by Ocatave Van Rysselberghe in 1882 Hotel Ciamberlani, built by Paul Hankar in 1897 The house of painter René Janssens, built by Paul Hankar in 1898 Architect Armand Van Waesberghe The Beukman house, built by Albert Roosenboom in 1900 The private home of architect Paul Hankar Victor Horta Museum

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Brussels: 2-Hour Guided Walking Tour of Historic Center

10. Brussels: 2-Hour Guided Walking Tour of Historic Center

Book an advanced reservation for Brussels’s popular free city tour and enjoy an informative 2-hour walking tour of the city’s main attractions. Learn about the city's history from passionate expert guides. These local guides offer their services for free in the belief that you deserve the best possible tour, no matter what your travel budget is. Because they work for their tips, every tour is consistently one of the best. Listen to your guide as they walk you through the history of Brussels, from its origins as a muddy village on the Zenne River, to its current status as the Political Capital of Europe. Travel along unique routes that you won't find on other tours, and hear previously untold stories. See the famous Grand Place and discover the city’s historic center. Pass the Manneken Pis, stroll by the Royal Galleries, enjoy a panoramic view from Mont des Arts and much more. Discover history in an entertaining and accessible way, and enjoy one of the most popular tours in the city.

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What people are saying about Grand-Place

Overall rating

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based on 1,927 reviews

I’ve played a couple of these and this one was the best! Good location specific history and information. We didn’t even finish it because it led us to such cool bars

This place was super fun! We have kids ranging from 12-2 and they all loved it. I honestly thought this place was going to be a bust BUT I WAS WRONG. So worth it

The ambience is great and the burger was good, but I don't have to have it a second time.

Very enthusiastic guide and explained well the city monuments

Excellent guide tour, with inspiring and fun guide James!