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

1. Brussels: Walking Tour with Belgian Lunch, Chocolate, & Beer

Meet your guide on Grand Place to start this 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.

Brussels: City Highlights Walking Tour and Food Tasting

2. Brussels: City Highlights Walking Tour and Food Tasting

I will take you for a walk and talk about the history of Brussels while at every stop we make, you will taste famous Belgian chocolates from the best chocolatier, beer tasting in a local bar, best waffles or best fries in the centre. If you want to enjoy your stay in Brussels, book it when you arrive so I can make great suggestions on what to see or where to eat. You will see Grand-Place while I will explain the background of it along with its history and how are all the buildings shaped throughout their history. You will Royal Galleries St-Hubert, one of the first shopping arcades in Europe and understand the motives and reasons behind it. You will see a beautiful musical clock, and a hill surrounded by art and street performances. The hill provides one of the best photo locations in the city. You will hear about the history of this place and what conflict was created between the king and the mayor. Famous boy of Belgium. You will see this famous peeing boy doing what he always does while listening to the stories behind his existence. Also the peeing girl and the dog! Majestic stock exchange building of 19th century. Now on renovation to become a beer museum! A beautiful place surrounded by bars and some dinner locations

Brussels: Belgian Beer Tasting Tour

3. Brussels: Belgian Beer Tasting Tour

Learn the history of the best beer in the world on a tasting tour through the historic heart of Brussels. Experience first-hand why UNESCO included Belgian beer on its intangible cultural heritage of humanity list in 2016 as you sample a selection of 6 beers. Wander down the atmospheric alleys to find characteristic venues such as L’Imaige Nostre-Dame, said to be almost as old as the city itself. Hear about different brews, including the famous beers made at Trappist monasteries, and learn the secrets about how they are all made. Join the locals in popular venues, such as the family-owned A La Mort Subite and the traditional A la Bécasse beer hall. Marvel at the wide selection of beers on offer at the Delirium Cafe, and enjoy a drink inside the iconic Le Cirio bar and brasserie on Grand-Place.   

Brussels: Belgian Chocolate, Beer, and Fries Tasting Tour

4. Brussels: Belgian Chocolate, Beer, and Fries Tasting Tour

On our chocolate, beer and fries tasting chocolate tour of Brussels, we start with a tasting of six pralines, made by authentic Belgian master chocolatiers such as Pierre Marcolini and Mery’s. Also, from the new generation of Chocolatiers like master chocolatier Jitsk, who has been researching further and has come up with new fusions of different flavours and smells. We will be delighted in tasting a unique fusion of flavours: mango with yuzu, cassis with black pepper, coffee with coconut spices, lime kefir with potato vodka, curry with raisins and salted macadamia, … All these blends covered with dark chocolate, a higher temptation. Yeah, Brussels doesn’t just smell like chocolate, it tastes like chocolate. After finishing the chocolate tasting, we will then go to one of the capital’s iconic bars to try out two spontaneously fermented beers-typical of Brussels -they are still brewed with wild yeast. Afterwards, we will savour the wonderful “frites” or French fries, in a typical “frietkot” (Frites stall), which is also the only left in the city centre that still fries potatoes in the traditional way We will certainly try them with a good sauce of our choice. It makes our mouths watering, doesn’t it? We finish our tour at a famous bar in the city centre, tasting two beers whose recipes were created by monks of the Trappist abbeys and are top-fermented beers.

Brussels Old Town: Capital of Beer City Exploration Game

5. Brussels Old Town: Capital of Beer City Exploration Game

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.

Brussels: Discover Belgium's Breweries with a Local

6. Brussels: Discover Belgium's Breweries with a Local

Start your day by meeting your guide and group at the designated meeting point. After a brief meet and greet with your friendly guide, you will head off to your first stop of the day. Begin the excitement with a trip to one of the city's most popular chocolate stores. Thanks to this take-away formule, you’ll discover a pallet of aromas and tastes in combination with a high quality beer. Before the tasting can start, you'll explore some of the favourite beers of your fellow group members thanks to some beer windows on the way to your first stop. Discover some of Belgium's proud brewing traditions and find out some of the secrets behind its wide range of delicious beers. Make your first stop at one of the city’s most popular bars, and taste your first beer. Swap thoughts on the flavour and notes, and soak up the convivial spirit as you chat to your guide and group. Trappist or Lambic beers can be enormously surprising when matched with some chocolate or other local delicacies to enjoy the full Belgian beer-and-food experience. From here, move on to other lively beer haunts, including some hidden gems loved by and known only to the locals. You'll be taken to places ranging from the most trendy to most medieval, in order to satisfy every age group on the tour. Over the course of the tour, sample a selection of bigger brands and craftwork brews, tasting a gutsy mix from malty, hoppy, fruity, reddish, and herby beers to sour and triple varieties. Explore the youngest or oldest brewery in town where you can sample craft beers like Lambic or younger styles like Barley wine. In between all the brew kettles, you'll discover how malt and hops find their way into the kettle, followed by the fermentation room stories, where all the magic happens. As you approach the end of your tour, you will venture to the last beer location for the day to try a truly unique, fresh beer. You will also be entertained with stories of the beer queen and king. Your tour will conclude in central Brussels where your guide will say farewell.

Brussels: Private Beers, Bars, and Live Music Tour by Night

7. Brussels: Private Beers, Bars, and Live Music Tour by Night

Join a friendly local guide for an authentic experience of Brussels after dark. Explore the ultra-trendy Quai aux Briques neighborhood, stopping off at some of the city’s best breweries and bars along the way. Enjoy a night out the way you like it – whether it’s listening to live music, sampling beer at a brewery, or sipping wine at a rooftop bar. Be paired with guides that are passionate about the place they call home and who choose to spend their free time sharing it with like-minded travelers matched to them. Meet your guide at the Quai aux Briques, a popular hub of relaxed nightlife stretching along the length of a rectangular pool. There you can listen to live music and enjoy drinks and dancing at Madame Moustache. Alternatively, visit Au Bassin, a trendy brewery where you can enjoy local beers (Belgium has over 1,100 original brews) in an old port warehouse. Stroll through the vibrant city at night, peering into crowded venues loved by locals as you make your way to the Grand Place in the city center. Once there, see attractions such as the King's House as well as opulent guildhalls. Head to a typical pub such as Poechenellekelder - where you can sip a cold one with a few traditional bar snacks, or visit L'Archiduc - an 80-year-old Art Deco-style cocktail bar with its own art gallery. If you still have time to kill, end your night at one of Brussels’ relaxed rooftop bars, with the Play Label Rooftop highly recommended.

Brussels: Highlights & Hidden Gems Private Walking Tour

8. Brussels: Highlights & Hidden Gems Private Walking Tour

Join an enthusiastic local guide on an off-the-beaten-track experience of Brussels with a personalized tour of the city center. Marvel at the city’s history, culture, and impressive architecture as you’re led down its most exciting streets. You'll be paired with guides that are passionate about the place they call home and who choose to spend their free time sharing it with like-minded travelers matched to them. Meet your guide in the heart of Brussels to see iconic attractions like the Grand Place, the Royal Palace of Brussels, and the opulent guildhalls that make this square one of the most beautiful in Europe.  Explore the city’s urban art scene as you’re led down streets lined with mind-bending murals and quirky comic stores.  Once you’ve sifted through piles of vintage comics, make your way to the famous Tintin Comic Mural, a larger-than-life mural of the iconic character decorating the side of an unassuming gift shop. Head to your next landmark in the city center, Mannekin Pis, a bronze fountain sculpture of a urinating boy designed by Jérôme Duquesnoy the Elder in the early 1600s. Grab some on-the-go Belgian Frites (twice-cooked, thick-cut fries) on your way to the European Quarter, home to the headquarters of one of the most powerful political institutions in the world – the European Union. Back in the city center, stroll through the stunning 19th-century shopping arcade, Royal Saint-Hubert Galleries, and window-shop to your heart’s content, and wind down with a Belgian beer and a light bite at a favorite local cafe.  End your day sampling creative chocolate treats at the city’s chocolatiers and quirky chocolate boutiques and then exploring the African Quarter’s unique bars, Congolese restaurants, and cool jazz clubs.

Brussels: Private Gourmet Tour with Food and Drink Tastings

9. Brussels: Private Gourmet Tour with Food and Drink Tastings

Indulge in the culinary treats that have brought fame to Belgian cuisine, from decadent waffles to savory dishes. Walk around Brussels with an expert guide and get an insider's look into the cuisine, culture, architecture, and history of the city. During the tour, capture the spirit of Brussels as your guide shows you the most impressive places in the Old Town, such as the Royal Museum of Fine Arts, Manneken Pis, Place St. Gery, Place Ste. Catherine, and the Royal Palace. Hear about the legend of Belgium fries (frites) and the special way to prepare them. Better yet, find out for yourself why the sauce served with them is considered a gourmet specialty at one of the tasting stops. Learn about the surprisingly high number of different beers produced in Belgium, and have the chance to try 2. Discover the best places to try chocolate and the famous Belgian waffles, too.

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Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 8 reviews

10/10 would recommend. Great quality and quantity for the money you pay. You get basically two full meals. 1 of muscles and 1 beef stew. If you don’t like either of those option our tour guide even went the extra mile to get you something you’ll like. Great knowledgeable guide and the beers/waffle were what you need to experience and get your trip started.

Had a great time on this tour, it’s a great tour to start your trip in Brussels with. You learn a lot about the history of the city and where to go for food and drinks. The guide was very wonderful and informative and made the experience that much better.

This tour was amazing!!!! We had so much fun. The beer, chocolate, and traditional mussels/beef stew were great!! I would do this over and over again anytime I came back to Brussels.

It was amazing, saw so much and was tailored to my interests. Michael was fun and friendly and I learnt so much about Belgium! Thank you, I loved it!

Awesome tour, a lots of food and plenty of drinks. Tour guy was excellent