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Brussels: Chocolate Workshop and Guided Walking Tour

1. Brussels: Chocolate Workshop and Guided Walking Tour

On this guided walking tour indulge your sweetest tooth and get to taste Belgian chocolates like never before. Stroll the pavements of the chocolate capital as you visit the top chocolate shops with a local guide. See major sights as you stroll and learn more about the history of how the city. 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 of Brussels like no other tour.

Brussels: Private Tour w/ Locals – Highlights & Hidden Gems

2. Brussels: Private Tour w/ Locals – Highlights & Hidden Gems

See Brussels at its best from the eyes of a local in just 3 hours. Check out prime landmarks like the Grand Place, the Royal Palace, St Nicholas Church and hear unique insights that only a local would know. Uncover hidden gems and city secrets along the way that will show you an authentic side of the city with the help of a knowledgeable local guide. Fully experience the local flare with an included local treat to make your city tour a complete experience.

Brussels: Discover Belgium's Breweries with a Local

3. 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 Comics & Street Art: Private Walking Tour

4. Brussels Comics & Street Art: Private Walking Tour

Join a friendly local guide and get an authentic experience of Brussels, visiting an open-air gallery plastered with incredible street art. Explore the city’s urban art scene as you’re led down streets lined with mind-bending murals and quirky comic stores. Meet your guide at Zuidstation, then make your way down colorful streets to two of the city’s iconic stores – Little Nemo (a neat-freak’s nightmare stacked to the rafters with comics and old toys) and Hors-série, a classy comic store housed in a 19th-century building selling precious first editions and other rarities. Once you’ve sifted through the piles, 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, then see the statue of literary icon Don Quixote in the Spanish Square. Spy more street art on your way to Brüsel, one of the city’s oldest comic book stores where you can browse an extensive collection of Harry Potter figurines, and Manga (no prize for guessing what you’ll find at this store). Finally, swivel your head between impressive buildings on Boulevard Simon Bolivar, the city’s bustling central artery where entire walls have been used as canvases.

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

5. 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: Private Tour of the European Quarter

6. Brussels: Private Tour of the European Quarter

Discover the history of the European Quarter of Brussels on a private walking tour, exploring the urban and governmental landscapes that shape this important area.  Join a local guide to get an authentic and private experience of the European Quarter in Brussels, home to several iconic European Union institutions. 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. Marvel at the city’s impressive architecture, from Art Nouveau to Art Deco, as you’re led down streets lined with impressive buildings and ultra-modern highrises. Stroll through the picturesque Cinquantenaire Park, admiring its grand triumphal arch, and explore Montgomery Square, one of the city’s most luxurious areas. Brush up on your EU knowledge at the Parliamentarian while your guide shares the rich history of this world symbol of governmental unity.  Finally, head to Matonge, the district next to the European Quarter.  Experience the contrasting urban feel with its colorful batik shops flanked by no-frills Congolese restaurants and vibrant bars.

Brussels: 1.5-Hour Private Kick-Start Tour with a Local

7. Brussels: 1.5-Hour Private Kick-Start Tour with a Local

Receive a warm welcome to Brussels with a private tour that will kick off your time in the city in the best way possible. Discover main attractions and landmarks like Maison Dandoy and Manneken Pis in only 90 minutes. Get up-to-date tips on where locals like to grab a bite and unwind, or what about a unique family-owned restaurant in a local hotspot? On this private tour, your local guide will make sure you see Brussels like a local. Your guide will have all your questions covered and will give you a city orientation to get you acquainted with Brussels to help you enjoy the rest of your stay to the fullest.

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What people are saying about Grand-Place

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 152 reviews

This was a great tour! Our guide was informative and very interesting. The tour moved at a nice pace and the make your own at the end was fun! I highly recommend this tour.

A team at the top, very nice and pleasant.. A great discovery of both chocolates and the city. To do without hesitation... Recommended...

Great tour with superb guide! Friendly and very knowledgeable. Gave us loads of information and useful tips for our stay.

Yummy! Informative about chocolate and Brussels. Truly a delightful way to enjoy an afternoon.

It was a fun event and a different way of getting to know Brussels.