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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.

Brussels: Chocolate Workshop and Guided Walking Tour

2. 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.

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

3. 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 3-Hour Guided Art Nouveau Tour

4. 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

Brussels: Grand City Bus Tour

5. 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.

Brussels: Private 3-Hour Sightseeing Walking Tour

6. Brussels: Private 3-Hour Sightseeing Walking Tour

Meet your guide in the lobby of your hotel if centrally located or at a centrally located meeting point in Brussels. On foot, discover the historical city center of Brussels including a visit of the famous Grand Place with its beautiful guild houses and surroundings such as the St Hubertus galleries, and the notoriously statue of Manneken Pis. Discover the Place de la Bourse Square with its imposing 19th-century stock market, the Place de la Monnaie Square with its opera house, and the Saint Goedele cathedral. Continue and take a stroll in the Warande Park until you reach the Royal Palace. Walk towards the Sablon Square before descending back to the Grand Place. 

Brussels: Clue-Solving City Exploration Game

7. 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.

Brussels: Comic Book Murals Guided Walking Tour

8. Brussels: Comic Book Murals Guided Walking Tour

Discover Brussels in a unique way by exploring the city's many murals depicting comic strip characters.  Not only is Brussels the capital of Belgium and Europe, it is also the European capital of comics. Comic strip wall murals are scattered around the streets telling the adventures of iconic characters such as Tintin, Lucky Luke, the Smurfs or Quick & Flupke. With your guide, you will head off on foot to find these murals, signed by the artists. Some famous murals you will see are Tintin in America, Lucky Luke, Astérix, Olivier Rameau and Victor Sackeville. You will also encounter the Smurf statue. Your guide will tell you about the murals and the artists who created them.

Brussels: Highlights of Brussels Exploration Game

9. Brussels: Highlights of Brussels Exploration Game

Explore Brussels and see its top sights in this exploration game. Solve challenges on your phone and be led to popular locations like the European Parliament, the Royal Gallery, and more. Travel to the Parc du Cinquantenaire and start the game at the statues in the middle. You’ll take on the role of a Dutch sailor who has found himself in Brussels after following a map. As you solve challenges, the story will unfold and directions on your phone will take you to the next location and puzzle. It will take you between 1-1.5 hours but you should explore at your own pace: simply pause the game and resume when you want from the location where you paused it. You can play on your own, in a large group, or in several smaller groups that compete against each other before meeting at the final stop of the game, Grand Palace.

Brussels: Private Tour of the Upper and Lower City

10. Brussels: Private Tour of the Upper and Lower City

With this fantastic private tour, set off on a journey of discovery around Brussels, the capital of Belgium and the second most cosmopolitan city in the world. Split into two sections, explore both the Lower City and the Upper City and understand the origins and historic development of the city.  Your tour will begin in the Lower City at the Grand Place, the central square of Brussels. Head towards the Manneken Pis, a landmark bronze sculpture, before continuing towards the Saint-Géry island, once the largest island in the Senne river. Marvel at the beautiful St. Catherine square, then pass through the stunning De Brouckère and Monnaie squares. Discover the spectacular federal opera house of Belgium before ending at the Saint-Hubert Royal Galleries, an ensemble of glazed shopping arcades. In the afternoon, continue your exploration of Brussels in the Upper City. Starting from the Grand Place again, climb uphill towards the Cathedral of St. Michael and St. Gudula, where you can admire the stained-glass windows from the inside. From the cathedral, head towards the Place des Palais, where you will find the royal park and palace. Visit the Musical Instruments Museum or pass by the Magritte museum and the Palace of Fine Arts to arrive at the Petit Sablon and the Grand Sablon. 

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Thiago our guide was very informative with a nice personality, not only did he cover all historical events, also gave his local knowledge of best restaurants and hidden bars to visit Thiago made the tour relaxing and interesting BUT We had six people in our group and My husband and I was the only ones that paid in advance, when we arrived we found out that the other 4 people hadn’t paid due to it being a free walking tour Found this very annoying that a company can take money in advance and then offer it for free on the day Had we’d known it was free we would not have booked and just turned up

Dear fellow travellers, I would like to recommend Mario as a tour guide. He is knowledgeable about the place and explained most details along the tour. Furthermore, he will give some of the best places to eat, drink and buy chocolates in Brussels. Definitely a short but nice tour. Thanks, Patrick Manlangit

This pack is perfect and all guides are extremely friendly, they speak many languages and they know a lot about the places visited. The tours are very organized. It was a great experience for me and my cousin. Thanks a lot.

The individual spoke spot on English and was very knowledgeable about the details of the history of the buildings and surrounding area

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