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  • From Brussels: Ghent and Bruges Day-Tour

    1. From Brussels: Ghent and Bruges Day-Tour

    Discover two of Flanders’ most enchanting cities and follow your guide back in time! Ghent’s medieval architecture and vibrant atmosphere will impress you as you visit Saint-Bavo’s Cathedral, home to famous Mystic Lamb painting (option), and pass by the Castle of the Counts of Flanders the picturesque medieval harbor Graslei and much more. In Bruges, you will enjoy the peaceful Lake of Love and the old beguinage. Furthermore with your guide you discover the city on foot and you also have the option to enjoy a pleasant boat trip along the narrow canals. Do not forget your comfortable shoes to brave the cobbled streets! Choose between a private and a shared option.

    The trip was great from start to finish. Coach was clean and comfortable. Perfect amount of time in both cities and the tour enabled us to see a lot of different interesting things. Our tour guide Andrea was great - really informative and had lots of interesting facts. The use of microphone and earphones meant we could hear everything. Overall it was a fantastic trip and would 100% recommend.

  • Bruges Full-Day Guided Tour from Brussels

    2. Bruges Full-Day Guided Tour from Brussels

    Discover the “Venice of the North” on a full-day guided tour of Bruges from Brussels. Depart the Belgian capital and transfer to the charming town of Bruges, located 100 kilometers northwest (and just 15 kilometers from the North Sea). Upon arrival, see why the entire historic center of Bruges is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Go to the Lake of Love (Minnewaterpark) to see a tranquil oasis in the heart of the city. Marvel at the 13th-century Begijnhof, which is covered in a carpet of daffodils in the spring. Continue to the quiet, paved square of Walplein, and stroll down the narrow Stoofstraat. See sights such as the 800-year-old St. John’s Hospital, and the imposing façade of the Church of Our Lady (Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekerk). Learn the history of the opulent palace of Gruuthuse, and walk alongside the banks of the Dijver Canal. Other highlights include the charming canal-side houses of ...

    It was an interesting experience. there were no places in the English-speaking group, and I went with the Spanish-speaking. As a result, the guides connected me with a parallel English-speaking group. Everything is clear, easy, convenient and efficient. Thanks for the day in Bruges

  • From Brussels: Bruges and Ghent in a Day Guided Tour

    3. From Brussels: Bruges and Ghent in a Day Guided Tour

    Meet your guide at 8:30 AM in the center of Brussels and relax on the 100-kilometer journey to Bruges. Upon arrival, discover the charms of “the Venice of the North” and see why the entire historic center was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  Marvel at highlights such as the Lake of Love (Minnewater Lake) and the 13th-century Begijnhof complex, founded in 1245 to house lay religious women. Go to Walplein Square, where the shady trees and cafes provide a perfect place to relax. Visit Stoofstraat on the site of the city's former Red Light District, and see medieval monuments such as the 11th-century Old St. John’s Hospital. Look at the world's second tallest brickwork tower at the Church of Our Lady, and see other historic monuments such as Gruuthuse Palace, the Dijver Canal and the tiny piazza of Tanners Square (Huidenvettersplein). Go to one of the city's most photographed spots ...

    It was a very nice trip .Mark was funny.they give you lot of time to enjoy the view ..take pictures..you can also go on your own and come back to the given place and time if you dont want to go with the guide.

  • From Brussels: Bruges & Ghent Full-Day Trip

    4. From Brussels: Bruges & Ghent Full-Day Trip

    Discover the highlights of Bruges and Ghent, Belgium's most attractive cities, with round trip by train from Brussels. Tour two of the most fascinating medieval cities in Europe with an English/Spanish or French-speaking guide on a 10-hour guided day trip. Depart from the Grand Place at 09:30 only on Sunday. Upon arrival at the central station of Bruges, begin with a 2.5-hour walking tour and 2-hours of free time for eating, souvenirs and a boat trip. Scheduled return to Brussels will be at 18:00 and arrival at 19:00 with your guide. Program in Bruges: In the ancient city wall park, the ‘Lake of Love’ is one of the main water reservoirs nourishing the canal system of the Venice of the North. Visit the Beguinage, one of the best-preserved examples of medieval gated communities in which only women could live. Brewery ‘De Halve Maan’ is the only brewery still operating in...

    It was simply amazing . The guide was well knowledgeable, professional, courteous and fried . She was patient and listened attentively when questions were asked and always provided an answer. It was a truly enjoyable experience and I would highly recommend it.

  • Traditional Holland and Amsterdam City Tour from Brussels

    5. Traditional Holland and Amsterdam City Tour from Brussels

    Join a journey from Brussels to Amsterdam touring the rural landscapes of traditional Holland along the route, topped-off by a city-tour of the capital of the Netherlands. Holland is only a stone's throw away from Belgium, and nevertheless strikingly different. Crossing the Dutch border at Antwerp, enjoy the passing scenery: the countless polder (dike) vistas, the sand dunes, and the picturesque windmill-dotted countryside. The first stop on the journey takes you to a traditional farm, and Dutch craft center. Get acquainted with everything that makes the glory of Holland: loads of tasty cheese, handcrafted clogs, and beautiful pottery! In the afternoon continue to Amsterdam where you have the option to enjoy a boat-tour along the famous canals of the city.   Next stop: the tour now takes you to Amsterdam’s most famous square called the “DAM”. The guide takes you on a brief guided walk...

    The stop at the cheese farm was just a way for the tour guide and driver to get a kickback from the owner of the cheese farm. It wasn’t part of the described tour and shortened time in Amsterdam so that tour guide and driver could make some quick cash. Resent being used!

  • Luxembourg & Dinant: Full-Day Sightseeing Tour from Brussels

    6. Luxembourg & Dinant: Full-Day Sightseeing Tour from Brussels

    Discover the landlocked Grand Duchy of Luxembourg on a full-day tour from Brussels, traveling through the scenic Ardennes forests along the way. Continue to Luxembourg City, capital of the Grand Duchy. Here, your guide will take you to the Kirchberg quarter, site of many of the buildings of the European Union, such as the European Court of Justice, and the European Commission. Wander the streets of the old town, and go to the impressive Notre-Dame Cathedral, a beautiful example of late Gothic architecture with Renaissance adornments. There will be time to marvel at the Palace of the Grand Duke, and see the city’s fortifications during some free time in the city center. After some free time in the city, visit the picturesque village of Dinant, with its fifteenth century collegial, its citadel and its tiny saxophone museum (optional). Choose between a private and a shared option.

    Stephon was great. Very knowledgeable and easy going. Great history lesson without the boring parts.

  • From Brussels: Ghent Full-Day Guided Tour in English

    7. From Brussels: Ghent Full-Day Guided Tour in English

    Meet your English-speaking guide at 8:30 AM in the center of Brussels and relax on the 60-kilometer journey to Ghent. Explore Ghent and learn the history at sights such as the 13th century Castle of Gerald the Devil, and St. Bavo's Cathedral, where you can see The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb by the Van Eyck brothers.  Hear why Ghent's inhabitants are known as noose-bearers as you visit the Belfry of Ghent and the Town Hall. Go to St. Nicholas’ Church and the Masons’ Guild Hall and see the quay side buildings of the Graslei. Visit medieval Gravensteen castle and enter the pretty Patershol neighborhood. Explore Ghent's trading history at the Great Butchers’ Hall, Old Fish Market and Friday Market. Get 4 hours of free time for lunch and to stroll on your own.

    IMPORTANT: Your bus might not have a toilet on board. Keep that in mind before boarding. Great way to see Ghent. The guided tour in the morning is relatively short (compared to the tour for Bruges) so we had plenty of time to explore on our own. Our guide, Vita was very friendly and knowledgeable. The spanish tourguide on our bus, Melissa was great. Since we're bilingual we were able to listen in on the spanish tours and they were quite the characters. Definitely would recommend the spanish tour guides as well.

  • Antwerp Day Trip from Brussels

    8. Antwerp Day Trip from Brussels

    A day trip to Antwerp, Belgium’s diamond and fashion capital, city of Peter Paul Rubens, and the current second biggest port of Europe. Departure from Brussels. Itinerary: Start your visit in the Central Train Station, known as the ‘iron cathedral’ and considered one of the most beautiful railway stations in the world. Visit the diamond district and go to a diamond workshop, where you will learn about the history and cutting process of diamonds, and admire unique jewelry pieces. Next, go to “The Meir”, Antwerp’s main shopping street and where you can admire fashion stores in a beautiful architectonical setting. See “Meir Palace”, a Rococo mansion that was Napoleon’s palace. Taste artisanal coffee and handmade chocolate in what is now one of the most famous chocolate shops in Belgium. Visit Rubens’ house and learn a quick history of his work and contribution to Flemish art. Go to the C...

    Great tour and great guide. Very nice router and comfortable bus. I'd suggest the tour spend more time in Fatima church. It was very short time there.

  • From Brussels: Day Trip to Amsterdam

    9. From Brussels: Day Trip to Amsterdam

    Explore Amsterdam on a full-day tour from Brussels and learn the history of the city from an English-speaking guide. Discover where the city was founded in the 13th century on Dam Square and admire the Nieuwe Kerk (New Church) and Royal Palace. Venture into the oldest part of Amsterdam to see the Oude Kerk (Old Church) and wander the infamous streets of the Red Light District. Continue to De Waag to look at the remains of the medieval wall, and then go into the Jewish Quarter where Rembrandt once lived. End at the flower market, and get 3 hours of free time to explore on your own. Discover the famous coffee shops or try some local cheese.

    The guide explained well everything. It was a little mechanic and the relation to the group was strictly professional. The bus was ok but the people that sit behind me were not friendly at all, unfortunatelly. A lot of people that have done the tour smoked, including the guide, from the moment we left the bus and we were walking... that was really disgusting.

  • From Brussels: Full-Day Guided Tour of Ghent in Spanish

    10. From Brussels: Full-Day Guided Tour of Ghent in Spanish

    Explore Ghent with a Spanish-speaking guide and learn the history at sights such as the 13th-century Castle of Gerald the Devil and St. Bavo's Cathedral, where you can see “The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb” by the Van Eyck brothers.  Hear why Ghent's inhabitants are known as "noose-bearers“ as you visit the Belfry of Ghent and the Town Hall. Go to St. Nicholas’ Church and the Masons’ Guild Hall and see the quay side buildings of the Graslei. Visit medieval Gravensteen castle and enter the pretty Patershol neighborhood. Explore Ghent's trading history at the Great Butchers’ Hall, Old Fish Market and Friday Market. Get 4 hours of free time for lunch and to stroll on your own.

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What people are saying about Brussels

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 1,967 reviews

A great way to spend a day in Belgium, especial if it's your first visit and you're not sure what to see, but if you want to see each city in detail then it might be better to find seperate day tours for each. Although it can be quite tiring as you have to walk near constantly to see all the places, the sites and Louise's commentary really kept me engaged. Many great photo opertunities. Only thing that could be improved is that the meeting point description wasn't accurate, it in the center of Grand Place. Overall, had a wonderful time and would recommend.

Very good price for the money! The tour itself has a a lot of value. You should spare an extra €100 or so for food (we spent €40 for two people at the recommended restaurant) and souvenirs if you like to purchase those. Very beautiful cities with a good amount of free time to walk around and enjoy. Plan for a whole day of fun and sightseeing. The also offer a boat ride in Bruges for €10 each that is nice to sit in and relax. Be prepared to walk a lot! We were tired afterwards but it was all worth it.

The guide has been very nice and attentive to us. It answers all the questions we have and gives us recommendations for places to eat, buy and what you need at the moment.

Todo estuvo muy bien organizado y puntual. El tour fue muy entretenido, la guía increíble! Muy recomendado para viajeros viajando solos o acompañados :)

Mark is an awesome story teller. Not onlu did I learn a lot about the local history but also had a lot of fun looking for Dorotéia.