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Brussels: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

1. Brussels: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

Uncover the city's hidden gems with a hop-on hop-off bus ticket. Enjoy the freedom of exploring at your own pace, hopping off at whatever stops catch your eye. See the city's most iconic sights – and maybe even some off-the-beaten-path treasures – with the single red route. Hop on the red route and see top sights including the Palace of Fine Arts, the Sablons quarter, and the European Parliament. Look out at museums including the Train World Museum, Musical Instruments Museum, Horta Museum, and the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium. Stop at Place Royale and enjoy breathtaking views. Admire Saints-Michel-et-Gudule Cathedral, the Botanical Gardens, and more. Experience the city's authentic side and visit the Marolles neighborhood. This vibrant area offers a mix of old and new, traditional cuisine, vintage shops, and a festive atmosphere. Since 18 March, we propose you a single Red line that allow you to discover even more nice attractions as Basilica of the Sacred Heart, Koekelberg, Trainworld or Manneken-pis.

Brussels: Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt and Tour

2. Brussels: Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt and Tour

Get to know Brussels at your own pace with this interactive scavenger hunt you can play on your phone. Decipher riddles, interact with the most important attractions of the city, and unlock interesting facts and legends as you have fun with friends or family. After downloading the app (app link and login info received via email after booking), you'll use the integrated maps to find your way to 10 of the city's top attractions. Along the way, feel free to pause the game for a coffee, lunch, or a break at any time. At each stop, learn about the attraction and solve a location-based riddle that can only be solved if you reach the specific location. Use logic, imagination, observation, and team spirit to unlock the correct code and reveal the next destination of the city sightseeing game. As you explore, you'll need to work as a team and use logic, imagination, observation, and problem-solving to make your way around the city, solving a location-based riddle at each attraction to unlock the next location. Start your tour at the Parlamentarium and learn all about the European Parliament. The Place de Luxembourg will amaze you; it is one of the symbols of Brussels. The Royal Palace is unique and ready to solve a riddle based on this sightseeing. Then the Royal Museums of Fine Arts await you, don't forget to take pictures of the unique exhibits. Admire the Carillon of Mont des Arts and its unique architecture. The iconic Manneken-Pis is worth your time to learn its symbolism. Discover La Grand-Place, a huge city square surrounded by elegant historic buildings dating back to the 14th century. Jeanneke-Pis, the "little sister" of Manneken Pis is waiting for you to make a wish. Royal Gallery of Saint Hubert, a step before the end of the game will give you a few moments of enjoyment, and exploring the shops. Saint Nicholas Church will soothe you with its simplicity while the icing on the cake of this unique tour will be the Cathedral of St. Michael and St. Gudula with their incredible architecture.

Brussels: Highlights & Hidden Gems Private Walking Tour

3. 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: First Discovery Walk and Reading Walking Tour

4. Brussels: First Discovery Walk and Reading Walking Tour

Walk through a beautiful route of the city, discover hidden gems and visit 10+ of the most important attractions and spots. Learn some introductory information about each place and interesting stories about the city in general. Download the ‘World City Trail ‘app from the store and login. Read the instructions and head to the starting location. Unlock photos of the exterior and the interior of the location. Read some information regarding the attraction and continue walking to the next checkpoint. Note what you liked and did not like and create your bucket list for the next days! Start your walk any time, without a schedule. Pause it for lunch, have a drink, visit an attraction of your choice, and continue later or even another day. With the maps feature, you will never get lost. Start your tour at the Parlamentarium and learn all about the European Parliament. The Place de Luxembourg will amaze you; it is one of the symbols of Brussels. The Royal Palace is unique and ready to solve a riddle based on this sightseeing. Then the Royal Museums of Fine Arts await you, don't forget to take pictures of the unique exhibits. Admire the Carillon of Mont des Arts and its unique architecture. The iconic Manneken-Pis is worth your time to learn its symbolism. Discover La Grand-Place, a huge city square surrounded by elegant historic buildings dating back to the 14th century. Jeanneke-Pis, the "little sister" of Manneken Pis is waiting for you to make a wish. Royal Gallery of Saint Hubert, a step before the end of the game will give you a few moments of enjoyment, and exploring the shops. Saint Nicholas Church will soothe you with its simplicity while the icing on the cake of this unique tour will be the Cathedral of St. Michael and St. Gudula with their incredible architecture. Download the ‘’World City Trail ‘’ app from the store. Then start your tour and enjoy!

Brussels: Sightseeing Sunset Bus Tour

5. Brussels: Sightseeing Sunset Bus Tour

Discover Brussels and its different areas at dusk on this amazing 75-minute non-stop tour on board a panoramic bus. Immerse yourself in the magical atmosphere of the city as night falls and photograph Brussels' main monuments in the golden hour. Hop aboard your comfortable bus and embark on a sightseeing tour. See Brussels' top sights including the Botanical Garden of Brussels, the Grand-Palace, Atomium, Manneken Pis, and much more. Take advantage of the golden hour to capture Brussels' most instagrammable spots. Experience the city responsibly on this eco-friendly ride. Explore Brussels beyond the bus on a self-guided walking tour.

Brussels: City Exploration Game and Tour

6. Brussels: City Exploration Game and Tour

Discover Brussels with a fun city discovery tour that combines all the excitement of a city exploration game with a sightseeing tour. Use your phone as your guide, finding your way around the city and viewing attractions with the app's navigation function. Download the app and head to the starting point to begin playing. Use your observation skills, logic, and imagination to solve a riddle at each location and uncover the mystery. Play on your own or work as a team, and pause the game at any time. Stop for a coffee or take a break for lunch. Then, simply open the app and continue your adventure.

Brussels: Sightseeing Bike Tour

7. Brussels: Sightseeing Bike Tour

Our tour starts at Brussels' main sight: the Grand Place. From there we'll pick up our bikes and start pedaling through the city's most important sights. There are 10 stops in the tour, each explained in a fun way and providing for great photo opportunities. Sights visited include the Manneken Pis, the Marolles, Court House, Atomium (from a distance), European Parliament, Jubilee Park, European Commission, Park of Brussels, Palace of Brussels and Mont des Arts. The visit includes a halfway stop for the best fries in Brussels and a beer (food and drinks not included in price, other food and drink options available). Cycling is the easiest way to see this beautiful city. Come join the fun!

Brussels: Self-Guided Audio Tour

8. Brussels: Self-Guided Audio Tour

Welcome to the heart of Europe, where history, culture, and innovation converge to create a captivating tapestry of experiences – welcome to Brussels! As you embark on this Brussels Self-Guided Audio Tour, you are about to explore a city that seamlessly blends medieval charm with modern vibrancy. Nestled in the heart of Belgium, Brussels serves as the de facto capital of the European Union, offering a rich tapestry of architectural wonders, culinary delights, and a palpable sense of cosmopolitan energy. This self-guided audio tour invites you to navigate the cobblestone streets and bustling squares at your own pace, unlocking the hidden stories and secrets that have shaped Brussels into the captivating metropolis it is today. From the iconic Atomium to the Grand Place, each location on this tour is a chapter in the city's narrative, revealing the layers of history, art, and multicultural influences that have left an indelible mark. With your personal audio guide, immerse yourself in the narratives behind the medieval structures, indulge in the aromatic world of Belgian chocolates and waffles, and witness the harmonious coexistence of traditional and contemporary elements. Whether you're a history enthusiast, a culinary explorer, or simply someone seeking to unravel the essence of Brussels, this self-guided audio tour promises an enriching and immersive experience. Learn more about the top 19 tourist attractions in Brussels. Its history, culture, myths, architecture, and other important facts are in this audio commentary which starts from the city's central station then the itinerary gradually moves one by one. 1. Brussels Central Station 2. Brussels City Hall 3. Grand-Place 4. Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert 5. St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral 6. Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) 7. Magritte Museum 8. Royal Palace (Palais Royal) 9. Church of Our Lady of Victories at the Sablon (Notre Dame du Sablon) 10. Parlamentarium 11. Museum of Natural Sciences 12. Parc du Cinquantenaire 13. Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and of Military History 14. AutoWorld 15. Horta Museum 16. René Magritte Museum (Abstract Art Museum) 17. Serres Royales De Laeken (Royal Greenhouses of Laeken) 18. Mini-Europe 19. Atomium So, put on your headphones, hit play, and let the enchanting tales of Brussels unfold as you traverse its streets, uncovering the city's past, present, and the promise of an exciting future. Welcome to Brussels – a city of stories waiting to be discovered!

Brussels: Private Tour of the European Quarter

9. 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.

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it is better to give more time when stopping because 10 min is not feasible. otherwise everything is pleasant. thank you for this great discovery experience

Hop on hop off is a great way to easily get an overview of the city in a short time

The driver passed by at one stop and we had to wait 20 minutes for the next one.

Great if you want to learn a lot about Brussels in a short time

ability to see lots of the city in a short period of time