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Lille: Scavenger Hunt and Self-Guided City Highlights Tour

1. Lille: Scavenger Hunt and Self-Guided City Highlights Tour

Get to know Lille at your own pace on this interactive scavenger hunt walking tour. You'll explore the city on foot and get points for solving different types of tasks: Find sights: You will use hints to find the best sights and hidden gems throughout the city. The map function in the app will help you get there. Solve questions: Once you’ve arrived at the place you’re looking for, you’ll be asked questions about the sight. Most of the time, the answers are hidden in signs, pictures, etc. A great and fun way to learn new things about the city. Have fun: During the adventure you can also expect exciting photo tasks that require a lot of creativity. If you master the snapshots, you will be rewarded with points. Along the way, you’ll reach amazing places like the Place aux oignons, Îlot Comtesse, Colonne de la déesse and many more! After you book the game, you’ll get a game code via email with instructions on how to play. Head to “The Grand'Place” and use the code to unlock the game in the app. The tour ends at the “Maison Méert”. The experience is not limited in time. You can explore the city at your own pace and take breaks. Just download the Explorial-App, go to the starting point, and you’re ready to start with the game. The tour lasts on average about 1-2 hours.

From Amsterdam: Guided Day Trip to Brussels and Bruges

2. From Amsterdam: Guided Day Trip to Brussels and Bruges

Start with pickup from a centrally-located meeting point in Amsterdam. Relax on a comfortable bus during the scenic transfer to Brussels. Begin your adventure amidst the architectural splendor of Brussels, a city that seamlessly blends medieval grandeur with modern vibrancy. See iconic landmarks such as the Manneken Pis or the Grand Place, where intricately gilded halls and the Town Hall create a breathtaking backdrop. Have the chance to purchase some world-renowned Belgian chocolates and waffles, treating your taste buds to a symphony of flavors. Venture into the idyllic Bruges, where winding canals, charming cobblestone streets, and historic architecture create a fairy-tale ambiance. Be transported to a bygone era as you wander the streets, discovering hidden gems and soaking up the unique atmosphere. Immerse yourself in the captivating landscapes of the Dutch countryside as you travel between these two gems. View windmills, tulip fields, and charming villages unfold before your eyes, providing a picturesque backdrop that epitomizes the quintessential charm of the Netherlands. Return to your meeting point in Amsterdam with a deeper appreciation of these two Dutch cities.

From Paris: Guided Day Trip to Brussels and Bruges

3. From Paris: Guided Day Trip to Brussels and Bruges

Start with pickup from a centrally-located meeting point in Paris. Relax on a comfortable bus during the scenic transfer to Brussels. Begin your adventure amidst the architectural splendor of Brussels, a city that seamlessly blends medieval grandeur with modern vibrancy. See iconic landmarks such as the Manneken Pis or the Grand Place, where intricately gilded halls and the Town Hall create a breathtaking backdrop. Have the chance to purchase some world-renowned Belgian chocolates and waffles, treating your taste buds to a symphony of flavors. Venture into the idyllic Bruges, where winding canals, charming cobblestone streets, and historic architecture create a fairy-tale ambiance. Be transported to a bygone era as you wander the streets, discovering hidden gems and soaking up the unique atmosphere. Immerse yourself in the captivating landscapes of the Dutch countryside as you travel between these two gems. View windmills, tulip fields, and charming villages unfold before your eyes, providing a picturesque backdrop that epitomizes the quintessential charm of the Netherlands. Return to your meeting point in Paris with a deeper appreciation of these two Dutch cities.

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 a 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 9:30 AM 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. The scheduled return to Brussels will be at 17:00 and arrival at 6 PM with your guide. In the case of small groups, there is the possibility of choosing between returning with the guide at the scheduled time or spending more time there and returning later by yourselves. 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. See Brewery De Halve Maan, the only brewery still operating in the city center. Afterward, Old St. John’s Hospital is one of the oldest hospitals in Europe, where you can appreciate 800 years of European architecture, learn about its history and visit the museum of Hans Memling (optional). Head on to Our Lady of Bruges one of the oldest churches in the city. Admire its impressive tower which is still one of the tallest brickwork towers in the world, and take a look at its art treasures, including Michelangelo’s Madonna with the Child (optional). Stop by the VisMarkt (fishmarket) and the Tanners’ Square, two of the oldest squares in Bruges with their beautiful guildhalls and lovely cafés and restaurants. You will also visit the Groeninge Museum, Burg Square, and Markt Square, the economic heart of Bruges. Admire its imposing guildhalls and its Belfort tower, which is one of the most famous Gothic buildings in Belgium. In the end, have an optional canal tour (8 EUR per person, pay while embarking on the boat), which is one of the best ways to see Bruges. Program in Ghent: Journey to the port city of Ghent, located at the scenic confluence of the Leie and Scheldt Rivers. Start your tour of the historic city at Saint Bavo Cathedral and admire the spectacular Gothic church and Baroque ornamentations. Next, step into the marble choir and private chapels, and appreciate the painting of “Saint Bavo Enters the Convent at Ghent” by Rubens and the beauty of the Rococo pulpit. Look at the stunning frescoes of the Romanesque crypt. Then, opt to visit the altarpiece of "The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb" by the Van Eyck brothers and admire one of the most important works of art from the Middle Ages for a small extra fee. Continue to City Hall to see its extraordinary mix of Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque architecture. Go to Market Hall to look at the Belfort Tower and the covered market. Marvel at the nearby churches of Saint Nicholas, Saint James, and Saint Michael, serving as reminders of Ghent’s medieval past. Proceed to the old port of Graslei for beautiful views of the river Leie and the old guildhalls. Then, head to the medieval castle of Gravensteen, where the counts of Flanders used to live. Explore the picturesque district of Patershol and see charming buildings with brick facades where restaurants and cafes offer the best Flemish cuisine. Finally, head to the 15th-century Great Butchers' Hall to discover one of Europe's oldest meat markets.

Lille: City Exploration Game and Tour on your Phone

5. Lille: City Exploration Game and Tour on your Phone

You’re looking for a fun way to explore the city at your own pace? Then, this city-exploration game is made for you! You’ll entertain all your group with interesting questions, while still teaching them fun facts about the city. Your mission (should you choose to accept it): Jackson Wilde, the famous city-explorer, needs your help… Help him solve quizzes to gather as many points as possible. With this activity, you will be guided through the following locations: 1. Belfry of the Town Hall 2. Paris Gate 3. Palais des Beaux-Arts 4. Grand' Place 5. Vieille Bourse 6. Opera 7. Belfry of the Chamber of Commerce 8. Basilica of Notre-Dame of Treille Download the app on Android or iOS (or access it directly through your browser) to get access to a fun mission, multiple quizzes, as well as city guides about each monument. So, are you ready to explore Lille?

Brussels: Sightseeing Bike Tour

6. 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!

Chocolate and Pastry Experience

7. Chocolate and Pastry Experience

We will start our visit at the Grand'Place of Brussels with a brief historical explaination. Then we will have our first chocolate tasting at Galler Chocolates, specialized in dark chocolate and the latest new flavours like orange, pepper, earl grey. Macarons are famous in France, but in Belgium we make them too. You can choose between a wide range of flavours : from rose to caramel. Time to head towards our workshop for the pastries and truffles making. The workshop includes all the steps to make the famous choux with wipped cream and chocolate, truffles coated into chocolate and combined with fruits. Everything you made will be wrapped up and you will take it home with you. After the workshop we offer a selection of Belgian pastries with coffee, hot chocolate or soft drinks. Before finishing the tour we will take you to chocolatier Mary in order to taste the famous Truffle Champagne Rosé, made with the rubi chocolate. The tour will end in the same location where it started : Grand'Place. Your guide will unravel you the secrets of pastry and truffle making, aswell as information about the major sights of Brussels.

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!

Bruges : Birthday Mission Outdoor City Game

9. Bruges : Birthday Mission Outdoor City Game

Jeff will bring you the chocolate cake himself. With a little luck, the 47 chimes of the Grande-Place belfry will play the "Happy Birthday" melody for you. To find out, head downtown and embark on some crazy team missions. It's time to have fun together to create a day of unforgettable memories with your loved ones. Arm yourselves with your good humor, your enthusiasm, and your courage to carry out our wackiest missions and challenges! Because, after all... There's no way this day is going to end the way it started. So offer this fabulous gift to the person who blows out the candles, and on behalf of the whole team: Happy Birthday.

Brussels : Bachelorette Party Outdoor Smartphone Game

10. Brussels : Bachelorette Party Outdoor Smartphone Game

Challenge yourself with amazing missions! Compete in one of the most beautiful squares in the world with amazing missions to complete in honor of the bride-to-be! You'll need to earn as many points as possible in challenges based on the theme of weddings and their traditions around the world. It's time to test your knowledge and have fun to make this day unforgettable ! Let's play all together ! Go to the capital of Europe to solve quizzes, take pictures in crazy poses or even sing a song...

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What people are saying about Grand-Place, Bruges

Our tour guide Mirabelle and our driver Jorne are the best. They are very kind, dedicated, and patient, showed us the best spots and took good care of us. It was a very memorable and wonderful trip. Thank you so much!

We loved the game. On the one hand it allows you to visit the city center in a fun way and on the other hand it is very well constructed

A lot of fun. Liked going at our own pace. Map could be easier to follow

Very nice activity to discover the history of part of the city of Lille.

Excellent way to explore the city and learn a bit about its history.