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From Brussels: Luxembourg Tour with Dinant Visit

1. From Brussels: Luxembourg Tour with Dinant Visit

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.

From Brussels: Guided Day Trip to Dinant and Luxembourg

2. From Brussels: Guided Day Trip to Dinant and Luxembourg

Depart Brussels in the morning and travel by bus to Luxembourg City. Pass the beautiful city of Dinant on the shores of river Meuse, a city well-known for its music, history and beer, where you will have some free time to enjoy the city on your own. Continue the trip to Luxembourg to discover Place d'Armes, founded by the Spanish in 1671, where you can soak up the lively ambiance of its typical restaurants and cafés. Venture down a famous passage to reach Luxembourg City Hall on Place Guillaume II, and then continue to the 17th-century Notre-Dame Cathedral in the heart of the Ville Haute. Explore the old town, the lookout in Chemin de la Corniche and experience the magical quartier of Grund. Get some free time to shop, eat and explore at your own pace before the bus trip back to Brussels.

Luxembourg: Vianden Castle Entry Ticket

3. Luxembourg: Vianden Castle Entry Ticket

Explore one of the largest and most beautiful feudal residences of the Romanesque and Gothic periods in Europe, Vianden Castle, with an optional audio guide. In 2019, this memorable castle made it on the list of the 21 most beautiful castles in the world. Upon arrival at the castle, set out on a journey to discover the fascinating history of the Counts of Vianden and House of Nassau, with their impressive links to the imperial court. Marvel at the architectural wonders inside the castle as you explore each wing with its own distinct history. See the chapel and the two manors, arguably the most remarkable parts of the castle. Then, step into the incredible Jülich building to the west of the Great Palace. Get to know the story behind the castle's ruin and its restoration. Make sure to be camera-ready to capture photos as you stroll and admire the breathtaking views of the valley and the picturesque medieval city of Vianden.

Luxembourg: Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt & Tour

4. Luxembourg: Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt & Tour

Get to know Luxembourg at your own pace on this interactive scavenger hunt walking tour played on your phone. Decipher riddles, interact with the most important attractions of the city, and unlock interesting facts and legends. Enjoy an ideal outdoor activity for first time visitors, couples, groups, families, and children, or an activity that can be a great team-building experience. After downloading the scavenger hunt tour on your mobile device, use the mobile app and integrated maps to reach 10 of Luxembourg’s most important attractions on foot. 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. Start your tour at the Monument to Dicks and Lentz. Visit the world-famous Place d'Armes. Take photos in the central Place Guillaume II and admire the fairytale Grand Ducal Palace. Learn about the miraculous Michaelskirche. See Luxembourg's first monument honoring victims of the Holocaust. Admire the stunning architecture of Luxembourg's own Notre Dame Cathedral. The Monument du Souvenir war memorial will be your next step, while the icing on the cake of this unique tour will be the Adolphe Bridge. 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 tour. As you walk through the city, enjoy the flexibility to pause your game at any time to take a break, snap the perfect photos, stop for lunch, or visit a museum. Choose to continue the tour later or save the rest for another day.

UK/Europe: eSim Mobile Data Plan

5. UK/Europe: eSim Mobile Data Plan

Make your trip hassle-free with your convenient eSIM. Stay connected on your travels with high-speed coverage in the 42 most visited regions in Europe and the UK. Purchase and install your eSIM anytime and anywhere, and choose from a variety of data packages, validity options, and coverage in additional countries. Simply scan the eSIM QR code to access all your essential apps on your trip. Avoid the trouble of managing multiple SIMs with this zero-waste solution. Get one eSIM per device and top up by simply buying and activating additional eSIM plans as you go. Once activated, your coverage will begin according to your selected duration. Benefit from coverage in Austria, Albania, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Gibraltar, Hungary, Isle of Man, Iceland, Ireland, Italy(including San Marino & Vatican), Jersey Island, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Also covered are Malta, the Netherlands, North Macedonia, Norway, Portugal, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovak, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, the United Kingdom, and Northern Ireland. All iPhone models launched beyond iPhone XS can support eSIM. For Android, if you are unsure, please check with the guideline photo for eligibility. APN (Access Point Name): internet Local operator info: UK: Telefonica / Vodafone /Hutchison 3G /Everything Everywhere

Luxembourg: Nature, History and Castles Full-Day Tour

6. Luxembourg: Nature, History and Castles Full-Day Tour

Embark on a day tour and discover the history of Luxembourg, from the Middle Ages to the modern age, aboard a modern convertible bus. See the eastern region, the Mullerthal, with its charming waterfall and walking trail, admire the medieval Castle in Vianden, and visit Echternach, the country's oldest town. Program of the day: 1. Mullerthal trail and Schiessentümpel:  View the Schiessentümpel waterfall with its three water jets on the Black Ernz. Snap pictures at the most photographed site in the region, Luxembourg's Little Switzerland as we like to call it. Vianden Castle Explore the north of Luxembourg, a region full of steep valleys and breathtaking views. Discover the medieval town of Vianden and its imposing castle which attracts thousands of visitors annually. Admire the imposing castle that overlooks the town and the town wall with its fortified towers. During this stop, you'll have free time to visit the sights. We recommend that you bring a snack or a sandwich if you don't want to waste time in a restaurant. Otherwise, the time of the visit might be too short. The old town in Echternach:  The city of Echternach, the historical and cultural center of the region, was founded in 698 by the Benedictine Monk Willibrord and is the oldest town in Luxembourg. Admire the most beautiful places and buildings, like the St. Willibrord Basilica, the Abbey, and the market square. After the visit to Echternach, you will return to your original starting point at Boulevard de la Pétrusse in Luxembourg City.

Luxembourg: Guided City Walking Tour with Wine Tastings

7. Luxembourg: Guided City Walking Tour with Wine Tastings

Discover the most memorable sights of Luxembourg city with a local guide and try Luxembourg wines during the tour. Explore the city center and old town on foot, and taste sparkling and white wine. After meeting your guide, set out through the city to see Luxembourg city sights such as the Place d'Armes, Place Guillaume II, Chemin de la Corniche, Grand Ducal Palace, and more. During your trip the guide will provide you with 1 glass of crémant (Luxembourg sparkling wine) and 1 glass of Luxembourg white wine. 

Luxembourg: City Train Ticket

8. Luxembourg: City Train Ticket

Discover the old town of Luxembourg with tickets to the iconic City Train. Navigate the most popular districts and come across ancient landmarks. Listen to insightful commentary on board and gaze at stunning views of the historic center. Thanks to the route taken by the City Train, formerly known as the Petrusse Express, travelers aboard the city train depart from the old town to the historic centre of Luxembourg City. The 45-minute journey starts at the Montée de Clausen, more precisely at the Um Bock stop, and then heads towards the Grund area and Rives de Clausen, the Plateau du Rham and back to its starting point. The Rives de Clausen form a district of bars and restaurants, established on the site of the former Luxembourg beer brewery “Mousel”. Situated along the Alzette river, the Rives de Clausen appeal to a wide variety of tastes and attract a very cosmopolitan public, which is typical for Luxembourg. The Rives de Clausen are also part of a larger plan to enhance the suburbs of the former fortress. The Rham Plateau proudly overlooks three sides of the Alzette valley and offers a stunning view of the old city of Luxembourg. It has been an integral part of Luxembourg’s fortifications since the 15th century and was later expanded by Vauban with four imposing military barracks, currently used as modern and comfortable housing for seniors. You can make a stop for a few minutes while waiting for the next train.

The Best of Luxembourg City: Guided E-Bike Tour

9. The Best of Luxembourg City: Guided E-Bike Tour

Begin at the meeting point in the heart of the city. Accompanied by a multilingual guide, head off to discover the most beautiful places of the capital in a single bike trip. Move around on some latest generation electric bikes to get from one place to another without getting too tired, because this tour doesn't include any hills... or almost none. Take advantage of elevators and funiculars to move uphill. Be immersed in the city's green heart, the Petrusse valley with its numerous possibilities to relax in green areas from the city center. From there you will be directed to the Grund where you will take the elevator to the plateau St. Esprit and the Judicial City - Cité Judiciaire. Ride along the Grand Ducal Palace to the historical center and its Herb Market. From the Bock crag, known as "Bockfiels", you have a wonderful view of the Grund and the Neumünster Abbey, which you will reach by bike right after. A small trail along the Alzette will lead you to the Rives de Clausen, a popular nightlife spot amongst Luxembourgish people. Continue in the Pfaffenthal until you reach the funicular that will take you up to the Kirchberg. Get out at the foot of the European institutions. Even this imposing alley has its own little park, which you can cross by bike, and then discover the most important buildings of the Luxembourg financial center. Welcome to the Kirchberg. This city district combines modernism and antiquity, and nothing highlights this fact better than the Mudam. The Grand Duke Jean Museum of Modern Art was built on a former military fort that stands out with its imposing glass surfaces on the old 19th-century walls. Once you've passed through, go back down to the Pfaffenthal to take the panoramic elevator to the gardens of the Pescatore Foundation. Reach the city park and its "Kinnekswiss" which announces the end of the e-bike tour through the capital. The guide joins you for the whole duration of the tour and is happy to respond to your questions.

Luxembourg: City Highlights Guided Walking Tour with Tasting

10. Luxembourg: City Highlights Guided Walking Tour with Tasting

"Wëllkomm zu Lëtzebuerg, Welcome to Luxembourg" Even if you only have a few hours in our beautiful country, this tour is enough to enjoy the beauty of the city. Throughout the tour, visitors will be accompanied by a knowledgeable guide who will provide interesting insights and historical facts about the city and its landmarks. The visit will start in the city center where you will walk through picturesque streets and squares. See old churches, the Royal Palace, and breathtaking views from the walls of the ancient fortress. Then, you will make your way down to the valley, where you will dive into the quietness of former Neumünster Abbey, which was used as a prison for male inmates until 1980. Hear some stories about the foundation of the Grand Duchy and its founder Siegfried, along with the origin of the Luxembourgish language. Learn about the underground tunnels, also known as "Casemates," along with jokes and legends about the city. Finally, take a break and enjoy this opportunity to ask any questions or take nice photos. Later , your guide will take you back to the same place where the tour started.

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4.3 / 5

based on 485 reviews

Gives a very nice overview of this beautiful city. The guide (also called Ken) was knowledgable, friendly and passionate. He was also able to share the history of the place in an interesting way. Highly recommended!

The very detailed explanation about the history of Luxembourg. The guide was very patient and answered all of the questions.

Enjoyable, the walk in the forest was particularly fun and gave a good showcase of the hike options throughout luxembourg.

Maria was a fabulous guide. Would do another tour with her. Kind and thoughtful. Great history & stops

Everything in the tour went well. From the beginning Everything was very well-planned.