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Brussels: Highlights and Hidden Gems Bike Tour

1. Brussels: Highlights and Hidden Gems Bike Tour

🚴‍♂️ Cycle along on an unforgettable 3h30 discovery of the City of Brussels and its surrounding municipalities. Our local guides will reveal iconic highlights as well as hidden spots along less travelled paths. The tour offers you a perfect introduction to Brussels and its various neighbourhoods! Delve into the city's rich history and culture and discover more than you expect during this fun and enriching experience by bike. Along the way, we take a break in a cozy bar. Ideal for a taste of the local atmosphere and getting to know fellow travelers. Choose from our quality city bikes or e-bikes for a comfortable ride. 🚲 Tours are available in English, French or Dutch. Book your spot now for a unique experience of Brussels by bike!

From Amsterdam: Brussels Day Trip with Chocolate Tasting

2. From Amsterdam: Brussels Day Trip with Chocolate Tasting

Discover the treasures of Belgium on a full-day excursion from Amsterdam. A variety of outstanding beers, waffles and chocolates await, as do sights as varied as the Royal Palace and the Atomium in Brussels. You’ll stop first in Brussels, where you’ll enjoy a tour of the top attractions. See the Atomium, at the site of the 1958 World Fair, and memorable landmarks such as the Royal Palace, the European Commission buildings, the Palace of Justice and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. After this, there will be a guided walk through the historic city center, where you will visit the Grand Place, the beautiful central square, and the iconic statue Mannekepis. Along the way, you will see a demonstration by a chocolatier and get the change to taste some famous Belgian chocolate.  After a full day of sightseeing, you’ll head back to the center of Amsterdam.

2-Hour Brussels Guided Walking Tour

3. 2-Hour Brussels Guided Walking Tour

Discover the highlights of Brussels on this guided walking tour. See incredible sights in Belgium’s capital, including the Grand Palace, Manneken Pis, the Cathedral of St. Michael and St. Gudula, and more. The tour starts in the impressive Grand Place: be amazed by the presence of the buildings that surround it, including the Town Hall and the King's House, where the Manneken Pis wardrobe is on display. The next stop is the famous Manneken Pis itself. Stolen twice, this statue of a urinating child is one of the most well-known of Brussels’ monuments.  Next, head to the Sablon Quarter, where you’ll find some of the most luxurious shops in the city, as well as a large number of art galleries, museums and lots of culture! Then head towards Place Poelaert, where the Brussels Palace of Justice is located, before stopping at the Place du Grand Sablon. Here, discover the Church of Notre Dame du Sablon, a religious center with a lot of importance for pilgrims in the Middle Ages.  Next, head towards the Royal Quarter and be captivated by the neoclassical square. Then visit the Mont des Arts, one of the most impressive spots in the city, offering incredible, unique views.  Finish the tour captivated by the beauty and history of Belgium’s incredible capital.

Antwerp: Walking Tour from Steen to Central Station

4. Antwerp: Walking Tour from Steen to Central Station

During the walk, you will explore the Market Square with the Town Hall and the beautiful Golden Age Guild Houses, the Cathedral of Our Lady with The Elevation of the Cross and The Descent from the Cross by Rubens, Saint-Paul's Church, the harbor and the Jewish district. You can visit Rubens' former house during the lunch break. In the former home and studio of the master, you will embark on a fascinating journey back in time and into the world of this great baroque artist. There is a lot of modern architecture in Antwerp, for example, the new Palace of Justice by Richard Rogers, the Museum aan de Stroom by Neutelings & Riedijk and the new Port House by Zaha Hadid. Downtown you can reflect on all you have seen and learnt with a nice Belgian beer.

Brussels: Walking Tour from Central Station to Manneken Pis

5. Brussels: Walking Tour from Central Station to Manneken Pis

As capital of Belgium and of the European Union, Brussels offers the best of many worlds: from Gothic architecture to Art Nouveau, from historical places of interest like the Triumphal Arch in the Jubilee Park and the Palace of Justice to the Atomium, the icon of modernity, which was built to celebrate the Universal Exhibition Expo 58. The medieval town center is both trendy and traditional. Brussels is inviting with interesting contrasts, openness and a lot of vitality. Most impressive however, is the Grand Place with its Gothic Town Hall and gold leaf decorated facades of the guild houses. And of course, courtesy obliges you to pay a visit to Manneken Pis.

Brussels: 2-Hour Dark Side of Brussels Private Evening Tour

6. Brussels: 2-Hour Dark Side of Brussels Private Evening Tour

Explore the hidden mysteries of Brussels by night on a private guided tour through the city's lesser-known tales and landmarks. Over 2 hours, delve into the enigmatic history of Brussels, uncovering dark legends, fascinating facts, and intriguing narratives. Journey through a blend of history and mysterious lore, discovering lesser-explored corners and iconic sites such as Saint Jean Square, Anneessens Tower, and Notre Dame du Sablon. The tour navigates through the Comic Book Wall, Church of Our Blessed Lady of the Sablon, Petit Sablon, Palace of Justice, and more, immersing you in Brussels' captivating nocturnal ambiance. This private experience can be tailored to your preferences, ensuring a personalized exploration of the city's secrets and highlights.

A Self-Guided Tour of Brussels: Medieval to Modern Times

7. A Self-Guided Tour of Brussels: Medieval to Modern Times

At the heart of Europe lies Brussels, an international city draped in grandeur, history, and intrigue, where the leaders of the Continent meet. This walking tour traces the city‘s medieval foundations and follows its journey from a wealthy city in the Middle Ages to the largest diplomatic community in the world. Our tour starts at the imposing Royal Palace of Brussels, where you‘ll learn about the Belgian Royal Family and their lineage. You‘ll make your way through the city’s historical centre towards its famous clock, Le Carillon du Mont des Arts, and pass below its thunderous bells. After passing the Black Tower, an ancient structure surrounded by modern buildings, you’ll reach Grand Place, a UNESCO-listed town square surrounded by palaces and ornate guild houses. You‘ll pass through the trendy Sablon neighborhood, lined with cafés and art galleries, en route to our final stop, the Palais du Justice, where you‘ll be able to look back on your journey through medieval Brussels’ long history. Along the way, you‘ll have a chance to: • Learn about the history of the Palace of Coudenberg, which once hosted the most powerful rulers in Europe • Hear about music through the ages at the Musical Instruments Museum • Wander through cobblestone alleys in the city‘s historic centre and discover where an opera performance triggered a revolution • Admire the Royal Palace of Brussels, the former residence of Belgium‘s royal family • Explore traces of the medieval city walls and find the bizarre location of Brussels' former harbor • Giggle at the trickling Mannekin Pis statue, one of Brussels‘ most iconic landmarks and a testament to Belgians‘ quirky sense of humor • Ascend the steps of the imposing Palais du Justice, the city‘s best viewing point

Brussels’ Noble Beginnings: An Upper Town Audio Tour

8. Brussels’ Noble Beginnings: An Upper Town Audio Tour

Once upon a time, Brussels’ Upper Town was home to a majestic medieval castle on a hill that overlooked the city. As it expanded and Belgium came into its own, the Upper Town was redesigned to resemble other imperial capitals, like Paris and Vienna. On this walking tour, you’ll find out about the city’s metamorphosis, and hear about the pivotal characters and moments that define its history. Our tour starts outside Brussels’ parliament complex, the Palace of Nations, where you’ll hear how it took shape under Emperor Joseph II in the 1700s, and about its continual struggle with bureaucratic obstacles. You’ll saunter through the Parc de Bruxelles, once the hunting grounds of nobility and now expansive parks and gardens for the public to enjoy. Once you’ve traced the Royal Palace’s outline, your walk continues amongst the Square of Petit Sablon’s pretty flowers. At Egmont Park, you’ll hear epic tales of royal turmoil and religious conflict within the grounds that witnessed the reigns of Charles V and the Iron Duke, Fernando Álvarez de Toledo. The tour ends with city views fit for a king at the Palace of Justice. On this Brussels walking tour, you’ll have a chance to: • Learn what happened to the old Royal Palace and how the surrounding neighborhood came to be • Hear how a missing statue led to the founding of the Church of Our Lady of Victories at the Sablon • Discover the many faces of Egmont Palace and how its occupants were responsible for modern Belgium • Find out about “the ring,” the city’s historically dense core that was divided into two parts • Explore the different buildings around the Parc de Bruxelles, such as the Parliament, Royal Park Theatre, and the Vaux Hall of Brussels, another theatre • Promenade through the historic district of Sablon, known for its charming cobblestone streets and sophisticated wine bars • Get the layout of the museum district, including some of Brussels’ best like the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, the Musical Instruments Museum, and the Magritte Museum, an art museum • Stroll through a secret garden at Egmont Park and enjoy a drink at one of the best beer gardens in town During this tour through Brussels’ historic core, you’ll gain a new appreciation for the capital, while you discover both its secrets and finest sights along the way.

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thanks a lot for our guide for an excellent guide tour in Brussels! besides interesting historical facts and useful overview of the city, she gave us the advices regarding her favorite spots on the city map, which we discovered afterwards. highly recommended :)

Renata was the perfect guide. He has so much knowledge and passion for Belgium that I learned a lot while having so much fun! He took such good care of the group and customized the tour to our interests and pace. 5 stars!

Brilliant. Pablo is an excellent guide, he conveys very well especially the historical part of the city. The visit was so interesting that it practically made us forget the miserable weather.

Mark was great. Knowledgeable, spoke 8 languages, and framed the story of Brussels in such a special way. Would recommend.

Lots of information, nice atmosphere, gladly again, recommended!