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Brussels: Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt and Tour

1. 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 and Hidden Gems Bike Tour

2. 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!

Brussels: Historical Tour with Chocolate & Waffle Tasting

3. Brussels: Historical Tour with Chocolate & Waffle Tasting

This small-group walking tour of maximum 12 guests, gives you an intimate experience of Brussels. An informative guide leads you through the historical center and its main historical sites including Grand Place, City Hall, Royal Galeries, Cathedral, Manneken Pis, Royal Square, Royal Palace and the magnificent Mont-des-Arts. During this visit, you will learn more about the historical background and how this young city acquired such a prominent role in Europe. You will be introduced to the Belgian culture and its gastronomy. A tasting of Belgian finest chocolate and waffle will be the icing on the cake! Thanks to the small-sized group you discover Brussels away from the busy crowds and in a much more personable way. The walk ends at the Royal Square with an astonishing view on the city. Walking straight down the magnificent Mont-des-Arts for about 5 minutes you will reach back the Grand Place. At the end, a short information session is held and many personal advices are given according to your indiviual needs. This walking tour is recommended for both first-time and returning visitors who want a deeper understanding of the city.

Brussels: Walking Tour with Audio Guide on App

4. Brussels: Walking Tour with Audio Guide on App

Explore Brussels on your terms with this self-guided audio tour, accessible on your smartphone! Immerse yourself in the beauty of this historic city at your own pace and in your preferred language. This self-guided audio tour offers you the flexibility to choose your destinations and decide how long you wish to spend at each site. Brussels is the capital of Belgium and will give you a warm welcome. From the impressive buildings to the convivial squares, this city is ideal for an audio guided tour. Enjoy all the beauty that Brussels has to offer and do not forget to take a good look around you, because Brussels has plenty of buildings with fantastic street art. Let yourself be taken on a walking route along the Grote Markt, Manneken Pis, the Kapelle Church and the Royal Palace. In between, try a real Belgian beer at A la Mort Subite. Not a beer fan? No worries, during the walking tour you pass all kinds of charming cafes where you can try another local drink. Explore Brussels's rich history, embrace its vibrant present, and be delighted by its captivating legends and stories. Whether you're embarking on a solo adventure, enjoying a romantic city stroll with your partner or exploring the city with friends or family, our self-guided audio tour caters to all preferences. Plus, you'll receive a nice discount when you do the tour with companions.

Brussels: Walking Tour with Highlights and Hidden Gems

5. Brussels: Walking Tour with Highlights and Hidden Gems

The tour is suitable for first-time visitors or travelers who have already been here. The route is designed in a way that our guests do not climb the hill, but descend from it comfortably, starting at the Royal Palace and ending in the heart of the city. Our affordable tour allows you to familiarize yourself with the maximum number of attractions in the city. You will get to know off-the-path places, get an overview of history, culture, and traditions, and just have a great time! Starting from the meeting point you will discover the history of the Royal Palace, you will explore the Park of Brussels with its hidden spots, you will see the remnants of the ancient Medieval city-walls, you will visit the church Notre-Dame des Victoires au Sablon and lern about the legend connected with Holy Maria about it, you will discover the iconic fountain Manneken Pis, pass an antique market and the Museum's quarter and finally you will discover the Grand Place Brussels, one of the most beautiful hostorical squares in Europe. And that's not all! Our guides will help you to plan the rest of your stay by giving you tips on the best places to relax and have fun. We'll tell you where to try the tastiest Belgian waffles and what souvenirs to buy to capture the memories of your trip.

Brussels: First Discovery Walk and Reading Walking Tour

6. 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!

Brussel: Self-Guided Outdoor Escape Game

7. Brussel: Self-Guided Outdoor Escape Game

Experience a unique outdoor escape game right on your smartphone. Take on the role of a profiler who travels back in time to solve a tricky case. Complex challenges await you in this adventure that will lead you deeper and deeper into the swamp of organized crime. The puzzles are location independent, so you can look forward to tricky and exciting tasks. But after each level, you'll learn interesting facts about the environment around you. While solving the puzzles of this thrilling case, you'll wander past some of Brussel's most fascinating sights. Grab your smartphones and head to the starting point to get started. Whether you work together as a team or split into smaller groups and teams, you can expect an exciting walk with breathtaking sights and relaxing breaks. Solve tricky puzzles, combine clues, discover surprising facts about each location, and enjoy the freedom to walk at your own pace. This game is ideal for escape game enthusiasts and puzzle fans who are looking for a challenging challenge for their group and don't want to miss out on the city's interesting locations.

Brussels: City Exploration Game and Tour

8. 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

9. 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

10. 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!

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(107 reviews)

Very good bike tour. Grim was a fantastic guide with lot of information and interesting places in Brussels we had a wonderful experience. Highly recommmend. Thank you Cactus tours.

Sancar was a great guide! Amazing memory. Loved the knowledge he shared with us regarding the history of Brussels and his recommendations!

Great tour, lots of things to see that you would never have found on your own. Entertaining and interesting tour with a nice guide

The talk at the start felt very length and it was freezing cold, otherwise very enjoyable

Great guide informing us on the history of Brussels