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  • Brussels Mini-Europe Admission Ticket

    1. Brussels Mini-Europe Admission Ticket

    Discover Europe's most popular attractions in miniature. Encounter monuments from across the continent recreated down to the smallest detail. See a 4-meter high Big Ben, and 13-meter tall Eiffel tower, with all attractions recreated at a scale of 1 to 25. Be amazed at the eruption of Vesuvius and the fall of the Berlin Wall. Watch the launch of Ariane V and marvel at many other working models. Both young and old will enjoy spending a couple of hours exploring Mini-Europe. Experience also a fascinating and interactive Spirit of Europe exhibit that takes you through the history of the European Union, its place in the world. A catalog brimming with interesting anecdotes is included with the purchase of an adult ticket.

    It was easy to get in, get around and get out. We went on a week day and it was hot. Bring water! Everything was cute and worth the price. Fun for the whole family.

  • Brussels: Magritte Museum Entry Ticket

    2. Brussels: Magritte Museum Entry Ticket

    Visit the world's largest collection of works by René Magritte. Enjoy access to more than 230 works and archives of the famous surrealist artist. View oil paintings, sketches, and sculptures, as well as posters, photographs and films made by Magritte himself. After viewing the surrealist masterpieces, take a relaxing break at the on site café and restaurant. Stop by the shop for an impressive selection of posters, postcards, gifts and books.

  • Brussels: 2.5-Hour Chocolate Museum Visit with Workshop

    3. Brussels: 2.5-Hour Chocolate Museum Visit with Workshop

    Begin your chocolate experience by touring the museum for approximately one and a half hours. Peruse with your audio guide and discover the history of cocoa and chocolate in an interactive and fun way. Enjoy chocolate tastings and watch a demonstration on Belgian's famous artisanal pralines. Afterward, learn to make your own chocolates with the help of a professional chocolate maker. Create mendiant chocolates, personalized chocolate bars, and lollies to take home with you. The chocolate making workshop takes about one hour.  

    This was a very fun activity to do with a group. Do not be late, we were because of the line outside and they started without us. We made up for it with making chocolate button blobs but we did have time to make chocolate bars and suckers. It was good high quality chocolate, milk and dark. The self guided tour after was nice but was a bit long. Make sure you get in line extra early for this. Very fun activity for a group to do!

  • From Brussels: Ghent and Bruges Day-Tour

    4. From Brussels: Ghent and Bruges Day-Tour

    Discover two of Flanders’ most enchanting cities and follow your guide back in time! Ghent’s medieval architecture and vibrant atmosphere will impress you as you visit Saint-Bavo’s Cathedral, home to famous Mystic Lamb painting (option), and pass by the Castle of the Counts of Flanders the picturesque medieval harbor Graslei and much more. In Bruges, you will enjoy the peaceful Lake of Love and the old beguinage. Furthermore with your guide you discover the city on foot and you also have the option to enjoy a pleasant boat trip along the narrow canals. Do not forget your comfortable shoes to brave the cobbled streets! Choose between a private and a shared option.

    The trip was great from start to finish. Coach was clean and comfortable. Perfect amount of time in both cities and the tour enabled us to see a lot of different interesting things. Our tour guide Andrea was great - really informative and had lots of interesting facts. The use of microphone and earphones meant we could hear everything. Overall it was a fantastic trip and would 100% recommend.

  • Brussels: Guided Walking Tour

    5. Brussels: Guided Walking Tour

    Get an overview of the fascinating city of Brussels, with a tour through the medieval and Baroque city, the industrial city, the bourgeois city, and on to modern Brussels. This tour ensures you get to see all the parts of this multi-faceted city. With your informative tour guide, learn about the city’s museums, where the best bars and local beers are, and where to buy the best chocolate at a reasonable price. Your guide will also answer any practical questions you might have about restaurants, attractions, nightlife, or even just getting around on public transport. During your walking tour of the city, the tour will be split into two different areas: the Upper City and Lower City. The tour is structured this way to help you better understand the origins and historic development of Brussels.  During your tour of the Lower City, you will see highlights such as The Grand Palace, The Eve...

    It was an amazing experience. Walid was very passionate and well informed. I would highly recommend him to others.

  • Brussels: Free Walking Tour with Booking Fee

    6. Brussels: Free Walking Tour with Booking Fee

    Book an advanced reservation for Brussels’s popular free city tour and enjoy an informative 2-hour walking tour of the city’s main attractions. Learn about the city's history from passionate expert guides. These local guides offer their services for free in the belief that you deserve the best possible tour, no matter what your travel budget is. Because they work for their tips, every tour is consistently one of the best. Listen to your guide as they walk you through the history of Brussels, from its origins as a muddy village on the Zenne River, to its current status as the Political Capital of Europe. Travel along unique routes that you won't find on other tours, and hear previously untold stories. See the famous Grand Place and discover the city’s historic center. Pass the Manneken Pis, stroll by the Royal Galleries, enjoy a panoramic view from Mont des Arts and much more. Discover ...

    2-2-5 hours seeing some interesting, historic, abs beautiful places in Brussels. James was wonderful.

  • Choco-Story Brussels Museum Entrance

    7. Choco-Story Brussels Museum Entrance

    Journey through the story of chocolate at Choco-Story Brussels, and learn the origins of the precious commodity and its transformation to the finished product. Delve deep in the history of the Aztecs, and discover how cocoa arrived in Europe.  Admire the exhibits of the museum, including illustrations, informative panels and videos that explain the culture of cocoa and how it is turned into chocolate. Watch a demonstration by a master chocolatier on how to make artisanal pralines.  Enjoy several tastings throughout your visit, and benefit from the chance to purchase some chocolates in the gift shop.

    It was great for our kiddos. They got to taste chocolate and see where it comes from. We had a good time.

  • Brussels: Train World Museum Entrance Ticket

    8. Brussels: Train World Museum Entrance Ticket

    Access one of the most enchanting museums in Brussels with an entrance ticket to Train World. Located in the old Schaerbeek rail station building, the museum opened in September 2015 and boasts over 8,000 square meters of space. Benefit from a free downloadable Train World app to help you make the most of your visit. Audio guides are also available for rent, or you can book a live guide in your chosen language for an additional fee. Once inside the museum, explore independently and see highlights such as the 19th-century "Pays de Waes" locomotive, the oldest preserved locomotive in continental Europe. Head to the on-site restaurant when you need a break or to enjoy lunch before or after your visit. Experience the warm hospitality of the restaurant and brewery "RN Express" and dine in a unique environment. Included in your admission ticket is access to the temporary exhibitions as foll...

    Un voyage dans le temps comme si on y était. Superbes machines et une restauration remarquable. Une atmosphère de belle époque. A faire sans hésiter.

  • From Brussels: Bruges and Ghent in a Day Guided Tour

    9. From Brussels: Bruges and Ghent in a Day Guided Tour

    Meet your guide at 8:30 AM in the center of Brussels and relax on the 100-kilometer journey to Bruges. Upon arrival, discover the charms of “the Venice of the North” and see why the entire historic center was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  Marvel at highlights such as the Lake of Love (Minnewater Lake) and the 13th-century Begijnhof complex, founded in 1245 to house lay religious women. Go to Walplein Square, where the shady trees and cafes provide a perfect place to relax. Visit Stoofstraat on the site of the city's former Red Light District, and see medieval monuments such as the 11th-century Old St. John’s Hospital. Look at the world's second tallest brickwork tower at the Church of Our Lady, and see other historic monuments such as Gruuthuse Palace, the Dijver Canal and the tiny piazza of Tanners Square (Huidenvettersplein). Go to one of the city's most photographed spots ...

    It was a very nice trip .Mark was funny.they give you lot of time to enjoy the view ..take pictures..you can also go on your own and come back to the given place and time if you dont want to go with the guide.

  • Brussels Pub Crawl

    10. Brussels Pub Crawl

    Experience the diverse and vibrant nightlife scene of Brussels with a fun and friendly guide, and taste some refreshing beers and great cocktails at discounted prices. Avoid the usual tourist bars and make new friends from around the world as you crawl from venue to venue over 3 hours. Get a wristband at the start of the night that gets you discounted drinks, including €1 beers at local pubs. Enjoy a welcome beer to start the evening, and then make your way to 4 of the best bars and clubs in town. Dance the night away at the last club, where the DJ spins top tunes every night. Benefit from free entry, a happy hour which lasts all night and a late closing time of 6:00 AM.

    Really great way to see some bars and meet fellow travelers. Also inexpensive! Would definitely recommend the experience to others.

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What people are saying about Brussels

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 2,754 reviews

We had a very nice and entertaining tour Adrian, he did a great job covering most of the cities history and important buildings. Definitely recommend the tour!

2-2-5 hours seeing some interesting, historic, abs beautiful places in Brussels. James was wonderful.

Great tour guide. Tried 9 beers and food/snacks included. Would definitely recommend.

Excellent guide who took us off the beaten track to show us the real Brussels.

Great service and guidance . Our guide was excellent