Antwerp Day Trip from Brussels

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Antwerp Day Trip from Brussels

From $70.64 per person

Visit Antwerp, Belgium’s diamond and fashion capital, city of Peter Paul Rubens, and the current second biggest port of Europe.

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Duration 8 hours
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Spanish, English, French

Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the rich architectural heritage of the city of Antwerp.
  • Visit Belgiums diamond and fashion capital
  • Marvel at the sights
Full description
A day trip to Antwerp, Belgium’s diamond and fashion capital, city of Peter Paul Rubens, and the current second biggest port of Europe. Departure from Brussels. Itinerary: Start your visit in the Central Train Station, known as the ‘iron cathedral’ and considered one of the most beautiful railway stations in the world. Visit the diamond district and go to a diamond workshop, where you will learn about the history and cutting process of diamonds, and admire unique jewelry pieces. Next, go to “The Meir”, Antwerp’s main shopping street and where you can admire fashion stores in a beautiful architectonical setting. See “Meir Palace”, a Rococo mansion that was Napoleon’s palace. Taste artisanal coffee and handmade chocolate in what is now one of the most famous chocolate shops in Belgium. Visit Rubens’ house and learn a quick history of his work and contribution to Flemish art. Go to the Cathedral of Our Lady, which is the largest Gothic church in the Low Countries, and admire its north tower. Inside, contemplate an art collection that includes four masterpieces of Paul Peter Rubens. Visit the Baroque pulpit with a wooden sculpture of Pocahontas, and beautiful stained glasses. See Saint Charles Borromeo church, a jewel of Baroque architecture in the city which houses one of the most beautiful Baroque confessionals in the world. Walk to“Het Steen”, a medieval castle located in the city’s ancient port, where you can admire the Scheldt River and view a sunset next to the water. Enjoy some Leisure time to visit museums, eating a meal, and shopping. Return to Brussels at 7:30 pm. 
Includes
  • Local guide
  • Round-trip by train
  • Visit a diamond workshop
  • Entrance to the Cathedral of Our Lady
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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    Grand-Place Brussels. Look for the white umbrella.

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    Know before you go

    • Wear comfortable shoes - there will be a lot of walking on uneven surfaces.
    • Departure from Brussels every Tuesday and Thursday at 10:30 am.
    • Price: 34, 00€ pp.(free for children under 12 years old).
    • Free entrance to a diamond cutting factory.
    • Extra 6,00€, to enter the Cathedral of Our Lady, where you visit the paintings of Rubens.
    • Meeting point: Grand-Place in front of the “Tourist Information Office” at 10:30 am.
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    4.1 / 5

    based on 37 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.3/5
    • Transportation
      4/5
    • Value for money
      4.3/5
    • Safety
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    Our tour guide was great and did her best to answer all out questions! We got to see a lot of Antwerp and learned much about it. We had a small group (only 10 English speakers) and everyone was friendly and on time at meeting points. We even acquired 2 of them as new friends! We rode the train from/to Brussels with a small group of Spanish speakers but they toured Antwerp separately. We checked the train fare 2 days before and it would have cost us $7 less than the tour price per person. So basically, we got a tour guide for $7, learning as much as we could and not having to do our own research and not having to navigate the city on our own. And I got to visit a diamond factory/showroom. They did not push us at all to buy. No pressure. All in all, great value for the price! And I was pleasantly surprised about Antwerp. There's more to the city than diamond merchants :).

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    June 7, 2019

    Sensational!!!!

    It was a very nice day !!! Our guide Laura was wonderful !!! She shared knowledge and always treated us with respect, was receptive from the first moment !! The tour was in spanish so she always asked me if I understood !! She told us curiosities, always concerned about our well-being since we did everything on foot. Punctuality in leaving and returning. She was just fantastic !!!!!!!

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    August 27, 2018

    The guides were very nice and helpful. The group was mainly oriented towards Spanish speakers though

    October 5, 2019

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