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From Brussels: Ghent and Bruges Day-Tour

1. 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.

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Brussels: Walking Tour from Central Station to Manneken Pis

2. 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.

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From Brussels: Antwerp & Mechelen Guided Bus Trip

3. From Brussels: Antwerp & Mechelen Guided Bus Trip

Start your full-day tour with a drive from Brussels to Antwerp. Along the way, your guide will tell you about the landmarks you pass on the way out of Brussels. In Antwerp, see Steen Castle, Town Hall Square, the Church of Our Lady, the Rubens House, the diamond quarter, and more. After the tour you’ll have four hours of free time for lunch, a chance to do some shopping, or to admire frescoes by Rubens in the cathedral. Enjoy an optional visit to an artisanal diamond workshop. Anyone interested in the diamond world can enjoy a 45-minute explanation and see unique pieces of jewelry. It is the only place in Antwerp where craftsmen can be seen carving diamonds.

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Brussels: Full-Day Antwerp and Ghent Guided Tour

4. Brussels: Full-Day Antwerp and Ghent Guided Tour

At 8:30AM you will be picked up from a meeting point in the center of Brussels to head towards the city of Antwerp. On your way to Antwerp you will make a stop for a few minutes at the emblematic Atomium, where you will take a picture and continue your trip. Once there you will explore the Meat Market, Steen Castle, Town Hall Square, the Gothic-style Church of Our Lady, the Church of San Carlos de Borromeo, the Walk of the Cakes, and the beautiful Meir Street. Following this guided tour, you will receive an hour of free time to explore the city at your own leisure. The next destination will be the beautiful and powerful city of Ghent. Throughout this visit you will see the Cathedral of San Bavón (which contains the famous painting of the Van Eyck brothers), the Adoration of the Mystic Lamb, the Belfort Bell Tower, the peculiar Gothic and Renaissance Town Hall, the Church of San Nicolás, the Guild House of the Masons, the Wharf of the Herbs and the Grain, the Meat Market, and the majestic Castle of the Counts of Flanders. Following this magical trip you will re-board your bus, upon which you will return back to Brussels.

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From Brussels: Ghent Discovery Full-Day Small Group Tour

5. From Brussels: Ghent Discovery Full-Day Small Group Tour

The tour begins with pickup from the meeting point in Brussels and heads out of the city towards Ghent where a day of adventure awaits. During the journey, listen to your passionate guide bring to life the rich-history of Ghent and the ancient capital of Flanders whilst soaking up scenic views of the countryside. Arrive in Ghent and stretch your legs with a guided tour of the city’s highlights including the churches of Saint Jacob, Saint Michael, and Saint Nicholas, as well as the Town Hall, the Cloth Hall, and the Old Harbor. Next, enjoy a guided tour of the cathedral where you can learn about the Adoration of the Lamb painting by the Van Eyck brothers. Later, discover the impressive Castle of the Count of Flanders, one of Europe’s most important medieval castles which was built in the late 12th century. Once you’ve worked up a bit of an appetite, head over to the medieval Great Butcher’s Hall where you can taste local Ganda Ham that has been cured amongst the great wooden rafters. The ham is salted and dried by local craftspeople following an age-old traditional recipe. Afterwards, enjoy an option set lunch in the heart of the city followed by free time to explore at your own pace. The highlight of the day is a scenic boat ride along the rivers of Ghent, providing a unique perspective of the city. At the end of an unforgettable day, sit back and relax on the return journey to Brussels.

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Brussels: 3-Day Belgium Discovery Tour by Bus

6. Brussels: 3-Day Belgium Discovery Tour by Bus

Get to know Belgium on a 3-day bus tour and visit the 5 most important cities. Begin the tour in the capital city and take a short walk to the majestic Grand Place, the cradle of medieval Brussels. Then, hop onboard of the coach where a multilingual guide takes you to all the must-see highlights in the city center. To complete your Brussels tour, visit the outskirts of Brussels to see the Atomium, the Royal Residence Palace, and the EU district. Next stop on the tour: Antwerp, the old city with an impressive 13th-century castle that guarded the city and its medieval river port. Visit numerous sights of the world's largest harbor city including the Cathedral of Our Lady. Marvel at the countless paintings by world-class artists of the 17th century including the masterpieces of Flemish artist Peter Paul Rubens. Continue the tour through Antwerp to see the gothic guild houses at the Market Square, the Antwerp railway station, the Diamond District and the Jewish quarter. If you can, try the local beer called 'Bolleke' in your free time. The third and fourth stop takes you to the cities of Ghent and Bruges. Visit the Saint-Bavo’s Cathedral in Ghent, home to the world-famous Mystic Lamb Painting (optional) and walk along the Castle of the Counts of Flanders, a picturesque medieval harbor. Then, savor a delicious lunch in Bruges and enjoy the view of the peaceful Lake of Love and the picturesque Beguinage. Your guide will reveal stories and secrets from the Viking period until the end of the Middle Ages. Visit the top highlights of Bruges including the Basilica of the Holy Blood of Jesus, the Belfry Tower, Our Lady’s Church, Saint John’s hospital, etc. Optionally, take a pleasant boat trip along the narrow canals. On the last stop, your guide will take you on a breathtaking walk through the ancient heart of Leuven. Marvel at the architecture of the beautiful city hall, the largest Beguinage in Flanders, the ancient cloth hall, the baffling university library and many more. Visit the Shrine of Father Damien, the patron of the lepers who was recently beatified. See the highlights in this city including the unique ‘Old Market’ area with its many catering establishments. Although you will be seeing a sound portion of the city highlights, you'll also get some free time to discover the city at your own pace.

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Brussels: Private 4-Hour History Walking Tour

7. Brussels: Private 4-Hour History Walking Tour

Discover the historic center of Brussels with a local and certified tour guide on a private walking tour. Conveniently have your guide pick you up from your hotel and begin your walk to explore the city. See Brussel's most important landmarks like the Grand Place buildings in the main square, the Manneken Pis statue, and the Galeries Royales. Hear the story about the city's iconic chocolate shops, visit the main cathedral, the Park of Brussels, and the Royal Palace. Head off the beaten track to the affluent neighborhood of Sablon and see its beautiful art galleries and antique shops. Also stop by the Justice Court for its panoramic view and more.  Customize your tour with your guide to suit the interests and needs of you and your group.

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Brussels: Highlights Private Tour

8. Brussels: Highlights Private Tour

Your expert guide will pick you up from Brussels Airport and show you a city full of culture and beautiful architecture. In the morning you will discover the city by car see the many sights of Brussels, including the Atomium, the gothic cathedral, the 19th century Palace of Justice with its panoramic view over the entire city, the Jubilee Park with king Leopold II's museum island and universal exhibition halls. For lunch you can go your own way, with some recommendations of course. You can go for "haute cuisine" or for simple but delicious mussels with fries. Afterwards explore the city on foot, from the fish market over the Halles Saint-Géry to one of the most beautiful market squares in Europe, the "Grand Place".

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What people are saying about Brussels

The tour was perfect to see more of Brussels. While the time spent in each city is not much, it was a good overview of the cities and we will definitely return to each for a longer visit next time. Stephen was perfect on the tour and was accommodating to all. Only item I would tell other people to bring is to bring your own headphones with a 3.5mm plug. The ones provided are very uncomfortable, and when you have to have them in your ears most of the day, it can hurt.

Andrea made us have a very nice day. We visit Ghent first and then Bruges. We had free time in both cities. They took us to eat at a restaurant in Bruges, the truth was that it was a bit expensive ... despite that Andrea was 10.

Trip to Ghent/Brugge. On 12/12. It was a great day . Our Guide was brillant friendly and very informative. I wish I remember her name. She was a Spainish woman. We when from Brussels . 4 adults from Dublin

A very cold day but Miriam was the best leader for uș. A very intersting expierence. Thank you a lot!

It was great! The guide speak very well many languages and she is so helpful during all activity.