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Brussels Beer Tasting Tour

1. Brussels Beer Tasting Tour

Sample the varied and unique flavors of world famous Belgian beers on this exciting beer tasting tour of Brussels. Home to some of the most prized premium beers in the world, you will spent around four hours sampling favorites such as Geuze, fruity Chimay and superstrong Trappist beers at some of the city's most historic cafes. Guided by a knowledgable beer expert, learn about the colorful brewing history, the mysteries of those secret ingredients used to produce unique taste and texture and how to really drink and savor Belgian beer like a local. Along with a glass of eight different brews like Geuze, Chimay Triple, Adelardus Brune and Malheur Blonde, the Brussels Beer Tour also includes sightseeing detours to some of the city's most iconic landmarks such as Saint Catherine fishmarket, Ilot Sacre and the Royal Puppet Theater. For any true beer connoisseur this is a day not to be missed.

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Brussels Pub Crawl

2. 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.

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Brussels: Private Tour with a Local

3. Brussels: Private Tour with a Local

With this welcoming tour, transform your way of traveling to make it as much about the people you meet as it is the places you see. Explore the city with a friendly local who is passionate about his or her city and eager to share all the tips and tricks that will help you make the most of your trip. Meet where you're staying to get familiar with the neighborhood, find out about the best places to eat and buy groceries, discover the easiest ways to get around and learn about the top things to see and do. By the end of the tour, you'll feel more comfortable navigating the city and confident that you have all the information needed to make the most of your stay.

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Brussels: Mysteries and Legends Half-Day Walking Tour

4. Brussels: Mysteries and Legends Half-Day Walking Tour

Take a tour of Brussels that gets deep under its skin, exploring its secret societies and hidden symbols. Your private 4-hour walking tour starts at the luxurious Godiva chocolate store before diving into the city’s lesser known attractions and peeking at its famous sights from a new perspective. You will explore the Grand Place, considered by many as the most beautiful square in the world. Discover why it was built the way it was and the significance of the figure seven. Keep a lookout for the Zodiac sign on one of the buildings and learn the history of the city’s Freemasons. You will visit a Freemason’s grave in the Cathedral of St. Michael and search for a legend in its colorful church windows. The tour will take you uptown to the park opposite the Royal Palace to learn the meaning of hidden inscriptions. Hear about the concealed city below the Palace and get to know the founder of the Templars, Godfried of Bouillon. Walk a stretch of the trail of the pilgrims' route to Santiago de Compostela.

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Brussels: Kanal and Molenbeek Runnning Tour

5. Brussels: Kanal and Molenbeek Runnning Tour

Your running tour will take you through the canal and Molenbeek area, which in the 19th century used to be an industrial zone but is now turning into an exciting area full of original initiatives. Old industrial heritage is being converted into big-city development initiatives, bottom-up artists' projects, organic markets, and much more. You will begin at the new garage-turned-modern-art museum Kanal. From there you will visit Tour & Taxis Park before running through a 19th-century warehouse, discovering all of the different buildings from the former railway station. You will also discover here the brand-new park that goes all along the former railroad tracks. Following this you will visit the center of Molenbeek, with its lovely communal place (and its hidden piece of art), cosmopolitan population, former factories turned social workplaces, or musea, to name a few examples. The tour then takes you closer to the Kanal. After having looked at the former Bellevue site, you will cross to the other side which is in Brussels again. It is here that you will get to see the last "lead tower" that still exists today in Belgium. Finally, you will come back via the St. Catherine Square, which is home to both some legal and illegal street art.

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What people are saying about Brussels

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 175 reviews

It was my first time going on a private tour with a local and I enjoyed every minute of it. I was lucky to have a great tour guide! Very friendly and knowledgeable. Thank you for such a great and memorable service!

This was a great tour with a great mix of beer tasting and sight seeing around Brussels. Our tour guide Sebastian was great, and I would definitely recommend this tour!

This was an amazing experience if you’re a group of friends or couples just trying to meet cool people and drink around an unknown city.

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

It was fun and the beer was great. Excellent review and description of Belgian beers.