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Brussels: Guided Walking Tour

1. 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 Everard t'Serclaes monument on Charles Buls street, The Manneken Pis and Grands Carmes street, Marché au Charbon street, Anspach Boulevard, The covering of the Senne, Riches Claires street and Grande Île street and The Saint-Géry island amongst many others.  Whilst perusing through the Upper city, you'll notice a very different style. During this portion of the tour you will see landmarks such as The Grand Place, the power of merchants, The Galeries Royales St Hubert, The Mort Subite, The Cathedral of St. Michael and St. Gudula (visit inside: stained glass windows, the Chapel of the Blessed Sacrament, the pulpit), The Royal Park, the Royal Palace, the Royal Square and The Palace of Coudenberg amongst many others.

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Brussels: Capital of Beer Exploration Game & Old Town Tour

2. Brussels: Capital of Beer Exploration Game & Old Town Tour

Be led on an exciting self-guided tour around Brussels’ Old Town where you play the role of a brewer on a quest to discover the best beer recipe in town. See the most famous drinking places in Brussels and learn about Belgium's rich beer culture. Download the app, go to the starting point, and begin the adventure. Follow clues that will take you to fascinating drinking places and attractions around the Old Town. Unlock secret stories of the places you visit on your beer-themed journey. See the Bourse Fountain, Belgian Brewers Museum, Carillon of the Mont des Arts, the Statue of Peter the Great, and many more. Walkthrough the most beautiful city square in Belgium - the magnificent Grand Place. Explore the favorite bars of the Belgian surrealist painter René Magritte and French poet Charles Baudelaire.   Use the clues to lead you from one site to another. Each clue provides you with exact directions so you won't need a map, GPS, or guide. Complete the tour in about 1.5 hours, however, there’s no time limit, allowing you to go at your own pace.  Play as a group or split into smaller groups/teams and compete against the others. Each person can also play on their own, separate from the group, and meet the group at the end of the tour.

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Brussels: Clue-Solving City Exploration Game

3. Brussels: Clue-Solving City Exploration Game

Play detective for the day as you enjoy a top-secret mission to explore the picturesque sights of Brussels! Solve challenges on your phone with friends and family, and unlock directions to your next location while admiring the city's most incredible spots. Admire the many gems that Brussels has to offer en route, from the Black Tower, and the Grand-Place, to le Mont des Arts. Take on the role of Olympus Peraux, a world-famous detective hired by Princess Astrid of Sweden to investigate her own security for an upcoming wedding with Prince Leopold of Belgium. Learn the history of Brussels while having fun during this exciting 2-3 hour game. Play on your own, with a group, or in competition with another team.

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Luxembourg & Dinant: Full-Day Sightseeing Tour from Brussels

4. Luxembourg & Dinant: Full-Day Sightseeing Tour from Brussels

Discover the landlocked Grand Duchy of Luxembourg on a full-day tour from Brussels, traveling through the scenic Ardennes forests along the way. Continue to Luxembourg City, capital of the Grand Duchy. Here, your guide will take you to the Kirchberg quarter, site of many of the buildings of the European Union, such as the European Court of Justice, and the European Commission. Wander the streets of the old town, and go to the impressive Notre-Dame Cathedral, a beautiful example of late Gothic architecture with Renaissance adornments. There will be time to marvel at the Palace of the Grand Duke, and see the city’s fortifications during some free time in the city center. After some free time in the city, visit the picturesque village of Dinant, with its fifteenth century collegial, its citadel and its tiny saxophone museum (optional). Choose between a private and a shared option.

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Brussels: Highlights and Hidden Gems Guided Bike Tour

5. Brussels: Highlights and Hidden Gems Guided Bike Tour

Head out on a bike to discover Brussels' famous landmarks and hidden gems with the help of your local guide. Explore different neighborhoods of the city and see how they are all distinct and unique. Make a stop along the way to sit down and enjoy a drink at one of the cozy terraces in the city.  Hop on your bike for a great introduction to Brussels and its widely diverse neighborhoods. Pedal past the Marolles, the Fish Market, and the Courthouse, but also some less obvious spots that will offer you a surprising view of the city. Make stop around half-way of the tour and put aside your bicycle to have a short break in a cozy bar or terrace with the group. After, continue to discover more of what Brussels has to offer. 

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Brussels: Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt

6. Brussels: Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt

Solve riddles and find clues on a self-guided scavenger hunt through Brussels. Download the app onto your phone and explore Brussels at your own pace. Use the app and integrated maps to find your way to 10 of the city's top attractions. Solve a location-based riddle at each attraction and unlock the next location you need to visit. Each riddle reveals interesting facts about the location. Work as a team and use logic, imagination, observation, and problem solving to make your way around the city. Along the way, feel free to pause the game for a coffee, lunch, or a break at any time.

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Brussels: Private Tour with a Local

7. 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: 2-Hour Guided Walking Tour of Historic Center

8. Brussels: 2-Hour Guided Walking Tour of Historic Center

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 history in an entertaining and accessible way, and enjoy one of the most popular tours in the city.

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Brussels: Private Food Tour – 10 Tastings with Locals

9. Brussels: Private Food Tour – 10 Tastings with Locals

Eat your way through Brussels culinary scene on a private food tour. Go on a delicious journey as you try 10 of the best food items beloved by the locals: from savory to sweet and local drinks; this tour will leave every foodie satisfied. Enjoy a bite of the ultimate classics Belgian Fries and Chocolate and taste them in their authentic, local flavor. Each tasting is typical of the local cuisine and hand-picked by a local guide passionate about food. Visit La Bourse, Saint Gery Café Des Halles, and Impasses of Brussels (Culs-de-sac), plus other remarkable spots in between food stops and hear about their history and cultural relevance from your knowledgeable guide.

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From Brussels: Bruges Private Tour

10. From Brussels: Bruges Private Tour

Bruges is an ancient city located in the northern part of Belgium, about 100 kilometers from Brussels. The city was once a main port of Belgium and welcomed plenty of artists and nobles from Europe during the 15th century.  Bruges maintained its medieval appearance thanks to various factors from the last centuries, about which you will learn during your tour. Today, Bruges is a destination of choice for thousands of tourists every year. On your tour you will visit the city's most important places, such as the ancient city wall park, market square, Burg Square, VisMarkt, GroeningeMuseum, Our Lady of Bruges, Old St. John’s Hospital, Brewery ‘De Halve Maan, the Beguinage and the ‘Lake of Love’.

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What people are saying about Brussels

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 134 reviews

I’ve played a couple of these and this one was the best! Good location specific history and information. We didn’t even finish it because it led us to such cool bars

Really worth doing, esp if you're new in the city and want to get familiar with it a little bit. Excellent guide from Scotland, Fraiser!

The walking tour was amazing. The guide, Mario, do an excellent job!

Very enthusiastic guide and explained well the city monuments

Excellent guide tour, with inspiring and fun guide James!