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Brussels: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

Brussels: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

Uncover the city's hidden gems with a hop-on hop-off bus ticket. Enjoy the freedom of exploring at your own pace, hopping off at whatever stops catch your eye. See the city's most iconic sights – and maybe even some off-the-beaten-path treasures – with the single red route. Hop on the red route and see top sights including the Palace of Fine Arts, the Sablons quarter, and the European Parliament. Look out at museums including the Train World Museum, Musical Instruments Museum, Horta Museum, and the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium. Stop at Place Royale and enjoy breathtaking views. Admire Saints-Michel-et-Gudule Cathedral, the Botanical Gardens, and more. Experience the city's authentic side and visit the Marolles neighborhood. This vibrant area offers a mix of old and new, traditional cuisine, vintage shops, and a festive atmosphere. Since 18 March, we propose you a single Red line that allow you to discover even more nice attractions as Basilica of the Sacred Heart, Koekelberg, Trainworld or Manneken-pis.

Brussels: Entry Ticket to Mini-Europe

Brussels: Entry Ticket to Mini-Europe

Explore Mini-Europe in Brussels with an entrance ticket to discover Europe's most popular attractions in miniature. See all the wonders of Europe in miniature along with bonsai trees, flowery groves, and dwarf trees that embellish the 350 monuments. Admire a 4-meter-high Big Ben, the 13-meter-tall Eiffel tower, and more with an entrance ticket. Set off the eruption of the Vesuvius and admire the take-off of the Ariane rocket. Destroy a section of the Berlin wall, launch an attack of legionnaires or scare the Vikings. Operate the many interactive live-action animations, from the Bells of Stockholm to the Windmills at Kinderdijk. Go on a walk to discover Europe and its historical, architectural, and cultural wealth. From the origins of democracy to the enterprising spirit, from Greek, Roman, or Viking heritage to the political transformations of the 21st century, find commentary at every stage of the journey in the catalog. Admire the many statues of the Grand-Place of Brussels painted with real gold leaves. Marvel at the 4-meter-tall Big Ben. At 13 meters, see the Eiffel Tower which is taller than a 3-story building. Located at the end of the park, enter the ‘Spirit of Europe’ a large indoor space where live-action models, games, and quizzes that give you the chance to test, enrich or perfect your knowledge of the 27 member states of the European Union and the United Kingdom. Enjoy spending time with your friends and family at the best miniature park in Europe. 

Brussels: Guided Walking Tour

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. 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.  Highlights on your tour of the Lower City include the Grand Palace, the Everard t'Serclaes monument on Charles Buls street, the Manneken Pis and Grands Carmes street, Marché au Charbon street, the Covering of the Senne, Riches Claires street, and Grande Île street, Saint-Géry Island and more.  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, and the Mort Subite. You'll also see 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 among many others.

Brussels: City Highlights Walking Tour and Food Tasting

Brussels: City Highlights Walking Tour and Food Tasting

Discover the history of Brussels and its vibrant food scene on a guided walking tour. Visit historic highlights bustling Grand Place and the famous Manneken Pis, and taste delectable Belgian chocolate, some beers in a local bar, Belgian waffles, or crispy fries in the city center. Meet your guide and explore the bustling Grand Place and learn more about the historic buildings that comprise the heart of the old city. See the Royal Saint-Hubert Galleries, one of the first shopping arcades in Europe, and learn about the motives and reasons behind its foundation. Head to a picturesque hillside park surrounded by artworks and street performances. Enjoy some fantastic photo opportunities as you admire the views of the city. Next, visit the famous Manneken Pis, and hear about the stories behind this peculiar landmark. Throughout the tour, savor some of the delicious food of the city. Taste some delectable Belgian chocolate, sample 4 beers from Brussels' thriving beer scene in a local bar, and try some classic Belgian waffles and crispy fries.

Brussels: Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt and Tour

Brussels: Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt and Tour

Get to know Brussels at your own pace with this interactive scavenger hunt you can play on your phone. Decipher riddles, interact with the most important attractions of the city, and unlock interesting facts and legends as you have fun with friends or family. After downloading the app (app link and login info received via email after booking), you'll use the integrated maps to find your way to 10 of the city's top attractions. Along the way, feel free to pause the game for a coffee, lunch, or a break at any time. At each stop, learn about the attraction and solve a location-based riddle that can only be solved if you reach the specific location. Use logic, imagination, observation, and team spirit to unlock the correct code and reveal the next destination of the city sightseeing game. As you explore, you'll need to work as a team and use logic, imagination, observation, and problem-solving to make your way around the city, solving a location-based riddle at each attraction to unlock the next location. Start your tour at the Parlamentarium and learn all about the European Parliament. The Place de Luxembourg will amaze you; it is one of the symbols of Brussels. The Royal Palace is unique and ready to solve a riddle based on this sightseeing. Then the Royal Museums of Fine Arts await you, don't forget to take pictures of the unique exhibits. Admire the Carillon of Mont des Arts and its unique architecture. The iconic Manneken-Pis is worth your time to learn its symbolism. Discover La Grand-Place, a huge city square surrounded by elegant historic buildings dating back to the 14th century. Jeanneke-Pis, the "little sister" of Manneken Pis is waiting for you to make a wish. Royal Gallery of Saint Hubert, a step before the end of the game will give you a few moments of enjoyment, and exploring the shops. Saint Nicholas Church will soothe you with its simplicity while the icing on the cake of this unique tour will be the Cathedral of St. Michael and St. Gudula with their incredible architecture.

Brussels: Historical Tour with Chocolate & Waffle Tasting

Brussels: Historical Tour with Chocolate & Waffle Tasting

This small-group walking tour of maximum 12 guests, gives you an intimate experience of Brussels. An informative guide leads you through the historical center and its main historical sites including Grand Place, City Hall, Royal Galeries, Cathedral, Manneken Pis, Royal Square, Royal Palace and the magnificent Mont-des-Arts. During this visit, you will learn more about the historical background and how this young city acquired such a prominent role in Europe. You will be introduced to the Belgian culture and its gastronomy. A tasting of Belgian finest chocolate and waffle will be the icing on the cake! Thanks to the small-sized group you discover Brussels away from the busy crowds and in a much more personable way. The walk ends at the Royal Square with an astonishing view on the city. Walking straight down the magnificent Mont-des-Arts for about 5 minutes you will reach back the Grand Place. At the end, a short information session is held and many personal advices are given according to your indiviual needs. This walking tour is recommended for both first-time and returning visitors who want a deeper understanding of the city.

Brussels: Walking Tour with Belgian Lunch, Chocolate, & Beer

Brussels: Walking Tour with Belgian Lunch, Chocolate, & Beer

Meet your guide at Mary'Grand'Place at 11am. The tour will start with a brief historical introduction of the Grand'Place and its guidhouses. Then it's time to visit one of the best chocolatiers of Brussels : Mary. Taste 2 delightfull chocolates with fresh vanilla cream from Madagascar and one with a champagne filling. We will continue our historical walk past Manneken Pis, The Bourse, Saint Géry (oldest part of Brussels). Time for a first beer at one of the oldest taverns of Brussels and to get you ready for our lunch of Belgian food. Around 12H15 we will have our Belgian food lunch with mussels to start with, then beefstew or meatballs with gratin. Along with the food we will savor 2 more beer, adjusted to the food. From there we take it Zinneken Pis, Fishmarkt of Brussels with its Saint Catherine church and old city gates, Chinatown, Mint and finally the Royal Galleries. At Mokafe we will taste a delicious big Brussels'waffle with chocolate and a coffee of tea. Before ending the tour we will have our last chocolate tasting at Jisk, the last evolution of chocolate with exotisch flavours.

From Paris: Guided Day Trip to Brussels and Bruges

From Paris: Guided Day Trip to Brussels and Bruges

Start with pickup from a centrally-located meeting point in Paris. Relax on a comfortable bus during the scenic transfer to Brussels. Begin your adventure amidst the architectural splendor of Brussels, a city that seamlessly blends medieval grandeur with modern vibrancy. See iconic landmarks such as the Manneken Pis or the Grand Place, where intricately gilded halls and the Town Hall create a breathtaking backdrop. Have the chance to purchase some world-renowned Belgian chocolates and waffles, treating your taste buds to a symphony of flavors. Venture into the idyllic Bruges, where winding canals, charming cobblestone streets, and historic architecture create a fairy-tale ambiance. Be transported to a bygone era as you wander the streets, discovering hidden gems and soaking up the unique atmosphere. Immerse yourself in the captivating landscapes of the Dutch countryside as you travel between these two gems. View windmills, tulip fields, and charming villages unfold before your eyes, providing a picturesque backdrop that epitomizes the quintessential charm of the Netherlands. Return to your meeting point in Paris with a deeper appreciation of these two Dutch cities.

Brussels: Hard Rock Cafe with Set Menu for Lunch or Dinner

Brussels: Hard Rock Cafe with Set Menu for Lunch or Dinner

Get ready to rock in Brussels at the Hard Rock Cafe in the city’s historic Grand Place. See priceless pieces from legends such as John Lennon, The Who, Sex Pistols, and Elvis Presley, as well as more contemporary curiosities, such as a stage costume worn by Madonna. The dining areas include upscale design features and innovative technology, including the interactive Rock Wall Solo, enabling fans to explore the world’s greatest rock ‘n’ roll memorabilia, and tour all of the Hard Rock's 174 global venues virtually. Pick from a menu of classic American fare and signature cocktails, with the choice of 3 options as follows: Gold Menu (2-course): Choice of main course - • Original Legendary burger (black Angus steak) • Moving Mountains burger (vegan) • Grilled chicken sandwich • Twisted mac, chicken, and cheese pasta • Grilled chicken caesar salad • Tupelo chicken tenders Dessert - • Brownie Choice of beverage - • One soft drink, coffee, or tea Diamond Menu (3-course):  Starter - • Fresh salad Choice of main course - • Original Legendary burger (black Angus steak) • Moving Mountains burger (vegan) • Smoked BBQ combo • Grilled salmon • Twisted mac, chicken, and cheese pasta • Steak salad • BBQ chicken Dessert - • Chocolate cake Choice of one beverage -  • One soft drink, coffee, or tea

Brussels: Guided Walking Tour

Brussels: Guided Walking Tour

Discover the highlights of Brussels on this guided walking tour. See incredible sights in Belgium’s capital, including the Grand Palace, Manneken Pis, the Cathedral of St. Michael and St. Gudula, and more. The tour starts in the impressive Grand Place: be amazed by the presence of the buildings that surround it, including the Town Hall and the King's House, where the Manneken Pis wardrobe is on display. The next stop is the famous Manneken Pis itself. Stolen twice, this statue of a urinating child is one of the most well-known of Brussels’ monuments.  Next, head to the Sablon Quarter, where you’ll find some of the most luxurious shops in the city, as well as a large number of art galleries, museums and lots of culture! Then head towards Place Poelaert, where the Brussels Palace of Justice is located, before stopping at the Place du Grand Sablon. Here, discover the Church of Notre Dame du Sablon, a religious center with a lot of importance for pilgrims in the Middle Ages.  Next, head towards the Royal Quarter and be captivated by the neoclassical square. Then visit the Mont des Arts, one of the most impressive spots in the city, offering incredible, unique views.  Finish the tour captivated by the beauty and history of Belgium’s incredible capital.

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What people are saying about Grand-Place

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4.4
(2,880 reviews)

Jorge was such a kind and thoughtful guide. He made sure we all were comfortable and taken care of. Very knowledgeable about the areas and joined us all for lunch. Thank you Jorge for sharing your beautiful city with us. Your passion for your town shows and lent to wonderful memories for us to take home to our families.

Laslo gave us a great introduction to the complex history of Belgium. There were frequent stops with interesting stories. Overall, the best thing to do when you come to Belgium for the first time. Thanks Laslo!

Tim was amazing. Incredibly knowledgeable, upbeat and friendly. Saw some great sites and the tastings were scrumptious.

Much better than expected. We had a delicious meal and the service was excellent. Overall, great experience.

Very interesting and informative tour. Sancar is a great tour guide.