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Brussels Guided Tours

The historic city of Brussels offers plenty in the way of sightseeing and visitors will have a hard time deciding where to begin. Luckily there's a multitude of wonderful tours available throughout Brussels to help you out. Look out for walking tours and independent rail trips paired with hop-on hop-off bus passes. Take a day-trip out to Antwerp, take a walking chocolate tour or visit the UNESCO World Heritage site of Bruges for some beer-tasting. With so many fantastic and unique choices, visitors will have a fabulous time exploring all that the city of Brussels has to offer.

Here is a selection of hand-picked tours and excursions, bookable through tour partner Viator:

Ghent and Bruges Day Trip from Brussels

Discover two of Flanders' special gems on a full day trip to Ghent and Bruges. No visit to Belgium is complete without a visit to these two beautiful cities, just a short drive from Brussels.After a one-hour drive through the scenic Belgium countryside you'll arrive in Ghent. Here you will visit the St. Bavo Cathedral, home of the world-famous "Mystic Lamb" painting (optional, closed on Sunday).During your city tour of Ghent you will see important buildings from the Middle Ages, such as the Belfry, the St. Nicolas Church and the Castle of the Counts of Flanders.Next, while driving through the Flemish countryside to Bruges, you can hear an audio history of Flanders, Ghent and Bruges via headphones. Upon arrival in Bruges, you'll visit the Lake of Love (Minnewater) and the Beguinage (convent). Take advantage of some free time to enjoy lunch (not included) before you start a walking tour to discover: Our Lady Church with a statue by Michelangelo, the Market Square with the Belfry, and the Town Hall Square (Burg) with the Chapel of the Holy Blood.After the walking tour you can take an optional boat cruise along the canals. You will depart Bruges at approximately 6:30pm. Click here to find out more about this deal!

Brussels Half-Day City Tour

Choose between a morning or afternoon guided coach tour and get better acquainted with Brussels. Sit back and relax as you soak in the historic highlights of Belgium's culture capital.Your tour begins with a short walk to discover the heart of medieval Brussels in the famous Grand Place, with its world-famous Market Square. Here, you will hear about the history of the remarkable City Hall and quaint Guild Houses.Next, you will tour the city by luxury coach to see the beautiful St. Michael's Cathedral, the Congress Column, the Heyseldistrict with the world-famous Atomium, the Chinese Pavilion and the Japanese Tower. Passing the Royal Residence, you'll return to the city center to see the Sablon district with its countless antique dealer shops.Your tour continues with a drive to the magnificent Palace of Justice and fashionable Louise Square. Passing the stately Royal Square, the Royal Palace and the Houses of Parliament, you'll arrive in the Cinquantenaire district, with its Triumphal Arch, exceptional museums and splendid Art Nouveau houses particular highlights of this part of Brussels.You will also find yourself at the very heart of the European Union as you drive in front of the imposing EU buildings housing the European Commission, the European Parliament and the Council of Ministers. Click here to find out more about this deal!

Brussels City Hop On Hop Off Tour

Marvel at the best of Brussels from an open-top double-decker bus, complete with informative commentary. You have the option to hop-on and off as many times as you like at any of the 12 stops for your own sightseeing. With bus departures every 30 minutes and tickets valid for 24 hours after first use, this is the perfect way to orientate yourself with Belgium's capital.Don't Miss: Park Royal Park Theatre Belgian Federal Parliament Palace of Academy Royal Palace Dynasty Museum Equestrian Statue of Godfrey de Bouillon Royal Museum of Fine Arts Old England Museum of Musical Instruments Click here to find out more about this deal!

Amsterdam Day Trip from Brussels

Holland is only a stone's throw away from Belgium so don't miss the chance to visit Amsterdam on a comprehensive day trip from Brussels. Cross the Dutch border and enter a land of polders and dikes dotted with countless windmills before reaching the Amsterdam area. Take the opportunity to customize your itinerary with free time in Amsterdam. Soak up the vibe at Dam Square or enjoy an optional canal ride - the choice is yours!You'll visit a craft center at a traditional farm to get familiar with everything that made Holland great: tasty cheese, traditional clogs and beautiful pottery. There's also time for lunch (optional).In the afternoon, you may wish to join a boat tour along Amsterdam's many picturesque canals (optional). Alternatively, have a break and enjoy some free time at the Dam Square, which is famous for its Royal Palace, or simply wander through the splendid city of Amsterdam at your leisure. Click here to find out more about this deal!

Luxembourg and the Ardennes Day Trip from Brussels

If you've got just one day to spare, take a full-day tour from Brussels to explore Luxembourg and the picturesque Ardennes region.After traveling through rolling hills and dense forest, you'll emerge at Lavaux Saint-Anne, a beautiful Belgian Castle. You have the option here to visit the museum dedicated to hunting and nature.Upon arriving in land-locked Luxembourg, your local guide will take you on a sightseeing tour through the capital of the Grand-Duchy. After lunch you'll visit the old city followed by free time to explore at your own leisure. On the way back to Brussels, the tour stops at the riverside town of Dinant. Visit the impressive citadel overlooking the town before continuing your scenic drive back to Brussels, following the River Meuse as far as Namur. Click here to find out more about this deal!

Antwerp Half-Day Trip from Brussels

Spend an afternoon in Antwerp, Belgium's second largest city on Europe's largest harbor. You'll discover the city of Peter Paul Rubens and see how diamonds are cut and polished at a gem workshopLeaving Brussels, you'll drive through the countryside to Antwerp's city center. Your first stop is Marquet Square with its ancient houses and Our Lady's Cathedral. Amongst other treasures, the cathedral contains two of Rubens' master works: "The Elevation of the Cross" and "The Descent from the Cross". Antwerp is also the world's diamond center, and you'll visit a diamond workshop to learn more about the diamond industry. After taking a drive through Antwerp's famous harbor, you'll return to Brussels in time for dinner. Click here to find out more about this deal!

The Brussels Card

The Brussels Card is your entrance ticket to a long list of Brussels' museums and ALL the buses, trams and metros of the Brussels Public Transport Company (STIB), except for the lines L12 (Nato-Airport) and N71. For the National Botanical Gardens of Belgium and for the Wellington Museum you have to pay a small supplement as well.SAVE MONEY WITH THE BRUSSELS CARD:Free admission to 24 museumsFree public transport (all the buses, trams and metros of the Brussels Public Transport Company, except for the lines L12 (Nato-Airport) and N71)Free city mapReceive 25% discount in the selected attractions, cultural institutions, shops, restaurants and bars and 5% discount in designer boutiques.Every card comes with a FREE guidebook with helpful information on the establishments associated with the card, as well as a city map This guide comes with your Brussels Card and explains everything about the museums below and about other discounts included in the Brussels Card: DescriptionWhere it isHow to get thereOpening hoursThe descriptions are in 4 languages: Dutch, German, French and English. Click here to find out more about this deal!

Bruges Express City Tour from Brussels

Upon arrival in Bruges you will visit the Lake of Love (Minnewater) and the Beguinage (convent).Afterwards, join a walking tour and discover Our Lady's Church, with the Madonna statue by Michelangelo, the Market Square with the Belfry and the Town Hall Square (Burg) with the Chapel of the Holy Blood. During the trip to Bruges a recorded commentary will help you discover the history of Flanders, Ghent and Bruges.After the walking tour and for weekend tours only, you can choose to include an optional boat tour along the canals. The price is approximately 4,40 Euro (to be paid direct). Click here to find out more about this deal!

Private Tour: Brussels Chocolate Walking Tour

Pound the pavement in Brussels on this four hour guided walking tour with a twist. Your knowledgeable local guide will point out the major sights and explain the history of Brussels and why its famous for mouth watering chocolate, finish your tour by enjoying a delectable Belgian chocolate tasting session by a master Chocolatier.Loose yourself down the cobbled streets of the historic old town as you stumble on to Grand Place, the former market square. A short stroll away stands Manneken Pis, the iconic Brussel's statue sculpted by Jerome Duquesnoy in 1619. You will also follow the famous trail of the Comic Strip Route, a series of giant comic murals and colorful statues line alleys throughout the old city center.New tour for 2009, book early to avoid disappointment! Opposite Parc de Bruxelles is the Royal Palace, though no longer the official royal residence, it attracts considerable attention for its ceiling made from the wings of moths. Take a stop along the way to enjoy some of the best milk chocolate on the planet! Visit the European Union district home to Parliament Buildings and Art Nouveau houses.Along the way your knowledgeable guide will take you to some of the most luxurious chocolate shops the city has to offer. Your tour concludes with an irresistible Belgian chocolate session. It's no secret Belgium makes some of the world's finest chocolate, so come along and sample some of the best pralines and truffles in the world! Watch a demonstration by a master chocolatier and obtain a greater appreciation for this irresistible pleasure. Try your hand at making your own real Belgian pralines and take your creation home with you. Click here to find out more about this deal!

Mini Europe - Miniature Model Park

The miniature model park of Mini Europe allows you to sample the charms specific to each European country. An adventure you'll experience nowhere else!Stroll in the typical ambience of the most beautiful cities of the Old Continent. The unmistakable chimes of Big Ben welcome you to the heart of London. The gondolas and mandolins serenade you with the charms of Venice. Take the Thalys from Paris to the furthest end of France. At the airport, planes are ready to take off to the Copenhagen Stock Exchange, the Acropolis in Athens or the canals of Old Amsterdam.Many animations create a lively atmosphere... let Mount Vesuvius explode and feel the earthquake. Break down the Berlin Wall. A little Finnish girl will dive into the icy waters of the Olavinlinna Lake as often as you want. Cry 'ole, ole! to encourage the matador in the arena. More than 350 sites and monuments have been reconstructed down to the finest details and set in a suitable green setting with their own typical ambience.You have the option to combine entry to Mini-Europe with entry to Oceade. This water attraction park contains open air and covered zones featuring waterslides, wave swimming pool, sauna land, amusements, Aqua fun house and whirlpool. At a barmy 29 degrees, Oceade is the perfect place to cool off in the heat of a European summer. Click here to find out more about this deal!