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Antwerp: Private 3-Hour Historical Sightseeing Walking Tour

1. Antwerp: Private 3-Hour Historical Sightseeing Walking Tour

Meet your guide in the lobby of your hotel then embark on a historical exploration of the city center. Visit the bustling Market Square, also known as Grote Markt, nestled in the heart of the city’s old quarter. Admire the square's beautiful and iconic Brabo Fountain and learn about the history of the fountain, which was inaugurated in 1887. Continue the tour onto the stunning Renaissance City Hall and surrounding 16th and 17th century guild houses. Marvel at the intricate architecture of the buildings, which dominate the Antwerp skyline, and listen to your guide share insightful information about them. Walk to the magnificent Our Lady Cathedral next, which houses a collection of art pieces by famous Flemish masters. Wander through the medieval part of the city, Vlaeykensgang, characterized by narrow streets and crooked alleyways, then through Groenplaats Square until you reach the Meir, the most popular shopping street of Antwerp. Pass by The Rubens House, the home and atelier of the baroque painter Pieter Paul Rubens. Finally, the tour ends with a guided visit to the Central Station of Antwerp, a beautiful building constructed at the end of the 19th century.

From Brussels: Antwerp & Mechelen Guided Bus Trip

2. 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.

Brussels: 3-Day Belgium Discovery Tour by Bus

3. 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.

Combination Tour: Experience Brussels and Antwerp

4. Combination Tour: Experience Brussels and Antwerp

On this comprehensive combination tour, visit the highlights of two cities, Brussels and Antwerp, in just one day. Your multilingual guide is your host, who will be more than happy to give you suggestions of what else to see and do in these cities, and will answer any questions you may have.  In Brussels, start out with a short walk to the majestic Grand Place, which was the cradle of medieval Brussels. Here, board your coach and take off to see all the must-see highlights of the city center, as well as the Atomium, Royal Residence Palace, and the EU district in the outskirts of the city. This comprehensive tour of Brussels will have plenty of opportunities to stop and take pictures. In the afternoon, visit the city of Antwerp: the city that has it all. Starting at the impressive 13th-century castle, carry on to Our Lady's Cathedral, which houses countless paintings by world-class artists of the 17th century. The absolute masterpieces are the Rubens paintings — seeing these is a truly unforgettable experience.  Then, visit the Gothic guilt houses at Market Square, followed by Antwerp Railway Station, the most beautiful railway station in the world. Nearby, there is the diamond district (Antwerp is the global capital of the diamond trade) and the Jewish quarter.

The Netherlands: Private Day Trip to Antwerp and Bruges

5. The Netherlands: Private Day Trip to Antwerp and Bruges

Get picked up at your hotel by a professional guide who will drive you around so that you can discover Antwerp - the European capital of culture and the global center for diamonds - before you continue to visit Bruges - where the historic center was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In Antwerp, you will visit the second biggest harbor in Europe and the home town of the Flemish Baroque painter, Peter Paul Rubens. You will explore the Market Square with the Town Hall, Saint-Paul's Church, and the beautiful Golden Age Guild Houses. There is not only history to discover in Antwerp, as it is also know for its modern architecture. See the new Palace of Justice, the Museum aan de Stroom, and the new Port House. Afterwards, go to Bruges and explore the charming area around the Dyver canal, stroll the cobbled square of Walplein, and wander through the narrow lanes of the Stoofstraat. You will also discover the Gruuthuse Palace, Burg Square, and the Basilica of the Holy Blood before you return to your hotel.

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What people are saying about Antwerp

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Our city guide "Willi" knew how to shine with a lot of knowledge and showed us many interesting and historical "corners" of Antwerp during the city tour, which a "normal tourist" would have overlooked. Overall a very worthwhile guide

A very interesting visit, the guide Jesus made it great despite the fact that we were more than 50 people, but with the radio he solved the tour well. Although if possible the group should have been divided between two guides.

This pack is perfect and all guides are extremely friendly, they speak many languages and they know a lot about the places visited. The tours are very organized. It was a great experience for me and my cousin. Thanks a lot.

Lovely a shame the works

Marta our great guide, the city and the excursion we loved, it hurts that all Antwerp is under construction, organization by impeccable good morning tours.