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Antwerp Day Trip from Brussels

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41 reviews

Activity provider: Bravo Discovery

Antwerp Day Trip from Brussels

Activity provider: Bravo Discovery
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From US$ 61.28 per person

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Visit Antwerp, Belgium’s diamond and fashion capital, city of Peter Paul Rubens, and the current second biggest port of Europe.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French

Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the rich architectural heritage of the city of Antwerp.
  • Visit Belgiums diamond and fashion capital
  • Marvel at the sights
Full description
A day trip to Antwerp, Belgium’s diamond and fashion capital, city of Peter Paul Rubens, and the current second biggest port of Europe. Departure from Brussels. Itinerary: Start your visit in the Central Train Station, known as the ‘iron cathedral’ and considered one of the most beautiful railway stations in the world. Visit the diamond district and go to a diamond workshop, where you will learn about the history and cutting process of diamonds, and admire unique jewelry pieces. Next, go to “The Meir”, Antwerp’s main shopping street and where you can admire fashion stores in a beautiful architectonical setting. See “Meir Palace”, a Rococo mansion that was Napoleon’s palace. Taste artisanal coffee and handmade chocolate in what is now one of the most famous chocolate shops in Belgium. Visit Rubens’ house and learn a quick history of his work and contribution to Flemish art. Go to the Cathedral of Our Lady, which is the largest Gothic church in the Low Countries, and admire its north tower. Inside, contemplate an art collection that includes four masterpieces of Paul Peter Rubens. Visit the Baroque pulpit with a wooden sculpture of Pocahontas, and beautiful stained glasses. See Saint Charles Borromeo church, a jewel of Baroque architecture in the city which houses one of the most beautiful Baroque confessionals in the world. Walk to“Het Steen”, a medieval castle located in the city’s ancient port, where you can admire the Scheldt River and view a sunset next to the water. Enjoy some Leisure time to visit museums, eating a meal, and shopping. Return to Brussels at 7:30 pm. 
Includes
  • Local guide
  • Round-trip by train
  • Visit a diamond workshop
  • Entrance to the Cathedral of Our Lady
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

Grand-Place Brussels. Look for the white umbrella.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • Wear comfortable shoes - there will be a lot of walking on uneven surfaces.
  • Departure from Brussels every Tuesday and Thursday at 10:30 am.
  • Price: 34, 00€ pp.(free for children under 12 years old).
  • Free entrance to a diamond cutting factory.
  • Extra 6,00€, to enter the Cathedral of Our Lady, where you visit the paintings of Rubens.
  • Meeting point: Grand-Place in front of the “Tourist Information Office” at 10:30 am.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.1 /5

based on 41 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.6/5
  • Transportation
    4.3/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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The company put me with an English speaking guide once we arrived in Antwerp which I believe showed good awareness and planning. Both Isola and Luisa if I remember correctly were excellent. My guide in Antwerp was very knowledgeable, passionate about the city and excited to share as much as possible in the time.

July 21, 2022

Lilly, our guide was fantastic. We were disappointed that we could not visit the diamond district and workshop. We picked this tour instead of the Antwerp/Ghent tour because of this visit. We understand that it is closed. In that case, your description on the tour page should have been updated by removing the diamond district/workshop visit. Also, the description said "Visit Ruben's house", but, we were told that we had to pay for that separately and visit at our leisure time. This could have been specified in the "Know before you go" like it is specified that the Cathedral of our Lady is an extra 6 Euros.

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July 7, 2022

Our tour guide was great and did her best to answer all out questions! We got to see a lot of Antwerp and learned much about it. We had a small group (only 10 English speakers) and everyone was friendly and on time at meeting points. We even acquired 2 of them as new friends! We rode the train from/to Brussels with a small group of Spanish speakers but they toured Antwerp separately. We checked the train fare 2 days before and it would have cost us $7 less than the tour price per person. So basically, we got a tour guide for $7, learning as much as we could and not having to do our own research and not having to navigate the city on our own. And I got to visit a diamond factory/showroom. They did not push us at all to buy. No pressure. All in all, great value for the price! And I was pleasantly surprised about Antwerp. There's more to the city than diamond merchants :).

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June 7, 2019

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