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Brussels: Private 90-Minute Kickstart Tour

4.4 / 5

41 reviews

Brussels: Private 90-Minute Kickstart Tour

From US$ 53.34 per person

Kickstart your stay in Brussels with this 90-minute tour with a local insider. Discover the best attractions as well as some surprising hidden gems that only locals know about.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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Private group


The experience
  • Go into an old tavern bar with puppets
  • Wander through hidden alleyways
  • Follow your nose to authentic local bakeries
  • See Manegen Pis and Jeanneke Pis
Full description
What better way to start your Brussels visit than on a 90-minute tour with a local insider. Get ready to make your way past famous landmarks, discover spots only locals know, take a stroll past beautiful architecture, and much more. All while you get tips and insights on how to enjoy Brussels like a real local.  Your introduction to Brussels kickstarts at La Bourse, the former stock exchange of the city. Make your way towards must-sees such as the Grand Place, the Royal Galeries, and the famous Manneken Pis. Learn about the historical events that took place in the city and get tips on how to visit these main sights at complete ease, your local friend can tell you all about how to avoid the crowds.  It’s not just about famous landmarks though. Marvel at a delightful little church, wander past a quiet and charming cul-de-sac, and discover hidden passages. A visit to a traditional 17th century speculoos biscuits shop in town is a must. How about a visit to a medieval puppet theater? Along the way, you can get all the answers to your burning travel questions too. Looking for a great place to have dinner? Ask your local guide.  The local hosts are natural storytellers, each one with a different background ranging from the arts to history. They can’t wait to share some of the most unique stories and personal anecdotes with you! If you feel like changing the route a bit, the hosts will be happy to personalize the tour to your wishes and make their Brussels your Brussels. 
  • Private or small group tour (depending on option selected)
  • Local guide
  • Local tips and recommendations
  • Pick-up or drop off at your accommodation
  • Food or drink
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

In front of Les Brasseurs, Boulevard Anspach 77, Brussels 1000, Belgium

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 41 reviews

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Good different & interesting

We were only the 3 of us + the guide Marina. She asked us what we would like to see and where we would like to end up and organised the tour accordingly. We got a nice and different tour. A mix of history and architecture. We enjoyed it a lot! Thank you Marina. The 90 minutes went fast. It is special to have your own guide!

May 1, 2019

We got SO lucky with Shanthuru!

Shanthuru was an incredible guide to my brother and me. He communicated with us through WhatsApp prior to the tour and asked us if we would like more of a historical or touristy/sights focused tour. We chose a historical focus and that’s exactly what we got. Shanthuru gave us a customized tour filled with interesting facts. It’s clear the local-owned businesses love him and that he helps the local economy. The tour was not a canned monologue, but more of a dialogue with us asking questions and Shanthuru answering them and using our interests to guide our next destination. He gave us tons of recommendations for after the tour. We left feeling like we had been hosted by an old friend. I HIGHLY recommend a tour with Shanthuru!

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February 2, 2019

Suki was the best guide I could ask for.

She gave me a real taste of Brussels. It was so great seeing it from the perspective of someone who lived there. She showed me all the good bars and restaurants, and even told me where I could get vegan options. She knows so much history too, which is just what I like. To anyone thinking about getting a guide: ask for Suki, you won't regret it.

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January 31, 2019

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