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Bruges: Full-Day Guided Tour from Brussels in English

1. Bruges: Full-Day Guided Tour from Brussels in English

Depart the Belgian capital in the morning and transfer to the charming town of Bruges. Upon arrival, see why the entire historic center of Bruges is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Go to the Lake of Love to see a calm oasis in the heart of the city. Marvel at the 13th-century Begijnhof,  covered in a carpet of daffodils in the spring. Continue to the quiet, paved square of Walplein, and stroll down the narrow Stoofstraat. See sights such as the 800-year-old St. John’s Hospital, and the imposing façade of the Church of Our Lady. Learn the history of the opulent palace of Gruuthuse, and walk alongside the banks of the Dijver Canal. Other highlights include the charming canal-side houses of the Rozenhoedkaai, the tiny square of the Huidenvettersplein, and the site of the 1st count’s castle on Castle Square.  Then, enjoy 2 free hours for lunch and explore the city as you please. Taste some of the exclusive chocolates of Bruges and pop into some of the legendary lace shops. Transfer back to Brussels, with an approximate 6:00 PM arrival time.

Belgian Beer Tasting & Course

2. Belgian Beer Tasting & Course

Taste some of the finest and some of the most unusual Belgian beers on this interactive 60-minute workshop held in Brussels. You'll make new friends as you learn how to properly taste beer. During the course you’ll have the opportunity to taste at least 5 different Belgian beers. The workshop will cover all the basic topics related to the production of beer, from the brewing processes to the history of brewing and the factors that distinguish the different styles of beer. After the beer tasting workshop, you can join a famous Brussels pub crawl and explore the nightlife of Brussels, at a discounted price.

From Brussels: Ghent Full-Day Guided Tour in English

3. From Brussels: Ghent Full-Day Guided Tour in English

Meet your English-speaking guide at 8:30 AM in the center of Brussels and relax on the 60-kilometer journey to Ghent. Explore Ghent and learn the history at sights such as the 13th century Castle of Gerald the Devil, and St. Bavo's Cathedral, where you can see The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb by the Van Eyck brothers.  Hear why Ghent's inhabitants are known as noose-bearers as you visit the Belfry of Ghent and the Town Hall. Go to St. Nicholas’ Church and the Masons’ Guild Hall and see the quay side buildings of the Graslei. Visit medieval Gravensteen castle and enter the pretty Patershol neighborhood. Explore Ghent's trading history at the Great Butchers’ Hall, Old Fish Market and Friday Market. Get 4 hours of free time for lunch and to stroll on your own.

Brussels: Discover Belgium's Breweries with a Local

4. Brussels: Discover Belgium's Breweries with a Local

Start your day by meeting your guide and group at the designated meeting point. After a brief meet and greet with your friendly guide, you will head off to your first stop of the day. Begin the excitement with a trip to one of the city's most popular chocolate stores. Thanks to this take-away formule, you’ll discover a pallet of aromas and tastes in combination with a high quality beer. Before the tasting can start, you'll explore some of the favourite beers of your fellow group members thanks to some beer windows on the way to your first stop. Discover some of Belgium's proud brewing traditions and find out some of the secrets behind its wide range of delicious beers. Make your first stop at one of the city’s most popular bars, and taste your first beer. Swap thoughts on the flavour and notes, and soak up the convivial spirit as you chat to your guide and group. Trappist or Lambic beers can be enormously surprising when matched with some chocolate or other local delicacies to enjoy the full Belgian beer-and-food experience. From here, move on to other lively beer haunts, including some hidden gems loved by and known only to the locals. You'll be taken to places ranging from the most trendy to most medieval, in order to satisfy every age group on the tour. Over the course of the tour, sample a selection of bigger brands and craftwork brews, tasting a gutsy mix from malty, hoppy, fruity, reddish, and herby beers to sour and triple varieties. Explore the youngest or oldest brewery in town where you can sample craft beers like Lambic or younger styles like Barley wine. In between all the brew kettles, you'll discover how malt and hops find their way into the kettle, followed by the fermentation room stories, where all the magic happens. As you approach the end of your tour, you will venture to the last beer location for the day to try a truly unique, fresh beer. You will also be entertained with stories of the beer queen and king. Your tour will conclude in central Brussels where your guide will say farewell.

Hidden Beer Secrets of Old Town Brussels Tour & Tasting

5. Hidden Beer Secrets of Old Town Brussels Tour & Tasting

Belgians have more than 1000 kinds of beer! What is so special about Belgium Beer? Your local beer guide will reveal al the secrets! You will learn about the brewing processes. You will be shocked to find out how many litres per year does the Belgium Brew. What defines Belgian beer culture, making it so unique what it has been recognised as unesco World Heritage? You will visit trending Brussels’s beer bars. You will have an open-air tour with the professional guide too. This tour offers you the latest trends in Brussels' beer bars. You can try four unique beers, and will definitely encounter some new-found favorite brews.

Brussels: Walking Tour Through Comic Art (ES)

6. Brussels: Walking Tour Through Comic Art (ES)

On this different walking tour of Brussels (in Spanish), you will have the opportunity to join your tour guide to discover some of Belgium’s greatest contributions to the world of comics. Brussels is a perfect city to uncover some of the 80 murals dedicated to this international art. You will see the first-ever comic mural which was created in Brussels, along with the famous Herge character Tintin’s house before he moved to Moulinsart Castle. You will also see the huge statue dedicated to Smurfs located in Belgium’s city center. Part of this tour will also talk about the main schools of Franco-Belgian comics and how they’ve influenced comics around the world. You’ll also learn about the most important authors of Belgian comics.

From Amsterdam: Private Day Trip to Brussels and Antwerp

7. From Amsterdam: Private Day Trip to Brussels and Antwerp

Start with pickup from your hotel in Amsterdam and meet your professional guide. First, drive to Antwerp and visit the second largest harbor in Europe and the hometown of the Flemish baroque painter, Peter Paul Rubens. Explore the historical city center of Antwerp and see the Town Hall, Saint-Paul's Church, and the beautiful Golden Age Guild Houses. Also notable for its striking modern architecture, see the new Palace of Justice, the Museum aan de Stroom, and the new Port House. You may also request free time to take a break for some lunch or to go shopping. Afterward, head to Brussels where you will discover the historic city center and many landmarks such as the Grand Palace, Manneken Pis, and Place de la Bourse Square. Discover the impressive historical architecture that Brussels is known for and learn about the history of the capital city of Belgium. From the city center, drive to Jubilee Park where you can visit the famous Triumphal Arch. Nearby is Brussels' most famous sight called the Atomium, you also have the option to go inside. At the end of the day, your guide will drive you back to the hotel.

Brussels: Art Nouveau Tour

8. Brussels: Art Nouveau Tour

Enjoy a personalized private Art Nouveau tour in Brussels. During this tour, you will visit Victor Horta’s house between 2:00 PM and 5:30 PM and/or a house he designed for his friend Eugène Autrique. Throughout this jam-packed adventure, you will visit several Art Nouveau districts in Brussels, such as sq. Ambiorix, Ixelles ponds and Ixelles Trinité district. Relax knowing that your tour might be adapted to you and to suit your preferences. Don’t hesitate to ask if you want to visit another place for example. It is also possible for you to extend your tour to visit Antwerp's amazing Art Nouveau houses. The itineraries are arranged to suit your needs and preferences.

Brussels: The Sheroes' Walking Tour

9. Brussels: The Sheroes' Walking Tour

Discover why Belgium has been marked by the presence of women who triumphed in history despite all the inconveniences and obstacles they encountered along the way. Brussels tells of the advancement of female protagonists and their role in the development of the country. Meet in one of the most coveted locations in the European capital from the 12th to the 18th century: the Royal Court Quarter. During the walk, admire the power of the queens to the masses of the Protestant shepherdesses and the Guardians of the Holy Sepulcher. Go down towards the historical center from the Mont des Arts (Mount of Arts). This is a privileged spot in the city for photography and attracts everyone's attention. Learn the relationship of women workers with the famous Expo 58 Atomium sculpture, a signature of Brussels. Discover the history of the little girl statue, Jeanneke Pis, half-hidden in the privacy of a small alley, who is pissing in full view of prying eyes. Go to the Théâtre La Monnaie, the home of an explosion of revolutionary revolts in the 19th century. Learn about the role of women in conflicts such as Belgian independence and the world wars. Lastly, see Rue Neuve where some girls from Karl Marx family lived in exile.

From Brussels: Private Tour of Bruges, Ghent and Flanders

10. From Brussels: Private Tour of Bruges, Ghent and Flanders

From Brussels, enjoy a full-day private tour of Bruges, Ghent and Flanders with a professional driver and a tour guide. Immerse yourself in beautiful architecture and history. This tour is customizable, but a general programme is as follows. Be driven to Bruges, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the famous "Venice of the North". Marvel at the canals and beautiful gothic buildings. Listen to your guide as they explain the history of the most interesting sites in the city center. Discover the Basilica of the Holy Blood of Jesus, the Belfrey tower, and the Minnewater Lake. Gaze at the Church of Our Lady, visit Saint John's Hospital with it's beautiful Memling museum, and/or the Groeninge museum. Relax during free time for lunch, before continuing to Ghent. Gaze at the marvelous altarpiece in its Cathedral. Enjoy the canals and guild houses of the city center, before embarking on an optional boat trip. Don't miss Flanders' beautiful "Castle of the Counts"! After your insightful visit, your guide and driver will drop you off at your hotel or elsewhere in Brussels.

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4.6 / 5

based on 118 reviews

The tour is very nicely organized and all went well according to plan and to what was promised. Our guide Fabio was really great - he is truly interested in sharing his knowledge, and was helpful and efficient in all aspects of the tour.

Perfect addition to my trip to Brussels. Guide was informative, the coach comfortable and warm. Bruges was picturesque and after the two hour tour there was ample time to explore the town on my own.

Loved the trip and Alvaro our tour guide was awesome! Great information along the way. The duration of the trip was perfect. Bruges is a must see we will absolutely be back!

the town is enchanting and the guide helped me to book activities like the canal cruise for the free time.

Fantastic! Must do! Our guide Mark B was so knowledgeable and fun, he made the experience amazing!