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Brussels: Beer Tasting Tour with 8 Beers and Snacks

1. Brussels: Beer Tasting Tour with 8 Beers and Snacks

Sample the varied and unique flavors of world-famous Belgian beers on this exciting beer tasting tour of Brussels. Explore the home of some of the most prized premium beers in the world as you sample Gueuze, Chimay, and super-strong Trappist beers. Meet your local beer guide learn about the colorful brewing history, the mysteries of those secret ingredients used to produce unique taste and texture, and how to really drink and savor Belgian beer like a local. Try a glass of eight different brews like Gueuze, Chimay Triple, Adelardus Brune, and Malheur Blonde as cafes that are local hotspots. Take in the atmosphere while enjoy sips of your cold brew. Take sightseeing detours to some of the city's most iconic landmarks such as Saint Catherine fishmarket, Ilot Sacre, and the Royal Puppet Theater. For any true beer connoisseur, this is a day not to be missed.

Brussels: Private Tour with a Local

2. Brussels: Private Tour with a Local

With this welcoming tour, transform your way of traveling to make it as much about the people you meet as it is the places you see. Explore the city with a friendly local who is passionate about his or her city and eager to share all the tips and tricks that will help you make the most of your trip. Meet where you're staying to get familiar with the neighborhood, find out about the best places to eat and buy groceries, discover the easiest ways to get around and learn about the top things to see and do. By the end of the tour, you'll feel more comfortable navigating the city and confident that you have all the information needed to make the most of your stay.

Private Tour: Ghent and Bruges From Brussels Full Day

3. Private Tour: Ghent and Bruges From Brussels Full Day

Start the tour from your location in Brussels then head to Bruges, the famous so-called Venice of the North and a Unesco World Heritage site. Discover its canals and beautiful gothic buildings as your guide explains all about the most interesting places in the city center - such as the Belfrey tower. After lunch, continue on to Ghent. You will be able to see a marvellous altarpiece in the city's cathedral. Wander along the canals and see the Castle of the Counts of Flanders before you are returned back to Brussels.

Brussels Culinary Evening Tour

4. Brussels Culinary Evening Tour

If fries and mussels already sound appealing to you, this tour is a must-do activity in Brussels. Whilst you can have dinner almost anywhere, it is difficult to get an inside look into Belgian cuisine. Often you need help to choose which dishes to select, not to mention varying prices and quality. This evening tour is a unique gastronomic and cultural experience as it combines the highlights of Belgian cuisine with the history behind its best dishes. While the majority don't think French fries are a delicacy, wait until you try Belgian frites with mayonnaise. The list of tastings will include Flemish beef stew or grilled salmon (upon your taste). Since cooked meats and artisanal cheese require a refreshing cold drink for better digestion and differentiation of flavors, you will be introduced to famous Belgian beers (selected accordingly to the type of dish served) as well as red or white French wine, upon your preference. During the dinner, your tour guide will strive to offer you as much information as possible regarding Belgian cuisine, Belgian habits or anything you would like to know about the country. The location of the tour will provide an authentic Belgian atmosphere to offer you the chance to interact with Belgian culture. Even if you're full after your main course, there will always be room for a light and crispy Brussels waffle topped with chocolate, cream and strawberries, along with a flavored cappuccino. During the short walk between the venues, discover the Royal Galleries and get a glimpse of Brussels at night.

Brussels: Chocolate Workshop and Guided Walking Tour

5. Brussels: Chocolate Workshop and Guided Walking Tour

On this guided walking tour indulge your sweetest tooth and get to taste Belgian chocolates like never before. Stroll the pavements of the chocolate capital as you visit the top chocolate shops with a local guide. See major sights as you stroll and learn more about the history of how the city. Your walk will take you through the historic Grand Place, known to some as the most beautiful square in the world. Also see the Manneken Pis, pass the antique stores of the Sablon, and visit the oldest chocolate shop in the city. Get free samples and taste the chocolate goodness as you explore. Learn how to make real Belgian pralines for yourself in a fun and informative workshop. As they are made with real cream or alcoholic fillings they will need to be eaten straight away; but then how could you resist? This delicious walking adventure will let you discover an authentic side of Brussels like no other tour.

Brussels: Private Tour w/ Locals – Highlights & Hidden Gems

6. Brussels: Private Tour w/ Locals – Highlights & Hidden Gems

See Brussels at its best from the eyes of a local in just 3 hours. Check out prime landmarks like the Grand Place, the Royal Palace, St Nicholas Church and hear unique insights that only a local would know. Uncover hidden gems and city secrets along the way that will show you an authentic side of the city with the help of a knowledgeable local guide. Fully experience the local flare with an included local treat to make your city tour a complete experience.

Brussels: Discover Belgium's Breweries with a Local

7. 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.

Brussels: Private Evening Tour with Drinks & Bites

8. Brussels: Private Evening Tour with Drinks & Bites

See Brussels come to life as the locals come out to unwind in one of the top areas in town, the City Center. Visit 3 of the best spots for a drink and a typical local bite like sausage and cheese platter and Kwak beer. Visit beautiful sights with your local guide and nightlife expert. Enjoy local drinks such as wine, beer, cocktails, or non-alcoholic beverages paired with delicious bites typical of the region as you hop from hotspot to hotspot. Vegetarian alternatives cover every taste. Immerse yourself in Brussels' vibrant nightlife with your tour guide and get to know the city.

Express Walk of Brussels with a Local

9. Express Walk of Brussels with a Local

This experience is provided by an independent Local. You will be part of a small, 2 to 6 people group. You only have an hour to fall in love with Brussels? Challenge accepted! Discover Brussels during a short but sweet excursion during which you will learn the most intriguing facts about the culture, the local lifestyle, and the contemporary transformation of the city. We will meet by the amazing Église Notre-Dame de la Chapelle and go on our stroll from there. By seeing Brussels through the eyes of a local, discover what everyday life looks like and find out where the city gets its characteristic ambience from. While walking through Brussels, you will discover its historical architecture, its sweet surprises, and its quirky secrets with a local, so this is also your chance to get insider tips about the best cafes, restaurants, and bars to visit during your time here, and find out how to make the most out of your visit. This is the perfect Experience for someone visiting the city for the first time or for someone that wants to rediscover it! Who is a Local? A Local is someone who is passionate about sharing authentic experiences based on their interests. As LocalBini, we bring together passionate people from all over the world by giving them the opportunity to offer unique experiences via our marketplace.

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What people are saying about Brussels

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 595 reviews

We had an amazing few hours on our beer tour. The guide David was great, really knowledgable and entertaining. We tried a great variety of beers and learnt so much. We even popped back to a few of the bars we visited on the tour. As well as the beer information David helped with some of Brussels history and even pointed out some restaurants that we could visit. A very friendly atmosphere and a great tour!

Sebastian was our tour guide for our English guided beer tour, and he did a FANTASTIC job. If I could give him more than 5/5 stars I would! His knowledge about beer and Brussels history was immense. I will definitely be coming back to Brussels in the future just to have another tour with him!

A pub tour through Brussels on New Year's Eve, I can only recommend it! We had a lot of fun and at 7:00 p.m. we had a little "Schwipps"! New Year's Eve was really cool. I would book again in a heartbeat!

Mark was very knowledgeable, and the tour had a lot of "must sees" along the way. We had a great time, the food was delicious, and we loved trying all the different beers!

so great! lovely host and great range of beers and history!