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Brussels Guided Bike Tour: Highlights and Hidden Gems

1. Brussels Guided Bike Tour: Highlights and Hidden Gems

Head out on a bike to discover Brussels' famous landmarks and hidden gems with the help of your local guide. Explore different neighborhoods of the city and see how they are all distinct and unique. Make a stop along the way to sit down and enjoy a drink at one of the cozy terraces in the city.  Hop on your bike for a great introduction to Brussels and its widely diverse neighborhoods. Pedal past the Marolles, the Fish Market, and the Courthouse, but also some less obvious spots that will offer you a surprising view of the city. Make stop around half-way of the tour and put aside your bicycle to have a short break in a cozy bar or terrace with the group. After, continue to discover more of what Brussels has to offer. 

Brussels: Fin-de-Siècle & Old Masters Museum Entry Ticket

2. Brussels: Fin-de-Siècle & Old Masters Museum Entry Ticket

Discover the history of Brussels from 1868 to 1914 through its art at the Fin-de-Siècle Museum. See how Brussels developed a reputation as a cultural hotspot during that period. Enjoy the Fin-de-Siècle Museum, located in the heart of Brussels, dedicated to the 1900s, when Brussels was a unique artistic crossroads and the capital of Art Nouveau. The museum hosts paintings, drawings, watercolors, prints, sculptures, photographs, films, models, and decorative objets d'art. Explore works from major art schools such as Impressionism, Symbolism, Wagnerism and Art Nouveau. See works by famous Belgian artists, including James Ensor, Victor Horta, and Henry Van de Velde. Check out the museum's collection of works by foreign artists, such as the great Paul Gauguin, and stay tuned for upcoming special exhibitions.

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

3. 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: City Introduction in-App Guide & Audio

4. Brussels: City Introduction in-App Guide & Audio

Walk through a beautiful route of the city, discover hidden gems and visit 10+ of the most important attractions and spots. Learn some introductory information about each place and interesting stories about the city in general. Download the ‘World City Trail ‘app from the store and login. Read the instructions and head to the starting location. Unlock photos of the exterior and the interior of the location. Listen or read some information regarding the attraction and continue walking to the next checkpoint. Note what you liked and did not like and create your bucket list for the next days! Start your walk any time, without a schedule. Pause it for lunch, have a drink, visit an attraction of your choice, and continue later or even another day. With the maps feature, you will never get lost. Start your tour at Parc du Cinquantenaire a well-kept 19th-century urban park featuring flower gardens and fountains. Visit the Parlamentarium and learn all about the European Parliament and the Royal Palace, one of the characteristic symbols of Brussels. Next, you will move towards the Royal Museums of Fine Arts, Roman Catholic Chapel Church, and the Carillon of Mont des Arts with its unique architecture. Your next step will be the iconic Manneken-Pis, La Grand-Place, surrounded by elegant historic buildings dating back to the 14th century and the Saint Nicholas Church. The icing on the cake of this unique tour will be the Cathedral of St. Michael and St. Gudula where you will end the journey.

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What people are saying about Brussels

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 175 reviews

Interesting, insightful and experienced tour with Philippe as our guide. Despite exploring the city for 3 days prior, we were taken to and told the history of areas that you may not visit otherwise. Gave an insiders view of the city within the backdrop of it's history. Phillippe left a lasting impression on us and was very amenable with our requests. The bikes were well maintained and easy to ride- even up hill! I would recommend this cycling tour as a must if you visit Brussels.

Our guide Michele was awesome! He gave us a great tour if the city, took us to places we might not have otherwise ventured to, and gave us a good bit of history.

Incredible, a must do. We discover so many things even for a person like me who has lived in Belgium. The bike tour is nice and easy. Good visit !

A beautiful collection of artwork, spent a good majority of the day there and never got bored of the works on show

This was amazing! What a nice way to visit a city.