Must see and do
Enjoy a day at the Grand Place with its 17th Century baroque guild houses, museums, pavement cafes, chocolate shops and markets
Treat yourself to a famous Belgian waffle from a street vendor or cafe
Take a tour of mini-Europe, the miniature park with reproductions of famous monuments in Europe at the foot of the Atomium
Discover the world of chocolate, from its origins to the finished product, at the Museum of Cocoa and Chocolate
Visit the Royal Museum of Fine Arts and the Belgian Comic Strip Center
Grand city Tour (Half Day/Full Day) Explore the wonderful City of Brussels starting with a short walk to the famous Grand Place where you will learn about the history of this remarkable city hall and guild houses. Then take a luxury coach and see beautiful St Michael’s Cathedral, the Congress Column and the Heysel district, with the world-famous Atomium. See the Sablon district with its countless antique shops and learn about world famous Brussels lace at a local workshop. Then it is onto the magnificent Palace of Justice and fashionable Louise Square. Passing the stately Royal Square, the Royal Palace and the Houses of Parliament, we arrive in the Cinquantenaire district. The Triumphal Arch, exceptional museums and splendid art nouveau houses are the highlights of this part of Brussels. Here, you are at the very heart of the European Union with the imposing EU buildings housing the Commission, the European Parliament and the Council of Ministers.
Excursion to Bruges and Ghent (Full Day) Explore the charming cities of Bruges and Ghent where you will visit St Bavo Cathedral with the Mystic Lamb painting (optional visit) and the historical town centre (Belfry, Castle of the Earls). Next stop is Bruges where you will visit Beguinage and enjoy a demonstration of bobbin lace-making. This tour also offers free time for optional lunch and shopping until 3pm. The walking tour will visit the historical centre including Grand Place, Burg and Our Lady Cathedral with Michelangelo’s statue Madonna with Child. The flexibility of this tour also allows time for an optional 30-minute canal ride.
Hidden Secrets of Belgium (Full Day) On this tour, you will travel to Modave Castle, one of the most beautiful in Belgium. The castle sits on a rock in the middle of a nature reserve and it is breathtaking. Then it is a drive to the city of Namur to admire the magnificent scenery from the citadel and visit Villers Abbey. This majestic ruin will give an idea of how monks lived in medieval times.
Brussels to Antwerp (Full Day) Your excursion takes you to the Market Square with its ancient houses and Our Lady Cathedral, which contains two of Rubens’ works of art among other treasures. Antwerp is the diamond centre of the world and you will visit a diamond-cutting workshop before heading down to the oldest part of Antwerp harbour.