• Jacqlyne Mba-Jonas

Brussels Itinerary - Tours and Activities

Updated: Feb 6

The capital city of Belgium, Brussels is well known for it's cuisine, historical and architectural landmarks, many of which are UNESCO Work Heritage Sites. It is a beautiful city to explore, with its palaces, cathedrals and museums. Below are the top things to do while there.


Part of the job of a travel agent is to save clients time and money. I looked through hundreds of tours and picked out the best tours to book in various categories that are both the best in quality and price.


Prices listed are when booking for a single adult and are subject to change. Rates are typically discounted for larger groups and children, so use the links provided to see the exact cost for your specific scenario and book what is of interest to you.

Legends of Brussels

Explore Brussels with a guide for an overview of the city’s history and culture. In addition to navigating the winding streets for you, your guide provides facts and anecdotes rarely heard by visitors, as well as inside tips to use during the rest of your trip. This walking tour is recommended for both first-time and returning visitors who want a deeper understanding of the city.


Duration

2.5 hours

Availability

Wednesday - Sunday at 10am

Price

$32 per person

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Day Trip to Ghent

Explore the beautiful city of Ghent, known for its fabulous 13th-century architecture and gorgeous altarpiece by Jan Van Eyck, with this full-day trip from Brussels. Your guide will take you to top sights, from the Castle of Gerald the Devil to the Gothic and Renaissance city hall, with time left over to eat, drink, and shop before returning to Brussels.


Duration

9 hours

Availability

Wednesday, Friday and Sunday at 8:30m

Price

$36 per person

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Brussels Atomium

Visit this icon of Brussels and Belgium and a creation that’s unique in the history of architecture. The emblematic vestige of the World’s Fair in Brussels in 1958, the Atomium is the most popular attraction in Europe's capital city. At 95 meters. above ground in the top sphere of the monument, the Atomium Restaurant offers an extraordinary experience.


Duration

At your leisure

Availability

Everyday from 10am - 5pm

Price

$18 per person


Tervuren: Africa Museum

Explore the culture of past and present Africa as represented by the collection of the Africa Museum. See the historically listed buildings that house the museum and the French gardens on the grounds with this entry ticket.


Duration

At your leisure

Availability

Tuesday - Sunday from 10am - 6pm

Price

$14 per person

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Choco-Story: The Chocolate Museum

Explore the exhibits at your own pace, learning about the history of chocolate and how it's made from bean to bar. Spend time watching a master chocolate-maker prepare pralines, and then taste them yourself.


Duration

1.5 hours

Availability

Everyday from 10am - 4:30pm

Price

$11 per person

Alternative

Chocolate Museum Visit with Workshop - $34 per person

Pub Crawl

Meet likeminded travelers and visit some of the best Brussels pubs, clubs, and bars—stopping by places you might not have discovered independently— during this Brussels pub crawl. An ideal way for solo and budget travelers to get to grips with the city after dark, you’ll also benefit from drinks discounts you wouldn’t get if visiting alone.


Duration

3.5 hours

Availability

Monday, Thursday Saturday at 9:30pm

Price

$14 per person

Belgian Food, Chocolate, Waffles, Beer & Sightseeing

Discover the cultural delights and delectable bites of Belgium on a culinary tour of Brussels. Accompanied by a gastronomic guide, visit the glamorous Royal Galleries (Galeries Royales St-Hubert) and the gorgeous Grand Place while stopping intermittently at charming cafes, ambient taverns, and refined restaurants for a taste of Belgium’s culinary culture. Savor the rich flavor of local delicacies like steamed mussels, crunchy frites, and sublime chocolate and gain fascinating insight into the culinary and cultural traditions of the country from your expert guide.


Duration

4 hours

Availability

Monday, Thursday Saturday at 11am

Price

$104 per person

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Floating in the Clouds

Spend time reconnecting with yourself. Spend 10-15 min preparing an immersive room (only for the VIP session) then 1h-1h 20 mins in a private floating room. Thanks to an Epsom-salt-saturated-bath, you float 5 to 7 times more than on the dead sea. You experience a gravity-less experience. Coupled with sensory deprivation, your brain is set up to "relaxation mode" automatically. You enjoy a unique state of mind and reach the "sea of clouds". VIP sessions besides being longer and more complete also include an exclusive essential oil shower.


Duration

2 hours

Availability

Tuesday - Sunday from 11am - 10pm

Price

  • $76 per person for the Float only session

  • $82 per person for the VIP session


Escape Brussels

The new escape game that runs on a smartphone and challenges you in real life! Bring technology, friends and beer together! Escape Brussels will allow you to see Brussels in a new way. Compete virtually with other teams. Spend 1h in the bars and 1.5h walking around, completing missions and challenges.


Duration

2.5 hours

Availability

Saturday at 11am

Price

$37 per person

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