Brussels Bus & minivan tours

Our most recommended Brussels Bus & minivan tours

Brussels: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

1. Brussels: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

Explore Brussels with a flexible one or two-day hop-on-hop-off bus tour. Enjoy the flexibility and freedom to jump on and off when you desire. See sites such as the Charles Rogier Square, Grote Markt, the Grand Place, and many more.  Choose a 1 or 2-day ticket to suit your schedule and start your sightseeing journey. Use your ticket on the blue and red routes and hop off wherever you like. See the sites you want to and spend as much time as you want there at your leisure. Pick a seat in the open-top for panoramic views or in the covered cabin to stay warm. Listen to the recorded commentary about the highlights, sit back, relax, and enjoy unlimited travel for 24 or 48 hours. Follow the blue bus route to see the Saints-Michel-et-Gudule Cathedral, the Belgian Comic Strip Centre, and Botanical Garden. This route also passes the Charles Rogier Square, the Basilica of the Sacred Heart, the Church of Our Lady of Laeken, the Royal Castle of Laeken, and Royal Greenhouses. Don't forget to stop off and take pictures at the Atomium, the Magritte Museum, Sainte-Catherine Square, the Manneken-Pis, and the market square to see the Grand Place. As well, explore the outstanding City Hall and the Art Nouveau major townhouses, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Jump on the red route to stop at the Place Royale to see the best viewpoint over Brussels, Mont des Arts. Hop off at the Palace of Fine Arts, the Sablons quarter, and the European Parliament, if you like. On this route, you can also see the Coudenberg Palace, the Musical Instruments Museum, the Horta Museum, or the Royal Museums of Art and History.

Brussels: Grand City Bus Tour

2. Brussels: Grand City Bus Tour

Who hasn’t dreamt of seeing Brussels? A tour of Brussels is a good introduction to Belgium. Discover the ancient buildings of the city and its splendid modern part on board the bus. Your tour will begin at the majestic Grand Place from where the coach will take you to Saint-Michael’s cathedral.  Visit the widely known Atomium and pass by the Chinese pavilion and Japanese Tower. From the Royal Residence you will return to the city center to visit the Sablon area, with its numerous antique shops, while passing the Palace of Justice and Royal Palace. The next part of your tour covers the district in which you will see the headquarters of the European Parliament and Commission. Choose between a private and a shared option.

Antwerp Tour From Brussels

3. Antwerp Tour From Brussels

Take a day trip from Brussels to Antwerp, the second-largest city in Belgium and home to Europe’s second-largest harbor. On a 5.5-hour excursion you’ll have the opportunity to explore Antwerp’s rich past. This is the city that was home to P. P. Rubens, the world-famous painter of the 17th century. You’ll be taken to the city center and depart the tour bus to visit Marquet Square, which is lined by ancient houses. This is also the site of Our Lady's Cathedral. The entrance fee for touring the cathedral is included in the price of the tour. Our Lady’s Cathedral houses, among other treasures, 2 of Rubens' masterpieces. You’ll see The Elevation of the Cross and The Descent from the Cross on display here. You’ll also have a chance to see the oldest part of Antwerp’s harbor, during a drive-through on the tour bus. Choose between a private and a shared option.

Brussels: Small Group Discovery Tour of Bruges

4. Brussels: Small Group Discovery Tour of Bruges

Visit the enchanting city of Bruges with its historic city center that was named a UNESCO world heritage site. From Brussels, relax onboard of a comfortable coach while learning about the history of the city from your expert guide. In Bruges, your guide will first take you to the Beguinage, once a community of lay religious women. Continue the tour through Bruges to see the Chapel and Old Saint John’s hospital. Enjoy a comprehensive tour of the Church of our Lady where you'll discover the tombs of the Dukes of Burgundy, the Madonna by Michelangelo, and paintings by Caravaggio. Then, wander through the city and discover the other highlights including the Museum of the Flemish Primitives, Belfry Tower on the Market Square, the Burg Square with the Town Hall, and the upper and lower Basilica of the Holy Blood. Next, it's time to learn about Belgium's famous beer during a brief beer tasting followed by an optional set lunch. Your guide will also give you advice about additional places to visit in your free time. Finally, enjoy a pleasant boat trip along the narrow canals of Bruges.

Brussels: Bruges & Flanders Fields Remembrance Full-Day Trip

5. Brussels: Bruges & Flanders Fields Remembrance Full-Day Trip

Discover Flanders, the inspiration for the poem, "In Flander's Feilds" and learn about the history of World War I and the soldiers that fought in it. Learn how the British, Canadian, Australian, New Zealand, and US soldiers sacrificed themselves, and witness the moving of the Last Post in Ypres. In Bruges, enjoy the view of the peaceful Lake of Love and the picturesque Beguinage. Your guide will explain the stories and secrets behind the city’s history from the Viking period until the end of the Middle Ages. Then, make a point to admire all the major highlights of the city, such as the Basilica of the Holy Blood of Jesus, the Belfry tower, our Lady’s Church, Saint John’s hospital, and many more. After lunch, arrive at the scene of the first gas attacks and learn the details of Passchendaele, considered one of the bloodiest battles in the entire first World War. Find yourself in Tynecot, the world’s largest Commonwealth cemetery, and visit the advanced dressing station where John McCrae wrote the poem “In Flanders’ Fields.” The focus of this visit is on the sacrifice of the British, Canadian, Australian, New Zealand, and US soldiers. The highlight of the day is the moving Last Post Ceremony at Menin Gate in Ypres.

Brussels Card with Hop-On Hop-Off Bus

6. Brussels Card with Hop-On Hop-Off Bus

Save time and money on individual entrance to museums and attractions with a Brussels Card, valid for 24, 48 or 72 hours after first activation. Explore at your own pace with access to the hop-on hop-off bus for the duration of your card. Museums: • Art and Marges Museum • AfricaMuseum • Art & History Museum • Autoworld • Autrique House • Belgian Chocolate Village • Belgian Comic Strip Center • Boghossian Foundation - Villa Empain • BELvue Museum • BOZAR Centre for Fine Arts • Museum of the Belgian Brewers • Le Botanique • Charlier Museum • Choco-Story Brussels • Museum of the City of Brussels • Coudenberg – Former Palace of Brussels • Erasmushouse and Old Beguinage • Belgian Museum of Freemasonry • Fin-de-Siècle Museum • Halle Gate • Botanic Garden Meise • Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) • Museum of Natural Sciences • Magritte Museum (city center) • René Magritte Museum (Jette) • Old Masters Museum • MOOF • Planetarium of Brussels • WIELS • CENTRALE for contemporary art • La Fonderie - Brussels Museum of Industry and Labour • Museum of Medicine • Royal Military Museum • MIMA - Millennium Iconoclast Museum of Art • Sewers Museum • Jewish Museum of Belgium • Fashion and Lace Museum • Train World • Fondation Jacques Brel (permanent exhibition) • Design Museum Brussels • The Guild of the Crossbowmen • Children's Museum • CIVA • GardeRobe MannekenPis • Jewish Museum of Belgium • KBR museum • MigratieMuseumMigration • MIMA - Millenium Iconoclast Museum of Art • Schaerbeek Beer Museum • Sewer Museum • Museum of Fantastic Art Culture and Tours (discounts with the Brussels Card): • Ghent, Bruges and Brussels (by Brussels City Tours) : -15% • Beer and chocolate tour (by Hungry's Mary): -10€ • Brussel 1900 - Art nouveau (by ARAU): -3€ • CityRuns: -25% • Koekelberg Basilica panoramic view: -2€ • experience.brussels: free entrance + free booklet • Mini-Europe: -2,50€ • Brussels by Water: -1,50€ • Town Hall: -50% • Feminist and decolonial guided tours (by Bamko) -30% • LGBTQI+ tours (by L-Tour) : -30% • Immersive experience of Belgium (by Imagine belgium) Shops (discounts with the Brussels Card): • De Biertempel: -25% • Elisabeth: -15% • Autrique House Shop: -10% Restaurants and Bars (discounts with the Brussels Card): • Archiduc: -50% on concerts • La Fleur en Papier Doré / Het Goudblommeke in Papier: free coffee / -1€ on drinks • Les filles: free coffee • Brussels Beer Project: free beer of the month • Brasserie Horta: free coffee Alternative Transportation • Electric bike Billy Bike: free ride  • Electric scooter Circ: free ride Hop-on-Hop-off buses by TOOTbus • Two routes • Headphones available aboard in English, French and Dutch. Brussels Card App Download the free Brussels Card App : • Store your card • Discover all the museums, current exhibitions & attractions • Save your favorites & receive recommendations

From Brussels: Ghent Discovery Full-Day Small Group Tour

7. From Brussels: Ghent Discovery Full-Day Small Group Tour

The tour begins with pickup from the meeting point in Brussels and heads out of the city towards Ghent where a day of adventure awaits. During the journey, listen to your passionate guide bring to life the rich-history of Ghent and the ancient capital of Flanders whilst soaking up scenic views of the countryside. Arrive in Ghent and stretch your legs with a guided tour of the city’s highlights including the churches of Saint Jacob, Saint Michael, and Saint Nicholas, as well as the Town Hall, the Cloth Hall, and the Old Harbor. Next, enjoy a guided tour of the cathedral where you can learn about the Adoration of the Lamb painting by the Van Eyck brothers. Later, discover the impressive Castle of the Count of Flanders, one of Europe’s most important medieval castles which was built in the late 12th century. Once you’ve worked up a bit of an appetite, head over to the medieval Great Butcher’s Hall where you can taste local Ganda Ham that has been cured amongst the great wooden rafters. The ham is salted and dried by local craftspeople following an age-old traditional recipe. Afterwards, enjoy an option set lunch in the heart of the city followed by free time to explore at your own pace. The highlight of the day is a scenic boat ride along the rivers of Ghent, providing a unique perspective of the city. At the end of an unforgettable day, sit back and relax on the return journey to Brussels.

From Brussels: The Battle of the Bulge Remembrance Tour

8. From Brussels: The Battle of the Bulge Remembrance Tour

Christmastime 1944. The Battle of the Bulge was the last major Nazi offensive. Hitler hoped to split the Allied forces by launching a surprise attack. 140,000 soldiers and infantry forces were killed or captured. During the 100 miles drive to the battle area your guide introduces the events that led to the battle. Your tour starts at one of the American Cemeteries where thousands of US military lay rest. Then visit the McAuliffe Square in Bastogne, known for its significant role in the Battle of the Bulge. See the bronze statue of General Anthony McAuliffe alongside an M3 Sherman Battle Tank. Visit the Bastogne War Museum, followed by a leisurely stroll through the old city of Luxembourg. See the city's cathedral, and the Palace of the Grand Duke. In the lower part of the city you will see the Abbey of Neunmünster, the city walls, and the picturesque sites along the river Alzette.

From Brussels: Medieval Leuven Walking Tour

9. From Brussels: Medieval Leuven Walking Tour

Let your guide take you on a breathtaking walk through the ancient heart of Leuven. You can't miss the most beautiful city hall of Belgium, the largest beguinage in Flanders, the ancient cloth hall, the impressive university library, and so much more. You'll also stop by the tomb of Father Damien, the patron of lepers who was recently beatified. You'll see quite a lot with your guide, but you'll also get free time to experience the city your way. Don't forget that paying a visit to the unique "Old Market" area is like pulling up a chair at the longest bar in Europe. The area's many catering establishments have always been Leuven's meeting place par excellence, especially in warm weather.

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What people are saying about Brussels

Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 2,045 reviews

This was an amazing tour. Our guide Albert and our driver Elvis were wonderful. Albert spoke English and Spanish for the tour and made sure to say everything in both languages. He gave us SO much information. We hit all the city highlights and we really enjoyed the tour. It’s a little over 2.5 hours but it went by so fast. One thing though: get your guide has a tour option at 10 - it’s not at 10 it’s always 9:30. Arrive at 9:15. We arrived at 9:45 and thankfully the tour hadn’t left the area yet and we were able to join. The tour company was very accommodating and apologized for the miscommunication.

Just the right amount of time, and attractions. Jasmine was super knowledgeable and was happy to answer all questions along the way. The bus portion was in a very comfortable long distance touring bus. Highly recommend the tour.

Excellent tour of the iconic places in Brussels, with an excellent audio guide, full of the most pertinent and timely information. Highly recommended!

I loved it. Brussels is fantastic and full of life. The bus service was very good and with a very adequate frequency.

A great way to get a good overview of the city. We appreciated the headphones and general overview of city history.