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Antwerp Day Trip from Brussels

1. Antwerp Day Trip from Brussels

A day trip to Antwerp, Belgium’s diamond and fashion capital, city of Peter Paul Rubens, and the current second biggest port of Europe. Departure from Brussels. Itinerary: Start your visit in the Central Train Station, known as the ‘iron cathedral’ and considered one of the most beautiful railway stations in the world. Visit the diamond district and go to a diamond workshop, where you will learn about the history and cutting process of diamonds, and admire unique jewelry pieces. Next, go to “The Meir”, Antwerp’s main shopping street and where you can admire fashion stores in a beautiful architectonical setting. See “Meir Palace”, a Rococo mansion that was Napoleon’s palace. Taste artisanal coffee and handmade chocolate in what is now one of the most famous chocolate shops in Belgium. Visit Rubens’ house and learn a quick history of his work and contribution to Flemish art. Go to the Cathedral of Our Lady, which is the largest Gothic church in the Low Countries, and admire its north tower. Inside, contemplate an art collection that includes four masterpieces of Paul Peter Rubens. Visit the Baroque pulpit with a wooden sculpture of Pocahontas, and beautiful stained glasses. See Saint Charles Borromeo church, a jewel of Baroque architecture in the city which houses one of the most beautiful Baroque confessionals in the world. Walk to“Het Steen”, a medieval castle located in the city’s ancient port, where you can admire the Scheldt River and view a sunset next to the water. Enjoy some Leisure time to visit museums, eating a meal, and shopping. Return to Brussels at 7:30 pm. 

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What people are saying about Antwerp

The company put me with an English speaking guide once we arrived in Antwerp which I believe showed good awareness and planning. Both Isola and Luisa if I remember correctly were excellent. My guide in Antwerp was very knowledgeable, passionate about the city and excited to share as much as possible in the time.

The city walk through Antwerp with Heloïse was a very nice experience. Already at the station building we were able to gain insights into the peculiarities of this city with their help, which continued through this beautiful, worth seeing city.

Ivonne was amazing !

Ivonne was very prepared, and she shared her knowledge with us. We really enjoyed our trip and wish she had been our guide on our other tours. This was a heritage trip for me and I included a side trip to the Red Star line museum.

Traveling by train in belgium is very simple, fast and safe.trains on time, excellent service.anversa is a city worth visiting.I really liked the idea of a walk in the tunnel and back by boat I highly recommend it.

Excellent tour with a high quality guide and knowledge.