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Brussels Atomium Entry Ticket with Free Design Museum Ticket

1. Brussels Atomium Entry Ticket with Free Design Museum Ticket

Discover stunning panoramic views of Brussels and explore exhibitions about Belgium and digital art with this entry ticket to the Atomium. Take a walk through design works from the 20th and 21st centuries with a ticket to the Design Museum. Enter the iconic Atomium which symbolizes an iron crystal, magnified 165 billion times. Step into this relic of the past which was created for the 1958 World Fair. Marvel at 360-degree panoramic views of the 19 municipalities of Brussels. Stroll through the permanent Atomium exhibition which tells the history of this pavilion and the new permanent installation called CENTRALE. The central sphere of the Atomium is the point of the construction where all forces come together. The art of Visual Systems contains rings of light that inspire you. Visit also the two temporary exhibitions, including RESTART, an immersive sound and light show and 'I have seen the Future' which presents a photographic vision of the World’s Fairs that have left their mark on both North America and Europe.. Have the option to purchase Belgian specialties or seasonal dishes at the Atomium Restaurant which offers exceptional views from 95 meters above ground. Visit the Design Museum Brussels to learn about Belgian design and its history. Make your way through permanent and temporary exhibits and see the Plastics Design Collection of around 2000 plastic objects.

From Brussels: Ghent and Bruges Day Tour

2. From Brussels: Ghent and Bruges Day Tour

Discover 2 of Flanders’ most enchanting cities and follow your guide back in time on a day tour. Choose between a private and a shared option. Walk through both cities and see some of their most famous landmarks, including Saint-Bavo’s Cathedral of Ghent, Bruges' Old Town, and the Lake of Love. Ghent’s medieval architecture and vibrant atmosphere will impress you as you visit Saint-Bavo’s Cathedral, home to the famous Mystic Lamb painting (option), and pass by the Castle of the Counts of Flanders the picturesque medieval harbor Graslei and much more. In Bruges, you will enjoy the peaceful Lake of Love and the old beguinage. With your guide, discover the city and its cobbled streets on foot and you also have the option to enjoy a pleasant boat trip along the narrow canals.

Choco-Story Brussels: Chocolate Museum Entrance with Tasting

3. Choco-Story Brussels: Chocolate Museum Entrance with Tasting

Journey through the story of chocolate at Choco-Story Brussels, and learn the origins of the precious commodity and its transformation to the finished product. Delve deep in the history of the Aztecs, and discover how cocoa arrived in Europe.  Admire the exhibits of the museum, including illustrations, informative panels and videos that explain the culture of cocoa and how it is turned into chocolate. Watch a demonstration by a master chocolatier on how to make artisanal pralines.  Enjoy several tastings throughout your visit, and benefit from the chance to purchase some chocolates in the gift shop.

Ghent: 50-Minute Medieval Center Guided Boat Trip

4. Ghent: 50-Minute Medieval Center Guided Boat Trip

Take a boat close to the amazing Castle of the Counts to discover the most beautiful places in Ghent. A guide will take you through the fascinating history of medieval Ghent and its historical buildings and architecture on this 50-minute tour. Enjoy the famous three towers of Ghent, various medieval churches and monasteries, the birthplace of Charles V of Spain, majestic guild halls, a breathtaking castle, and much more! Hear the stories behind these magnificent monuments. Your tour is guided in English, Dutch, and French. There are also illustrated translations in German, Spanish, Italian, Russian, and Japanese available on board.

From Brussels: Bruges and Ghent in a Day Guided Tour

5. From Brussels: Bruges and Ghent in a Day Guided Tour

Meet your guide in the center of Brussels and relax on the 100-kilometer journey to Bruges by bus. Upon arrival, discover the charms of “the Venice of the North” and see why the entire historic center was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  Marvel at highlights such as the Lake of Love (Minnewater Lake) and the 13th-century Begijnhof complex, founded in 1245 to house lay religious women. Go to Walplein Square, where the shady trees and cafes provide a perfect place to relax. Visit Stoofstraat on the site of the city's former Red Light District, and see medieval monuments such as the 11th-century Old St. John’s Hospital. Look at the world's second tallest brickwork tower at the Church of Our Lady, and see other historic monuments such as Gruuthuse Palace or the Dijver Canal. Go to one of the city's most photographed spots at Rozenhoedkaai, and admire the Belfry on Castle Square. Visit Market Square (Grote Markt) to see the Bell Tower (Belfort). Then enjoy 1-hour's free time for lunch (at your own expense) and the chance to sample some of the city's delicious chocolates.  Next, drive to Ghent, where the inhabitants have been popularly known as "noose-bearers“ since the days of Charles V. Take a guided tour of the city's historic buildings, such as the Castle of Gerald the Devil and Saint Bavo Cathedral, where you can learn about the painting of “The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb” by the Van Eyck brothers. Admire the Belfort (Bell Tower) and peculiar Gothic and Renaissance-style Town Hall. See one of the city's oldest monuments at St. Nicholas’ Church opposite the unusual facade of the Masons’ Guild House. Journey along the embankments of the medieval port of Graslei, and discover other highlights such as the majestic Castle of the Counts of Flanders, the Great Butchers’ Hall, the Old Fish Market, and Friday Market Square. Enjoy some free time in this magical city before returning back to Brussels. Our adventure is over! Don't wait and enjoy this day with us!

Brussels: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

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

Uncover the city's hidden gems with a hop-on hop-off bus ticket. Enjoy the freedom of exploring at your own pace, hopping off at whatever stops catch your eye. See the city's most iconic sights – and maybe even some off-the-beaten-path treasures – with the single red route. Hop on the red route and see top sights including the Palace of Fine Arts, the Sablons quarter, and the European Parliament. Look out at museums including the Train World Museum, Musical Instruments Museum, Horta Museum, and the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium. Stop at Place Royale and enjoy breathtaking views. Admire Saints-Michel-et-Gudule Cathedral, the Botanical Gardens, and more. Experience the city's authentic side and visit the Marolles neighborhood. This vibrant area offers a mix of old and new, traditional cuisine, vintage shops, and a festive atmosphere. Since 18 March, we propose you a single Red line that allow you to discover even more nice attractions as Basilica of the Sacred Heart, Koekelberg, Trainworld or Manneken-pis.

Bruges: Guided Walking Tour and Canal Boat Trip

7. Bruges: Guided Walking Tour and Canal Boat Trip

Your guide will meet you at the meeting point. Experience the many charms of the Venice of the North and see why the historic center of Bruges was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. During the city tour you'll see the Lake of Love, the Begijnhof (founded in 1245), Walplein Square, the Stoofstraat, Old St. John’s Hospital, the Church of Our Lady, Gruuthuse Palace, the Djiver Canal, Rozenhoedkaai, Tanners Square (Huidenvettersplein), the Burg Square with its Gothic Town Hall, the Basilica of the Holy Blood and the Market Square (Grote Markt) with the Belfort. At the end of the visit, your guide will answer all your questions and recommend places for lunch outside the tourist area. The guide will also give you advice about Belgium’s famous beer and about additional places to visit, including museums. End your visit with a boat ride through its canals! Do not miss this opportunity to discover the city from another perspective.

Brussels: Entry Ticket to Mini-Europe

8. Brussels: Entry Ticket to Mini-Europe

Explore Mini-Europe in Brussels with an entrance ticket to discover Europe's most popular attractions in miniature. See all the wonders of Europe in miniature along with bonsai trees, flowery groves, and dwarf trees that embellish the 350 monuments. Admire a 4-meter-high Big Ben, the 13-meter-tall Eiffel tower, and more with an entrance ticket. Set off the eruption of the Vesuvius and admire the take-off of the Ariane rocket. Destroy a section of the Berlin wall, launch an attack of legionnaires or scare the Vikings. Operate the many interactive live-action animations, from the Bells of Stockholm to the Windmills at Kinderdijk. Go on a walk to discover Europe and its historical, architectural, and cultural wealth. From the origins of democracy to the enterprising spirit, from Greek, Roman, or Viking heritage to the political transformations of the 21st century, find commentary at every stage of the journey in the catalog. Admire the many statues of the Grand-Place of Brussels painted with real gold leaves. Marvel at the 4-meter-tall Big Ben. At 13 meters, see the Eiffel Tower which is taller than a 3-story building. Located at the end of the park, enter the ‘Spirit of Europe’ a large indoor space where live-action models, games, and quizzes that give you the chance to test, enrich or perfect your knowledge of the 27 member states of the European Union and the United Kingdom. Enjoy spending time with your friends and family at the best miniature park in Europe. 

Zeebrugge to Bruges Return Cruise Shuttle Service

9. Zeebrugge to Bruges Return Cruise Shuttle Service

See the sights at your own pace and save money with a shuttle transfer service from the cruise terminal at Zeebrugge to the historic heart of Bruges. Avail of a quick transfer service that runs from the port to the city every 30 minutes in the morning and back to the port every 30 minutes in the afternoon. Take the worry out of your transportation needs during a cruise stopover in the pretty city of Bruges. Simply take the free port shuttle service to the gate, and then walk down to the bus departure point for embarkation. Get dropped off just a few minutes walk from the historic city center of Bruges.

Bruges: Small Group Boat Cruise and Guided Walking Tour

10. Bruges: Small Group Boat Cruise and Guided Walking Tour

Meet your guide on the Market square in the heart of the city. Explore the historic core with a qualified guide who lives in this town. Learn about local history, legends and sightseeings. Discover the narrowest street, the beautiful 12th-century basilica, and the golden statues on the impressive courthouse. Next, explore the old fish market surrounded by 126 columns. Then, embark on the second part of the tour. Board your boat at the quay for a cruise along the canals. Sail beside ivy-covered facades and under bridges as you learn about the beautiful sites from your captain. Admire quaint homes and iconic landmarks from the water. Walk the Rosary Quay and enter a chocolate shop. Taste artisanal chocolate. It's not only fresh, but also carefully crafted. This results in a variety of tasty fillings and shapes. Tune your senses! Continue discovering the highlights as the Gruuthuse palace, the romantic Bonifacius Bridge and the Church of Our Lady. Get surprised by a hidden garden of an almshouse. Just experience Bruges in all its fascinating aspects!

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We had the most fantastic day with our guide Miguel. I wouldn’t let reviews below put you off saying about people being left behind and not explaining meeting point .. Miguel very clearly explained at the start of the tour that people must be on time out of respect for the group that the bus cannot wait for anyone and I think this is fair as it isn’t fair hanging around waiting for other people. He also showed up how to pin the meeting point in google maps and also gave us landmarks beside us so we would know where to meet. The tour itself was so well organized from start to finish. Miguel was also so knowledgeable and interesting to listen to along the tour. Please bear in mind there is lots of walking and Bruges was extremely busy so expect it. I would 100% recommend this tour and great value for money. It takes the stress out of trying to organize all this yourself .

The guide was great. The small negative point was the timing of eating. But neither he nor we could have predicted that there would be so many people in Brugges. In any case for a first discovery of Belgium and in particular of Gent and Bruges it is really very pretty. I definitely recommend this excursion if you want to discover these two cities.

The tour is very good, allows you to walk around as part of the tour and also gives you breaks to go explore by yourself, what I find to be brilliant. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and the bus very comfortable. And definitely recommend going on the boat tour.

Our guide was Fabio. And let me tell ya’ll, he is the best. No questions or doubt about that. He knows his routes and history well also how to connect with his audience. I would highly recommend him to anyone.

Everything was fine. Be aware of the weather. Our suggestion would be take an umbrella.