Brussels: Full-Day Antwerp and Ghent Guided Tour
- Duration: 10 hours
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.
Start your full-day tour with a drive from Brussels to Antwerp. Along the way, your guide will tell you about the landmarks you pass on the way out of Brussels. In Antwerp, see Steen Castle, Town Hall Square, the Church of Our Lady, the Rubens House, the diamond quarter, and more. After the tour you’ll have four hours of free time for lunch, a chance to do some shopping, or to admire frescoes by Rubens in the cathedral. Enjoy an optional visit to an artisanal diamond workshop. Anyone interested in the diamond world can enjoy a 45-minute explanation and see unique pieces of jewelry. It is the only place in Antwerp where craftsmen can be seen carving diamonds.
At 8:30AM you will be picked up from a meeting point in the center of Brussels to head towards the city of Antwerp. On your way to Antwerp you will make a stop for a few minutes at the emblematic Atomium, where you will take a picture and continue your trip. Once there you will explore the Meat Market, Steen Castle, Town Hall Square, the Gothic-style Church of Our Lady, the Church of San Carlos de Borromeo, the Walk of the Cakes, and the beautiful Meir Street. Following this guided tour, you will receive an hour of free time to explore the city at your own leisure. The next destination will be the beautiful and powerful city of Ghent. Throughout this visit you will see the Cathedral of San Bavón (which contains the famous painting of the Van Eyck brothers), the Adoration of the Mystic Lamb, the Belfort Bell Tower, the peculiar Gothic and Renaissance Town Hall, the Church of San Nicolás...
On this comprehensive combination tour, visit the highlights of two cities, Brussels and Antwerp, in just one day. Your multilingual guide is your host, who will be more than happy to give you suggestions of what else to see and do in these cities, and will answer any questions you may have. In Brussels, start out with a short walk to the majestic Grand Place, which was the cradle of medieval Brussels. Here, board your coach and take off to see all the must-see highlights of the city center, as well as the Atomium, Royal Residence Palace, and the EU district in the outskirts of the city. This comprehensive tour of Brussels will have plenty of opportunities to stop and take pictures. In the afternoon, visit the city of Antwerp: the city that has it all. Starting at the impressive 13th-century castle, carry on to Our Lady's Cathedral, which houses countless paintings by world-class arti...
Get to know Belgium on a 3-day bus tour and visit the 5 most important cities. Begin the tour in the capital city and take a short walk to the majestic Grand Place, the cradle of medieval Brussels. Then, hop onboard of the coach where a multilingual guide takes you to all the must-see highlights in the city center. To complete your Brussels tour, visit the outskirts of Brussels to see the Atomium, the Royal Residence Palace, and the EU district. Next stop on the tour: Antwerp, the old city with an impressive 13th-century castle that guarded the city and its medieval river port. Visit numerous sights of the world's largest harbor city including the Cathedral of Our Lady. Marvel at the countless paintings by world-class artists of the 17th century including the masterpieces of Flemish artist Peter Paul Rubens. Continue the tour through Antwerp to see the ...
Avoid the hassle with trains and public transport when you visit Belgium from Holland for a day. Travel from Amsterdam across the border to the historical city of Antwerp and see the most stunning sights of Antwerp. Upon arrival, set off on a private guided walking tour, after which you have several hours to explore on your own. Explore marvelous museums, the local cuisine, and impressive historical sights. Admire the squares, medieval alleyways, churches, and old pubs. The history goes back many centuries and the facades in the historical old town demonstrate the wealth of Antwerp in the 15th and 16th centuries when the city was one of Europe's most important trade cities. At the end of the tour, meet with your guide again for the drive back to the Netherlands.
Start with pickup from your hotel in Amsterdam and meet your professional guide. First, drive to Antwerp and visit the second largest harbor in Europe and the hometown of the Flemish baroque painter, Peter Paul Rubens. Explore the historical city center of Antwerp and see the Town Hall, Saint-Paul's Church, and the beautiful Golden Age Guild Houses. Also notable for its striking modern architecture, see the new Palace of Justice, the Museum aan de Stroom, and the new Port House. You may also request free time to take a break for some lunch or to go shopping. Afterward, head to Brussels where you will discover the historic city center and many landmarks such as the Grand Palace, Manneken Pis, and Place de la Bourse Square. Discover the impressive historical architecture that Brussels is known for and learn about the history of the capital city of Belgium. From the city center, drive to...
Get picked up at your hotel by a professional guide who will drive you around so that you can discover Antwerp - the European capital of culture and the global center for diamonds - before you continue to visit Bruges - where the historic center was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In Antwerp, you will visit the second biggest harbor in Europe and the home town of the Flemish Baroque painter, Peter Paul Rubens. You will explore the Market Square with the Town Hall, Saint-Paul's Church, and the beautiful Golden Age Guild Houses. There is not only history to discover in Antwerp, as it is also know for its modern architecture. See the new Palace of Justice, the Museum aan de Stroom, and the new Port House. Afterwards, go to Bruges and explore the charming area around the Dyver canal, stroll the cobbled square of Walplein, and wander through the narrow lanes of the Stoofstraat. You will...
Explore the city and see the many sights of Brussels. See the Atomium, the gothic cathedral, the 19th century Palace of Justice with its panoramic view over the entire city, the Jubilee Park with king Leopold II's museum island, and Universal Exhibition Halls. Explore the city freely at lunch and get restaurant recommendations such as "haute cuisine", or for simple but delicious mussels with fries. Taste delicious chocolates have a Gueuze beer at à la Mort Subite and a waffle at Cirio. Walk through the city in the afternoon. Visit the market over the Halles Saint-Géry, or the most beautiful market square of Europe, the "Grand Place". After the tour, head back to the Antwerp Cruise Terminal, or to a location of your choice in, or around Antwerp.
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We enjoyed this tour as it was well organized. There was about 3-4 hours on foot in Antwerp and an hour to do what you wanted so it provided enough flexibility to see at least the most interesting parts of the city properly. The guide was knowledgeable and interesting. The pickup at the hotel was very efficient also. Definitely recommend.
A very interesting visit, the guide Jesus made it great despite the fact that we were more than 50 people, but with the radio he solved the tour well. Although if possible the group should have been divided between two guides.
quite a complete visit to Antwerp, the guide was a bit dry and if someone asked him any questions he would answer him with displeasure. I was tired of translating everything into Spanish but I recommend it
Marta our great guide, the city and the excursion we loved, it hurts that all Antwerp is under construction, organization by impeccable good morning tours.
The trip was very good. Tour guide was good enough to explain everything in detail. I enjoyed it