Grand Ducal Palace

Grand Ducal Palace: Our most recommended tours and activities

From Brussels: Luxembourg Tour with Optional Dinant Visit

1. From Brussels: Luxembourg Tour with Optional Dinant Visit

Discover the landlocked Grand Duchy of Luxembourg on a full-day tour from Brussels, traveling through the scenic Ardennes forests along the way. Continue to Luxembourg City, capital of the Grand Duchy. Here, your guide will take you to the Kirchberg quarter, site of many of the buildings of the European Union, such as the European Court of Justice, and the European Commission. Wander the streets of the old town, and go to the impressive Notre-Dame Cathedral, a beautiful example of late Gothic architecture with Renaissance adornments. There will be time to marvel at the Palace of the Grand Duke, and see the city’s fortifications during some free time in the city center. After some free time in the city, visit the picturesque village of Dinant, with its fifteenth century collegial, its citadel and its tiny saxophone museum (optional). Choose between a private and a shared option.

Luxembourg: Guided City Walking Tour with Wine Tastings

2. Luxembourg: Guided City Walking Tour with Wine Tastings

Discover the most memorable sights of Luxembourg city with a local guide and try Luxembourg wines. Explore the city center and old town on foot, and taste sparkling and white wine. After meeting your guide, set out through the city to see Luxembourg sights such as the Place Guillaume II, Chemin de la Corniche, Place d'Armes, Grand Ducal Palace, and more. During your trip, savor 1 glass of crémant (Luxembourg sparkling wine) and 1 glass of Luxembourg white wine.  This tour was established in Luxembourg in 2016 with the aim to promote social, sustainable, and cultural tourism through Luxembourg country, one of the largest historical centers of Europe.

The Best of Luxembourg City: Guided E-Bike Tour

3. The Best of Luxembourg City: Guided E-Bike Tour

Begin at the meeting point in the heart of the city. Accompanied by a multilingual guide, head off to discover the most beautiful places of the capital in a single bike trip. Move around on some latest generation electric bikes to get from one place to another without getting too tired, because this tour doesn't include any hills... or almost none. Take advantage of elevators and funiculars to move uphill. Be immersed in the city's green heart, the Petrusse valley with its numerous possibilities to relax in green areas from the city center. From there you will be directed to the Grund where you will take the elevator to the plateau St. Esprit and the Judicial City - Cité Judiciaire. Ride along the Grand Ducal Palace to the historical center and its Herb Market. From the Bock crag, known as "Bockfiels", you have a wonderful view of the Grund and the Neumünster Abbey, which you will reach by bike right after. A small trail along the Alzette will lead you to the Rives de Clausen, a popular nightlife spot amongst Luxembourgish people. Continue in the Pfaffenthal until you reach the funicular that will take you up to the Kirchberg. Get out at the foot of the European institutions. Even this imposing alley has its own little park, which you can cross by bike, and then discover the most important buildings of the Luxembourg financial center. Welcome to the Kirchberg. This city district combines modernism and antiquity, and nothing highlights this fact better than the Mudam. The Grand Duke Jean Museum of Modern Art was built on a former military fort that stands out with its imposing glass surfaces on the old 19th-century walls. Once you've passed through, go back down to the Pfaffenthal to take the panoramic elevator to the gardens of the Pescatore Foundation. Reach the city park and its "Kinnekswiss" which announces the end of the e-bike tour through the capital. The guide joins you for the whole duration of the tour and is happy to respond to your questions.

Luxembourg: Romantic City Exploration Game

4. Luxembourg: Romantic City Exploration Game

Explore the Luxembourg with this interactive romantic adventure game that can be played on your smartphone. Start at Adolphe Bridge and finish at Alzette Bruecke after partaking in an tour that is also a romantic adventure. Complete the tour in 1.5 to 2 hours, or explore at your own pace using the pause option. Stroll to breathtaking sights like the Cathédrale Notre-Dame, the Palais Grand-Ducal, and the Monument of Grand-Duchess as you solve challenges and reveal more of the story. Play on your own, in a large group, or in several smaller groups that compete against each other and meet at the final stop of the game. Use the game offline to save more of your data.

Luxembourg: Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt & Tour

5. Luxembourg: Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt & Tour

Get to know Luxembourg at your own pace on this interactive scavenger hunt walking tour played on your phone. Decipher riddles, interact with the most important attractions of the city, and unlock interesting facts.  After downloading the scavenger hunt tour on your mobile device (via a link and login credentials received upon booking), use the mobile app and integrated maps to reach 10 of Luxembourg’s most important attractions on foot. Start your tour at the Monument to Dicks and Lentz. Visit the world-famous Place d'Armes. Take photos in the central Place Guillaume II and admire the fairytale Grand Ducal Palace. Learn about the miraculous Michaelskirche. See Luxembourg's first monument honoring victims of the Holocaust. Admire the stunning architecture of Luxembourg's own Notre Dame Cathedral. The Monument du Souvenir war memorial will be your next step, while the icing on the cake of this unique tour will be the Adolphe Bridge. At each stop, learn about the attraction and solve a location-based riddle that can only be solved if you reach the specific location. Use logic, imagination, observation, and team spirit to unlock the correct code and reveal the next destination of the tour. As you walk through the city, enjoy the flexibility to pause your game at any time to take a break, snap the perfect photos, stop for lunch, or visit a museum. Choose to continue the tour later or save the rest for another day.

Luxembourg: City Introduction in-App Guide & Audio

6. Luxembourg: City Introduction in-App Guide & Audio

Walk through a beautiful route of the city, discover hidden gems and visit 10+ of the most important attractions and spots. Learn some introductory information about each place and interesting stories about the city in general. Download the ‘World City Trail ‘app from the store and login. Read the instructions and head to the starting location. Unlock photos of the exterior and the interior of the location. Listen or read some information regarding the attraction and continue walking to the next checkpoint. Note what you liked and did not like and create your bucket list for the next days! Start your walk any time, without a schedule. Pause it for lunch, have a drink, visit an attraction of your choice, and continue later or even another day. With the maps feature, you will never get lost. Start your tour at the Monument to Dicks and Lentz! Visit the world famous Place d'Armes. Take photos in the central Place Guillaume II and admire the fairytale Grand Ducal Palace. Bock will leave you speechless as the unique view it offers enchants its visitors. Learn about the miraculous Michaelskirche. Luxembourg's first monument honoring victims of the Holocaust will amaze you with its heavy symbolism! Notre-Dame Cathedral is worth the time and space in your mobile memory, as its fairy-tale architecture gives a special touch to the city. The Monument du Souvenir, the war memorial, will be your next step, while the icing on the cake of this unique tour will be the Adolphe Bridge with its seductive goddess.

From Brussels: Luxembourg and Dinant Full-Day Private Tour

7. From Brussels: Luxembourg and Dinant Full-Day Private Tour

Be picked up from your hotel in Brussels, and travel south-east to the city of Luxembourg. Start your tour in the old part of the city, where your guide will escort you to the cathedral, the Palace of the Grand Duke, and the Place des Armes. In the lower part of the city, enjoy a spectacular view of the Kirchberg district, home to several European institutions. In the valley of the city discover the abbey of Neunmünster, the Wenceslas Wall, and the picturesque sites along the river Alzette. On your way back to Brussels stop at Les Ardennes and the charming city of Dinant. See the main landmarks of the city, such as the Collegiate Church of Notre Dame de Dinant, and the Citadel, before returning to Brussels.

Luxembourg City: Guided Walking & Food Tour

8. Luxembourg City: Guided Walking & Food Tour

Enjoy the beauty of Luxembourg City on this 2.5-hour walking tour in the city center.. Walk through picturesque streets and squares, see old churches, the Royal Palace, and breathtaking views from the walls of the ancient fortress. Then, make your way down to the valley where you will dive into the quietness of former Neumünster Abbey. Hear stories about the foundation of the Grand Duchy and its founder Sigfrid, along with the origin of the language and the existence of the underground tunnels, "the Casemates." In addition, listen to some inside jokes and legends, and see modern life of the city. Lastly, taste some Luxembourgish delights and, if you're so inclined, get into the holiday spirit with a mulled wine. Continue on to the city center, where your tour will end.

From Brussels: The Battle of the Bulge Remembrance Tour

9. 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.

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What people are saying about Grand Ducal Palace

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 472 reviews

Very long trip so definitely nice to go in s confy bus, very informative and friendly staff. And the drive back to Dinant was amazing. That was probably what I like the best, wish we could have stayed a bit longer.

This was a really wonderful tour. My guide Christophe was amazing. It was a truly enjoyable way to see Luxembourg sights. I learned a lot, and I loved the wine!

Lovely ride. Knowledgeable and friendly guide. A must-do activity in Luxembourg.

Beautiful tour. Miguel or guide was so great. And our driver was wonderful.

Great tour. Wonderful scenery to and from including Dinant.