Brussels Historical Walk: Discover Belgium's Rich History and Culture
561 Ratings
Embark on a historical walk in Brussels to discover Belgium's rich history and culture. Explore the city's evolution to power, taste delicious chocolates and beer, and be amazed by its outstanding architecture.
Duration: 2 hours, 30 minutes
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
  • Legends of Brussels - Brussels is home to some of the most spectacular landmarks in Europe! The Grand Place, a World Heritage Site recognized by UNESCO for over two decades. The City Hall and the Cathedral are both exemplars of Gothic architectural brilliance. Manneken Pis, the Stock Exchange, Saint-Géry, the Royal Palace with its surrounding Park, the Saint-Hubert Galleries, and the awe-inspiring Mont-des-Arts.
What's Included
  • Snacks provided
  • Info session at tour’s end to help organize your Brussels journey
What's Not Included
  • Drinks
Additional Information

There’s a wealth of experiences to be had here: sights to behold, knowledge to gain, flavors to sample! Allow me to guide you through the history and culture of Brussels.

Brussels holds the distinction of being the world’s second greatest hub of diplomatic representations, with its 159 embassies and 2500 diplomats. Despite its relatively youthful age, since its emergence in the Middle Ages, Brussels rapidly secured its significant status in Europe. Ever since its foundation stone was laid in 580, Brussels has swiftly risen to prominence in Europe. Over the centuries, the city has served as the capital of numerous regions, such as Burgundy, Brabant, the Netherlands, Belgium, and presently Europe. Its rich and exquisite heritage is highly valued by many.

In present times, Brussels is acclaimed for its mouthwatering chocolates and confectionery, esteemed beer, exceptional architecture, and its unique knack to keep surprising you. If I have the pleasure of guiding you through this legacy, I promise to ensure that you see it, feel it, and savour it!

TOUR ALSO OFFERED IN FRENCH (on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays) - Please choose the option: visite en français

  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • TOUR ALSO AVAILABLE IN FRENCH (on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays) - Please select the option : visite en français
Grand Place
Grote Markt
Meeting point is the Grand-Place. We meet in front of the city hall, in front of the main gate. The guide uses a GREEN & RED umbrella.
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

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Feb 25, 2024
Cosy and friendly five star guide - Very friendly and cosy guide with huge knowledge of Belgian/European history as well as architecture. Really interested in keeping his followers in a good mode even after the tour. Giving lots of ideas for creating a brillant evening as well. I loved it. Thanks to you for your big impact to my one day trip to Brussels.
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Feb 18, 2024
Very good and knowledgeable tour in brussels. - Very informative tour. The tour guide is very knowledgeable. We like the chocolate tasting. He also recommended lots of good restaurants.
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Feb 4, 2024
Amazing basic walkthrough of everything you need in Brussels - Very informative and saw tons of sights. Also was able to taste chocolate and waffles. Would have been great to also taste a beer or French fries. Overall great. Nice to have seen the Parc Du Conqutenrie
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Feb 3, 2024
Fun and informative - Sancar was a great tour guide, the tour itself was fun. They were very nice and let me reschedule and were very accommodating. Highly recommend
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Jan 28, 2024
Great experience - Very knowlegable, freindly and accomodating guide. Learnt history of Brussels and had wafels and chocolates proveded.
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Jan 22, 2024
Great walking tour - Fantastic tour made interesting with a combination of history, local stories & humour and of course wonderful waffles & chocolates. Sancar was a fabulous your guide!
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Jan 20, 2024
Really great tour and experience - Really great tour!! Sancar was very friendly and super knowledgeable about everything in Brussels and happy to answer any and all questions! Would recommend to all!
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Jan 11, 2024
Perfect tour of Brussels! - This was a wonderful walking tour of Brussels! Sancar was so knowledgeable and interesting to talk to as well. We were on the tour with our two sons ages 16 and 12 and everything kept their interest - although I think the break in history for a waffle and then later for a chocolate tasting helped tremendously! :) We only had 24 hours in Brussels but we'd love to come back. This tour helped us fall in love with the city, despite it being cold and rainy!
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Jan 6, 2024
Informative & Worthwhile Tour of Brussels - Would Recommend - My mother and I did the afternoon tour with Sancar and it was a very informative and great tour of Brussels. He was easy to find and very friendly to all of the participants. He went into great detail about the buildings architecture and the many statues meanings which was great as we would not have noticed on our own. Throughout the tour Sancar gave us plenty of time at the stops to take photos and he made room for our group to gather and hear his stories at even the more popular sites, like Manneken Pis and other statues. I would give a warning that because of the cobblestones and hilly city area, this tour is not for those who are mobile-challenged. We had mostly good weather for the tour, but even with the little rain at the end, Sancar found dry spots/cover to do the explanations so it was bearable. The tour took a little longer than 2 hours because Sancar was giving a lot of information but I appreciated his full explanations. It was also a great addition to have both a hot Belgian waffle and some fine Belgian chocolate at two different points in the tour. The tour was well organized and very informative. Would highly recommend!
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Jan 5, 2024
Amazing tour guide!! - Amazing tour guide!! He was so knowledgeable and engaging. We ended up asking lots of questions and walking for an extra hour because he has so much to share and does an incredible job of bringing the city to life!! Totally recommend to anyone coming to Brussels and looking for an introduction to the city as well as some insight into modern Brussels and yummy tastes of waffles and chocolate!
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up to 10 guests
April 2024