Brussels History and Culture Tour: Discover Belgium's Capital with Local Guides
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339 Ratings
Brussel
Immerse yourself in the rich history and vibrant culture of Brussels on a guided tour with local experts. Discover the birthplace of famous comics, explore museums, learn about the city's role in world wars, and indulge in Belgian beer, chocolate, fries, and waffles.
Duration: 2 hours, 30 minutes
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
Highlights
  • Manneken Pis - The famous little boy.
  • La Bourse de Bruxelles - The stock exchange
  • Delirium - Beers all over
  • Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert - Shopping gallery
  • St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule) - The cathedral
  • Parc de Bruxelles (Warandepark) - Royal parc
  • Royal Palace (Palais Royal) - The royal palace
What's Included
  • English speaking guide
What's Not Included
  • Gratuities
Additional Information

If you’re searching for an insider’s guide to Brussels, interspersed with wit, Belgium folklores and insider’s tips, your search ends here. Our combined experience of several years makes us experts in this.

Historically rich and now the heart of Belgium and Europe, Brussels cannot be confined to being just a city. Much like Belgium itself, Brussels represents a concept. It boasts of an enormous collection of features: being the cradle of renowned comics, providing homes to 80 museums, hosting politicians from 27 nations, accommodating 3 formal languages and numerous informal ones, witnessing pivotal events of both World Wars, and harbouring people from 184 different countries.

What’s more, we also take care to acquaint you thoroughly with beer, chocolate, fries, and waffles.

Come join us and explore everything that Brussels offers!

Location
Grand Place
Grote Markt
You'll find your storyteller on the Square holding a YELLOW umbrella with AMBASSADORS on it. Beware of other companies using yellow umbrellas, their guides usually don't check bookings thoroughly enough to refer you to the right guide.
Cancellation Policy

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

Customer Ratings
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(339 Ratings)
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Mobile_with_a_family
Feb 20, 2024
Short stay in Brussels - The guide Tom was a young enthusiastic exponent of his city and the information he provided ranged from interesting stories to amazing facts. He provided some fantastic tips on restaurants and places to visit.
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Thomasy573
Feb 18, 2024
Touring Brussels with Tom was amazing!! - This tour is a great way to see all the main sights of Brussels. Highly recommend booking with Tom the tour guide...on a sunny Saturday with thousands of people milling the streets of Brussels and a fairly large group, Tom managed to deftly navigate the city, be heard by everyone and kept us all very entertained with historical facts and stories about Brussels. You cannot go wrong with Tom!
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882m_av
Feb 14, 2024
Great tour with you Tom! - Tom was an amazing tour guide. He was very energetic and funny and made us believe certain legends from his grandfather, which he then ultimately debunked by the real story. The tour lasted 2 hours and 45 min, with a 15 min break in between. It was extremely entertaining and informative with Tom's interractive sttory-telling and occasional self-depricating personal stories made everyone laugh and feel at ease.
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Landp1664
Feb 12, 2024
Fantastic tour, awesome guide - Just a fantastic experience - Tom's a brilliant guide, very friendly and welcoming, very informative and very, very funny. The tour gave us a great basis to explore Brussels further, every question was answered and we left with a list of bars and restaurants to explore. The best city tour we've ever done - thanks Tom! :)
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Steph
Feb 10, 2024
Quincy made the tour great! - Quincy was a lovely tour guide. He was fun, knowledgeable, interesting character. He was extremely informative. Got to know brussels really well!
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Marcbl7073ic
Feb 9, 2024
Excellent Ambassadors - Spent an excellent two hours with Quinten on the walking tour of historic Brussels. Mixing history & humour seamlessly his passion for his hometown town & country shine through. Absolutely recommended this independent tour. Some really good info about places eat, drink & make merry imparted as well.
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596alastairr
Feb 8, 2024
Worth the effort despite the rain - Tristan was brilliant having lots of knowledge that was true rather than made up 👍. Had to move on from Brussels but definitely gave me an appetite to come back and learn more
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Hagbhoy88
Feb 6, 2024
Great informative tour - Quentin was our guide. Top guy. Very informative and put a lot of humour into the tour also. Good interaction with the group.
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Cdonnelly54
Jan 28, 2024
Great tour! Highly recommended! - Excellent tour with a knowledgeable, friendly, funny guide. We learned so much and had a really great few hours with Tristan. I’d highly recommend it!
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Tony_g
Feb 5, 2024
Disappointed - We felt ripped off to be honest… the guide told us the money we paid for the tour was completely going to the booking agency and we had to pay him directly
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