Excursion to Antwerp departing from Brussels
Antwerp is an incredible architectural city with an interesting history, that we welcome you to this excursion, in which you will be able to admire the works of the famous painter Pierre Paul Rubens. Along with the masterful works you will understand why Antwerp is one of the most beautiful cities in Belgium.
- A fascinating visit to a diamond cutting workshop in the famous Jewish quarter.
- Discovering the famous works of Pierre Paul Rubens, along with his private residence.
- Visit historical and captivating places, such as the railway station, cathedral, ect…
- Tasting of typical dishes: mussels, Flemish corbonnates, etc…
- A tour alongside a passionate and professional and enthusiastic guide.
- Responsible tourism: This activity respects the codes of responsible and sustainable tourism.
- We work in partnership with the Brussels Tourism Office.
- More than 10 years of experience.
- Certificate of Excellence since 2013.
- Professional guides (English-speaking).
- Quick and easy booking (free cancellation*).
Departure by train to Antwerp from Brussels, as it’s the safest as well as quickest form of travel.
While on site our guide will explain the history, architecture, and legends of Antwerp and much, much more during the guided tour of up to 2 hours.
3 hours of free time.
The guide will advise you on what activates to do during your free time (including museums, restaurants, etc…)
Return to Brussels with our guide, however if you wish to stay in Antwerp our guide will give you information as to how to return back to Brussels on your own.
You will visit the following:
The old port Steen and the medieval castle.
The market square with its trading houses and town hall.
The baroque Saint-Charles de Borromée church and the most beautiful baroque confessionals in the world.
The visit of the cathedral: works of Peter Paul Rubens, the Flemish primitives, the stained glass windows of the Burgundy dynasty, the Habsburg dynasty and the baroque pulpit.
A visit to the former Royal Palace, now a cafeteria and artisanal chocolate factory.
The commercial street Meir and its fashion boutiques.
The central station and the Jewish quarter, including a visit to a diamond-cutting workshop.
- Adults: 50€
- Children (12 to 25 years old): 48€
- Seniors (over 65 years old): 45€
- Children (under 12 years old): Free.
- Several times a week.
- The Grand-Place in Brussels, opposite the City Hall. You will recognize our guides by their white umbrella with the Bravo Discovery logo.
- 9 hours.
- Professional French-speaking guide, expert in the history and legends of Antwerp.
- The return train ticket (faster, safer, more comfortable, more ecological and less walking).
- Entrances to museums (optional).
- The entrance to the house of Peter Paul Rubens (optional).
- The visit of the Cathedral (optional).
Frequently asked questions:
In order to guarantee a quality service, our visits are limited to 25 people.
When to book?
We advise you to book as soon as possible to ensure the availability of places for the desired visit.
You can book up to two hours before the start of the excursion, or show up at the meeting point without booking with our guides.
How to recognize our guides?
You will easily recognize our guides on the “Grand Place” by their white umbrella bearing the Bravo Discovery logo and the words “Walking Tour”.
Is the transport of the excursion to Antwerp from Brussels included?
Yes, transportation is included in the ticket price. Bravo Discovery chose to offer you the train for this excursion because it is the most ecological means of transport, the fastest (we avoid traffic jams) and which allows everyone to enjoy magnificent views throughout the journey.
What is the best way to get to Antwerp?
The best means of transport to go to Antwerp is the train: it is ecological, fast and very comfortable. It also allows you to enjoy the magnificent landscapes of the Flemish hinterland.
On weekdays, there are four trains per hour on weekdays that run from Brussels to Antwerp.
Which museums can we visit in our free time in Antwerp?
Yes, you can visit museums in Antwerp during your free time, for example you can visit:
The Rubens Museum,
The Plantin-Moretus Museum,
A diamond-cutting workshop in the Jewish Quarter.
However please note that the entrance tickets to said museums are not included in the initial price of this excrusion.
What if we want to do the private group visit?
In this case, we recommend our private guide service: “Private tour of Antwerp”. In order to obtain a personalized offer, send us a message containing the information relating to your group (number of people, date and time of the visit, etc.).
What if we have additional questions about the Antwerp excursion?
In case of additional questions please do not be afraid to contact Bravo Discovery directly, we would be happy to help
Jane (verified owner) –
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Very enjoyable day trip with our knowledge guide.
Tamara Peters –
I was very impressed that with only 3 customers for the English speaking tour Bravo Discovery didn’t cancel. Our guide was very informative and interesting showing us both the standard tourist sites as well as pointing out interesting architecture and areas that you wouldn’t normally see. The guide was also very clear with making sure we knew how to get back to the train station to meet with the Spanish Group so we could get back home.
A decent amount of walking so a certain level of fitness is required and good shoes.
Lyn (verified owner) –
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Well organised, and very interesting.
Nancy (verified owner) –
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What could have been a disaster turned into a marvelous day for us! When we arrived at the meeting point for our tour to Antwerp there was a mix up and no guide. But Bravo Discovery stepped right up to the plate and fixed it. We went with a Spanish tour on the train to Antwerp and then Lilly met us there. We ended up having a private tour with her. She was terrific. Super knowledgeable about architecture, history, popular culture, you name it. And so much fun to be with. She recommended a place to have stoovlees for lunch and we were thrilled with it. Highly recommend Lilly and Bravo Discovery.
Gabriel Bravo (store manager) –
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