Free tour of Brussels

Free tour of Brussels + free chocolate tasting.

Our professional guides welcome you every day for a guided tour of the historical center of Brussels.

Sustainable tourism

Certificate of Excellence 2013-2019

Over 10 years of experience

Recommended by the Brussels Tourist Office

Free tour of Brussels

Description

Our professional guides welcome you every day for a guided tour of the historical center of Brussels.

 

Highlights:

  • Visit the historical centre of Brussels and learn about the Belgian Monarchy, the political system, the European Union in relation to Brussels, and more.
  • Visit the Grand-Place, Manneken Pis, Sainte-Catherine, the Grand Sablon, the Royal Square and the Palace, the churches, and the museums.
  • You’ll hear about the city’s museums, the best bars and local beers, and where to buy the best chocolate at a reasonable price. In addition, your guide will also answer any practical questions you might have about restaurants, attractions, nightlife, or public transport.
  • Get an overview of the development of Brussels, beginning with the medieval and baroque city, through the industrial city and the bourgeois city, to modern Brussels.
  • Free tasting of the best Belgian chocolates.

 

Our guarantees:

  • 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.
  • Free (Pay what you want).
  • Professional guides (English-speaking).
  • Quick and easy booking (free cancellation*).

 

The progress of the guided tour:

As Brussels is a rather hilly town, tours have been developed with 2 different themes: Upper City and Lower City. This is also meant to help you better understand the origins and the historic development of Brussels.

 

Program:

10h30 – Lower City: the popular Brussels (this tour focuses on the Marolles, people and trades):

  • The Grand Place,
  • The Everard t’Serclaes monument on Charles Buls street,
  • The Manneken Pis and Grands Carmes street,
  • Marché au Charbon street,
  • The Church of Our Lady of Assistance and Bon Secours street,
  • Anspach boulevard,
  • The covering of the Senne,
  • Riches Claires street and Grande Île street,
  • The Saint-Géry island,
  • The Halles Saint-Géry,
  • Chartreux street and the Zinneke Pis,
  • Vieux Marché aux Grains street and its Art Deco building,
  • St-Catherine square and church,
  • The Black Tower,
  • The Béguinage and Saint John the Baptist church,
  • The De Brouckère square,
  • The Monnaie square,
  • The Galeries Royales St Hubert,
  • The Charles Buls square.

 

15h00 – Upper City: this tour focuses on the nobility and the church, the Burgundian dynasty, the Habsburgs, the guild of archers, the regime in power:

  • The Grand Place, the power of merchants,
  • The Galeries Royales St Hubert,
  • The Mort Subite,
  • The Cathedral of St. Michael and St. Gudula (visit inside: stained glass windows, the Chapel of the Blessed Sacrament, the pulpit),
  • The Royal Park, the Royal Palace and the Royal Square,
  • The Palace of Coudenberg,
  • The Musical Instruments Museum (Art Nouveau),
  • The Palace of Charles de Lorraine, the Magritte museum and the Palace of Fine Arts,
  • The Petit Sablon and the Grand Sablon,
  • Rollebeek street,
  • The Dinant square,
  • The Manneken Pis.

 

Practical information:

Price:

  • Free (pay what you want).

When:

  • Every day.

Starting time:

  • 10:30am
  • 3pm

Meeting point:

  • Grand-Place in front of the City Hall. Find our guides! They hold a white umbrella.

Duration:

  • 2,5 hours.

Language:

  • English.

Included:

  • Guided tour with an English-speaking guide.
  • Free tasting of the best Belgian chocolates.

Not included:

  • Tip.

 

Frequently asked questions:

Size of the group:

To ensure the best service possible, our tours are limited to 25 participants per group. For larger groups, please contact us.

 

Free booking:

We advise you to reserve your place as soon as possible to ensure availability.

You can book up to 2 hours before the beginning of the tour (depending on the availability).

 

How to spot our guides?

That’s easy! Our guides hold a white umbrella with the “Bravo Discovery – Walking tour” logo on it.

 

We are a group:

We recommend our “Brussels private tour” starting from 170€. Send us a message to receive a personalized offer.

 

Do you have more questions?

If you have any further questions or would like to get more information, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Additional information

Type of activity:

Free tour

When:

Every day

Time:

10:30 am, 3 pm

Duration:

2.5 hours

Language:

English

Meeting point:

The Grand-Place of Brussels in front of the City Hall.

Responsible tourism:

This activity respects the codes of responsible and sustainable tourism.

Terms of service

Participation:

  • To ensure your participation, we recommend booking your tour as soon as possible.
  • The number of participants is limited (groups of more than 7 people have a cost of 7 € per person).
  • Participation in the free tour of Brussels is completely voluntary.
  • Without prior booking, our guides reserve the right to refuse participation in the tour depending on the availability.
  • We kindly ask you to be at the meeting point 10 minutes prior to the scheduled starting time.

 

Booking:

  • Free reservation.
  • You can book up to 2 hours before the beginning of the tour (please note that the number of participants is limited to 25 per group).

 

Cancellation:

  • Free cancellation.

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