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

Over 10 years of experience

Certificate of Excellence 2013-2019

Recommended by the Brussels Tourist Office

Free tour of Brussels

Description:

Free walking tour Brussels:

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

With our free guided tour, you will walk through the hidden streets of Brussels accompanied by one of our expert guides to discover the secrets of the most beautiful places in Brussels.

During this walk, you will have the pleasure of seeing the most iconic places of the European capital such as the Museum of Musical Instruments with typical Art Nouveau architecture, the island of Saint-Géry and its covered market of the 19th century or the mythical “little man who piss” known as Manneken-Pis whose legends and surprising anecdotes our guide will be happy to tell you.

After discovering the popular side of Brussels, you will have the opportunity to strut your stuff in the middle of the Brussels nobility with the mythical Saint-Michel and Gudule Cathedrals, the Place Royale and its incredible panorama of the Royal Palace as well as the inevitable Grand-Place changing but still emblematic over the four seasons…

This is an exceptional opportunity for you to learn more about not only the history, but also Belgian traditions such as chocolate and beer. This tour will also enrich your artistic culture with the comic strip and our iconic author Hergé and the Art Nouveau buildings, these being true symbols of Brussels and the Victor Horta era.

And if that didn’t catch your attention, the price of this service is at our convenience: you choose what the guide deserves to receive! Isn’t that fantastic? What are you waiting for? Book our free guided tour of Brussels now!

Activity characteristics:

Additional information

City:

Brussels

Type of activity:

Free tour

When:

Every day

Time:

10:30 am, 3:30 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.

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 get information about 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.
  • A passionate, professional guide awaits you every day of the week at the Grand-Place in Brussels at 10:30 am and 3:30 pm for a dynamic guided tour of the historic centre of Brussels…

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*).

Itinerary 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 of the free tour of Brussels:

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.

 

15h30 – 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). Maximum 7 persons per booking. Groups of more than 7 people have a cost of 15€ per person.

When:

  • Every day.

Starting time:

  • 10:30am
  • 3:30pm

Duration:

  • 2,5 hours.

Meeting point:

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

Language:

  • English.

Included:

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

Not included:

  • Tipping.

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.

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.

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  1. SOPHIE M. (verified owner)

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    Guide agréable et explications claires.

  2. Hoa (verified owner)

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    Very entertaining and knowledgeable about Brussels and Belgium history.

  3. Barbara (verified owner)

    Augustin war ein super Guide, lebendig erzählt, mit petsönlichen Asoekten und einem guten roten Faden. Gut auf Fragen eingegangen und jede Minute interessant.

  4. Élise C. (verified owner)

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    Our tour with Augustin was great. He was a tour guide with a lot knowledge and tips to share. He was very welcoming, making everyone in the family (teens and adults) really welcomed. We would greatly recommend this tour to everyone.

  5. Julie P. (verified owner)

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    Augustin is dedicated to what he is doing. He is passionate about what he is telling. He interacts with the people in the group. At least when the group is small. We were the 5 of us. And it was really natural, fluide, cosy and chill. I am from Brussels and I can tell you that Augustin can make You like and enjoy Brussels. Proud to have a guide from Argentina speaking in that way about my beloved hometown. Thank you !

  6. Conor

    Augustine was a superb guide. Brilliant ability to deliver relevant context and brilliant detailed insights. Highly entertaining. Superb character and highly recommended.

  7. Lesley D. (verified owner)

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    We had such a great tour with Julien! Don’t miss out on this tour with Bravo Discovery!!

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