Guided tour of the Marolles neighborhood in Brussels

Embark on a journey to discover the iconic Brussels neighborhood, the Marolles, during a private guided tour. Accompanied by our personal guide, immerse yourself in the soul of this vibrant and contrasting district. This unique experience will unveil the diverse facets that contribute to the richness and popularity of the Marolles.

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Sustainable tourism

Over 10 years of experience

Certificate of Excellence 2013-2019

Recommended by the Brussels Tourist Office

Guided tour of the Marolles neighborhood in Brussels

Description:

Private guided tour of the Marolles neighborhood.

Located south of Brussels city center, this neighborhood holds significant importance. Through our private guided tour, you will understand how the two opposing faces of the Marolles blend harmoniously to create such a unique and sought-after place. On one hand, the Marolles are steeped in history, with historical buildings that have shaped Brussels’ evolution. On the other hand, the neighborhood comes alive with a modern and trendy atmosphere, embodied by its stylish nightclubs.

This guided tour offers you the exceptional opportunity to discover the Marolles through your own eyes, to explore their captivating history, and to feel the atmosphere that pervades the area. Throughout the tour, delve into the past by discovering the churches, market halls, the Palace of Justice, the remains of convents, and the famous Jeu de Balles square. Stroll through the picturesque alleys and dead ends, where traditional trades are still active, thus perpetuating the neighborhood’s tradition and history. For an authentic break, enjoy a local beer in the legendary bistro “Les gens et les métiers.”

Next, be surprised by the modern facet of the Marolles, with the emergence of trendy nightclubs and techno ambiance. Together, let’s discover the best addresses for lively and unforgettable evenings. This immersion in a neighborhood rich in history and vitality reveals all the magic of the Marolles, blending past and modernity in a unique way.

Finally, thanks to the private and personalized nature of the tour, you have the freedom to choose the focus of the visit according to your preferences: history, modernity, details, experiences, etc.

Don’t delay any longer, book your guided tour of the Marolles neighborhood in Brussels with a personal guide now.

Additional information

City:

Brussels, The Marolles

Type of activity:

Private tour

When:

Every day

Time:

You choose

Duration:

2 hours

Language:

English, Dutch, French

Meeting point:

You decide. To be agreed with the guide.

Responsible tourism:

This activity respects the codes of responsible and sustainable tourism.

Highlights:

  • Discover a neighborhood with multiple facets, the source of its richness.
  • A discovery at every street corner: alleys and dead ends, remnants of convents, shops and industries, names that tell us the history, legend, and everyday life.
  • Immersion in the life and trades of yesteryear, through traditional shops and local industries.
  • Discovery of iconic buildings in Brussels’ history and trendy addresses in a beautiful neighborhood of Brussels.
  • Beer tasting in a legendary bistro for a convivial break (optional).
  • Private and personalized tour, adapted to your interests and preferences.
  • Comprehensive program including history, culture, modernity, and nightlife pleasures of the Marolles.

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.
  • Professional guides (English-speaking).
  • Personalized and tailor-made service: we adapt the activity to your desires and needs.
  • Quick and easy booking (free cancellation*).

Program for the guided tour of the Marolles neighborhood:

  • Discovery of the history and legends of the Marolles neighborhood, as well as the important buildings that have contributed to the development of Brussels.
  • Exploration of churches, market halls, the Palace of Justice, remnants of convents, and the famous Jeu de Balles square.
  • Stroll through the characteristic alleys and dead ends of this historically rich neighborhood.
  • Discovery of traditional trades still in activity through ancient shops and industries that have marked the history of the district.
  • Opportunity to taste local beer in the legendary bistro “Les gens et les métiers.”
  • Exploration of the modern facet of the neighborhood, with the rise of trendy nightclubs and techno ambiance.
  • Revelation of the best addresses for lively evenings.
  • Highlighting the present and ancient richness of the district, which harmoniously combines history and modern ambiance.

 

Private and personalized tour, allowing you to choose the focus of the visit according to your preferences: history, modernity, details, experiences, etc.

Practical information:

Price:

  • €230 (2-hour private guided tour – up to 10 people).
  • €250 (2-hour private guided tour – up to 25 people).

 

** For groups of 11 or more, you need to use a headset + €1 per person – to be paid on-site.

When:

  • Every day.

Starting time:

  • You choose.

Duration:

  • 2 hours.

Meeting point:

  • It’s up to you to choose: at the Grand-Place of Brussels, at Place Poelaert, at your hotel (as long as it’s located in the center of Brussels), or at a location of your choice in downtown Brussels.

Language:

  • The tour is exclusively in English.

Included:

  • English speaking guide.
  • Private and personalized tour.

 

Book one of our above packages or send us a message to reserve one of our private guides, obtain further information, or receive a personalized offer.

Not included:

  • Headset + €1 per person (mandatory for groups of more than 11 people – to be paid on-site).
  • Transportation, museum entrances, meals, beverages (their prices are added to the initial tour price upon billing – upon request).

Terms of service:

Booking Conditions:

  • Booking is free of charge.
  • You can book up to 2 days in advance.

 

Cancellation Conditions:

  • Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the start of the tour.

Frequently asked questions:

How many people can participate in the guided tour of the Marolles in Brussels at the same time?

To ensure the best possible service, our tours are limited to 25 participants per group with a headset.

We have a team of professional guides who will accompany us at all times and adapt to our pace. For larger groups, contact Bravo Discovery.

 

When should I book my guided tour of the Marolles in Brussels?

Bravo Discovery advises booking as early as possible to ensure availability on the desired date. However, we can book up to 24 hours before the start of the tour (subject to availability).

 

Will the guide pick us up from our hotel for our guided tour of the Marolles in Brussels?

Yes, the guide will gladly pick us up from our hotel if it is located in the city center. If not, we will meet them at a specific location of our choice in the city center.

 

Are transportation costs included in the price of the guided tour of the Marolles in Brussels?

Any transportation costs are not included in the price. However, we can make a written request to add them, and their price will be added to the initial invoice.

 

Is it possible to visit other places during the guided tour of the Marolles in Brussels?

Yes, it is entirely possible to visit other places during the day. However, note that entrance fees to these different buildings are not included in the price and will be charged in addition to the daily rate. It is also important to inform Bravo Discovery via email when booking if we wish to visit any of these places.

 

Is it possible to include tastings during the guided tour of the Marolles in Brussels?

It is entirely possible to have tastings during the tour. If we wish to have a chocolate tasting, there is an additional charge of €7 per person for a tasting of 3 chocolates. For beer tasting, it is possible from the age of 16, but minors must be accompanied by an adult. The tasting of two beers costs €12, and €25 if we want a charcuterie platter to accompany them.

 

Can we do the guided tour of the Marolles in Brussels in Dutch?

Yes, it is possible to do the tour in Dutch, as well as in German, English, and Spanish.

 

What if we have additional questions?

In case of additional questions, we can contact Bravo Discovery. The company will be happy to respond.

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