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Free Walking Tour of Brussels
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Free Walking Tour of Brussels

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10 Soraya
  • English
  • 2.5 hours

Embark on a 2.5-hour free walking tour of Brussels and discover the main sights as you learn about the history of the landmarks accompanied by a professional English-speaking guide.

Itinerary

Since the capital of Belgium is rather hilly, there are two free guided tours to chose from:

The Lower City Guided Tour takes places every day of the week at 10:30am.  Meet your guide in the heart of Brussels (in the Grand Place) and set off on a 2.5-hour walking tour. Learn about the city’s history, the Belgian monarchy and the importance of the European Institutions as you stroll through the charming cobbled streets of the Old Town. This free tour will focus especially on the “Quartier Marolles, one of the oldest neighborhoods in Brussels, located between the south railway station and the Palais de Justice. The highlights of this tour include the Manneken Pis, the thriving Anspach Boulevard, the Art Deco buildings on Vieux Marché aux Grains street, De Brouckère square and the beautiful Galeries Royales Saint Hubert, among many other landmarks.

The Upper City Guided Tour departs every day from the Grand Place at 2:30pm. Commence your free guided tour of Brussels by exploring the Galeries Royales Saint Hubert, a famous arcaded shopping center, and walk into the Cathedral of St. Michael and St. Gudula. Explore the capital’s major Roman Catholic church, including the Chapel of the Blessed Sacrament, accompanied by your professional English-speaking guide. Next, head to the Royal Square, home to the Royal Palace and walk past the charming Musical Instruments Museum, the Magritte Museum and the Palace of Fine Arts. Discover the power of the nobility and the church during the past centuries, concentrating on the Habsburg dynasty and the House of Burgundy. Lastly, wander through the Petit Sablon and the Grand Sablon and admire the world-famous Manneken Pis.

You name the price

At the end of the free tour we invite you to pay your guide based on your level of satisfaction, since they are exclusively paid with the visitors’ gratuities.

Important information

  • If you’re traveling with over 6 people, please book a private tour. Groups of over 6 people will not be allowed to participate in the Brussels Free Walking Tour.
  • Minors must always be accompanied by an adult. Each adult can be accompanied by a maximum of three adolescents or children.

Price

Per person
10:30am Lower City English-speaking free tour
Free
2:30pm Upper City English-speaking free tour
Free

10:30am Lower City English-speaking free tour

  • Per person

    Free

2:30pm Upper City English-speaking free tour

  • Per person

    Free

More information

Duration

2.5 hours

Language English

The tour is exclusively in English.

Included

Professional English speaking guide.

Visit the Grand Place, Manneken Pis, Sainte Catherine, Grand Sablon, Royal Square, among many other places.

When to book?

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.

If there are still places available, you can book until the previous day (local time in Brussels).

Ticket

Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.

Accessibility

No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).

How to book?

To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

Do you have any questions?

Find answers to our most frequently asked questions. If you need help to book an activity or have any enquiries, please contact us.

Free!

Meeting point

Grand Place, in front of the City Hall.

Cancellations

If you are not able to attend the tour, please cancel your reservation in the control panel, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.

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