Explore the grand capital of Europe
The capital of Belgium and the European Union, Brussels is a city that combines all the best that Europe has to offer - beautiful architecture, a multitude of languages, gastronomical delights, friendly faces, a high quality of life, and an unbeatable location. Experience it for yourself on this 3, 4 or 5-night getaway! Cosmopolitan and cool, beautiful and baroque, Brussels attracts visitors with its intriguing mix of architecture, delicious food and quirky cultural landmarks. See it all on this 3-night city break! Get acclimated to Brussels with a city tour taking you from St. Michael's Cathedral to Grand Place, one of the world's most beautiful squares! The rest of your time in Belgium's capital is spent as you choose. Dig into piping hot waffles dusted with powdered sugar, find your funny bone at the Belgian Comic Strip Center or check out the European Parliament.
Great Ways to Explore
(1) Stroll through Grand-Place square, the heart of Belgium! (2) Admire works by the renowned Belgian surrealist at the Magritte Museum. (3) Take a photo in front of the iconic Manneken-Pis statue. (4) Get a taste of modern Brussels at the Atomium, built for the 1958 World Fair. (5) Chocolate, beer, fries, waffles...Brussels has no shortage of delicious food and drink.
Day 1 : Welcome to Brussels!
Arrive in Brussels where you'll be transferred to your city center hotel. After settling in, start exploring! Your Brussels vacation should undoubtedly begin at Grand Place, a huge city square encircled by elegant guildhouses dating back to the 14th century.
Day 2. Brussels
Today, enjoy a city tour taking you to all of Brussels' must-see places like Grand Place, Royal Palace and Cinquantenaire Park. After your tour, consider trying some of Brussels' famous cuisine! Grab a piping hot waffle or pick out a restaurant and try moules frites, a popular dish of mussels served with french fries. Wash it all down with a Belgian beer, of course!
Brussels Grand City Tour (3-hours)
This coach tour takes you along the magnificent St. Michael's Cathedral towards the Laeken district. You will see the Royal Residence, Chinese Pavillion, Japanese Tower and the world-famous Atomium. The tour continues with the national Basilica of Koekelberg with its splendid art-deco interior. Located on a hill, the enormous building is one of the most imposing churches in the world. Two elevators bring you up almost 175 feet, where you will have a breathtaking panoramic view of the city (entrance fee included).
Taking you back to the city center, drive along the Congrescolumn towards the stately Place Royale. From here you can see the Place du Sablon and the impressive Law Courts. Then you reach the Royal Palace and enter the European district with the buildings and offices of the European Parliament, the European Commission and Council of Ministers. Get a glimpse of the Trimphal Arch of the Cinquantenaire, the Royal Park and the Belgian Parliament before driving back to the city center. The tour ends at the beautiful Grand Place, where your guide tells you the history of the unique city hall and splendid guild houses.
Day 3. Brussels
One of Brussels most iconic and striking landmarks is the Atomium, a giant stainless steel atom originally constructed for the 1958 World Fair. Take photos in front of this striking structure or purchase a ticket to explore its interior. At the foot of the Atomium is Mini-Europe, a miniature park with Europe's landmarks created on a scale of 1:25. See beautiful replicas of Big Ben, the Eiffel Tower, Venice and more!
Day 4. Depart Belgium
Your Brussels vacation ends today. At the appropriate time, you'll be transferred to the airport for your flight home.
Inclusions in tour are as follows:
Round-trip economy class airfare to Brussels (BRU).
Round-trip airport transfers.
3 nights in Brussels at Thon Hotel Brussels City Centre, or similar.
Brussels Grand City Tour (3-hours).