Brussels Highlights Walking and Bus Tour

Bruxelles, Belgium

From USD 32.62

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Discover the legendary landmarks and impressive monuments of Brussels on a bus and walking tour of the beautiful Belgian capital. Set out to explore the sights with a knowledgeable guide; marvel at the medieval majesty of the Market Square; gaze at the remarkable façade of the City Hall; and uncover the secret recipes behind delectable Belgian chocolate during a tasting session included on the afternoon tour. Enjoy convenient hotel pickup and drop-off from selected Brussels hotels.
  • Extensive city tour of Brussels
  • Short guided walking tour of Grand Place, the heart of medieval Brussels
  • Royal Residence, Royal Square, Houses of Parliament, and Art Nouveau houses
  • See the EU Commission and European Parliament
  • Pickup from selected Brussels hotels

What's Included

  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Professional multilingual guide
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Rue du Marché Aux Herbes 61
    Rue du Marché Aux Herbes 61, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium

    Our BRUSSELS CITY TOURS office, located in the street right next to the Grand Place, 5 minutes walk from the Central Station.

Start time

09:30 am

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Depart from your centrally located hotel or greet your guide at a pre-arranged Brussels location to begin your cultural tour. Stroll to the historical heart of medieval Brussels to discover an antique myriad of architecture in the Market Square; see the stunning City Hall and hear of the city’s rich heritage from your expert guide.

Next, climb aboard a luxurious coach to tour the city’s most alluring landmarks; pass the colossal St. Michael’s Cathedral and the world-famous Heyseldistrict with its Atomium; and embrace the cosmopolitan culture of the Japanese Tower and the Chinese Pavilion. Marvel at the endless rows of antique shops in the Sablon district and catch a glimpse of the Royal Residence’s regal exterior as you travel.

Continue to the Palace of Justice and sail past examples of impressive imperial structures; see the stately Royal Square, the grand Houses of Parliament and the Royal Palace.

Conclude your tour with return transportation to your hotel or original departure point.

Grand Place (Pass By)

St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule) (Pass By)

Justice Palace (Palais de Justice) (Pass By)

Royal Palace (Palais Royal) (Pass By)

Museums of the Far East (Pass By)

Laeken Palace (Pass By)

European Parliament Hemicycle (free visits) (Pass By)

Notre-Dame des Victoires au Sablon (Pass By)


15 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Our guides are pleased to guide the tours in English, Spanish and/or French depending on the language need of our guests on the tour
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 200 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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411 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travellers.
Showing 1-10 of 411 reviews
Great tour.
KEVIN_G, May 2023
Thought the walking would be self guided, but our guide lead us for about 30 minutes of touring in the Grand Place area. Then onto the bus! She guided us in 3 different languages, easily.
Great tour, good overview...
John_L, May 2023
Great tour, good overview of city and knowledgeable guide. Light amount of walking and comfortable bus.
Great tour! Enjoyed it
Scott_S, Nov 2022
The historical lessons about Brussels particularly and Belgium in general. Excellent commentary about the architecture
Well worth the money. Great way to se the city
Alison_A, July 2022
The guide Jasmin was excellent, did comprehensive coverage. The places covered were interesting and the lace was just right. Staff at the office super friendly too. Tour starts off with walking nearby, then a 2 hour bus trip around the city. Only one stop to stretch legs, (and no refreshments to buy there) but it went quickly because it was interesting.
A waste of money
tomrohn, June 2022
Our guide could be terminally boring in 5 languages. Fortunately, she only needed 3. No substantive information on anything we saw. This was the worst tour I have been on!
Wondeerful Into to Brussels
Ann_Z, Apr 2022
Perfect introduction to Brussels. Great way to get your bearings for later. Was a lot of walking and not so much bus. I thought I would be too jet lagged to walk but it was what I needed after the long flight. The meeting point is an info center and the staff answered everyone's questions. You can visit even if you're not taking any of their tours.
Response from Host, May 2022
Dear customer, We would like to thank you for taking the time to leave us this review. Brussels City Tours values customer satisfaction as a number one priority. Please share your lovely photos on our Facebook Page and feel free to tag us on instagram. We hope to see here again and please bring all your friends and family. Best regards, BRUSSELS CITY TOURS
Happy tourist
David_O, Dec 2020
We arrived earlier at their office & bus kept time as we set off at the slated time, tour guide was very good & with ability to switch from French to English from time to time
Response from Host, Oct 2021
Dear customers, Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us. Our goal is 100% customer satisfaction and it sounds like we achieved that goal with you, don't hesitate to comeback! Kind regards, Brussels City Tours Team
Big disappointment
Kavitha S, Aug 2019
The tour was supposed to include visit to chocolate factory and chocolate tasting but didn't happen. Tour guide spoke mostly in Spanish. Also the guide Bruno asked me where I am from in a rude way. When I said India he said " you should be proud that you are from India". Sarcasm or racism ? If the tour operator has a problem with Indians they should make it clear beforehand so we don't book this tour. There were no stops other than atomium for photos. On the whole was not as expected. I have been on various viator tours in UK which were really well conducted. Hope this one improves.
Sandra_D, May 2019
Really good half day tour with a little walking tour at the beginning before we joined the coach. Bruno, our guide, was lovely and knowledgeable. Also our thanks to the driver from Romania whose name I've forgotten.
Not enough stops
Tiffany_R, Apr 2019
Good tour but flew past several nice photo opps. With only 6 of us we could have stopped more times.
SImple overview of Brussels
John V, Nov 2018
This was a simple, half-day overview of some of the city's main sites. Good for seeing the highlights, but would have been much better with an engaged guide.
Half day tour of Brussels
James_R, Oct 2018
The guide was very knowledgeable and pleasant. As there were only 5 guests for the tour, I was grateful that it wasn't cancelled.
This tour was very interesting and...
MegK, Aug 2018
This tour was very interesting and great way to get to know the city. the only issue was that it was extremely hard to hear the tour guide and she had to repeat everything 3 times once in English, once in French, once in Spanish...we went during the flower festival and it was very crowded so very hard to hear what was being said. I would suggest passing out those headphones to everyone on the tour so that we could hear what the guide was saying. Even with these issue, the tour guide was nice and friendly and very knowledgeable.
Multi-lingual was a little confusing
Saif A, Aug 2018
The tour was wasn't bad, but I had two main issues: 1- the group was slightly larger than I expected, so hearing the guide was a challenge 2- the tour guide was delivering the tour in 3 languages, so a lot of time was wasted for translations, let alone the confusion of shifting from one language to another as the story would lose a lot of its value when it is being told in chunks.
Vacation 2018
Myrna_B, July 2018
Nice places to see however it would be nice if we could stop and take picture of the places pointed out in the tour more than just two stops. The tour guide knows his history.
The problem with this tour was the...
rajeev s, June 2018
The problem with this tour was the bad guide named Frank who was mostly unintelligible,although very well informed.The places shown are better seen individually.It is a tour of two and a half hours and seems to be waste of money.The palace was shown as a drive by without any stoppage..
Great overview of Brussels. Really...
PAMELA_J, June 2018
Great overview of Brussels. Really good for the first day of the first visit. If you've been before or done other tours, I might skip this one.
It is very fast paced, but worth it...
Aziza H, May 2018
It is very fast paced, but worth it. You get to visit one of the oldest malls and chocolate factories. I wish there was more time to walk around and explore, but for what it was, it was nice.
I was not extremely happy with this...
John S, Mar 2018
I was not extremely happy with this tour of the city. I felt that it could have been better or maybe I was led to believe we would have more walking of city center Brussels. We walked over the Grand Place in Brussels and then got on a bus. I thought we would have seen the manneken pis or hit a couple highlights of the historic area, but we didn't. I was also hoping the bus would have stopped a couple times to allow folks to take pictures, but also was not the case. This tour needs to be extended by an hour and really showcase Brussels. Not enough time and everything felt extremely rushed.
This was a very average tour. I saw...
Samantha A, Feb 2018
This was a very average tour. I saw the main highlights of Belgium but was disappointed we did not get off the tour bus enough.

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