Brussels Private Custom Tour with a Local Guide, Kickstart your Trip

Bruxelles, Belgium

From USD 109.47

Price varies by group size

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 3 hours (approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Experience Brussels like a local on this half-day walking tour. Customize an itinerary to suit your interests and let a Belgian host show you the neighborhoods, markets, restaurants, bars, galleries, and landmarks that will ensure a memorable trip to Belgium’s capital city. Taste delicious Belgian beer and chocolate and discover hidden spots you won’t find in guide books.
  • Experience a memorable adventure in Belgium’s capital city with a local host
  • Forget tourist trap tours and customize an excursion made just for you
  • Learn about Brussels’ history and culture from an informative insider guide
  • Indulge in Belgium’s famous craft beer and sample its delicious chocolate

What's Included

  • Private and personalised experience
  • Walking experience
  • Hotel meet-up (available on request for central location)
  • Be matched to a Local Host
  • Food and drinks
  • Tickets to any attractions
  • Transportation costs
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup

Meeting point

  • Starbucks
    Grand Place 4, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium

    Upon booking your meeting point can be changed to your hotel/accommodation, however this MUST be confirmed and agreed by the experience planners in advance as only central locations will be allowed. If no meeting alternative is selected the point listed here will be the meeting point.

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

Pickup details

Once you have booked your experience, we will be in touch in order to finalise the meeting point details with you. We can arrange pick up from hotels and other locations in the centre of the city. Your meeting point must be confirmed and agreed by the experience planners in advance. This is a walking experience. If you require a private vehicle please get in touch with our team for details and costs.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • We’ll be in touch within 24 hours after booking to find out more about your personality, tastes and interests so we can assign a like-minded Local who can create a bespoke experience for you.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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.

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35 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travellers.
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Brussels Private Tour
Berta_A, Sept 2022
Our guide Andre was amazing. He showed us around the city of Brussels and explained the history of each of the sites. I would highly recommended the tour if you are interested learning about the history, architecture. Andre even recommend some shops where we can get some delicious chocolate, waffles and restaurant to visit that are outside of tourist area. ~ B
Michael is a rock star guide.
Christopher_B, Apr 2022
Michael was a special person who provided us with great insights and a real insider’s view of Brussels. Very uplifting person that is easy to connect with. The 3 hours with him flew by. Highly recommend. Chris Bowman and David Maglio
Average based on other tour experiences
Timothy_d, Nov 2021
This was the second time booking this tour, and it was only booked due to availability. Bruno was a friendly tour guide. His tour of the main attractions provided a little more detail than the first tour taken a few days prior with my customer which was appreciated. I have taken many private tours traveling with customers and this review is based on collective comparisons. My expectation is a tour guide should have detailed knowledge of the city and their focal points during the tour. It seems this tour company trains people to provide higher -level overview’s. For the cost of this tour I would say explore other tour company options.
Response from Host, Nov 2021
Dear Timothy I thank you for your feedback and I'm sorry that this experience was a average based on your experience, I am glad to hear that Bruno could provide a little more detail of the main attractions of Brussels for you. Although most of our hosts are not professional tour guides your points are being taken to the team so that we can review these and refine our questionnaire to better inform us of our guests expectations during the experiences. Warm regards Liezel
Average at best.
Timothy_d, Nov 2021
I have taken many private tours traveling with customers and this was average at best. Micheal was a very friendly and personable tour guide. It was like visiting a city and having a friend show you around. You will get a very high-level understanding of certain points of interest but he did not know any real detail. Based on the cost I would say there may be better tours available.
Response from Host, Nov 2021
Dear Timothy I am sorry to hear that you found the experience a bit disappointing. One key mission at City Unscripted is to have you feel like you are walking through the city with a friend, and from your review it would appear that this was in fact the case. Most of our hosts are not professional tour guides, and although they do have to pass strict criteria with regards to their knowledge of the city, their passion and understanding is very important to us and again it does appear that Michael did in fact display this during the experience. I do however thank you for the feedback and we will review your comments carefully moving forward. Warm regards Liezel
Great introduction to Brussels!
Heather_M, Mar 2020
We visited Brussels in early March 2020. Our first afternoon, we had our tour with Ricardo, who was a wonderful tour guide and city host! He was so wonderful with his communication before we arrived - he emailed with us several times before our arrival to coordinate our tour. Although it was cold and rainy, that didn't stop us. We walked most of the city, and got some great lessons in the local culture, history, restaurants and other points of interest. All in the the brief 3 hours we were together! A great start to our visit. Most of all, Ricardo was just overall a lovely host. Informative, kind, friendly and easy-going. Don't hesititate to book this tour - you won't regret it.
Great Overview of the City
Nthomas177, Oct 2019
Our guide Joel was amazing. He gave us a great overview of the city. Shared some interesting spots to wander after the tour. We were only in town for the day, so this tour gave a us a condense view of the culture, vibe, and history. Would recommend to other travelers. Tip: We enjoy getting a quick overview by a local before wandering around a new area. In my opinion, it saves a lot of time and money when your on a tight timetable.
Brussels City Tour
Barbara_R, Oct 2019
We had a very enjoyable trip with our private guide, Andrea Mogni. He has lived and worked in Brussels for 25+ years and is enthusiastic about the city’s and country’s history. He was well prepared due to a pre-tour questionnaire that he asked us to answer concerning our interests and highlights we wanted included in our tour. He is also most willing to travel to other cities/countries to provide clients with other tours. We can give him our recommendation without hesitation.
Brussels private tour
mary_T, Sept 2019
Wow, out tour guide Michael was absolutely amazing. He showed us so many incredible areas we would have not seen if we were on our own. Great recommendations as well for dinning. Thank you so much for an excellent tour!!!
Private walking tour of Brussels
Michael_M, Aug 2019
This was a great way to get to know the city. Salvatore was a fantastic guide he took us to all of the city’s sights and some off of the beaten path. The tour is a great concept they send you a questionnaire to find out what your interests are. The tour being private you can ask as many questions without feeling you holding up the tour. Thanks for a great tour Michael
Such a great time!
Zainab_M, June 2019
Our guide, Michael, showed us all the main highlights of Brussels on this walking tour! We got to see the Grand Place, the royal palace, Notre Dame, and so much more! He also gave us great ice cream and dinner recommendations.
Walking tour of Brussels
Jamie R, June 2019
Communication from Viator was iffy at best. We booked tour 2 mos out & after several emails & phone calls, I was finally connected with my guide 2 days before the tour. Our guide (Joel) was really nice & we enjoyed chatting & seeing the city with him.
Brussels Kick start walking tour
Donald_L, Apr 2019
Andrea has a wealth of knowledge of Belgium history. He spent more time with us than was stated on the tour. He answered all of our questions. He offered advice on multiple places to eat and shop. We enjoyed the tour and highly recommend him especially to those that like to understand more about the history of world war 2, the history and economy of Brussels,and Europe.
Great way to start the trip!
Shauna_W, Dec 2018
Customized walking tour. They asked in advance what my interests were and customize the walking tour accordingly. Tour guide Michael was excellent. Very informative and helpful. And fun!
Great way to start a visit to...
Florentina H, July 2018
Great way to start a visit to Brussels and to get oriented, especially if you are there for a short stay. The agency City Unscripted organizes this type of tour excellently. My gratitude also to Dr. Andrea Mogni, the local guide appointed by the agency, who made the difference as a guide. I highly recommend this type of personalized tour.
découverte de Bruxelles
laurence_c, Feb 2020
Notre guide Michael a su nous faire découvrir Bruxelles merveilleusement bien,il nous a donné de bonnes adresses pour nos repas ,pour l;achat de trés bons chocolats etc,en plus de tout cela ce fut un guide trés sympatique,nous lui dison encore merci pour tout Laurence et Hervé de Metz
Brüssel privat
steffenweisskopf, Feb 2020
Sehr flexible Gestaltung der Tour - Ricardo ging auf Kundenwünsche ein und hat uns Brüssel aus seiner Sicht gezeigt. Wir hatten das Gefühl, dass uns ein Freund die Stadt zeigt.