Antwerp Sightseeing Tour from Brussels

Bruxelles, Belgium
Antwerp Half Day Trip from Brussels

From $43.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 6 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Immerse yourself in the historical charm of Antwerp on an enriching 5.5-hour tour of the stunning city from Brussels. Accompanied by an expert guide, absorb the medieval majesty of Market Square; gaze at the beguiling beauty of Baroque facades created by treasured artist, Rubens; and marvel at the outstanding architecture of Antwerp railway station. See the Diamond Pavilion and the excellent exhibits of the Museum Aan de Stroom at the end of your enriching excursion.
  • Wander through historic Antwerp with your guide
  • Visit the Cathedral of Our Lady and marvel at Ruben's masterpieces
  • Learn all about Antwerp’s rich history at the MAS (Museum Aan de Stroom)
  • Visit the must-see Antwerp Central railway station
  • Tour includes round-trip travel from Brussels

What's Included

  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Professional multilingual guide
  • Entrance Cathedral
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pick up & 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 (Visit Flanders Information Center) located in the street right next to the Grand Place and 5 minutes walk from the Central Station. We welcome you at our counter for the check-in.

Start time

01:00 PM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

After meeting in a central location in Brussels, relax during the scenic journey to Antwerp by air-conditioned coach. Listen as your guide sets the historical scene, offering information on Antwerp’s associations with 17th-century painter, Peter Paul Rubens, and the city's architecturally rich heritage.

On arrival, head straight to the National Redoubt of Belgium, a flagrant fortress used to defend the city in turbulent past times. Stroll the ambient labyrinth of streets and see attractions like the Market Square and Butcher’s Hall. Gaze at the impressive façade of the Cathedral of Our Lady then venture within to admire significant artworks by Rubens; appreciate the delicate beauty of paintings like ‘The Resurrection of the Virgin’ and ‘The Elevation of the Cross’ before enjoying some relaxed free time in the historical heart of the city.

Reconvene with your group and head to Antwerp's railway station, finished by 1905, and marvel at its outstanding architecture and grandeur. When your cultural exploration concludes, return to your vehicle and relax during the journey back to Brussels.

Cathedral of Our Lady

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Included


10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Het Steen (Pass By)

Groenplaats (Pass By)

Antwerp diamond district (Pass By)

Antwerp's Port (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • 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 travelers

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 travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Featured review
Jasmine was our guide. She was very informative and pleasant. She had to juggle 3 different languages and did it flawlessly. We loved the Reubens paintings and the story of the young girl and her dog who died in the cathedral and were memorialized in front of the church! Great tour!


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Too many people and languages in one tour.
Vadim_M, Sep 2023
The city itself is beautiful Highly recommended. The add, however, says the tour is conducted in English. It fails to mention it is also conducted in French and Spanish. So you end up listening to the tour guide for 5 minutes and then do nothing for 10 minutes. This goes on the entire tour. Do yourself a favor, take a private tour or just explore by yourself. Cheers.
Response from Host, Sep 2023
Dear client, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience you experienced during the tour regarding the language options. Your feedback is valuable to us, and we want to clarify that we do mention on our website that the tour is bilingual, conducted in both English and other languages. We understand that the interruptions in the tour guide's commentary were frustrating, and we'll work to improve this aspect of our tours. Thank you for your understanding. Best regards, Team Brussels CIty Tours
VirgilioGerald_E, Sep 2023
Bruno was outstanding. Very knowledgeable, engaging, and accommodating. Driver was excellent driver too.
Response from Host, Sep 2023
Dear Client, Thank you for your wonderful review! We're delighted to hear that Bruno was outstanding, and It's great to know that you had an excellent driver as well. We hope to have the pleasure of serving you again in the future. Best regards, Team Brussels City Tours
Antwerp in July
robert_d, Jul 2023
Jasmine was our guide. She was very informative and pleasant. She had to juggle 3 different languages and did it flawlessly. We loved the Reubens paintings and the story of the young girl and her dog who died in the cathedral and were memorialized in front of the church! Great tour!
Excellent tour. Value for money
Sriraman_R, May 2023
Excellent knowledge of our tour guide, Her easy communication style, The places covered in the tour, particularly De Kathedral
Response from Host, May 2023
Dear Client, Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback about your recent tour with us. We are pleased to hear that you had an enjoyable experience and that our tour guide's knowledge and communication style met your expectations. Thank you again for choosing our tour, and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Best regards, Brussels City Tours Team
Great tour
Catherine_L, May 2023
Our guide, Jasmine, was exceptional. To cover the people in our tour group, she had to translate into 3 different languages. Jasmine did it with ease although we all know how hard and tedious that must have been. She did a great job and showing us things that we would have easily missed if not with her. She showed hidden areas that of the door were closed, you would have walked right by. Her knowledge of the culture was insightful. I highly recommend this tour.
Response from Host, May 2023
Dear Catherine, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the tour with Jasmine. We appreciate your recommendation and hope to have the opportunity to serve you again in the future. Thank you for choosing our tour company. Best regards, Brussels City Tours Team
Very pleasant experience
Brigid_R, Apr 2023
Antwerp is a beautiful city. Jasmine, our guide, had a lovely manner and was very charming and knowledgeable. And being a half-day tour meant it was much less tiring than a full-day.
Response from Host, Apr 2023
Dear Client, Thank you for your kind words! We're glad to hear that you enjoyed your half-day tour of Antwerp with our guide Jasmine. We strive to provide knowledgeable and friendly guides who can make your experience more enjoyable. We hope you'll consider joining us again for another tour in the future! Best regards, Team Brussels City Tours
Nice place to visit.
Flora_C, Sep 2022
The tour was nice, but I never saw the sculpture from the picture! Also, the planning of the tour can use some improvement.
Antwerp for beginners...
Glen_E, Jul 2022
The professionalism of your multi-lingual guide, Yasmin, who was a font of knowledge. The tour was efficiently booked, confirmed and executed, to our satisfaction.
ZERO experience
Rumy_M, Feb 2020
All the emails we had received from Viator was for us to arrive at the Brussels City Tour office at 115 pm. We arrived at 117 pm exactly. The tour guide had already left but the bus had not. However, we were not allowed to go with them. To add insult to injury, one of the two ladies at the desk was extremely rude. We used "" for other tours and were very treated. Viator needs to step up here. We are still waiting for a refund from Viator.
Response from Host, Feb 2020
Dear Customer, We apologize on behalf of everyone at Brussels City Tours. Please know that your situation was an exception. As you can see on other reviews, we are known for taking ownership and caring deeply about our customers. We always ask and send a message to our customer to check-in 15-20 minutes in advance! In order to respect the schedule of the tour. We hope you can give us the opportunity to discuss what exactly happened. Please email us on or call us on +32 484 45 96 11. Kind regards, Brussels City Tours Team
Frank was an excellent guide
Alexandra_Q, Dec 2019
Brussels City Tours is an excellent company and Frank was a terrific guide. Frank was very knowledgeable, funny and engaging in communicating interesting facts and stories on Antwerp. I also liked the pace of the tour and the timings in each location were perfect. Frank managed to keep things moving along without feeling rushed.
Response from Host, May 2020
Dear customer, Thanks for leaving us such a wonderful review. It has been our pleasure helping you! Our team will be happy to read what you wrote! We look forward to seeing you again. Kind regards, Brussels City Tours Team
Antwerp Tour by Bussels City Tours
Gregory_B, Oct 2019
Great tour - the right length of time and ample opportunities to see many of the exciting features of Antwerp. For an in-depth visit, you might want an overnight, but for a good introduction to Antwerp and its history, this tour is great. One note, however - I did not find it easy to find the Brussels City Tours office.
Best day trip in From Brussels
MariaMelissa_S, Oct 2019
Jasmine was a great guide — so much interesting information and made sure everyone was comfortable with walking...also had a great driver Phillipe !!!
The best!
JulioG783, Sep 2019
The guide went out of his way to maximize the limited time there to see as much as possible. HE was so knowledgeable.
Antwerp from Seattle
MariaJennifer_C, Sep 2019
It was ok. Didn’t have the time to take pictures in the grand place. The guide was ok. We had a bid group and we had two guides because of different languages
Lack of crowd control
Phillip_H, Aug 2019
The group had two languages. He spoke in either Spanish or English whenever. He changed directions so I missed half of what he said.
Poor guide service!
Ekaterine_K, Jun 2019
Translation in three languages is not good idea, it is very uncomfortable to participants waiting for their turn.
Antwerp Half Day - Very Disappointing
Susan_S, May 2019
This was a very disappointing tour. Our guide was such a grump. He never smiled and was never enthusiastic about anything we saw. He did a good job of translating all his comments into both English and Spanish, but he really never engaged the group or showed any emotion. It was very boring. We had almost 90 minutes of "free time" to eat, which was a waste - we could have been taken to more places. The tour ended almost an hour late because of traffic, which was a shame. My MapQuest showed quicker routes, which the driver did not take. I've taken other Viator trips in other countries which have been excellent. This one was not fun.
Does not cover much - Not worth it!
Lorraine_D, Apr 2019
I took the tour on 14 April as I wanted to do a day trip from Brussels. Even though I booked the tour in English, the tour was delivered in both English and Spanish language. The tour guide was very traditional in his delivery of information. It was very basic and to the point. We covered the Cathedral of our lady, Grote market, St. John church, Museum aan de Stroom (just panoramic view) and the beautiful Antwerp train station. We just touched based at the sites with hardly any time to spend. It seemed that the rest of the group were bored too with the tour. The tour was nothing over the top, it can be easily done by oneself. The next day I visited Bruges and Gent and had a better day exploring.
Antwerp Half-Day
gc0tter, Sep 2018
The sites that we visited were beautiful. There was a luck of enthusiasm from part of the guide. It was hard to understand him sometimes. Very monotonous, not engaging. The group was large and he had to talk in both English and Spanish. Would not do this particular tour again
This trip was far too short and...
Maria Q, Apr 2018
This trip was far too short and limited in showing us the sights of Antwerp. I have taken plenty of 'free' walking tours of European cities and those are packed with up to date information about the city's main sights. The tour guide, as pleasant as he was, was not engaging and gave the commentary as though he was reading from a travel guide. It was very expensive for what we got in return.

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