Brussels Highlights Walking and Bus Tour

Bruxelles, Belgium
Brussels Half Day City Tour

From $32.25

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


Discover the legendary landmarks and impressive monuments of Brussels, the capital city of the European Union and of Belgium, on a bus and walking tour. Set out with your knowledgeable guide on a short walk to the majestic Grand Place which was the cradle of medieval Brussels. Then hop on the bus to explore the city's other main sights: marvel at the royal residence palace, the Atomium, St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral, Jubelpark, the European Parliament, and more.
  • 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

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

Meet your guide at a central 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 the original departure point.

Grand Place (Pass By)

Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

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

Royal Palace (Palais Royal) (Pass By)


15 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Museums of the Far East (Pass By)

Notre-Dame des Victoires au Sablon (Pass By)

Justice Palace (Palais de Justice) (Pass By)

Laeken Palace (Pass By)

European Parliament Hemicycle (free visits) (Pass By)

Parc du Cinquantenaire (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers 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 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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418 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travelers.
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Exceptional experience of Brussels highlights; a must see!
Norman_B, Sep 2023
Yasmine was an excellent tour guide! She was extremely knowledgeable of the subject matter, had our attention throughout the tour, addressed the group in multiple languages all the while demonstrating a great sense of humour! What a fantastic ambassador for your tour company!
Fun and knowledgeable Tour of Brussels.
Gary_E, Aug 2023
Tour guide was excellent. Knowledgeable and engaging. He did the tour in at least 3 languages.He was able to give answers to questions about the Jewish community in Brussels.
Nice overview
sandra_h, Aug 2023
A nice general view of Brussels. On foot we saw the Grand Place with s little history. Bus tour was one stop st Atomium for pics, couple minutes stop for pics of gate to park. Rest of trip seeing sights. Guide was excellent but everything was translated into three languages so minimal information was given about everything we saw. The info anout tour said it was English speaking, English, French, and Spanish.
Response from Host, Aug 2023
Dear Sandra, Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed the nice general view of Brussels during the tour. We apologize for any inconvenience caused by the multiple translations during the trip, we'll take note of your comments to improve the tour experience and provide more comprehensive insights in the future. Our intention is to offer tours in multiple languages to accommodate our diverse guests. We understand that this approach has its drawbacks, and we appreciate your understanding. If you have any other questions or need further assistance, please feel free to reach out. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back for an even better experience. Thank you for choosing us for your tour! Best regards, Team Brussels City Tours
A great way to see all of Brussels especially if you are only able to have 1 day
Judy_G, Jul 2023
The grand place this really is the highlight of the tour and worth seeing morning afternoon and the evening
This was a very thorough city tour of Brussels with your very knowledgeable tour guide Stephane.
Les_P, Jul 2023
This was a very thorough city tour of Brussels with your very knowledgeable, multilingual tour guide Stephane. We were quite impressed. Les Prihoda Montreal
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.
Response from Host, Jun 2023
Dear Kevin, Thank you for your feedback. We appreciate your understanding that the walking portion of the tour included a guided tour in the Grand Place area. We hope that you enjoyed the rest of the tour and had a memorable experience exploring the beautiful destinations. Thank you for choosing our services, and we hope to have the opportunity to serve you again in the future. Best regards, Team Brussels City Tours
Great tour, good overview...
John_L, May 2023
Great tour, good overview of city and knowledgeable guide. Light amount of walking and comfortable bus.
Response from Host, Jun 2023
Dear Customer, Thank you for your feedback. We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed the tour and found it to be a great experience. Your positive comments are truly appreciated. If there's anything else we can assist you with or if you have any further feedback, please don't hesitate to let us know. We look forward to serving you again in the future. Best regards, Team Brussels City Tours
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, Jul 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, Jun 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, Jul 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.

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