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Bus day trip to Antwerp & Ghent from Brussels + Atomium stop

Make the most of your time in Belgium during this full-day excursion to Antwerp and Ghent from Brussels. Don’t worry about time-consuming public transit; instead, benefit from round-trip transfers, as well as the insight of a local guide who can share context you might not have discovered alone, before exploring independently at your own pace.

per adult from

$65

AUD

Duration

10 hours

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  • What's included :
    • Professional English-speaking guide
    • Recommendations and city tips
    • Round-trip with A/C
    • Bussiness discount (chocolateries, restaurants)
    • We keep your suitcases on the bus.
    What's excluded :
    • Entrance tickets
    • Food and drinks
    • Gratuities
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Atomium Square Laeken, Brussels 1020 Belgium

    On our way to Antwerp, we will make a brief stop at the Atomium, the monument considered as the symbol of Brussels and Belgium. Here you will have the chance to take some photos.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Plantinkaai, 2000 Antwerpen, Belgium

    The bus will drop us off at the city bus station.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Steenplein, 2000 Antwerpen, Belgium

    We will head down the sidewalk of the river to the city center. Before starting our tour, we will make a stop to go to the bathroom and indicate the place where we will meet in the afternoon to return to Brussels.

    Here, with the skyline and the river on the background, you will enjoy a small introduction to the history of the city.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Steen Castle, Steenplein 1, Antwerp 2000 Belgium

    The first stop of our tour will be Steen Castle. Here will be explained the history of the building as well as the reason why the roof of the buildings in Holland and Belgium have that particular shape.

    Duration: 7 minutes

    Stop At: Vleeshuisstraat, 2000 Antwerpen, Belgium

    In addition to admire the building that use to hold the meat house, at this point, we will talk about how commerce worked and how the city was organized in the past.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Grote Markt, Antwerp 2800 Belgium

    In this emblematic square, we will discover the town hall, the different guild houses and the legend surrounding the sculpture Standbeeld van Brabo.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Carolus Borromeus Church, Hendrik Conscienceplein 12, Antwerp 2000 Belgium

    In this stop we will visit the old Saint Ignatius of Loyola church and currently of Saint Carlous Borromeus. Enter the church and enjoy a painting by Rubens in its context.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Pass By: Lijnwaadmarkt, 2000 Antwerpen, Belgium

    We headed towards the cathedral. Along the way, our guide will tell us about how Belgian politics works.

    Stop At: Cathedral of Our Lady, Groenplaats 21, Antwerp 2000 Belgium

    We will get to know the architectural styles that shape this cathedral as well as some of the Rubens works that are kept inside. In front of the cathedral, you will find a beautiful sculpture and you discover the emotional history that surrounds it.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Groenplaats, City near the Schelde river, Antwerp Belgium

    We will discover how the old cathedral cemetery became the current "green square". You will also be able to take some beautiful photos of the cathedral and of the Rubens sculpture.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Meir, Antwerp 2000 Belgium

    We approach Meir Avenue, where some incredible buildings are located and which is the shopping street par excellence of the city.
    In the middle of the avenue we find the sculpture of a giant hand. In it, we will explain the different reasons why Antwerp also Belgium are linked to this symbol.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: The Chocolate Line - Dominique Persoone, Meir 50, Antwerp 2000 Belgium

    In front of this store, it will be explained what kind of products related to chocolate can be bought as well as some peculiar stories related to the creator of the store. The gide will also give some tips about where to eat or which other spots can you visit during the free time. The guide will also remember you when and where you must be to take the bus to Ghent.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Antwerp, Antwerp, Antwerp Province

    Free time, you will enjoy about 1,5 hours of free time (it depends on the traffic and the rhythm of the group).

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Plantinkaai, 2000 Antwerpen, Belgium

    The bus will pick us up at the city bus station.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Bus Parking Dampoort, Kasteellaan 447, 9000 Gent, Belgium

    We arrive to Ghent, one of the best-preserved medieval cities in Europe. We walk to the centre, where the guided tour will begin.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Ghent Town Hall (Stadhuis), Botermarkt, Ghent 9000 Belgium

    We start our guided tour in front of the Town Hall. Here our guide will explain us the different architectural styles of the building.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Het Belfort van Gent, Sint-Baafsplein, Ghent 9000 Belgium

    Our guide will explain this emblematic tower and the history surrounding its dragon.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: St. Bavo's Cathedral (Sint-Baafskathedraal), Sint-Baafsplein Casco Historico de la Ciudad, Ghent 9000 Belgium

    You will discover the outside and the inside of Ghent’s Cathedral, where the most stolen painting in history is kept, the famous painting of the Van Eyck brothers “The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb”.

    Duration: 25 minutes

    Stop At: Saint Nicholas Church, Cataloniestraat 4 Korenmarkt, Ghent 9000 Belgium

    Do you know that Belgian churches host concerts and other events?

    Duration: 3 minutes

    Stop At: Masons' Guild Hall, Sint-Niklaasstraat 2, Ghent 9000 Belgium

    In front of the original facade of the Masons guild house, our guide will explain what guild houses are and the peculiarity of this one.

    Duration: 2 minutes

    Stop At: Korenmarkt, Ghent 9000 Belgium

    In front Saint Nicholas Church, we found the Korenmarkt. In this spot will be explained the peculiar history of the building where the post office used to be.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: St Michael's Bridge, Sint-Michielsplein, Ghent 9000 Belgium

    Upon this bridge you will be able to take incredible photos. Here will also be explained the story of the tower of Saint Michael's Church.

    Duration: 7 minutes

    Stop At: Graslei and Korenlei, Graslei en Korenleih, Ghent Belgium

    We are going to follow the Lys riverbank. We will get to know the buildings surrounding Lys river such as the Masons’ Guild House or the current Marriot Hotel. You will also have the chance to take some photos.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Great Butcher's Hall, Groentenmarkt 7, 9000 Gent, Belgium

    The Great Butchers’, which dates back to the 15th century, was originally a covered market.

    Duration: 7 minutes

    Stop At: Kleine Vismarkt, 9000 Gent, Belgium

    In front the Great Butcher's Hall, we will make a little stop in a traditional market stall where the seller will tell us about Ghent’s more famous candy, the cuberdon.

    Duration: 3 minutes

    Stop At: St. Veerleplein, Ghent 9000 Belgium

    The last point of our guided tour is Sint-Veerleplein Square. Here our guide will explain the story of the square and the different buildings around it. Also, will give some tips about which are the best souvenir shops. The guide will also remember when and where you must be to take the bus back to Brussels.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Ghent, Ghent, East Flanders Province

    Free time, you will enjoy about 1,5 hours of free time (it depends on the traffic and the rhythm of the group).

    Duration: 1 hour

  • Departure Point :
    Brussel-Centraal, Carrefour de l'Europe, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium
    Departure Time :
    8:30 AM
    Return Detail :
    Markiesstraat 1100, 1000 Brussel, Belgium
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • You will receive the confirmation at time of booking
    • Our guides have your best interests in mind; while the tour usually includes the sites & stories mentioned and lasts about 2.5 hours, your tour may vary depending on what your guide thinks is best for your group.
    • No meals are included but your guide will be happy to point you some great food spots :)
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • 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
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 45 travelers
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Buendía Tours

Activity ID: V-6877P42

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