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Private sightseeing full-day tour to Brussels from cruise port Zeebrugge

Enjoy a charming cultural and historical tour of wonderful Brussels, the dazzling capital city of Belgium. Admire amazing parks, idyllic squares, and a wealth of Gothic, Baroque, and Art Nouveau architecture. Numerous landmarks waiting for your discovery including the Atomium monument, Chinese Pavillion, and the pulsing 'Rue des Bouchers' with its plethora of restaurants and cafes. Find out how Manneken Pis, a tiny peeing statue, became the symbol of Belgium and a popular symbol of defiance.

per adult from

$1,420

AUD

Duration

9 hours

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Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • Professional licensed guide
    • Pick up and drop off
    • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle
    • All fees and taxes
    What's excluded :
    • Food and drinks (own expense)
    • Souvenirs
    • Entry/Admission - Atomium
    • Entry/Admission - National Basilica of the Sacred Heart
    • Entry/Admission - Town Hall (Hotel de Ville)
    • Entry/Admission - Notre Dame du Sablon
    • Entry/Admission - St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule)
    • Entry/Admission - Justice Palace (Palais de Justice)
    • Entry/Admission - Museums of the Far East
    • Entry/Admission - Royal Palace (Palais Royal)
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Atomium Square Laeken, Brussels 1020 Belgium

    You will be picked up at the cruise terminal of Zeebrugge. Brussels is a 90 minutes drive from Zeebrugge.
    Discover Brussels both by private car and on foot. Brussels offers spectacular views as it was built on seven hills.
    You will see all the main sights of Brussels such as Atomium.
    The Atomium is a landmark building in Brussels (Belgium), originally constructed for the 1958 Brussels World’s Fair (Expo 58). It is now a museum. Designed by the engineer André Waterkeyn and architects André and Jean Polak, it stands 102 m tall. Its nine 18 m diameter stainless steel clad spheres are connected so that the whole forms the shape of a unit cell of an α-iron (ferrite) crystal magnified 165 billion times. Tubes of 3 m diameter connect the spheres along the 12 edges of the cube and all eight vertices to the center. They enclose stairs, escalators and a lift (in the central, vertical tube) to allow access to the five habitable spheres, which contain exhibit halls and other public spaces.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: National Basilica of the Sacred Heart, Parvis de la Basilique 1, Koekelberg, Brussels 1081 Belgium

    Located in the outskirts of Brussels, in the neighbourhood of Koekelberg, the Basilica of the Sacred Heart (Sacré-Coeur Basilica) is an architectural masterpiece from the twentieth century.
    The church was established to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Belgian independence. King Leopold II lay down the first stone in 1905, but the temple was completed many years later in 1971 due to construction being stopped during World War I and World War II.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Town Hall (Hotel de Ville), Grand-Place, Grote Markt 1 Grand-Place, Grote Markt, Brussels 1000 Belgium

    The Town Hall of the City of Brussels is a Gothic building from the Middle Ages. It is located on the famous Grand Place in Brussels, Belgium, opposite the Brussels City Museum. It is the only remaining medieval building of the Grand Place and is considered a masterpiece of civil Gothic architecture and more particularly of Brabantine Gothic.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Notre Dame du Sablon, Rue de la Regence / Regentsschapsstraat 3b Entrée rue des Sablons et pas rue de la Régence, Brussels 1000 Belgium

    The Church of Our Blessed Lady of the Sablon is a Roman Catholic church from the 15th century located in the Sablon/Zavel district in the historic centre of Brussels (Belgium), which was patronised by the nobility and wealthy citizens of Brussels. It is characterised by its late Brabantine Gothic exterior and rich interior decoration including two Baroque chapels.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: The Comic Strip Wall, Fabrieksstraat 34, Brussels 1000 Belgium

    Brussels loves comic strips so much it has invited its heroes to take possession of its walls and gables. Discover all the details and mysteries here! …. Go ahead and hunt them down, walk the Brussels streets and raise your eyes! A joyful stroll for enthusiasts and the inquisitive from 7 to 77 years of age.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Quai au Bois a Bruler, Quai au Briques, Brussels 1000 Belgium

    After the commercial and leisure activities of the Quai du Commerce and Quai aux Barques, the port of Brussels at one time stretched right into the heart of the city, with its longest dock representing the furthest extent of the historic port, at the site where St Catherine’s Church stands today. A swing bridge separated Bassin des Barques (‘Boat Dock’) from Bassin des Marchands (‘Merchants Dock’). These long wharfs were the setting for the life of the city: deals were done and there was intense activity. Even today, there are numerous shops, food businesses and restaurants on Quai au Bois à Brûler (‘Firewood Wharf’) and Quai aux Briques (‘Brick Wharf’), adjoining the Fish Market. Port activities carried on here until the early 20th century, when the docks were filled in. St Catherine’s Church was built on the site of St Catherine’s Dock between 1854 and 1874.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Grand Place Brussels Main Square, Brussels 1000 Belgium

    The Grand Place or Grote Markt is the central square of Brussels, Belgium. It is surrounded by opulent guildhalls and two larger edifices, the city's Town Hall, and the King's House or Breadhouse building containing the Brussels City Mueum. The square measures 68 by 110 meters (223 by 361 ft). The Grand Place is the most important tourist destination and most memorable landmark in Brussels. It is also considered as one of the most beautiful squares in Europe, and has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1998.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Manneken Pis, 46 Rue de l'Etuve corner of rue du Chene and rue de l'Etuve, Brussels 1000 Belgium

    Manneken Pis is a landmark 61 cm (24 in) bronze fountain sculpture in the centre of Brussels (Belgium), depicting a naked little boy urinating into the fountain's basin. It was designed by Jérôme Duquesnoy the Elder and put in place in 1618 or 1619. The current statue is a replica which dates from 1965. The original is kept in the Brussels City Museum. Manneken Pis is the best-known symbol of the people of Brussels. It also embodies their sense of humour (called zwanze in the dialect of Brussels) and their independence of mind. Manneken Pis is located only five minutes' walk from the Grand Place, at the junction of Rue du Chêne/Eikstraat and the pedestrian Rue de l'Étuve/Stoofstraat. This site is served by the premetro station Bourse/Beurs (on lines 3 and 4) and the bus stops Grand Place/Grote Markt and Cesar de Paepe.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Mont des Arts, Brussels 1000 Belgium

    The Mont des Arts or Kunstberg, meaning "hill/mount of the arts", is an urban complex and historic site in the centre of Brussels, Belgium, including the Royal Library of Belgium, the National Archives of Belgium, the Square – Brussels Meeting Centre, and a public garden. This site is located between Rue Montagne de la Cour/Hofbergstraat and the Coudenberg in its 'upper' part, and Boulevard de l'Empereur/Keizerslaan and the Place de l'Albertine/Albertinaplein in its 'lower' part. It is served by Brussels Central Station.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), Parvis Sainte-Gudule Treurenberg Hill, Brussels 1000 Belgium

    The Cathedral of St. Michael and St. Gudula is a medieval Roman Catholic church in central Brussels, Belgium. It is consecrated to St. Michael and St. Gudula, the patron saints of the City of Brussels, and is considered to be one of the finest examples of Brabantine Gothic architecture. The church's construction began in the 11th century and was largely complete by the 16th, though its interior was frequently modified in the following centuries. The church was given cathedral status in 1962 and has since been the co-cathedral of the Archdiocese of Mechelen-Brussels, together with St. Rumbold's Cathedral in Mechelen. Since the mid-20th century, following the construction of the North-South connection, it has been located on the Parvis Sainte-Gudule/Sinter-Goedelevoorplein, east of Boulevard de l'Impératrice/Keizerinlaan. This site is served by Brussels Central Station.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Justice Palace (Palais de Justice), Place Poelaert 1, Brussels 1000 Belgium

    The Palace of Justice of Brussels or Law Courts of Brussels is the most important court building in Belgium. It is located on the Place Poelaert/Poelaertplein in the Marolles/Marollen district of Brussels. Built between 1866 and 1883 by the celebrated architect Joseph Poelaert in the eclectic style, the building is reputed to be the largest constructed in the 19th century and is a notable landmark of Brussels. The total cost of the construction, land and furnishings was somewhere in the region of 45 million Belgian francs. This site is served by Louise/Louiza metro station (on lines 2 and 6 of the Brussels metro), and tram lines 92 and 94. From the lower part of town, it is also possible to take a lift called Ascenseur (Lift) des Marolles to access it.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Arcades du Cinquantenaire, Parc du Cinquantenaire, Brussels Belgium

    Arcade du Cinquantenaire or Arcades du Cinquantenaire is a monumental triple arch in the center of the Cinquantenaire park in Brussels, Belgium. It is topped by a bronze quadriga sculptural group with a woman charioteer, representing Brabant raising the national flag. The columns echo the original layout of Avenue de Tervuren, which was once divided into three roadways lined with a double row of trees. The sidewalls feature personifications of Belgian provinces: Brabant being represented by the quadriga, East Flanders, West Flanders, Antwerp, Liège, Hainaut, Limburg, Namur, and Luxembourg. Twelve spandrels are decorated with allegories of Arts and Industry.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Museums of the Far East, Avenue Van Praet 44, 1020 Bruxelles, Belgium

    The Chinese Pavillion is part of the site of the Museums of the Far East together with the Japanese Tower and the Museum of Japanese Art. The three buildings are closed for renovation. The Federal Buildings Agency will supervise the renovation project of the entire site. Some of the masterpieces from the collection of Chinese export porcelain are now on view in the Chinese galleries at the Cinquantenaire Museum.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Royal Palace (Palais Royal), Place des Palais, Brussels 1000 Belgium

    Located on the south side of the Parc de Bruxelles (Brussels Park) in the high part of town, the Royal Palace of Brussels (called in French the Palais Royal de Bruxelles) is one of the most famous buildings in the Belgian capital. The Royal Palace is where the King of Belgium exercises his authority as Head of State and is the official palace of the King and Queen of Belgium. It also houses rooms for the country’s special guests, most of which are Heads of State and the offices of certain ministries. The palace has not been the official royal residence since 1831, when the King of Belgium decided to move to the Royal Palace of Laeken, in the outskirts of Brussels.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Rue des Bouchers, Brussels Belgium

    Uniquely colorful Rue and Petite Rue des Bouchers are a pair of narrow alleys jam-packed with pavement tables, pyramids of lemons, and iced displays of fish and crustaceans. It’s all gloriously photogenic but think twice before eating here, as the food standards are generally poor. Don’t miss peeping inside marionette theatre Toone and, nearby, into the wonderful, age-old biscuit shop Dandoy, full of splendid moulds for speculaas/speculoos (traditional spiced biscuit) figures.

    Duration: 20 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offeredPorts
    • Cruise Terminal Zeebrugge, Zweedse Kaai, 8380 Brugge, Belgium
    Return Detail :
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    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
    • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • 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 - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

9

Organised by Uopera tours

Activity ID: V-224720P391

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