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Grand-Place (Grote Markt)
Arguably Europe’s most beautiful square, Brussels’ Grand Place—in the heart of the historic and hip city—is surrounded by nearly 40 baroque and gothic guildhalls and the stunning Brussels Town Hall. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the large cobblestone square, also known as Grote Markt, is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Belgium.

The Basics
The central square of Brussels, Grand Place stands out for its unique blend of architectural styles from various eras. It is full of people at almost any hour and is surrounded by some of Brussels’ top attractions, including the Brussels Town Hall (Hotel de Ville) and the King’s House (Maison du Roi), which is now home to the Brussels City Museum. The famous Manneken Pis statue is also nearby. Visit the square as part of a half-day walking tour or full-day city tour, or make it a stop on a hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus tour. Joining a small-group bicycle tour of Brussels is another great way to experience the spectacular square.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Grand Place is open to the public 24 hours a day, seven days a week, although access may be limited during special events. Admission is free.
  • The best initial view of the Grand Place may be from the Rue des Harengs, one of six narrow side streets leading to the square.
  • The cobblestone-covered square may be challenging for those in wheelchairs or with strollers.

How to Get There
The Grand Place is easily accessible by public transportation, bike, or car. The closest Metro stops are Centrale, Bourse, and De Brouckere. Public parking is available on the Rue du Marche aux Herbes.

When to Get There
The Grand Place is worth visiting whenever you are in Brussels—and more than once, as the atmosphere varies. Visit on Monday, Wednesday, or Friday mornings for a regular flower market. And watch the calendar for special events that take place throughout the year, including the Winter Wonders event and Christmas market, from late November to New Year’s Day.

Brussels Flower Carpet
Every other year in mid-August, the Grand Place is literally carpeted in more than half a million begonias. One hundred volunteers artfully set up the flowers in colorful patterns covering 19,000 square feet (1,765 square meters) in a remarkably fast four hours. The Flower Carpet, perhaps best viewed from the balcony of the Town Hall, lasts for just one weekend, which includes concerts and sound-and-light shows each evening. A tradition since 1971, the next Flower Carpet will take place in August 2018.
Address: Brussels 1000, Belgium
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Belgian Beers ROY'S Tour !

Belgian Beers ROY'S Tour !

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The Brussels Beer Tour is an activity around the historic center with a beer expert guide in small groups. The meeting point will be at the Manneken Pis for a tasting of two beers to choose from over 14 beers ranging from light and fruity to dark and strong. Jeff the Bartender will take pleasure to serve you a good beer in the rules of the art and during that time your friendly guide will tell you the stories and traditions of these divine beverages. To understand everything about beer, you have to know its history, you ‘ll visit the National Museum of Beer to discover all the brewery equipment used in the 18th century. Then you will go to a prestigious Brussels institution: Le Roy d’Espagne. Enjoy a selection of three beers in association with an assortment of a local snacks. During this experience, your five senses will be stimulated, and you will never taste a beer the same way!
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$48.72
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$48.72

Small-Group Highlights of Brussels Bike Tour

Small-Group Highlights of Brussels Bike Tour

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Experience the best of Brussels by bike on this half-day cycling tour. Learn about the city's background and culture from a guide as you pedal your way through the most charming and historic neighborhoods with a small group of no more than 14 people. See a dozen different landmarks including the Grand Place, Manneken Pis, the European Parliament, and Mont des Arts, stopping for delectable Belgian fries and a refreshing beer along the way.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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$42.63
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$42.63

Brussels Culinary Evening Tour

Brussels Culinary Evening Tour

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Discover the cultural highlights and delectable bites of Brussels on a culinary tour of Belgium’s capital city. Sample a selection of sumptuous specialties as you visit some of Brussels’ most popular food stops with an expert gastronomic guide; gain fascinating insight into the country’s esteemed cuisine and learn facts about the city’s rich heritage. Enjoy an intimate experience on this small-group tour, on which numbers are limited to only 20 food-lovers.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$104.92
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$104.92

The Ultimate Brussels Chocolate Experience

The Ultimate Brussels Chocolate Experience

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Chocolate lovers need look no further than the Ultimate Chocolate Experience walking tour in Brussels. You set the pace on this immersive cocoa experience.  Follow your private guide to the city's top chocolate boutiques, including a stop at the city’s oldest chocolate shop.  Learn all about the chocolate making process from plant to praline, as you sample up to eight cocoa flavored treats, all prepared locally.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$145.47
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Brussels: Book A Local Host For Full Day

Brussels: Book A Local Host For Full Day

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Home to top attractions including the Atomium, the historic Grand Place, and the Manneken Pis statue, Brussels ranks among Belgium’s must-see cities. On this tour, explore Brussels with a local to lead the way and see sides of the city many visitors miss. Leave your guidebook in the hotel, customize your route to take in the city landmarks of most interest, and see this vibrant European city your way.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$144.09
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$144.09
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Brussels Mysteries and Legends Half-Day Walking Tour

Brussels Mysteries and Legends Half-Day Walking Tour

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Unravel the complex mysteries and enigmatic secrets of Brussels on a half-day walking tour of the Belgian capital. Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, learn of the secret societies and Illuminati associations throughout the city and visit ancient churches shrouded in legend. Stroll the iconic center of Grand Place to hear intriguing tales of its history and then revitalize with a drink in the bar said to have inspired renowned artist, Magritte.
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  • 4 hours
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$80.24
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$80.24
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Winter Wonderland: Christmas In Brussels

Winter Wonderland: Christmas In Brussels

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Discover the magic of Brussels at Christmas time by exploring the city with a like-minded local. Your tour will be completely bespoke, based on your interests, which means you’ll make the most of your time. Your Brussels local will enhance your experience compared to traveling alone, as you’ll get insider tips on the best places to see Christmas lights, the most interesting Christmas market stalls, and advice on local food.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$137.24
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$137.24
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Discover Brussels beer world with a chocolate pairing by a young local

Discover Brussels beer world with a chocolate pairing by a young local

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Savor classic Belgian beers and snacks on this tasting tour in Brussels. With a beer-expert guide, visit some of Brussels’ best-known and hidden-gem bars to sample some unique and traditional Belgian brews, from fruit and malted varieties to sour, brown, and blond beers. Learn how the beers are brewed as you sip and swap notes, and enjoy local snacks for the true Belgian beer experience. This small-group tour is limited to 15 people maximum.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$48.59
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$48.59
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Brussels Pub Crawl

Brussels Pub Crawl

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Meet likeminded travelers and visit some of the best Brussels pubs, clubs, and bars—stopping by places you might not have discovered independently— during this Brussels pub crawl. An ideal way for solo and budget travelers to get to grips with the city after dark, you’ll also benefit from drinks discounts you wouldn’t get if visiting alone.
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  • 3 hours 15 minutes
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$15.22
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$15.22
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Brussels Beer Tour & Tasting

Brussels Beer Tour & Tasting

A great tour for first-time visitors, this walking tour of Brussels takes you to several of the city’s prominent sites and historic landmarks. With a local guide, visit Grand Place, the (recreated) Manneken Pis statue, Place St. Gery, Rue des Bouchers, and the old fish market. Along the way, stop to enjoy some beer and a taste chocolate.
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  • 2 hours
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$489.49
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$489.49
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Architecture Tour of Brussels

Architecture Tour of Brussels

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​This tour is the unique experience of exploring the architecture of Brussels by a local architect. Jamal will lead your way through over 500 years of architectural styles, history, art, and legends. We will discover the sophisticating of Brussels since it was the capital of the Spanish Netherlands til it became the Capital of Europe. The influences of architecture from the Netherlands, Spain, and France will be pointed out, and stories behind the styles changes will be told. By the end of the day, your eyes will catch and explore details that you never noticed before, even back in your home town.
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  • 2 hours
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$27.66
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Belgian gastronomy and beers ROY's tour!

Belgian gastronomy and beers ROY's tour!

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The Brussels Food & Beer Roy tour is a gourmet circuit with a beer guide in small groups. The meeting point will be at the Manneken Pis Café with a tasting of two beers to choose from among over 14 beers ranging from light and fruity to dark and strong. Direction, the National Museum of Beer to discover all the brewery equipment used in the 18th century and to enjoy a gallop of Gueuze in the authentic Estaminet museum. Then you will go to a prestigious Brussels institution: The King of Spain. A little bit of history on the house of the bakers guild and the making of beer in Belgium while enjoying a selection of three of our best beverages in association with 6 typical Belgian dishes such as french fries, mussels, Flemish carbonade, the Vol-au-vent and the Liege balls. Close this hearty meal with a real Brussels waffle.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes to 4 hours
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$91.34
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$91.34

Private tour : Best of Brussels From Zeebrugge or Bruges Full day

Private tour : Best of Brussels From Zeebrugge or Bruges Full day

Discover the capital of Europe with a private guide during your cruise stop As capital of Belgium and capital of Europe, Brussels offers the best of many worlds: from Gothic architecture to Art Nouveau, from historical landmarks like the Triumphal Arch in the Jubilee Park and the Palace of Justice to the Atomium, the icon of modernity during the universal exhibition Expo 58. The medieval city centry is both trendy and traditional. We discover the city both by private car and on foot. Brussels offers spectacular views as it was built on seven hills
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  • 8 to 9 hours
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$604.35
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$604.35
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Brussels Scavenger Hunt: The Best Of Brussels

Brussels Scavenger Hunt: The Best Of Brussels

Let’s Roam is the #1 app-led scavenger hunt company. Walk to all the best landmarks and hidden gems, answering trivia questions and solving challenges. Work with your team or compete against them, as you learn new facts and create memorable experiences. Let’s Roam Scavenger Hunts are great as an everyday activity, or for bachelorette parties, birthday parties, corporate team building events and more! Each player chooses an interactive role, with challenges varying by person.
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  • 2 hours
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$12.31
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$12.31

Gourmet Tour in Brussels

Gourmet Tour in Brussels

Belgium is well known as the land of culinary treats, which span from decadent waffles to savory dishes. What is the legend of Belgium fries (frites)? What is the special way to prepare it? What is so special about the sauce? In one of the tasting stops, you will find out! You will learn about Belgium cuisine, culture, architecture, and history. You will capture Brussels spirit by visiting the most impressive places in the Old Town. On the way, you will try Belgium beer. What is must try? How many kinds of beers Belgium have? We are sure, that the number will surprise you. The local guide will show you the best place to try chocolate! And of course, famous Belgium wafles! Did you know that there are 2 types of waffles that originated in Belgium? What's the most common way to serve it?
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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$874.27
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$874.27
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Full Day Brussels

Full Day Brussels

We will discover the capital of Europe will its benefits and weird sides: the corruption, the organized mafia, the magnificent buildings and the terrible construiction throughout the city. All the major areas will be covered: Sablon district-European HQ-Cinquantenaire-Atomium-Grand Place
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  • 6 to 8 hours
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$1,053.33
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$1,053.33
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Off the Beaten Track - private tour 2h

Off the Beaten Track - private tour 2h

You do not want to miss anything of Brussels? Together we can create a tour where you visit both the main highlights and/or can get off the beaten track. Focus on history, architecture, Belgian food specialities or beverages, everything is possible. If you want a real view on this fantastic city and would like to discover the Brussels and the Brussels people then contact me. Option 1: Highlights combined with some local places Option 2: Forget about the highlights as the Grand Place and Manneke Pis but take me to only local places. We can combine different areas and see a lot in some hours or take our time to get into the depth. Contact me and we will figure out what the best option is for you!
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours
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$97.43
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$97.43
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The Best Of Brussels Walking Tour

The Best Of Brussels Walking Tour

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Do You know why Brussels is becoming such a trendy spot? Why does it have a nickname “The European Village”? There are many surprising attractions. You can find almost 90 museums, amazing squares, parks, fascinating walks, trendy restaurants, and bars. You will hear interesting facts about Belgian mentality. How do they differ from the Dutch and the French? You will learn about Belgian cuisine: mussels, french fries, flemish carbonate, rabbit in beer, waffles, speculoos and of course the chocolate.
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  • 2 hours
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$55.95
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$55.95
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Brussels: City Tour by Car

Brussels: City Tour by Car

Explore Brussels by private car and get to know the cultural and culinary highlights of the city. Together with the experienced local guide, You will have a remarkable time in the city. There are many surprising attractions in Brussels. You will find almost 90 museums, beautiful squares, parks, fascinating paths, trendy restaurants, and bars. With our charismatic guide, you will see the most important of these attractions and learn more about their history. You will also get to know Belgian cuisine: Mussels, French fries, Flemish carbonade, beer, waffles, speculoos and of course chocolate. Look forward to an impressive tour of Brussels by car, which will reveal the beauty of this city to you.
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  • 3 hours
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$335.75
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$335.75
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Private Architectural Tour of Brussels

Private Architectural Tour of Brussels

​This tour is the unique experience of exploring the architecture of Brussels by a local architect. Jamal will lead your way through over 500 years of architectural styles, history, art, and legends. We will discover the sophisticating of Brussels since it was the capital of the Spanish Netherlands til it became the Capital of Europe. The influences of architecture from the Netherlands, Spain, and France will be pointed out, and stories behind the styles changes will be told. By the end of the day, your eyes will catch and explore details that you never noticed before, even back in your home town.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$359.45
per group
From
$359.45
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Mystical Brussels Tour With Tasting

Mystical Brussels Tour With Tasting

Edit Every city has its own secrets and mystical places. Discover a different and exciting face of Brussels! An experienced and charismatic guide will reveal secrets, which are hidden in Brussels' streets. The guide is local so you will easily find the special, unknown places in the city. Do you know where is the birthplace of the city? Why the river is underground? You will see the old city walls, towers, churches, the Grand Place and Coudenburg Museum. The professional guide will take You to the mysterious underground streets. Did You hear the magical story about the rabbit? Do You know why Brussels people are called chicken eaters? You will hear all the answers on the tour. You will listen to funny stories and legends too. u will learn about Belgium food history. Do You want to try the best chocolate in the city? The guide will lead You to the right place. What about the original Gueuze or Krieek beer? It is must try in Brussels! Chocolate and beer tasting is included in the tour.
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  • 3 hours
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$553.00
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$553.00
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Private Brussels Food Tour (walking lunch or dinner)

Private Brussels Food Tour (walking lunch or dinner)

It's more than a tour, it's more than a meal - it is an experience! This 3 to 4 hour tour will immerse you in the history of Brussels and culinary culture of Belgium.We'll talk about history, architecture politics, education, traditions while sampling local flavors. In Belgium, beer is more than just a frothy beverage - it is a culture. With over 450 different varieties, many Belgian beers have personalized beer glasses in which only that beer may be served. The shape of each glass enhances the flavor of the beer for which it is designed. The country has enjoyed an unparalleled reputation for specialty beers since the Middle Ages.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$365.37
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$365.37
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Full day private tour to Brussels

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Full day private tour to Brussels

In the morning we discover the city by car with the Atomium, the gothic cathedral, the 19th century Palace of Justice with its panoramic view over the entire city, the Jubilee Park with king Leopold II's museum island and universal exhibition halls. Restaurant recommendations can be given for your lunch break : you can go for "haute cuisine" or for simple but delicious mussels with fries. In the afternoon we discover the city on foot : from the fish market over the Halles Saint-Géry to the most beautiful market square of Europe, the "Grand Place".
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$876.89
per group
$1,096.11
$219.22 savings
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$876.89
per group
$1,096.11
$219.22 savings
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Private tour From Brussels : Christmas Market in Ghent

Private tour From Brussels : Christmas Market in Ghent

CHRISTMAS MARKET IN GHENT (From December 12th till January 6th) Discover the city of Ghent during the Christmas market period with its warm atmosphere. There are more than 150 chalets and more than 50 countries are represented.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$635.16
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$635.16
Price varies by group size