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How to Spend 1 Day in Brussels

How to Spend 1 Day in Brussels

Discover the sights and tastes of Brussels in one action-packed day. With a little planning, you can visit the Belgian capital’s top landmarks, learn how to make Belgian chocolate, and walk the streets at with a guide in under 24 hours. Here are a few ways to spend one day in Brussels. 

Morning: Sights, Bikes, and City Mysteries

Kick off a day in Brussels with an introductory city tour to get your bearings. Choices include a sightseeing tour by bus, a Brussels bike tour, and a walking tour with a specific focus, such as the mysteries and legends of Brussels. Visitors interested in covering ground quickly and at their own pace should opt for a hop-on hop-off bus tour. Alternatively, focus on one one specific sight such as the Atomium, and prebook skip-the-line tickets for easy entry into this Belgian landmark known for its views. 

Afternoon: Belgian Chocolate and Beer

Get a taste for authentic Belgian chocolate or Belgian beer during an afternoon food-focused tour. Learn how chocolate is made and taste samples from some of Brussels’ most exclusive chocolate boutiques on a chocolate walking tour, nibbling on truffles, pralines, and more. Some chocolate tours include a hands-on workshop. Or do a Belgian beer walking tour, which typically includes samples of different kinds of Belgian beer. Follow a guide to several bars and taverns for a taste and learn about how Belgian beer is made along the way. 

Night: Brussels through a Local Lens

Connect with a local for a night out in Brussels during a private guided tour. Such tours typically shape the itinerary to your interests and involve an evening exploring restaurants, cafes, and taverns. A small group food tour allows you to wander the Belgian capital in search of the best waffles and other traditional foods. Learn about local culture from your guide.

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Brussels Chocolate Walking Tour and Workshop

Brussels Chocolate Walking Tour and Workshop

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Learn about the history of Brussels and its love affair with chocolate on a walking tour led by a guide. Walk past the Royal Palace and art nouveau architecture of Brussels and stop in exclusive chocolate boutiques for tastings as you go. After sampling truffles, pralines and more, attend a chocolate-making workshop where you learn the secrets behind the sweets.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$85.72
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$85.72
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Brussels Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

Brussels Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

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See the city’s must-see sights and cultural delights on a hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour. Relish the freedom and flexibility of this tour and disembark at your choice of 22 stops whenever an attraction captures your attention. Absorb the charming ambience and historical highlights of the city from the comfort of an open-top double-decker bus and listen to informative audio commentary in a variety of languages. Hop off the bus to explore alluring attractions like the Grand Place, the European Parliament and the iconic Atomium during this enriching excursion.
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  • 1 hour to 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$33.07
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Belgian Beer Tasting in Brussels

Belgian Beer Tasting in Brussels

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Pleasure your palate with world-renowned Belgian beers on a beer tasting tour of Brussels. Accompanied by your guide, educate your taste buds to recognize fine Belgian beer and gain insight into what distinguishes the amber liquid from other beers around the world. Absorb the ambience of convivial bars and taverns as you explore the thriving beer scene of the city on this enriching tour.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$17.14
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Eat Like A Local In Brussel: Private & Personalized

Eat Like A Local In Brussel: Private & Personalized

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Enjoy a delicious introduction to Brussels’ classic dishes—and venture to locals-frequented eateries that many tourists overlook—on this private food tour of the city. Meet your guide at a location that works best for you, and get ready to explore. You’ll visit family-owned brasseries, will explore traditional cafes, will drop by cozy taverns, and more. As you go, learn more about the city’s rich culinary scene and enjoy upwards of six dishes, plus beers or soft drinks.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$145.17
Price varies by group size
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$145.17
Price varies by group size
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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
  • Free Cancellation
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$42.29
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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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$104.08
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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
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$79.59
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