Antwerp: The city of Rubens and the Diamond capital of the World.

Tour Number

Activity Level

784249


Categories

Day Trip / Out of Town, Hiking and Walking, Local Experience, Shore Excursion

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: Yes.

Maximum travelers: 8

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent), Catalan (fluent), French (conversational), Portuguese (fluent), Spanish (fluent)

One of the largest harbor cities worldwide and the Diamond capital of the World.


Antwerp is the second biggest city in Belgium and Antwerp has it all! It is not only the city of the famous painter Rubens, it is also the global capital of diamond trade. The city is also home to the most beautiful railway station in the world. Our guided walk through the old city starts at the historical Market Square and Our Lady's Cathedral, the most impressive church in the Low Countries. It welcomes you with countless paintings by world class artists of the 17th century. The absolute masterpieces are the Rubens paintings. Antwerp has now become one of the largest harbor cities in the world.
Antwerp railway station is a must-see. It is said to be the most beautiful railway station in
the world. Nearby are the diamond district and the Jewish quarter.
The city offers a delicious local beer called a 'Bolleke', a must try also!

Itinerary

Our walk through the city center of Antwerp will take us through its picturesque streets where we will discover wealth of breathtaking architecture. The tour will start at the big Market Square and the gothic guild houses surrounding the square. Later, we will walk towards the ancient fortress of the city, the Het Steen castle and we will go towards the MAS museum to have an impressive view of the second most important harbour of Europe.
Afterwards, we will walk towards the impressive cathedral of Antwerp and we will be able to stare at the most important paintings of Pablo Rubens during the 17th Century. Once we have seen the cathedral we will go to the Saint Charles Borromeo Church, an impressive Baroque Church of the 17th Century.
Once we have seen this we will walk towards the Diamond district and we will discover how the diamond industry is developed in the city.
The tour will finish walking through the majestic rail station of Antwerp considered the most wonderful railway station of the world.

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building

Duration: 3 hours

The tour will take around 3 hours walking through the historical center of Antwerp. During this time we will stop for a pause to have a coffee and rest a bit.

Transportation

Walking is the best way to discover the city of Antwerp, it's the best way to discover small alleys and stare at the wonderful buildings and district the city offers.

What’s Included

  • Guiding Services
  • Private Transportation

Other: Private transportation pick-up and drop-off at the port.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

50 Euros - We may stop for a coffee or to purchase some souvenirs as you may wish.

What’s Extra

  • Personal Expenses
  • Souvenirs
  • Food, Drinks, Snacks

Restrictions

No restrictions to perform my activity.

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    Tour Price

    292 USD(for up to 8 people) (duration: 3 hours) deposit ?

  • Tour Number

    Activity Level

    784249


    Categories

    Day Trip / Out of Town, Hiking and Walking, Local Experience, Shore Excursion

    Details

    Kid Friendly: Yes.

    Friendly: Yes.

    Maximum travelers: 8

    Language(s)

    explanation

    English (fluent), Catalan (fluent), French (conversational), Portuguese (fluent), Spanish (fluent)

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