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.
The tour will show you the Brussels way of life; you will feel the cosmopolitan atmosphere and enjoy local delicacies.
A customized tour can be created in case you have special requests. You can also book me for tours in Antwerp, Bruges, Ghent, Leuven and Flanders Fields.
My car is a Volkswagen Tiguan which is comfortable for 1 to 3 passenger; a larger vehicle can be organised for groups up to 8 guests. A coach with a driver can be rented for bigger groups.
Brussels is a 90 minutes drive from Zeebrugge.
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".
We close of with a Brussels speciality : Geueze beer, which is beer of spontaneous fermentation, only brewn in the Brussels region, but 60% of what is brewn is exported to USA, Canada, Japan, etc.
Your driver / guide will stick to still water though, and will bring you safely back to your cruise port.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Your driver / guide picks you up at the specified cruise dock or at the agreed location at the agreed time.
End location: The tour ends at the specified cruise dock or at any other agreed location at the agreed time.
Duration: 8 hours
The tour duration can be influenced by traffic conditions on the day.
My car is a Volkswagen Tiguan which is comfortable for 1 to 3 passenger; 4 passengers is also possible, but with less comfort. a larger vehicle can be organised for groups up to 8 guests. A coach with a driver can be rented for bigger groups.
Transport by private car from and to the cruise dock.
Guided tour of Brussels by pricate car and on foot.
Restaurant, Bar and shop recommendations.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
50 Euro - will cover entrance fees, light lunch and a few drinks.
Occasional entrance fees to some of the venues; lunch, drinks, waffles, chocolates, all depending upon your wishes and preferences.
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On our shore excursion we wanted to go further afield to Brussels and what a great day Roger planned for us. We were interested in seeing tulips and saw what we considered to be better than Kuekenhof at the much smaller, less crowed Floralia at the Chateau de grand-Bigard. We were thrilled to be able to go to Royal Greenhouses at Laeken open to the public for only 3 weeks during the year. Old town Brussels was quite the finale to wonderful day. Roger was efficient, knowledgeable and a pleasure to meet!