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BRUSSELS TOURS - CITY SIGHTSEEING BUS TOUR BRUSSELS

Brussels Tour BelgiumBrussels Tour - Since Belgium is the home of Tintin, comic strips are absolutely “huge” in Brussels. If you are a cartoon or comic buff, you simply must check out the Belgian Comic Strip Center (20 Rue des Sables). In addition, there are 20 or more large-scale cartoons decorating building walls scattered throughout the city. All of these are linked together by a four mile walk. Brussels is described as the “Capital of the Comics and beginning in 1991, 24 walls have been painted and there are numerous statues around the city. Every year new frescoes are added to the Comic Strip Frescoes Road on a regular basis.

Brussels City Tours

Heuveldtraat, 8 Rue de la Colline, Telephone: 00 32 2 513 77 44/Fax 00 32 2 502 58 69 1000 Brussels – Belgium. Multilingual tours offered in English, French, German, Spanish, and Dutch – in Brussels and other cities.

Brussels City Sightseeing Brussels Bus Tour

Here’s a tour where you get to ride one of those double-decker buses – sit on the ‘second floor” of the bus to get a better view and to feel the fresh breeze. This City Sightseeing tour takes you around the “heart” of Europe (Brussels) and you will see the ornate architecture of the buildings on La Grande Place, the famous Atomium molecule statue, the Chinese Pavilion, etc. After the tour, I suggest you go to La Grande Place on foot and try one of the famous Belgian beers at a medieval guild house and sample the produce one of the numerous sumptuous chocolate shops. I suggest Nauhaus – there chocolate is rated the best and I believe it is. I’ve purchased some boxes of their chocolates for me and as gifts in the past and the recipients have been delighted. The chocolate is smooth, creamy, and absolutely gourmet all the way. During the holidays all the chocolate shops tend to have holiday molded chocolates on display – one time I went I tried the homemade large Easter Egg made with 3 layers, Toffee, Chocolate, and Caramel from Nauhaus stuffed with their famous hand picked chocolates – absolutely incredible. The Belgians are proud of their chocolate and rightly so.

This tour starts off at Central (Train) Station which is right near La Grand Place. There is a Citibank located right next to the station. The tour lasts 1 hour and 30 minutes. The tour is multi-lingual (English, French, Dutch, Spanish, etc),runs daily every half an hour until 4 pm with extra departures at 4:30 pm and 5:00 pm every Saturday and daily from July 06 and August 25.

In addition there are 12 stops on the tour and you can get off and back on at any one of them. The stops include central station, Heysel, Bourse Grand Place, Sablon, Place Louise, etc etc. It is a great way to get a feel for the geography of the city and also to decide which sights you want to go back to. You can also cover quite a lot on one tour as you might start early and hop on and off several time, take a break for lunch and do a couple more places in the afternoon. Prices are around 20 dollars and you can purchase a ticket from the attendant on the bus before boarding. When you are on the bus tour, the tour guide will point out many sites including Park Royal, Palace of Academy, Dynasty Museum, Royal Museum of Fine Arts and many many more. You can make reservations but you can also just show up and one of the 12 stops like I did at Central Station).

Brussels is a great city for a Walking Tour. There are walking tours for all types of interests from the architecture to cartoons, history etc etc. They tend to start from different points and last from one and a half to three 3 hours – so wear those comfortable walking shoes. The guides are excellent and you will end up with a mine of information on your chosen subject. The Brussels tourist office will give you information on walking tours.