This tour will be a combination of city sightseeing from the coach and a walking tour around the Grand Place. An approximate drive of one hour takes you to Brussels, where skyscrapers and hotels have modernized the skyline of this French and Flemish-speaking city. It is a banking and trade centre, as well as the headquarters for NATO and the European Community. Old Brussels, with its narrow cobblestone streets, recalls the city's medieval past.
Your panoramic drive will pass you by the King Boudewijn Stadium (Belgium’ national sport stadium) and the Centenaire (exhibition halls built to celebrate the 100 year anniversary of Belgium) to hold at the Atomium statue for a photo stop. The Atomium statue was built for the World Fair in Brussels in 1958 and represents an iron molecule. Then your coach will lead you to the center of the city passing the Chinese pavilion, the Japanese Tower and the Royal Castle of Laeken (the residence of King Albert and Queen Paola).
Your walking tour will start near the Central Station where you walk through the Old Town area to admire the St Hubert Arcades and its arcade of shops and the Butchers' Street with its plethora of restaurants and cafes. A few blocks away, you will be astonished by the beauty of the Grand Place. With its Baroque guild houses and Town Hall, the Brussels Grand Place is often called the most beautiful market square in the World.
Moving along, you‘ll meet “Manneken Pis” – Brussels´ most famous little boy. You will have some free time around the Grand Place to search for your perfect Belgian souvenir (chocolates, lace, tapestries…) or sit down at a café and enjoy one of the many kinds of locally produced beers.
After a short walk back to the coach, you will be driven past the Royal Palace, the European Parliament, the Cinquantenaire (Arcade made to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Belgium) and the NATO building on the way back to Antwerp.