In order to see as much as possible during your short time in Brussels, we rounded up a few interesting tours in Brussels. These tours make it possible to see more in less time and chances are good that you’ll learn a thing or two while meeting other travelers.
We got a little for everyone!
There are a few Brussels walking tours and one bus tour. But more importantly, we also got some Brussels chocolate tours, food tours, and beer tastings won’t be missing!
Check out the best tours in Brussels!
Brussels Walking Tours
Free walking tour Brussels
This free walking tour takes around 2 hours and payments are tip-based. So you are expected to tip the guide after the walk. You can also secure your spot by reserving your place in this tour with this link.
During this Brussels tour of the city center, you’ll be guided through the historic center and the guide will take you to all the important highlights of the city.
This tour comprises most of the Brussels sightseeing highlights we mentioned in our article about visiting Brussels in a day.
Check out the free walking tour
Art Scene and Street Art tour
In Brussels, many of the walls and houses have comic book art on their facade.
Most of this art is based on comic books by Belgian artists and you’ll see some TinTin, Billie and Bollie, Suske and Wiske, … and a lot more.
During this 3 hour private tour, a local expert will guide you through the extensive art scene in Brussels. You’ll get to see a lot of cool murals, but also visit the museums of you choice, like the Belgian Comic Strip Center or the Museum of Fine Arts.
As this is a private tour for you and your travel friends, you get a say in what you want to see and do.
If you’re into street art or just art, this is the most beautiful Brussels walking tour for you!
Check out the Art Scene tour
City tour Brussels by bus
Grand City Tour of Brussels
The Grand City Tour is a bit more elaborate and luxurious than the free walking tour.
It lasts for 2,5 hours and takes you to all the famous landmarks in the city and beyond.
You can expect to be seated in an air conditioned bus, accompanied by a professional guide who tells you all the secrets of the places you get to see.
There are regular stops along the way, where you get up close views of the most interesting sights.
This tour also takes you out of the city center, to the Atomium and the Jubelpark, which is a bit further away if you’re walking the city.
So if you’re looking for a city tour in Brussels which offers everything on your list in a short amount of time, this is the one for you!
Check out the Grand City Tour
Brussels tours for foodies
Foodie tours are a must when visiting the capital of Belgium.
The tiny country is known for its exquisite chocolate and beer, so that’s why we included quite a few of these foodie (and drinking) tours in Brussels.
Chocolate making workshop and tour the chocolate shops
What better to do in Belgium than making the famous Belgian chocolate for yourself?
Learn how to make artisanal Belgian chocolate during this 1 hour workshop with a professional chocolatier.
You’ll learn how to make different tastes of chocolate and make your own pralines.
Then, a local guide takes you to the best chocolate shops in the city where you get to taste more of the delicious chocolate and get demonstrations.
This tour is a chocolate lovers dream!
Check out the chocolate making workshop
Brussels Food Tour
The Brussels food tour is the ideal tour for food lovers!
During this 3-hour tour, you’ll get to taste 10 local foods and dishes.
A local guide takes you around the city to discover a melting pot of different cuisines. And you get to taste some of those.
Expect to taste food like Brussels waffles, escargots, falafel with hummus, Belgian fries with mayonnaise like you never tasted before, speculoos, chocolate, and so on!
And of course, some dishes just need an awesome Belgian beer with it!
On top of the food tastings, the guide will also take you to the city center and a former market place.
Check out the Brussels food tour
Lunch, chocolate, and beer!
If you rather combine a few things in one tour, this might be the perfect city tour for you!
This 3,5-hour tour starts off with eating traditional Belgian mussels with fries.
After that, you’ll get a taste of some other local delicacies, like Brussels waffles, beef stew, and waterzooi.
Along the way, you get to see a bit of the city as well, while passing by the Grand Place and Manneke Pis.
And let’s not forget about the beer tastings along the way!
Your experienced guide takes you to a few hidden bars and one of the oldest taverns in the city to taste some of the most iconic Belgian beers.
Check out the Lunch, Chocolate, and Beer tour
Hungry Mary’s Famous Beer and Chocolate tour
We saved the very best and most popular chocolate and beer tour for last!
This tour is the summit of them all!
During this 4 and half hour walking tour, a local guide takes you to some of the best chocolatiers in town and you get to taste a variety of the very best Belgian chocolate varieties.
After the delicious chocolate tastings, you’re only half way through this tasty tour!
Your guide will take you to a few of the coolest bars and taverns in Brussels and the beer tasting can begin. Six different Belgian brews are on offer, with matching cheese and meat samples.
As a small extra, this tour also brings you to a few sightseeing highlights, like Manneke Pis and the Royal Hubertus Galleries.
People who took this tour, all confirm that the tour, as well as the guide, were amazing!
Check out the Hungry Mary’s Beer and Chocolate tour
7 of the best tours in Brussels
We hope that you found one or more awesome city tours or food tours in our beautiful capital!
Have an awesome time in the city and don’t forget to read up one some of these other articles about travel to Belgium!