Take A Brussels Bus Tour

A Brussels bus tour is a great introduction to this historic city. Detailed below are several Brussels bus tours offered by Brussels City Tours.

Brussels Bus City Tours
Brussels City Tours offers two bus tour options: a guided 2hr30min tour, enabling you to see the city from the comfort of an air-conditioned bus; or a 'Hop On-Hop Off' tour featuring 13 stops where you ca get off and see the sights and board the next bus to move to the next stop.

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Brussels Bus Grand City Tour
This tour is offered daily at 10:00 am and 2:00 pm, with an additional tour offered on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays at 11:00 am.

The 150-minute tour begins with a brief walk in the old city center with an experienced guide who provides information about the historic Grand Place with its unique city hall and beautiful old guild houses.

The tour continues by bus and covers the following sites: St. Michaels cathedral; the Congress Column; and the Heizel district with the Atomium, Mini-Europe, the Chinese pavilion and the Japanese tower.

After a drive-by of the Palace of Laken, the tour moves on to the Zavel district replete with antique stores; the Court of Justice, Louiza Square, the Place Royale, the Royal Palace and the old Palace of the Nations, now the home of Parliament.

Rounding out the tour is: Jubelpark, an Art Nouveau neighborhood full of houses, the buildings of the European Union Commission, the Council of Ministers and the European Parliament.

Prices of this Brussels Bus tour are as follows:
Adults: 27 euro
65+Student: 24 euro
Children: 14 euro

The second option offered by Brussels City Tours features a series of tour buses that continually loop around an appointed route of main attractions, allowing you to hop off to visit the attraction, and hop on a later bus that takes you to the next attraction.

You can purchase your ticket on board the bus or at the Brussels City Tours office located on: Rue de la Colline in Brussels (+32)02-513-7744.

Ticket prices of this Brussels bus tour are as follows:
Adults: 16 euro
65+/students: 14.50 euro
Children: 8 euro

A Brussels City Tour bus comes by all 13 stops every 30-minutes. The ticket is good for 24-hours and offers commentary with headphones in eight languages: English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Dutch, Japanese and Russian.

The tour covers the following 13 stops and attractions:

Stop 1: Central Station
Sights: Grand Place, chocolate museum, Mannekin Pis, equestrian statue of Albert 1, Albertina library, carillion, Royal Saint-Hubert gallery, Rue des Bouchers with restaurants, Central Station.

Stop 2: Royal Square
Sights: Park, royal park theatre, Belgian Federal Parliament, Palace of the Academy, Royal Palace, Dynastymuseum, equestrian statue of Godfrey de Bouillon, royal museums of Fine Arts, Old England, museum of musical instruments.

Stop 3: Sablon
Sights; Antique market, Sablon church, Sablon Garden, Synagogue, Musical Academy, museum of the Postal Services, Chapel Church.

Stop 4: Place Louise
Sights: Shopping, Law Courts, obelisk, panoramic view.

Stop 5: Luxembourg Station
Sights: European Union district, European Parliament, European Council of Ministers, Leopoldpark, Museum of Natural Sciences.

Stop 6: Gaulois
Sights: Cinquantenaire park with Autoworld, Royal Military museum and Royal Museum of Art and History, Triumphal arch.

Stop 7: Place Schuman
Sights: European Commission, European Council of Ministers, Rue de la Loi (business district), Art Nouveau area.

Stop 8: Botanique
Sights: Saint-Michel and Saint-Gudule Cathedral, National Bank, Congress Column, Comics Museum, Botanic Gardens.

Stop 9: Heysel
Sights: Atomium, Bruparck (Mini-Europe, Oceade, The Village, Kinepolis Cinema), Brussels planetarium, King Baudouin soccer stadium.

Stop 10: Japanese Tower-Chinese Pavillion
Sights: Royal Residence of Laken, the Royal Greenhouses (visit April 22-May 15).

Stop 11: Place Rogier
Sights: rue Neuve and shopping, North Station

Stop 12: Bourse-Grand Place
Sights: Fish market, Saint-Catherine Church, Grand Place, chocolate museum, Mannekin Pis, stock exchange, covered ruins of a medieval Franciscan church.

Stop 13: Lombard-Mannekin Pis
Sights: Planet Chocolat (traditional chocolate manufacturer, shopping and sampling.)

For more information E-mail: [email protected]

Or see their website at: www.brussels-city-tours.com.

Other Brussels Bus Tours
Brussels City Tours offers tour to other cities including:

(1) Ghent & Bruges (09:00, seven days a week)

(2) Bruges Express (12:00, Saturday, Sunday)

(3) Antwerp (13:30,Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday)

(4) Amsterdam (09:00, Tuesday and Saturday)

(5) Luxembourg (09:00, Sunday)

(6) Waterloo (13:30 (Sunday)

(7) Best of Brussels & Antwerp: (10:00, Monday, Wednesday, Fri & Sat)

(8) Best of Hop On-Hop Off & Brugges Express (10:00, Fri & Sat)

Note: Check with company for updated schedules and special summer schedules

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