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Belgium Tours

Home to the chocolate capital of the world, Belgium has much more to offer than this tasty treat. Travelers will marvel at the striking and dramatic architectural landscapes throughout the country. Picturesque cityscapes, breathtaking bridges and quaint canals are scattered through major cities and small villages, making it one of the most gorgeous European gems!

Revel over the picturesque canals, lakeside villages, and breathtaking cityscapes of this architectural treasure!

Belgium - With its artistic cities, magnificent coastline, and rich gastronomy, Belgium provides a variety of cultural activities and attractions for tourists. The welcoming atmosphere of the country would steal your heart away! Whether you are a history buff, food lover, and adventurer, Belgium has something for everyone. It is home to some of the world's most charming medieval cities. Brussels, the beautiful capital of Belgium, tops the list. It is a vibrant blend of old and new, where on the one hand, you can explore Gothic architecture and, on the other, enjoy a walk through the fine arts museum. The Grand Place, dating back to the 17th century, is famous for its decorative and aesthetic wealth across the globe. It is one of the most beautiful medieval squares in Europe. The square is loomed by ancient historic buildings and the splendid Gothic town hall. You may also visit the Cathedral of St. Michael, a 13th-century cathedral standing in the heart of the city and is one of the finest and earliest pieces of Gothic architecture in Belgium. In contrast to these is Atomium, a landmark modernist building in Brussels. The city is also home to numerous museums, including the renowned Magritte Museum and the Royal Museums of Fine Arts, where you can appreciate the works of Flemish masters like Bruegel and Rubens. Bruges is another popular city in Belgium that attracts tourists from across the globe. Often referred to as the "Venice of the North," it is famous for its dramatic canals, well-preserved medieval buildings, and enchanting cobblestone streets. As you walk in the city, it feels like a fairytale coming to life. Take a boat ride along the canals, visit the famous Belfry Tower, and indulge in some of Belgium's finest chocolate and beer. The city is famous for its craft, especially lace making. You can find some of the world's most luxurious lace here. Get into one of the lace shops to buy a lace souvenir, or better yet, see the Lace Centre to learn more about the history of lace in Bruges. As said earlier, Belgium is home to some of the most elegant cities; Ghent is another gem you should surely visit during your trip. From winding alleyways dotted with street art to the magnificent castles in the middle of the town, Ghent rewards its visitors with some of the best experiences. This lively university town boasts an impressive medieval center, with the magnificent Saint Bavo's Cathedral and the famous Ghent Altarpiece, a masterpiece by the Van Eyck brothers. Ghent also offers a vibrant cultural scene, with numerous music festivals, art galleries, and trendy bars and restaurants. If history interests you, paying a visit to the World War I battlefields in Flanders is a must. Places like Ypres, Passchendaele, and the Menin Gate Memorial are poignant reminders of the sacrifices made during the war. Explore the interactive museums and trenches, pay your respects at the war cemeteries, and attend the moving Last Post ceremony at the Menin Gate, which has been held every evening since 1928. Coming to the travelers who actually travel for food, Belgium's gastronomy is quite famous. It has a popular beer culture, and the country has over 1,500 different beers. These vary from traditional Trappist ales to innovative craft brews. You must check out Delirium Cafe, a traditional pub in Brussels. It holds the Guinness World Record for the most varieties of beer available. As you indulge in Belgium's culinary delights, it marks the completion of the trip. You must have heard about the famous Belgian waffles, right? If so, you are in for a treat! Served with various toppings like whipped cream, fresh fruits, or chocolate sauce, Belgian waffles are a treat to the soaring heart. Try Belgian chocolate, which is well-known across the globe for its rich flavor and outstanding craftsmanship. Also, get a taste of moules-frites, a traditional dish with mussels and fries that tastes best when paired with Belgian beer. Beyond these alluring cities of Belgium lies the scenic countryside, which is perfect for adventure seekers. Ardennes region is a nature playground perfect for outdoor enthusiasts. You can hike through dense forests, discover hidden caves, and witness the cascading waterfalls. Horseriding, kayaking, canoeing, climbing, mountain biking, there is so much that you can do here. With a rough side, the region also has a calmer side. You can pay a visit to Dinant, which is a historic town located on the banks of River Meuse. Experience the warmth of the locals in quaint Ardennes villages, where you can savor hearty local cuisine and immerse yourself in the region's rich folklore. In short, Belgium is a tourist destination where you can experience everything from the peace of culture to the adrenaline rush. It is a place that delights all senses and leaves you with endless beautiful memories.

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FAQs

1. When is the best time to visit Belgium?

The best time to visit Belgium is during the spring (March to April) and fall (September to October). The weather during the spring months is pleasant. The country's beauty is at its peak, with the blooming of flowers turning the natural landscapes heavenly. The fall season is also good to visit Belgium if you want to experience the attractions at their best and with less crowds. The winter month of December has a jolly ambiance. You can experience some of Europe's most beautiful Christmas markets if you visit Belgium during this time.

2. What are the top things to do in Belgium?

Explore the country known for beer, waffles, and chocolate with these must-do things in Belgium:

1. Enjoy a canal cruise in Bruges

The best way to soak in the beauty of Bruges is to take a boat ride tour and sail in its canals. The sight of wandering streets, cobblestone alleyways, and centuries-old architecture is captivating. Chock-full of old-world charm, Bruges is one of the most alluring cities in Belgium. Its canals add magic to its look! Enjoy the views of the Basilica of the Holy Blood, which holds a revered vial believed to be containing cloth stained with the actual blood of Jesus Christ, and the Quay of the Rosary, a centuries-old picturesque hotspot as you pass under the romantic bridges in Bruges.

2. Experience Antwerp

Known as the diamond capital of the world, Antwerp is a bustling city with a vibrant fashion and art scene. Visit the impressive Cathedral of Our Lady, home to several notable artworks, including paintings by Rubens. Explore the historic center and wander through the trendy fashion district, home to renowned designers and boutiques. Don't miss the chance to admire the iconic Antwerp Central Station, often considered one of the most beautiful train stations in the world.

3. Discover Art Nouveau in Brussels

Brussels' streets are known for being dotted with Art Nouveau houses. You must explore this artistic movement, which is a delight for architecture and art lovers. Look out for flourishes in food and trademark curves, stained metal glasses, and ornate mosaics on the doorway. Visit the Horta Museum, the former home and studio of renowned Art Nouveau architect Victor Horta. Walk along Avenue Louise to admire stunning townhouses adorned with intricate facades and decorative elements.

4. Indulge in Belgium's Beer culture

The country is famous for its vibrant beer culture, and the best way to experience it is to join a beer-tasting tour. Belgian beers will surprise you! Visit traditional breweries like Westvleteren or Trappist abbeys such as Rochefort or Orval to taste authentic Trappist beers. By the end of the tour, you will know the ins and outs of these beers and feel much happier. The guided tour will give you in-depth knowledge about various kinds of beer, cheese, etc. Explore the beer cafés and bars in Brussels, Ghent, and Bruges, where you can find an extensive selection of Belgian beers, from classic Trappist ales to innovative craft brews.

5. Taste the finger-licking Belgian chocolate

It is said that Belgium produces over 220,000 tons of chocolate per year! The country has earned a great name when it comes to everyone's favorite chocolate. Try the mouth-watering Belgian chocolates. Almost every village has a chocolate shop of its own, so buy as many for yourselves and your family and friends back in your home country. This world-class chocolate can instantly light up your sad day, and if you are a chocolate lover, you are in heaven.

3. How to reach Belgium from North America?

The best way to reach Belgium from the US and Canada is via flight. Several flights connect New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, and more in the US, and Montreal, Vancouver, Toronto, and more in Canada, with Brussels in Belgium.

4. Is it safe to travel in Belgium?

Yes, Belgium is a pretty safe country. But always be aware of pickpockets irrespective of where you travel. You must always keep your essential documents and the major chunk of cash in a safe at your hotel. Carry only a small percentage of the money and a photocopy of your passport when out and about to avoid mishaps.

5. Is there anything specific that I should carry?

Yes! No matter the month you travel, always have an umbrella and a raincoat packed in your luggage. Rain here is always a distinct property. Though the chances are less during the summer months, July and August, you must always be prepared. 

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Belgium Tour Reviews

4.5
Based on 2 reviews
JG
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Judy Griffith
Amazing Amsterdam, Brussels and Paris
10 December, 2022
ACS
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Arne Carl Schonberger
Amazing Amsterdam, Brussels and Paris
Good, but next time I would like a longer tour
11 September, 2019
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