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Good tour not great..Just a short time really needed more time...Seems like we spend more time driving around being shown the sites by the tour guide (not getting off the bus)
It was a long bus ride and would recommend you sit on the lower level as the upper level sways a bit. I was expecting only English to be the spoken tour guide language, however the tour was given in three languages making it a bit hard to listen to. Antwerp was nothing special and we could have skipped that easily but Brussels was awesome. You must stop and have a waffle without a doubt. They are wonderful. I have never seen so many chocolate shops but chose carefully and avoid the prepackaged varieties. Find a nice little shop like we did, and pick your own mix. It was very crowded, but well worth the journey. You can easily spend a couple of days here.
This tour was very enjoyable. We liked Antwerp. In Brussel the achitecture was amazing. The only negative was in Brussels. They took us to a chocolate shop that couldn't accomadate the tour group. We were unable to get into the shop because there were so many people already inside. Plus it was raining outside. Instead of standing in the rain...we moved on and found many other delicious chocolate shops on our own.
I enjoyed the tour even it's raining. Tour is also very informative.
Excellent value for money. My one regret is that we did not start out from Amsterdam an hour earlier in order to allow a longer stay in Antwerp. Our guide and driver seemed very well experienced and knowledgeable, and afforded us plenty of photo opportunities as well as fascinating insights into the two locations that were as visited.
This is a long day but worth the time you spend on the bus. Both cities are beautiful and worthy of a visit, we are very glad we did it. Our tour guide was very interesting to listen to, his English was exceptional and he also spoke Spanish as well. I definitely recommend this tour and it is very well priced. My only criticism is that the guide told us not to buy chocolates at Antwerp as they would be cheaper in Brussels - the reality was the company takes you to a chocolate shop in Brussels where you are given samples and "so called" special deals to buy bulk chocolate. Firstly the deals were no better than anywhere else, and secondly the chocolate was not very nice. Buy your chocolate elsewhere and don't fall into this sales trap where the companies are working together to get your dollar.
A Really good tour, I enjoyed it very much. It gives a good look around Brussels and Antwerp if you have a day free in Amsterdam to do this tour.
Good and informative day. Saw a lot and found out the history related to the sights.
The tour allowed you plenty of time at Antwerp and Brussels. I think it would have been nice if we had the tour guide stay with us a bit longer as there was so much to see and learn about
The company is not organized and I could have bypassed Antwerp, not much to see, but Brussels is awesome. Skip the choc store they get a kick back from and buy from Mary's chocolates. They are amazing. Manikin pis was awesome to see and try the waffles and frites, the best ever. Fun but long day.
Bus was clean and the seating was very comfortable and thought the bus was very well and safely driven by the driver. We found the tour guide to be very informative and knowledgable and
pleasant in her approach and manner. Next time we do it we will spend the night in Brussells - so much to see.
The tour was great. Unfortunately, it was just a big city. Would have liked to spend more time in Brussels and just drive through Antwerp.
We had Avelyn and Denny as our guide and driver - both very informative and professional. Only one Chocolate shop was visited whilst on tour, however ample time to investigate others at leisure is available - just don't feel as though you won't get a chance to go elsewhere and feel pressured into buying only from one shop. There is ample time to investigate both Brussels and Antwerp. Avelyn was very informative and kept timing throughout the tour. There was some walking. Tour was a very large group and if you lost sight of the guide - you would have gotten lost. It was a busy day in Brussels and this could have easily happened. Was a large group and commentary was in multiple languages which was ok if you didn't mind listening to talking all day long. Would recommend.
Was excellent. The guide was well informed and overall experience for a first timer to Belgium was nice.
wonderful safe tour. guide was superb and pleasant.
TRIP TO CANDY SHOP A CLEAR WASTE OF TIME.
Lost passengers in Antwerp, traffic jams leaving Brussels, a freeway accident, meant the 11 hour trip lasted almost 13 hours. Tour should depart earlier than 10am . Chocolate shop in Brussels was bedlam with many tour groups arriving together. Tour was interesting and guide was informative but even she was apologising to us all for the delays. More time in Antwerp and Brussels would have been good.
Our tour guide was friendly and presented frequent facts along the way in several different languages. The bus was a comfortable double-decker with great views. To do Brussels sightseeing justice, an overnight stay and then back to Amsterdam would have been better.
Candace D M
Don't fall for the guide's spiel about the chocolate factory, too expensive for the area, he'll rush you through the square to get the fountain.