I hadn't researched Antwerp before visiting so I did not know what to expect. But I was not disappointed. I particularly liked the church with the very tall steeple, and the river that runs by. The trip to the diamond factory/shop could have been better. On the day we went there were no people working (cutting, polishing) so all we had was a talk. And the prices of the jewellery!! Not sure many tourists go on holiday looking to buy a ring that costs more than a new car! Of course diamonds are expensive - it would just be good if there were some more affordable souvenir one could take as a memento of one's visit.
The one thing that annoyed me was that when we got back to Brussels, where we were staying, the coach did not drop us off at our hotels, as promised, but at various centres downtown. In my case I had a fairly long walk, up a hill, to get back to my hotel. This sort of ruined what had otherwise been an enjoyable day trip to Antwerp.
MARJA S Finland
Your Guide was excellent, easy to understand when speaking. Diamond visiting too long, reason was american lady who tried to show she is expert. Otherwise very succesful tour.
This was a wonderful tour of the city. I only wish we had more time!
JAROSLAV B Czech Republic
very convenient trip, good selection of visited places
A great tour to a charming city! If I could I'd do it again.
This was a very good tour, though I was disappointed that the tour did not include the diamond area, because it was a Saturday tour. This should have been explained by Viator on the website. I might have switched to another day, as of course Antwerp is so well known as the diamond center and I wanted to see it. That said, it still was a very good tour with our excellent guide, Stephan, who conducted the tour in 3 languages clearly and seamlessly. He seemed very knowledgeable when asked questions and was quite personable as well. I think we explored the harbor area in place of the diamond district and it was interesting for the most part.
This tour was fun but I didn't get to see any Diamond shops because it was a Holiday so they were closed. I wish I would've know before booking as I would've picked a different tour.
Good half day tour of the city. You get an hr to wander around. Paul, our tour guide, was informative and kept the group together. great panoramic view.
I didnt like that the tour was in 3 languages so he had to repeat EVERYTHING in not just english but in french and spanish which was annoying and wasted the free time.
John T. O United States of ...
The tour guide spoke in three languages and had quite an accent so sometimes we didn't realize he was speaking in our language...difficult to keep up with that. Knowledgeable. Nice tour though. Too bad the diamond place was closed....we didn't go there.
Our guide, Stephan, was exceptionally talented in communication and was very helpful. Thanks.
It is a nice city with a lot of history. The guide was really nice and he spoke in Dutch, English and Spanish.
Only 3 people were on this tour, myself, my Aunt, and another young woman from Canada so we were surprised to see a large coach bus pull up to our hotel for so few people. Our tour guide spoke decent English but most of the time he talked to the bus driver in French.
Since our group was so small, we were able to see more places than larger groups or so we were told. I was disappointed in not being able to see the diamonds. We walked past one place but were told because of high security wed only be able to see photos, no actual diamonds.
I wished we would have had more time to relax. We walked about 6 miles over the course of 5.5 hours but only had a 25 minute break which only gave us enough time to find a bathroom. On the ride back we were so exhausted everyone fell asleep.
Nice tour but wish we wouldve toured Brugges or Ghent instead.
It snowed all day on this tour; however it added to the European experience. We had ample time to visit Antwerp on our own plus the guided tour from our tour guide.
We loved Antwerp and the guide was very good. I think too much was crammed into half a day and certainly starting in the morning trip and making it a full day would have been better. When we returned to Brussels it took almost an hour to reach our drop off due to shocking traffic conditions. Our group was large and we did not have listening devices therefore we missed a lot of what was being said. Lots of standing around as the guide explained everything in three languages which also ate into the day. Would recommend headsets for large groups. It was only our second disappointing Viator out of the many we have done. Our Bruges and Ghent tour the next day was a similar experience. We have done Viator in England, Spain and Italy and they were faultless.
Revelyn R. F USA
This was a nice place to visit. I would have wanted to stay at this place for a day. Our tourguide was very knowleagable
Great This was the third time that I used Viator and they came through again. The tour guide was excellent.Thanks guys.
Our tour guide, Yasmin, was excellent. The tour was conducted in two languages which can be distracting but she did it so seamlessly I barely noticed. Her depth of knowledge of the city was superb and we greatly enjoyed the visit.