- City sightseeing tour of Brussels with a visit to the European Parliament
- Enjoy a walking tour with your guide of Grand Place, the heart of medieval Brussels and a UNESCO World Heritage Site
- Take a comfortable coach ride past popular attractions like the Royal Palace, St Michael's Cathedral, the Atomium and the Chinese Pavilion
- Visit the European Parliament Visitor Center, where you can experience a simulated parliament session
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What You Can Expect
Next, tour the city by luxury coach to see top attractions like beautiful St Michael's Cathedral, the Congress Column, the Heyseldistrict and world-famous Atomium, the Chinese Pavilion, and the Japanese Tower. Then head back to the city center to see the popular Sablon district with its countless antique shops.
Your tour continues with a drive to the magnificent Palace of Justice and fashionable Louise Square. Passing stately Royal Square, the Royal Palace and the Houses of Parliament, you'll arrive in the Cinquantenaire district, with its Triumphal Arch, exceptional museums and splendid Art Nouveau houses that make this a much-loved area of Brussels.
Finally, you’ll arrive in the European Quarter and the heart of the European Union – the imposing buildings that house the European Commission and European Council and act as the seat of the European Parliament, which represents the 500 million citizens of the EU. This is where parliamentary committees meet and where some plenary sessions are held.
Soak up the bustling ambiance and then head inside the Parlamentarium – the European Parliament Visitor Centre. After going through airport-style security, receive an audio-guide in your choice of languages (it’s available in all 23 official languages of the EU), and then explore the two-story exhibition space during your 45- to 60-minute self-guided tour. Your guide will be at the Parlamentarium while you are there, but you will take your tour independently.
Learn about the history of the EU through interactive displays and experience a simulation of an EP session, which puts you in the middle of the parliamentary action with a 360-degree digital screen. At the end of the Parlamentarium tour, you'll be taken back to the central departure point. If you wish to stay in the European Quarter you may, but you will then have to make your own way back when you're ready.
Great tour! We covered all the hot spots. The Parliamentarian, which is the area of the European Union open to the public for education purposes was amazing. I took some people there the next day! This is a great tour to get a sense of where everything is, and then return to your favorite spots if you need more time. As well, we went to the Atomium, which is a bit of a drive, so I don't believe, I would have made it to this important landmark if I had not gone on the tour.
A great introduction to Brussels!