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Immerse yourself in the historical charm of Antwerp on an enriching 5.5-hour tour of the stunning city from Brussels. Accompanied by an expert guide, absorb the medieval majesty of Market Square; gaze at the beguiling beauty of Baroque facades created by treasured artist, Rubens; and marvel at the outstanding architecture of Antwerp railway station. See the Diamond Pavilion and the excellent exhibits of the Museum Aan de Stroom at the end of your enriching excursion.

Highlights

  • 5.5-hour tour of Antwerp from Brussels
  • Wander through historic Antwerp with your guide
  • Discover top city attractions like the Butcher’s Hall and Market Square
  • Visit the Cathedral of Our Lady and marvel at masterpieces like Rubens’ ‘The Elevation of the Cross’
  • Enjoy a little free time to explore the city at your leisure
  • Learn all about Antwerp’s rich history at the MAS (Museum Aan de Stroom)
  • Tour includes round-trip travel from Brussels

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What You Can Expect

Antwerp Half-Day Trip from Brussels

Visit the Cathedral of Our Lady on your half-day trip to Antwerp

After pickup from your Brussels hotel, relax during the scenic journey to Antwerp by air-conditioned coach. Listen as your guide sets the historical scene, offering information on Antwerp’s associations with 17th-century painter, Peter Paul Rubens, and the city's architecturally rich heritage.

On arrival, head straight to the National Redoubt of Belgium, a flagrant fortress used to defend the city in turbulent past times. Stroll the ambient labyrinth of streets and see attractions like the Market Square and Butcher’s Hall. Gaze at the impressive façade of the Cathedral of Our Lady then venture within to admire significant artworks by Rubens; appreciate the delicate beauty of paintings like ‘The Resurrection of the Virgin’ and ‘The Elevation of the Cross’ before enjoying some relaxed free time in the historical heart of the city.

Reconvene with your group and head to Antwerp's railway station, finished by 1905, and marvel at its outstanding architecture and grandeur. When your cultural exploration concludes, return to your vehicle and relax during the journey back to your Brussels hotel.

Customer Reviews

murffy

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

We where a party of 2 male friends who had booked a 4 night stay in Brussels and had pre booked a half day Antwerp trip last November with Viator, as it was a little out of season there were only 12 people on the coach.
We joined the coach and set off to Antwerp the tour guide was very knowledgeable and had a good sense of humour as did the coach driver. We would highly recommend this trip.
In addition to this we made our own way to visit Waterloo and as this being out of season we were unable to do a guided tour so we did it by way of Bus and Taxi and had a very good day out but would recommend this trip to be by way of Viator.
We also squeezed in a trip to Leuven by train and visited the Stella Artois Brewery, and had a very good trip.
To end this review we would thoroughly recommend Viator.
John Murphy

Douglas B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

As advertised. Great way to see Antwerp if you have limited time.

violeta elena b

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Our guide, Johan, was the best! The trip was excellent. Johan loves his job and explains everything with patience and interest. He makes funny jokes and he waits for everyone in order to give details about the sight. Great character! Also the city is very beautiful, totally worth it! If i ever go back to Belgium, Antwerp will be a must see.

smacker1

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

great

leb8680

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

The best of five tours we took with this company. Mostly because the guide was enthusiastic and loved the city. Had an adequate amount of time to walk through the old city, but as with all beautiful old cities, not nearly enough time to see everything. Very underrated city. In my opinion equal to or better than anything else in Belgium.

IronHorse

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

So much to see and appreciate in one day: the Market Square surrounded by century-old buildings Cathedral of our Lady, peppered with medieval paintings such as Rubens and not to be missed Sint Paulus Monastery where you find more medieval paintings done by masters the old-town tour and finally the Antwerp Train Station, combining elegance of both old and new architecture. Soak everthing you see, it's worth your time.

VJ

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Excellent trip...Thanks to Viator.

Mojisola A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Excellent! Perfect! Informative! Interesting! Fun Fun Fun

Bryan I

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Loved it!!!!! Very good tour, except Diamond factory stop way too long, should start at last stop and then for those who are interested in Diamonds it should be an option! Our Tour lady was the BEST!
Forgot her name but she was La CREME of LA CREME she knew it all very classy lady.

Philippe-Alexan V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Great trip to see the essentials!

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