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Unravel the complex mysteries and enigmatic secrets of Brussels on a half-day walking tour of the Belgian capital. Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, learn of the secret societies and Illuminati associations throughout the city and visit ancient churches shrouded in legend. Stroll the iconic center of Grand Place to hear intriguing tales of its history and then revitalize with a drink in the bar said to have inspired renowned artist, Magritte.

Highlights

  • Half-day walking tour in Brussels
  • Discover Brussels' hidden treasures
  • Learn about the history of the Freemasons, the Templars and the Illuminati
  • Visit Coudenberg, the site of a former royal palace
  • Multilingual guide will unravel Brussels' mysteries

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What You Can Expect

Brussels Mysteries and Legends Half-Day Walking Tour

Brussels Mysteries and Legends Half-Day Walking Tour
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Begin your tantalizing tour at Grand Place and attempt to decipher the architectural codes left by cryptic designers. Locate the missing Zodiac sign on a significant building and gain fascinating insight into the Freemasons of Brussels from your knowledgeable guide. Pay your respects at a Freemasons grave in the yard of St Michael Cathedral and scour the structure for clues of their legends and traditions.
Next, meander uptown to a former royal palace nestled in the park beside Coudenberg. Discover the meaning of hidden inscriptions and delve into the mystery of the underground city beneath the regal palace floors.
Hear stories of Templars founder, Godfried of Bouillon, before immersing yourself in the artistic ambience of a bar said to have inspired famous painter, Rene Magritte. Revitalize with a refreshing Belgian beer or soft drink and then bid your guide farewell when the tour concludes.

Customer Reviews

Julie M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

We had had Avo as a tour guide just two days before on a different tour, so we knew we were going to have a good guide. There were just the three of us in the group, so it was truly a private tour experience. If you are into Dan Brown style of mysteries, this is definitely worth your time. Avo has done a lot of personal research on many of mysteries hidden in plain sight in Brussels, but it was really interesting to have things pointed out to us that we hadn't noticed, like the Camino de Santiago. Definitely worth doing!

Hans M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

Jan Swerts is a great guide.

lynreade

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

We thoroughly enjoyed this walking tour of Brussels and saw lots more than we ever expected to. We had been on a three-hour bus tour the day before and had seen most of the major spots (from the bus) but Marc took us to some places that most tourists (and many locals) never get to see. It was informative and interesting. It was also a great chance to revisit places that we hadn't stopped at on the bus tour. We opted for a coffee instead of a beer and Marc's choice of cafe was great. His recommendation of the best place to buy Belgian chocolates was backed up with a taste of the very best chocolate ever... we even found our way back there afterwards to indulge in a small bag to take home. Well done Marc... great tour!

Elissa G

3 star rating: Worth doing June 2013

There was very little mysterious or legendary, but the tour was a nice walk through Brussels.

Abbey M

3 star rating: Worth doing June 2013

Private 1/2 day walking tour around Brussels. Tour guide was very nice and knowledgeable but I don't think it was worth the money.

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