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Private Somme Battlefields, Fromelles and Flanders Fields Tour with Last Post Ceremony in Ypres from Brussels

Private Somme Battlefields, Fromelles and Flanders Fields Tour with Last Post Ceremony in Ypres from Brussels
13 hours
USD 187.43
Discover northern France's famous World War I battlefields, trenches, cemeteries and memorials on this private day trip from Brussels. Learn about the history and significance of the Battle of the Somme and see the battlegrounds where Australian and New Zealand troops fought alongside the Allies. Visit noteworthy sites including Thiepval Memorial, Lochnagar Crater and the Winston Churchill Plaque in Plugsteert; and see at the poignant engravings on monuments through the region.

Brussels Half-Day City Tour

Brussels Half-Day City Tour
2.5 to 3 hours
USD 33.51
<p><!-- --></p>Choose between a morning or afternoon guided coach tour and get better acquainted with Brussels. See the world-famous market square, glance at the remarkable city hall and discover the secrets of Belgian chocolates or the European Parliament (afternoon tour only) on this comprehensive half-day tour. Sit back and relax as you soak in the historic highlights of Belgium's culture capital.

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Things to do in Brussels if you have a Brussels Airport Layover or Extended Brussels Airport Stopover

If you have an extended layover at the Brussels Airport or staying in town, why not consider getting out with some fun activities? We list a few here and there are many more on Brussels.LayoverIdeas.com.

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BRU Brussels International Airport is easily accessible to the city centre via the Airport City Express train which is probably your quickest and cheapest way to get into town to make the most of your layover.

Cantillon Brewery

Beer is very important to Belgium and, given the chance, you should visit a brewery to see how its done! Step through the doors and you will find yourself in a fully working century old brewery. Cantillon Brewery is one of the last traditional breweries and nothing has changed behind its façade since 1900. Inside you will get to see the Lambic beer fermenting in barrels in which it takes three years to mature. And you will get to taste the wares as a glass of beer is included in the EUR 5 entrance fee.

Mini Europe and the Atomium

If you are on a layover in Brussels and are wondering how you can see all the sights of Europe that you want to in you short holiday, why not take a whistlestop tour of Mini Europe? There you will get to see and hear Big Ben in the heart of London, watch Vesuvius erupt, recreate the falling of the Berlin Wall, and take in a bull fight in Seville… all in miniature at a scale of 1:25. Many of these attractions are interactive and you can make them work yourself if you want to watch or hear something happen again. What is more, while you are there, if you look up you will see the Atomium, a monument of an iron atom built for the 1958 World’s Fair. Elevators are available to take visitors to exhibitions as well as breathtaking views of the city. This attraction is a must if you have the time.

Museum of Cocoa and Chocolate

If beer is not really your thing but you still feel inclined to tantalise your taste buds, take yourself off to the Museum of Cocoa and Chocolate. Learn the history of the cocoa bean from its origins with the Mayas and Aztecs to how it finally ended up in Europe. Exhibitions, posters and videos show how cocoa is grown, harvested and processed into chocolate. The highlight of the tour is watching a master chocolate maker demonstrating how pralines are traditionally made. When your mouth is watering you can go to the chocolate shop and indulge yourself in delicious Belgian chocolate.


Brussels has dedicated its longest street to the shoppaholics of the world. Along the Rue Neuve, the main pedestrian shopping street, you will find a plethora of international chain stores. If you are looking for more original, smaller shops, you will find them between the Grand Place and the Rue Lemonnier. If you are looking to stock up on Belgian chocolate there are specialist shops in all the main shopping zones.

As always, make sure you leave plenty of time to get back to BRU Brussels International Airport in time for your connecting flight. Enjoy your transit city rather than whiling away the time leaning up against your luggage in the departures lounge.

Brussels Attractions

Belgian Beer Workshop with Tasting in Brussels

Belgian Beer Workshop with Tasting in Brussels Duration:
60 minutes
USD 15.90
Take a one hour crash course on beer, including the free tasting of 5 Belgian beers along the way and learn everything you need to know about brewery with a professional guide.

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Mini Europe - Miniature Model Park

Mini Europe - Miniature Model ParkDuration:
USD 17.04
The miniature model park of Mini Europe allows you to sample the charms specific to each European country. See some of Europe's most famous landmarks and historic events all built to a scale of 1 to 25. It's an adventure you'll experience nowhere else! Choose to upgrade your ticket and you can also enjoy access to Océade water park.

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Independent Shopping Trip to Maasmechelen Village Luxury Outlet from Brussels

Independent Shopping Trip to Maasmechelen Village Luxury Outlet from BrusselsDuration:
8 hours
USD 17.04
Discover world- famous brands at irresistible prices on a relaxing independent shopping trip from Brussels! Your air-conditioned coach will transport you to the Maasmechelen Village luxury outlet for an unforgettable shopping day at the crossroad of Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands. Enjoy six hours of leisurely shopping at more than 100 luxury designer boutiques, including Guess and Dolce &amp; Gabbana, and enjoy discounts of up to 60% off the recommended retail price!

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Maasmechelen Village Shopping Day Trip from Brussels

 Maasmechelen Village Shopping Day Trip from BrusselsDuration:
6 hours
USD 17.04
Take a day out of your Brussels vacation to shop &lsquo;til you drop at Maasmechelen Village, Belgium&rsquo;s must-visit shopping destination! The spacious outdoor mall is home to more than 100 international boutiques that offer the previous seasons' big-name branded clothing, accessories, sportswear and more with savings of up to 60 percent off the recommended retail price. Select the &lsquo;express option&rsquo; to include just round-trip transport from Brussels, or upgrade to the &lsquo;experience option&rsquo; to make use of a range of additional benefits such as a 50 euro gift card (worth approximately 68 US dollars) and a 20 euro voucher for lunch.

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Tintin Comics Tour to Herg Museum from Brussels

Tintin Comics Tour to Herg Museum from BrusselsDuration:
4 hours
USD 22.72
Learn about Belgian comics writer and artist Hergé at his eponymous Brussels museum, dedicated to his breadth of work, including his famous 'The Adventures of Tintin' comic series. This magical museum goes behind the scenes of the beloved reporter Tintin, who finds adventure around the world with his dog Snowy. The Hergé Museum tour is self-guided, and round-trip transport between Brussels and the museum is included.

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Belgian Beer Tasting in Brussels

Belgian Beer Tasting in BrusselsDuration:
2 hours 30 minutes
USD 22.72
Taste why Belgium has received worldwide acclaim for its craft beer on this 2.5-hour guided tasting tour in Brussels. Your guide will fill you in on how to tell a Belgian beer from beers produced in other countries and explain what distinguishes the many types of beers — more than 1,000 — created in this small country. This tour is a great way to get a quick and tasty overview of Belgian beer.

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Skip the Line: Hard Rock Cafe Brussels Including Meal

Skip the Line: Hard Rock Cafe Brussels Including MealDuration:
2 hours
USD 23.66
Skip the line at the Hard Rock Cafe in Brussels and head straight inside to dine on its classic American-style food! Choose from two different menus (either a 2-course or 3-course meal) and then sit back and eat, soaking up the atmosphere of Brussels, as well as seeing the rock 'n' roll memorabilia for which the Hard Rock Cafes are famous. See a lace outfit worn by Madonna, handwritten lyrics of Guns N' Roses songs and more, while dining in the heart of Brussels.

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The Brussels Card

The Brussels CardDuration:
USD 24.99
The Brussels Card is your entrance ticket to over 30 museums in Brussels. From chocolate to comic strips and Magritte to music, there is a museum to suit. Along with free entrance, you can also use your Brussels Card to enjoy discounts in selected shops and restaurants across the city.

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Last Updated: 19 Feb 2017