- 3 hours
Interested in a different city in Belgium? Take a look at our tour offerings in Antwerp or Bruges
- Îlot Sacré
- Royal Gallery
- Brussels Park
- Royal Palace (exterior)
- Brussels Cathedral (interior)
- Mont des Arts & Place Royale
- European Quarter (Parliament)
- 3 hours with a PhD or MA level guide
For those interested in a more political tour of Brussels, please let us know. We can adapt our introduction tour to focus heavily on the different levels of political Belgium.
Our private tours are limited exclusively to travelers in your party. They are designed to provide a learning experience that is completely tailored to you and your traveling companions. Private tours give you more flexibility with scheduling (you decide when the walk best fits in your trip), the ability to tailor your itinerary (we'll work to match the itinerary to the interests and dynamics of your group), and more personalized time with your guide.
Where do we meet?
We usually meet near Grand-Place. Your confirmation email will have the exact meeting point details along with with a map, and 24-hour phone number for any last-minute issues.
What if it’s raining?
Tours operate rain or shine, but in the case of inclement weather, your expert will modify the tour so more time is spent indoors. It never hurts to be prepared; we encourage keeping an eye on the weather and bringing along an umbrella, sunscreen, water, or a hat as needed.
Is this suitable for children and / or travelers with mobility challenges?
Robin Emlein holds a Masters degree in art history from the École du Louvre and a bachelor's in Dutch from the Sorbonne. Like many former Parisians, she now lives in Brussels, where she can freely indulge her love of Flemish art, arcane EU politics, "French" fries, and the extensive Belgian rail system. In her opinion Belgium is one of the Continent's best kept secrets, and she looks forward to sharing it with all those curious to discover this crossroads of Europe.
Natalie has a PhD in International Studies with a focus on social-political and conflict studies in the U.K. but her first university degree was a Master in Cultural Studies from Ghent University. She has also completed a Journalism degree. Between studies, she mainly worked in non-profit organisations as policy or advocacy worker. During her PhD research, she felt the urge to do something more practical at the same time and therefore decided to combine her educational background with her interest and passion for sustainable tourism. Natalie founded a small-scale tourism enterprise in Lima, Peru where she lived for a while. She runs this social enterprise that focuses on alternative and local experiences now from Belgium with the help of a local team in Peru. Natalie has also been a core team member and researcher for the California-based organization Ethical Traveler for almost a decade. After living in different places around the world, she returned to her hometown of Ghent in early 2018 and started guiding visitors in Ghent and other Belgian cities.
A native of Rome and graduated in Art History, Elisabetta is an independent exhibition curator and manager with more than 25 years of international experience. Elisabetta's mother tongues are Italian and German and she is fluent in English and French. Living in Brussels since 2006, Elisabetta has fallen in love with Belgium and its treasure cities and enjoys sharing her knowledge about their history and artistic beauties. Her aim is to make you discover the variety of political, economical and cultural interactions that have put this region of Europe at the heart of Western history. Married to a European official, Elisabetta will also be happy to introduce you to the cosmopolitan and multicultural environment of Belgium's capital or the international dimension of the harbour of Antwerpen, one of the world's most important trade hubs.
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