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Brussels Rail Day Trip from London

10 reviews
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London
| 15 hours

Overview

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Category: Day Trips, Tours
Duration: 15 hours
Description
Itinerary
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Stop At: Manneken Pis, 46 Rue de l'Etuve corner of rue du Chene and rue de l'Etuve, Brussels 1000 Belgium

Manneken Pis is a landmark 61 cm bronze sculpture in the centre of Brussels, depicting a naked little boy urinating into a fountain's basin. It was designed by Jérôme Duquesnoy the Elder and put in place in 1618 or 1619. The current statue is a replica which dates from 1965.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Grand Place Brussels Main Square, Brussels 1000 Belgium

The Grand Place or Grote Markt is the central square of Brussels. It is surrounded by opulent guildhalls and two larger edifices, the city's Town Hall, and the King's House or Breadhouse building containing the Brussels City Museum. The square measures 68 by 110 metres.

Duration: 40 minutes

Pass By: Atomium Square Laeken, Brussels 1020 Belgium

The Atomium is a landmark building in Brussels, originally constructed for the 1958 Brussels ... Address, Square de l'Atomium / Atomiumsquare B-1020 Laeken.

Pass By: Justice Palace (Palais de Justice), Place Poelaert 1, Brussels 1000 Belgium

The Palace of Justice of Brussels or Law Courts of Brussels is the most important court building in Belgium. It is located on Place Poelaert/Poelaertplein in the Marolles/Marollen district of Brussels. The building is reputed to be the largest constructed in the 19th century and is a notable landmark of Brussels.

Pass By: European Parliament (Hemicycle visits), Rue Wiertz 60 Paul-Henri Spaak Building, Brussels 1050 Belgium

The Espace Léopold or About this sound Leopoldruimte (help·info) (Dutch) is the complex of parliament buildings in Brussels (Belgium) housing the European Parliament ... The building project started before 1988 with building work on the hemicycle and the north wing starting in 1989 and the south wing in 1992.

Inclusions
Return Eurostar tickets with reserved seats in Standard class
Hop on-hop off sightseeing tour of Brussels with City Sightseeing covering all the major sights.
Welcome pack with a souvenir map of Brussels
Hotel Pick up and drop off
Guide / Escort
Food and drinks, unless specified

Location

Meeting point
St Pancras International, Euston Rd, Kings Cross, London N1C 4QP, UK

Reviews

Mar 2015

The tour was really amazing. Great way to see the city in a bus. The audio guide was excellent and very helpful.

May 2015

Great way to spend a wonderful day in Brussels. The only tricky part of the tour was changing train stations in Brussels. Representative gave us all the info needed at the train station in London. Brussels is a beautiful city and we had a blast.

Mar 2015

A good train trip and the Hop-on-Hop-off drivers were excellent. I would recommend that you add a description of where to catch the bus out of the train station - the station personnel were not helpful and unhappy that we were asking for assistance.

Aug 2015

We were handed tickets and told to catch a train to central station then get on the hop on hop off bus. No real guidance. This was our second unsatisfactory trip with this company.

Oct 2013

It was fun to experience a new culture. The tour itself was unescorted. I met a representative at St Pancras station at 6am to get travel packet (includes round trip tickets on Eurostar, voucher for Brussels city sightseeing tour, and a timetable that shows the route for the sightseeing tour hop on hop off bus). Once you arrived in Brussels at about 10:10am you had to take a local train to Centrale Station because that is where the city sightseeing tour buses were. There are two different city sightseeing tour bus routes that are hop on hop off. The tour buses end at 5pm. So I only was able to do one route. You have to be back at the original train station at 7pm. So short day. Also, with this tour you didn't get a city map. So I got lost a few times. Some of the bus stops weren't even by the main attractions-you had to figure it out-usually within a few blocks. Then try to remember how to get back to the bus stop. The people there generally spoke some English. The atomium and Grand-place were cool to see. The chocolate was fabulous of course. Oh, there aren't any public restrooms (or at least none that I saw). If you ate somewhere then you could use the bathroom. The one place I ate you had to use a code from your receipt to put in the code pad for the bathroom to use it. The people are friendly. Some of the few times I got lost I found some alleys with cool street art or comic art. I went in September. So the weather was cool-wear a jacket. Lots of walking.

May 2012

Nothing wrong with it, but could have just as easily booked the train myself based on our schedule and grabbed the hop-on-off bus if we wanted when we got out of the station. Not worth paying for a tour.

May 2012
The place is beautiful, but the trip could be a lot better.
Sep 2016

really bad, I paid for a tour and all is was given to me was a roundtrip train ticket and one ticket for hop on /hop off bus in Brussell. I paid for a tour in Brussells, I could it done that myself.

Nov 2014

No tour guide we were on our own. we could have taken some help in Brussell. Learn from sunrise tour . They pick up and drop off at every point.vk

Jul 2014

We enjoyed our day in Brussels but we were disappointed with the service we received from the tour operator. Their representative got to St Pancreas station late and we only just made it onto the train. The information they gave us about connecting with the tour bus in Brussels was incomplete and inaccurate. We had to line up at a couple of information desks to find out where to get the local train and it wasn't where they said it would be. We felt that this company really needs to do more homework for this trip. We would have bought the eurostar tickets and figured out the tour bus on our own, if we had known that we were going to have to do this anyway. Also, it would have help to let us know that the midi station charges 1 euro to use the rest rooms. We think Viator should look for another tour company

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