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Day Trip to Antwerp & Machelen + Atomium

Enjoy this Day Trip to Antwerp & Machelen + Atomium with Buendía Tours. You cannot lose the chance to discover the beer and diamonds cities avoiding public transportation issues.

  • Brabo's fountain in the Antwerp market square | Buendía Tours
    Brabo's fountain in the Antwerp market square | Buendía Tours
  • Keyserlei street in Antwerp
    Keyserlei street in Antwerp
  • Aerial view of Mechelen
    Aerial view of Mechelen
  • Grand Place (or Grote Markt in Dutck), Mechelen
    Grand Place (or Grote Markt in Dutck), Mechelen
  • Antwerp town hall (Stadhuis)
    Antwerp town hall (Stadhuis)
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About Day Trip to Antwerp & Machelen + Atomium Intro

 Get involved in the commercial influence of the third largest maritime harbour of Europe with our English-speaking guide and let yourself be guided through the smooth streets, colourful houses and elegant squares. The perfect combining tour if you have already visited Bruges!

Itinerary Itinerary

Departure at 08:30 am from the centre of Brussels, and transfer to the majestic town of Antwerp, where the locals are named "sinjoren", the gentlemen. Enjoy one of the most artistic cities in Europe with an English-speaking guide, and discover why all merchants were attracted by this city. 

You will have 1h30 as free time for lunch after the guided tour so as to explore the city as you please. Our guides will recommend you some of the exclusive shops, where you will find the best Belgium fries, and pop into some of the legendary diamonds workshops.

What are we going to visit in Antwerp?

  • Steenplein: with the skyline and the river on the background, you will enjoy a small introduction to the history of the city.

  • Steen Castle: Steen in Dutch means stone, here you will be explained the history of the building that protects the access to the city from from Scalda river .

  • Grote Markt: In this emblematic square, we will discover the Town Hall, the different guild houses and the legend behind the sculpture of Standbeeld van Brabo.

  • St Borromeo Charles Church: The church is known for its Baroque architecture and for Rubens influence, who contributed to the decorations on the facade.

  • Cathedral of Our Lady: The Cathedral is an impressive treasury, with stunning collection of several art works, including a series of paintings by Rubens.

  • Groenplaats: The square is one of the most prominent places of the city. It is located near the old cathedral and it has become the current “Green Square”.

  • Meir: Here you will find some incredible buildings along with the most important shopping areas in the country of Belgium.

  • The Chocolate Line Meir: It is an historic building, now back in full glory, where you can taste pralines. You will also discover some peculiar stories related to the founder of the shop.

Meeting Point

At Carrefour de l’Europe, under the columns of the main entrance of the station Brussel-Centraal, in front of the Hilton Grand Place hotel.

Look for our guides, with the English flag in a black umbrella. You will also see the logo of Buendia Tours.

Address: Carrefour de l'Europe, 1000 Bruxelles, Bélgica

 

  • Carrefour de l'Europe
    • 1000 Bruselas, Bélgica

Details

  • Availability

    Jul 1 to Sep 15

    • 8:30 h - Monday, Friday and Sunday
  • Duration

    • 9h30 approx
  • Included

    • English guide
    • Round trip
  • Language

    • English
  • Price

    • General: 35 €
    • Between 12 & 26 years old: 32 €
    • Over 65 years old: 29 €
    • Under 12 years old: Free
  • Cancellation Policy

    • Free of charges until 48 hours.
    • 50% charges between 24 and 48 hours.
    • Within 24 hours or No show, no refund will be purchased
  • Covid 19 Travel Health

    The service complies with local regulations and the necessary hygiene measures to avoid infections related to the coronavirus