Brussels to Antwerp Private Full-Day Trip Including Vleeshuis

Private & Custom Tours in Brussels
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Tour description

Explore Antwerp, home of diamonds, baroque art and beautiful architecture, on a guided day trip from Brussels. Led by a private guide, the experience includes a walking tour past sights like the historic Vleeshuis — a guildhall building. Visit the Cathedral of Our Lady to see works by Pieter Paul Rubens, the city’s painting maestro. Cast your gaze over the city from the cultural MAS (Museum aan de Stroom), and finish with a tour of DiamondLand to see Antwerp’s legendary diamond cutters at work. Entrance fees are not included.

Start your day trip with a hotel pickup from your Brussels hotel, and travel north to the city of Antwerp — Belgium’s second largest city. Home to the country’s largest port, Antwerp boasts maritime heritage as well as artistic history and, luckily for you, this private tour covers it all.When you arrive, begin with a walking tour past the Vleeshuis, also known as the Butcher’s Hall. Work your way past the age-old houses of the city center, and pose for photos in front of the Cathedral of Our Lady — the city’s Gothic head-turner.With your private guide to explain the cathedral’s architecture, you’ll head inside to scout out its internal treasures. Pay your entrance fee, and check out some of Ruben’s masterpieces including the triptych panel paintings of Descent from the Cross and Resurrection of Christ. Later, leave the cathedral to take a look at the so-called ‘master’s monument’ in downtown Antwerp.Travel across town to the MAS and take in the views of the city from the building’s 9th floor. From there, carry onward to DiamondLand for a tour of the famous factory in the heart of the city’s diamond dealing quarter. Travel back to Brussels via one last stop at Antwerp Central Station to see its fine art nouveau architecture, and then finish with a drop-off at your hotel.

What's included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Private guide
  • Entry/Admission - Cathedral of Our Lady
  • Entry/Admission - Museum Vleeshuis
  • Entry/Admission - Diamondland
  • Entry/Admission - MAS - Museum aan de Stroom

What's not included

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities