What to do and see in The Ardennes, Wallonia: The Best City Tours

May 21, 2022 Darwin Bolte

A smorgasbord of flavors come from this lofty land in the hilly southeast of Belgium: game, wild boar, venison, smoked ham, the region's famous paté and world-renowned Trappist beers. Primarily located in Belgium, the Ardennes mountains also nudge into France and Luxembourg. Dense forests flank the steep hillsides, and market towns and villages perch on river banks. Spring and summer show this lush area at its best, but cross country skiing opportunities make a good case for winter visits.
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1. The Battle of The Bulge tour

Tour Guide Belgium & The Netherlands
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This is the ultimate experience to remember the sacrifice of the Americans to save the world against the fury of the Nazis. We will see the foxholes, tanks, cemeteries and much more during this unbelievable, unforgettable tour!

Inclusions: All Fees and Taxes

Exclusions: Meals and museums entrances

Reviewed By DrSuz1

With lots of knowledge and energy. He clearly loves what he does and does it well. He has passion and lots of enthusiasm for the history of sites, churches and art. Be prepared for a wonderful tour experience!

2. Brussels walking tour

Grand-Place, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium Bruselas Guías & Tours
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We set aside the Brussels Capital of Europe to focus on the Brussels Capital of Belgium. A city where the cosmopolitan mixes with the vestiges of the Middle Ages and Modernism, so heterogeneous in its history, its art and its culture that many celebrities surrendered to its charm: from Victor Hugo to Karl Marx, going through Baudelaire, Vincent Van Gogh or Pieter Brueghel. The heritage of its streets is so overwhelming that the hours become minutes admiring the splendor of its buildings, statues and art galleries.

Inclusions: Guided tour with English or Spanish speaking guide

Exclusions: Any food & drinks not specified under “Inclusions”, Tips and gratuities

3. Marc's Belgian beer tour in Brussels

Grand Place 21, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium Brussels Walking Tours
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Selection of 8 Belgian beers : each of them different in terms of flavours Visit the most authentic old taverns of Brussels Selection of small food dishes with the beers

Inclusions: Professional beer guide, Sample 8 Belgian Beers, paired with Belgian cheeses, chocolates and other snacks, Visit of the oldest taverns in Brussels and meet the local people, Small group tour , Venture past the unknown part of Brussels : Fishmarket, Old Defense Wall, the hidden river Zenne, Chinatown,Jeanneken Pis., Inside information about where to eat, what to visit, and much more

Exclusions: Gratuities, Hotel pickup and drop off

Reviewed By JammieMY

This tour perfectly shows the most underestimated part of Belgian culture - its cuisine. Not only beer, but the kitchen as general. Mussels, chips and chocolate (for dessert) are the first thing to taste when on Belgian soil.

4. Private Bastogne, Battle of the Bulge tour from Brussels (by car)

Exclusive Private Tours with Joyce Belgium & Beyond
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From your hotel in Brussels we drive to Namur, the head town of Southern Belgium in the Ardennes region. Picture stop at the citadel where you will enjoy a breathtaking view on the Meuse river and green valley. Scenic drive along the river and freeway Bastogne. On the way to Bastogne I shall give you key information on Belgium and more specifically the Ardennes region, the Southern French-speaking part of the country. We'll talk about history, education, economy, politics and more! As we arrive in Bastogne city, we shall see the Sherman tank on the MacAuliffe square, have a light lunch at the "Nuts" tavern and proceed to the "War Museum". Climb the Mardasson monument for a view of the battlefields and last but not least, see, hear and feel a bombing experience in a hiding shelter at the 101st airborne museum before returning to Brussels.

Inclusions: Private transportation, Personal licensed guide

Exclusions: Lunch, Entrance fees

Reviewed By donnak470

My husband and I travel constantly all over the world and ALWAYS hire private guides. I cannot recommend Joyce highly enough. I am extremely particular about everything--from the type of car we travel in, to choosing the best five-star hotels wherever we go, to where we eat each meal. I enjoy working with a guide who knows the region well and can make knowledgeable recommendations; one who will help me plan our itinerary down to the last detail. Joyce has the patience of a saint; she not only planned ONE detailed itinerary, but when a health issue potentially interfered with our plans and we had to make some major adjustments to both dates and places, at the last minute she she ended up planning a SECOND totally different vacation for us (though I strongly recommend you book as early as possible--since she has many repeat customers, as we will no doubt become!). Not only is she extremely reliable and punctual (I don't think there was one email of the innumerable ones I sent her that was not answered within a few hours--even with a six hour time difference to the US from Belgium!), she also has a great personality. You will no doubt find her charming and extremely accommodating. No matter where we went, the locals knew her and adore her. Instead of the usual tourist traps, she took us places we never would have found on our own (including a chocolate store where we bought the best chocolate ever). No matter the request, she did her very best to fulfill it. On our last day, she even arranged to retrieve my fur hat from a restaurant in Ghent where I had accidentally left it (nearly an hour away) and have it delivered to my hotel! Joyce definitely goes "BEYOND" what you hope for in a guide!

5. Luxembourg and Dinant Full-Day Tour from Brussels

Rue du Marché Aux Herbes 82, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium Brussels City Tours
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This tour is one of our bestsellers! Luxemburg is certainly a modern and vibrant city with a rich history and impressive modern and ancient architecture. To our own surprise our guests seem to value very much the little town of Dinant which they proclaim to be very “typical Belgian, surprisingly picturesque and unbelievably interesting”. It is indeed the town of Adolphe Sax, the inventor of the saxophone and the cradle of the Leffe beer.

Inclusions: Professional multilingual guide, Air-conditioned vehicle

Exclusions: Gratuities, Food and drinks, Hotel pickup and drop-off

Reviewed By JammieMY

A couple of lovely towns, full of history, culture, and architecture. If you're fascinated by architecture, then you'll be more than happy with your visit. And the staff of this particular tour makes your trip even more pleasant.

6. Private tour : Luxembourg & Dinant from Brussels Full day

Top Driver

Visit Luxembourg and Dinant with a professional driver and a tour guide. Our tour is customizable. Here you can find a general programme of your visit: Starting of the tour from your location to Luxembourg Enjoy a day trip to Luxembourg on a guided around 11 hour tour from Brussels, and travel through the scenic Belgian Ardennes. Make an optional visit to the picturesque village of Dinant. Then, marvel at sights such as the Palace of the Grand Duke and more. After the visit, the guide and the driver will drop you off at your hotel or elsewhere in Brussels.

Inclusions: Professional Guide , Air-conditioned vehicle, Bottled water, Private transportation, WiFi on board

Exclusions: Entracte fees, Lunch

Reviewed By Lina S

We had a great day! Johans, our tour guide, was personable, attentive and very knowledgeable. We were picked up by the hotel, on a very comfortable and new van. We had time to get a feel for the city and thoroughly enjoyed our day. We highly recommend!

7. The Battle of the Bulge tour+Normandy D-Day Beaches +Option Mont-Saint-Michel

Tour Guide Belgium & The Netherlands

We will enter directly to the legend visiting all the most important sites related with: The Battle of The Bulge (2 day) and The D-Day (3 days). All the monument, the cemeteries, the breathtaking landscapes will be covered with full of details, anectodes and explanations regarding the most important event of the 20th century.

Inclusions: Air-conditioned vehicle

Exclusions: All Fees and Taxes

Reviewed By DrSuz1

With lots of knowledge and energy. He clearly loves what he does and does it well. He has passion and lots of enthusiasm for the history of sites, churches and art. Be prepared for a wonderful tour experience!

8. Private 8-hour Tour to Namur and Dinant from Brussels with Hotel Pick Up

Brussels, Belgium Tour Travel & More Belgium

Dinant is a city in Belgium’s Walloon Region. It’s on the banks of the Meuse River and backed by steep cliffs. Perched on an outcrop above town is the centuries-old fortified Citadel. It's now a museum with sweeping views. Below it is the Gothic Collegiate Church of Our Lady. Nearby, on the site of saxophone inventor Adolphe Sax’s birthplace, Mr. Sax’s House has interactive exhibits on the instrument’s development. Namur is the capital city of the Wallonia region of Belgium. At the confluence of the Meuse and Sambre rivers is the Citadel, a medieval fortress with 7km of underground passages, gardens, views and a golden statue of a giant turtle. In town, the Felicien Rops Museum focuses on the works of this 19th-century, Namur-born erotic artist. The baroque St. Loup Church has marble columns and a richly carved ceiling. Enjoy this 2 wonderful cities with a local official tour guide and a profesional driver at your disposal during the total duration of the tour.

Inclusions: Private vehicle with chauffeur for 8 hours, Private tour, Private official tour guide for 8 hours, Taxes

Exclusions: Entrance fees, Food and drinks

Reviewed By Tasty_Tipper

It was a great day to visit the city since there was not so many people in the city - the architecture in this student city is very gothic and intense. This was a day trip and I hope to visit again some day to take more stunning architecture photos.

9. Private Tour - Luxembourg & Dinant from Brussels

Rue du Marché Aux Herbes 82, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium Brussels City Tours

Exploring Brussels and the Belgian cities of art on your own is fabulous, no doubt about it. But private, customized tours offer ease, efficiency, and insight that you might otherwise miss. Below you find the standard itinerary of our tour. As a guest on a private tour you can ask us to personalize your route in order to hit those city highlights which are of keen interest to you. This tour will really astound you! Luxemburg is certainly a modern and vibrant city with a rich history and impressive modern and ancient architecture. As a bonus, we also visit the little town of Dinant, in Wallonia, which our guests seem to value very much. They describe it as "typical Belgian, surprisingly picturesque and unbelievably interesting". It is indeed the town of Adolphe Sax, the inventor of the saxophone and the cradle of the Leffe beer.

Inclusions: Professional multilingual guide, Air-conditioned vehicle

Exclusions: Food and drinks, Gratuities

Reviewed By JammieMY

A couple of lovely towns, full of history, culture, and architecture. If you're fascinated by architecture, then you'll be more than happy with your visit. And the staff of this particular tour makes your trip even more pleasant.

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