Free tour

Free Tour of the Christmas Markets in Brussels

Duration: 3h
Guru: Bravo
Quality Verified Registered on August 03, 2018

Bravo Discovery offers you a quality tour guide service anywhere in Belgium. We work in conjunction with the Brussels tourism office. We practice responsible tourism while respecting the local economy. Our employees are professional guides and we have a team of freelance guides trained in the “Haute Écoles” of Brussels. ​ We work in partnership with local businesses and can call on a range of quality service providers to suit your needs. ​ We specialize in providing tailor-made tours, based on the interests of our clients and mindful of the need to balance culture and relaxation. ​ Our strengths: experience, local guides, enthusiastic and charismatic staff. Our values: responsible tourism, professionalism, respect of the historical and cultural heritage, protection of the environment, sustainable competitiveness.

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    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

We will meet at the Grand-Place, with our guide, to introduce ourselves to the fabulous world of Christmas, because in December the city of Brussels has a unique atmosphere that immerses us in the world of Christmas.

On our tour, we will know where the tradition of the nativity comes from, the mangers, the wise men and why the Christmas tree must be a pine tree. What is the relationship that pine trees have with Christmas?

We will also discover the legend of Saint Nikolas and his relationship with Coca-Cola. Keep in mind that it is in Brussels, where the largest Christmas market in Belgium takes place, they; Belgians call it “les Plaisirs d'hiver”. This great festival begins at the end of November and lasts the entire month of December until the beginning of January. The city is decorated with lights and Christmas "chalets" in places full of stories and legends. The people of Brussels usually come with friends or family to taste the typical seasonal products or simply to find the much sought after gifts for Saint Nicholas, Christmas or for the arrival of the Three Wise Men. After attending the spectacular light and sound show, we will go to see the Church of Saint Nicholas and discover the passion of Belgians for this famous saint.

We will continue to the emblematic square of San Caterina, to learn about the typical Christmas gastronomy that Belgians consume, such as: cougnou, the Stoemp aux chicons & lardons dish, Les peket and Tartiflette..., And why not? we stop for a mulled wine with our local guide?

We will also see approximately more than 250 chalets that are spread throughout the capital, creating a very typical northern European festive atmosphere. Our tour ends at the Place de la Monnaie (patinoire) where Napoleon built himself a theater to entertain himself in Brussels. Here you can enjoy the impressive ice skating rink that is set up every year during the Christmas holidays.

Please, before showing up for the visit, Free Tour of the Christmas Market and the Winter Delights of Brussels, you must make your bracelet or your bracelet.

Where to get the bracelets or bracelets to enter the Christmas market in Brussels?

Tourists and visitors will have to obtain a new bracelet or bracelet every day by going through one of the collection points. At the entrance of tourist information in the Grand-Place , there is an information point and for obtaining the bracelet or bracelet "This bracelet or bracelet can be obtained in a dozen points along the route after checking the QR code that indicates that the Ticket Covid insurance is valid, accompanied by an identity document". In addition to the bracelet or bracelet, the use of a mask will be mandatory for everyone over 10 years of age throughout the route of the Christmas Market and the Winter Pleasures of Brussels and in the streets that connect the different places of the event.

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  • Meeting point:
    Grote Markt, 1000 Brussel, Belgium
    Grote Markt, 1000 Brussel, Belgium
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    The Grand-Place in Brussels, in front of the City Hall, the guide carries a white umbrella.

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

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Lorena 08 Dec 2021

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Claries fue toda una profesional! Lo que es una vergüenza es la gente de éste grupo que desaparecía después de dos horas de tour, sin decir ni gracias. De unas 20 o 30 personas que éramos nos quedamos en un grupo de diez hasta el final, lamentable el comportamiento!
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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 5 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
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