Brussels City Breaks
The capital of Belgium is a cosmopolitan city with ornate guild houses, elegant boulevards and impressive monuments. With its historic centre, talented chocolatiers and cheerful cafés it’s no wonder that Brussels is such a popular short break choice, check out our great Eurostar deals to Brussels.
Visit Tintin and Snowy at the Belgian Comic Strip centre, where you can enjoy themed exhibitions from the library of more than 25,000 comic books.
Grand' Place This beautiful square is flanked by the ornate Town Hall and Guild Houses; at night it is illuminated by a spectacular light show.
Mannekin Pis Duquesnoy's celebrated statue has been a tourist attraction for centuries.
Palais Royal This imposing palace is now the office of the King of Belgium and houses an interesting museum about the Belgian Royal.
Discover the Art Nouveau buildings sprinkled around the city, and be sure to visit the Horta Museum, the former home of the architect Victor Horta.
Go browsing for antiques in the area around chich Sablon Square.
Learn about the European Parliament with a free audio-guided tour of the debating chamber.
Food & Drink
In recent years, Spain has become one of Europe’s leading gastronomic destinations, and Barcelona’s culinary scene is one of the most exciting. Innovative chefs are developing a new style of cooking, while traditional Catalan restaurants serve time-honoured dishes passed down the generations.
Cured meats are a speciality of the area including chorizo and dried boar and ham, while the city’s seaside location ensures an excellent selection of seafood. Crema Catalana is the star pudding, along with delicious cakes and pastries.
Barcelona is something of a shopper’s paradise. Along the Passeig de Gràcia and its environs, international designers, like Gucci and Chanel, and famous Spanish names such as Camper and Desiguel jostle for position. To find something a little more unusual, browse the antique shops and boutiques of the Gothic Quarter and El Born.
Brussels Grand City Tour
Begin with a short walking tour through the world famous Grand' Place. The tour continues by coach to show you all the main sights of Brussels, including St Micheals cathedral, the remarkable Chinese pavilion and the Royal Palace. The tour concludes after driving past the main institutions of the EU, including the European Parliament.
Departs: daily. Duration:approx 2.5 hours
Adults from £18.