Explore the windswept beaches, flat green meadows and reed-lined streams and canals along Belgium’s coast. Your local guide will lead you along a series of paved bike paths through the countryside, seaside resort towns and small, authentic villages.
Things to do in Belgium
Our carefully chosen experiences capture the essence of Belgium and cover a wide range of interests — you can explore battlefields from both World Wars, enjoy a guided sampling of the country’s renowned beers or pedal along the coastal flats of Zwin Nature Park to drink in the peaceful quiet. Tour the Diamond District, a clearinghouse for most of the world’s diamonds, and learn the art and science of gem cutting, or simply cruise along Ghent’s canals, sipping Champagne as you enjoy the cityscape.
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Ideas for experiencing Belgium
Experiences you have as you travel often hold the longest memories. As part of their research trips, our specialists seek out authentic ways to get to know Belgium, and the best local guides. These activities reflect some of their best-loved experiences.
Explore Antwerp’s legendary Diamond Quarter, a stopover for 86% of the world’s legal raw diamonds, on this three-hour walking tour. Your guide will take you to a workshop where you can watch the gemstones be cut, shaped and polished.
On this private day-long trip, you’ll visit sites that were important in the last German offensive of World War II — the Battle of the Bulge. You’ll also get a chance to see some of the finest museums and memorials to the fallen.
Get to know Antwerp’s history and try some of its best cuisine on this guided walking tour. You’ll see the city’s oldest building and busiest square, and get to try frites, artisanal chocolates, waffles and beer.
See one of Belgium’s most singular cultural traditions. At Oostduinkerke, you can watch fishermen farm shrimp atop sturdy Brabant draft horses. You’ll then get to try the shrimp during a beachfront cookout.
Spend a few hours with a guide exploring Bruges’ historical highlights, where you’ll see artwork by Michelangelo, Gothic cathedrals and a towering belfry. Then, spend an hour cruising the postcard-worthy canals and see step-gabled houses and stone bridges.
Combine history with beer on this five-hour guided walking tour of Brussels. As you make your way to the city’s most renowned landmarks, you’ll get to stop along the way at well-known breweries and off-the-radar taverns.
See a world-renowned altarpiece, a bird’s-eye view of the city, a medieval castle and lively market squares on a walking tour of Ghent. Then explore the city’s waterways on a boat tour of the canals, where you’ll be served local delicacies and Belgian beer.
See the fields where soldiers fought on the front lines during World War I on this full-day trip around Flanders with a private guide and driver. You’ll see a preserved trench, burial grounds, museums and memorials.