Programme for accompanying persons

This is not a realist itinerary

In an attempt to better understand Belgian surrealism, we will explore the places that the Belgian surrealists frequented, painted, lived in... We will also tell you why our capital is considered surreal!
 
  • Wednesday 28/09: 12.30 to 17.30 pm
  • Thursday 29/09: 9.00 am to 13.00 pm
  • Friday 30/09: 12.30 to 17.30 pm
 
A walk along our galleries
In the best tradition of the 19th century covered walkways, the Ravenstein Gallery is located in the heart of the north-south junction, acting as a connection between the upper part of the city and downtown. A few steps away, the Galerie Bortier was built in relation with the project of the Madeleine covered market, planned to relieve the overcrowded city centre.
You will have plenty of time to walk from one arcade to another, and analyse their respective architectural pattern.
 
  • Wednesday 28/09 - 12.30 to 17.30
  • Friday 30/09 - 9.00 to 13.00
A groumet walk around Brussels

Waffles, chocolate, bier, the Brussels sprouts, the famous stoemp, the Dandoy biscuits…
Visitors have always associated Brussels with the art of fine eating, for which it is world-wide renowned. Come and discover Brussels gastronomy and share a moment of pleasure.

  • Wednesday 28/09 - 13.30 to 17.30 pm
  • Friday 30/09 - 9.00  am to 13.00 pm
 
Best of Brussels : hop on for a tatse of Brussels

Embark on an entertaining coach and pedestrian city tour, in and around Brussels, take an insight into the highlights of Europe’s capital city: from the Cinquantenaire’s arcades to Magritte’s surrealism, from Art Nouveau’s curved lines to the famous cartoon’s speech bubbles, from the Royal Park’s pathways to the Atomium’s panorama.

  • Wednesday 28/09 - 13.30 to 17.30 pm
  • Thursday 29/09 - 13.30 to 17.30 pm
  • Friday 30/09 - 13.30 to 17.30 pm
Tintin and Brussels
Discover Brussels with the assistance of our intrepid reporter and his trusty companion, Snowy, as you walk from bubble to bubble. Listen to the voice of La Castafiore in front of the Théâtre des Galeries, see the port of Brussels with Captain Haddock, commemorate the legendary meeting between Tchang and Hergé, and spice up your visit with the fabulous ideas of Professor Calculus and the collaboration of those two famous detectives, Thompson and Thomson... Relive Tintin’s adventures on this trail.
 
  • Wednesday 28/09 - 14.00 to 18.00 pm
  • Friday 30/09 - 14.00 to 18.00 pm

 
The Sablon antiques dealers and the bargain hinter of the Marolles

So close and yet so different, the Sablon and the Marolles neighbourhoods are a real gold mine for art lovers, for collectors or for bargain hunters. The infectious joie de vivre is also typical of these neighbourhoods. You will end your visit with a pleasant lunch in the area.

  • Thursday 29/09 - 9.00 to 13.00
  • Friday 30/09 - 9.00 to 13.00
Green trail : a walk around Brussels's central park
Brussels’s main park is actually a former hunting estate, which is surrounded by the Royal Palace, rue Ducale, the Palace of the Nation, present Parliament and rue Royale. This park is full of treasures if you care to find them. A wonderful place for music lovers, with concerts regularly scheduled, a marvel for children with its shows and its fountains...
Time to join us and explore the assets of our “Royal” Park.
 
  • Thursday 29/09 - 9.00 am to 13.00 pm
The chocolate route
A 400-year chocolate tradition: From the Aztecs to modern times! Take a gourmet trip exploring the history, the expertise and the manufacturing techniques as well as the benefits of this noble delicacy, which is such an important part of Belgium's food heritage…
 
  • Thursday 29/09 - 13.30 to 17.30 pm
  • Friday 30/09 - 13.30 to 17.30 pm
A tramway tour of the best of Brussels
Fancy an original way of exploring Europe’s capital? Hop on a tram and follow the track along the city’s most interesting spots. From the Cinquantenaire’s arcades to Magritte’s surrealism, from Art Nouveau’s curved lines to the famous cartoon’s speech bubbles, you’re in for the countless surprises of Brussels’ life.
  • Thursday 29/09 - 13.30 to 17.30 pm

 
Trendy Sablon & Dansaert areas

The Sablon and Dansaert areas are the most trendy and dynamic hangouts in Brussels, favoured by fashion victims as well as art lovers. Feel the creativity of the designer’s shops, concept stores and art galleries, look for top tips, indulge in praline tasting at Marcolini’s flagship and end up savouring a “half en half” in the Cirio, a well-known pub within a stone’s throw from the Stock Exchange.

  • Thursday 29/09 - 14.00 to 18.00 pm
 
                            
Ghent : a precious discovery
“A tremendous and beautiful city”: this is how the celebrated German artist, Albrecht Dürer, described the city of Ghent on his 1551 stay. In the Renaissance, Ghent was the second most powerful town in Europe, next to Paris. A major wool-producing center, Ghent overcame the cloth crisis of the 14th century. In the late 15th century, it was turned into a huge grain warehouse and a busy water shipping centre.
  • Thursday 29/09 - 9.00 am to 17.30 pm

 
A trip to Liege and its best kept secrets
What are Liège’s most fascinating assets: its long-lasting history as a diocesan town, its intellectual and spiritual prestige, its University’s academic background or its strategic position at the crossroads of Europe? Let’s explore the city’s most interesting spots and best kept secrets such as the picturesque dead end streets.
  • Thursday 29/09 - 9.00 am to 17.30 pm
 
Antwerp : a city for all seasons
Whether you are fascinated by Rubens famous altarpieces and their striking colouring, or you wish to hear about the story of a blacksmith turning to painting for the love of a lovely young lady, whether you wish to be a gourmet or a fashion addict, and last but not least, if you are dreaming to discover all about the glorious diamond-cutting business, or the secret places of the city centre, just spend a day in Antwerp! We invite you to an exclusive trip into history.
  • Friday 30/09 - 9.00 am to 17.30 pm