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City Sightseeing Brussels

Address: Central Station, Brussels, Belgium
Phone Number: + 32 (0)2 466 11 11
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Ranked #73 of 99 Activities in Brussels
Type: Bus tours, Sightseeing Tours
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Type: Bus tours, Sightseeing Tours
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English first
12 reviews 12 reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

We arrived in Brussels at 12.30hrs and it took us two hours to actually find a bust stop. When we did find it we discovered that during the month of December and January they stop running the buses at 14:30hrs - very unhelpful!! The following day we met a German couple who had stood for an hour waiting for a... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

I've been on a few big bus tours around the world but the one in Brussels needs a lot of updating. Firstly it was difficult to find out any info about times and pick up points. There's no street staff to help just the bus driver who was relatively helpful in that hr gave us a leaflet and explained that... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Firstly lots of stops were within walking distance of each. Charging 25 euro is kind of daylight robbery and takes advantage of people who are unfamiliar with the city. But if you dont fancy tacking public transport and want to visit the atomium (furthest point on route 1) or EU parliament it a way of getting there and seeing other... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We have done numerous city sightseeing tours before and find it is a really good way to see a city and get your bearings. Not so on the Brussels tour, it was awful mostly just music no live commentary and outdated information on the recorded one. Really disappointing and a total waste of money.

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London, United Kingdom
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116 reviews 116 reviews
81 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

The bus tour is the easiest way to see the city in my eyes. The bus tour was ok weren't the best considering it's rich history. You'll probably learn much more doing a walking tour. But this is best option if you don't want to walk. Good thing the bus stop was right outside my hotel so no complaints there.

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Perth, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

We have used the Hop On Hop Off buses everytime that we have visited a new city to get our bearings and a sense of the city, and we have previously found these buses to be invaluable. But this time we were totally disappointed! The narration was poor and lacking information, for a city that must have so much history,... More 

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new jersey
18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

21 euro each. Visited today nov 29. Tour only runs until 4:00 and agree with other reviews the music was way too long and mostly put me to sleep! Commentary that was live was too quick and not in English. The commentary on the recording was also not in sync. View from the stops way too far for ant pictures... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Like other reviewers we had used these tours before and had good experiences, just goes to show that the formula doesn't always work. The buses are too infrequent, the narration is poor, lacks detail and when it does tell you about things it's not useful. There is an overuse of music whilst the bus is in motion. Even with the... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

I recently took a City Sightseeing tour in Brussels, as a staff member of City Sightseeing Dublin I had some vouchers for the tour. When I presented the City Sightseeing worldwide voucher, the driver refused to except it, he then told me to ask the drive behind and he would wait but he drove off. Apart from that, the tour... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We usually like to take hop on hop off tours and in most occasions we have liked those, but this one was a bit of a disappointment. Routes were long but somewhat indifferent, there really was not much to see. Narration was not that good at all and on most times it was not on time, and the price was... More 

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