Private tour: Highlights & History of Antwerp

Private tour: Highlights & History of Antwerp

This private tour is a great way to get the most out of your visit in Antwerp. Within 2 hours you will explore the main sights of the city while taking in history, legends and lots of interesting facts about Antwerp.

Are you wondering why the city is called ‘The Diamond Capital’ or what made our baroque painter Peter Paul Rubens world-famous? Maybe you would like to know how the Port of Antwerp became one of the biggest around the globe?
Then this tour is for you! Our experienced guides are eager to share with you their knowledge and passion to make your stay simply unforgettable.

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Grote Markt, Antwerp 2800 Belgium

Grote Markt square is the heart of Antwerp. It is filled with gorgeous medieval guild houses, the City Hall and the Brabo Fountain in the middle. Here our guide will share the history and legends behind the square and its monuments.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Hendrik Conscience Statue, Antwerp Belgium

Named after the Flemish writer Hendrik Conscience, this atmospheric square truly is an architectural and intellectual treasure. It hosts an impressive baroque church and the old city library.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Carolus Borromeus Church, Hendrik Conscienceplein 12, Antwerp 2000 Belgium

This impressive 17th century Baroque church is world-famous as a Rubens masterpiece. The painter’s contribution to this monument is considerable: from numerous paintings to the interior and decorations on the facade. A visit to this monument is included in this tour during opening hours.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Handelsbeurs Antwerpen, Borzestraat 31, 2000 Antwerpen, Belgium

The Bourse of Antwerp is the world's first Wall Street. Here you will find out more about the Golden Age of Antwerp and how the city came to be an important international trading centre in the 16th century. A visit to this magnificent monument is included in this tour during the opening hours.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Rubens House (Rubenshuis), Wapper 9-11, Antwerp 2000 Belgium

The Rubens House is the former home and workshop of the famous Baroque painter Peter Paul Rubens. Here we share with you his life story and some secrets behind the artist’s success.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: MoMu - Fashion Museum Antwerp, Nationalestraat 28, Antwerp 2000 Belgium

Antwerp is one of the world’s leading fashion capitals. Why is that so and where can you go for some good fashion shopping- You will find out while passing through the designer's quarter.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Museum Plantin-Moretus, Vrijdagmarkt 22, Antwerp 2000 Belgium

This museum is a real hidden gem and was the first museum to be listed as UNESCO World Heritage. It brings the centuries-old history of books and printing to life, which our guides will enthusiastically explain to you on the tour. A visit to the museum’s historical garden is usually included in this tour during opening hours, but due to corona measures it's temporarily closed,

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Vlaeykensgang, Oude Koornmarkt Nr 16, Antwerp 2000 Belgium

We take you through the best kept medieval street of Antwerp! The Vlaeykensgang is a secret alley which is not easy to find on your own. Our guide will take you back in time by bringing you there and showing you the best preserved medieval street of Antwerp. It is said to be the most photographed place in the city.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Nello & Patrasche Statue, Handschoenmarkt In front of the Cathedral of Our Lady, Antwerp 2000 Belgium

There are lot of statues on this tour, but this one is definitely the prettiest! Though most of the local people are not familiar with the story of Nello and Patrasche, it is the reason for many - mostly Asian - tourists to visit Antwerp. Our guides are happy to share its story with you.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Cathedral of Our Lady, Groenplaats 21, Antwerp 2000 Belgium

We end the tour in front of the majestic Cathedral with some history and curious facts about its construction. To finish the tour, our guides will provide you with plenty of recommendations on things to do in Antwerp to help you plan the rest of your stay.

Duration: 15 minutes



Informacion Adicional
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 5 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability"
"Wheelchair accessible"
"Stroller accessible"
"Service animals allowed"
"Near public transportation"
"Transportation is wheelchair accessible"
"Surfaces are wheelchair accessible"
"Most travelers can participate"
"This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund"
"This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate"



Duration: 2 Hours
Start location: Legends Walking Tours of Antwerp, Grote Markt, 2000 Antwerpen, Belgium
Traveler pickup is offered
The tour starts in front of the statue on the Grote Markt square of Antwerp. Please, add a note if you would prefer a hotel pick-up or a different starting point.

Cancellations and refunds: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.

Included

  • Guided Tour

Not Included

  • Entry/Admission - Rubens House (Rubenshuis)
  • Entry/Admission - MoMu - Fashion Museum Antwerp

Facilities


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