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Antwerp: Private Historical Highlights Walking Tour

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Activity provider: Legends Tours & Activities

Antwerp: Private Historical Highlights Walking Tour

Activity provider: Legends Tours & Activities

From US$ 171.33 per group up to 3

Discover all facets of the Diamond Capital on this private walking tour of Antwerp. Join your own personal guide to the city's main sights and get a complete overview of Antwerp’s fascinating history.

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Duration 2 hours
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English, Spanish, Dutch
Wheelchair accessible
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Experience

Highlights
  • Step back in time and walk along medieval guild houses and historic streets
  • Discover all the highlights and hidden gems on an authentic tour of Antwerp
  • Enjoy a perfect mix of history, funny stories, local legends, and insider facts
  • Marvel at the architecture of Carolus Borromeus Church and the cathedral
  • Inspire your artistic side while learning about Rubens' legacy
Full description

Get the most out of your visit to Antwerp with a private guided walking tour through the historical heart of the city. Explore all of Antwerp's highlights while learning about history, legends, and interesting facts. Admire historic churches, characteristic squares, popular museums, and medieval architecture.

After meeting your guide at the Grote Markt, Antwerp’s main square, walk through the city’s historic quarter on a route that includes all the must-visit spots.

You'll explore Grote Markt first, where you can marvel at the medieval guild houses, city hall, and Brabo Fountain. From there, head to Hendrik Conscience Statue, named after the Flemish writer Hendrik Conscience. This site hosts an impressive Baroque church and the old city library.

Visit the world-famous Carolus Borromeus Church with its 17th-century Baroque details before stopping at Handelsbeurs Antwerpen (the Bourse of Antwerp), the world's first Wall Street. Here, you’ll find out how the city came to be an important international trading center in the 16th century.

Rubens House is next on the itinerary: the house is the former home and workshop of the famous Baroque painter Peter Paul Rubens. Learn more about his life story and some secrets behind the artist’s success.

At MoMu, one of the world’s leading fashion museums, you'll get some inspiration for your next fashion shopping trip before heading to the Museum Plantin-Moretus, the first museum to be listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Walk through Vlaeykensgang, a secret medieval alley that’s not easy to find on your own. Your guide will take you back in time and show you the best-preserved remnants of the Middle Ages in Antwerp. This spot is said to be the most photographed place in the city.

Make sure to be camera-ready as you arrive at the Nello & Patrasche Statue, another popular attraction in the city. Finish the tour in front of the Cathedral of Our Lady, where you’ll learn the history and curious facts about its construction.

Includes
  • Private guide
  • Private and customizable tour
  • Booklet with coupons and discounts
  • Tips

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Meet your guide by the statue in the Grote Markt Square of Antwerp. Look for the guide with the red umbrella.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • This tour will take place rain or shine
Customer reviews

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4.7 /5

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Betty, our guide, was great. In a good two hour walk around the city she provided us with a very personal and competent account of Antwerp's history, interesting facts and places. We learned a lot also about the best places for Belgian (no French!) fries and waffles. It has been a great experience. Thank you Betty for this great tour!

March 26, 2022

Great tour. Very informative and entertaining.

July 28, 2022

Compliments to the guide Flip who gave us all the ins and outs about Antwerp in more than detail.

June 20, 2022

Product ID: 388167