Brussels was born in 979 AC on a small island around the river the “Senne”. From there on, Brussels expanded from his swamps, and became a fortified city around the 12th century. Many trades were done at this time, and people came from far to sell their products. In the 14th century the Grand place was a fact, but unfortunately destroyed by French bombardments at the end of the 18th century. Brussels and her trade went on in a big reconstruction of the city, and became Brussels, as we know it today.
Still at this point, Brussels, the capital of Europe, is “the” place to be to explore its magnificent trademarks and crafts. It’s not only the good food, there is more to it….
This tour is about shopping, chocolate and the finest beers, just as the title mentions. Brussels is a great shopping-city. We have the finest couturiers, the best designers gathered from all over the world all in one street.
Brussels, together with Bruges, is also known for the chocolate. The best chocolatier-masters you find in a short walking distance from each other. Chocolatiers as Wittamer, who delivers to the Royal Palace, Pierre Marcolini with branches all over the world, from the West-coast of the States, until the East-coast of Japan and China. Neuhaus, the founder and inventor of the Belgian pralines..Laurent Gerbaud, who makes chocolate without sugar, using the finest cacao-beans of Madagascar. Pierre Ledent with his original gift-packages, made as jewelry boxes.
In this tour we show you some special places, historical places, bars, some must see’s, combined with chocolate tastings in different shops, and here and there we visit authentic bars, to taste Belgians finest liquid “gold”. The Belgian beer is a brand of its own, because they are brewed with a tradition. We take you to the best shopping streets of Brussels, where you find brands like Chanel, Gucci, Hermes, Delvaux, Louis Vuitton etc.
This in combination with tastings of chocolates is an aphrodisiac on its own. It’s a walking-tour throughout the heart of Brussels city center, with sometimes spectacular views over the city.
All this, in one tour, will be an experience you will never forget. So join us on this remarkable tour.