Saturday 31 August 2019
07h45 to 23h30
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Transportation by 4* luxury coach
With a population of just 100,000 inhabitants, Luxembourg is one of Europe’s smallest capitals. Still, its history is rich and impressive. Nowadays, it houses many important (European) institutions, banks, and international firms. It is, therefore, a leading expat hub on the continent. Being an expat in Brussels simply means you also have to see this lovely little capital, with its many nice buildings, bridges and parks. You just never know what is around the next corner. During this day we will explore the city by bus and foot with two official guides. We drive through the business district, see the Cathedral and government buildings and of course also go into the mysterious casemates underground defence networks that now enjoy UNESCO heritage status. As cherry on top you can optionally join us for a guided afternoon visit in the Ducal Palace.
- Transportation by 4* luxury coach
- 45-minute guided bus tour around the Kirchberg business district
- 1h15 guided city tour by bus
- Entrance fees and guided tour of the Bock casemates
- A great group of international people
- A lifetime expat memory
- Entrance to the Ducal Palace
- Dinner reservation
Coach pick-up points
- Place Schuman (bus stop next to KBC bank on roundabout)
- La Chasse (bus stop on Chaussée d’Auderghem, right before intersection)
- Metro Delta (bus stop on Avenue Beaulieu next to Metro exit)
- Metro Hermann-Debroux (long bus stop “under elevated highway” next to Loxam)
Who can join?
Expat Club is known for welcoming a wide variety of international people. This creates a special, open-minded, safe and friendly environment in which everyone should feel comfortable. You do not even have to be a member, and of course, Belgians are more than invited too. We always welcome many solo travellers, couples, retirees, small groups of friends and on this trip certainly also families.
How to add a child ticket?
Expat Club loves welcoming the youngest expats, especially for this lovely castles trip! Many children joined us in the past. If you want to bring your child(ren) up until 18 years, please first add the regular adult ticket(s) to the cart and then go to the cart page. On the cart page, there is a child ticket available for just €40, which includes an entrance ticket to both castles already. For more child tickets, change the quantity and update the cart.
During this day you will enjoy a guided tour by bus and foot, walk through the UNESCO-protected casemates, and have the option to join an exclusive visit to the opulent Ducal Palace that is only open during a few summer weeks. There will be plenty of time for a nice lunch, shopping, discovering the city on your own, an afternoon drink and dinner.
We start our visit to Luxembourg with a professionally guided tour around town. The city is built on different plateaus that are connected with bridges over beautiful parks, a river, and the lower town neighbourhoods. We visit the European district Kirchberg by bus. Here you find many institutions such as the European Investment Bank and the European Court of Justice, as well as many banks. After this 45-minute bus tour, we come back to the inner city center that is built on a plateau surrounded by steep cliffs.
Now we explore the old town on foot. We begin our walk with a visit to the magnificent Bock casemates, the underground defense system that runs under the city for many miles. As we are with a big group, another guide will join us to show the most beautiful corners and monuments of the picturesque center, such as the Place d’Armes, Constitution Square, Government District, Corniche, Monument of the Millennium, Old Town, Palace of the Grand Dukes, and Place Guillaume II.
Our guides will also take us to the best spots for some stunning views of the fortress walls before we explore the world-famous casemates. The Bock- and Petruss casemates are Luxembourg’s top attraction. The underground galleries are listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and played a crucial role in Luxembourg’s history as a fortress city. Entrance fees for the Bock casemates and the guided tour are included for everyone. After the visit, it is time for lunch and some free time for shopping and exploring the city oneself.
We will have lunch in the town center, after which you have several hours of free time. You can do some late summer shopping, visit one of the many museums, or take a pleasant stroll in the parks around the city. If you would like to see the Petruss casemates, you can do so on your own. They are quite different from the Bock casemates and definitely worth seeing!
In the late afternoon, you will visit the marvelous Ducal Palace. This building has one of the most beautiful facades of the city and a majestic interior. It is only open during the summer months, and Expat Club has arranged an exclusive guided visit of 45 minutes, so only for our group.
After our visit to the Ducal Palace, you are invited to join for an optional stroll through the lower parts of Luxembourg and eventually join us for dinner in a hip new district that used to be an industrial area. During check-out, you can indicate whether you would like to participate in this dinner or not. It will be in a nice affordable restaurant (a former beer brewery). We depart to Brussels around 21h00 and be back by 23h30.
Now you can take Luxembourg off your bucket list!
We will travel with a modern 4* luxury coach with reclinable comfort seats and a lot of leg space. The bus has an onboard toilet, bar, and air-conditioning. We leave at 07h45 from Place Schuman, followed by a pick-up stop at La Chasse, Metro Delta, and Metro Hermann-Debroux. We leave again around 21h00 to Brussels, where we arrive around 23h30.