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Luxembourg City

Saturday 01 September | 08h00 - 23h15
Luxembourg
, Luxembourg, Luxembourg

Additional Information

Coach pick-up point:
Place Schuman, La Chasse, Metro Delta, Metro Hermann-Debroux
Includes:
trip by 4* coach, bottled water, guided bus and city tour, great group of international people, a lifetime memory
Child ticket available:
Yes, for up to 16 years (€50), First add regular ticket(s) and then select child tickets on cart page.
Comments:
Members please log in before registering, Non-members are welcome to join us, You can book as long as the [Book now] button is still active, even the evening before departure., For more (last-minute) information don't hesitate to mail us at info@expatclub.org or call 0495-345144.
Maria
Borislav
Vanesa
Petra
Kirsi
Ettrick
Annica
Tatiana
Claudine
Susan
Dorte
Pedro
Vyara
Stephen
Roxana
Shovon
Frederique
Edgar

This trip includes:
– trip by 4* luxury coach
– 2 hours guided city tour by bus & foot
– entrance fees Bock casemates
– informal walking tour lower city

With a population of just 103,000 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.

During this day you will enjoy a guided tour by bus and foot, walk through the UNESCO-protected casemates. There will be plenty of time for a nice lunch, shopping, discovering the city on your own, an afternoon drink and a dinner.

The Golden Lady at Place de la Constitution | © S-F – Shutterstock

We leave at 08h00 from Place Schuman, followed by a pick-up stop at La Chasse, Metro Delta and Metro Hermann-Debroux. We travel by comfortable and modern 4-star luxury coach, with on-board toilet, reclining comfort seats with extra leg space, TV/DVD and air conditioning. We leave again around 21h00 to Brussels where we arrive around 23h15.

Place de la Constitution seen from the Adolphe bridge | © Paglo Debat – Shutterstock

Place de la Constitution. Start & end point of the day | © Botond Horvath

The Bank Museum (left) opposite from the Place de La Constitution with the Adolphe bridge | © gevision – Shutterstock

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 countless 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.

The Grand Duchess Charlotte bridge, connecting the Old Town with the modern Kirchberg district | © S-F – Shutterstock

The Kirchberg district with its many European institutions and banks | © Sabino Parente – Shutterstock

The modern new opera building at Kirchberg | © Pocholo Calapre – Shutterstock

Now we explore the old town by foot. We begin our walk with a visit to the magnificent Bock casemates, the underground defence system that runs under the town 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.

Stunning views over Luxembourg | © S-F – Shutterstock

You will cross the ancient Castle Bridge | © bofotolux – Shutterstock

The Bock Casemates are a UNESCO World Heritage Site | © Christian Mueller – Shutterstock

Our local guide will take you through the Bock Casemates | © Adwo – Shutterstock

The Abbey of Neumunster seen from the Bock casemates | © KarSol – Shutterstock

Luxembourg National Supreme Court | © Leonid Andronov – Shutterstock

The Notre-Dame Cathedral | © Jorisvo – Shutterstock

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 key 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 tour it is time for lunch and some free time for shopping and exploring the city oneself.

The national dish Judd mat Gaardebounen, smoked collar of pork with broad beans | © mbrand85 – Shutterstock

The busy Place des Armes is the center of town

The cultural center at the Place des Arms | © bofotolux – Shutterstock

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 nice 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!

Visit the Petrus casemates on your own, they are completely different from the Bock casemates

Expat Club arranged a guided tour in the Ducal Palace of Luxembourg. As of 22 August this tour is not included in the trip anymore (the price is lowered) | © Scirocco340 – Shutterstock

The Palace is beautiful from the outside, but outright impressive from the inside | Natalia Bratslavsky – Shutterstock

In the late afternoon you are invited to join 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 join for 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 23h15. Now you can take Luxembourg off your bucket list!

The lower town has many lovely surprises | © Peter Fuchs – Shutterstock

A last view at the Place Guillaume II | © Mihai Bogdan – Shutterstock

 

 

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