Landlocked Luxembourg may be among Europe’s smallest nations, but it packs a big punch with its attractive UNESCO-listed capital, vineyard-covered countryside, and medieval villages. Just a short drive from the Belgian capital, Luxembourg makes for an easy day trip. Here’s what you can expect on Luxembourg day trips from Brussels.
Group tours to Luxembourg from Brussels offer a great-value, hassle-free way to travel between two European countries—Belgium and Luxembourg—in just one day. After a morning departure from Brussels and a trip through the Ardennes into Luxembourg, most group tours head for the capital, Luxembourg City. Once here, things typically kick off with a guided sightseeing tour of the old town to landmarks such as the Palace of the Grand Dukes (Palais Grand-Ducal) and Notre-Dame Cathedral (Cathédrale de Notre-Dame), followed by free time to explore. Some group tours make stops at other Belgian towns, such as Dinant, to break up the return journey.
A good option for families, couples, or groups of friends, private tours to Luxembourg offer a more flexible and personalized experience. Many private tours incorporate guided city tours that can be tailored to fit the group’s interests, as well as including free time for independent exploration. Depending on your personal interests, you might want to make an additional stop, such as in the town of Bastogne, seminal in World War II’s Battle of the Bulge.
Things to Know
- Luxembourg City is around 140 miles (225 kilometers) from Brussels. Driving takes just over two hours, while train journeys between the two cities usually take around three hours.
- Full-day tours from Brussels to Luxembourg normally last about 11 hours.
- Wear comfortable shoes and be prepared to walk during your trip; Luxembourg City’s streets are hilly and cobbled.
- Most day tours include pickup—and sometimes drop-off—from centrally located Brussels hotels as well as free time for lunch.