From London To Brussels Day Trip by Eurostar with Hop on Hop Off Bus

Arrive at London St Pancras Station where you will meet your tour representative, who will check you in and give you a welcome pack. Travel by high speed Eurostar to the city of Brussels, Belgium’s capital.

Step aboard your open top bus and see the sights in comfort with 13 stops located at many landmarks. The day is yours to spend as much time as you wish at locations with your unlimited Hop on Hop Off Bus pass.

See architectural monuments, relax in the atmospheric restaurants, do a spot of souvenir shopping at the markets and arcades then sample some of Belgium’s finest beer and chocolate

from £179.00

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Tour Highlights

  • Return Eurostar Tickets from London to Brussels
  • Reserved Seats on the Eurostar
  • Includes a Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Bus Tour
  • Free Time for Shopping and Sightseeing
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Tour Schedule

Journey to Brussels

Make your way to St. Pancras International Station where our representative will meet you at chop’d coffee shop, opposite the Eurostar concourse, at 5.45am where you’ll receive an informative welcome pack. Eurostar Check in closes 30 minutes before the train departure time. After boarding this world-famous train, sit back and relax as the journey to Brussels takes 2 hours 17 minutes.

Discover Brussels on Open Top Bus Tour

After arriving in Brussels, the heart of Europe, take an open top bus tour and get acquainted with Belgium’s capital city! The bus route includes 13 hop-on hop-off stops conveniently located around Brussels, allowing you to travel to landmarks, attractions and points of interest at your own pace. Perfect for independent travellers!

Brussels is home to the European Union with the European Parliament, Manneken Pis, Cinquantenaire Arch, Art Nouveau and Victor Horta, the Grand-Place and the Atomium all sights to see. The city is stuffed with architectural monuments ranging in origin from the Renaissance to the 21st century! Brussels is certainly a city full of surprises, so unearth the city for yourself with a flexible open top bus tour.

Shopping in Brussels

You will also have the opportunity to do some shopping. As well as the famous purchases of chocolates, beer and lace, Brussels also offers unique gifts and special souvenirs. There are hundreds of markets operating throughout the week in small squares all over the city or you can visit the shopping arcades for more serious retail therapy.

Return Journey to London

After a thrilling day in Brussels please make your way to Brussels-Midi/Zuid Station where your train will depart at 19:52, arriving back in London at 21:03.

Important Information

  • Please check the schedule to see the time table of the Open Top Bus before you travel.
  • Christmas Markets are open from 25th November to 1st Jan at Market Square and on Simon Stevinplein (Ice Rink).

Airport to city transfer

  • Bussels airport is only 12 km from Brussels city centre and you can get in between them by train, bus, taxi and personal car.
  • We provide info on all of these transfer types.

Brussels accommodation

  • We provide information about availability and prices of all kinds of Brussels accommodation types.
  • Hotels, hostels, apartments, near-airport or luxury accommodation.

Brussels attractions

  • Sightseeing Brussels is best during the day so in the evening you can enjoy creative and atmospheric restaurants and bars.
  • Brussels is safe and people are cultured so walking around is a pleasure.
  • Still, best way to see Brussels attractions is the well-known
  • Hop-on Hop-off Bus.

Tour Inclusions

  • Return Eurostar tickets to Brussels from London.
  • Reserved seats on the Eurostar.
  • Hop-on hop-off open top bus tour.

Departure Information

  • April to March : Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
  • Meeting Point: Chop’d coffee shop, opposite the Eurostar concourse at St Pancras International Station at 5:45am.

Outbound Journey

  • Tuesday and Thursday – Train will depart from St Pancras Int. at 6:50am (check-in time 5:45am at Chop’d coffee shop, opposite the Eurostar concourse – St Pancras International) and arrive Brussels-Midi/Zuid at 10:07am.
  • Saturday – Train will depart from St Pancras Int. at 6:57am (check-in time 5:45am at Chop’d coffee shop, opposite the Eurostar concourse – St Pancras International) and arrive Brussels-Midi/Zuid at 10:05am.

Return Journey

  • Train will depart from Brussels-Midi/Zuid at 7:52pm and arrive into St Pancras International Station London at 9:03pm.

Open Top Bus time table

Monday to Friday:

  • April mid July: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Mid July to End of August: 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • September to October: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • November: 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • December to March: 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.


  • April to October: 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • November to March: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


  • April to Mid July: 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Mid July to End of August: 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • September to October: 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • November to March: 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.



Will the tour pick-up from my hotel?

Not unless you are staying at a hotel that is a designated pick-up (you will see options for these before you pay).  This is because of Government actions to help prevent pollution, no tour operators have been allowed to make individual hotel pick-ups since 1st April 2017.

Are there toilets on the coaches?

Some coaches have toilets, some do not, but on all tours there are regular comfort stops of no longer than 2 hours apart, plus all places visited have toilets on site.

Will we have time for a full lunch stop whilst on tour?

Unless you book a tour that includes a specific lunch stop then no.  Most tours are targeted at seeing as much as possible in one day and do not have time for a full stop.  There are options to buy food and snacks at all sites visited, but these can be expensive and most people prefer to bring food and drink with them.  Supermarkets, e.g. Tesco Express offer excellent and great value, pre-prepared food that is ideal for this.  Here is a store finder link.

Will the tour return to for example London at the time stated or can it be late?

Most tours return at the expected time, but this is always subject to traffic and it is possible there could be a delay and so it is always wise to allow plenty of spare time if you are planning on booking theatre shows, trains or flights etc. after your tour.

What clothes should I wear?

It is always wise to check the weather forecast before setting out.  It is good to plan in case of rain, with perhaps a shower coat and umbrella.  There will likely be quite a bit of walking on tours and comfy shoes are a must and if any of the tour is on grass e.g. Stonehenge Inner Circle tours then waterproof shoes are sensible.  It is often colder out of London than in London particularly if windy and a jumper or fleece in summer are wise and a warm coat in winter.

If visiting London how much time will it take to see all the main sites, will we have time for more than one out of London tour if we only have a week? How long in advance should I book tours?

It is a common mistake that people think it may take six days to see London and only allow a day for out of London tours.  However there is so much to see out of London that four days to go out of London will be an amazing experience to see maybe all these locations, Dover, Canterbury, Leeds Castle, Hampton Court, Windsor, Winchester, Glastonbury, Stonehenge, Avebury, Bath, Stratford, Oxford and Warwick.

There are excellent day tours of London that see all of the main attractions in one day and then perhaps allow a further two days to see the Making of Harry Potter Warner Bros. Tour and other London attractions not included on the main tours and do not forget to book your show/theatre tickets well in advance too.

These are all very popular tours, most sell out well in advance and it is wise to book your tours, theatre and attractions several months in advance and you will find good planning in advance will optimise your holiday.

Is it better value to tour sites of London and out of London sites on our own, perhaps hiring a car?

No, fixed tours of both London and out of London are much better value than visiting sites individually and you will find going individually entrance costs alone will add up to more than the fixed tours, even before you factor in travel costs.

Do tours pick-up from any of the London airports?

Sorry no tours depart or return from any UK airports.  There are however excellent rapid express trains for example the Heathrow Express.

Can you help me find a discounted best value hotel? Plus theatre/shows and other attractions?

Yes we certainly can and here are some useful links.

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