Discover the history behind "bandé dessinée", the ninth art, in the Belgian capital with this Brussels Comic Tour. Explore the urban vignettes of the city and wander past famous characters.
Brussels Comic Tour
We'll meet at 10.30 am on the Grand Place to start our three-hour walking tour of the most famous comic strip buildings in Brussels.
The first mural will be on rue de l'Étuve, Tintin, Snowy and Captain Haddock coming down some stairs. Hergé's endearing characters leave the vignettes of his illustrated adventure "The Calculus Affair". It seems that they go down to visit the sculpture of the Manneken Pis, located a few metres away.
Once we've seen the famous child, we'll discover a wall with the characters of Olivier Rameau, the comic book created by the Belgian cartoonist Dany. Shortly afterwards we'll be surprised by some peculiar columns, The Passage, the iconic mural of Schuiten.
Some bandits will interrupt our walk in the rue de la Buanderie, so don't panic! It's the Dalton brothers being chased by Lucky Luke, Morris' most famous comic book character. On this same street, we shouldn't be afraid of some crazy warriors running towards us either. This is Asterix and Obelix trying to escape from a wall.
We'll also visit the murals of famous comic book artists Frank Pé, Victor Sackville and Marc Sleen, among others, and take a brief look at the work of these cartoonists next to the Musée du Comique in Brussels. The tour will end at the Smurf statue, located three minutes from the Grand Place.
During the tour, we'll talk about the Comic Strip Museum in Brussels, but we won't be going there. Those who wish can visit it on their own at the end of the tour. The museum is open daily from 10 am to 6 pm. The entrance fee is € 10 (US$ 11.70) for the general public, € 8 (US$ 9.30) for those over 65 and € 7 (US$ 8.20) for young people between 12 and 25. The entrance fee for children under 12 is € 3.50 (US$ 4.10).
All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protection and safety, to help avoid the spread of Covid-19. Specifically, the provider of this tour will apply the following measures:
- A safe distance of one metre between clients will be maintained whenever possible.
- The use of masks is obligatory. The client must bring their own mask.
- Alcohol gel will be available before, during, and after the service.
- All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear a mask throughout its duration.
- All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear gloves throughout its duration.
- Handing out of printed material such as maps or brochures will be avoided.
- The temperature and wellness of all those taking part in the service will be monitored daily, excluding and maintaining in quarantine any who display fever or symptoms.
- The transport used will be disinfected before and after each service and deep-cleaned every 24 hours.
- Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.
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Tour in English
Children between 12 and 16 years oldUS$ 11.70
Children under 12 years oldFree
The tour is exclusively in English.
English speaking guide.
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
You can book up until the previous day (12:00 am) if there are still places available.
We will send you a voucher that you can show on your phone to take part in the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
Grand Place, Brussels