Offering more beers than there are days of the year and enough museums to send enthusiasts into a trance, it's little wonder that something-for-everyone Brussels is a regular on tourists' short break wish lists. Oozing an exciting, cosmopolitan air, superb examples of Art Nouveau architecture plus Grand Place, arguably one of the most beautiful squares in Europe, Brussels is ideal for visiting on an escorted coach tour.
Embark on a comic strip tour to discover the history behind some of the world's greatest characters at the Belgian Centre of Comic Strip Art, or stroll to the Sablon and Marolles districts for a high concentration of art galleries and shops. Die-hard shoppers can upgrade to the Rue de Namur and Avenue Louise for top clothing and homeware, or further still to Rue de la Toison D'Or, where every boutique exudes 'designer', luxury and style.
Rather inevitably, beer has also inched its way into Belgian cuisine, with beef braised with beer being a traditional dish. Savour this, mussels and chips, waterzooi or stoemp – mashed potato with mixed vegetables – on your tour of Brussels.