Monday, 31 July 2017

Luxembourg City Promenade Tour | Luxembourg Day 1

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With just two days to explore Luxembourg, we kicked off our adventures with an introductory tour of Luxembourg City with their Promenade Tour. Kicking off at William Square in the city centre, we toured for two hours, taking in the sights of this incredibly historic and picturesque city.





Despite being one of the smallest countries in Europe, we were surprised to learn that it is one of the most diverse in terms of people living and working there. There are over 150 different nationalities, yet the population is only 600,000 and the capital's population is around 100,000.

Compare this to London which has a ginormous population of 8.8 million, and we can really appreciate the radically different nature and lifestyle that Luxembourg provides to both it's inhabitants and tourists.



Our extremely knowledgeable guide, Alma, took us through the main squares of the city, some of which looked considerably more touristy than others. But mostly, the streets were calm and the atmosphere appeared sophisticated and relaxed. From the square we went through The Palace of Grand Dukes, Chamber of Deputies, Place d'Armes, Petrusse Casemates, and perhaps more importantly, eyed up dessert for afterwards at The Chocolate House!



We plan to go back and explore a couple of the sites we saw at a more leisurely pace tomorrow. We were particularly intrigued by Bock Casemates which is an underground network of tunnels and galleries, which were built as protection and shelter during the wars. Unfortunately we didn't have time to go in, but now open as an attraction, we can't wait to go and explore more!



So much information and knowledge was shared in just two hours and we wish we could give it all to you again here, but that would be unfair, so if you do find yourself in Luxembourg, give this tour a go! A massive thank you to Alma and all at the Promenade Tour for having us!



Disclaimer: we were given complimentary passes/tour to the asterisks (*) in exchange for a mention in this blog post and coverage on social media. However as always, all pictures and views are our own.


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  1. wow I've honestly never even heard of this place before but it's stunning. x
    http://www.lifeascaitlin.co.uk/

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    1. It's such a small country; so I'm not surprised!

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  2. I've never been, but would love to go one day. Since you're visiting all these places in Europe, you should go to Riga, it's quite nice <3

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    1. Thanks for the recommendation, we'll look into it!

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  3. I love Europe City breaks but I've never thought to visit Luxembourg, looks lovely and will definitely consider it in the future!

    Kerry x

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    1. It's very small with limited things to do, but it was a nice calm city break!

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  4. I've never been to Luxembourg but it looks and sounds truly amazing! I'm glad you had a lovely time exploring 😊 Xx

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    1. It was very pretty! A good place to walk!

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  5. ooo this looks beautiful! I have never been here before! you look like you had such a lovely time!

    Sophia xo // sophiaaaxo.com

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    1. It was one of the calmest places we've visited!

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  6. I've never been before and so it's nice you've captured a city not many people discuss or share. The place looks amazing and you've also captured some incredible shots! Wonderful introduction too!

    Faye x
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    1. Exactly! It was a small city but we're very glad we went!

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  7. I'd not heard of this place before but I love the look of the buildings! xo

    Hanney | www.blogabouthanney.com

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    1. Very pretty to look at!

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  8. I love the architecture - looks really good here!

    hayley // hayleyxmartin.com

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    1. It's got good history in such a small place!

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  9. Looks like a lovely place to visit, great pictures too!

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    1. Thank you! Glad you like them!

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  10. This place looks amazing and so cultured. Would love to visit one day

    Heather xox
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    1. So much culture indeed in such a small city!

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  11. Luxembourg looks absolutely stunning, I love the look of the architecture x

    Kayleigh Zara 🌿www.kayleighzaraa.com

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    1. It has so much to offer culture wise! So pretty!

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  12. European city's are so beautiful! You have really captured the beauty here!

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    1. That's so lovely, thank you!

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