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Ghent: 40-Minute Historical Boat Tour of City Center

Ghent: 40-Minute Historical Boat Tour of City Center

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Relax and enjoy the view of the city from the river. Bask in the fascinating history of Ghent as your professional tour guide shares with you all the history and secrets of the city. See the beautiful buildings of Ghent including the Castle of the Counts.

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Dutch, English, French


  • Enjoy a unique way to discover Ghent from the water side
  • Learn about Ghent's fascinating, long history from a local knowledgeable guide
  • See the beautiful architecture in Ghent and view the impressive walls of the Castle of Counts
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Departing from the picturesque jetty, embark on a relaxing 40-minute cruise of Ghent city center. Learn about the history of this beautiful city from a local, knowledgeable guide. Discover Medieval Ghent and its prestigious and glorious past. See the beautiful house fronts of the Graslei and the old meat-market. Be in awe at the rugged and steep walls of the Castle of Counts. Imagine the lives of the powerful people that once stalked its corridors. Soak in the history from your riverside view point.
  • 40-minute guided boat tour
    Not suitable for
    • People with mobility impairments
    • Wheelchair users

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    Meeting point

    Graslei Jetty - Ghent Watertoerist, near n° 7, the white/green boat house. Not to confuse with bootjes van gent which is on the other side of the water (korenlei).

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    • Boat tours run in open or covered boats depending on the weather conditions
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    Overall rating

    4.2 /5

    based on 209 reviews

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    It was a nice tour. It gave us some beautiful views of the city. We also had done walking tours, so there wasn’t very much more that we learned from the tour. The tour guide explained everything in Dutch, then German, then English. This fascinated and amazed me, but it was also a bit distracting (perhaps because he seemed to have more fun telling the stories in German). Overall it was a nice experience, but do it in addition to a walking tour, not in place of one.

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    May 12, 2022

    This small river trip is pleasant and allows us to discover the riches of the city of Ghent. The explanations are appreciable throughout the cruise and teach us a bit of the history of the city. In addition, when the weather is very hot, sailing on the water makes us feel good.

    June 17, 2021

    We had a great guide. The tour was informative and fun. The tour was held in Flemish and English. The website offered German, this is only available for groups when we asked. Our tour lasted 40 minutes at lunchtime. We had the impression that the tours would be shortened at peak times. We liked it very much.

    September 23, 2020

    Product ID: 169243