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  • Ghent: 50-Minute Medieval Center Guided Boat Trip

    1. Ghent: 50-Minute Medieval Center Guided Boat Trip

    Take a boat close to the amazing Castle of the Counts to discover the most beautiful places of Ghent. A guide will take you through the fascinating history of medieval Ghent and its historical buildings and architecture on this 50-minute tour. Enjoy the famous three towers of Ghent, various medieval churches and monasteries, the birthplace of Charles V of Spain, majestic guild halls, a breathtaking castle, and much more! Hear the stories behind these magnificent monuments. Your tour is guided in English, Dutch, and French. There are also illustrated translations into German, Spanish, Italian, Russian and Japanese available on board.

    Smooth trip on the canals of Gent, with an excellent guide on board! Very interesting and entertaining! A must do, even as a Belgian tourist.

  • Ghent: Free Sightseeing Walking Tour with Booking Fee

    2. Ghent: Free Sightseeing Walking Tour with Booking Fee

    Book your place on this free and informative walking tour and enjoy 2-hours of city sightseeing with a local guide. To reserve your spot, simply pay a small booking fee, then look forward to your Ghent adventure! The tour’s passionate local guides offer their services for free with the belief that everyone deserves to see very best of Ghent, regardless of travel budgets. Meet your local guide in the heart of Ghent and dive straight into a discovery of the city’s rich-history as well as its reputation for being a popular party destination. As you wander through picturesque streets, listen to your guide share fascinating tales, anecdotes, and legends of Ghent's colorful past. As you explore, allow yourself to be immersed in the secret stories, urban legends, and hidden mysteries of the city that come to life with every step. Highlights of the tour include Saint Bavo’s Cathedral, the Belf...

    Katia was an informed and helpful tour guide who made my tour very enjoyable. Her knowledge is encyclopedic but it's all done in a very chatty way. Not too much walking but just enough to see all the sights. excellent tour.

  • Ghent: Discover Belgium's Beer World with a Young Local

    3. Ghent: Discover Belgium's Beer World with a Young Local

    Meet your guide in the center of Ghent and set off on your beer tasting adventure. Learn more about Belgium’s proud brewing traditions from your passionate guide as you walk to your first stop and discover the secrets behind its wide range of beers. As you make your way to the first bar, stop by your guide's favorite chocolate shop to taste some artisanal sweet treats. Discover how to pair chocolate and beer using different flavor combinations.  Your first stop will be at one of the city’s most popular bars. Here, sample your first beer, swap thoughts on the flavor and notes and soak up the convivial spirit as you chat to your group.  From here, move on to another lively beer haunt, loved by and known only to the locals. You will visit bars that range from trendy and modern to medieval and traditional, so there will be a bar to satisfy every age group. Over the course of the tour, sampl...

    We had a wonderful tour to three different pubs with a very knowledge guide who gave us a great tour of Ghent and Belgium beer. She was very friendly and eager to teach us about beer and the area. I'd highly recommend this tour. We were visiting from Chicago and happy to have such a nice tour guide around the town for the tour.

  • From Brussels: Ghent Full-Day Guided Tour in English

    4. From Brussels: Ghent Full-Day Guided Tour in English

    Meet your English-speaking guide at 8:30 AM in the center of Brussels and relax on the 60-kilometer journey to Ghent. Explore Ghent and learn the history at sights such as the 13th century Castle of Gerald the Devil, and St. Bavo's Cathedral, where you can see The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb by the Van Eyck brothers.  Hear why Ghent's inhabitants are known as noose-bearers as you visit the Belfry of Ghent and the Town Hall. Go to St. Nicholas’ Church and the Masons’ Guild Hall and see the quay side buildings of the Graslei. Visit medieval Gravensteen castle and enter the pretty Patershol neighborhood. Explore Ghent's trading history at the Great Butchers’ Hall, Old Fish Market and Friday Market. Get 4 hours of free time for lunch and to stroll on your own.

    IMPORTANT: Your bus might not have a toilet on board. Keep that in mind before boarding. Great way to see Ghent. The guided tour in the morning is relatively short (compared to the tour for Bruges) so we had plenty of time to explore on our own. Our guide, Vita was very friendly and knowledgeable. The spanish tourguide on our bus, Melissa was great. Since we're bilingual we were able to listen in on the spanish tours and they were quite the characters. Definitely would recommend the spanish tour guides as well.

  • Ghent: Beer and Sightseeing Adventure

    5. Ghent: Beer and Sightseeing Adventure

    Ghent is in the Flemish-speaking part of Belgium. Although it’s a popular tourist destination, it certainly retains its own, authentic, local atmosphere. It’s a city characterised by its local population, who will set the scene for your adventure. Ghent also houses a fascinating collection of ancient architecture. Absorb the city’s fascinating history as you admire and photograph its beautiful buildings and cityscapes. Then relax on the 30-minute canal cruise and enjoy even more new perspectives on the city’s breath-taking sights. The scenic canal route and beer tasting on board will certainly form an unforgettable part of your Ghent experience. In addition to its sights, Ghent will charm you with its astounding beers. This tour is perfect for beer lovers. On this Ghent beer tour you will taste 6 beers, each very different from the others - all served with a complimentary snack. You wi...

  • From Brussels: Private Tour of Bruges, Ghent and Flanders

    6. From Brussels: Private Tour of Bruges, Ghent and Flanders

    From Brussels, enjoy a full-day private tour of Bruges, Ghent and Flanders with a professional driver and a tour guide. Immerse yourself in beautiful architecture and history. This tour is customizable, but a general programme is as follows. Be driven to Bruges, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the famous "Venice of the North". Marvel at the canals and beautiful gothic buildings. Listen to your guide as they explain the history of the most interesting sites in the city center. Discover the Basilica of the Holy Blood of Jesus, the Belfrey tower, and the Minnewater Lake. Gaze at the Church of Our Lady, visit Saint John's Hospital with it's beautiful Memling museum, and/or the Groeninge museum. Relax during free time for lunch, before continuing to Ghent. Gaze at the marvelous altarpiece in its Cathedral. Enjoy the canals and guild houses of the city center, before embarking on an optiona...

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What people are saying about Ghent

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 101 reviews

Have visited Ghent many times but have never done the boat trip. The boat guide gave a good explanation of the history of the city & the buildings. A boat tour always provides a different perspective and angle to take photos. The company was really good to answer questions via email. I booked online as I wasn’t sure how many boats would be running or how full they might be. Thank you.

Smooth trip on the canals of Gent, with an excellent guide on board! Very interesting and entertaining! A must do, even as a Belgian tourist.

Online booking and check in was really smooth, the trip itself very informative and entertaining.

It was such a nice day out, very informative, friendly guide!

Fantastic way to see Ghent and its beautiful buildings!