Ghent
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Our most recommended Ghent Private Experiences

  • Ghent: Private 2-Hour Walking Tour

    1. Ghent: Private 2-Hour Walking Tour

    Benefit from pick-up at your hotel or other location on agreement. Then, walk along the pretty Graslei and Korenlei to admire the gables of the guild houses. Get panoramic views of St. Nicolas' Church and medieval St. Bavo's Abbey, where you can see the "Adoration of the Mystic Lamb" by the Van Eyck brothers (own expense). Continue towards the Vrijdagsmarkt and admire the façade of the Town Hall. Encounter the 15th-century cannon of the Dulle Griet (“Evil Woman”), and then cross the Lys to enter the inner courtyard of the House of Alijn. Continue to Gravensteen Castle to take a look at the "Castle of the Counts" and end with a visit to the Old Fish Market.  

    Mrs. Hildegarde was our guide. It was very informative, enjoyable tour from a real local. Thank you again, my mother and I enjoyed a lot. Me and my mother have had the luxury of a "private" tour. It's very recommendable instead of joining a group.

  • Ghent: Customized Tour with a Local Guide

    2. Ghent: Customized Tour with a Local Guide

    Explore Ghent with a friendly local who is passionate about the city and eager to share all the information that will help you make the most of your trip. Get to know Ghent through the eyes of a local guide on a 2 to 6-hour private tour. Meet your guide at your accommodation and head out on the tour to get familiar with the neighborhood. Learn about the best places to eat and buy groceries, the easiest ways to get around and the top things to see and do. By the end of the tour, you'll feel comfortable navigating the city and confident that you have all the information you need to make the most of your stay.

    Ghent is a beautiful city, and Joeri, our guide, did a fantastic job showing off the city that he loves. He made great suggestions since we didn't have anything particular in mind, and went at just the right pace for our 3 hour tour. His English is perfect, and he was very thoughtful, making sure we had a great time and really enjoyed our visit. I recommend this way to do a tour, and also recommend Joeri. Thank you for a very memorable day in Ghent. We only wish we had more time!!

  • Ghent: Private Walking Tour

    3. Ghent: Private Walking Tour

    Ghent is located about 50 kilometers from Brussels and is considered a historical jewel of Belgium.  The city is the birthplace of Charles V, Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire and heir to the house of Habsburg. Ghent played an important role during the industrial revolution in continental Europe. Here, the first labor movement was established in 1859. Today, the city has maintained its medieval center, and several of its Gothic buildings are listed as a World Heritage Sites by UNESCO. Among the places you may visit are Saint Bavo’s Cathedral (visit to the altarpiece, The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb by the Van Eyck bothers), the market square, the Belfort tower and the covered market, the city hall, the churches of St. Nicholas, St. James, and St. Michel, the Graslei, Gravensteen, Patershol and the medieval butchery.

  • Ghent: Walking Tour from Friday Market to the Cathedral

    4. Ghent: Walking Tour from Friday Market to the Cathedral

    During the bus tour, you will see the Millionaires' Quarter, St. Peter's station, the nearby avenues with Art Nouveau and Art Déco exteriors, St. Peter's square with St. Peter's church and Vooruit, the building of the socialist trade union. Ghent is historical and contemporary at the same time and is crossed by a number of canals and by two rivers, Scheldt and Leie. In preparation for a universal exhibition which was organised in 1913, Ghent renovated many squares and buildings, for example, the 1000 year old Count's Castle. During the walk in the old town center, you will discover the beauty and the stories of the picturesque streets and canals. Start at the Woodrow Wilson square and discover historical Ghent including the fortress Gerard de Duivelsteen and St. Bavo's cathedral with "the Mystic Lamb" by Jan Van Eyck. You will see the Belfry, the Town Hall, the Friday market, the Pater...

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

    5. 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...

  • Private Tour: Ghent and Bruges From Brussels Full Day

    6. Private Tour: Ghent and Bruges From Brussels Full Day

    Start the tour from your location in Brussels then head to Bruges, the famous so-called Venice of the North and a Unesco World Heritage site. Discover its canals and beautiful gothic buildings as your guide explains all about the most interesting places in the city center - such as the Belfrey tower. After lunch, continue on to Ghent. You will be able to see a marvellous altarpiece in the city's cathedral. Wander along the canals and see the Castle of the Counts of Flanders before you are returned back to Brussels.

  • Ghent: Romantic Guided Walking Tour

    7. Ghent: Romantic Guided Walking Tour

    Join an exclusive romantic guided tour in the heart of Ghent. Visit the most romantic must-see places in the city with a professional local guide, perfect for any date. Discover the story of Saint Bavo, learn about Saint Nicholas' Church, and feel the charming atmosphere of the city. Walk through the center, known for medieval architecture such as 12th-century Gravensteen castle. Explore the best places to have a date in the city and be surprised by how many historical love stories are hidden in the streets, buildings, and parks of the city. Head to Het Galgenhuisje, one of the smallest cafés in Ghent, which was originally a fish stall and became an inn in the 18th century. Soak up the activity and atmosphere in this small, cozy cottage café.

  • Ghent: 2-Hour Private Walking Tour

    8. Ghent: 2-Hour Private Walking Tour

    Meet your local guide by Gravensteen Castle and set off to explore the city on this private walking tour. See Het Galgenhuisje, a small old building in the city center where convicted criminals awaited punishment. Stroll down Werrengarestraat and take pictures in front of colorful graffiti art. Hear the stories behind every street corner and building and see what it's like to call this city home with your local tour guide.

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What people are saying about Ghent

Overall rating

4.0 / 5

based on 30 reviews

Very enriching guided tour with Philippe, a veritable well of science in all fields: history, architecture, etc. A professional who has prepared his subject well in every detail. We toured important sites. He also gave us addresses of restaurants with specialties and advice for other visits including the altarpiece of the mystical lamb.

Mrs. Hildegarde was our guide. It was very informative, enjoyable tour from a real local. Thank you again, my mother and I enjoyed a lot. Me and my mother have had the luxury of a "private" tour. It's very recommendable instead of joining a group.

Exceptional experience

We enjoyed our tour with María. She prepared the tour very well and gave us a lot of information in an easy way. The time passed very fast. We are really happy to have had the tour with her and we strongly recommend her.

everything was perfect: punctual guides - listening to customers very good feedback I keep in touch for other groups in 2020 good end of year celebrations DLEROUX

We had a great city tour with Jo! Great tips! Already in the recommended restaurant today. Thanks again,