Ghent
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  • Ghent: Medieval Center Guided Boat Tour

    1. Ghent: Medieval Center Guided Boat Tour

    See the highlights and hidden pearls Ghent has to offer on a river cruise. Learn about the city's history from your local guide. Start in the beautiful medieval harbor of Ghent. Board the boat and meet your tour guide. Sail along the River Leie as you take in the sites of the city. Admire the three famous towers of Ghent: St Bavo's Cathedral, the Belfry of Ghent, and St Nicholas Church. See medieval churches and monasteries as you are taken back in time by your guide. Take in the Prinsenhof, the Princes' Court where Charles V of Spain was born. Marvel at majestic guildhalls and the medieval Gravensteen (Castle of the Counts) before heading back to dry land.

  • 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: 3-Hour Guided Urban Mountain Bike Tour

    3. Ghent: 3-Hour Guided Urban Mountain Bike Tour

    Go beyond the classic sightseeing and discover what Ghent is all about. Depart from the meeting point with a small group of no more than 10 people and your enthusiastic tour guide. A helmet is there for you to use during the tour and the drinking bottle provided is yours to keep. During the tour, your guide will surprise you with fun facts, street art and hidden spots the city has to offer. The course is off the beaten path and takes you from the city center all the way to the dynamic suburbs. The semi-pro mountain bikes make this urban adventure very comfortable! To remember the tour, take a polaroid picture to take home with you, while the other pictures taken with a Go Pro are sent to your email.

    Very interesting tour in Ghent with an eye for less touristic, but very interesting spots. Tempo is not too high, not even for a 59 year old ;)

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

    4. 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...

  • Brussels: Full-Day Antwerp and Ghent Guided Tour

    5. Brussels: Full-Day Antwerp and Ghent Guided Tour

    At 8:30AM you will be picked up from a meeting point in the center of Brussels to head towards the city of Antwerp. On your way to Antwerp you will make a stop for a few minutes at the emblematic Atomium, where you will take a picture and continue your trip. Once there you will explore the Meat Market, Steen Castle, Town Hall Square, the Gothic-style Church of Our Lady, the Church of San Carlos de Borromeo, the Walk of the Cakes, and the beautiful Meir Street. Following this guided tour, you will receive an hour of free time to explore the city at your own leisure. The next destination will be the beautiful and powerful city of Ghent. Throughout this visit you will see the Cathedral of San Bavón (which contains the famous painting of the Van Eyck brothers), the Adoration of the Mystic Lamb, the Belfort Bell Tower, the peculiar Gothic and Renaissance Town Hall, the Church of San Nicolás...

  • From Brussels: Ghent Discovery Full-Day Small Group Tour

    6. From Brussels: Ghent Discovery Full-Day Small Group Tour

    The tour begins with pickup from the meeting point in Brussels and heads out of the city towards Ghent where a day of adventure awaits. During the journey, listen to your passionate guide bring to life the rich-history of Ghent and the ancient capital of Flanders whilst soaking up scenic views of the countryside. Arrive in Ghent and stretch your legs with a guided tour of the city’s highlights including the churches of Saint Jacob, Saint Michael, and Saint Nicholas, as well as the Town Hall, the Cloth Hall, and the Old Harbor. Next, enjoy a guided tour of the cathedral where you can learn about the Adoration of the Lamb painting by the Van Eyck brothers. Later, discover the impressive Castle of the Count of Flanders, one of Europe’s most important medieval castles which was built in the late 12th century. Once you’ve worked up a bit of an appetite, head over to the medieval Great Butch...

  • Brussels: 3-Day Belgium Discovery Tour by Bus

    7. Brussels: 3-Day Belgium Discovery Tour by Bus

    Get to know Belgium on a 3-day bus tour and visit the 5 most important cities. Begin the tour in the capital city and take a short walk to the majestic Grand Place, the cradle of medieval Brussels. Then, hop onboard of the coach where a multilingual guide takes you to all the must-see highlights in the city center. To complete your Brussels tour, visit the outskirts of Brussels to see the Atomium, the Royal Residence Palace, and the EU district. Next stop on the tour: Antwerp, the old city with an impressive 13th-century castle that guarded the city and its medieval river port. Visit numerous sights of the world's largest harbor city including the Cathedral of Our Lady. Marvel at the countless paintings by world-class artists of the 17th century including the masterpieces of Flemish artist Peter Paul Rubens. Continue the tour through Antwerp to see the ...

  • From Brussels: Ghent and Bruges Combination Small Group Tour

    8. From Brussels: Ghent and Bruges Combination Small Group Tour

    The tour begins with pickup from the meeting point in Brussels and heads out of the city towards Bruges where a day of adventure awaits. During the drive to Bruges, learn about the rise and fall of the city from your guide, and how it came to be a UNESCO World Heritage Listed location. Upon arrival, stop by Europe’s oldest Saint John’s Hospital then enjoy a guided visit of the Church of our Lady which feature the tombs of the Dukes of Burgundy, as well as the Madonna painting by Michelangelo. Next, walk to the Belfry Tower in the Market Square, then continue onto the Town Hall and the Basilica of the Holy Blood. Once you’ve worked up a bit of an appetite, enjoy a short beer tasting session followed by an optional lunch at a local restaurant with views of the Belfry. After lunch, enjoy a boat tour along the canals of Bruges and see the sights from a new perspective. Depart Bruges and lis...

  • Ghent: Romantic Guided Walking Tour

    9. 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

    10. 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

5.0 / 5

based on 8 reviews

A brilliant way to start my morning by taking this bike tour of Ghent with Christophe! Went out on an amazing route of hidden paths and insider discoveries. I learnt a lot from Christophe who was the perfect host. It was equally enjoyable to hear the passion of this city from a local to myself (a new inhabitant) particularly after being in Covid lock down for over a year. The bikes were great and it was a really pleasurable ride which I can highly recommend!! Thanks Christophe!!

Christoph is a super guide who showed us Ghent in an original way. He drove us very safely through the many streets and neighbourhoods. He regularly stopped to explain enthusiastically and with a great dose of humour about the many street artworks and artists that Ghent is rich in. His love for Ghent was contagious and made us immediately fall in love with this beautiful city. Highly recommended!

Absolutely recommendable not only for those visiting Ghent for the first time. Although the weather was rainy, it did not stop Chris' and Levi's enthusiasm and passion for their city. Thanks a lot for the wonderful 3 hours that flew by so quickly and also for the great restaurant recommendation!

Very enthusiastic guide. Nice route. Good pace. This way you get to know the city & thoughts very well. Perfect material. Good communication & service

Very interesting tour in Ghent with an eye for less touristic, but very interesting spots. Tempo is not too high, not even for a 59 year old ;)