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From Brussels: Ghent Full-Day Guided Tour in English

4.6 / 5

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From Brussels: Ghent Full-Day Guided Tour in English

From US$ 39.62 per person

Visit one of the best preserved medieval cities in Europe on an English-speaking tour of Ghent and discover the main attractions of the Jewel of Flanders. Enjoy some free time for lunch and to explore on your own.

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Duration 9 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a guided tour of Ghent in Spanish
  • Experience the charms of Ghent and its local residents
  • Make use of 4 hours of free time to spend at your leisure
Full description
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.
Includes
  • English-speaking guide
  • City map and recommendations on what to see and do in the rest of the country
  • Bus transfer from Brussels
  • Discount card (for discounts at restaurants, chocolate shops, museums and more)
  • Lunch and drinks
  • Entrance tickets

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Meet in front of the Hilton Grand Place Hotel at Brussels Central Station.

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  • It is recommended that you arrive at the meeting point a few minutes in advance
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 5 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Safety
    4.5/5

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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.

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February 20, 2020

I had the privilege of having Guimor my guide for the entire trip, just for me - because I was the only English speaking tourist on that day. She made it special with her handheld penguin (I forgot its name) and a super narration of past and present of Ghent. I liked it a lot. Thank you Guimor for such a wonderful experience.

December 31, 2019

Our trip to Ghent, Belgium was very good. It is a primarily Spanish-speaking group. However, Pablo (the tall one, FYI there are 2 Pablo's), was very good! He was able to translate and provide us with a bus and city tour/guide with all the main historical sites to see. Pablo did a great job! We can tell he enjoys his job.

September 21, 2019

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