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  3. Ghent

Ghent: Guided Walking Tour

Product ID: 66965
See the highlights of the largest city in East Flanders on this walking tour of Ghent. Follow in the footsteps of former resident, Charles I of Spain, and admire the monuments of one of the best-preserved medieval cities in Europe.
About this activity
Duration: 2 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the charm of Ghent on a guided tour
  • Get 4 hours of free time to enjoy lunch and explore as you please
  • Taste typical Flemish food, or enjoy a Kwak beer at the "shoe pub" of De Dulle Griet
Full description
Discover the beauty of Ghent and its medieval monuments on a walking tour with a Spanish-speaking guide, and learn more about its historical former residents, including the famous Van Eyck brothers. 

Learn why the local inhabitants have been known as "noose-bearers“ since the time of Charles V, a Ghent native who went on to become the Holy Roman Emperor and King of Spain. Visit the 13th-century Castle of Gerald the Devil and see the Gothic facade of Saint Bavo's Cathedral, where you can admire the well-known painting “The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb” by the Van Eyck brothers

Look at the Belfort bell tower and the peculiar Gothic and Renaissance Town Hall. Marvel at St. Nicholas’ Church and the nearby Masons’ Guild House. Go to the Graslei embankment, and see the majestic battlements of the Castle of the Counts. Stroll the Patershol neighborhood, and see the open wooden truss roof of the Great Butchers’ Hall. Experience the lively atmosphere of the Old Fish Market and Friday Market Square. 

Ask your guide any questions you may have along the way. Get recommendations on places to eat lunch outside the touristic area, advice about Belgian beer and what monuments and museums you might like to see on your own.
Includes
  • Spanish or English-speaking guide
  • City map and recommendations about the country
  • Discount card
What’s Not Included
  • Food
  • Entrance to museums

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Belfort Tower, Sint-Baafsplein Place, Ghent

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Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 22 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.6 / 5
  • Organization
    4.4 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.4 / 5
  • Safety
    4.9 / 5
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We had a small setback with the train that did not arrive at its time to Ghent and of course, the 12 of the group arrived half an hour late. The other guides helped us find our guide and the tour continued without disturbing the other participants of the group. All very friendly and affectionate.

December 16, 2019

The guide arrived 15 minutes late due to traffic problems ... a pity

The guide was super good, fun and funny but very educated. The group was therefore very attentive but also very friendly. He managed to animate us and to surprise us time and again. Thank you

June 29, 2019

perfect

I didn't know GHENT at all, that's why I wanted a guided tour for at least the main monuments.

May 6, 2019

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Product ID: 66965