Water activity

Ghent: 50-Minute Medieval Center Guided Boat Trip

Activity provider: Boat in Gent bv
Water activity

Ghent: 50-Minute Medieval Center Guided Boat Trip

Activity provider: Boat in Gent bv
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From US$ 10.15 per person

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Enjoy a 50-minute guided boat trip through the beautiful medieval city center of Ghent to discover its most glorious sites.

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Duration 50 minutes
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Live tour guide
Dutch, English, French


  • Marvel at St Bavo’s Cathedral, the Belfry and St Nicholas’ Church
  • Discover the old guildhalls of labormen
  • Admire the impressive castles of the Counts and the Princes’ Court
  • Sail between the old Fish Market and the even older Meat Hall
  • Glide through the Ancient Port of Ghent with its quay walls and mercantile houses
Full description
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.
  • Boat trip
  • Multi-lingual guide
  • Blankets (winter tour only)

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    Meeting point may vary depending on the option booked.

    Important information

    Not allowed

    • Pets (assistance dogs allowed)

    Know before you go

    • This tour goes rain or shine. If it rains, there are umbrellas on board
    • Ticket is only valid for 1 trip that can be taken at a time of your choosing
    • From April 1 - October 31: every day from 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM, every 20 minutes
    • From November 1 - March 31: every day at 10:45 AM, 11:45 AM, 12:45 PM, 1:45 PM, 2:45 PM, and 3:45 PM
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.3 /5

    based on 1053 reviews

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    We were very disappointed with the interior part of the castle visit as most of the rooms were almost completely empty. But they were also renovating the castle so that might explain it. The garden was so large that it was impossible to reach it all in one visit. BUT we spent 4 hours in the small part of the park which was the King and Marie Antoinette's "summer house" with its garden. It was so beautiful and cozy! But again, despite 4 hours, we didn't manage to see it all. Definitely a place we want to see again, but mostly the garden.

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    February 25, 2023

    Enthusiastic and friendly guide who was conversant in many languages. We signed up for English tour but he was able to accommodate French, Spanish and Dutch seamlessly. Interesting sights and good commentary. Guests in other languages were provided written explanations and photos as well. All seemed to enjoy. We had blankets provided to keep our legs warm as temperatures were just above freezing, but it was not uncomfortable, even in winter. Recommend this tour. Good value for price.

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    January 28, 2023

    Very nice walk. the only problem is that we had paid for a cruise in French and as we were the only French people we had to ask for the translation. We quickly understood that not everything was translated to us compared to the duration of the explanation in English. We therefore did not fully understand the explanations provided. Shame!!!

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    November 15, 2022

    Product ID: 196022