Guided tour

Ghent: Discover Belgium's Beer World with a Young Local

4.5 / 5

12 reviews

Activity provider: BeerSecret

Ghent: Discover Belgium's Beer World with a Young Local

Activity provider: BeerSecret

From US$ 57.62 per person

Experience an interactive beer tasting and sample a mixture of famous and small-scale craft beers as your passionate guide reveals the underground Belgian beer world to you.

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Dutch, French
Pickup optional
from Novotel Gent Centrum, Saint Bavo's Cathedral, Otomat Gent, or Ghent Gruut Brewery
Private group available


  • Visit a variety of venues including authentic hidden gems and craft breweries
  • Participate in a fun and original beer game that will guarantee a great time
  • Discover the real taste of hops and malts as well as sweet local delicacies and artisan chocolates
  • Learn about the tradition of beer as well as its history and origin
  • Absorb the authentic atmosphere of a medieval Belgian bar
Full description
Meet your guide in the center of Ghent and set off on your beer tasting adventure. Learn more about Belgium’s proud brewing traditions from your passionate guide as you walk to your first stop and discover the secrets behind its wide range of beers. As you make your way to the first bar, stop by your guide's favorite chocolate shop to taste some artisanal sweet treats. Discover how to pair chocolate and beer using different flavor combinations.  Your first stop will be at one of the city’s most popular bars. Here, sample your first beer, swap thoughts on the flavor and notes and soak up the convivial spirit as you chat to your group.  From here, move on to another lively beer haunt, loved by and known only to the locals. You will visit bars that range from trendy and modern to medieval and traditional, so there will be a bar to satisfy every age group. Over the course of the tour, sample a blend of bigger brands and craftwork brews, tasting a gutsy mix of malty, hoppy, fruity, reddish, and herby beers to sour and triple varieties. Finally, head to your last stop. Here, sample some delicious Trappist and Lambic beers, perfectly matched with Belgian chocolate and other local delicacies. Finish your tour in central Ghent, where your guide will leave you after giving you some recommendations on where to continue bar-hopping.
  • Local guide
  • 5 x 15cl beer tastings (6, if Extra Ghent option chosen)
  • Visit to three bars
  • Local delicacy samples
  • Mini chocolate pairing
  • Brief description of historical monuments
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
  • Children under 18 years

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Meeting point

Hotel Novotel Gent Centrum, Goudenleeuwplein 5, 9000 Gent, Belgium. Please wait for your guide outside the hotel, by the stairs.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Intoxication

Know before you go

  • Dutch speakers, please note that the tour will be given in English when it is an international group
  • When only Dutch speakers are present, the tour will be given in Dutch
  • It is recommended to book a private tour for groups of more than 10 people
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 12 reviews

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We had a wonderful tour to three different pubs with a very knowledge guide who gave us a great tour of Ghent and Belgium beer. She was very friendly and eager to teach us about beer and the area. I'd highly recommend this tour. We were visiting from Chicago and happy to have such a nice tour guide around the town for the tour.

December 23, 2019

Fun activity, gained a lot of knowledge about beer and made nice stops. Tourguide has done her best to create something beautiful for us.

June 7, 2022

Liselotte was a great host. Gave us interesting information about the history and making of Belgian beers and led us to unique places that I would otherwise not discovered. Our group was super fun too, so it was a blessing on top:)

January 31, 2022

Product ID: 282717