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Ghent: Beer and Sightseeing Adventure

1. Ghent: Beer and Sightseeing Adventure

Ghent is in the Flemish-speaking part of Belgium. Although it’s a popular tourist destination, it certainly retains its own, authentic, local atmosphere. It’s a city characterised by its local population, who will set the scene for your adventure. Ghent also houses a fascinating collection of ancient architecture. Absorb the city’s fascinating history as you admire and photograph its beautiful buildings and cityscapes. Then relax on the 30-minute canal cruise and enjoy even more new perspectives on the city’s breath-taking sights. The scenic canal route and beer tasting on board will certainly form an unforgettable part of your Ghent experience. In addition to its sights, Ghent will charm you with its astounding beers. This tour is perfect for beer lovers. On this Ghent beer tour you will taste 6 beers, each very different from the others - all served with a complimentary snack. You will also discover vibrant, hidden-away taverns. These are places you may miss if exploring on your own.

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Ghent: Customized Tour with a Local Guide

2. Ghent: Customized Tour with a Local Guide

Explore Ghent with a friendly local who is passionate about the city and eager to share all the information that will help you make the most of your trip. Get to know Ghent through the eyes of a local guide on a 2 to 6-hour private tour. Meet your guide at your accommodation and head out on the tour to get familiar with the neighborhood. Learn about the best places to eat and buy groceries, the easiest ways to get around and the top things to see and do. By the end of the tour, you'll feel comfortable navigating the city and confident that you have all the information you need to make the most of your stay.

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

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

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.

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Ghent: 2-Hour Private Walking Tour

4. 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

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4.0 / 5

based on 30 reviews

Very enriching guided tour with Philippe, a veritable well of science in all fields: history, architecture, etc. A professional who has prepared his subject well in every detail. We toured important sites. He also gave us addresses of restaurants with specialties and advice for other visits including the altarpiece of the mystical lamb.

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.

Exceptional experience

We enjoyed our tour with María. She prepared the tour very well and gave us a lot of information in an easy way. The time passed very fast. We are really happy to have had the tour with her and we strongly recommend her.

Very nice tour with a super entusiatic tour guide! Excellent to taste local beer and sweets and at the same time get know some history We highly recomend

Warm welcome. Group very nice involved. Highly recommended.