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Ghent: Guided City Food Tour with Food and Drink Tastings

1. Ghent: Guided City Food Tour with Food and Drink Tastings

Taste your way through Ghent on a guided food tour. Combine sightseeing with sampling local foods and learn about the city's culture from your guide. As you explore, see important icons such as the three medieval towers of Ghent: Saint Bavo Cathedral, Saint Nicholas' Church and the Belfry. The Belfry Tower is the tallest of its kind in Belgium and a UNESCO World Heritage-listed site. Make sure to take some photos of these picture perfect sights. Meet your guide in the historic center of Ghent and set out on your foodie walking tour. As you walk, learn about local culture, discover the city's most important landmarks and find out why Ghent became famous for its street art. See Korenmarkt, a historic square located between the Old Harbour and Saint Nicholas' Church. Wander along cobblestone streets and admire the intersecting rivers that lend this historic town its character and name. You will also have the opportunity to see important architectural highlights, including the Ghent City Hall (stadhuis) and City Pavilion (Stadshal). Along the way, you'll make a total of 5 stops to savour the tastes of Ghent, sampling a food specialty or drink at each one. Every location has been carefully chosen, with an emphasis placed on small, locally owned businesses. Interact with the proprietors and hear their stories to gain insight into the city of Ghent and its people. Your tour comes to an end near the historic city center, the ideal spot to continue exploring on your own. 

Ghent: Museum of Fine Arts Entry Ticket

2. Ghent: Museum of Fine Arts Entry Ticket

Pay a visit to Ghent's Museum of Fine Arts with this entry ticket. Browse its 25 different galleries as you marvel at masterworks of art from across the centuries. Enter the museum and get ready to witness for yourself works by famous names such as Hieronymus Bosch, Pieter Paul Rubens, Brueghel II, and Anthony van Dijk. Discover ancient art history, with half of the galleries delving into the world of art from before 1800. See quintessential pieces from the 19th and 20th centuries, including works by Belgian players such as James Ensor, Emile Claus, and Georges Minne. Admire stunning works of modernism by artists like Gustave Van de Woestyne, René Magritte, and Frits Van den Berghe. Follow the chronological visiting route and see pieces from different time periods interacting with one another. Be surprised by a series of thematic and monographic galleries and take in the contemporary installations which also feature in the collection. Take in some of the fascinating temporary exhibitions. Until 23 April 2023, discover the work of baroque master Theodoor Rombouts, the virtuoso of Flemish Caravaggism. Enjoy encountering an exhibition that delves into the career of this unjustly forgotten colleague of Rubens and Van Dyck.

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Great culture mix. You get classic information about important buildings and about Ghent itself. But also lots of up-to-date information about life in Ghent. Ambitions and plans of the city. Great local guide. And of course good food.

We had a wonderful time with our guide Sophie. It's a great way to explore this beautiful city. I recommend this activity.

The tour guide was very informative and friendly , food was very good and unique.

My host was very well informed and we made many food stops.