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Dirk V.

Ghent, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium

Born and raised in the Ghent area, I am fascinated by the multicultural history of Ghent & beyond.

My aim is to provide you with a personal and professional service: not only to teach you something but also to reach you. I studied economics & public relations at the Hogeschool Ghent and by ending up in the travel industry, I got the opportunity to travel all continents. After my travel career I took a year off, guiding different parties in & around Ghent and also following a training as a travel guide. Today I like to share my experience and knowledge as a guide for interested travelers from all over the world.
My previous career as an independent travel organizer made me become a world citizen. Traveling was not what I learned in my childhood, entrepreneurial spirit and the interest in culture & music I did get from home. "You are a bridge-builder between diverse people", that's how a friend-writer once told me. I believe this is an appropriate description of myself. Looking for beauty in people, music, architecture and culture is my passion. Being on the road I find more interesting than the end goal itself. As the famous scientist Einstein ever pretended: "logic takes you from A to B, imagination takes you everywhere. "

Credentials

*studied economics & public relations
*travel experience worldwide
*experienced touroperator
*multiple language skills
*highly empathic ability

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Private tour guide Dirk

Heart of Ghent Walking Tour

 unrated

Discover the medieval past & present by foot in one of Europe's best,...

174 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

2 hours 30 min.

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Heart of Ghent Cycling Tour

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Discover the medieval past & present by bike in one of Europe's best,...

174 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

2 hours 30 min.

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Ghent Leie route & Flemish Painters

 unrated

Cycle the countryside of Ghent to see Flemish art

221 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

4 hours

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Ghent Schelde route & the city of Oudenaarde

 unrated

Cycle the Schelde river Delta route, the Genesis of Ghent to the old,...

256 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

6 hours

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Flemish Ardens: the cities of Oudenaarde,...

 unrated

Discover the countryside of the Flemish Ardens and the old cities Oudenaarde,...

436 USD per tour

(for up to 8 people)

7 hours

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Biking the Tour of Flanders in the Flemish,...

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Cycle the heart of the Tour of Flanders by race bike

267 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

8 hours

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