" Its Flemish sisters Antwerp and Bruges may be better known, but the town of Ghent has the best of both worlds...(CNN)
If you got 24 hours (or longer), a day long experience in Ghent can be transformative to the soul. This modern day European city is so quaint, so historic, so artistic and so savvy that you may wonder why you don't live their yourself. On this tour you will open yourself to an ultra-modern society, strengthened by a thousand years of wars, as you take refuge in its outstanding museums, clever boutiques, worldwide cuisines and local beer pubs that make you believe you are living the life you want to lead. While this tour can be customized, here are some of your options:
. The Castle of the Counts
. Belfry: A 98 meter tower which UNESCO World Heritage has called one of the symbols of the worldly power.
. The Cathedral with is magnificent altarpiece and well known medieval painting The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb.
. Modern boutiques, eclectic restaurants, coffeehouses and friendly brew pubs with remarkable histories
. An ancient trading port
. Canals and other architectural wonders. . .
Some of the sights we will visit: the Cathedral, the Belfry, the medieval port with its guild halls, the Unesco heritage city sights, the Castle of the Counts, the old Fish hall. . . .
You will be taken to world-recognized landmarks and the hidden corners of Ghent which are within walking distance. Ghent has a car-free historical center. Added to your historic tour will be ample opportunities to experience local tastes and culture. You will visit authentic shops and boutiques-both trendy and traditional. If you'd like, you can experience Ghent's music and art, its places of gastronomic repute and its beer pubs of longstanding excellence. your preferences will be customized for your tour.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Meeting at Gent train station
End location: Gent train station
Duration: 4 hours
Estimated Local Cash Needed
50 EURO - This represents the total admission fees to all sites combined, if visited.
The Belfry of Ghent-St.Bavo Cathedral-The Castle of the Counts-The Boat Tour along the canals and beverages
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This was a great tour. Gent is a beautiful city. Doris was a wonderful tour guide. Knowledgeable and fun! Thanks!