Ghent Tour- 4 hours

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Tour Number

Activity Level

66420


Categories

City, Food and Wine, Youth and Family

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes. If you want to include a visit to a museum for children or have other specific interets, your tour will be customized for the needs of your family.

Friendly: Yes.
Tour Type: City, Cultural, Youth and Family

Transportation Method: Public transport if to be collected at the train station. The tour is all within walking distance. Gent has a car-free historical center.

Maximum travelers: 8

Language(s)

explanation

Dutch (fluent), English (fluent), French (advanced), German (basic), Mandarin (advanced)

" 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. . .

Itinerary

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

Transportation

Walking

What’s Included

-You will be picked up at your hotel (or any other location in downtown Ghent;
-Free map of Ghent and documentation;
-Your local guide Doris will make sure you're taken or shown the way to everything that interests you;
-You will get the best advise about restaurants, bars, coffeehouses and shops;
-Doris' enthusiasm in showing you the city she loves

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

What’s Extra

-There are extra transportation costs if you choose to be collected by car or train from other cities in Belgium;
-There are admission fees to some of the venues;
-Food and beverages costs will vary depending upon your preferences

Get in touch for questions, personalized tours and/or free estimates!

A Recent Review of this tour

Well informed and enthusiastic. Proud of her home
William Sullivan

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Contact this Guide

Questions about the tour? Not seeing exactly what you’re looking for? Contact this guide with questions, or to create a custom itinerary for you and your travel companions.

Message Doris I.

Web address (URL) of this page: http://www.toursbylocals.com/Gentprivatetours

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