Full day tour of Ghent from Brussels with private local guide

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Tour Number

Activity Level

79618


Categories

Religious Heritage, Museums / Culture, First Time Visitor, City

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: Yes.

Maximum travelers: 4

Language(s)

explanation

Spanish (conversational), German (conversational), French (fluent), Dutch (fluent), English (fluent)

A private full-day guided walk in the city of Ghent by car


Ghent is an unassuming, un-touristy city filled with university students, linger-as-long-as-you-like cafes, well priced restaurants and vibrant energy.

Ghent combines stellar medieval and other historic sights with touches of gritty urban reality and the bustling character of a genuine, living city. You'll get to view some of the best of all these worlds on a stroll through the Old Center.

Under the watchful eye of Gravensteen Castle or Castle of the Counts, the city boasts an Opera House, 18 museums, 100 churches and over 400 historical buildings. The most visited site in Ghent is the famous St-Bavo Cathedral & its beautiful altarpiece, The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb painted by the brothers Jan and Hubert van Eyck in 1432.

During our guided walk we discover all the most famous sites and monuments of the city, including the Belfry and Cloth Hall, a superb gothic monument with a soaring bell tower that dates from 1425, and the Town Hall, a complex mix of architectural styles.

Itinerary

You'll get to view some of the best sites and monuments of Ghent on a stroll through the Old Center. The Cathedral, the Belfry Tower, the Gravensteen Castle of the Counts, the Opera House, and many other historical buildings.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: We will come and meet you at your hotel anywhere in Brussels or Ghent.

End location: Same as above.

Duration: 8 hours

This full day tour will allow you to enter the medieval castle, to see the 16th century painting in the cathedral, to take a boat cruise on the natural canals or maybe have a real belgian waffle in a local café. This includes driving time from Brussels or Zeebruges and return.

Should you prefer to start from Ghent and take a 3-hour tour, please contact us for flat rates.

Transportation

Renault espace Luxe 4pax

What’s Included

Other: English speaking driver/guide from/to your hotel (Brussels or any other place in Belgium)
free waffle tasting
Transport by comfotable car max 4 pax

Estimated Local Cash Needed

30 euros - Lunch and personal expenses
Canal cruise

What’s Extra

Other: Entrance to the sites and museums you decide to visit.
Canal boat cruise.
Lunch.

A Recent Review of this tour

If you had a wish list for a tour guide, what would it be? Today we had a wonderful tour of Gent and Brussels, Belgium with Roland. He began our tour by making sure we had a fundamental acquaintance with Belgian history, religion, royalty, invasions and any interesting anecdotes that make a tour memorable. He was extremely knowledegeable. We spent the entire day with Roland, all the while telling us the story of Belgium and it's people. He loves Belgium! Lucky you if he is your guide! Ann
Ronald Bourque

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Private tour guide Roland

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