Personalised Private Ghent Tour
Ghent is still a well-kept secret, but word is spreading fast. What does Ghent have to offer? The Castle of the Counts of course, the splendid views of Graslei and Korenlei and its famous three towers in a row! And don't forget the Mystic Lamb, the Van Eyck's triptych that is displayed at the Cathedral.
But Ghent is also very much a city of today, where contemporary culture and good food prevail. It's the music city of Flanders and it has has some splendid museums which are not to be missed!
In short, Ghent offers a unique combination of authenticity, creativity and natural local flair. Those who have visited have become loyal ambassadors. You'll definitely be one of them!
There is a lot to do and see in Ghent and I know the city very well since I've lived here for more than two decades. So, I've lots of ideas and suggestions, but maybe you have your own wishes. Wanting to do a boat trip? Venture to the outskirts to discover Ghent's hidden gems? Taste our famous beers or signature dishes? Just ask!
This tour covers the historic center of Ghent. It includes the classic sights and monuments, including the Castle of the Counts (Gravensteen), the old harbour with its medieval guild houses, the Belfry, St Bavo's Cathedral, Town Hall and major city squares. Next to that you will discover some hidden corners and you will be able to experience local tastes and culture. To this basic tour you can add a bike tour to sights a bit further afield, a visit of one of the Unesco-listed beguinages, a boat trip, a visit of one of Ghent's splendid museums, a shopping trip, beer tasting, . . . Your tour will be customized to your fields of interest.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: At your hotel or at any other location in the center of Ghent. Pick up at the train station or in another city is possible at an additional fee.
End location: Any location in the center of Ghent or at the train station (at an additional fee).
Duration: 7 hours
This is a walking tour. If you want to visit interesting sites outside the center, we can rent a bike or use public transport. If you want me to pick you up at the train station, we use public transport. Ghent has a car-free historical center.
- My services as your personal tour guide
- Advice on good restaurants, cosy coffeehouses, trendy shops, authentic tastes…
- Free map of Ghent
Estimated Local Cash Needed
50 euro - for entrance fees if applicable (The Castle of the Counts, St Bavo Cathedral, a boat tour,…) and beverages.
Food costs depending on your preferences.
- Your travel costs to, in, and from the city
- Admission fees to some of the sites (if applicable)
- Any souvenirs that you might want to buy
- Any drinks, snacks or meals (costs depending on your preferences).
- Additional fee in case of pick-up at train station
- Additional fee if you choose to be collected by train from another city in Belgium (fee depending on city)
Please contact me if you have any questions regarding the extras or if you are looking for a personalized tour.
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Do yourself a favour and spend a day in Ghent with Vera as your guide. Her insights, depth of knowledge and passion for this beautiful city are all delivered in a friendly, accommodating and thoughtful way that will ensure you enjoy yourself and find value in every moment. Definitely ask to include the bicycle option for part of the tour to see some extra hidden gems and get the most out of your day. Thank you Vera.