In the wake of 2 important medieval trade centres Brussels and Ghent
I have worked in Brussels for several years, am born and raised in Ghent and would love to show you around in 2 of my favorite Belgian cities!
Everybody knows the emblem of Brussels; the small peeing boy. But Brussels is so much more than that. .
It is the center of European culture, officially nicknamed "the European village".
The Grand Place-central square- with its guild halls, is one of the most beautiful squares in Europe with Baroque, Gothic and Louis XIV architecture. The entire square is listed as World heritage by the UNESCO.
Brussels has so many points of interests to explore. . .
Ah Ghent. This amazing metropolis is the quintessential European city that should be on every one's itinerary.
Ghent is a happy confluence of contemporary European culture and medieval history set amid a city of academic achievement, gastronomic distinction and one-of-a-kind shopping.
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.
Some of the sights in Gent:
the medieval port, the Belfry, the Cathedral that houses the famous painting 'the adoration of the Mystic Lamb' (the movie Monument's Men), the City hall, the medieval city center, . . .
Some landmarks in Brussels: our most famous "little Julian", The Grand Plaza, the City Hall, the Royal Palace, the chocolate area, . . .
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Unless other arrangements are made, you will be welcomed at the train station or any other location in the center of Brussels or Ghent;
Pick up time dependent on your scheduled arrival.
End location: Train station, or any other location in Ghent or Brussels...
Duration: 8 hours 30 min.
Brussels-Ghent: 35 minutes by direct train (not included).
Ghent has a car-free historical centre, tour is all within walking distance;
Possible to travel by car, send me a message and I'll customized the tour.
You will not only be taken the way to the "must-see spots, but also to the hidden corners of Brussel and Ghent;
You will get the best advice about restaurants, bars, coffeehouses and shops
Estimated Local Cash Needed
50 Euro - This represents the total admission fees to all sites combined, if visited, lunch and beverage.
There are extra transportation costs if you choose to be collected by car or train from other cities in Belgium;
Additional cost if you would like to be picked up by car (max 3-4 persons)
There are admission fees to some of the venues;
Food and beverages costs will vary depending upon your preferences.
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Private tour for our group of 5 ladies was outstanding! Doris became a "friend " that we would like to spend time with again! Her tour was at an easy pace,fun and informative. I would highly recommend her as top tour leader!