During your cruise stop you can take the time to discover how medieval architecture and a vibrant student life go hand in hand.
The cruise port of Antwerp is about one hour away from Ghent.
The city is both historic and contemporary; it is crossed by two rivers and a number of canals on which 30 minutes city cruises are offered. Apart from the one thousand year old Castle of the Counts, Ghent renovated its squares and main buildings in preparation of a universal exhibition which was organised in 1913.
During the walking tour with your private guide, you discover the beauty and history of the picturesque streets and canals.
A customized tour can be created in case you have special requests. You can also book me for tours in Antwerp, Bruges, Ghent, Leuven and Flanders Fields.
My car is a Volkswagen Tiguan which is comfortable for 1 to 3 passenger; a larger vehicle can be organised for groups up to 8 guests. A coach with a driver can be rented for bigger groups.
My agenda is up to date, so kindly check my availability.
During the car ride we see the Millionaires' Quarter, the Saint-Peter train station and surrounding avenues with Art Nouveau and Art Deco facades, the Saint-Peter square and - church, the Vooruit, the building of the socialist corporations.
The walking tour starts at the Woodrow Wilson square. We discover historical Ghent with the Castle of Gerald the Devil, St-Bavo cathedral with Jan Van Eyck's Adoration of the Mystic Lam band with the Belfry, the Town Hall, the Friday market, the Patershol, the Old Fish Market at the St Veerlesquare, the old harbour with St-Michael's church and a view on the famous Three Towers: the towers of St -Nocolas church, the Belfry and St-Bavo cathedral.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Your driver / private guide picks you up at the specified Antwerp cruise dock at the agreed time. Ghent is a one hour drive from Antwerp.
End location: At the specified cruise dock or at any other agreed location.
Duration: 6 hours
By private car from Zeebrugge or Antwerp to Ghent. The city centre can only be visited on foot.
My car is a Volkswagen Tiguan which is comfortable for 1 to 3 passenger; 4 passengers is also possible, but with less comfort. a larger vehicle can be organised for groups up to 8 guests. A coach with a driver can be rented for bigger groups.
Drive from cruise terminal to Ghent and back, car parking, guided tour by private car, guided walking tour, restaurant -, bar - and shop recommendations.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
50 Euro - per person will cover canal cruise, light lunch and a few drinks.
Occasional entrance fees to some of the venues; lunch, drinks, waffles, chocolates, all depending upon your wishes and preferences.
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Roger provided great background and insight to our tour of Ghent and Bruges. He was punctual, courteous and knowledgeable.