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  1. Belgium
  2. Flanders
  3. Ghent
  4. Saint Bavo Cathedral

From Brussels: Ghent Discovery Full-Day Small Group Tour

Product ID: 341041
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Discover the wonders of Ghent and learn about its history on this exclusive full-day tour from Brussels. Enjoy the intimacy of a small group experience as you explore the city and visit its most iconic landmarks including Castle of the Count of Flanders.
About this activity
Duration: 8 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Learn about the rich-history of Ghent and the ancient capital of Flanders
  • Benefit from the services of a professional and passionate guide
  • See the most iconic and important sights including the Castle of the Count of Flanders
  • Taste traditional Ganda Ham and learn about the age-old curing process still in use
  • Enjoy an optional, scenic boat tour along the rivers of Ghent
Full description
The tour begins with pickup from the meeting point in Brussels and heads out of the city towards Ghent where a day of adventure awaits. During the journey, listen to your passionate guide bring to life the rich-history of Ghent and the ancient capital of Flanders whilst soaking up scenic views of the countryside.

Arrive in Ghent and stretch your legs with a guided tour of the city’s highlights including the churches of Saint Jacob, Saint Michael, and Saint Nicholas, as well as the Town Hall, the Cloth Hall, and the Old Harbor. Next, enjoy a guided tour of the cathedral where you can learn about the Adoration of the Lamb painting by the Van Eyck brothers. Later, discover the impressive Castle of the Count of Flanders, one of Europe’s most important medieval castles which was built in the late 12th century.

Once you’ve worked up a bit of an appetite, head over to the medieval Great Butcher’s Hall where you can taste local Ganda Ham that has been cured amongst the great wooden rafters. The ham is salted and dried by local craftspeople following an age-old traditional recipe. Afterwards, enjoy an option set lunch in the heart of the city followed by free time to explore at your own pace. The highlight of the day is a scenic boat ride along the rivers of Ghent, providing a unique perspective of the city. At the end of an unforgettable day, sit back and relax on the return journey to Brussels.
  • Round trip from Brussels by coach
  • Professional and multilingual guide
  • Entrance fee to the Castle of the Count of Flanders
  • Meat tasting
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks

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Meeting point

Please arrive 15-minutes before the activity starts. The meeting point is located next to Hotel Aris.

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Product ID: 341041