Ghent
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Our most recommended Ghent Activities

  • Ghent: Medieval Center Guided Boat Tour

    1. Ghent: Medieval Center Guided Boat Tour

    See the highlights and hidden pearls Ghent has to offer on a river cruise. Learn about the city's history from your local guide. Start in the beautiful medieval harbor of Ghent. Board the boat and meet your tour guide. Sail along the River Leie as you take in the sites of the city. Admire the three famous towers of Ghent: St Bavo's Cathedral, the Belfry of Ghent, and St Nicholas Church. See medieval churches and monasteries as you are taken back in time by your guide. Take in the Prinsenhof, the Princes' Court where Charles V of Spain was born. Marvel at majestic guildhalls and the medieval Gravensteen (Castle of the Counts) before heading back to dry land.

  • Ghent: 3-Hour Guided Urban Mountain Bike Tour

    2. Ghent: 3-Hour Guided Urban Mountain Bike Tour

    Go beyond the classic sightseeing and discover what Ghent is all about. Depart from the meeting point with a small group of no more than 10 people and your enthusiastic tour guide. A helmet is there for you to use during the tour and the drinking bottle provided is yours to keep. During the tour, your guide will surprise you with fun facts, street art and hidden spots the city has to offer. The course is off the beaten path and takes you from the city center all the way to the dynamic suburbs. The semi-pro mountain bikes make this urban adventure very comfortable! To remember the tour, take a polaroid picture to take home with you, while the other pictures taken with a Go Pro are sent to your email.

    Very interesting tour in Ghent with an eye for less touristic, but very interesting spots. Tempo is not too high, not even for a 59 year old ;)

  • Ghent: Discover Belgium's Beer World with a Young Local

    3. Ghent: Discover Belgium's Beer World with a Young Local

    Meet your guide in the center of Ghent and set off on your beer tasting adventure. Learn more about Belgium’s proud brewing traditions from your passionate guide as you walk to your first stop and discover the secrets behind its wide range of beers. As you make your way to the first bar, stop by your guide's favorite chocolate shop to taste some artisanal sweet treats. Discover how to pair chocolate and beer using different flavor combinations.  Your first stop will be at one of the city’s most popular bars. Here, sample your first beer, swap thoughts on the flavor and notes and soak up the convivial spirit as you chat to your group.  From here, move on to another lively beer haunt, loved by and known only to the locals. You will visit bars that range from trendy and modern to medieval and traditional, so there will be a bar to satisfy every age group. Over the course of the tour, sampl...

    We had a wonderful tour to three different pubs with a very knowledge guide who gave us a great tour of Ghent and Belgium beer. She was very friendly and eager to teach us about beer and the area. I'd highly recommend this tour. We were visiting from Chicago and happy to have such a nice tour guide around the town for the tour.

  • From Brussels: Private Tour of Bruges, Ghent and Flanders

    4. From Brussels: Private Tour of Bruges, Ghent and Flanders

    From Brussels, enjoy a full-day private tour of Bruges, Ghent and Flanders with a professional driver and a tour guide. Immerse yourself in beautiful architecture and history. This tour is customizable, but a general programme is as follows. Be driven to Bruges, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the famous "Venice of the North". Marvel at the canals and beautiful gothic buildings. Listen to your guide as they explain the history of the most interesting sites in the city center. Discover the Basilica of the Holy Blood of Jesus, the Belfrey tower, and the Minnewater Lake. Gaze at the Church of Our Lady, visit Saint John's Hospital with it's beautiful Memling museum, and/or the Groeninge museum. Relax during free time for lunch, before continuing to Ghent. Gaze at the marvelous altarpiece in its Cathedral. Enjoy the canals and guild houses of the city center, before embarking on an optiona...

  • Ghent: Romantic Guided Walking Tour

    5. Ghent: Romantic Guided Walking Tour

    Join an exclusive romantic guided tour in the heart of Ghent. Visit the most romantic must-see places in the city with a professional local guide, perfect for any date. Discover the story of Saint Bavo, learn about Saint Nicholas' Church, and feel the charming atmosphere of the city. Walk through the center, known for medieval architecture such as 12th-century Gravensteen castle. Explore the best places to have a date in the city and be surprised by how many historical love stories are hidden in the streets, buildings, and parks of the city. Head to Het Galgenhuisje, one of the smallest cafés in Ghent, which was originally a fish stall and became an inn in the 18th century. Soak up the activity and atmosphere in this small, cozy cottage café.

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What people are saying about Ghent

A brilliant way to start my morning by taking this bike tour of Ghent with Christophe! Went out on an amazing route of hidden paths and insider discoveries. I learnt a lot from Christophe who was the perfect host. It was equally enjoyable to hear the passion of this city from a local to myself (a new inhabitant) particularly after being in Covid lock down for over a year. The bikes were great and it was a really pleasurable ride which I can highly recommend!! Thanks Christophe!!

Christoph is a super guide who showed us Ghent in an original way. He drove us very safely through the many streets and neighbourhoods. He regularly stopped to explain enthusiastically and with a great dose of humour about the many street artworks and artists that Ghent is rich in. His love for Ghent was contagious and made us immediately fall in love with this beautiful city. Highly recommended!

Absolutely recommendable not only for those visiting Ghent for the first time. Although the weather was rainy, it did not stop Chris' and Levi's enthusiasm and passion for their city. Thanks a lot for the wonderful 3 hours that flew by so quickly and also for the great restaurant recommendation!

Very nice tour with a super entusiatic tour guide! Excellent to taste local beer and sweets and at the same time get know some history We highly recomend

Very interesting tour in Ghent with an eye for less touristic, but very interesting spots. Tempo is not too high, not even for a 59 year old ;)