Guided tour

Ghent: Guided City Food Tour with Food and Drink Tastings

Activity provider: Tours of Ghent

Ghent: Guided City Food Tour with Food and Drink Tastings

Activity provider: Tours of Ghent

From US$ 77.54 per person

Visit the medieval city of Ghent on a guided food tour. Sample local specialties while you explore the city's most popular landmarks, including the Vrijdagmarkt, the old harbor at Graslei, and more.

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Small group
Limited to 10 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Delve into the local foodie culture on a guided walking tour of Ghent
  • Get to know the city and its people by visiting small businesses and eateries
  • Sample food and drinks loved by locals and get to try some Belgian classics
  • Visit a vibrant plant-based café and sample their incredible vegan mozzarella
  • Leave your tour with a deeper understanding of the local culture and cuisine
Full description

Taste your way through Ghent on a guided food tour. Combine sightseeing with sampling local foods and learn about the city's culture from your guide. As you explore, visit important sights, like Saint Bavo's Cathedral, Saint Nicholas' Church, and more.

Meet your guide in the historic center of Ghent and set out on your foodie walking tour. As you walk, learn about local culture and discover the city's most important landmarks.

See the Korenmarkt, a historic square located between the Leie River and Saint Nicholas' Church. Wander along cobblestone streets and admire the intersecting canals that lend this historic town its character.

You'll also have the opportunity to see important architectural highlights, including Saint Bavo's Cathedral and Saint Nicholas' Church, as well as Belfry Tower, the tallest tower in Belgium and a UNESCO World Heritage-listed site.

Along the way, you'll make a total of 5 stops to savor the tastes of Ghent, sampling a food specialty or drink at each one.

Every location has been carefully chosen, with an emphasis placed on small, locally owned businesses. Interact with the proprietors and hear their stories to gain insight into the city of Ghent and its people.

Your tour comes to an end near the historic city center, the ideal spot to continue exploring on your own. 

Includes
  • Ghent sightseeing tour
  • 5 food and drink tastings
  • Guide
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with a cold
  • People with low level of fitness
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Participants

Date

Meeting point

Meet your guide at the Jacob Van Artevelde statue in Vrijdagmarkt square. It is the big statue in the center of the square. You can take tram nr 1 and hop off at Korenmarkt. From there it is just a 7 mins walk. Please check for roadwork updates, as tram nr 4 might replace tram nr 1.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Not allowed

  • Smoking
  • Audio recording

Know before you go

  • This tour takes place rain or shine. It involves a fair amount of walking and covers a distance of around 5 kilometers
  • For some tastings you'll sit down, for others you will stand or eat as you walk. Tours are given in English. If the booking date is not available, get in touch for a self-guided option.
Customer reviews

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We had a wonderful time with our guide Sophie. It's a great way to explore this beautiful city. I recommend this activity.

October 30, 2022

The tour guide was very informative and friendly , food was very good and unique.

October 6, 2022

Great culture mix. You get classic information about important buildings and about Ghent itself. But also lots of up-to-date information about life in Ghent. Ambitions and plans of the city. Great local guide. And of course good food.

September 16, 2022

Product ID: 365440