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Private Highlights Tour, with a local guide!

Private Highlights Tour, with a local guide!

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34
  • 2 hours
  • Taking safety measures
From
$85.72
Price varies by group size
From
$85.72
Price varies by group size
Exploring Old Ghent independently may mean skimming over some of its history and sights. Gain more than a cursory overview of the city on this private walking tour, which can be tailored around you. Let a local guide lead you to St. Bavo’s Cathedral and other must-sees so you don’t get lost; uncover their significance, and sample a culinary speciality—all bonuses you could easily miss out on if alone.
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* A traveler said: "Vera is a magnificent, energetic and fabulously knowledgeable guide for her home city, which she clearly loves! I strongly recommend any tour of Ghent via Charlie Tours with Vera. You simply won’t want it to end."


Guided Boat Trip in Ghent

Guided Boat Trip in Ghent

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83
  • 40 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
From
$10.15
From
$10.15
Cruise the romantic waterways of medieval Ghent on a 40-minute tour and take in the sights along the River Leie waterfront. Glide past the medieval port of Graslei, the old Groot Vleeshuis Butcher’s Hall and the imposing Castle of Counts, and admire the pretty colorful houses along the riverside.
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* A traveler said: "Great Boat tour, the guide was hilarious and super competente. Strongly recommend. The price affordable and not expensive."


Guided boat trip in medieval Ghent

Guided boat trip in medieval Ghent

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122
  • 40 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$10.15
From
$10.15
See Ghent from a new perspective on a 40-minute boat tour down the Leie, offered in 5 languages to suit your preference. In addition to navigating, your guide provides historical anecdotes about a range of medieval landmarks passed along the way, from St. Bavo’s Cathedral to 13th-century monasteries. Don’t forget your camera: Panoramic views of the riverbanks are frame-worthy.
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* A traveler said: "The boat tour of a Ghent was such a treat! Very informative and we got to see the whole city from the water!"


Skip the Line: Belfort of Ghent Entrance Ticket

Skip the Line: Belfort of Ghent Entrance Ticket

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41
  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
From
$9.80
From
$9.80
Plan your time in Ghent ahead of time by purchasing your entrance ticket to the popular Ghent Belfry. Avoid sold-out days to this UNESCO World Heritage Site, one of the must-see attractions in the Belgian city. Arrive with ticket in hand and save time you would otherwise spend in line to purchase tickets; travel directly to the top of the 14th-century tower for panoramic views and photo ops.
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* A traveler said: "Interesting Exhibition, great views from above. A few steps up, then you can take the lift. But you have to walk downstairs."


Discover Ghent beer world with a chocolate pairing by a young local

Discover Ghent beer world with a chocolate pairing by a young local

star-5
35
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$47.63
From
$47.63
Pleasure your palate with the effervescent delight of Belgian beer on a beer tasting tour of Ghent. With a connoisseur guide, stroll around the city and visit ambient bars renowned for their fine selection of beers. Educate your taste buds to recognize the subtle flavors in each distinctive beer variety and learn about the history of Belgian brewing from your knowledgeable guide. Enjoy accompanying samples of cheese and other Belgian delicacies on this enticing tour.
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* A traveler said: "We enjoyed the tour much! It was a lot of fun! We were 14 girls (bachelor group) and had a nice time. Gladly again."


Historical Walking Tour: Legends of Gent

Historical Walking Tour: Legends of Gent

star-5
64
  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$3.57
per group
From
$3.57
per group
Join our daily Free Historical Tour of Ghent and discover the highlights of our gorgeous city in the company of a knowledgeable and enthusiastic guide. We take you on a journey through the legendary past of Ghent and give you lots of tips on where to go and what to do in the city today. History and funny stories, legends and interesting facts, highlights and hidden gems — this tour has got everything to make your experience of Ghent authentic and exciting! IMPORTANT NOTE: Our guides are volunteers who offer tours for tips. The charged fee only covers the cost of booking via this platform.
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* A traveler said: "Our guide, Sébastien, was wonderful! Very educated, patient for questions, and gave us a fantastic experience. We learned so much in 2 hours! Highly recommend it!"


Evening Tour of the Dark Side of Gent

Evening Tour of the Dark Side of Gent

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27
  • 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$3.57
per group
From
$3.57
per group
Join our evening tour of Ghent and discover the fascinating history, myths and legends of our city with an experienced and passionate local guide. We take you off the beaten track to show you some highlights and hidden gems of our gorgeous city. After 1.5h we will finish the tour in the medieval quarter of Gent, very close to the city center, with a deeper understanding of Gent and perhaps some new friends! IMPORTANT NOTE: Our guides are volunteers who offer tours for tips. The charged fee only covers the cost of booking via this platform.
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* A traveler said: "very fun tour. the tour guide was great the info was also great and we learned a lot about gent would definitely recommend"


Private Chocolate Tour, with a local guide!

Private Chocolate Tour, with a local guide!

star-5
14
  • 2 hours
  • Taking safety measures
From
$91.84
Price varies by group size
From
$91.84
Price varies by group size
Unwrap Ghent’s chocolate offerings more easily than you could alone on this private walking tour. Discover the city’s chocolate hotspots—and historical sights on route— without smartphones and maps: letting a guide lead you past medieval landmarks and through cobbled lanes to deluxe chocolatiers and hidden confectionery shops. Sample luscious treats, meet the makers, and gain insight into Ghent’s chocolate-making craft that you’d likely never get if exploring alone.
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* A traveler said: "Very good og knowledgable guide Nick. As owner of Foodtour.eu I have meet many guides and Nick is for sure one if the best. Very recommendable tour in all aspects."


BeerWalk Ghent (English guide)
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BeerWalk Ghent (English guide)

star-5
9
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$53.72
From
$53.72
Spend a few hours sipping brews and learning about Ghent's beer history on this half-day walking tour. With a beer-loving guide in the lead, you'll follow a curated itinerary focused on the history of brewing and beer in Ghent, which was intertwined with the city's religious life. Five tastings sessions are included at different locations.
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* A traveler said: "This was one of the best tours I have ever had on viator. Ariël Meeusen was so engaging and welcoming. His knowledge of Ghent and beer blew my friend and I away. We tried many beers that we never had heard of and learned so much. Each beer was more delicious than the last. We wish we could have talked to and hung out with him more. We will definitely book another tour with him next time we are in Belgium!"


Walking food tour: Introduction to Ghent through food

Walking food tour: Introduction to Ghent through food

star-4.5
8
  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$81.37
Price varies by group size
From
$81.37
Price varies by group size
Keen to discover Ghent in a unique way? Want to do something a little bit different? Curious about some history and the diverse tastes Ghent offers? Welcome on our 2 hour exploring tour in our favourite city to hear the tales and tickle your taste buds. Examples of our tasters are cheese, chocolate, charcuterie, beer, traditional Ghent sweets and bread to name a few. These are EXAMPLES ONLY as we change the tasters regularly so that they are never the same. We team you up with a local guide who will look after you and give the best Ghent has to offer. ***IMPORTANT - PLEASE READ BEFORE YOU BOOK*** -Our standard tour is in English. -Please inform us about any allergies/intolerances/special diet. -Bookings shall be made at least 48 hours in advance so our partners can be prepared for your visit. We cannot guarantee acceptance for last minute bookings. -Min. 2 people -Private bookings possible (1 person or groups >15) -Please get in touch if you want to bring children.
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* A traveler said: "Sophie is the best! She prepared a Customized Nice route and hotspots by taking our allergies in account. She had interesting stories about the restaurants and historic buildings. We really enjoyed the foodtour and recommend everybody to try. Next trip is to Mechelen 😊"


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Private "Off The Beaten Path Tour", with a local guide!

star-5
7
  • 3 hours
From
$107.15
Price varies by group size
From
$107.15
Price varies by group size
Discover the highlights of Ghent—as well as the city’s lesser-known attractions—on this private walking tour. Pick between multiple convenient start times and meet your guide in the city center. You’ll discover top Ghent attractions, from castles to riverside guildhalls, and will learn all about its history along the way. You’ll also stop for sweet treats, and will explore areas only locals know.
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* A traveler said: "Our guide Nick was fantastic! He is a native of Ghent and a terrific host. We learned a tremendous amount of history in a fun way. We have a couple of stops for coffee and chocolate. We took the tour with our twins 5 month old boys and Nick was very helpful. I highly recommend Nick at Charlie Tours."


Discover historical + authentic Ghent & taste world-famous Belgian chocolate

Discover historical + authentic Ghent & taste world-famous Belgian chocolate

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5
  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$29.85
From
$29.85
Come with me for a walk through the city center of Ghent and discover some interesting places. We stroll through interesting buildings - young and old - such as St. Bavo's Cathedral where the world famous Lamb of God is kept, the belfry with its dragon, the old port that was built in the Middle Ages, and so much more ... We discover the enormous tradition of 'the Burgundian way of life' with a large number of Flemish specialties such as the enormous range of beers, chocolate and of course the Belgian waffles!
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Private tour : Treasures of flanders Ghent and Bruges From Zeebrugge Full day

Private tour : Treasures of flanders Ghent and Bruges From Zeebrugge Full day

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2
  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$559.91
Price varies by group size
From
$559.91
Price varies by group size
Visit Ghent and Bruges with a professional driver and a tour guide. Our tour is customizable. Here you can find a general programme of your visit: Starting of the tour from your location to Bruges, the famous "Venise of the north " Unesco world heritage. Discover the canals and beautiful gothic buildings with the explanations of your guide who will bring you to the most interesting places of the City center as the Basilica of the Holly blood of Jesus, the Belfrey tower, the Minnewater lake, our Lady Church, Sint Janshospital with it's beautiful Memling museum and/or the Groeninge museum. Enjoy and optional boat trip. Free time for lunch. After lunch, continuation to Ghent and it's marvelous Altarpiece in the Cathedral. Enjoy the canals and guild houses of the City center with an optional boat trip. Don't miss the Castle of Counts of Flanders! After the visit, the guide and the driver will drop you off at cuiseship or elsewhere in ZeeBrugge or Brugge or Brussels.
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* A traveler said: "We spent the day with our guide Lucia. She was wonderful. She had a plan in mind but easily changed gears when we asked to change our itinerary. Our driver was kind and the van was new and clean. Ghent is a beautiful city. The day we visited was not terribly crowded. They were preparing for the National Day celebrations and had stages erected for concerts on the squares. We would love to return to see the city without the stages. Bruges (Brugge) was also beautiful, but very crowded and more touristy than Ghent. So many chocolate shops. Be sure to buy the best, there is a big difference. We took a boat ride which was a great way to see the city with limited time. Our expectations were met. We learned so much about the country and it's history. We saw enough of both cities to know that we would love to return some day."


Australian Battlefields Private Tour in Flanders from Brussels

Australian Battlefields Private Tour in Flanders from Brussels

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2
  • 9 to 14 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$423.81
Price varies by group size
From
$423.81
Price varies by group size
Pay your respects to the Australian soldiers that fought and died in Flanders during WWI on this full-day battlefield tour from Brussels. Follow the path of the ANZAC troops as you walk the battlefields, peer into mine craters and see the gravesites at Fromelles, Ploegsteert and Messines. Visit the Australian Memorial Park, the Memorial to the 1st Australian Tunneling Cie and Tyne Cot Cemetery, then attend the moving Last Post Ceremony at the Menin Gate in Ypres. This small-group tour includes lunch, entrance fees and round-trip transport from Brussels.
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* A traveler said: "This is a great experience to get a feel for what the troops encountered while fighting in this region. Our tour guide Claude was excellent and made the day very special for us. Even though it is a long day it is well paced. The Last Post Ceremony in Ypres was a great way to finish our very informative and emotive day. Would highly recommend this tour."


Private Highlights of Gent Historical Tour

Private Highlights of Gent Historical Tour

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2
  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$86.55
Price varies by group size
From
$86.55
Price varies by group size
Join our Private Historical Tour: The Highlights of Gent and discover the most emblematic monuments of our gorgeous city in the company of a knowledgeable and passionate guide. We take you on a journey through the legendary past of Ghent and give you lots of tips on where to go and what to do in the city today. History and funny stories, legends and interesting facts, highlights and hidden gems — this tour has got everything to make your experience of Ghent authentic and exciting!
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Private Vimy and Belgium Canadian Battlefield Tour from Brussels

Private Vimy and Belgium Canadian Battlefield Tour from Brussels

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1
  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$441.72
Price varies by group size
From
$441.72
Price varies by group size
Follow the path of Canada’s WWI troops on this private full-day battlefield tour from Brussels. Cross the French border and head to Vimy to walk the battlefields, trenches, and Grange subways, where the Canadian Divisions came under attack in April 1917. After lunch, return to Belgium soil to pay your respects at the Tyne Cot Cemetery; visit Essex Farm, where John McRae wrote ‘In Flanders Fields’; and attend the moving Last Post Ceremony at the Menin Gate in Ypres. This private tour includes hotel pick-up, lunch and round-trip transport from Brussels.
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* A traveler said: "Tour was amazing and Claude's vast knowledge of WWI made this a trip to remember"


Tasting Belgian beer on water with our beer game - recommended for big groups

Tasting Belgian beer on water with our beer game - recommended for big groups

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1
  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Taking safety measures
From
$78.79
Price varies by group size
From
$78.79
Price varies by group size
This experience is for groups, recommended for 10 persons. With BeerSecret, we take you on an extraordinary interactive beer tasting journey on water. A local, passionated beer lady expert will take you on a boat, let you enjoying the most beautiful views of the city. During this tour, we’ll spoil you with some delicious Belgian beers, while telling you about the hidden secrets of the fascinating beer world. A young and spontaneous spirit will challenge the group with a unique collection of questions. Who’s the true zythologist among you? This tour is available in English, Dutch or French. Choose your language when booking.
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Ghent Walking City Tour
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Ghent Walking City Tour

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1
  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$7.16
From
$7.16
Forget about unprepared guides, huge groups, last minute cancellations ... Hire the professionalism of Niceday tours for a minimum price, FROM € 10 PERSON. Our guides explain the interiors of the churches, talk about art and history and discover the culture and secrets of the "Jewel of Flanders”. You will also get some incredible city tips about where to taste the typical Flemish food or have a Kwak beer in the "shoe bar" Dulle Griet.
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Ghent Walking Tour

Ghent Walking Tour

  • 1 hour 15 minutes to 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$41.78
Price varies by group size
From
$41.78
Price varies by group size
Our walking tour in Ghent is unique because we offer a combination of traditional sightseeing of the old historic centre as well as some off the beaten track places. These vary and depend on the interest of the group. Examples are street art, beguinages, funky design and so on. If you are curious and wanna know more about the "real" Ghent, you have come to the right place. Our groups are small to keep it safe and to give you the best possible experience. IMPORTANT Bring comfy walking shoes and dress for the weather. Also bring a face mask (and hand gel if possible). You need to be able to walk at least 5 km.
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Private 8-hour excursion to Ghent and Antwerp from Brussels with Hotel Pick Up

Private 8-hour excursion to Ghent and Antwerp from Brussels with Hotel Pick Up

  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$972.98
Price varies by group size
From
$972.98
Price varies by group size
Bruges and Ghent are two charming, small towns in Belgium, each just a short train ride away from Brussels. In a perfect world, Bruges and Ghent each deserve their own day for exploring. However, if you are short on time, you can visit Bruges and Ghent in one day. Namur is the capital city of the Wallonia region of Belgium. At the confluence of the Meuse and Sambre rivers is the Citadel, a medieval fortress with 7km of underground passages, gardens, views and a golden statue of a giant turtle. In town, the Felicien Rops Museum focuses on the works of this 19th-century, Namur-born erotic artist. The baroque St. Loup Church has marble columns and a richly carved ceiling.
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Magic Christmas tour in Ghent

Magic Christmas tour in Ghent

  • 2 hours
From
$733.45
per group
From
$733.45
per group
The exclusive tour only in the Christmas period! This special times brings magic in Ghent. Together with the professional local guide, you will visit the most beautifully decorated places in Ghent. You will feel spellbound with the charming atmosphere, which you can feel only this time of the year! What is the story of the Christmas tree? Who was the first to decorate it in the world? What magical things can happen during the Christmas period? Have you heard about Christmas spells? You will hear miraculous Christmas legends about Ghent. You will visit the Christmas market. What makes it so popular? What local products must taste at Christmas? Fill your heart with the joy and experience magic of Ghent.
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Private Evening Tour: The Dark Side of Gent

Private Evening Tour: The Dark Side of Gent

  • 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$86.55
Price varies by group size
From
$86.55
Price varies by group size
Join our Private Evening Tour: The Dark Side of Gent of and discover the fascinating history, myths and legends of our city with an experienced and passionate local guide. We take you off the beaten track to show you some highlights and hidden gems of our gorgeous city. After 1.5h you will finish the tour in the medieval quarter of Ghent, very close to the city center, with a deeper understanding of our beloved city!
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Ghent Private Walking Tour

Ghent Private Walking Tour

  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$187.50
per group
From
$187.50
per group
Ghent is a postcard perfect stop on any tour of Europe. The good news is that Ghent is small enough to be discovered by foot but big enough to stay vibrant. The perfect mix between cosmopolitanism and the quiet atmosphere of a provincial town. In this 2 hours tour you will discover the history of one of the most beautiful towns in Belgium, admire the outstanding charm of its quays, churches and squares. Once a beacon of richness in Northern Europe, due to its textile trade industry with deepest roots into the Middle Ages. Not only will you learn the history of the city and its ups and downs, but also its legends, about cultural and architectural style and about today’s everyday life. You will learn about: History of Ghent Its importance in medieval times Famous art works of Ghent Myths and legends of the city History of the Gravensteen Castle Town’s medieval architecture History and architecture of the three towers of Ghent Religious and political background Cultural scene of the city
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Ghent Walking Tour with Lunch

Ghent Walking Tour with Lunch

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1
  • 1 hour 15 minutes to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$77.60
Price varies by group size
From
$77.60
Price varies by group size
Our walking tour with lunch in Ghent is unique because we offer a combination of sightseeing in and outside the city centre and a nice lunch. Lunches can be traditional Belgian specialities, but also include some international dishes. We look at the food, but also the history of a place and the interior to make it all equally appealing. This tour shall include all your senses. See the sights and the food, feel and smell the food before you eat it and listen to your guide's stories. Our groups are small to keep it safe and to give you the best possible experience. You need to walk at least 5 km.
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* A traveler said: "Fun tour with knowledgeable guide. Learned lots about Gent. Worth the money. And just the right amount of info and walking"


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