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Ghent City Center Tours

Ghent City Center
Ghent is Belgium’s best-kept secret, a cosmopolitan university city of imposing churches, top-quality museums and some of the most beautiful medieval architecture in Europe. Add to this a vigorous cultural scene, packed late-night bars, restaurants and clubs, plus stylish hotels and this is a city not to be missed.

The city’s pedestrianized heart surrounds triangular Korenmarkt, which was the medieval market place, with most of the major sights – the ornate Stadhuis, St Bavo’s Cathedral, St Nicholas’ Church and the Belfry – within easy walking distance. Just northwest of Korenmarkt, the River Leie is canalized and bordered with the medieval quays of Graslei and Korenlei; it curls through Ghent on its way to join the River Schelde and a network of canals leading to the port. Close by, the austere Gravensteen Castle lies on a split in the Leie, and beyond that is Patershol, an enclave of narrow streets crammed with 17th-century artisanal cottages. Now delightfully revamped, the district is currently scene of Ghent’s hottest nightlife. Ghent’s other focal square is Vrijdagmarkt, which is huge, tree lined and surrounded by ancient guild houses – now mostly shops and restaurants – where markets spring up most weekends. In the south of the city, Citadelpark is the location of two excellent art galleries. 

Practical Info

Ghent’s tourist information office is at Sint-Veerleplein 5, in the former Fish Market, a charming red brick hall opposite Gravensteen Castle.
Address: Sint-Veerleplein 5, Ghent, Belgium
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Private Old Ghent Tour, with a local guide!

Private Old Ghent Tour, with a local guide!

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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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  • 2 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$85.79
Price varies by group size
From
$85.79
Price varies by group size
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Private "Off The Beaten Path Tour", with a local guide!

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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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  • 3 hours
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$107.24
Price varies by group size
From
$107.24
Price varies by group size

Private Photo Session with a Local Photographer in Ghent

Private Photo Session with a Local Photographer in Ghent

Want to capture your amazing honeymoon? Family vacation while the kids are still little? Your perfect couples retreat from everyday busy life? A solo trip without asking strangers to take pictures of you? Stop searching, we got you here! We are the largest network of local vacation photographers in the world! Besides Ghent, we operate in over 700 destinations worldwide! We always make sure that every special moment of each client is captured well. We believe in our service and quality of our photos so much that we even offer a 100% money back satisfaction guarantee for your photo shoot. Which means, if you don’t like the result of your photo shoot, you can contact us within 7 days and claim your money back! So what are you waiting for? Become one of our hundreds of happy customers by treating yourself to this special experience! Your family and friends will love the result too!
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  • 30 minutes
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$268.74
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$268.74
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Touristic highlights of Ghent on a Half Day (4 Hours) Private Tour with a local

Touristic highlights of Ghent on a Half Day (4 Hours) Private Tour with a local

Ghent may not be the first city that comes to mind when you think about traveling to Europe, and that may be one of the top reasons to go. Ghent almost feels like discovering a secret, you will explore its stunning Gothic buildings that re mixed in with street art, waterfront cafes, and even a castle. Our fun and entertaining guide will make this a memorable experience for you. It is one of the best experiences to immerse yourself into the begian culture and to fall in love with Ghent even more.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$89.62
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