Water activity

Ghent: 50-Minute Medieval Center Guided Boat Trip

Activity provider: Boat in Gent bv
Water activity

Ghent: 50-Minute Medieval Center Guided Boat Trip

Activity provider: Boat in Gent bv
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From US$ 10.29 per person

Likely to sell out

Enjoy a 50-minute guided boat trip through the beautiful medieval city center of Ghent to discover its most glorious sites.

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Duration 50 minutes
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Live tour guide
Dutch, English, French


  • Marvel at St Bavo’s Cathedral, the Belfry and St Nicholas’ Church
  • Discover the old guildhalls of labormen
  • Admire the impressive castles of the Counts and the Princes’ Court
  • Sail between the old Fish Market and the even older Meat Hall
  • Glide through the Ancient Port of Ghent with its quay walls and mercantile houses
Full description
Take a boat close to the amazing Castle of the Counts to discover the most beautiful places of Ghent. A guide will take you through the fascinating history of medieval Ghent and its historical buildings and architecture on this 50-minute tour. Enjoy the famous three towers of Ghent, various medieval churches and monasteries, the birthplace of Charles V of Spain, majestic guild halls, a breathtaking castle, and much more! Hear the stories behind these magnificent monuments. Your tour is guided in English, Dutch, and French. There are also illustrated translations into German, Spanish, Italian, Russian and Japanese available on board.
  • Boat trip
  • Multi-lingual guide
  • Blankets (winter tour only)

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    Meeting point

    Meeting point may vary depending on the option booked.

    Important information

    Not allowed

    • Pets (assistance dogs allowed)

    Know before you go

    • This tour goes rain or shine. If it rains, there are umbrellas on board
    • Ticket is only valid for 1 trip that can be taken at a time of your choosing
    • From April 1 - October 31: every day from 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM, every 20 minutes
    • From November 1 - March 31: every day at 10:45 AM, 11:45 AM, 12:45 PM, 1:45 PM, 2:45 PM, and 3:45 PM
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.3 /5

    based on 1054 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
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    • Service
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    Enthusiastic and friendly guide who was conversant in many languages. We signed up for English tour but he was able to accommodate French, Spanish and Dutch seamlessly. Interesting sights and good commentary. Guests in other languages were provided written explanations and photos as well. All seemed to enjoy. We had blankets provided to keep our legs warm as temperatures were just above freezing, but it was not uncomfortable, even in winter. Recommend this tour. Good value for price.

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    March 24, 2023

    Excellent, knowledgeable and friendly guide! The only downside was it seemed like we backtracked a lot. The guide said we couldn’t go as far as normal as the water levels were low. Overall, a great guided tour that gave you some nice background and beautiful views of Ghent.

    March 24, 2023

    Easy to book and easy to find pickup location. The waiting time for the next boat is about 20 minutes. There are not many chairs for waiting tourists. a mandatory attribute is an umbrella (umbrellas) to protect against rain or the scorching sun. The guide or his assistant could be more active in distributing people around the boat, recommending the best place to listen to the story. The description of the tour mentioned materials in native language, but they did not give me.

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    March 24, 2023

    Product ID: 196022