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Ghent: 50-Minute Medieval Center Guided Boat Trip

Ghent: 50-Minute Medieval Center Guided Boat Trip

Activity provider: Boat in Gent bv
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Likely to sell out

From US$ 9.62 per person

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

Experience

Highlights
  • 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.
Includes
  • Boat trip
  • Guide
  • Blankets (winter tour only)
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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    Meeting point

    Meet your guide at the big yellow umbrella - corner in Kraanlei near the Castle of the Counts.

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    Important information

    Not allowed

    • Pets (assistance dogs allowed)
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.3 /5

    based on 510 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.4/5
    • Transportation
      4.4/5
    • Value for money
      4.4/5
    • Safety
      4.5/5

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    Have visited Ghent many times but have never done the boat trip. The boat guide gave a good explanation of the history of the city & the buildings. A boat tour always provides a different perspective and angle to take photos. The company was really good to answer questions via email. I booked online as I wasn’t sure how many boats would be running or how full they might be. Thank you.

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    September 22, 2020

    Very funny boat driver / captain / tour guide. Very multi-lingual

    Lots of nationalities on the boat, the boat driver / captain / tour guide was very fluent in many languages. Unfortunately there were two women who chatted away the entire time among themselfes, it was hard to hear and I was simply too embarrased / stupid to ask them to please stop chatting. Ghent is wonderful, the boat tour was fantastic.

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    September 2, 2019

    nice and relaxing

    The boat ride was prompt, guide funny but the sound/ microphone quality was not so good. You could tell that it was the acoustics as the sound improved when the tour went under the bridge :) Maybe, it could help with putting the speakers towards the middle of the boat instead of the front.

    July 22, 2019

    Product ID: 196022