Water activity

Ghent: 40-Minute Historical Boat Tour of City Center

Activity provider: GENT-WATERTOERIST BV

Ghent: 40-Minute Historical Boat Tour of City Center

Activity provider: GENT-WATERTOERIST BV
Likely to sell out
Likely to sell out

From US$ 9.50 per person

Relax and enjoy the view of the city from the river. Bask in the fascinating history of Ghent as your professional tour guide shares with you all the history and secrets of the city. See the beautiful buildings of Ghent including the Castle of the Counts.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Valid 2 days
Check availability to see starting times.
Reserve now & pay later
Keep your travel plans flexible—book your spot and pay nothing today. Learn more
Live tour guide
Dutch, English, French


  • Enjoy a unique way to discover Ghent from the water side
  • Learn about Ghent's fascinating, long history from a local knowledgeable guide
  • See the beautiful architecture in Ghent and view the impressive walls of the Castle of Counts
Full description
Departing from the picturesque jetty, embark on a relaxing 40-minute cruise of Ghent city center. Learn about the history of this beautiful city from a local, knowledgeable guide. Discover Medieval Ghent and its prestigious and glorious past. See the beautiful house fronts of the Graslei and the old meat-market. Be in awe at the rugged and steep walls of the Castle of Counts. Imagine the lives of the powerful people that once stalked its corridors. Soak in the history from your riverside view point.
  • 40-minute guided boat tour
    Not suitable for
    • People with mobility impairments
    • Wheelchair users

    Select participants and date



    Meeting point

    Graslei Jetty - Ghent Watertoerist, near n° 7, the white/green boat house. Not to confuse with bootjes van gent which is on the other side of the water (korenlei).

    Open in Google Maps ⟶
    Important information

    Know before you go

    • Boat tours run in open or covered boats depending on the weather conditions
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.2 /5

    based on 213 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
    • Transportation
    • Value for money
    • Safety

    Sort by:

    Traveler type:

    Star rating:

    It was a nice tour. It gave us some beautiful views of the city. We also had done walking tours, so there wasn’t very much more that we learned from the tour. The tour guide explained everything in Dutch, then German, then English. This fascinated and amazed me, but it was also a bit distracting (perhaps because he seemed to have more fun telling the stories in German). Overall it was a nice experience, but do it in addition to a walking tour, not in place of one.

    Read more

    May 12, 2022

    In 40 minutes a maximum of info about this little cruise The guide very far-sighted as well for the translation and the weather We ended this moment of relaxation like a little multicolored turtle floating over the water ☔️☔️☔️☔️ This says it's Belgium we eat well there we drink well but it rains well ‍♀️ Thanks again to Ghent for your welcome everywhere we went

    Read more

    August 7, 2021

    This small river trip is pleasant and allows us to discover the riches of the city of Ghent. The explanations are appreciable throughout the cruise and teach us a bit of the history of the city. In addition, when the weather is very hot, sailing on the water makes us feel good.

    June 17, 2021

    Product ID: 169243