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From Brussels: Ghent and Bruges Day Tour

1. From Brussels: Ghent and Bruges Day Tour

Discover 2 of Flanders’ most enchanting cities and follow your guide back in time on a day tour. Choose between a private and a shared option. Walk through both cities and see some of their most famous landmarks, including Saint-Bavo’s Cathedral of Ghent, Bruges' Old Town, and the Lake of Love. Ghent’s medieval architecture and vibrant atmosphere will impress you as you visit Saint-Bavo’s Cathedral, home to the famous Mystic Lamb painting (option), and pass by the Castle of the Counts of Flanders the picturesque medieval harbor Graslei and much more. In Bruges, you will enjoy the peaceful Lake of Love and the old beguinage. With your guide, discover the city and its cobbled streets on foot and you also have the option to enjoy a pleasant boat trip along the narrow canals.

Ghent: Private 2-Hour Walking Tour

2. Ghent: Private 2-Hour Walking Tour

Benefit from pick-up at your hotel or other location on agreement. Then, walk along the pretty Graslei and Korenlei to admire the gables of the guild houses. Get panoramic views of St. Nicolas' Church and medieval St. Bavo's Abbey, where you can see the "Adoration of the Mystic Lamb" by the Van Eyck brothers (own expense). Continue towards the Vrijdagsmarkt and admire the façade of the Town Hall. Encounter the 15th-century cannon of the Dulle Griet (“Evil Woman”), and then cross the Lys to enter the inner courtyard of the House of Alijn. Continue to Gravensteen Castle to take a look at the "Castle of the Counts" and end with a visit to the Old Fish Market.  

Ghent: Customized Tour with a Local Guide

3. Ghent: Customized Tour with a Local Guide

Explore Ghent with a friendly local who is passionate about the city and eager to share all the information that will help you make the most of your trip. Get to know Ghent through the eyes of a local guide on a 2 to 6-hour private tour. Meet your guide at your accommodation and head out on the tour to get familiar with the neighborhood. Learn about the best places to eat and buy groceries, the easiest ways to get around and the top things to see and do. By the end of the tour, you'll feel comfortable navigating the city and confident that you have all the information you need to make the most of your stay.

Ghent: Private Walking Tour

4. Ghent: Private Walking Tour

Ghent is located about 50 kilometers from Brussels and is considered a historical jewel of Belgium.  The city is the birthplace of Charles V, Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire and heir to the house of Habsburg. Ghent played an important role during the industrial revolution in continental Europe. Here, the first labor movement was established in 1859. Today, the city has maintained its medieval center, and several of its Gothic buildings are listed as a World Heritage Sites by UNESCO. Among the places you may visit are Saint Bavo’s Cathedral (visit to the altarpiece, The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb by the Van Eyck bothers), the market square, the Belfort tower and the covered market, the city hall, the churches of St. Nicholas, St. James, and St. Michel, the Graslei, Gravensteen, Patershol and the medieval butchery.

Private Tour: Ghent and Bruges From Brussels Full Day

5. Private Tour: Ghent and Bruges From Brussels Full Day

Start the tour from your location in Brussels then head to Bruges, the famous so-called Venice of the North and a Unesco World Heritage site. Discover its canals and beautiful gothic buildings as your guide explains all about the most interesting places in the city center - such as the Belfrey tower. After lunch, continue on to Ghent. You will be able to see a marvellous altarpiece in the city's cathedral. Wander along the canals and see the Castle of the Counts of Flanders before you are returned back to Brussels.

From Brussels: Private Tour of Bruges, Ghent and Flanders

6. From Brussels: Private Tour of Bruges, Ghent and Flanders

From Brussels, enjoy a full-day private tour of Bruges, Ghent and Flanders with a professional driver and a tour guide. Immerse yourself in beautiful architecture and history. This tour is customizable, but a general programme is as follows. Be driven to Bruges, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the famous "Venice of the North". Marvel at the canals and beautiful gothic buildings. Listen to your guide as they explain the history of the most interesting sites in the city center. Discover the Basilica of the Holy Blood of Jesus, the Belfrey tower, and the Minnewater Lake. Gaze at the Church of Our Lady, visit Saint John's Hospital with it's beautiful Memling museum, and/or the Groeninge museum. Relax during free time for lunch, before continuing to Ghent. Gaze at the marvelous altarpiece in its Cathedral. Enjoy the canals and guild houses of the city center, before embarking on an optional boat trip. Don't miss Flanders' beautiful "Castle of the Counts"! After your insightful visit, your guide and driver will drop you off at your hotel or elsewhere in Brussels.

Ghent: Private Historical Highlights Walking Tour

7. Ghent: Private Historical Highlights Walking Tour

Travel back in time to the golden days of medieval Ghent on this private walking tour that shows you the historical highlights of the city. Listen to stories of love, glory, and fortune, as well as tales of intrigue, war, and conflict. After meeting your guide at Saint Michael's Bridge, you’ll walk through the medieval heart of the city on a route that includes all the must-visit spots. You'll visit Saint Michael's Bridge, Saint Nicholas Church, Grass Quay & Corn Quay, Saint Bavo’s Cathedral, the Belfry, the City Hall, the Guild Houses, Gravensteen Castle, Friday Market, Duivelsteen and many more. As you explore highlights and hidden gems, you’ll get the perfect mix of history, funny stories, legends, and facts — everything you need to make your experience of Ghent authentic and exciting. By the end of the tour, you'll know more than a local and you'll have a better idea of where to go and what to do during your time in Ghent. As an added perk, we'll offer you a booklet with discounts and gifts at local restaurants, museums and shops.

Ghent: The Dark Side of Ghent Private Walking Tour

8. Ghent: The Dark Side of Ghent Private Walking Tour

Explore the lesser-known side of Ghent with your professional private guide on this 1.5-hour walking tour. Learn about the city's history, discover interesting facts and get to know the dark side of Ghent via old legends and tales of mystery. Finish the tour in the medieval quarter, very close to the city center, with a deeper understanding of Ghent. Enjoy a perfect mix of history and dark stories, myths, old legends, interesting facts, and hidden gems — everything to make your time in Ghent mysterious and exciting. As it is a private tour, it can be customized based on your preferences and indications. Stops included on the tour: + Saint Michael’s Bridge, + St. Bavo's Cathedral, + Graslei, + Appelbrugparkje, + Gravensteen, + Prinsenhof, + Rabot, + Bridge of Imperial Delights, + Augustine Monastery, + Patershol, and many more!

Ghent: Romantic Guided Walking Tour

9. Ghent: Romantic Guided Walking Tour

Join an exclusive romantic guided tour in the heart of Ghent. Visit the most romantic must-see places in the city with a professional local guide, perfect for any date. Discover the story of Saint Bavo, learn about Saint Nicholas' Church, and feel the charming atmosphere of the city. Walk through the center, known for medieval architecture such as 12th-century Gravensteen castle. Explore the best places to have a date in the city and be surprised by how many historical love stories are hidden in the streets, buildings, and parks of the city. Head to Het Galgenhuisje, one of the smallest cafés in Ghent, which was originally a fish stall and became an inn in the 18th century. Soak up the activity and atmosphere in this small, cozy cottage café.

Ghent: 2-Hour Private Walking Tour

10. Ghent: 2-Hour Private Walking Tour

Meet your local guide by Gravensteen Castle and set off to explore the city on this private walking tour. See Het Galgenhuisje, a small old building in the city center where convicted criminals awaited punishment. Stroll down Werrengarestraat and take pictures in front of colorful graffiti art. Hear the stories behind every street corner and building and see what it's like to call this city home with your local tour guide.

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What people are saying about Ghent

Overall rating

4.0 / 5

based on 30 reviews

I thoroughly enjoyed the day trip to Ghent and Bruges. Our guide (Stefan) was very knowledgeable, giving us all the history and interesting facts about both cities. He also made sure we had time to take pictures and answer any questions we had. If you do this tour make sure you wear comfy shoes because it is a lot of walking! There is also not much opportunity for free time but we managed with the time given. Overall a great day out and would recommend!

We had an amazing time with Brussels city tours as we explored both Ghent and Bruges. The guide was very informative as he dove into the history of both places with fascinating stories. We had some free time for lunch and also a lovely boat ride in the canals to top it all off. Would highly recommend. Thank you to our guide, Stefan for being so amazing!

The tour Stefan was knowledgeable. It was an amazing trip with fabulous details . Such a Fantastic Day with a little rain, but it didn’t interfere with our trip at all. Would absolutely recommend.

It was a lovely day to begin with, the guide was very knowledgable and we enjoyed our tour very much.

Thank you to all the team responsible for the blue team Very informative and beautiful places