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Day Trip to Ghent

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  • 9 hours 30 minutes
  • Round trip
  • English guide

Discover this magnificent medieval city with Buendía Tours and let yourself be guided through the narrow streets, colourful channels and wide squares. This fantastic Day Trip to Ghent will open up your eyes and your mind!

  • Gravensteen's Castle in Ghent | Buendía Tours
    Gravensteen's Castle in Ghent | Buendía Tours
  • Ghent's town hall
    Ghent's town hall
  • Saint Nicolas Church in Ghent
    Saint Nicolas Church in Ghent
  • Medieval Cathedral and bridge in Ghent
    Medieval Cathedral and bridge in Ghent
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Do you want to wander through the towers between the channels of Ghent and lose yourself in the student atmosphere of Ghent?

Itinerary of the trip to Ghent from Brussels

Departure at 08:30 am from the centre of Brussels, and transfer to the vibrant town of Ghent. Enjoy one of the most fascinating medieval cities in Europe with an English-speaking guide, and discover why in the XVI century was the second largest city by population. 

You will have 4h as free time for lunch after the guided tour to explore the city as you please. Our guides will recommend you some of the exclusive pastry shops, where you will find the best chocolate in the world, and pop into some of the museums shops where you will find some Van Eyk art pieces.

What are we going to visit in Ghent?

  • Ghent Town Hall (Stadhuis): It is a huge building with a complex façade. it seems to be formed by two buildings, but it is a trick!

  • The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb”: The Ghent Altarpiece, or ‘The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb’, is one of the most impressive pieces of art, painted by the van Eyck brothers, Hubert and Jan

  • Het Belfort van Gent: The 91-metre-tower is famous for its Dragon, which observes Ghent and protects its inhabitants

  • Saint Bavo's Cathedral: Saint Bavo is the patron saint of Ghent: he lived between 589 and 654 and he was born in a rich family of Liege.

  • Saint Nichola's Church: Gothic example close to Korenmarkt square

  • Mason's Guild Hall: Before 1976 no one remembered its presence, but in 1976 this building was renovated, giving it back to its city!

  • Korenmarkt: Not only a place full of history, but also a monumental area where to take a nap.

  • Sint-Michielsbrug bridge: The perfect romantic scenery for your photos and selfies!

  • Sint-Michielsbrug church: Here you will find the famous painting ‘Christ on the Cross’ by Anthony Van Dyck. The church contains others paintings and sculptures by famous masters.

  • Graslei and Korenlei: A beautiful place close to the river where to sit down and explore with your senses. Characterized by a relaxed atmosphere, this area attracts both tourists and local people.

  • Great Butcher's Hall: If you are looking for traditional products, you have to step into this amazing market!

  • Kleine Vismarkt: In this monumental building you’ll find marvellous, industrial event halls.

  • St. Veerleplein: It is the only remaining mediaeval castle with the remaining part of a large intact defence system, the oldest in Flanders.

Meeting Point

At Carrefour de l’Europe, under the columns of the main entrance of the station Brussel-Centraal, in front of the Hilton Grand Place hotel.

Look for our guides, with the English flag in a black umbrella. You will also see the logo of Buendia Tours.

Address: Carrefour de l'Europe 3, 1000 Bruxelles. Belgium 

 

  • Availability

    • 8:30 h - Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Sunday

    1 Julio a 15 Septiembre

    • 8:30 h - Tusday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday
  • Duration

    • 9h30 min approx
  • Included

    • Eglish guide
    • Round trip
  • Language

    • English
  • Price

    • General: 29 €
    • Under 26 years old: 26 €
    • Over 65 years old: 21 €
    • Under 12 years old: Free
  • Cancellation Policy

    • Free of charges until 48 hours.
    • 50% charges between 24 and 48 hours.
    • Within 24 hours or No show, no refund will be purchased

Rules and advices

Try to be on time, better some minutes before the scheduled time. We all have to respect the timetable and we cannot be late.