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Gravensteen Castle (Castle of the Counts)
Gravensteen Castle (Castle of the Counts)

Gravensteen Castle (Castle of the Counts) Tours and Tickets

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One of Belgium’s best-preserved medieval fortresses, Gravensteen Castle (also known as the Castle of the Counts) boasts thick stone walls, crenellated towers, and a history laced with intrigue and torture. Today, the landmark is a historical gem in the heart of Ghent; stop by to learn its often dark history firsthand.

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Sint-Veerleplein 11, Ghent, Belgium, 9000
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Guided boat trip in medieval Ghent

Guided boat trip in medieval Ghent

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See Ghent from a new perspective on a 40-minute boat tour down the Leie, offered in 5 languages to suit your preference. In addition to navigating, your guide provides historical anecdotes about a range of medieval landmarks passed along the way, from St. Bavo’s Cathedral to 13th-century monasteries. Don’t forget your camera: Panoramic views of the riverbanks are frame-worthy.
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  • 40 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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USD9.38
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USD9.38

Private Highlights of Gent Historical Tour

Private Highlights of Gent Historical Tour

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Discover the gorgeous city of Gent with this tour. Led by a professional, local guide, go on a journey through Gent's past and hidden gems. Start at St Michael's Bridge to learn about the city's role in medieval trading. Transition into the city center at Graslei and Korenlei and explore the area that once functioned as the city's port. Enjoy street art in the specified Werregarenstraat area.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD86.03
Price varies by group size
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USD86.03
Price varies by group size

Guided Boat Trip in Ghent

Guided Boat Trip in Ghent

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Cruise the romantic waterways of medieval Ghent on a 40-minute tour and take in the sights along the River Leie waterfront. Glide past the medieval port of Graslei, the old Groot Vleeshuis Butcher’s Hall and the imposing Castle of Counts, and admire the pretty colorful houses along the riverside.
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  • 40 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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USD9.38
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USD9.38

Ghent Walking Tour with Lunch

Ghent Walking Tour with Lunch

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Our walking tour with lunch in Ghent is unique because we offer a combination of sightseeing in and outside the city centre and a nice lunch. Lunches can be traditional Belgian specialities, but also include some international dishes. We look at the food, but also the history of a place and the interior to make it all equally appealing. This tour shall include all your senses. See the sights and the food, feel and smell the food before you eat it and listen to your guide's stories. Our groups are small to keep it safe and to give you the best possible experience. You need to walk at least 5 km. (PLEASE NOTE: Self-Guided tour between 18 May 22 and 5 June 22)
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD67.78
Price varies by group size
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USD67.78
Price varies by group size

Historical Walking Tour: Legends of Gent

Historical Walking Tour: Legends of Gent

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Join our daily Free Historical Tour of Ghent and discover the highlights of our gorgeous city in the company of a knowledgeable and enthusiastic guide. We take you on a journey through the legendary past of Ghent and give you lots of tips on where to go and what to do in the city today. History and funny stories, legends and interesting facts, highlights and hidden gems — this tour has got everything to make your experience of Ghent authentic and exciting! If you cannot make it to the tour for whatever reason, please notify us, so we can open your slot to other visitors. Thank you and enjoy the tour! IMPORTANT NOTE: Our guides are volunteers who offer tours for tips. The charged fee only covers the cost of booking via this platform.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD3.12
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USD3.12

Self-Guided Tour of Ghent with Interactive City Game

Self-Guided Tour of Ghent with Interactive City Game

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Explore Ghent at your own pace with a self-guided tour and smartphone app. Play a fun, family-friendly game and answer questions about locations throughout Ghent. See popular city landmarks including Ghent Town Hall, St. Bavo’s Cathedral, and the St. Michael’s Bridge. Get to know the city in a unique way through this interactive city game app.
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  • 2 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD32.32
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USD32.32
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Private Evening Tour: The Dark Side of Gent

Private Evening Tour: The Dark Side of Gent

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Join our Private Evening Tour: The Dark Side of Gent of and discover the fascinating history, myths and legends of our city with an experienced and passionate local guide. We take you off the beaten track to show you some highlights and hidden gems of our gorgeous city. After 1.5h you will finish the tour in the medieval quarter of Ghent, very close to the city center, with a deeper understanding of our beloved city!
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  • 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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USD86.03
Price varies by group size
From
USD86.03
Price varies by group size

Walking Food Tour in Ghent

Walking Food Tour in Ghent

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Our walking food tour in Ghent is unique because we offer a combination of sightseeing in and outside the city centre and some good food and drink tasters. These tasters are traditional Ghent and Belgian specialities, but also include some international dishes. After all, Ghent is multicultural, which also reflects in the city's eateries, created by people who also made Ghent their home. We support local, small businesses and get you in touch with the locals who are happy to share their story as well. This tour shall include all your senses. See the sights and the food, feel and smell the food before you eat it and listen to your guide's stories. Our groups are small to keep it safe and to give you the best possible experience. IMPORTANT Please let us know about any allergies/intolerances you have before you book. We will let you know then if this tour is suitable. Bring comfy shoes and dress for the weather. PLEASE NOTE: Self-Guided tour between 18 May 22 and 5 June 22
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD83.42
Price varies by group size
From
USD83.42
Price varies by group size

Ghent: Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt and Private Walking Tour

Ghent: Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt and Private Walking Tour

Explore Ghent on your own pace while solving riddles. Use your imagination, observation, logic and team spirit in order to accomplish the tasks. Learn interesting information about the beautiful city of Ghent while walking around narrow streets and 10 of the most importanta attractions. Pause when ever you want and continue later. Discover hidden gems. Snap beautiful photos. Far from crowds and schedules. Start any time you wish! Everything in your smartphone! Enjoy an interactive activity in your language.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD20.85
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USD20.85
per group

Ghent Chocolate Tasting Tour

Ghent Chocolate Tasting Tour

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Our Ghent chocolate tour is unique because we offer a combination of sightseeing and chocolate in and near the city centre. Imagine anything chocolaty that you have ever dreamt off. You will for sure be on a high when you finish the tour! :) We support local, small businesses and during this tour get you in touch with the locals who are happy to share their story as well. This tour shall include all your senses. See the sights and the chocolate, feel and smell it before you eat and listen to your guide's stories. Our groups are small to keep it safe and to give you the best possible experience. IMPORTANT Please let us know about any allergies/intolerances you have before you book. We will let you know then if this tour is suitable. Bring comfy walking shoes and dress for the weather. Also bring a face mask. This tour will definitely leave you on a high. Make sure to bring some water that you can drink between tastings. !!! Self-Guided tour between 18 May 22 and 5 June 22
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  • 1 hour to 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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USD57.35
Price varies by group size
From
USD57.35
Price varies by group size

Small-Group Food Tour in Ghent by Bike

Small-Group Food Tour in Ghent by Bike

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Our cycling food tour in Ghent is unique because we offer a combination of sightseeing in and outside the city centre and some good food and drink tasters. We walk in the city centre and cycle outside to some areas that you would not reach as a tourist otherwise. Tasters are traditional Ghent and Belgian specialities, but also include some international dishes. We support local, small businesses and get you in touch with the locals who are happy to share their story as well. This tour shall include all your senses. See the sights and the food, feel and smell the food before you eat it and listen to your guide's stories. Our groups are small to keep it safe and to give you the best possible experience. IMPORTANT Please let us know about any allergies/intolerances you have before you book. We will let you know then if this tour is suitable. Bring comfy walking shoes and dress for the weather. PLEASE NOTE: Self-Guided tour between 18 May 22 and 5 June 22
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD114.70
Price varies by group size
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USD114.70
Price varies by group size

Private Tour to Belgian Architecture Gem: Ghent

Private Tour to Belgian Architecture Gem: Ghent

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Ghent is the hidden gem of Belgium; it is a real city with vivid life today. Its history is precious, and that is -obviously- reflected in the Architecture. From a stone castle in the 900s, we start a tour until we finish the right of Belgium Silicon Valley (the alternative name of Ghent). This tour is dedicated to enriching your knowledge of European architecture and history through the rise and fall of the Holy Roman Empire on the hands of Ghent’s most famous person: Emperor Charles V. He was born in the Counts of Flandre castle to rule Europe at that time.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours 40 minutes
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USD298.39
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USD298.39
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Half-Day Private Highlights and Hidden Gems of Ghent Tour

Half-Day Private Highlights and Hidden Gems of Ghent Tour

Ghent is both a historic gem rich in history and architecture and a vibrant, innovating student city. This tour is for those that want to get to know these many diverse sides. The tour covers both the highlights and many hidden gems. Medieval history and architecture with castles, belfry, churches, guild halls, abbeys and merchants’ and patricians’ houses. Repurposed industrial structures and the monumental buildings of the socialist movement from the 19th and early 20th centuries. Picturesque neighbourhoods and photogenic bridges over one of Ghent’s rivers or canals. 13th century beguinages (closed community formerly inhabited by a movement of pious laywomen) and 21st century modern structures. Disappeared abbeys and palaces. University buildings and many students. Ghent has so much to offer and your local guide would love to show it to you!
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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USD104.27
Price varies by group size
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USD104.27
Price varies by group size

Ghent Walking Tour

Ghent Walking Tour

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Our walking tour in Ghent is unique because we offer a combination of traditional sightseeing of the old historic centre as well as some off the beaten track places. These vary and depend on the interest of the group. Examples are street art, beguinages, funky design and so on. If you are curious and wanna know more about the "real" Ghent, you have come to the right place. Our groups are small to keep it safe and to give you the best possible experience. IMPORTANT Bring comfy walking shoes and dress for the weather. Also bring a face mask (and hand gel if possible). You need to be able to walk at least 5 km. (PLEASE NOTE: Self-Guided tour between 18 May 22 and 5 June 22)
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes to 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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USD46.92
Price varies by group size
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USD46.92
Price varies by group size

Vegan Food Tour in Ghent

Vegan Food Tour in Ghent

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Our vegan food tour in Ghent is unique because it is the very first one of its kind in Ghent. Moreover, we offer a combination of sightseeing in and outside the city centre and include some good vegan food and drink tasters. We also support local, small plant-based businesses and get you in touch with the locals who are happy to share their story as well. This tour shall include all your senses. See the sights and the food, feel and smell the food before you eat it and listen to your guide's stories. Our groups are small to keep it safe and to give you the best possible experience. IMPORTANT Please let us know about any allergies/intolerances you have before you book. We will let you know then if this tour is suitable. Bring comfy walking shoes and dress for the weather. Also bring a face mask (and hand gel if possible). You need to be able to walk at least 5 km. (PLEASE NOTE: Self-Guided tour between 18 May 22 and 5 June 22)
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD83.42
Price varies by group size
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USD83.42
Price varies by group size

Belgian Hidden Architectural Gem

Belgian Hidden Architectural Gem

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This tour is a perfect introduction to Ghent’s magnificent architecture and historical sights. Instead of studying a guidebook, explore the city with a guide to give you local insights into the history and development of the city. Find out about the fall of the Holy Roman Empire, discover beautiful architecture in the Vrijdagmarkt area, see Gravensteen castle, and learn why the city has gained the nickname of “Belgium's Silicon Valley”.
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  • 2 hours
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USD16.05
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USD16.05

Ghent: Escape Game in the city - Spotted in Ghent

Ghent: Escape Game in the city - Spotted in Ghent

Want to spend a fun and nice time with family or friends? Going out and discovering a city while playing? Play an Urban Escape Game with Coddy: take a walk and let the mobile application guide you to the various points of interest where you will have to solve puzzles and / or complete missions! In a team of up to 6 people, you will only need your smartphone to embark on the adventure. Explore differently: play an urban Escape Game!
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD41.70
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USD41.70
per group

Unforgettable private tour to Belgium’s most delightful cities Bruges and Ghent

Unforgettable private tour to Belgium’s most delightful cities Bruges and Ghent

Bruges and Ghent are two beautiful medieval Belgian cities, often called "Northern Venice" and "the most Flemish". There is no other place like Bruges in Belgium. With its authentic medieval architecture and scenic canals, the so-called "reien", the city really is fairy tale material and on thу other hand, there is no other place in Belgium like Ghent where contemporary design, art, fashion, gastronomy, and music blend so perfectly with the past.
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  • 8 hours
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USD1,134.00
Price varies by group size
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USD1,134.00
Price varies by group size

Small-Group Running and Dancing Tour in Ghent

Small-Group Running and Dancing Tour in Ghent

Our rancing (running and dancing) tour in Ghent is unique because it is the only one of its kind that exists. It combines sightseeing with running/jogging and dancing. Our intention is to create a little private party, where you can enjoy being your craziest self. After all, we ask you to dress up for the occasion. This is a tour that suits families, hen and birthday parties or just something completely different if you really wanna have some fun. Don't be afraid and embrace your beautiful self. Yes, you do get people asking what's happening, but in 99 % of the cases, you will put a smile on their face. So what's not to like huh? :) Please note that it is important that you can run/ jog or walk 5 km. We do stop when you need a break, take a sip of water or want to take photos. Let's get this party started.
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  • 45 minutes to 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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USD39.62
Price varies by group size
From
USD39.62
Price varies by group size

Historic Highlights, by a local guide

Historic Highlights, by a local guide

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We're so delighted! It was really interesting, fascinating and attractive dive into the history and lifestyle of Gent. The guide is a real pro. It seems like they know the story behind each building in the city. The time has passed very quickly. The walking tour of Gent with Jurgen was one of the highlights of our trip. Jurgen, being a professor of history is not only knowledgeable on the history of Gent but his passion for the subject is incredible. We learned a lot and saw many of the historical and key sites in the city. Highly Recommended Tour for those who are looking for a private walking tour of the city. 5 out of 5 stars. This is a great experience! Jurgen is a knowledgeable and thoughtful guide. A perfect tour for first time visitors to Ghent. Jorgen was such a pleasure to spend a morning with - we enjoyed our walk, and getting to chat with a local who really loves his town.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD28.15
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USD28.15

Small-Group Running Tour in Ghent

Small-Group Running Tour in Ghent

Our running tour in Ghent is unique because we offer a combination of sightseeing in and outside the city centre and sports whilst you are on holiday. Our groups are small to keep it safe and to give you the best possible experience. You need to run at least 4 km. (PLEASE NOTE: Self-Guided tour between 18 May 22 and 5 June 22)
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  • 45 minutes to 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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USD39.62
Price varies by group size
From
USD39.62
Price varies by group size

Running + Dancing = Rancing Ghent

Running + Dancing = Rancing Ghent

Rancing is a really fun way to explore a new place. You run (or walk) to get from A to B, but at a very gentle pace and you make different dance stops. The dance is freestyle, but your guide can show some moves if you like. Dance breaks also allow you to get some facts of Ghent and give you a chance to ask questions. We love to dress up and recommend guests to do the same as it contributes to the good vibes :) Everyone is welcome! ***IMPORTANT*** -Please check availability before you book. -Min. 2 people -Private tours possible. -Bookings shall be made min. 48 hours in advance. -For last minute bookings, please get in touch. -Tours are never the same. The landmarks pointed out are examples only and we will finish at a different location than the starting point.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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USD31.70
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USD31.70

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