DAY TRIP TO GHENT FROM BRUSSELS
Guided tour of Ghent lead by an expert in the history and the legends of Ghent.
Discover « one of the most beautiful historic cities of Europe » according to François Mitterand
Opt to visit to the altarpiece of “The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb” by the Van Eyck brothers and admire one of the most important works of art from the Middle Ages
Visit an authentic medieval castle
Take one shoe off in exchange for a beer at the famous bar De Dulle Griet
Price: 35€ (free for Children 0 - 4 years old).
Professional guides (English-speaking). Experts and passionate about the history of Ghent and Flanders
Every Monday and Wednesday at 9:30 hr
Booking is fast and easy
Book and cancel for free
Eat the local dishes such as fries, mussels and Flemish beef and beer stew
Visit the museums and buy souvenirs
Ghent is located about 50 km 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 and is where the first labour movement was established in 1859. Today, the city has maintained its medieval centre, and several of his Gothic buildings are listed as a World Heritage Sites by Unesco.
WHAT TO EXPECT:
Departure from Brussels by train (faster, safer, more comfortable, more environmentally friendly and less walking) with our guide, who will tell you about the history, the architecture, the legends and much more for a visit of maximum 3 hours,
The guide will suggest free-time activities (museums, restaurants, boutiques…),
Free time of 3 hours,
Return to Brussels by train with our guide. If you would like to stay in Ghent for a longer time, our guide will give you all the necessary information to return to Brussels.
Saint Bavo’s Cathedral, a spectacular Gothic church decorated with majestic Baroque ornamentation. Step into the marble choir and private chapels, admire Peter Paul Rubens’ painting “Saint Bavo Enters the Convent at Ghent” and the Rococo pulpit, and go into the Romanesque crypt, where you can also admire its frescoes. Optional visit to the altarpiece “the Adoration of the Mystic Lamb” by the Van Eyck bothers, which is one of the most important works of art of the Middle Ages.
The market square, the Belfort tower, and the covered market.
The City Hall, an extraordinary building combining Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque architecture.
The churches of St. Nicholas, St. James, and St. Michel, three parish churches that stand as a reminding of Ghent’s medieval past.
The Graslei, old port of the city and one of the most scenic places in Ghent, where you can admire the river Leie and the old guildhalls.
Gravensteen, a medieval castle that was the former residence of the Counts of Flanders.
Patershol, picturesque area with buildings of charming brick facades where restaurants and cafés offer you the best of the Flemish cuisine.
The medieval butchery, an imposing Gothic building of 1408 that is one of Europe oldest meat markets.
Every Monday and Wednesday
Free for Children 0 - 4 years old.
Grand-Place in front of the City Hall. Find our guides! They hold a white umbrella
Professional guide, expert in the history and the legends of Ghent
Round trip by train from Brussels (Brussels-Ghent-Brussels)
The tickets to the museums
The optional visit of the altarpiece “the Adoration of the Mystic Lamb” (4,00€)
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
Size of the group: to ensure the best service possible, our tours are limited to 25 participants per group. For larger groups, please contact us.
Online booking : book and pay directly online.
We advise you to reserve your place as soon as possible to ensure availability.
You can book up to 2 hours before the beginning of the tour (depending on the availability).
How to spot our guides? that’s easy! Our guides hold a white umbrella with the "Bravo Discovery - Walking tour" logo on it. You will of course be informed of the name and contact details of your guide.
We are a group: we recommend our "Day trip to Ghent" private guided tour starting from 220,00€. Send us a message to receive a personalised offer.
Saint Bavo’s Cathedral: open from Monday to Saturday, 8:30am-6pm, and on Sunday, 10am-6pm.
Do you have more questions? if you have any further questions or would like to get more information, please do not hesitate to contact us.
TERMS OF SERVICE:
To ensure your participation, we recommend booking your tour as soon as possible.
The number of participants is limited.
Bravo Discovery ensures participation to only those who booked in advance.
Without prior booking, our guides reserve the right to refuse participation in the tour depending on the availability.
We kindly ask you to be at the meeting point 10 minutes prior to the scheduled starting time.
You can book up to 2 hours before the beginning of the tour (please note that the number of participants is limited to 25 per group).
Up to 24 hours prior to the tour: 100% refund.
Less than 24 hours prior to the tour: no refund.
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