FREE TOUR

Discover the history and the hidden secrets of one of the most beautiful towns in Belgium – Ghent. You’ll be mesmerized by the outstanding beauty of its quays, churches and squares. Every house has its own history and every facade is hiding some legends behind. Would you like to know what’s so special about Ghent? Join our free walking tour!

You’ll learn not only the history of the city, its ups and downs, but also the urban myths, the jokes the citizens have about their town, the adventures of the university students and how this young party-people are giving life to the city. At the end of the tour you’ll discover the historical “must see’s” of Ghent, and also you’ll know where the locals like to go for a drink and to have a good lunch or dinner.

The tour is about 2 hours and it covers the main highlights of the city. We’ll be happy to see you there no matter if the weather is good or bad. If it’s rainy just take your umbrella and your smile and join the tour!

 

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Tours Daily at 13:00hr

Monday – Sunday in English and Spanish

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MEETING POINT

Sint Michielsplein 21

Outside the Uppelink Hostel

tour1 Graslei and Korenlei (the medieval harbor of Ghent)

tour2 The three towers of Ghent: a. St. Nicholas Church  b. Belfry  c. St. Bavo’s Cathedral

tour3 The City Hall

tour4 Graffiti Street

tour5 Vrijdagsmarkt square

tour6 St. Jacobs Church

tour7 Dulle Griet

tour8 Patershol quarter

tour9 The castle Gravensteen

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You can book in advance or just show up 5 minutes before the tour.

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HOW TO GET TO THE MEETING POINT

At the exit of Gent Sint-Pieters railway station, take the tram number 1 in the direction of “Evergem”. The ride takes around 10 minutes. You should get off at the stop “Korenmarkt”. The meeting point is located 50 meters away from the Korenmarkt.

At the exit of Gent Dampoort railway station, take the bus number 3 in the direction of “Mariakerke Post”. The ride takes around 15 minutes. You should get off at the stop “Korenmarkt”. The meeting point is located 50 meters away from the Korenmarkt.

There are two European highways (E17 and E40) that cross each other in Ghent. When getting off at E17, you should take the exit “Gent Centrum”. On the contrary, when getting off at E40, you should initially continue in the direction of “Antwerpen” (E17), and then take the exit “Gent Centrum”. Afterwards, you have to follow the parking route (P-route). Follow the indications to Parking Sint-Michiels (472 spaces), which is the closest one to the meeting point.

+ From Sint-Pieters station

At the exit of Gent Sint-Pieters railway station, take the tram number 1 in the direction of “Evergem”. The ride takes around 10 minutes. You should get off at the stop “Korenmarkt”. The meeting point is located 50 meters away from the Korenmarkt.

+ From Gent-Dampoort station

At the exit of Gent Dampoort railway station, take the bus number 3 in the direction of “Mariakerke Post”. The ride takes around 15 minutes. You should get off at the stop “Korenmarkt”. The meeting point is located 50 meters away from the Korenmarkt.

+ By Car

There are two European highways (E17 and E40) that cross each other in Ghent. When getting off at E17, you should take the exit “Gent Centrum”. On the contrary, when getting off at E40, you should initially continue in the direction of “Antwerpen” (E17), and then take the exit “Gent Centrum”. Afterwards, you have to follow the parking route (P-route). Follow the indications to Parking Sint-Michiels (472 spaces), which is the closest one to the meeting point.

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ABOUT US

Is there anything better than discovering a city with a person who is driven by passion for the history, culture and significance that are hiding behind each single building?

We created our tour for those people who are tired of visiting the city and not knowing its secrets, those who cannot stand any more reading from printed guides and those who are willing to explore Ghent to the littlest details!

Who are we? We are all coming from different countries: Belgium, Spain, Russia, Italy, Mexico; we all have different backgrounds and personal histories.

We chose Ghent as a place to live for different reasons… But we give tours for ONE SINGLE REASON: we are absolutely in love with the city! We want to discover its hidden secrets more and more and we are willing to tell you everything we know about it! Immerse yourself into the history, culture and secret pearls of this gorgeous city. You’ll see the astonishing Graslei, the medieval Castle of the Counts of Flanders, the popular square Vrijdagsmarkt, the open-air space for contemporary art – the Graffiti Street, the Belfry of the town – symbol of the citizens’ autonomy, the St. Baafs Cathedral  and many treasures more.

Of course, nobody can be fed only by history and art, so don’t worry, we’ll let you know what are our favorite places to eat and to have a drink.

Let us contract you with our love for this Flemish town!

   

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SPECIAL TOURS

Besides our Free Tour around Gent, we also offer you Special Tours upon request, in different languages:

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Kayak Tour

Kayak Tour

We would like to offer you another perspective of the city - from its canals and rivers. We start the tour in the old harbor of Ghent, which was one of the most important medieval harbors in Europe. After enjoying the gorgeous view of the Graslei and the Korenlei, you'll be heading to the mighty castle of the Counts of Flanders and its surrounding walls and cannels. Additionally, you'll be able to discover those remote areas that you can only enjoy kayaking. Join us for this interesting and non-conventional way to discover Ghent!

Chocolate Workshop

Chocolate Workshop

When in Belgium, do as Belgians do and enjoy Chocolate! The country is worldwide known as the biggest and one of the best producers of this heavenly tasty product. Dark, milk or white? Whatever! Everything is delicious and can satisfy even the pickiest palate. We have something special for you: when in Ghent you can make your own chocolate! What can be a better reminder of your trip to Belgium if not a box of chocolates made with your own hands!

Beer Tasting

Beer Tasting

Beer lovers feel right at home in Belgium. There are over 500 different varieties of Belgian beer, each one served on its own custom-made glass that provides the best conditions for its right taste. Belgian beers are appreciated for their variety and flavor. Are you a beer lover? Are you willing to discover the secrets of beer making? Or you just want to spend your time in Ghent differently? If one of your answers to these questions is ``yes``, then this activity was created for you! We assure you that after this experience you´ll love Ghent even more!

Bruges Walking Tour

Bruges Walking Tour

Discover the best preserved medieval city in Belgium with our team. With its exceptional gilded architecture, with its cozy bars and cafés Bruges is a must when in Belgium. While walking on the streets of this town, you can't help but think that you just took a time machine and teleported yourself in the Middle Ages. Discover the history of this magical place, its secrets and myths with our guides.

Please contact us if you want to book a tour or get more information about any of these activities.

CONTACT US

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Please do not hesitate to contact us for any question or any comment:

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