GHENT BUS TRIP From Brussels / English

Overview

Wander through medieval town squares, gaze up at towering spires and admire beautiful 13th-century architecture on this 9.5-hour day trip to Ghent from Brussels. Explore the vibrant heart of ancient Ghent dubbed the jewel of Flanders with your guide. Take in top attractions such as the Castle of Gerald the Devil, the Masons Guild House, Saint Bavos Cathedral and the Castle of the Counts of Flanders. Wander the cobblestone streets of the Patershol district and explore Friday Market Square, where battles, celebrations, feasts and festivities have taken place for centuries.

Details about this tour

Meet your guide at Brussels Central Station in the morning, hop aboard your air-conditioned coach and head off to the medieval town of Ghent to begin your tour. Well-known as the residence of the famous van Eyck brothers two Early Netherlandish painters active in Bruges in the 15th century Ghent is today widely considered among Belgiums most charming and beautiful cities. The blend of history, culture and tradition is captivating, and Ghent makes a wonderful day trip from the Belgian capital.
Follow your guide to the Castle of Gerald the Devil a 13th-century fortress and residence of nobles and knights and hear of its fascinating history from your guide. Discover top city attractions such as the Belfort bell tower, the intriguing Gothic and Renaissance town hall, St Nicholas Church and the Masons Guild House. Capture the city scenery on camera and feel free to ask any questions you may have on route.
Continue on to Saint Bavos Cathedral and marvel at
The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb, the van Eyck brothers famous painting. Wander the cobblestone streets and alleyways of the delightful Patershol district and marvel at the majestic Castle of the Counts of Flanders (Gravensteen). Soak up the atmosphere in the citys old fish market before heading on to Friday Market Square, the site of many battles, celebrations, fetes and festivities over the centuries.
When your guided city tour comes to an end, enjoy four hours of leisure time to shop for souvenirs, explore the city further, sit down to lunch (own expense), or simply sit and sip a coffee or Trappist beer at any of the citys welcoming bars and cafs.
When the time comes to leave Ghent behind, hop back aboard your coach for the journey back to Brussels where your tour will finish.

Inclusions

  • English speaking guide
  • City map
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
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Exclusions

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Museum entrance
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Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Wheelchair accessible

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers

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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Reviews

  • Annette F
    03-Jul-2019

    Marta was a very informative and knowledgeable guide. She was very professional and Made the walking tour an excellent experience. It would have been a perfect day except that the bus did not arrive at the advertised time to pick us up. It took nearly an hour to make an alternative arrangement to catch a train back to Brussels. Eventually Jesus was able to sort things out and we were able to return to Brussels with only a short delay.

  • samuelhm
    03-Jul-2019

    Beautiful place so picturesque loved it. Unfortunately if you are English speaking beware that this tour is Spanish owned and you are the minority and we (4) had to sit on a bus with several Spanish people who Sat at the front in the coolest part of bus while we had to sit at back in the heat (no air con) and listen to the other tour guide YELL down a microphone for at least half an hour non stop. Our poor tour guide did her best to accommodate us and kept apologising . Wouldn't recommend it to anyone who can't speak/understand Spanish. Apart from that we had a pleasant time once we arrived in Ghent.

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