Belfry of Ghent

Belfry of Ghent: Our most recommended tours and activities

From Brussels: Ghent and Bruges Day Tour

1. From Brussels: Ghent and Bruges Day Tour

Discover 2 of Flanders’ most enchanting cities and follow your guide back in time on a day tour. Choose between a private and a shared option. Walk through both cities and see some of their most famous landmarks, including Saint-Bavo’s Cathedral of Ghent, Bruges' Old Town, and the Lake of Love. Ghent’s medieval architecture and vibrant atmosphere will impress you as you visit Saint-Bavo’s Cathedral, home to the famous Mystic Lamb painting (option), and pass by the Castle of the Counts of Flanders the picturesque medieval harbor Graslei and much more. In Bruges, you will enjoy the peaceful Lake of Love and the old beguinage. With your guide, discover the city and its cobbled streets on foot and you also have the option to enjoy a pleasant boat trip along the narrow canals.

Ghent: Guided City Food Tour with Food and Drink Tastings

2. Ghent: Guided City Food Tour with Food and Drink Tastings

Taste your way through Ghent on a guided food tour. Combine sightseeing with sampling local foods and learn about the city's culture from your guide. As you explore, visit important sights, like Saint Bavo's Cathedral, Saint Nicholas' Church, and more. Meet your guide in the historic center of Ghent and set out on your foodie walking tour. As you walk, learn about local culture and discover the city's most important landmarks. See the Korenmarkt, a historic square located between the Leie River and Saint Nicholas' Church. Wander along cobblestone streets and admire the intersecting canals that lend this historic town its character. You'll also have the opportunity to see important architectural highlights, including Saint Bavo's Cathedral and Saint Nicholas' Church, as well as Belfry Tower, the tallest tower in Belgium and a UNESCO World Heritage-listed site. Along the way, you'll make a total of 5 stops to savor the tastes of Ghent, sampling a food specialty or drink at each one. Every location has been carefully chosen, with an emphasis placed on small, locally owned businesses. Interact with the proprietors and hear their stories to gain insight into the city of Ghent and its people. Your tour comes to an end near the historic city center, the ideal spot to continue exploring on your own. 

Ghent: Discover Belgium's Beer World with a Young Local

3. Ghent: Discover Belgium's Beer World with a Young Local

Meet your guide in the center of Ghent and set off on your beer tasting adventure. Learn more about Belgium’s proud brewing traditions from your passionate guide as you walk to your first stop and discover the secrets behind its wide range of beers. As you make your way to the first bar, stop by your guide's favorite chocolate shop to taste some artisanal sweet treats. Discover how to pair chocolate and beer using different flavor combinations.  Your first stop will be at one of the city’s most popular bars. Here, sample your first beer, swap thoughts on the flavor and notes and soak up the convivial spirit as you chat to your group.  From here, move on to another lively beer haunt, loved by and known only to the locals. You will visit bars that range from trendy and modern to medieval and traditional, so there will be a bar to satisfy every age group. Over the course of the tour, sample a blend of bigger brands and craftwork brews, tasting a gutsy mix of malty, hoppy, fruity, reddish, and herby beers to sour and triple varieties. Finally, head to your last stop. Here, sample some delicious Trappist and Lambic beers, perfectly matched with Belgian chocolate and other local delicacies. Finish your tour in central Ghent, where your guide will leave you after giving you some recommendations on where to continue bar-hopping.

From Brussels: Ghent Discovery Full-Day Small Group Tour

4. From Brussels: Ghent Discovery Full-Day Small Group Tour

The tour begins with pickup from the meeting point in Brussels and heads out of the city towards Ghent where a day of adventure awaits. During the journey, listen to your passionate guide bring to life the rich-history of Ghent and the ancient capital of Flanders whilst soaking up scenic views of the countryside. Arrive in Ghent and stretch your legs with a guided tour of the city’s highlights including the churches of Saint Jacob, Saint Michael, and Saint Nicholas, as well as the Town Hall, the Cloth Hall, and the Old Harbor. Next, enjoy a guided tour of the cathedral where you can learn about the Adoration of the Lamb painting by the Van Eyck brothers. Later, discover the impressive Castle of the Count of Flanders, one of Europe’s most important medieval castles which was built in the late 12th century. Once you’ve worked up a bit of an appetite, head over to the medieval Great Butcher’s Hall where you can taste local Ganda Ham that has been cured amongst the great wooden rafters. The ham is salted and dried by local craftspeople following an age-old traditional recipe. Afterwards, enjoy an option set lunch in the heart of the city followed by free time to explore at your own pace. The highlight of the day is a scenic boat ride along the rivers of Ghent, providing a unique perspective of the city. At the end of an unforgettable day, sit back and relax on the return journey to Brussels.

From Bruges: Day Trip to Ghent

5. From Bruges: Day Trip to Ghent

Take a guided bus and walking tour from Bruges to the medieval city of Ghent. See the city's iconic sights, including St. Nicholas Church, the Municipal Bell Tower, and the Castle of the Counts of Flanders. Depart from Bruges on a bus and find yourself walking the streets of Ghent after a short ride. Take a trip back to medieval times as you stroll between canals and monuments. Cross St. Michael's Bridge to get to the stunning facades along the Graslei Pier. Visit St. Nicholas Church, the 14th-century Municipal Bell Tower, and St. Bavon's Cathedral. Admire the priceless artwork inside the cathedral. Continue from the cathedral and past the Town Hall, distinguished by its mix of several architectural styles. Arrive at the Castle of the Counts of Flanders, where you'll learn about its history and importance during the medieval period. Next, discover Vrijdagmarkt Square and take in the magic of Ghent as you walk through its canals. Enjoy some free time to explore on your own after your guided tour. Afterward, get transferred back to Bruges.

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What people are saying about Belfry of Ghent

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 1,154 reviews

This tour was AMAZING! Andrea was our tour guide and Giuseppe was our driver. The tour started whilst we were on the coach, en route to Ghent (our first stop). Andrea pointed out very interesting facts along the way. For example, explaining that Flanders is a very flat region of the country. Our time in Ghent was perfect. Andrea is very knowledgeable and made the walking tour engaging. For me, the amount of free time we had was ideal. Again, en route to Bruges Andrea provided more sightseeing nuggets. Our walking tour in Bruges was excellent. Lunch was lovely, and our free time was great. On the return trip to Brussels, Andrea continued to provide facts along the way. All in all, this was a day very well spent. This tour gets a ten out of ten from me! Thank you, Andrea and Jiuseppe, for helping to make my stay on Brussels an excellent one!

Great day trip! Our guide was knowledgeable and friendly, and the towns were stunning. If your staying in brussels I highly recommend

Great day trip, Ghent and Brugge are beautiful and if you have just one day to visit them, this is a great option.

Great one!! The hospitality of the team was good. Good way to explore Ghent, Bruges when short on time.

Great tour and great value to see what Belgium has to offer