Day Trip to Antwerp and Ghent
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Day Trip to Antwerp and Ghent

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US$ 50.50
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Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the service starts
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On this day trip from Brussels you'll get to see two of the most beautiful cities in the Belgian region of Flanders: Antwerp and Ghent

Grote Markt in Antwerp
Steen Castle in Antwerp
Cathedral of Our Lady in Antwerp
Belfort in Ghent
St. Michael's Bridge
Gravensteen, the Castle of the Counts of Flanders.
Belfort

Day Trip to Antwerp and Ghent

We'll meet outside Brussels Central Station at 8:30 and set off on our bus ride towards the Flanders region, in the north of Belgium. Before leaving the capital we'll make a short stop to admire the famous Atomium, a fascinating structure built for the 1958 Brussels World Expo that is now a landmark of the country. Do you want to find out how it was built?!

Then we'll make our way to the historic centre of Antwerp. As we stroll through its beautiful monumental area on the banks of the River Scheldt we'll discover why the Spaniards called this city "the city of the sinjoren" (lords), and we'll be able to see some Hispanic legacy in the magnificent Antwerp City Hall, decorated with the coat of arms of Philip II. We'll also pass by other iconic places such as the popular Meir shopping street and Steen castle.

At the end of the guided tour of Antwerp, you'll have around an hour and a half of free time to have lunch and visit some more of the city's monuments. We recommend visiting the Cathedral of Our Lady, where you'll find a stunning collection of paintings by the Flemish Baroque artist Rubens.

At the arranged time, we'll meet up again and set off on the second part of our trip to Ghent, the birthplace of Charles V. On our walking tour through the old town of Ghent we'll pass by the historic centre made up of the Saint-Nicholas Church, Belfry, and Saint Bavo Cathedral. And let's not forget the beautiful Graslei: a picturesque quay on the banks of the River Lys, where we'll see traditional Flemish houses and architecture. 

The last stop will be at Gravensteen, the Castle of the Counts of Flanders. Here, you'll have an hour's free time to walk around the old town area. At the end of the day trip, we'll take you back to Brussels, arriving around 6:30 pm.

Other trips

If you'd prefer to visit these beautiful Flemish cities in greater depth, you can also book the Antwerp Day Trip or the Ghent Day Trip. Both tours start and end in Brussels.

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Price

Adults 12-26 years old Children under 12
English Language Tour
US$ 50.50
US$ 44.60
Free

English Language Tour

  • Adults

    US$ 50.50
  • 12-26 years old

    US$ 44.60
  • Children under 12

    Free

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Covid-19 Measures

All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19.

Duration

10 hours 30 minutes.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.

Included

Transport in an air conditioned bus.

English speaking guide specialising in Belgian history.

Maps of Antwerp and Ghent.

Not included

Lunch.

Tickets to monuments visited in your free time.

When to book?

You can book up until 2.5 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Type of voucher

Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.

Sustainability

All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code.

No printing of documentation required.

Pet-friendly?

Not permitted.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

  • Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?

    A - This activity requires a minimum of 15 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.

If you have any other questions please contact us.

US$ 50.50
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the service starts

Cancellations

Free! Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel 24 hours before the activity starts, we will refund you 50%. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.

Meeting point

Brussels Central Station