On this Ghent day trip from Brussels you'll see this stunning UNESCO World Heritage site, one of the best-preserved European medieval cities, and its beautiful historic centre accompanied by a knowledgeable English-speaking guide.
Ghent Day Trip
Begin the full day-tour to Ghent by boarding a bus at Brussels Central Station at 8:30 am. Ghent is Bruges’ biggest rival as the most fascinating destination in Belgium.
Upon arrival, follow your guide through the city center and marvel at the enormous Castle of Gerald the Devil (Geeraard de Duivelsteen), admire the world-famous painting “The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb” by the Van Eyck brothers housed in the Gothic-style St Bavo’s Cathedral and check out the 91-meter belfry (Belfort) and the Town Hall.
Afterwards, head to the oldest-standing buildings in Ghent: Saint Nicholas’ Church, the sixteenth century Masons’ Guild House, the small medieval Graslei port, the imposing Castle of the Counts of Flanders, the picturesque Patershol district and explore one of the city’s largest squares, the Friday Market Square.
Once you have a good idea of Ghent’s main landmarks, you will have approximately four hours to enjoy the city at your own leisure. You can enjoy a delicious traditional Belgian lunch by any of the city’s waterways and purchase souvenirs like Belgian chocolates.
Hop back on the bus to Brussels. You will get to the city centre at around 6 pm.
This full-day trip from Brussels is the best and most economic way to discover Ghent is to book, as a return train ticket alone is €17.
All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protection and safety, to help avoid the spread of Covid-19. Specifically, the provider of this tour will apply the following measures:
- A safe distance of one metre between clients will be maintained whenever possible.
- The use of masks is obligatory. The client must bring their own mask.
- All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear a mask throughout its duration.
- Handing out of printed material such as maps or brochures will be avoided.
- The transport used will be disinfected before and after each service and deep-cleaned every 24 hours.
|Adults||Children 2-7 years old||Children under 2|
Children 2-7 years oldUS$ 17
Children under 2Free
9 hours 30 minutes.
The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.
Return transportation by coach.
English speaking guide.
Map of Ghent with local recommendations.
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
Bookings are permitted up until 8 hours before the activity as long as there are still places.
We will send you a voucher that you can show on your phone to take part in the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - Is it possible to take a suitcase during the excursion and stay in Ghent?
A - Yes, but you should indicate so in the comments when making your reservation and remind the guide on the day of the tour.
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.
No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).
Tour departs from Brussels Central Station.