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Ghent Day Trip
3,388 reviews | 27,189 travellers
Very interesting and recommended. Mark is a very experienced guide and it has been an enjoyable and fun tour thanks to his explanations
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Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the service starts
US$ 39.60
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the service starts
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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 Town Hall
Houses in Ghent
St Bavo’s Cathedral
Enjoying Ghent

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.

Important information

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.

To make the most of your day, why not combine your visit to Ghent with a trip to another city too? Take a look at our Ghent and Bruges Day Trip and our Day Trip to Antwerp and Ghent from Brussels.

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Adults 12-26 years old Children under 12
English-speaking tour
US$ 39.60
US$ 35

English-speaking tour

  • Adults

    US$ 39.60
  • 12-26 years old

    US$ 35
  • Children under 12


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Covid-19 Measures

All of our providers comply with recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19. Please check local restrictions before traveling.


9 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.


Return transportation by coach.

English speaking guide.

Map of Ghent with local recommendations.

Not included


When to book?

You can book up until 8 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.


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

No printing of documentation required.


Not permitted.

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.

  • 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$ 39.60
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the service starts


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

Tour departs from Brussels Central Station.