Explore the UNESCO World Heritage city of Ghent, one of the best preserved European medieval cities, and its beautiful historic center during a full-day trip from Brussels accompanied by a knowledgeable English-speaking guide.
Begin the full day-tour to Ghent by boarding a bus at Brussels Central Station at 8:30am. 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 center at around 6pm.
The best way to discover “Gent” is to book this full-day trip, since a return train ticket is 17€.
Guided Tour of Ghent without transport
If you prefer to get to Ghent on your own accord, you can also book our Guided Tour of Ghent. It departs from the centrally-located Kouter Square and only costs 15€.
|Adults||Children 2-8 years old||Children under 2|
Children 2-8 years old$ 17.5
Children under 2Free
The tour is exclusively in English.
Return transportation by coach.
English speaking guide.
Map of Ghent with local recommendations.
Discount card for attractions and restaurants.
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
If there are still places available, you can book until the previous day (local time in Brussels).
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.
No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).
How to book?
To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
Tour departs from Brussels Central Station at 8:30am.
Free! Free cancellation up to 3 days before the day of the activity.
If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.