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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.

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.

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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Price

Adults Children between 2 and 8 years old Children under 2 years old
English-speaking tour
US$ 36.90
US$ 18.50
Free

English-speaking tour

  • Adults

    US$ 36.90
  • Children between 2 and 8 years old

    US$ 18.50
  • Children under 2 years old

    Free

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Covid-19 Measures

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Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.

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Duration

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.

Included

Return transportation by coach.

English speaking guide.

Map of Ghent with local recommendations.

Not included

Meals.

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.

Accessibility

Not wheelchair accessible.

Sustainability

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

No printing of documentation required.

Pets

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 8 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.

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.
US$ 36.50

Meeting point

Tour departs from Brussels Central Station.