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Tickets for Guided Boat Tour through Historical Ghent

Sail around the city and get fun facts on Ghent's medieval past and buildings

Provider: Gent-Watertoerist

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Starting time: 11:00
Duration: 40mins
Live guide: Dutch, English, French, German
Smartphone tickets accepted

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What's included

40-minute boat tour of historical Ghent
English, Dutch, German and French-speaking live guide
  • Take a scenic boat trip with a guide in an open or covered boat, depending on the weather
  • Discover what Ghent was like in the Middle Ages and learn the history of the city's landmarks
  • See the housefronts of the Graslei, the meat-market, the Castle of Counts, and more

Leaving from one of Ghent's most beautiful sites, the Graslei, your 40-minute scenic boat trip along the Lys and the Lieve to the Rabot Towers will sail you off on a beautiful history lesson! See this Belgian university town from a whole new angle, rain or shine.

Did you know that in the Dark Ages, Ghent was the second largest city in Europe (outside of Italy)? Dive deep into the past without ever leaving the boat, thanks to your live guide - an enthusiastic local with plenty of stories in his or her pocket.

Who lived in the stunning houses of the Graslei, and what went on behind the craggy, steep walls of the Castle of Counts? What products were sold in the huge old marketplace?

Forget what you thought you knew about Ghent! By the end of this boat ride you'll see it all through new eyes.

Show your smartphone ticket at the box office and board the next available boat. There are departures every 15-20 minutes.

Sunday 11:00 - 16:00
Monday 11:00 - 16:00
Tuesday 11:00 - 16:00
Wednesday Closed
Thursday Closed
Friday 11:00 - 16:00
Saturday 11:00 - 16:00
  • Rescheduling is possible until 24 hours before your visit.

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Ellen,  United Kingdom United Kingdom
12 Sep 2022
Excellent
We spontaneously booked this boat trip as it was a beautiful sunny day in gorgeous Ghent. When we got on the boat and Christina was at the helm, we were just amazed by her funny, witty delivery in...
We spontaneously booked this boat trip as it was a beautiful sunny day in gorgeous Ghent. When we got on the boat and Christina was at the helm, we were just amazed by her funny, witty delivery in 4 different languages. It was fabulous and impressive. Totally recommend.
Guided Boat Tour through Historical Ghent
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Jennifer,  United States United States
30 Oct 2019
Good
I enjoyed the boat tour. I have liked a slightly longer tour but there was a decent amount of information about the surrounding buildings on the canal. There was lovely scenery for picture taking as well.
I enjoyed the boat tour. I have liked a slightly longer tour but there was a decent amount of information about the surrounding buildings on the canal. There was lovely scenery for picture taking as well.
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nelly,  Netherlands Netherlands
18 Jul 2019
Excellent
The tour was very good accommodating with use of various languages. I especially loved the sense of humor, super witty! Relaxing on the canal! Beautiful architecture and history.
Guided Boat Tour through Historical Ghent