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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

Flexible ticket: cancellable up to 24 hours before visit date (if selected)
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Starting time: Every 15-20 minutes
Duration: 40min
Live guide: Dutch, English, French, German
Smartphone tickets accepted

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Overview

Highlights

  • 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

Description

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.

Ticket

What's included

40-minute boat tour of historical Ghent
English, Dutch, German and French-speaking live guide

Amendment policy

  • Changes are possible for this ticket

Instructions

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

Venue

Opening hours

Sunday 10:30 - 18:30
Monday 10:30 - 18:30
Tuesday 10:30 - 18:30
Wednesday 10:30 - 18:30
Thursday 10:30 - 18:30
Friday 10:30 - 18:30
Saturday 10:30 - 18:30

How to get there

Gent-Watertoerist Boat Jetty
Graslei 6, 9000, Ghent
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Ratings & reviews

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T
Dec 28, 2019
Excellent
The tour guide was charismatic and funny. Lots of tidbits about Ghent that you wouldn't know about otherwise.
J
Oct 30, 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.
J
Aug 14, 2019
Excellent
Interesting, well-informed and very funny! I would recommend this on the first day of your trip, then visit the places you sail past on foot.

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