Guided tour

Ghent: Guided City Food Tour with Food and Drink Tastings

Activity provider: Tours of Ghent

Ghent: Guided City Food Tour with Food and Drink Tastings

Activity provider: Tours of Ghent

From US$ 79.16 per person

Visit the medieval city of Ghent on a guided food tour. Sample local specialties while you explore the city's most popular landmarks, including Vrijdagmarkt and the old harbour at Graslei.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Delve into the local foodie culture on a guided walking tour of Ghent
  • Get to know the city and its people by visiting small businesses and eateries
  • Sample food and drinks loved by locals and get to try some Belgian classics
  • Visit a vibrant plant-based café and sample some of their amazing foods
  • Leave your tour with a deeper understanding of the local culture and cuisine
Full description

Taste your way through Ghent on a guided food tour. Combine sightseeing with sampling local foods and learn about the city's culture from your guide. As you explore, see important icons such as the three medieval towers of Ghent: Saint Bavo Cathedral, Saint Nicholas' Church and the Belfry. The Belfry Tower is the tallest of its kind in Belgium and a UNESCO World Heritage-listed site. Make sure to take some photos of these picture perfect sights.

Meet your guide in the historic center of Ghent and set out on your foodie walking tour. As you walk, learn about local culture, discover the city's most important landmarks and find out why Ghent became famous for its street art.

See Korenmarkt, a historic square located between the Old Harbour and Saint Nicholas' Church. Wander along cobblestone streets and admire the intersecting rivers that lend this historic town its character and name.

You will also have the opportunity to see important architectural highlights, including the Ghent City Hall (stadhuis) and City Pavilion (Stadshal).

Along the way, you'll make a total of 5 stops to savour the tastes of Ghent, sampling a food specialty or drink at each one.

Every location has been carefully chosen, with an emphasis placed on small, locally owned businesses. Interact with the proprietors and hear their stories to gain insight into the city of Ghent and its people.

Your tour comes to an end near the historic city center, the ideal spot to continue exploring on your own. 

Includes
  • 5 food & drink tasters in independent eateries and shops
  • Local guide
  • Walking tour with sightseeing of Ghent's top sights and hidden gems
  • Transport to the meeting place & from the end stop
  • Gratuities for your guide
  • Additional food and drinks that are not part of the tour
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with a cold
  • People with low level of fitness

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at the Jacob Van Artevelde statue in Vrijdagmarkt square. It is the big statue in the center of the square. You can take tram nr 1 and hop off at Korenmarkt. From there it is just a 7 mins walk. Please check for roadwork updates, as tram nr 4 might replace tram nr 1.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Water
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Not allowed

  • Smoking
  • Video recording
  • Audio recording

Know before you go

  • * Please book minimum 24 hours in advance, so we can inform the partners we work with well in advance (the cut-off time on the site says 10 hours, but this is not possible for this tasting tour, and we cannot change this).
  • * Vegetarian options available
  • * Additional drinks can be purchased at own expense
  • * You need to be able to walk 3-5 kilometres at a gentle pace (for some stops you will sit down, for others you will stand)
  • * Children are welcome (do contact us in advance)
  • * This product operates rain or shine
  • * The tour is 2.5 hours and can run over time. Therefore, do not book an event or a meal immediately after
  • * If you are running late, please let us know as soon as possible. If there are other guests, the guide will wait 5 mins and then start the tour. You are welcome to join at a later point, but there will be no refund for missed tasters. If no other guests are participating, your guide will wait for 15 mins. After that, the tour will be cancelled and no refund will be given.
Customer reviews

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We had a wonderful time with our guide Sophie. It's a great way to explore this beautiful city. I recommend this activity.

October 30, 2022

The tour guide was very informative and friendly , food was very good and unique.

October 6, 2022

Great culture mix. You get classic information about important buildings and about Ghent itself. But also lots of up-to-date information about life in Ghent. Ambitions and plans of the city. Great local guide. And of course good food.

September 16, 2022

Product ID: 365440