Water activity

Ghent: Medieval Center Guided Boat Tour

Water activity

Ghent: Medieval Center Guided Boat Tour

From US$ 10.22 per person

Explore the medieval center of Ghent on a boat trip. Get an introduction to the city's main attractions and learn about its history from your professional guide.

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Duration 40 minutes
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Live tour guide
Dutch, French, English


  • Discover Ghent's breathtaking medieval harbor
  • Admire the towers of St Bavo's Cathedral, the Belfry, and St Nicholas Church
  • Take in the impressive Castle of the Counts
  • See hidden gems and highlights
  • Learn about the city's history
Full description
See the highlights and hidden pearls Ghent has to offer on a river cruise. Learn about the city's history from your local guide. Start in the beautiful medieval harbor of Ghent. Board the boat and meet your tour guide. Sail along the River Leie as you take in the sites of the city. Admire the three famous towers of Ghent: St Bavo's Cathedral, the Belfry of Ghent, and St Nicholas Church. See medieval churches and monasteries as you are taken back in time by your guide. Take in the Prinsenhof, the Princes' Court where Charles V of Spain was born. Marvel at majestic guildhalls and the medieval Gravensteen (Castle of the Counts) before heading back to dry land.
  • Boat trip
  • Guide
  • All taxes
    Not suitable for
    • Wheelchair users

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    Meeting point

    Meet at the green boathouse marked with red and white 'Hier tickets, boottrips' signs.

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Weather-appropriate clothing

    Not allowed

    • Pets (assistance dogs allowed)

    Know before you go

    • Your ticket is valid for one trip, you can choose when you wish to board the cruise
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.4 /5

    based on 167 reviews

    Review summary

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    We were only in Ghent a short time so we decided to take the boat to try and see more of the city in this time. Easy to find the ticket point, the boat gets quite busy so we had to sit at the front (which we liked as we got better photos!) guide was good- gave lots of information and spoke multiple languages! Nice way to spend 40 minutes. We found a nice bar on the boat that we didn’t know before- so as soon as the tour finished we went and found it! Nice end to our short trip in Ghent

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    March 25, 2023

    Het succes is sterk Weerd afhankelijk. Bij wijlen is de drukte op die waterwegen toch wel wat benauwelijk maar het is meer dobberen dan varen. Goedkoop (9 Euro) en vriendelijke bediening. Ietwat trage registratie of inschrijven en daarom aangeraden de ticketten op voorhand te hebben. Goede historische uitleg al kan het wat meer en misschien ook wat meer in het Engels. Maar het voornaamste was toch goed uitgelegd.

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    March 25, 2023

    La visite était sympa, mais le guide parlait plus en anglais et en néerlandais qu’en français. Je comprends qu’on était pas beaucoup à parler français ce jour-là , mais n’empêche que ça aurait bien d’avoir plus d’explications dans sa langue. Heureusement qu’on comprend aussi l’anglais, et que donc ça n’a pas été très grave

    March 25, 2023

    Product ID: 393651